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Old 23.01.2018, 09:52
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump has announced a 30% tariff on imported solar panels.

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Some organisations claim the solar industry employs more people than coal mining.

Likely the World Trade Organisation will strike down these tariffs but that will take a long time

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Melania will no longer join Trump on trip to WEF Davos.

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Melanie Trump hasn’t made a public statement since The Wall Street Journal reported adult film star Stormy Daniels allegations.
Clinton was the last US President to attend the WEF, Hillary was there as First Lady and gave a speech on Feb 2, 1998.
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Old 23.01.2018, 10:49
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Now the Govt. shutdown is over the WH announced Trump will visit Davos. They are flying helicopters for him in those giant freight aircraft so snow will not be a problem except he will need orange balls to play in the snow.
The shutdown is over for now, but they are only funding for a few more weeks and then we'll see what's next.

Trump would have come anyway. He can't resist the opportunity to have that much airtime across the globe.
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:09
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I thought Phos and/or Loz assured us that Trump would stop bombing brown people?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...es-under-trump
I thought everyone was well aware that the bombing has nothing to do with whoever appears to be in charge? That's why Obomba and Dubya were not really responsible either, contrary to how much the Obama bashers would like to point out, it is merely the Military Industrial Machine in full momentum.
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:24
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I thought everyone was well aware that the bombing has nothing to do with whoever appears to be in charge? That's why Obomba and Dubya were not really responsible either, contrary to how much the Obama bashers would like to point out, it is merely the Military Industrial Machine in full momentum.
I really feel for the Somali people, sure these strikes intended for extremists unfortunately killed dozens of innocent people, but this is a country where a quarter million die each year because of extremists. I hope this is steps in the right direction.
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:28
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:32
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I thought Phos and/or Loz assured us that Trump would stop bombing brown people?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...es-under-trump
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Hard to see how people can still complain about Trump. Within the space of a few days he's U-turned on China, the Fed and NATO. Add to that he's bombed some brown people and played numerous rounds of golf.

Basically the same as every recent president that's come before him.
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It depends what you define as "accomplishments". If that is fulfilling what he promised when running for the job then Trump is doing OK. Withdrawn from Paris, withdrawn from TPP, getting his supreme court nomination in, decertifying the Iran deal, reducing unemployment and increasing economy growth. He's failed on his wall, and travel ban however illegal migration is down. Healthcare is still ongoing. All in all a mixed bag.

But in the end you have to compare him to previous presidents. What did they really achieve? Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, all US Presidents have done the same thing - played golf and bombed brown people. The Status Quo has by and large been kept. Everyone likes to point the finger a Trump as the problem, but the reality is that he's the consequence of the Obama administration. How's that for an achievement?
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:42
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Seems the current administration is a little less open about the bombing it is greenlighting.

Opinion piece warning:

US air wars under Trump: increasingly indiscriminate, increasingly opaque
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:43
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In the interests of research, I privately browsed this entertainers name. Look at his happy little face.

And how could he be blamed for that happiness
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:46
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Seems the current administration is a little less open about the bombing it is greenlighting.

Opinion piece warning:

US air wars under Trump: increasingly indiscriminate, increasingly opaque
I read the US military bombs somewhere every twenty minutes. Day in, day out. Wish I could find the source.
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Old 23.01.2018, 11:48
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I read the US military bombs somewhere every twenty minutes. Day in, day out. Wish I could find the source.
It's from 2016 so presumably under Trump the artillery has been stilled, right?
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Old 23.01.2018, 12:17
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In the interests of research, I privately browsed this entertainers name. Look at his happy little face.

How could he not be happy, when his porn star mistress "reminds him of his daughter, Ivanka"?




As an aside, I'm disappointed to learn that Stormy Daniels is not her real name (it's Stephanie Clifford). C'mon, this is America!
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Old 23.01.2018, 14:11
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In my opinion Trump is no better and no worse than his predecessors. The only difference being that's he's not killed so many brown people (yet) and he's got a big mouth and a Twitter account that people get very upset over. He talks a lot, but actual action? I've seen very little of it.
OK, you did post "yet"
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Likely the World Trade Organisation will strike down these tariffs but that will take a long time
AFAIK the WTO has no such power. But it (the ruling panel I would think) can allow the plaintiff country retaliatory measures for a given amount.

The big question is of course, if China would even use such a permission. The EU got a couple of those but never retaliated.
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Old 23.01.2018, 15:51
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AFAIK the WTO has no such power. But it (the ruling panel I would think) can allow the plaintiff country retaliatory measures for a given amount.

The big question is of course, if China would even use such a permission. The EU got a couple of those but never retaliated.
Actually the EU did or at least were about to (in the case of Steel which was the big one, haven't seen anything else much) but the US backed down before the retaliation were imposed.

I would be pretty confident of China retaliating as well tbh.
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Actually the EU did or at least were about to (in the case of Steel which was the big one, haven't seen anything else much) but the US backed down before the retaliation were imposed.
Are you talking about the recent one, under Trump? What I have in mind is more like ten years old, could easily be older, IIRC also about steel. I think there were other minor quabbles, too, but can't recall a verdict with reasonable certainty.
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Old 23.01.2018, 16:38
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the Russia investigation.

The Justice Department confirmed a report in The New York Times that Sessions was questioned for several hours.
It is the first time that Mueller’s team has interviewed a member of President Trump’s Cabinet.

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Strange situation, Mueller's team interviewing Mueller's boss's boss.
Wonder how aggressive was the questioning?
Also wonder what Session's knew that required "several hours"?

Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March. I always remember the odd comment that ex FBI chief Comey made during his Congressional interview something to the effect that he was not surprised Sessions recused himself.

Meanwhile more gossipy quotes about Trump in the MSM from the new Howard Kurtz book to be published at the end of the month.
Such as; "When Bannon left the White House, he told Trump he planned to bring down Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "'Trump said that was fine, that Bannon should go ahead,' Kurtz writes."
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Actually the EU did or at least were about to (in the case of Steel which was the big one, haven't seen anything else much) but the US backed down before the retaliation were imposed.

I would be pretty confident of China retaliating as well tbh.
With a trade deficit of about $350 billion China has with the US, I doubt it'll get them very far.
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With a trade deficit of about $350 billion China has with the US, I doubt it'll get them very far.
You've got that the wrong way around. China has about a $350bn trade surplus with the USA, the USA has a $350bn trade deficit with China.

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You've got that the wrong way around. China has about a $350bn trade surplus with the USA, the USA has a £350bn trade deficit with China.
Fair point, that's what I meant to say. Bottom line is China is far more reliant on selling stuff to the US than visa versa.
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Fair point, that's what I meant to say. Bottom line is China is far more reliant on selling stuff to the US than visa versa.
Would not bet on it!

China has Trillions of $, US has trillions of $ debts.

Who is best situated?
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