America: The Trump Era

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:09 pm

As always ad infinitim, there is X's bullshite story and then there is the real story.

Obama Plays Down Confrontation With China Over His Plane’s Stairs

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/worl ... rival.html

The reality, American officials and diplomats familiar with China say, is both simpler and more complicated.
The United States military had flown in a set of rolling air stairs, as it does on all of Mr. Obama’s foreign trips, and the White House had received Chinese approval to use the equipment. But before Mr. Obama’s arrival, a senior administration official said, the Chinese suddenly reversed themselves.
The Americans were willing to use a Chinese stairway, this official said, but the Chinese insisted that the stairs be taken to the plane by a local driver, who the Americans said could not communicate with the White House team about even the simplest tasks. So the White House demanded that he be replaced with an English-speaking driver, a request the Chinese refused.
As Air Force One was landing, the Chinese relented and told the Americans they could use their own stairs. But by then, officials said, there was no time to make a switch.
So the White House decided to forgo the main doorway in favor of a smaller exit in the belly of the aircraft equipped with its own foldout stairs. Mr. Obama generally uses that door only when Air Force One arrives in places, like Afghanistan, with high security concerns.
The decision deprived the president of the grand display of descending the stairs from the main doorway to a red carpet. (The carpet was there, but easy to miss, as was Mr. Obama, who popped out as if he were getting off a commuter flight at a municipal airport.)


And then there's is Dump's man-baby turdspeak...

Trump says he would have left G-20 summit in China over Obama staircase flap

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... 2b78b44be5
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:11 pm

I made another magnet.

"2017"

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:32 pm

gorkie wrote:Beijing is playing Trump “like a fiddle,” an ex-ambassador to China says

https://qz.com/1125161/trump-in-china-a ... -a-fiddle/

It's really quite embarrassing that our leader doesn't have a tenth of the brains and intelligence that our country really needs in a leader. He has an ego. A big one. And that's about it.
He was elected, democratically, by the people of your country to be your leader. Democracy in action gorkie.
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misterx wrote:Don't forget the Putin activated Russian Twitter sleeper cells that broke out on election day and "stole" your election( whatever it is you believe that means )

lol

Remember last year when Obomber visited China and they refused him a staircase, resulting in him having to exit via the planes ass??

What a difference a year makes! Whilst China clearly aint listening to any US demands, practically offering their diplomatic middle finger to everything, they at least gave Trump the decency of exiting from the main door of AF1.

:D
It being "our" election, why do you care what end of the plane the President of "our" United States exits from?
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:39 pm

misterx wrote:He was elected, democratically, by the people of your country to be your leader.
Not really.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:36 pm

finneganm wrote:Trump killed TPP, of course they’re going to love him.
And yet he wonders why we can't do more business with Japan.
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gorkie wrote:
misterx wrote:He was elected, democratically, by the people of your country to be your leader.
Not really.
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Changing tack...
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Who wore it better...??!!
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:49 pm

The one who has always been paid to look good and who has never had to make a living with her noggin.

Duh.

Silly boy.
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Who wore it better?
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:02 pm

I'd have gone with who said it better? personally.

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:10 pm

What was the smartest thing to come out of Melanias mouth tho..?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:17 pm

I don't think it would be unfair to ask the same Q regarding HRC...and she was campaigning for the presidency.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/lifting-th ... 1510274070

The Fusion GPS dossier was one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history...
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:34 pm

rubberneck wrote:What was the smartest thing to come out of Melanias mouth tho..?
I know there is some sort of dick joke in here somewhere...
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