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"My Administration is Running Like A Fine-Tuned Machine"....


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#1 mr6666

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

Schooling Trump on NATO.........

 

"Saturday morning, President Trump picked up his phone and criticized “fake news” reports about his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and doubled down on his claim during the campaign that Germany should have to pay more to the U.S. and NATO to reimburse the “vast sums” of money spent on Germany’s national security. Ivo Daalder, who is the former U.S. ambassador to NATO, smacked down Trump’s argument in front of the entire internet.

 

In his own Twitter tirade, Daalder explained the basics of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to the 45th President of the United States, including the fact that Germany doesn’t owe the U.S. or NATO a penny, as both the U.S. and Germany have both committed to spending a certain percentage of their national GDP on protecting all of the countries who are members of NATO....

 

see entire: http://resistancerep...educates-trump/

 

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#2 Bogie56

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

It's a shame there can't be more German reporters at future press conferences to ask Trump the pointed questions he doesn't want to hear.

 

Amazing that Trump and his spokespeople (in this case, Sean Spicer) repeat wiretap "information" gained from Fox News, rather than his own intel agencies. And, should the news turn out to be false, refer his questioners back to Fox News! "Not my fault, man!"

 

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Donald Trump, The Buck Doesn't Stop Here President

 

He cannot take one scintilla of criticism.  He sure can dish it out though.  He has been and still is merciless when it comes to Obama. He's so vain he cannot understand the role of President.



#3 TomJH

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:54 AM

The report I saw had the White House clarify that they DID NOT apologize to Great Britain.  And in fact Trump doubled down on the wire tapping claim by saying that he and Merkel had something in common.  I believe at the moment Trump is not accepting the word out of GB that they did not tap him.

It was unethical for the U.S. Intelligence to tap Merkel but not illegal as she is a foreign national.

 

It's a shame there can't be more German reporters at future press conferences to ask Trump the pointed questions he doesn't want to hear.

 

Amazing that Trump and his spokespeople (in this case, Sean Spicer) repeat wiretap "information" gained from Fox News, rather than his own intel agencies. And, should the news turn out to be false, refer his questioners back to Fox News! "Not my fault, man!"

 

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#4 Bogie56

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:14 AM

EXCEPT FOR........

 

"Trump Administration Formally Apologizes to Britain for False Wiretapping Accusation-

 

http://www.politicus...accusation.html

 

:blink:

 

The report I saw had the White House clarify that they DID NOT apologize to Great Britain.  And in fact Trump doubled down on the wire tapping claim by saying that he and Merkel had something in common.  I believe at the moment Trump is not accepting the word out of GB that they did not tap him.

It was unethical for the U.S. Intelligence to tap Merkel but not illegal as she is a foreign national.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

EXCEPT FOR........

 

"Trump Administration Formally Apologizes to Britain for False Wiretapping Accusation-

 

http://www.politicus...accusation.html

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:30 AM

Donald Trump’s Worst Deal- "The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.....

 

A former top official in Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Tourism says that, when he learned of the Trump hotel project, he asked himself, “Why would someone put a luxury hotel there? Nobody who can afford to stay there would want to be in that neighborhood.”......

 

“You can’t go into business deals in Azerbaijan assuming that you are immune from the F.C.P.A.” She added, “Nor can you escape liability by looking the other way. The entire Baku deal is a giant red flag—the direct involvement of foreign government officials and their relatives in Azerbaijan with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Corruption warning signs are rarely more obvious.”.....

 

“The Trump Organization’s Baku project shows the lack of ‘extreme vetting’ Mr. Trump applied to his own business dealings in corruption-plagued regimes around the globe. . . . Congress—and the Trump Administration itself—has a duty to examine whether the President or his family is exposed to terrorist financing, sanctions, money laundering, and other imprudent associations through their business holdings and connections.”....

 

http://www.newyorker...umps-worst-deal

 

 

 

If one wants a honeymoon that's off the beaten path, destination Azerbaijan may be the ticket. :blink: 

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:53 AM

‘He was in business with the cartoon caricature of corruption’: Maddow breaks down Trump-Azerbaijan report-

 

http://www.rawstory....rbaijan-report/

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:50 AM

Donald Trump’s Worst Deal- "The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.....

 

A former top official in Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Tourism says that, when he learned of the Trump hotel project, he asked himself, “Why would someone put a luxury hotel there? Nobody who can afford to stay there would want to be in that neighborhood.”......

 

“You can’t go into business deals in Azerbaijan assuming that you are immune from the F.C.P.A.” She added, “Nor can you escape liability by looking the other way. The entire Baku deal is a giant red flag—the direct involvement of foreign government officials and their relatives in Azerbaijan with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Corruption warning signs are rarely more obvious.”.....

 

“The Trump Organization’s Baku project shows the lack of ‘extreme vetting’ Mr. Trump applied to his own business dealings in corruption-plagued regimes around the globe. . . . Congress—and the Trump Administration itself—has a duty to examine whether the President or his family is exposed to terrorist financing, sanctions, money laundering, and other imprudent associations through their business holdings and connections.”....

 

http://www.newyorker...umps-worst-deal

 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

 

A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria's civil war started in 2011.

 

https://apnews.com/3...r&utm_medium=AP

 

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These analysts better update their resumes, and fast.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

 

A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria's civil war started in 2011.

 

https://apnews.com/3...r&utm_medium=AP

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:56 PM

LOL. Just like you would treat a child...........or train a dog??


Or that other nutcase ruler, King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

He will become more legendary with time.


I think the word we're looking for here is Infamous.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

200 years from now, he will be known to all schoolchildren as the "laughingstock of the world".

 

 

Isnt he already????


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:55 PM

He will become more legendary with time.

 

 

LOL. In the Tricky Dick category...........



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

200 years?  How about 200 days?

He will become more legendary with time.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

200 years from now, he will be known to all schoolchildren as the "laughingstock of the world".

 

200 years?  How about 200 days?


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

They should hire nipkowdisc to march behind him banging coconut shells together and singing his praises all day long ...

 

He was not in the least bit scared

To be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out
And his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled
Brave Sir Donald

 

Brave Sir Donald ran away
Bravely ran away away
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Sir Donald turned about
And gallantly he chickened out

 

200 years from now, he will be known to all schoolchildren as the "laughingstock of the world".



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:26 AM

"Trump’s staff have been creating fake stories praising the president, leaking them to conservative outlets like Breitbart and InfoWars, then presenting them to the President in hopes that the positive coverage would cheer him up and head off a Twitter storm.

 

The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise. And when no such praise was to be found, staff would turn to friendly outlets to drum some up — and make sure it made its way to Trump’s desk....

 

http://occupydemocra...itter-tantrums/

 

:lol:

 

They should hire nipkowdisc to march behind him banging coconut shells together and singing his praises all day long ...

 

He was not in the least bit scared

To be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out
And his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled
Brave Sir Donald

 

Brave Sir Donald ran away
Bravely ran away away
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Sir Donald turned about
And gallantly he chickened out

 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:11 AM

"Trump’s staff have been creating fake stories praising the president, leaking them to conservative outlets like Breitbart and InfoWars, then presenting them to the President in hopes that the positive coverage would cheer him up and head off a Twitter storm.

 

The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise. And when no such praise was to be found, staff would turn to friendly outlets to drum some up — and make sure it made its way to Trump’s desk....

 

http://occupydemocra...itter-tantrums/

 

:lol:

 

 

LOL. Just like you would treat a child...........or train a dog??


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

"Trump’s staff have been creating fake stories praising the president, leaking them to conservative outlets like Breitbart and InfoWars, then presenting them to the President in hopes that the positive coverage would cheer him up and head off a Twitter storm.

 

The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise. And when no such praise was to be found, staff would turn to friendly outlets to drum some up — and make sure it made its way to Trump’s desk....

 

http://occupydemocra...itter-tantrums/

 

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