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Oh so just isolationist when it comes to defending the US from Russia? SMH at these MAGA losers.

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Trump cannot even defend his own self from mounting legal claims

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Trump, the clear front-runner in the Republican presidential primary race …

What a scam this has become. The Republican National Committee (RNC) paid Trump’s mounting legal fees in 2021 and 2022. He has additionally spent $58 million of campaign donations on legal fees. And with massive legal bills piling up and lackluster fundraising, Trump is now turning the RNC into his personal ATM. The RNC chair will resign on March 5, and likely incoming co-chair Lara Trump indicated last week that the RNC should continue to pay his bills. Anybody supporting this scam is a fool!

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Consider the source.

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Well, if Trump isn’t an isolationist, he is certainly an ignoramus.

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Believing that the US will suffer under a coming Trump reign will be as incorrect as before when he was in power for four years-wrong then, wrong now!

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Believing that the US will suffer under a coming Trump reign will be as incorrect as before when he was in power for four years-wrong then, wrong now!

Yeah, it's not like he collapsed the economy at the end of his reign, after letting a million Americans die of covid...

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"Trump has been clear

'Clear' perhaps to his MAGAs that are for whatever reason able to interpret the gibberish he spews, and perhaps to the aging populations in the US, who like him are dealing with advanced stages of dementia, and have lost their ability to reason beyond parroting something heard or read by a poorly educated Internet influencer who might not be a US citizen.

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The far-right or far-left never believe their views are incorrect. Their hypocrisy shines when others attempt to talk and act as they do.

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Hagerty must be interviewing for another position to work in the "stable genius's" presidential cabinet if elected of course.

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‘What he was trying to say…’

Europe heard what he was trying to say, Putin heard what he was trying to say, Xi heard what he was trying to say- the US will be an unreliable ally under a potential Trump regime.

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Exactly, Trump doesn't believe in US Govt. Deep State led global destabilization polices and projects, that US Globalist Special Interests love so dearly. Why? Many around the world view it as a form of US led terrorism, US puppet/satellite democracy agenda. etc.

Trump targets peace & prosperity global engagement, not transactional destabilization that seeks greater power and control over other countries, utilizing war, sanctions, technology, media, covert operations, etc. to do so.

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Hagerty claimed Trump's comments, which sent shockwaves through Europe and beyond, were reported out of context.

"What he was trying to say is if you don't, if you don't step up, Russia is going to have their way because being subsidized (by the United States) is not the right way to play this game," according to the senator who represents the state of Tennessee.

A lot of Trump appointees seem to eventually get tired of trying to parse his crack-brained bloviations to the media.

As if Trump is some master of rhetoric and listeners are just too dense to grasp the subtleties.

"People misinterpret the term America first" as a byword for a Trump administration seeking to disregard cooperation with the United States' longtime allies, Hagerty said in a group interview Thursday with several Japanese media outlets.

No.

Like MAGA the term America first is just bigtop, semi-religious feel good speak that is essentially meaningless for the MAGA minions.

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he’s not an isolationist, he’s an insurrectionist.

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Trump's not an isolationist, he just believe in helping anyone or anything outside of the US. What a dumb claim for Hagerty to make.

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Someone dare enough to make prediction about behavior future US president

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Oh so just isolationist when it comes to defending the US from Russia?

I am cool with that.

SMH at these MAGA losers.

We feel the same about this administration and how they can easily and repeatedly send our money overseas as if it’s their money.

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he’s not an isolationist, he’s an insurrectionist

Not legally, that’s why he wasn’t charged with it. Riot at best.

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Trump's winning in all polls, clear betting market favorite, etc. Apparently, more than a few people miss global stability, rather than opposite, massive military buildup, weapons proliferation, as chaos spreads across the world.

Trump wants to engage the world to make it SAFER.

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Not isolationist, simply annoying and petulant.

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Hagerty is just another MAGA-Moron and Trump hanger-on - one of the few left that haven't been forced to declare bankruptcy, been indicted, or flipped to cop a plea deal...

Trump will be experiencing "isolation" real soon - in a cell at Leavenworth...

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Trump doesn't believe in US Govt. Deep State led global destabilization polices(sic)....,

The 'Deep State' boogeymen Trump and his cronies are still banging on about are the people who refuse to commit crimes at his behest- many of them appointed by Trump himself and later disavowed for doing their jobs and not pledging personal fealty to him. He openly called for parts of the Constitution to be 'terminated' while pushing his election lies. He already had 4 years- he failed.

not transactional destabilization

Transactionalism is Trump's defining characteristic, and chaos follows whenever he opens his uninformed mouth.

The right is always telling us to disbelieve what we've seen with our own eyes.

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Looks very clear that Trump will prevail even with the fraudulent voting system and corrupt judges within the RS of the USA.

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Reading the comments today is a very monotonous exercise. Same old, same old waking up with a hangover headache thought-free comments.

The right is always telling us to disbelieve what we've seen with our own eyes.

They simply do not do this as skillfully as the Left who mastered smoke and mirrors a century ago.

”Context” is what the Left screams when they are caught misbehaving and asked to explain. It used to be called “playing dumb”. I’ve noticed the term has been used more and more often lately.

Anyway, Biden will win in November and then he won’t even need to address issues like border security because he’ll be a lame duck.

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Isolationist? Trump would have to locate a dictionary to look up the meaning of the word. Why is the MSM normalizing this freak GOP candidate by talking about the re-election of a man under indictment for 91 felony accounts? Who seriously believes this shameful fact together with his past incompetence as 45 that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans qualifies him for the highest office in the land? Is the country mad?

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Isolationist? Trump would have to locate a dictionary to look up the meaning of the word. Why is the MSM normalizing this freak GOP candidate by talking about the re-election of a man under indictment for 91 felony accounts? Who seriously believes this shameful fact together with his past incompetence as 45 that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans qualifies him for the highest office in the land? Is the country mad?

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Biden will win in November

Nah, he's trouncing Trump.

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Biden will win in November

Oops, I read that backwards.

But yea, Biden is trouncing Trump

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Sure are a lot of topics relating to what will happen to Japan when Trump comes back.

wonder why.

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Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. It's the Buddhist way.

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Yeah so they hoping Trump coming back, that’s why it’s being talked about so much.

biden is equated to Kishida who is super unpopular. Japanese of all peoples, know a “henna ojisan” when they see one.

Cant wait for Kishida to go to US and further that negative association to Biden.

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Yeah so they hoping Trump coming back, that’s why it’s being talked about so much.

Oh dear, if that's what you got from the above conversation, um, ouch for you.

Sure are a lot of topics relating to what will happen to Japan when Trump comes back.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. It's the Buddhist way.

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Cant wait for Kishida to go to US and further that negative association to Biden.

Yeah, American voters really care about the domestic perception of a Japanese leader.

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Not isolationist, simply annoying and petulant.

To you perhaps.

Nah, he's trouncing Trump.

Which poll? Where? The BBC polls?

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All latest polling https://www.realclearpolling.com/latest-polls

Obvious Americans tiring of Biden's US Global and Domestic destabilization policies, engaging the world does not mean US should act like a giant Terrorist. Real reason Trump's polling so well with momentum.

Any surprise BRICS so popular these days!!! Sounds like a broken record, but ABOVE cause and effect = Real!

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The former Insurrectionist-in-Chief is the largest fraud perpetrated on We the People of the United States of America.

Is he an isolationist? He’s a Trumpist, which means he is clueless about U.S. internal and external policies.

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Yeah, American voters really care about the domestic perception of a Japanese leader.

no I am saying Japanese prefer Trump too because unpopular Kishida is associated with Biden.

Making Biden unpopular in Japan too by association.

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Biden's policies causing terrible inflation around world, US Govt. spending out of control. This how US wishes to engage the world, with high interest rates, strong dollar and exporting inflation? 

Example, Nigeria, 35% inflation today, most countries in Africa far worse and Nigeria's the largest economy.

Trump wants to rein-in big US Govt. and their Globalist Deep State agenda that also busy destroying currencies everywhere including Japan. Article below from today.

Yeah, the country is literally burning down with crime, rising inflation, illegals and the left think everything is ok, but are beside themselves that Trump is beating the clock out of Biden. 

Go figure....

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Making Biden unpopular in Japan too by association

A spurious, not to mention irrelevant, claim if ever there was one.

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Yeah, it's not like he collapsed the economy at the end of his reign, after letting a million Americans die of covid...

Way off base with that comment SL.

Look forward to another dose of Trump to make your day!

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Anyone believe this global military escalation and historic weapons proliferation now taking place is good global engagement? Other than NK and Iran who are quite happy these days!

Trump doesn't think so, he'd rather invest in economic growth policies that helps normal citizens and makes the safer, not the opposite, while causing terrible inflation and risk of WW III etc.

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You can tell just by his manner of speaking that he's a big blowhard.

As for Hagerty...

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US Today engaging world with RECORD US Govt. deficit spending, approx. $1TRILLION per month per CNBC. Wars are expensive!

Trump wants to engage world NOT with high US interest rates, inflation and record deficits. Trump wants global stability and prosperity, not destroying other countries (like Japan!) currencies via Strong $policy now in place.

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Trump isn’t an isolationist he just makes sure his own country benefits most in every transaction. As he should.

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US Today engaging world with RECORD US Govt. deficit spending, approx. $1TRILLION every 100 Days, per CNBC. Wars are expensive!

Trump wants to engage world NOT with high US interest rates, inflation and record deficits. Trump wants global stability and prosperity, not destroying other countries (like Japan!) currencies via Strong $policy now in place.

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He isn't isolationist. His priority is his own country as it should be. He rightly called out some NATO members as freeloaders. Now they are scrambling to increase defense spending because of renewed aggressions by Russia.

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Trump is not isolationist,........

In order for trump to be an isolationist or a globalist for that matter he would have to understand history and what those two terms entail, and he doesn't have the faintest clue. trump stands for nothing except self-aggrandizement. He judges any position, ANY, on how it can benefit him financially, politically, public image and lets not forget his own narcissistic ego!

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"America First" doesn't mean "America Only."

I'm not sure why so many people seem to have difficulty sorting out this simple difference.

An analogy: For most of us, our families come first. That doesn't mean we don't care at all about other people, though. Of course we do.

But we take care of and make ourselves available to our families first, and then we tend to other people after that.

Same with Trump's "America First" mentality.

Why would we not expect any world leader to look after his/her own country first, while addressing the concerns and situations of other countries secondarily?

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US strong dollar, key reason why so many countries seeking to de-dollarize, and safe haven of BRICS where members can use their currencies. Today the world is TOO unstable in FX markets due to US Strong$ policies.

Trump wants to make things much more stable and balanced with other countries in financial markets, not weaponize the US$. That's Global engagement that will reduce global inflation and help ordinary people.

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Frankly, the far left "Trump Hate Syndrome Disorder" is real. Only eight months to go! before we send Joe to the nearest DC retirement home. Pent up your anger because your mental health insurance will skyrocket.

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Trump's such an isolationist that he owns golf courses and hotels OUTSIDE the US!

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Big question, how will Trump engage Ukraine should he win in Nov. Many think he'll pursue Yugoslavian model and promote a fair partition Ukraine to restore stability and peace necessary to rebuild and recover prosperity.

It's worked in Yugoslavia some +25 years later, and they were plagued with ethnic tensions, so in that sense Ukraine much easier. More fighting will change nothing, only cause more death and destruction.

Makes sense to partition along lines of nationality, as so many Ukrainians have become Russian citizens due to their 10year Civil War to achieve legal independence.

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If Trump wins, the DNC will have no one to blame but themselves, and the rest of us will have no one else to blame but the DNC. They had FOUR YEARS to straighten out the mess they're now in and they completely blew it. Now we've got a guy who can barely string two sentences together, has trouble making sense even when he does , and can't find his way off a stage. It's like Weekend at Bernie's over here.

I'm curious what the Biden campaign's excuse is going to be when they refuse to let Biden go on a debate stage with Trump, knowing it would be a total bloodbath and ruin their chances if winning.

I'm guessing it's going to be something like: "We aren't going to legitimize a racist transphobic sexist by sharing a stage with him..."

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Finally, given Trump's wife is from Eastern Europe, surely he has real insight into matter of Ukraine 10year old civil war and well equipped to engage all parties there.

Let's hope so because the current status quo in Ukraine is making global engagement difficult, as it's a terrible catalyst for other growing problems and weapons proliferation feeding all this barbaric conflict.

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Trump's such an isolationist that he owns golf courses and hotels OUTSIDE the US!

Purely for personal gain. Some of the foreign hotels are just Trump's name only. The foreign golf clubs are not doing so well.

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Finally, given Trump's wife is from Eastern Europe, surely he has real insight into matter of Ukraine 10year old civil war and well equipped to engage all parties there

Trump’s wife was an underwear model. I’m not knocking underwear models, but they generally aren’t scholars of international politics.

You have highlighted a modern problem. There are some people who take pulp novelists seriously when they talk about scientific matters, or watch an episode of Joe Rogan thinking it makes them well informed on a particular topic.

The idea of Trump having insight into international politics isn’t really serious.

I’d guess he’d be as about as well informed as someone thinking Yugoslavia broke up into 3 distinct countries.

Can’t be taken seriously.

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Ukrainians happy to be part of Russia!?!?

hahaha. Like who? Even Russians don’t want to part of that misery but are too scared to speak up. Trump will just hand Ukraine back to his buddy Putin.

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The idea of Trump having insight into international politics isn’t really serious. 

Yeah, he was “only” President of the United States for 4 years. And soon to be 4 more.

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The idea of Trump having insight into international politics isn’t really serious. 

Yeah, he was “only” President of the United States for 4 years. And soon to be 4 more

Did you ever listen to Trump talking about these issues? Apart from getting flustered like a schoolgirl about flattery from despots it was clear he didn’t know his arse from his elbow and that was before the dementia hit hard.

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If Ukrainians want to be Russians they can move there. After all its the largest country in the world.

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hopefully this time next year Trump will be sitting in a jail cell in a jumpsuit that matches the color or his hair dye and makeup.

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before the dementia hit hard.

What dementia, the guy doesn’t have it. I definitely wouldn’t vote for him if he did.

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Lots of people like Trump, do not believe Ukraine Civil War, which he dealt with in his Admin, should risk nuclear escalation and WWIII. He was engaged in this Civil War matter. He kept it from escalating, NATO involvement etc.

Trump believes same today, territorial matter, respective citizens need to figure it out peacefully, both make compromise etc. Trump knows Biden's aggressive support of Ukraine escalated this matter into WW III risk.

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I'm curious what the Biden campaign's excuse is going to be when they refuse to let Biden go on a debate stage with Trump, knowing it would be a total bloodbath and ruin their chances if winning

Hard to tell.

Trump avoided the recent debates.

Watching him mixing basic things up and weirdly slurring his words in speeches, not debates, was quite clear.

A shadow of the 3D chess grandmaster throwing insults around and talking about his knob in debates 8 years ago.

Trump v Biden in a debate could end up as a slurring match regarding what time is bedtime.

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bass4funkToday 08:13 am JST

Oh so just isolationist when it comes to defending the US from Russia?

I am cool with that.

And why is that? Did you not learn that Russia was behind the CCP and the Worker's Party of NK growing up? Did you not learn that they were attempting a global revolution at one point creating clients on every continent? Do you not read the comments of Putin saying the mission is to end the unipolar world, by which he means advance Russian and Chinese power at US expense? Do you just not care that Russia is responsible for propping up the Cuban and Venezuelan governments? Do you not know that Russia has invited Hamas to Moscow for a visit and is now a big buyer of Iranian weapons? Seems like an awful lot to not know somehow.

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Trump wants S to be more attractive partner to world, that means not pursuing destabilizations of other countries as standard practice. Sure, he wants to protect American interests and including making sure America and US Govt. build healthy relations with other countries!

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Lots of people like Trump, do not believe Ukraine Civil War

You are right. In fact you are the only one that believes it is a 'civil war'.

I doubt even Trump believes it is a civil war, if like you he knew what one was.

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Trump wants US to be more attractive partner to world, that means not pursuing destabilizations of other countries as standard practice. Sure, he wants to protect American interests, including making sure America and US Govt. build healthy relations with other countries!

We've seen historic US led global destabilization policies these past 3 years, who would have imagined BRICS growth, China and Russia bring peace between Suni and Shia, etc.? World's running away from US now, not good!

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Repeat, US Govt. financial irresponsible, crazy Govt. deficit spending, CNBC today estimates for FY ending in Sept, US Govt. deficit will be approx. $3.7 Trillion, that's about 14% of US GDP!!!

Such spending drives up interest rates, inflation and makes US $ stronger relative to world. Makes global engagement tough, all these countries suffering terribly with high inflation as result of their currencies devaluing.

Trump wants a big pivot away from Biden $strong dollar policies above fueling global DESTABILIZATION!

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Trump avoided the recent debates.

Why would he debate people that weren’t going to win, that’s waste of his and everyone else’s time. Plus, he was already President so we know what his policies are.

Watching him mixing basic things up and weirdly slurring his words in speeches, not debates, was quite clear. 

We all do that, but here is the thing, Trump will go on any show, any debate, even the networks that hate him and hash it out. Biden won’t do that because he knows the Easter Bunny would come and get him.

A shadow of the 3D chess grandmaster throwing insults around and talking about his knob in debates 8 years ago. 

As he should, what happened 4 years ago and what the left has done to him he shouldn’t stop talking and if the Dems are innocent (as they claim) why do they get defensive when Trump talks about the past??

Trump v Biden in a debate could end up as a slurring match regarding what time is bedtime.

Biden, without a doubt, if he even makes it to November. Trump is willing to take a cognitive test and Biden wusses out of it, bad optics for sure.

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Trump is a narcissist and that dictates everything he says and does. He has no experience or idea how anything actually works, he will just do anything for attention from his magat base.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 07:48 am JST

Got a lot of garbage here so we take it out one piece at a time.

Exactly, Trump doesn't believe in US Govt. Deep State led global destabilization polices and projects, that US Globalist Special Interests love so dearly. Why? Many around the world view it as a form of US led terrorism, US puppet/satellite democracy agenda. etc.

of US invasions currently: 0

Your paymasters may disagree because they are ones being contained.

Trump targets peace & prosperity global engagement, not transactional destabilization that seeks greater power and control over other countries, utilizing war, sanctions, technology, media, covert operations, etc. to do so.

You're right, he targets only what brings in money to his hotels and golf courses. Eventually some of those, too, will fall under Chinese and Russian influence so that may be why he is laying the groundwork to be buddies with them.

Anyone believe this global military escalation and historic weapons proliferation now taking place is good global engagement? Other than NK and Iran who are quite happy these days!

Killing your enemies and making them regret starting wars is absolutely good global engagement.

Trump doesn't think so, he'd rather invest in economic growth policies that helps normal citizens and makes the safer, not the opposite, while causing terrible inflation and risk of WW III etc.

Yup, again his hotels and golf courses.

US Today engaging world with RECORD US Govt. deficit spending, approx. $1TRILLION per month per CNBC. Wars are expensive!

Ok. Doesn't mean that wars don't need to be prosecuted and prosecuted right now.

Trump wants to engage world NOT with high US interest rates, inflation and record deficits. Trump wants global stability and prosperity, not destroying other countries (like Japan!) currencies via Strong $policy now in place.

US strong dollar, key reason why so many countries seeking to de-dollarize, and safe haven of BRICS where members can use their currencies. Today the world is TOO unstable in FX markets due to US Strong$ policies.

Trump wants to make things much more stable and balanced with other countries in financial markets, not weaponize the US$. That's Global engagement that will reduce global inflation and help ordinary people.

If countries are so weak they are destroyed by the US exercising its right to control its own interest rates, they need to rethink their dependencies.

Trump's such an isolationist that he owns golf courses and hotels OUTSIDE the US!

No, he can still be an isolationist. It does make him a globalist, though.

Big question, how will Trump engage Ukraine should he win in Nov. Many think he'll pursue Yugoslavian model and promote a fair partition Ukraine to restore stability and peace necessary to rebuild and recover prosperity.

Thankfully the rest of NATO and Ukraine gets say in this. Dump is going to look pretty stupid jumping up and down and nothing happens.

It's worked in Yugoslavia some +25 years later, and they were plagued with ethnic tensions, so in that sense Ukraine much easier. More fighting will change nothing, only cause more death and destruction.

You don't have any Serbians on your team you can talk to about how great they are doing?

Makes sense to partition along lines of nationality, as so many Ukrainians have become Russian citizens due to their 10year Civil War to achieve legal independence.

Any territory taken from Ukraine is illegal and only Indicated War Criminal Putin has signed up for that.

Finally, given Trump's wife is from Eastern Europe, surely he has real insight into matter of Ukraine 10year old civil war and well equipped to engage all parties there.

If you think Putin will listen to Melania. He certainly doesn't think Trump has any cojones.

Let's hope so because the current status quo in Ukraine is making global engagement difficult, as it's a terrible catalyst for other growing problems and weapons proliferation feeding all this barbaric conflict.

You poor baby. Things are much worse for people actually getting assaulted in Free Ukraine. Putin is the one who should end his barbaric conflict.

Should add to below, Trump gets it, practical side to this conflict, those changing citizenship for cause, pursuing independence from their former country. It's 'toothpaste out of the tube', no solution, more fighting useless.

Russia can continue to claim they own four provinces of Ukraine as long as they don't actually hold four provinces of Ukraine.

Not getting a lot of coverage in western media but people in Crimea, the Donbas etc. have happily exchanged their passports and citizenship to Russian.

Gallup's done polling in Crimea that substantiates above. Many analysts think approx. 10M new Russian citizens from Ukraine, since their Civil War started in 2014. If they were not happy, they'd move to Ukraine, not remain in these now Russia territories or move into Russia.

It's very hard to escape the horde state, particularly without doing any of the obscenities necessary to get a Russian passport.

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And why is that? Did you not learn that Russia was behind the CCP and the Worker's Party of NK growing up? Did you not learn that they were attempting a global revolution at one point creating clients on every continent? Do you not read the comments of Putin saying the mission is to end the unipolar world, by which he means advance Russian and Chinese power at US expense? Do you just not care that Russia is responsible for propping up the Cuban and Venezuelan governments? Do you not know that Russia has invited Hamas to Moscow for a visit and is now a big buyer of Iranian weapons? Seems like an awful lot to not know somehow.

So what do you propose? Sanctions don’t work. Send in our military? And then?

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ClippetyClopToday  03:03 pm JST

Lots of people like Trump, do not believe Ukraine Civil War

You are right. In fact you are the only one that believes it is a 'civil war'.

I doubt even Trump believes it is a civil war, if like you even knew what one was.

> HopeSpringsEternalToday  02:49 pm JST

Lots of people like Trump, do not believe Ukraine Civil War, which he dealt with in his Admin, should risk nuclear escalation and WWIII.

Let's cut and paste the whole sentence for accuracy, of course Trump recognizes this Civil War in Ukraine that started in 2014, he was directly engaged in it.

Trump does not believe Ukraine civil war should risk global nuclear conflict and WWIII, like MOST, I hope!

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 03:04 pm JST

Trump wants US to be more attractive partner to world, that means not pursuing destabilizations of other countries as standard practice. Sure, he wants to protect American interests, including making sure America and US Govt. build healthy relations with other countries!

Yes, your definitions of "other countries" the US should "improve relations" is Russia and China. I'd like to think Americans aren't dumb enough to fall for that.

We've seen historic US led global destabilization policies these past 3 years, who would have imagined BRICS growth, China and Russia bring peace between Suni and Shia, etc.? World's running away from US now, not good!

Sorry, but one set of embassies reopened does not a worldwide revolution make.

Such spending drives up interest rates, inflation and makes US $ stronger relative to world. Makes global engagement tough, all these countries suffering terribly with high inflation as result of their currencies devaluing.

Trump wants a big pivot away from Biden $strong dollar policies above fueling global DESTABILIZATION!

Spending doesn't drive up interest rates for reserve currency holder US but nice try.

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bass4funkToday 03:16 pm JST

And why is that? Did you not learn that Russia was behind the CCP and the Worker's Party of NK growing up? Did you not learn that they were attempting a global revolution at one point creating clients on every continent? Do you not read the comments of Putin saying the mission is to end the unipolar world, by which he means advance Russian and Chinese power at US expense? Do you just not care that Russia is responsible for propping up the Cuban and Venezuelan governments? Do you not know that Russia has invited Hamas to Moscow for a visit and is now a big buyer of Iranian weapons? Seems like an awful lot to not know somehow.

So what do you propose? Sanctions don’t work. Send in our military? And then?

Don't grab your ankles when it comes to Ukraine. At least not within 1 year or whatever you actually gave them.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 03:19 pm JST

Trump does not believe Ukraine civil war should risk global nuclear conflict and WWIII, like MOST, I hope!

Americans do not believe hostile foreign agents gibbering for peace at any cost.

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Don't grab your ankles when it comes to Ukraine.

No, sir!

At least not within 1 year or whatever you actually gave them.

We shall see

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bass4funkToday 03:24 pm JST

Don't grab your ankles when it comes to Ukraine.

No, sir!

But you did already. Vietnam and Afghanistan lasted 20 years and you won't even give Ukraine 2. Despite costing zero American lives and costing Russia plenty.

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But you did already. Vietnam and Afghanistan lasted 20 years and you won't even give Ukraine 2.

Yes, and it's precisely for the reasons you mentioned.

Despite costing zero American lives and costing Russia plenty.

What?

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TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  03:23 pm JST

HopeSpringsEternalToday 03:19 pm JST

Trump does not believe Ukraine civil war should risk global nuclear conflict and WWIII, like MOST, I hope!

Americans do not believe hostile foreign agents gibbering for peace at any cost.

Americans like all people believe in peace, and any cost of peace PALES in comparison to nuclear war/WW III.

Besides, true cost of peace, MORE prosperity, hardly costly!

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bass4funkToday 03:31 pm JST

But you did already. Vietnam and Afghanistan lasted 20 years and you won't even give Ukraine 2.

Yes, and it's precisely for the reasons you mentioned.

I don't know what my father, a Vietnam vet, would have said about a country leaving after only 2 years, but he would have certainly said it wasn't looking strong. Particularly because...

Despite costing zero American lives and costing Russia plenty.

What?

Yes, it is true: zero active duty American service members dead and 100k Russian conscripts dead in Ukraine by many estimates.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 03:32 pm JST

Besides, true cost of peace, MORE prosperity, hardly costly!

Surrendering in Ukraine for a few bucks is the equivalent of the rich man selling the hangman the rope to hang him. Can indeed be costly.

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Trump is not for "America First." He is not even for "America Only." He is just "Trump Only." Trump is the egomaniac.

The world, according to him, is divided between "loyalists" and "enemies." Those who are loyal are deemed good, while the ones against him are labeled as evil. He wants to be a king in a democratice nation.

This man is sick, very, very sick.

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socrateosToday 03:44 pm JST

And even worse, he perceives Russia as loyal as they have never failed in their campaign contributions.

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