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Posted by: Newsy
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »

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,” .”
Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:12:31 PM »

Ha! Ha! love the old fashioned look on his face  - when reporters act like protesters ;)
Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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 😆

Posted by: thaiga
« 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.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« 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?
Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« 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
Posted by: nan
« on: August 02, 2018, 12:04:43 PM »

I don't want to be president

nearly 30 yrs ago

Donald Trump: "I don't want to be president" - entire 1987 CNN interview (Larry King Live)

Posted by: thaiga
« 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
Posted by: nan
« 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

Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »

why don't you come round to ours

Another Day, Another Bombshell: Trump Invites Putin To Washington For Round II
Posted by: nan
« 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.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« 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
Posted by: nan
« 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.

 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018
Posted by: thaiga
« 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.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« 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!!!
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:47:12 PM »

Word for Word

Word for Word: President Trump Says He Misspoke on Russia's Election Meddling (C-SPAN)
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:59:36 AM »

Now he just "misspoke", forgot to say "not".  ::)
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:36:17 PM »

How could he "blame" him for meddling in the US 2016 election, if he had to thank him for managing to get elected against all odds? ::)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:06:37 PM »

Shock as Trump backs Putin over US election meddling

President says past US policy 'foolish' but his summit remarks labelled 'treasonous'

 US President Donald Trump, facing a barrage of criticism for his comments during a news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisted in a post on Twitter yesterday that he has "GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people."

US lawmakers roundly condemned Mr Trump for his comments at the conference with Mr Putin - which followed a meeting between the two behind closed doors for two-plus hours - where he cast doubt on his own intelligence agencies' findings that Russia meddled with the 2016 US presidential election.

Standing side-by-side with Mr Putin, Mr Trump yesterday refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the US 2016 election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with the President of the Russian Federation
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:20:34 PM »

blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution

Donald Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution: US judge
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 06, 2018, 02:28:30 PM »

Anger in France, Britain over Trump's gun law speech

Trump's Comments On Paris Shooting Spark Condemnation
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:07:26 AM »

    When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you.
    — John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 17, 2018

Stylish! ;D
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:43:34 AM »

Stormy weather in the US. And all the winds start with D: "Daniels", "David Dennison", or was it just Donald? - And an undeclared (and not reimbursed) $130,000 "donation" in form of a Hush Agreement as part of a president's campaign. That might be even more interesting than Russian assistance in that campaign. Was that even "buying an election" or is that Hush Agreement void, enabling the stormy girl to make public use of that 'Confidential Information'? Either way, that "storm" could take it's toll!
Posted by: jivvy
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:31:51 PM »

Libs and the left must be having a serious meltdown about now.

Along with the rest of the free world.... ()
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:36:33 AM »

No evidence of any collusion between these Russians – or any other Russian officials – and the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential race.

"the DOJ made clear that the indictment does not allege that any of the interference changed the outcome of the presidential race.

There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel probe, said at a Friday press conference."

Libs and the left must be having a serious meltdown about now.
Posted by: jivvy
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:17:54 PM »

Tired of his low approval ratings, President Trump called up the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and said, “I want to see your very best agent in White House first thing in the morning.”

Several minutes later, a call went out to the Middle East, and the most talented American agent was headed back to Washington.

The next morning, the agent was escorted into the Oval Office. Mr. Trump said, “I hear you’re the best in the business. I can’t trust what my staff tells me.

So I want you to visit every state in the union, every major city. I want you to stay out on the road until you have an idea of what the vast majority of Americans would like to see happen in the Oval Office. Do I make myself clear?”

The CIA agent responded approvingly. He left the Oval Office and wasn’t heard from for nearly four months. Finally, he showed up early on a Sunday morning, and the President saw him immediately.

The President said, “Did you find out what an overwhelming majority of Americans want done here in this office?”

“Yes, sir.”

“Well, then, express the will of the people,” Trump ordered.

So the agent stood up, pulled out his revolver, and shot the President.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:39:50 PM »

I found this amusing.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:21:20 PM »

Stormy Daniels: I Can Now Tell my Story

Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:57:16 PM »

That guy definitely is a ladies' man! Yesterday hundreds of thousands flocked to downtown Chicago for Women’s March, expressing their desire: "F*ck Trump!"
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:34:55 AM »

Hallelujah, BigD doesn't need to restrain his "thoughts" to 140 characters anymore; he can mess up with twittering 280 at a time now! :-[
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:02:34 PM »

It's Mueller Time! Trump Administration Season Ending
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:12:00 PM »

I can hardly agree with anything Steve Bannon says, but when he says "The Trump presidency is over!" I wish he's right, just hoping the Americans don't get from the frying pan into the fire.

Anytime and anything that goes wrong or not in favor of the liberals is automatically blamed on Trump.  Doesn't matter what it is and it always ends with the same old line..."Fire Trump.  His presidency is over. etc."  When is the left ever going to come to grips with the reality that the election is over

I am sure, Steve Bannon feels proud being called "left"  :evilgrin

Are you viewing American politics over a mirror with sides occasionally reversed, BF? :-[

Now why do you all of a sudden get only 33.2 Baht for your Dollars? Think! :)

The guy (the powers) who made the president now turned against their president! Businesses all over the world are delighted about instable situations. North Korea is just a silly game compared to that!
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:17:48 PM »

Anytime and anything that goes wrong or not in favor of the liberals is automatically blamed on Trump.  Doesn't matter what it is and it always ends with the same old line..."Fire Trump.  His presidency is over. etc."  When is the left ever going to come to grips with the reality that the election is over and their corrupt Hillary didn't get elected.  Still pissing and moaning, which isn't going to change anything.  It's a shame the Dems via Obama didn't do anything except sink America lower than its ever been, and the left continues to flame the current president because they're not satisfied with him and his efforts trying to clean up the mess the Democrats and Obama left behind. We can start with North Korea for example or how about Obama care.  The fact is, the left is just looking for any little thing or opportunity to sling mud at Trump, valid or invalid.  He's not getting ousted from the White House.  Get over it.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »

I can hardly agree with anything Steve Bannon says, but when he says "The Trump presidency is over!" I wish he's right, just hoping the Americans don't get from the frying pan into the fire.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: August 19, 2017, 12:55:32 AM »

Steve Bannon bye bye! Wasn't the right person for that job anyway. When does Trump fire himself?
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:44:42 AM »

Trump supporters and KKK yesterday revived the Civil War in Charlottesville,VA. They want to "take America back and make it great again". Three dead and dozens injured so far.

"President Trump, known for his rapid-fire tweets, remained silent throughout the morning. It was after 1 p.m. when he weighed in, writing on Twitter: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

In brief remarks at a late-afternoon news conference in New Jersey to discuss veterans’ health care, Trump said he was following the events in Charlottesville closely. “The hate and the division must stop and must stop right now,” Trump said, without specifically mentioning white nationalists or their views. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, a Trump supporter who was in Charlottesville on Saturday, quickly replied. “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists,” he wrote.

Dozens of the white nationalists in Charlottesville were wearing red Make America Great Again hats. Asked by a reporter in New Jersey whether he wanted the support of white nationalists, Trump did not respond."

Washington Post

White nationalist rally turns violent in Charlottesville, VA

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: July 03, 2017, 03:14:34 PM »

I guess he wish he had a time machine right now

What does he need a time machine for? He can just behave like a juvenile; he's the president:

Donald Trump - CNN, the fraud news

Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 01, 2017, 05:39:19 PM »

can u smell nutmeg

The Check In: Private Prisons
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 29, 2017, 12:26:28 AM »

I guess he wish he had a time machine right now
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:38:25 AM »

Fake news, produced by <guess whom>!

Breaking down Trump's fake TIME magazine cover

Looks like he has some problem with his reversal of Obamacare: Postponed in Congress until after Independence Day! Wall Street keeps losing, the Dollar got to its lowest against the Euro since 10 month. Lets hope that National Holiday on July 4 makes some Congressmen think about independence and democracy!
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:55:27 AM »

How satisfied Trump acted, when Comey testified, that he personally had not been target of the FBI investigation. Must be a shock for him, that he is now!

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

Sorry, BF, I don't read "Breitbart News". If you want to know their version, you gotta look it up yourself!  :)
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:41:26 AM »

The Washington Post no doubt. The demi lefties still grasping at straws. It's actually kind of amusing how desperate the lefties are becoming at trying to oust Trump.  Kiddy propaganda, lies, the fake media, etc. I wonder why the lefties haven't exhibited their stances on the Clintons.  How about starting with their charity foundation.  You know, the one they pocket most of the money from. Oh wait, we can't have that.  The more Trump gets the job done, the more the lefties liberals hate him because it shows how useless the Obama administration was. Another thing. Obama did absolutely nothing to rescue Americans prisioned in North Korea. Look at the pictures and video of Otto Warmbier.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:57:54 PM »

Oh, and another lawsuit:

Congressional Democrats to file emoluments lawsuit against Trump

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress agreed to file a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump alleging that by retaining interests in a global business empire he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts and benefits from foreign leaders.

Washington Post
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:40:36 AM »

Jeff Sessions "testified" yesterday about Russian interference with the last US elections. Looks like the Know-Nothing-Movement is striking the US again! How can a guy who suffers from Amnesia so much and keeps forgetting important facts like his meetings with the Russian ambassador be Attorney General?

And this is interesting;

"Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan, said on Sunday that President Trump tried to cultivate a relationship with him in the months before he was abruptly fired in March.

Mr. Bharara said the contacts with Mr. Trump made him increasingly uncomfortable because they broke with longstanding Justice Department rules on communicating with the White House. Mr. Bharara, who first publicly disclosed the contacts and his concerns about them after he was fired, said Mr. Trump’s communications were strikingly similar to those between the president and those described by the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, who was fired last month.

“When I’ve been reading the stories of how the president has been contacting Jim Comey over time, felt a little bit like déjà vu,” Mr. Bharara said Sunday on “This Week” on ABC.

New York Times

I wonder, whether Trump had also asked Sessions to recommend Bhara's firing. :-[
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:38:00 AM »

The Guardian reports: "Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming. The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time."

Anybody in tears now! ;)

I like that part from a comment in The Guardian: "Maybe he didn’t fancy the trip without Theresa there to hold his hand; to keep him strong and stable, as it were. Even he might blanch – all the way from Tango orange to the whitest white – at the idea of skipping through the Downing Street rose garden hand in hand with Phil the spreadsheet Hammond or Boris Johnson."

Oh, and police blew up something in a controlled detonation yesterday, after 2 suspicious cars had been seen in London near the new US Embassy building the night before May's "re-election". CIA operatives or somebody else preparing?
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:01:32 AM »

I wonder who might be worse: a former politician turned entertainer or a former entertainer turned poltician? The latter seems making (not running) a show. A good part of the world watched Comey's testimonial yesterday live. Now the Republicans will have a hard time splitting hairs over how "hoping somebody would do" as a person higher but not directly above in the chain of command differs from telling him directly what to do. There is no more face to be kept or even won by that president and his fellows. Sure, Comey should not have stood for that "beating around the bush" and told Trump directly to back off with his inappropriate "insinuations". In any case lesson to be learned is not to trust a guy who seeks privacy off the concerned official like Sessions in highest official matters. Sessions and Kushner, who less willingly left Comey all alone exposed to Trump's inapproprate requests, will have a hard time explaining, what they thought of the order by Trump to leave the room for Comey to be left to him alone. I definitely hope there are tapes of that conversation, as Trump "hinted" probably with the intention of silencing Comey.

Trump should resign!
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: June 09, 2017, 06:44:32 AM »

More childish attacks on Trump and coming from an ex-president (and not a very good one at that) to infer about penis size, make a ton of generalizations, etc., just shows how low some people are willing to go in order to try and prove the FAKE news.  I call it humor propaganda.  Trump said he was going to stir things up and that's exactly what he's doing.  I personally agree with the wall.  Fck those Mexicans who come across our border and receive benefits without being citizens. Then we have all the drug running and drug cartel. Isn't that the REAL reason the Mexicans are so upset?  How do you think the idea of a wall came up in the first place?  Think about that for a moment....and how about North Korea?  Should we just do nothing and take a back seat to it like Obama did?  The fcking North Koreans are threatening my home state where I grew up along with my family past generations.  There is a reason why the North Koreans don't take us seriously and the bleeding heart liberal lefties- cannot blame Trump for that, but knowing how the lefties think, they'll "Trump" up (pun intended) something to try and turn things around and criticize the president.  Still broken hearted that Hillary lost the election. Look at her still whining away about it everyday, including Obama, and the rest of the left side.   
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 08, 2017, 07:50:48 PM »

What Donald, Comey's getting you into trouble over your friends' Russian connections?

Cheer up with Vicente Fox:

A Message for Donald Trump from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox

Another Message for Donald Trump from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox
Posted by: nan
« on: June 07, 2017, 01:33:23 PM »

i like that mr.jivvy,could donald really be donald,quackers

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:49:03 PM »

Firing seems to be a game he likes to play:
Posted by: jivvy
« on: June 04, 2017, 06:34:39 PM »

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:19:01 PM »

Let's give him a hand.

Looks like he prefers another gesture: the famous middle finger

Trump gives the middle finger to the Prime Minister of Italy-The original Video

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:30:53 AM »

Desperate for publicity to keep people from understanding internal problems of the US?

"Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement. (...) The United States joins only two countries — Nicaragua and Syria — in opposing a climate agreement reached by all other nations in 2015."

Wow, named together with Nicaragua and Syria in the same breath must make his followers really proud.  :-[

"In a gesture to those who had encouraged him to remain in the accord, Trump said he was open to negotiating a new climate deal that, in his assessment, would be more fair to U.S. interests.

“We’re getting out,” he added, “but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. If we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine.”" (Washington Post)

Didn't I hear similar from the Brexiteers in Britain?  :)
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 31, 2017, 12:43:31 PM »

Let's give him a hand.

A hand (clapping)? Guess more people would like to hear the sound of feet (kicking).
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: May 31, 2017, 11:15:01 AM »

Let's give him a hand.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:24:42 PM »

Greatest what  ;)

Maybe hand, you know, the hand that can grope any woman, as he bragged. Melania seems to know.

At least she seems to know when he's supposed to use his hand as the patriot he pretends to be and reminds him:

Melania forced Trump to raise hand during the National Anthem

The pope learned it.

Angry Pope slaps Trump's hand | Awkward MOMENT

But Macron was obviously not afraid of holding his hand quite long:

Trump's handshake with Macron was 'screw you in handshake form'

though at first Macron didn't seem to notice Trump at all.

Macron Ignores Trump
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 29, 2017, 07:38:57 AM »

Ok, the positions on these "family photos" are pre-arranged, and Trump might have been assigned a position in the first row. So he was " only" shoving Montenegro's prime minister Dusko Markovic out of the way in getting to his place. But how he did that, totally ignorant of others, without a "Pardon me" or "Excuse me", and even more with the face he puts up when afterwards straightening his jacket (like blowing the smoke off a just fired gun) instead of a late "Sorry" to Markovic, speaks volumes.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 28, 2017, 04:52:33 PM »

Luv the vinyl - I Am The Greatest - Greatest what  ;)
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 28, 2017, 04:06:14 PM »

After pushing another head of state aside for being more in the picture will he move into the recording business, too, to be heard better?

Could become a hit like that

I Am The Greatest
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 28, 2017, 10:00:18 AM »

No further comment necessary than "America first!" He just must be in front and in the center:

Donald Trump pushes the Prime Minister of Montenegro Video - Donald Trump Latest News - Youtube

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:12:36 AM »

More comedy from Trump in Brussels yesterday: "The Germans are bad, very bad! Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US. Terrible! We will stop that",  he's reported having said.

How will he keep Americans from buying - or better "investing in" - what they like? ;D

If he puts high import taxes on cars from Germany, he'll only make those more desired for their value. And who would then still want to park a domestic American brand in front of his house, if he has to fear his neighbors' commenting: "Look, they made that loser buy some junk from Detroit which is using illegal emissions software that allowed the vehicles to bypass government emissions tests and pollute far beyond legal limits on the road*", while about even an old Mercedes or BMW etc. they might say: "Oh, he's got one of those classy foreign cars that go for a fortune now! A winner!" Just keep on polarizing, Donald! That really means losing.

*see GM Sued by Diesel Truck Owners Over Emissions

P.s. Read The Washington Post on this behavior of a "president".
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:47:32 AM »

Isn't he good as entertainer, echoing speeches as president that were written for comedies? After all, he is "legally blonde", not just performs that.

Trump plagiarized his commencement speech from LEGALLY BLONDE
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:54:22 AM »

No, BF, he keeps maintaining, the credits were all his. Guess he cornered himself with that move. To distract from that glitch he now wants to "investigate, how many illegal votes were given to HC". I expect that to backfire as well, let his investigators find out, how many voted illegally for the megalomaniac himself. His fellow Republicans must be getting tired of him sooner not later. BTW the most popular word that springs to Americans mind, when they think of DT is "Idiot', researchers of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut found out (Scroll down to poll question number 9). Americans must really love their president a lot, not only the approval rating of mere 36% shows!
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:16:26 AM »


Probably because the justice department recommended the firings, both the attorney general and deputy attorney general.  Interesting too how it was the democrats that wanted Comey fired sometime back.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:19:49 AM »

FBI Chief James Comey said publicly for the first time Monday that his agency is investigating alleged links between Russia and the Trump campaign and whether any crimes may have been committed during last year's election campaign.
"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts,"

Sadly he can't contnue that investigation now! :-[

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, at the recommendation of senior Justice Department officials who said he had treated Hillary Clinton unfairly and in doing so damaged the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.
(Washington Post)

Now why does President Trump not resign himself, because he was elected due to that unfair treatment of HC?
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:15:53 PM »

he keeps putting his foot in it :spin

Let's hope he can keep doing that in jail only in future:

 (CNN)FBI Chief James Comey said publicly for the first time Monday that his agency is investigating alleged links between Russia and the Trump campaign and whether any crimes may have been committed during last year's election campaign.
"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts," Comey said in his opening statement to a dramatic hearing before the House Intelligence Committee.

More at CNN
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:52:57 PM »

but his mouth is certainly big enough.
he keeps putting his foot in it :spin
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: March 18, 2017, 02:12:00 PM »

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:03:33 PM »

Maybe they mean, he can't hold a BigMac; but his mouth is certainly big enough.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:13:42 PM »

Small hands is that why his trump tower looks big :evilgrin
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: March 17, 2017, 02:35:55 PM »

Do you think, I should risk trying their inedible food again as reward?
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: February 27, 2017, 09:54:17 AM »

Too good to be true!!
Posted by: thaiga
« on: February 04, 2017, 05:47:53 PM »

Nice one jivvy - he would make a good market trader - here's a clip from 2015 worth a view

10 Horrible Insults From Donald Trump
Posted by: jivvy
« on: February 04, 2017, 03:54:32 PM »

Donald Trump steps out of the White House in the dead of winter. Right in front of him, on the White House lawn, he sees “Donald Trump Sucks” written in urine across the snow.

Well, he's pretty ticked off. He storms into his security staff’s HQ, and reads the security guys the riot act, while they stay silent and stare ashamedly at the floor.

Trump hollers “Well dammit, don’t just sit there! Get out and find out who did it! I want an answer, and I want it tonight!”

Later that evening, the chief security officer approaches Trump and says: “Well Mr. President, we have some bad news and we have some really bad news. Which do you want first?”

Trump says “Give me the bad news first.”

The officer says “Well, we took a sample of the urine and tested it. The results just came back, and it was Mike Pence’s urine.”

Trump says “Oh my, I feel so... so... betrayed! My own vice-president! darn. ...well, what’s the really bad news?”

The officer replies “Well, it’s Melania’s handwriting.”
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:52:26 PM »

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:14:33 AM »

Theresa May invited Trump to visit the UK. Looks like UK citizens think he should not be allowed to come. There is a petition:

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: January 28, 2017, 04:33:20 PM »

A very good analysis of the purpose and danger of Trump's press speaker Sean Spicer hammering "Alternative Facts" into peoples' heads can be read there:

Posted by: nan
« on: January 26, 2017, 04:20:09 PM »

walking on thin ice,no problem,perfection ;D
Posted by: thaiga
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:20:00 PM »

The true correct story, brill, the feeding of the five thousand - but nothing about walking on water ;)

drawing attention away from deception

Secret of magic trick of walking on water revealed
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: January 26, 2017, 10:00:24 AM »

Read The true, correct story of what happened at Donald Trump’s inauguration. That view becomes more understandable after reading about this analysis ;D

Posted by: thaiga
« on: January 22, 2017, 06:03:49 PM »

Anti Trump Women's Marches Go Global

Panel Discuss Anti Trump Women's Marches Go Global Saturday #POTUS 1
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: January 10, 2017, 07:40:02 PM »

Was it nasty or just logic, when Boris couldn't get a date with BigD for a shot to put in the family album, when he went to Washington? Or was he kept from the risk of meeting him, after he said he feared so:

Boris Johnson: The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump

Mayor of London responds to Donald Trump's controversial comments saying some parts of London were 'no-go areas' because of large Muslim communities

Soul brother Nigel already had 3 dates with BigD, proudly showing pics.

And I thought Melania was the model!
Posted by: thaiga
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:45:26 PM »

Donald Trump Is Understating His Debt by $500 Million

REVEALED: Donald Trump's Debt

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 19, 2016, 10:10:51 AM »

Have you read the alternate news to then get the other side of the story, that way one can make a more educated assesment

You think, I need to make a "more educated assesment"? Since I'm not confined to reading news in English only, of course I read the notable news sites SPIEGEL, ZEIT, WELT, FAZ in my native language German first, before I venture to other international sites like WP, NYT etc. to confirm my opinion formation and post on an online forum. The ownership of a single medium therefore has no impact on my opinion formation.  :)
Posted by: KiwiCanadian
« on: December 19, 2016, 12:39:00 AM »

J-F I do not agree with the Washington Post.
It is owned now by Jeff Bezos who owns Amazon and is aligned with Democratic party.

Have you read the alternate news to then get the other side of the story, that way one can make a more educated assesment of the who cuffuddle that has happend in Washington.
As for J Comey he has been jumping the fence and doesn't know where to stand, another puppet of the Dem's.

I am not saying Trump is squeaky clean But the Obama, Clinton mess certainly needs draining from the swamp.

This is purely my view and I am Ok if you don't agree.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 18, 2016, 08:55:40 AM »

Finally FBI and CIA agree. Will the people from the electoral college take the real steps now? What could be the real steps? Voting for Clinton or voting the whole election void? Could they declare the election void? I guess it's too late for any other option than electing Clinton to keep Russia from pulling the strings for the next four years in the US. Will the electorates dare to take responsibility for their country?

"FBI in agreement with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win White House

FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House, officials disclosed Friday, as President Obama issued a public warning to Moscow that it could face retaliation."

Washington Post
Posted by: thaiga
« on: December 14, 2016, 12:38:58 AM »

China warns Trump of 'crushing his own toes' on Taiwan

China offered its sternest rebuke yet to Donald Trump, saying anyone who challenges Beijing's interests in Taiwan will "lift a rock only to crush his own toes".

"If he tries to sabotage the One China policy or harm China's core interests, ultimately he will lift a rock only to crush his own toes," Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said Monday in Switzerland according to comments posted on the ministry's web site.

China is closely monitoring developments, he said, issuing a warning against "any person or force in the world" looking to play tough with Beijing on Taiwan.

The comments come after Trump said he could jettison Washington's decades-old "One China policy" -- a diplomatic dodge allowing the US to simultaneously do business with Beijing and Taipei.

On Tuesday Chinese media sent another fusillade toward the "presumptuous and ill-guided" president-elect, slamming his approach to Taiwan as a recipe for disaster.

"Beijing should be prepared for the worst-case scenarios, particularly regarding Taiwan, as a presumptuous and ill-guided Trump looks set to usher in an era of turmoil," the state-run China Daily said in an editorial accompanied by a cartoon of the billionaire politician sitting on a powder keg.

"Trump's bloated and bloating ego may prevent him from seeing that is the likely outcome that lies ahead if he persists with this gamble."

China regards self-ruling Taiwan as part of its own territory awaiting reunification under Beijing's rule.

The nationalistic Global Times newspaper warned Trump in its editorial Tuesday that "pride goes before a fall", and said he had lost the "strategic initiative" by revealing his strategy of "blackmailing" China.

"Especially in the Taiwan Strait, China is now confident enough to arm-wrestle with Trump," it said.

Trump shocked the diplomatic establishment and angered Beijing by speaking directly with Taiwan's leader Tsai Ing-wen after his election victory.

After fierce criticism of the move, he upped the ante, taking to Twitter to ask why he should not be allowed to speak to Tsai, then attacking Chinese foreign and economic policy.

On Sunday, he went a step further, saying he did not see why Washington must "be bound by a One China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade."

The remarks were a step too far for Beijing, which had initially seemed resigned to taking a wait-and-see approach to the president-elect.

Trump's comments also earned a rare rebuke from the White House, with spokesman Josh Earnest warning the president-elect that Taiwan is not a "bargaining chip".

Posted by: nan
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:59:57 PM »

dear mr trumpet,if you want to impress the people,sell all your assets,giving the money to the poorer people of your much loved country,that would tell the people something about yourself and show your love to the american people.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:01:58 AM »

"Trump suggested in the “Fox News Sunday” appearance that he will retain a stake in his business as president, a possibility that has raised questions among ethics experts, and he questioned the idea that making deals for his company from the White House would represent a conflict of interest." )Washington Post

"When I ran, everybody knew that I was a very big owner of real estate all over the world,” Trump said, adding that he would not be involved in the day-to-day management of his company as president. “I’m not going to be doing deals at all. Now that would be — I don’t even know if that’s a conflict. I mean, I have the right to do it. You know, under the law, I have the right to do it."

Guess he doesn't understand, that "being involved" does not necessarily mean to manage it himself, that it means how unlikely it is for him to make unbiased decisions, that it puts a huge burden on the control mechanisms in the US to keep him from abusing his office. And since he his already in disagreement about the CIA's view on Russia having actively supported his election by hacking, and especially since he is not interested in the daily briefings, that he just wants to run the country all by himself and without even hearing the experts advice at all, shows how unfit he is to be president of the US, unless he wants to eliminate democracy and turn it into a banana republic.

Posted by: thaiga
« on: December 11, 2016, 01:31:48 PM »

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 06, 2016, 08:34:34 AM »

Monk Claims His Magic Cloth Helped Donald Trump Win

The contest is on! The Telegraph and others reported beforehand already, what the Brit company Cambridge Analytica now claims, Trump has won the election with their assistance in "audience targeting". In other words they claim to have helped him with their advice and support find the right way to make people go wrong, told him how to talk, twitter and post on Facebook, so his audience follows him blinded. Interesting theory. They claim to have based their advice on psychograms of voters based on their Facebook activities, so everyone could hear, what he wanted to hear, everyone "cheated himself" with an illusion. Even George Orwell didn't have that much foresight. What, if it's true, if a think tank with their computers and mind-reading software and algorithms can make us vote for politicians against our natural understanding and desire? That company promises: "Our product set lets you control every aspect of your audience engagement by building crucial information flows and behavioral connections.".

Scary enough, that company had also worked for the Brexit!

There is a lengthy article about this in German in the Swiss newspaper You can read it in English via Google translator (or Thai, if you change the target language) using this link
Posted by: thaiga
« on: December 04, 2016, 12:32:39 PM »

One of the chief concerns of President-elect Donald Trump's detractors during the presidential campaign was that the brash and notoriously loose-lipped real estate executive wouldn't be able to handle the delicate balancing act that is diplomacy. It's one thing to make wild claims domestically; it's another to inflame a fellow world power with a careless word or two.

What is the story behind Trump's phone call with Taiwan?
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: December 04, 2016, 10:53:04 AM »

I feel somewhat remorse for even starting this topic. So much negativity, and I'll be the first to raise my hand and say I'm guilty of it too.  The left, the's almost like Thailand with the red shirts, yellow shirts, black shirts, and so on.  If I've offended anyone in this thread, I offer my humble apologies, especially to Nan for the hurtful comments I made in a previous post.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:39:44 AM »

Even Sarah Palin now criticises Trump's tax deal with Carrier. Guess he should have given her a position in his cabinet in time. :evilgrin

"I am ecstatic for Carrier employees! Their bosses just decided to keep shop onshore. What a relief for hundreds of workers. Merry Christmas Indiana!

We don’t yet know terms of the public/private deal that was cut to make the company stay, but let’s hope every business is equally incentivized to keep Americans working in America."

Young Cons
Posted by: thaiga
« on: December 03, 2016, 06:02:13 PM »

Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

"In an election already tainted by suspicion, previously expressed by Donald Trump himself, verifying the vote is a common-sense procedure that would address concerns around voter disenfranchisement, "Stein said in a statement. "Trump's desperate attempts to silence voter demands raise a simple question: why is Donald Trump afraid of these recounts?"

full article
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 02, 2016, 07:03:02 PM »

In previous posts concerning the US court system I corrected your errors, so I suspect that you are not as smart as you think you are on subjects related to the US.

Your "correcting errors" still cannot change my opinion, that big parts of the US judicial system are not fair and need improvement.

To conclude that any politician, especially one as left as Bernie Sanders - and yes the far right as well - is simply crafting an unbiased perspective of an accomplishment from someone of the opposing party is naive.

Guess it's not possible for you to look at the arguments only, without biased regard to the person, who brought the argument.

It seems to me that when one disagrees with your opinion, you are offended.

Guess you don't understand the effect of your own words. For example, calling others "not as smart as (they) think" might be a compliment in your eyes. But I can't imagine many people sharing your view.
Posted by: Al
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:23:16 PM »

In previous posts concerning the US court system I corrected your errors, so I suspect that you are not as smart as you think you are on subjects related to the US.

To conclude that any politician, especially one as left as Bernie Sanders - and yes the far right as well - is simply crafting an unbiased perspective of an accomplishment from someone of the opposing party is naive.

I brought Obama and Clinton into the equation because of Obama's wrong headed conclusion concerning the saving of the jobs. I don't recall that he tried. And then in the last day or so his White House staff provided petty, in my mind, comments concerning this issue. So yes, he is a part of the equation. As are you with your simplistic comments concerning the US/Mexico border.

It seems to me that when one disagrees with your opinion, you are offended.

No problem, color me gone.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:42:46 PM »

I apologize if you take my comments as spewing hatred. Actually I avoid most political discussions on the internet, and have gotten into it a bit here, I guess primarily because I see the need to discuss with people such as yourself, who are non American. Add to the fact that you quote Bernie Sanders as a reasonable, non partisan opinionater (is that a word?) and here I am.

You seem to think, if people are not American, they can't know about America or its polticians, they need to be taught by you. Then you "grade" other opinionators (yes, it is a word!) by their political ideas instead of their ability to discuss.

Back to the topic: I referred to an article by Bernie Sanders, in which he criticised Trump for selling tax favors as a bad example. And how did you comment on that? "And of course one would expect nothing but disdain from old socialist Bernie Sanders." No substance at all in that already. And on you go with a tirade on Clinton and Obama. As if they had anything to do with Trump trading tax favors and selling that to his voters as improvement.