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Old 12.11.2018, 10:16
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Saturday night live sketch about Sessions leaving!

Including Robert de Niro as Mueller giving Sessions a leaving gift of a piece toilet paper from Trump's shoes.
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And there was no contingency plan?

Ben Rhodes, who served as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications under President Barack Obama, said the excuse about the inclement weather did not stand up.

"I helped plan all of President Obama's trips for 8 years," he wrote on Twitter. "There is always a rain option. Always."

Its also a little embarrassing that the most technologically advanced nation on the planet don't appear to have a helicopter capable of flying in light rain with some low cloud. No wonder the USA always do so well in their 'conflicts'
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Old 12.11.2018, 10:23
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

if you're on twitter Tony Robinson (Baldrick from Blackadder) summed up trump nicely and far more eloquently then I can
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Old 12.11.2018, 10:24
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Trump: the B-2 Bomber of presidents...
I had him down as a Fokker.
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Old 12.11.2018, 10:28
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Ben Rhodes, who served as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications under President Barack Obama, said the excuse about the inclement weather did not stand up.

"I helped plan all of President Obama's trips for 8 years," he wrote on Twitter. "There is always a rain option. Always."

Its also a little embarrassing that the most technologically advanced nation on the planet don't appear to have a helicopter capable of flying in light rain with some low cloud. No wonder the USA always do so well in their 'conflicts'
I doubt it is the technology, more likely a very nervous passenger who also does not have the courage to walk with other world leaders but chooses to sit in his bomb proof car.

Usually when a US President visited such events then the other leaders queued up to meet them; this time there was only one official meeting (with Macron) reported.
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Old 12.11.2018, 10:40
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Perhaps he was also making a subtle point, as "États" was missing from the caption....


By weight?
can't be out in the rain, wreaks havoc overnight.
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Its also a little embarrassing that the most technologically advanced nation on the planet don't appear to have a helicopter capable of flying in light rain with some low cloud. No wonder the USA always do so well in their 'conflicts'
Flying and landing in bad weather and low visibility is a notoriously dangerous task.
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Old 12.11.2018, 11:25
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Flying and landing in bad weather and low visibility is a notoriously dangerous task.
yes, for civilian aircraft it is.
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if you're on twitter Tony Robinson (Baldrick from Blackadder) summed up trump nicely and far more eloquently then I can
Thank you for the heads up. Best chuckle of the morning

https://twitter.com/Tony_Robinson/st...97484131115008
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Regarding the motorcade that didn't happen, this bit puzzles me:

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"A car ride of two-and-a-half hours, each way, would have required closures to substantial portions of the Paris roadways for the President's motorcade, on short notice," said press secretary Sarah Sanders. "President Trump did not want to cause that kind of unexpected disruption to the city and its people."
2.5 hours to go roughly 50 miles?
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Regarding the motorcade that didn't happen, this bit puzzles me:



2.5 hours to go roughly 50 miles?
Sarah is notoriously fact challenged.
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2.5 hours to go roughly 50 miles?
Sounds like his driver is as competent as his chopper pilot.
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Sounds like his driver is as competent as his chopper pilot.
I don't know..... I think it's the passenger, not the pilot/driver.
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Flying and landing in bad weather and low visibility is a notoriously dangerous task.
Someone tell the lads who do it in our valley in all seasons and weather conditions.

I don't have a dog in this fight, but the Trump team are full of shit.
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Someone tell the lads who do it in our valley in all seasons and weather conditions.

I don't have a dog in this fight, but the Trump team are full of shit.
The good news for any wannabe invaders is that if you attack the US whilst there's a mild drizzle on, they are defenseless.
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Round of applause, I have to hand it to the WH Propaganda dept for that one, turning a crass act into a selfless one, thats worthy of Goebbels.


If only they had thought to use John Kelly's motorcade.
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I don't have a dog in this fight, but the Trump team are full of shit.
Job opportunity in the US for REGA pilots?
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2.5 hours to go roughly 50 miles?

I think it is pretty realistic in Paris:

- traffic jams

- driving the wrong direction at least twice
- being help up by a strike
- Melanie wanting to stop for shopping
- toilet stop
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Round of applause, I have to hand it to the WH Propaganda dept for that one, turning a crass act into a selfless one, thats worthy of Goebbels.


If only they had thought to use John Kelly's motorcade.
Is it wicked of me to hope that was a typo for Kennedy...?
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