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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2018, 07:59:36 AM »
Now he just "misspoke", forgot to say "not".  ::)

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2018, 05:45:39 PM »
A double negative? What a ridiculous argumentation! If one uses a double negative, he stresses both negatives to make his viewpoint of excluding any other meaning clear, never says "wouldn't", but stresses both words "would" and "not", also with higher emphasis on "not". Nobody who knows language and wants to confer an extremely strong message using a double negative forgets half of the expression or swallows the emphasis. Just nobody!!!

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« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
Is Russia targeting US? Trump says no, but Huckabee says he really meant ‘no questions’, in another whiplash reversal

Following a meeting with his Cabinet, Trump was asked by a reporter: “Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr President?” Trump appeared to respond: “Thank you. No.”

In a news briefing later on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “The president … was saying ‘No’ to answering questions … The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russia is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past.”

However Trump continued to speak on the subject well after his “no”, as reporters continued to ask questions.

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #154 on: July 19, 2018, 09:22:05 PM »
wasn't Google fined for antitrust practices.It doesn't matter if they were American,European,Chinese or Albanian if you brake the law

Trump says EU taking advantage of US

Donald Trump on Thursday said the European Union was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the record $5-billion fine that European antitrust regulators slapped on Google on Wednesday.

"I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google. They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!" Trump tweeted.

 â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1506350/trump-says-eu-taking-advantage-of-us
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #155 on: July 20, 2018, 08:05:10 AM »
Does he think: "It just couldn't have been, that Google broke the law by exerting illegitimate power over mobile phone producers to preinstall his search engine and Google Play Store on their Android phones, not giving chance to other and better systems to be used"?  ::)

I would like to travel and visit some people I still know in the U.S. and have a look at some places I stayed at in the 1970s and 80s, but I certainly won't go there as long as that guy is their president. He's disgusting! :spin

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #156 on: July 20, 2018, 12:20:31 PM »

"I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google. They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!"

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave a green light to collect 7-per-cent value added tax from foreign vendors and e-commerce platforms, Government Spokesman Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said.

The VAT will be applied to both those who sell goods and services on Internet platforms and those who operate such platforms, such as Google, Amazon and Alibaba.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/business/30350256
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #157 on: July 20, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #158 on: July 21, 2018, 01:45:18 PM »
Dollar sees biggest one-day drop in 3 weeks after Trump comments

It was the second time in less than 24 hours that the president’s comments rattled the buck

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dollar-digests-trump-comments-as-traders-watch-yuan-action-2018-07-20



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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #159 on: July 27, 2018, 02:54:20 PM »
Be careful these people are willing to die, not forgetting the vast amount of religous supporters already in the U.S.

Iran army chief in WAR threat to Trump: ‘If you start it, we will END IT’ - DAILY NEWS
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #160 on: August 02, 2018, 12:04:43 PM »
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #161 on: August 02, 2018, 01:10:25 PM »
He did not want to be president? Now let's find the guilty wo forced him to! Baby Farts? ;D

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #162 on: August 03, 2018, 06:45:15 AM »
He did not want to be president? Now let's find the guilty wo forced him to! Baby Farts? ;D

The guilty?  That's easy....the liberals and the democrats. Think about it. ;D

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« Reply #163 on: August 03, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
The guilty?  That's easy....the liberals and the democrats. Think about it. ;D

Now, what other answer could I have expected? :-[

"Putin's friends" maybe?

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« Reply #164 on: August 06, 2018, 04:00:00 PM »
Donald Trump says it was 'totally legal' for his son to seek information on Hillary Clinton from Russians in 2016

 US President Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday that his son met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was "totally legal" and "done all the time in politics."

The Republican president had previously said the meeting was about the adoption of Russian children by Americans. Mr Trump's morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the purpose of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate.

In a post on Twitter, Mr Trump also denied reports in the Washington Post and CNN that he was concerned his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., could be in legal trouble because of the meeting with the Russians, including a lawyer with Kremlin ties.

He repeated that he had not known about the meeting in advance.

"Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!" President Trump said.

Political campaigns routinely pursue opposition research on their opponents, but not with foreign representatives from a country viewed as an adversary. Russian officials were under US sanctions at the time.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump campaign members coordinated with Russia to sway the White House race in his favor. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied his government interfered.

One part of the inquiry has focused on a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in New York between Donald Jr., other campaign aides and a group of Russians.

Email released by Donald Jr. himself showed he had been keen on the meeting because his father's campaign was being offered potentially damaging information on Clinton.

Donald Jr. said later he realized the meeting was primarily aimed at lobbying against the 2012 Magnitsky sanctions law, which led to Moscow denying Americans the right to adopt Russian orphans.

President Trump has repeatedly denied that his campaign worked with Moscow, saying "No Collusion!" Last week, however, he adopted his lawyers' tactics and insisted "collusion is not a crime."

While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Nr Mueller could bring conspiracy charges if he finds that any campaign member worked with Russia to break U.S. law. Working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a US election could violate multiple laws, according to legal experts.

CNN reported last month that Michael Cohen, the president's longtime personal lawyer, was willing to tell Mr Mueller that Donald Trump did know about the Trump Tower meeting in advance.

Mr Trump's lawyers and the White House have given conflicting accounts about whether Mr Trump was involved in crafting Donald Jr.'s response to a New York Times article last summer revealing the Trump Tower meeting with the adoptions rationale. President Trump's lawyers acknowledged in a letter to Mr Mueller's team in January 2018 that Mr Trump dictated the response, according to the Times.

Donald Trump has stepped up his public attacks on the Mueller probe since the first trial to arise from it began last week in Alexandria, Virginia, involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The federal tax and bank fraud charges Manafort faces are not related to the Trump campaign but Manafort's close relations with Russians and a Kremlin-backed Ukrainian politician are under scrutiny in the trial.

Mr Trump's attacks on the special counsel's investigation have been rebuffed by Republican leaders in Congress who have expressed support for Mueller.

"The president should be straightforward with the American people about the threat to our election process that Russia, Putin in particular, is engaged in is ongoing," Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

One of the president's personal lawyers said on Sunday that if Mr Trump is subpoenaed by the special counsel, his lawyers will attempt to quash it in court. Any legal battle over whether the president can be compelled to testify could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said on ABC's "This Week."

US intelligence agencies concluded last year that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election with a campaign of hacking into Democratic Party computer networks and spreading disinformation on social media. American intelligence officials say Russia is targeting the November congressional elections, which will determine whether or not Republicans keep control of both chambers of the US Congress.

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #165 on: August 07, 2018, 01:56:49 PM »
Speaking of fake news, CNN, and especially Jim Acosta.   Classic   ;D

CNN Reporter Whines About Nobody Liking Him

Even better. This is hilarious. Love how CNN highlights the middle fingers.

CNN Didn't Think It Was Funny 😆


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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #166 on: August 07, 2018, 02:12:31 PM »
Ha! Ha! love the old fashioned look on his face  - when reporters act like protesters ;)
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #167 on: September 21, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
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Donald Trump urged Spain to 'build the wall' – across the Sahara

Spanish foreign minister says US president advised tactic to stem migration across the Med

Donald Trump suggested the Spanish government tackled the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his most famous policies and building a wall across the Sahara desert, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.

According to Josep Borrell, the US president brushed off the scepticism of Spanish diplomats – who pointed out that the Sahara stretched for 3,000 miles – saying: “The Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico.”

Trump wooed voters in the 2016 election with his promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” across the US/Mexico border, which is roughly 2,000 miles long.

A similar plan in the Sahara, however, would be complicated by the fact that Spain holds only two small enclaves in north Africa – Ceuta and Melilla – and such a wall would have to be built on foreign territory.

Borrell’s comments were made at a lunch event in Madrid this week and widely reported in the Spanish media. “We can confirm that’s what the minister said, but we won’t be making any further comment on the minister’s remarks,” said a spokesman for the foreign ministry.

Trump is thought to have made his frontier recommendation when Borrell accompanied King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the White House in June.

Spain has found itself on the frontlines of the migration crisis, with more than 33,600 migrants and refugees arriving by sea so far this year, and 1,723 dying in the attempt.

The increase in arrivals, amounting to three times the total for the same period last year, has meant Spain overtaking Italy and Greece as the main destination for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

Spain’s socialist prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, was widely praised for announcing that Madrid would take in the 630 refugees aboard the rescue ship Aquarius. The refugees had been turned away by Italy and by Malta.

But the high number of arrivals on Spain’s southern coast has strained reception facilities and infrastructure. The issue has also been used as a political weapon by rightwing parties who accuse Sánchez’s government of double standards and of being too soft on immigration.

Borrell, a former president of the European parliament, has previously accused Europe of “ostrich politics” over migration and called for perspective on the matter. “We’re talking about 20,000 migrants so far this year for a country of more than 40 million inhabitants,” he said in July. “That’s not mass migration.”

He also said Spain’s problems were dwarfed by those of some Middle Eastern countries hosting refugees from the war in Syria, adding: “We’re trivialising the word ‘mass’.”

Speaking at the event in Madrid this week, Borrell said the 1990s political maxim “it’s the economy, stupid”, had given way to “it’s about identity, stupid”.

“We’ve sorted the economic problem, but not the migration problem because it’s an emotional problem and not one you fix with money,” .”

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« Reply #168 on: February 16, 2019, 02:38:02 PM »
Trump abused his presidential powers to declare a "state of emergency" to get his ridiculous wall bill.

What's going on in the "New World" is definitely beyond anything ever heard of and thought of before.

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #169 on: February 17, 2019, 10:46:33 AM »
Whilst the Democrats have people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on their side, Trump should remain in power for a long time.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/07/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-plan
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« Reply #170 on: June 03, 2019, 04:12:47 PM »
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #171 on: June 03, 2019, 04:25:33 PM »
Thoroughly agree with Donald on this one.  Here is Andrew Gilligan article on Sadiq Khan in the Speccie:-

Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?
Outside the realm of the press release and the TV interview, Khan is underachieving badly
Andrew Gilligan

According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve certainly become a lot more excitable since he took over. I like to imagine the Mayor of London, late at night, combing the thesaurus for fresh superlatives to bugle his ‘unprecedented programme of far-reaching improvements’ for the taxi trade (allowing black cabs in more bus lanes) or his ‘bold package of measures’ to revive street markets (creating a London Markets Board and an interactive map). One release even panted that Khan had ‘personally scrutinised’ the New Year’s Eve fireworks display ‘to make the acclaimed event the most exciting yet’.

Language like this — the bold mayor, the German Democratic Republic, the powerful Commons paperclips committee — is normally taken to mean the exact opposite of what its user intends. Yet even though we are nearly halfway through Khan’s term, most people still accept him at face value. Few seem to have noticed that, outside the realm of the press release and the TV interview, he is underachieving badly.

I worked for Khan’s predecessor, Boris Johnson, so perhaps I’m biased. But the figures aren’t biased. Before the election, Khan promised that his housing policy would ‘rival the NHS with its transformative effect on society’. He said he would ‘support housing associations… to ensure a minimum of 80,000 new homes a year’, more than in any year, save one, in London’s entire history.

Few expected Khan to keep such epoch-making promises. But we did expect him to do something. City Hall figures show, however, that in the first year of Khan’s term, London did not start building a single social rented home. By comparison, Johnson started 7,439 homes for social rent in his first year as mayor and 1,687 in the first year of his second term, after the economic crash. With two years of Khan’s term nearly now gone, the great social justice warrior has finally managed to begin (drum roll) 1,263 social rent homes, many of a type he once denounced as ‘not genuinely affordable’.

The same pattern applies in most other mayoral policy areas: big promises, followed by things going inexorably backwards. Crime is up by 12 per cent since he took office, with a far bigger rise in murders. February and March were the first months in history when London homicides exceeded New York’s. On transport, Khan claimed that he could ‘both freeze fares and invest record amounts modernising London’s transport infrastructure’. Fares have, in fact, only been frozen for some travellers. But the impact (together with a cut in government grant) has still left Transport for London so short of money that it can no longer pay the interest on its debts.

As it said in a leaked memo: ‘If this was our household budget, this would be the same as not having enough money left over from our salary each month to pay our interest–only mortgage or get our car serviced.’ TfL has now been forced to suspend routine road maintenance, stop many investment programmes, and make serious cuts to the bus network. Even the first phase of this has reduced services by 7 per cent overall — and on some routes by 50 per cent.

For the first time in 25 years, public transport use is falling, with tangible impacts on congestion. The drop might, of course, have been greater without the fares freeze: but in London it is the quantity and quality of service, more than its price, which has driven usage. And each year, the revenue foregone, and the damage to services, will compound.

Khan’s promise of both real-terms fare cuts and increased investment exemplifies his greatest weakness — his wish to have it both ways, or more brutally his long-standing inability to make decisions. Depending on how strictly you count it, for instance, Khan as mayor has voiced between two and six different ‘no. 1 priorities’. As an MP, he once went straight from voting in parliament for post office closures to a public meeting where he protested against post office closures. He wobbled interminably over Boris’s Garden Bridge, reversing his position five times. He was against Heathrow expansion, then in favour, and is now against it once more — and so the list goes on.

In politics, making decisions which make a difference — building homes, raising fares to invest, taking roadspace for cycle lanes — is contested and risky. So it’s easy to see why Khan prefers to act like the shadow cabinet member he once was, using the job mainly as a platform to build his personal profile and attack the government. It wasn’t me, Miss, it was the Tories!

But Khan is not in opposition. He is in office, the holder of substantial powers and responsibilities, and there is a limit to how long he can carry on blaming all London’s problems on others. Nor is it in Londoners’ interests to attack the government constantly when it gives you most of the money you spend. Perhaps Khan is becalmed because he saw the mayoralty mainly as a stepping stone to his actual goal of the Labour leadership. Now that option has receded, his lack of purpose at City Hall has become clearer.

Yet for the moment, at least, people seem very happy with Khan. His approval ratings are high. Those who watch him closely — most of his Labour colleagues in councils and the London Assembly, a handful of journalists — know he’s not doing well. But why hasn’t the public noticed?

For one, the mayor of London is under less political and media scrutiny than any other major leader. London’s paper, the Evening Standard, does a bit but not enough. The national press sees him largely as local news. Most people’s knowledge of Khan is limited to favourable snapshots: lantern-jawed TV clips after terror attacks, or encounters with the kind of enemies anyone would kill for. Every ding-dong with Donald Trump, Chris Grayling or a far-right turniphead disrupting one of his speeches is political gold for him.

Khan also benefits from two important hopes held by most decent people: that Britain’s multi-faith society should succeed, and that Labour should be rescued from the claws of the hard left. At the same time it’s assumed he speaks for Londoners on Brexit — Londoners who are happy only because the regressive impacts of his policies haven’t bitten yet (the bus cuts, for instance).

But it’s also because the Tories are so useless. Khan’s underperformance — along with the gift that is Momentum — could help them avoid at least total disaster in May’s London borough elections. Why aren’t they jumping on it?


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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #172 on: June 03, 2019, 06:42:01 PM »

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« Reply #173 on: June 03, 2019, 08:20:23 PM »
I think it is a disgrace that Sadiq has permitted the inflatable Trump to be flown in Parliament Square..just childish and insulting.
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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #174 on: June 04, 2019, 10:37:15 PM »
Boris's still missing

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« Reply #175 on: June 05, 2019, 08:56:24 AM »
I think it is a disgrace that Sadiq has permitted the inflatable Trump to be flown in Parliament Square..just childish and insulting.

Are you blaming Sadiq for not suppressing people's right to freedom of expression? :o

Trump chose to be a person of public interest himself, now he has to live with criticism and even satire.

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« Reply #176 on: June 05, 2019, 09:24:44 AM »
Coverage of Trump's visit to London in the Washington Post makes an interesting read. But of course it's all "fake news", there were no protesters, just people cheering him.  :-[

He's trying to get a foot into Europe, hoping he can turn the UK into a market for his country's overproduction, since the EU are not wild on buying that rubbish. Probably his "support" of Brexit will turn things around. As long as the UK is a member of the EU, no trade deal between the UK and the US can be made. What Trump is doing there is a side battle in his trade war US against the rest of the world.

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Re: Trump wins presidency
« Reply #177 on: June 05, 2019, 11:35:07 AM »
Like it or not, Trump is the democratically elected President of the United States.   Comrade Corbyn, as Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition was entitled to meet with Trump and engage in a frank exchange of views.  Instead,  he took to the streets with his followers and the childish balloons.  Should Comrade Corbyn be elected as Prime Minister in the next few months (heaven forbid) then relations between the USA and UK are going to be very frosty indeed.
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« Reply #178 on: June 05, 2019, 04:38:48 PM »
To my info Trump refused to have a meeting with Corbyn (alone). Corbyn then preferred to meet the people and protest with them instead of just being allowed to be present as well at a state banquet for Trump. Corbyn deserves respect for this! I didn't feel much of that for him before. :)

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« Reply #179 on: June 06, 2019, 11:16:35 AM »
President Trump may have hit a new low as he lied, seethed, intruded and blundered his way through his trip to Britain. Beginning with his taunting the mayor of London, Trump seemed unaware and unconcerned that his vengeful tweeting about the media (“Haven't seen any protests yet, but I'm sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them."), which is commonplace at home, when sent from overseas underscores how unserious, uncouth and uninformed he really is.

Full article: Washington Post

UK politicians obviously didn't show enough strength with that visitor! This is just another weakness showing to the world after calling for a referendum and then not finding a way to either implement the results or reverse them.

 



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