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Probably that Trump.met his promise to cut refugee numbers (Pro Tip: It's in the headline)
I can read the headline, it's just the rest of the jumbled stab at journalism which makes no sense at all. The figures don't back any of the claims up.
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Great success today at NATO! Billions of additional dollars paid by members since my election. Great spirit!
Nobody knows what this "Great success today" was?
There was nothing new in the NATO meeting summary declaration that Trump also signed here which also reaffirmed the plan for countries to reach their 2% spending goal in 2024.
There was a lot of Trump rhetoric at the meeting but nothing changed as a result.
Maybe Trump thinks his followers are so dumb they will simply believe it was a great success for him without requiring details?
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Maybe Trump thinks his followers are so dumb they will simply believe it was a great success for him without requiring details?
Why change a winning formula?
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I can read the headline, it's just the rest of the jumbled stab at journalism which makes no sense at all.
The figures don't back any of the claims up.
The figures clearly show that under Trump the numbers of refugees received has been cut, as claimed:

New data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees showed that the U.S. took in 33,000 refugees last year, down from 97,000 under Obama, who had pushed to raise the ceiling to 110,000.

President Trump vowed to reverse that flow, raising concerns that refugees were not being vetted well by the United Nations. He pushed to cut refugees to 45,000 a year
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The figures clearly show that under Trump the numbers of refugees received has been cut, as claimed:

New data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees showed that the U.S. took in 33,000 refugees last year, down from 97,000 under Obama, who had pushed to raise the ceiling to 110,000.

President Trump vowed to reverse that flow, raising concerns that refugees were not being vetted well by the United Nations. He pushed to cut refugees to 45,000 a year
The facts are all over the place. One example is that it lists various countries which don't take refugees yet Saudi, for all its faults, takes in Syrians, for example. Hey, if you want to get your news from what seems like a half-baked biased "news" site, that's your choice, but don't get all defensive if people point out the obvious holes to you.
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Some bloke called Colbert made reference to Trump alledgedly being spanked with a copy of Forbes magazine by Stormy Daniels. Hence the new nickname, "Spanky".

Such things work nicely in making opponents feel smug and superior, but do little to address the actual issues. Unless playground taunts really can bring down leaders of countries.

Ouch now thats just mean.


It was Stephanie Clifford said it, I don't know if that counts as an 'allegation', she was the spanker, Spanky was the spankee.
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The figures clearly show that under Trump the numbers of refugees received has been cut, as claimed:

New data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees showed that the U.S. took in 33,000 refugees last year, down from 97,000 under Obama, who had pushed to raise the ceiling to 110,000.

President Trump vowed to reverse that flow, raising concerns that refugees were not being vetted well by the United Nations. He pushed to cut refugees to 45,000 a year
Trump did not push for anything?

As President he simply set the cap on refugees at 45,000 which is a decision within the Presidential purview. Not a big deal for him, somebody wrote the order for him and he signed it.
It is not like he had to negotiate with anybody or convince someone.

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The facts are all over the place. One example is that it lists various countries which don't take refugees yet Saudi, for all its faults, takes in Syrians, for example. Hey, if you want to get your news from what seems like a half-baked biased "news" site, that's your choice, but don't get all defensive if people point out the obvious holes to you.
That's great, yet the figures still show that refugee numbers are down 66% under Trump, as he promised, as is claimed by the article.
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Trump did not push for anything?

As President he simply set the cap on refugees at 45,000 which is a decision within the Presidential purview. Not a big deal for him, somebody wrote the order for him and he signed it.
It is not like he had to negotiate with anybody or convince someone.

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If you read the Pew Research you can see the fall in refugees but it's mainly because of the refusal of Muslim refugees. Numbers of Christian refugees didn't really take a hit.

What a time to be alive...
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If you read the Pew Research you can see the fall in refugees but it's mainly because of the refusal of Muslim refugees. Numbers of Christian refugees didn't really take a hit.
In other words, Mexicans are still welcome?
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In other words, Mexicans are still welcome?
Who'd have thought closing all border points and immediately reclassifying refugees as criminals would lead to a fall in refugee numbers?
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The Trump blimp, expectation vs reality:



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They should've made one of Boris to keep Trump company.. to leave him floating about on his own is just plain rude.
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Trump on immigration in Europe:

"I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, itís never going to be what it was and I donít mean that in a positive way. I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didnít exist ten or 15 years ago."

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I remember visiting Geneva 15 years ago and it was great, so great. Very clean, no immigrants. I visited Malmo last month again and now it is full of Muslims and Asylum Seekers. The country has really suffered. So bad.
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I remember visiting Geneva 15 years ago and it was great, so great. Very clean, no immigrants. I visited Malmo last month again and now it is full of Muslims and Asylum Seekers. The country has really suffered. So bad.
"And Swaziland! Doesn't even look like Europe anymore!"
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Trump on immigration in Europe:

"I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, itís never going to be what it was and I donít mean that in a positive way. I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didnít exist ten or 15 years ago."

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I expect the Native Americans agree with him.
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"And Swaziland! Doesn't even look like Europe anymore!"
He's right, Eswatini didn't exist 10 or 15 years ago!
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The Trump blimp, expectation vs reality:




I think the beyond the visual spectacle, the expectation was that it would get people talking about it, perhaps posting about it, perhaps on forums, perhaps even in Switzerland.


And you did.
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Another day in paradise

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Problem is we are all used to the multiple lies; it all just passes us by!
How is your quote a lie?
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