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Trump's Biggest Whoppers

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21 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Elizabeth Drew Retweeted PoliticsVideoChannel

What gets me every time I see that clip of Trump pushing the head of Montenegro out of his way at the last NATO summit is how he preened afterward.

The BBC showed this clip to Trump supporters in the deep south one year on and asked them what they thought about it.  All said they were proud of the president because of the way he shoved that man aside.   Trump was just taking his rightful place as the most important person at the front of the line.  What the supporters don't get and probably don't care about is this sort of thing is seen as the quintessential ugly American abroad.

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24 minutes ago, jakeem said:

"Germany is totally controlled by Russia":

Pres. Trump issues blistering attacks on Germany at NATO breakfast. https://abcn.ws/2N77sqa 

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Trump erroneously uses a pre-Crimea invasion Germany/Russia deal and fake facts to accuse Germany of a sort of 'collusion' with Russia.  Why?  To throw his accusers off the scent before he meets with Putin.  This is a common Trump strategy. Erroneously accuse others of what he is guilty of himself.

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And we're off. Within minutes of his first event of the day, President Trump is going off about defense spending, singling out Germany and claiming they are totally controlled by Russia. John Kelly looks around the room and takes a long drink of water.

Trump is arguing that Germany is controlled by Russia because of the gas pipeline.

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The contrast between US military in Thailand grateful for the miracle of int’l cooperation and 45 scoffing at fellow NATO members couldn’t be more pronounced.

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Michael Del Moro Retweeted NBC News

I wonder if the President starts off his summit next week with Vladimir Putin similarly, with a public excoriation of the Russian leader for meddling in the US election and annexing Crimea.

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1) U.S. intelligence agencies and the GOP-run Senate intelligence committee all say Russia interfered and sought to tip 2016 election in Trump's favor

2) Trump continues to praise Putin

3) hasn't done anything about its meddling - he thus enables Putin

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FINALLY, Senate will push back on the President’s abuse of Section 232 to impose tariffs. We will vote Wednesday on a “Motion to Instruct,” a first step toward reasserting Congress’s constitutional role on tariffs.

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From Bloomberg.  I guess this means tariffs on Donald and Ivanka's Chinese imports too .... NOT!

U.S. FANS TRADE WAR WITH CHINA 

The Trump administration is threatening to impose tariffs on another US$200 billion worth of imports from China. It shouldn't come as a surprise. The White House had threatened to do so if China retaliated against the tariffs that came into effect on July 6, which it did. There's still a lengthy review process before new tariffs take effect, but investors aren't waiting to see how that plays out. European and Asian stocks are down across the board and futures are pointing to a sharp drop at the start of trading in New York.

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WH pool report on Trump's arrival for breakfast with NATO Sec Gen'l Jens Stoltenberg: "After shaking hands, Trump remarked that the Secretary General likes him. 'He may be the only one, but that’s ok with me.'”

Trump's talking about US allies.

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32 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

From Bloomberg.  I guess this means tariffs on Donald and Ivanka's Chinese imports too .... NOT!

U.S. FANS TRADE WAR WITH CHINA 

The Trump administration is threatening to impose tariffs on another US$200 billion worth of imports from China. It shouldn't come as a surprise. The White House had threatened to do so if China retaliated against the tariffs that came into effect on July 6, which it did. There's still a lengthy review process before new tariffs take effect, but investors aren't waiting to see how that plays out. European and Asian stocks are down across the board and futures are pointing to a sharp drop at the start of trading in New York.

Bogie56, this guy is an idiot. He has no comprehension of global economics, nor do the sycophants with which he surrounds himself. I am frustrated by the press. This is an important topic. Last night CNN and MSNBC are still talking about Russia. Fox is salivating over the Supreme Court. I had to go to "Asia Squawk Box" to get any talk about how this might all play out. For one thing China can just weaken their currency. Another thing they are doing is carving out sweetheart deals to European businesses who are also being hammered by Trump. This round of Trump's tariff war will hit electronics and other consumer goods. Americans will find themselves paying higher prices or having no access to some products at all because we simply do not make those items here anymore. Lost jobs, higher prices, lack of availability of some products, maybe even life saving medical equipment and supplies.

Vlad sure struck gold when he backed this guy for prez.

HRC would have the fed make certain adjustments, fix the TPP as much as she could to exclude China unless certain conditions were met, and then JOIN that TPP. But you know - email servers, deplorables, Benghazi, that little blue dress from twenty years ago, so, of course MAGA. Womp womp???

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Paula White: "Jesus did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years. But it was not illegal. If He had broken the law then He would have been sinful and He would not have been our Messiah."

https://www.christianpost.com/news/paula-white-theres-difference-between-jesus-as-refugee-those-who-enter-the-us-illegally-225900/

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James Martin, SJ Retweeted The Christian Post

No. Jesus "broke the laws," both religious and civic, several times, which is one of the reasons he was crucified. He healed on the Sabbath, permitted his disciples to pluck grain, had contact with the unclean, and so on. Plus, he was indeed a refugee: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/12/27/were-jesus-mary-and-joseph-refugees-yes 

Why did Jesus "break the laws"? Because he understood that there are higher laws. Jesus always followed the Father's laws, even when it brought him into conflict with the authorities. And what is God's law? Jesus told us plainly: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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4 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Paula White: "Jesus did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years. But it was not illegal. If He had broken the law then He would have been sinful and He would not have been our Messiah."

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He was taken there by his parents as an infant, seeking safety from those who would kill him. So Jesus is the original Dreamer.

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