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President spits on kneeling prisoner


Why did the president spit in the face of the kneeling Prisoner? What did he do? What is the story on this issue?

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The Prisoner was a Senator who sought to destroy the President. He practically accused the President of being a dictator. The Russians sought to create political chaos in the US thereby disrupting the President's Administration. The Senator told the Russians that Saul and Carrie were seeking to exfiltrate Simone Martin, effectively that is treason. You can forgive the President for not being full of kindness.

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Lol, did you just randomly hit that scene when channel surfing? The guy was the Useful Idiot, plus he was a weasel to her and had it coming.

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What's the point of watching Homeland without following the whole story? Or do you not recognize faces of something?

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I liked it, it painted her as a kinda evil person who likes power, which made her a more interesting character to me; also the caressing of the oval office table characterized her to me of liking power - this made it more suspenseful what she will say in the impromptu last speech, and it made it more surprising to me. And i liked the drive around the monuments beforehand.

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That wasn't my take on her character at all.

"Evil"? Come on now.

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You are right, evil is an exaggeration.
But for me it was like showing a flaw in her character more, being a bit hateful, not forgiving - just a *tiny* bit of 'evil cruel dictator' - instead of a hero-like character that is always doing the right thing.

How did you perceive her?

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