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Donald Trump - The president of the United States of America

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  1. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Jonathan Woodgate

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    That’s not real. It can’t be. It can’t...


    Sitting on my porcelain throne using Fapatalk
     
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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Trump tries to distance himself from chaos in Syria as tensions with lawmakers in both parties escalate

    President Trump on Wednesday attempted to distance himself from the escalating chaos in northern Syria following his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the region and lashed out at lawmakers critical of the decision, including during an extraordinary White House meeting that ended in acrimony.

    In remarks in the Oval Office early in the day, Trump insisted that the ongoing conflict between Turkey and the Kurds was “over land that has nothing to do with us” and that the Kurds, who served as a U.S. ally against the Islamic State, were “no angels.”

    “There’s a lot of sand that they can play with,” Trump said as he sat alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella, whom the White House was hosting for a visit Wednesday. “. . . It’s possibly never going to be very stable.”

    Trump’s decision this month to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria has led to a cascade of bipartisan criticism as worries grow that Turkey’s military offensive will lead to the slaughter of Kurds and the release of Islamic State fighters currently jailed in the region.

    Trump has vigorously defended the decision, but he has sent mixed signals by downplaying the region’s importance to the United States while striking back at critics who charge he gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “green light” to invade, arguing he has been clear he will “destroy” Turkey’s economy if the Turkish president does not back off the offensive.

    Trump cited a letter he said he sent to Erdogan last week as evidence of his tough approach, although it did not deter the Turkish president from launching his attack.

    “History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way,” he wrote in a letter dated Oct. 9 and first reported by Fox News and confirmed by the White House. “It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” It concluded: “I will call you later.”

    Tensions between the president and lawmakers in both parties continue to grow, and Democratic leaders walked out of a White House meeting Wednesday after what they described as an insulting and “nasty diatribe” by Trump during which he called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a “third-rate politician.”

    “He just couldn’t handle it, so he kind of engaged in a meltdown,” Pelosi told reporters, referring to the 354-60-4 bipartisan vote in the House earlier Wednesday that broadly condemned the troop withdrawal. Later, Pelosi added: “I think now we have to pray for his health, because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president.”

    The White House shot back at Pelosi, as White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that Trump remained “measured, factual and decisive” and that the speaker’s decision to leave the meeting was “baffling, but not surprising.”

    “She had no intention of listening or contributing to an important meeting on national security issues,” Grisham said. “While Democratic leadership chose to storm out and get in front of the cameras to whine, everyone else in the meeting chose to stay in the room and work on behalf of this country.”

    Later in the day, Trump tweeted a photo of the meeting taken shortly before Pelosi walked out, showing her standing with her finger pointed at Trump. He accused her of having an “unhinged meltdown” of her own. Pelosi’s allies said it instead showed her standing up to Trump’s bullying, and the speaker posted it proudly on her own social media pages.

    The Cabinet Room gathering became tense at multiple points, according to lawmakers and other officials briefed on the exchanges, as Trump fought with Democrats, lashed out against former members of his own administration and faced pushback even from Republicans.

    According to Schumer and two other officials familiar with the remarks, Trump repeatedlydownplayed the threat from the released Islamic State fighters, saying America didn’t need to worry about “terrorists 7,000 miles away.”

    Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the House Republican Conference chair, spoke up to remind Trump that the terrorists who killed more than 3,000 Americans in the 9/11 terrorist attacks “came from 7,000 miles away” themselves.

    At another point, Schumer began making his case against Trump’s decision, reading to the president comments from former defense secretary Jim Mattis on NBC’s “Meet the Press” earlier this week.

    Mattis, whose resignation late last year centered on his disagreement with Trump on Syria, said the United States needed to keep up the pressure in the region, arguing that if it didn’t, “then ISIS would resurge,” using another name for the Islamic State.

    Trump then interjected, calling Mattis the “world’s most overrated general,” and remarked that he wasn’t “tough enough” and that Trump himself “captured” the Islamic State, according to three officials familiar with the comments who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private exchange.

    He boasted that his timeline for capturing the Islamic State was much faster than what Mattis predicted, exaggering that “I captured them in one month.”

    Schumer and Pelosi also pressed Trump on his strategy for the region. As he responded that his “plan is to keep the American people safe,” Pelosi retorted: “That’s not a plan. That’s a goal.” As Democratic leaders walked out, Trump repeatedly called out, “See you at the polls,” according to the officials.

    “It was a meeting on one of the most serious crises affecting America in a while,” Schumer said. “And instead of having a serious discussion, the president just threw out insults.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...6c5ac8-f037-11e9-b2da-606ba1ef30e3_story.html



     
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    Robbo Pat van den Hauwe

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    Further than anyone thought possible.
     
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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    nayenezgani Chris Armstrong

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    Project. Gaslight. Deny. Repeat.
     
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    Rorschach Steve Sedgley

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    Lol. In for a penny in for a pound.
     
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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Yet another Nobel price winning achievement.




     
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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    SpurMeUp Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis makes light of President Trump calling him "the world's most overrated general"



    It's not in this clip but he also mocks Trumps war record as he got out of Nam with a doctors note saying he had heel spurs. What are they??
     
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    milo Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    Craig_J Alan Hutton

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    You think he knows how to?
     
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    Rorschach Steve Sedgley

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    It is hardly worth picking out one weird thing from the daily torrent of madness that is the Trump presidency but the building a wall in Colorado line was a dozy.
     
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    Craig_J Alan Hutton

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    Can just see it now.

    “For crying out loud we need to keep these Mexicans out. I want you to build this wall and start building it in Colorado!”

    “But what about New Mexico, Sir?”

    “I don’t want these new Mexicans either! Just do your job!”
     
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    Rorschach Steve Sedgley

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    Rorschach Steve Sedgley

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    Why are half of the states square btw?
     
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    Rock Strongo dodgy Dave Goosegog

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    They're the hip states.
     
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    Rorschach Steve Sedgley

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    I just noticed that only one state has no straight line border.
     
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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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