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Trump Mood Meter

Thanks to TheKing’sNecktie, I discovered there is a Trump Mood Meter in existence, to determine, that is, the leader’s, former President’s mood. This is presumably, tongue-in- cheek.

However, I am confused as to its authenticity. It claims to guard against stock market volatility, by predicting the mood of Donald Trump. If folk voted for the Don, I am guessing they may believe the Mood Meter when buying or selling stocks? In the Trump – Covid era, anything is possible.

N.B. The meter predicts his mood based on Trump’s tweets for the last 24 hours.

Interesting that if it is not swinging towards cheerful, the meter will read as raging! Two polar extremes, like the man himself. This meter might become more interesting as we get closer to Trump leaving the Whitehouse, by force, or by his own volition.

Photo by Priya Karkare on Pexels.com

It may just be the angle of this photo, from Pexels, but, weirdly, I see a silhouette of the barrel of a gun in the external shape of this building. But that’s just me, I suppose.

Something to Ponder About

72 thoughts on “Trump Mood Meter”

  1. I actually see a bone spur when I view that building. I also view the Trump-meter as reactionary and hostile. In that realm people react to whatever comes before them, with the response generally hostile in nature. In other words, it’s purely emotional and without much thought beforehand.

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    1. Reactive – it definitely is, Alejandro. And you make a very sound point. We all need people to think carefully, not to just shoot from the hip, so to speak, with mouths or guns. I was amazed that such a thing exists and I guess it could be potentially dangerous, inciting some unstable folk.
      Trump tower a bone spur? I will have to take another look.

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      1. Several years ago a colleague told me she’d say whatever came to mind and deal with the repercussions later. I responded that she eventually would regret that; that she’d say the wrong thing and not be able to “deal” with it later because her words would be too grave. I proved myself correct on more than a few occasions afterward.

        I’ve always found that, if I speak without thinking, I usually regret it. I wish many of our elected officials were as judicious as that.

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          1. As a Mainer and United States citizen, words continue to fail me. How is it that someone like Trump exerts such a pull on so many people? I am trying to understand, but it is not easy. That hideous building you featured is an apt reflection of Trump.

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            1. It is interesting that most people take a dislike to that building Laurie and even stranger that people do not see the much lampooned figure that most of us see in the ex-President.
              As a complete outsider tothe US on the other side of the world, my viewpoint is mostly irrelevant but I do think a lot of the support for Trump is based on fear and a lack of individual self control.
              The climate of political correctness has not yet been cemented into the psyche of folks and certain folks may have struggled with holding back their real feelings – ie self control. Trump says and does what he likes, with no holds barred. Some people see this as freedom. The freedom to say what you really think. When they are fearful of the future, they might say and do hurtful things but if they are surrounded by others who feel the same, these folks then subsconsciously interpret this as support. Confirmation of the right way to act, to think and to feel. The herd mentality. This and the constant media flurry around anything Trump says or does confirms the constant attention to behaving this way.
              Trump supporters to me are the passionate ones, the fearful ones and the ones who are looking for freedom in the wrong place. Am I way off in making that assumption, Laurie?

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              1. No, you are way off. Right on the piton, as my mother would have said. Also, add racism to the mix and what an ugly brew you have. And then throw in inadequate social services. What a mess. Feels like we are a country in decline.

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            2. I think people like Hitler and Stalin had the same impact on people in their circles. In times of crises (or perceived crises), people naturally gravitate to strong personalities. Many of our elected officials bear such personas, which can be a positive thing, if they have good intentions. Obviously, Hitler and Stalin didn’t, and the world suffered because of their personal dogmas. But the world also suffered because so many people allowed themselves to become entranced with those nefarious individuals. It’s how and why cult leaders can get away with their shenanigans for so long. By the time they’re revealed for the scoundrels they truly are, it’s almost always too late.

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              1. It is known as the Charismatic principle in Modern History lessons in Australian schools, Alejandro. It recurs throughout history as you mentioned. Shame that it has such dire consequences.

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          2. But therein lies the crux of the problem, Amanda. They’re too self-absorbed to understand the impact of what they say might have on others or a particular situation. Eventually, though, they will say the wrong thing and end up regretting it more than anything else they’ve ever done. I’ve seen that happen on more than a few occasions throughout my life. It’s always a pleasure to watch them wallow in their own mud bath.

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              1. He is so pathologically narcissistic he won’t be able to cease venting his trite anger. His small circle of like-minded enablers, plus his millions of brain-washed followers, only encourage him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he fails to show up at Biden’s inauguration.

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  2. I have just talked to a number of people in South Australia. Because of a service mishap in a quarantine hotel and the subsequent passing of the damn virus to 22 people at last count, South Australia will enter fairly severe but hopefully brief lockdown as of tonight. Thanks to the logical and knowledgeable ‘mood’ of those in charge may we hope for a good outcome however difficult the journey may be for those experiencing limitations to their lifestyles. At the same time I look at the unbelievable horror of what still happens to be ‘Trump’s America’ and I shudder as I am certain all of us here do. “Mood Meter’ for a very sick and totally self-absorbed entity just now ? Methinks we know what it must be as he is totally incapable of understanding the tragedy of his own people or seeing the necessity of any steps so needed . . . no lockdowns necessary in his domain . . . all’s well with the world . . . so, my apologies, but is any possible Trump Meter not just the sickest ‘joke’ in the whole wide world . . . ?

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  3. I consider the way the US haas built its legal system to be incomprehensible. People can sue with impunity, wasting hundreds of hours of courts/processes; and yet one fat blonde can’t be removed from her job for refusing to do it.

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      1. Siiiiiiiiii ! Justice is a word of dubious connotation in the US of A at this time. I mean, how could it not be under the administration of Bill Barr ??!

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  4. That building looks like a Freudian nightmare (comically overcompensating phallus), combined with a Lennie Riefenstahl Nazi pageant. Come to think of it, this accurately describes Trump, regardless of his moods.

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  5. I think the meter is rather pathetic. It shows two things that are perverted. One is how far from investment the stock market has strayed. One guy having a temper tantrum doesn’t actually effect the underlying value of a business, and, if we were investing not speculating it wouldn’t. The other is how much people are creating the monster by making the meter they validate and normalize the temper tantrums by giving them attention.

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    1. I so agree with you on the crazy notion of how much a mood meter or even Trump’s mood themselves, might have on the stock market. I am not part of that industry, so I don’t know how volatile or flippant the stock market world is in regard to powerful political figures and their vagaries. I would hope that the market is much more concerned over more serious values and indicators when making investments. I can only assume and hope the Mood meter was a joke. MIght it affect a speculative investor?

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      1. Because of the rise of e-trading and exchange traded funds (which are buckets of stocks, so you are not investing in a particular business that you research and understand but are more betting on the market as a whole will go up) the lack of interest for bank deposits a lot of folks are putting money into the markets without having a sense of investing. Some of the current incumbent’s arbitrary actions, like arbitrary trade war actions, especially those that are not logically linked to a strategy, do affect potential future value of some industries. The markets have generally been way more volatile since he took office.

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        1. That is so interesting, Xingu Mama and I thank you for that insight. It certainly could have major ramifications especially for smaller countries like Australia. I assume there has then been more nail-biting in the stock market world of late. It is testament that the system has held together over the last four years. Even through the GFC and Covid. Mind you, I am only speaking of how Australia has fared in this respect.

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  6. Let’s hope this madness stops soon. If only the media wouldn’t give Trump so much attention. They are partly to blame for his success, no matter how you look at this. We should all focus on what Biden is doing and planning and ignore the other guy!

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  7. I am hopeful that our new president will bring some common sense to this whole madness. The stress of Covid is bad enough, but to have a dysfunctional child in the white house who is not lifting a finger to do anything but stroke his own sick ego, makes everything that much worse. The mood is dismal, no matter what meter you consult, but this too shall pass.

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    1. I like your philosophical approach, Dorothy. This too shall pass is similar to a Norwegian saying that comforts me in times of distress. Is it a saying you learnt as a child? As regards the President – bring on a new era! It has been a hell of a year.

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    1. Now that is a great way to look at it. He is so extreme in his behaviour, it is highlighting all the negative traits rolled into one and could well be a model of how not to be. Egotistical, self-centred, ignorant, impulsive, a sore loser, recalcitrant, immodest etc etc. No one wants to be like that, Appeltjie. Perhaps the pendulum will return to the middle path soon?

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  8. I remember being in NYC and seeing the Trump Tower. I snarled at it then, as I would now. As for The Donald’s mood, I had no idea such a meter existed and will be happy when it is no more. As in his influence is over. As in better times.

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    1. It would be so weird to see something like this for our own political leaders Then again, we have such a strong Tall Poppy Syndome operating surreptitiously here that I doubt anyone like Trump could succeed. (Although we have had right wing nutters in the wings).
      Trump has almost become a caricature of his own self, and things like spoof videos and (I hope) tongue-in-cheek mood meters have made great material for comedians.
      It would be totally hilarious if he didn’t hold the position of powerand influence over a large population. All I can say, now, is no wonder Kim Jong wanted to meet him. It speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

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  9. Looks like you have stirred up quite the conversation here. I pay little attention to any of it and fully agree with Alejandro. I also give the toddler very few of my neurons. I have bigger fish to fry. 🙂

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      1. No but some of my stuff automatically go to twitter. 1x a week blog, 1x a day facebook photo and instagram when I remember.. 😉 But when I say tweets i just mean posts, tweets, everything.. He certainly bought out the worst in people. Some people I know got really agro, nasty..

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          1. Ever meet someone who seems to cause trouble just for the hell of it? I feel Trump is like that. Then again, he has that autocratic personality, in part, because he was raised in a gilded bubble by a father with racist and sexist beliefs. But Trump has tried to run this country like he ran his businesses: dictatorial and without mercy, demanding unfettered loyalty from everyone around him. That may be how one operates a global real estate firm, but it’s not how a nation functions.

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            1. Exactly, Alejandro. One cannot run an accountable government like a Real estate business. Interestingly, we said the same about our own mini version of Trump. That politician became a hated man too, and he was swiftly thrown out by the electorate at the next election and disappeared from the political scene. I hope Trump and his family does too.

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