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China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump!

Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback!

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LOL!
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Old 10.06.2017, 10:48
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Usual White House chaos!

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Donald Trump has accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism at the highest levels, in an extraordinary escalation of the diplomatic row with one America’s most important military partners in the Middle East.

Speaking in the White House rose garden on Friday, Trump said he had decided “the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding … and its extremist ideology.”
And contrariwise

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But Trump’s tone struck a marked contrast with comments by the US secretary of state, who just an hour earlier urged Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain to ease their blockade of Qatar.

In a brief statement to reporters, Rex Tillerson said that the blockade was hampering US military efforts against Islamic State and causing unintended humanitarian consequences.

More than 11,000 US and coalition forces are at al-Udeid air base outside Doha, Qatar which is the centre for US air operations over Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Something interesting: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...american-dream
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Old 11.06.2017, 11:07
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Comey has screwed up bigly!

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Comey has screwed up bigly!

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In what way?
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Old 11.06.2017, 15:39
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming.

The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time.

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Strange decision if true but nevertheless a welcome decision

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Cancellation of President Trump's State Visit is welcome, especially after his attack on London's mayor & withdrawal from #ParisClimateDeal.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Not strange at all. He likes people fawning over him and that's not going to happen in the UK. I expect the Queen is happy she won't have to welcome the buffoon for the foreseeable future.
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He's just scared of terrorists. Bless his cotton socks!
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The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time.
Let's hope he makes this an official policy. Most countries have a full complement of indigenous twats, wandering twats aren't what they need.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Supposedly fake news.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40241220

We'll see I guess.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Can we not just send him a note along the lines of...

"Dear Donald,
The weather looks a bit dodgy for when you were supposed to come over...definitely not 'hairstyle friendly'...and Betty doesn't know if she'll be home or not. Plus we can't guarantee that the natives won't be showing their backsides to you the full length of The Mall. Also, as you might have read, we're not 100% of who will be meeting you. Just to be on the safe side, in case it's the other guy...are you ok with hummus and quinoa?

Do you want to take a rain check on this? We'll fully understand.

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In what way?
Watch his testimony.

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Watch his testimony.

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Sadly, I'm inclined to agree with you.
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Supposedly fake news.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40241220

We'll see I guess.
Such meetings are too big to fail.

It'd cause a great deal of embarrassment for both sides so it'll happen anyway.

They can just block protesters.
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They can just block protesters.
...and not introduce him to the Mayor of London or the leader of the opposition. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that encounter.
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Watch his testimony.

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I'm intrigued Tom. I watched all Comey's testimony on Thursday. If there was any on Friday, I didn't see that.

What makes you say he's screwed up?
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I'm intrigued Tom. I watched all Comey's testimony on Thursday. If there was any on Friday, I didn't see that.

What makes you say he's screwed up?
He'll be hung, drawn, and quartered for passing stuff on to the press, and his "failure" to say "Mr President, I can't do that, and it is wholly inappropriate that you ask, or expect me to." will be the "talking points".

Watch, he'll be spun to look like a coward and un-American, I wouldn't be surprised if there were calls for a different vetting procedure for the head of the FBI, to prevent such a terrible threat to the American way ever reaching that office again. J. Edgar Hoover may even be mentioned, but would make the cartoon more difficult to grasp.

Whatever his testimony in the closed session(s), that won't reach the public, and Trump's battlefront is always the public domain. It's not "infotainment" it's "twit-tainment". Trump will turn it into a Disney animated short, with him wearing his rubber boots, draining the swamp, and making America great again.

Remember back to the era of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". Trump turned being a boor and a twat into an advertising campaign. He's still doing the same thing.
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He'll be hung, drawn, and quartered for passing stuff on to the press. His "failure" to say "Mr President, I can't do that, and it is wholly inappropriate that you ask, or expect me to."

Watch, he'll be spun to look like a coward and un-American, I wouldn't be surprised if there were calls for a different vetting procedure for the head of the FBI to prevent such a terrible threat to the American way ever reaching that office.

Whatever his testimony in the closed session(s), that won't reach the public, and Trump's battlefront is always the public domain. It's not "infotainment" it's "twit-tainment". Trump will turn it into a Disney animated short, with him wearing his rubber boots, draining the swamp, and making America great again.

Remember back to the era of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". Trump turned being a boor and a twat into an advertising campaign. He's still doing the same thing.
When Comey passed stuff to the Press he was a private citizen so First Amendment applies.
If they want to claim that he revealed Presidential privilege then they have to admit Comey was telling the truth?

Certainly Trump can spin this but there is a remarkable lack of support by Republican lawmakers for this approach; so far Trump's support consists of his family and some dubious "friends".

If Trump was sensible he would keep quiet about Comey and let it all fade away.

We also have the unedifying spectacle of Trump's lawyer hinting Trump will now fire the Special Counsel, Mueller.

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He'll be hung, drawn, and quartered for passing stuff on to the press, and his "failure" to say "Mr President, I can't do that, and it is wholly inappropriate that you ask, or expect me to." will be the "talking points".
I'm with you on the second point, but that could be put down to a temporary lapse of quick wittedness. Perhaps he was genuinely stunned at what was being asked of him and didn't have the correct response to mind.

On the first point, non-classified information being passed to the media through a third party legal expert, and only when the author, who was now a private person, came under social media attack from the President? Hmmm... I think a lot of that will depend on whether they buy that he was protecting the reputation of the FBI and not just watching his own back.

The point that wrangles with me is the private dinner. I'd have walked straight out the moment I realised it was just the two of us. That's when Comey should have really hammered home what is appropriate behaviour.

Bring on Jeff Sessions testimony. My intuition is saying Sessions is the one who'll slip up.
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