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Trump plays golf in Scotland ahead of Putin summit

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Trump, a 72-year-old former New York real estate developer who praises his own deal-making skills, 

Someone who is truly deserving of praise for something they do well, let's others doing the talking.

When you are forced to praise yourself for something that you think you do well, and you have to shout it out to the world, I think it just shows you really dont know wtf you are on about!

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Good on President Trump.

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YubaruToday 06:20 am JST

When you are forced to praise yourself for something that you think you do well, and you have to shout it out to the world, I think it just shows you really dont know wtf you are on about!

A bit like people who have to write "LOL" or "ROTFL" after their own "funny" comments.

Still, Trump does have seem to have a knack for getting what he personally wants, even if it never works out very well for anyone else.

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OMG! Golf... in Scotland.

This is treason.

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let me help the slanted journalist and their editors:

accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

there was evidence of this (with no proof Trump knew) while Obama was President and he did not thing about it

Trump harangued members of the NATO military alliance

he asked them to pay their fair share as any reasonable person would

While Trump took tea with Queen Elizabeth, a U.S. federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with stealing data from the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

why doesn't the FBI get the DNC servers and check them?

Trump, a 72-year-old former New York real estate developer who praises his own deal-making skills, and Putin, a 65-year-old former KGB spy who cultivates a macho image as a man of action, are due to have some time alone at the summit.

this reeks of bias slanted journalism, you could say "Trump, the President who has the world economy on a 60 year high and joblessness at historical lows."

The Democrats and Obama should be blamed for Russian meddling, because they knew and did nothing about it.

A Greenpeace activist swooped on a powered parachute within a few hundred meters of the president as he stood outside the golf course's hotel on Friday evening. Trump moved inside calmly as the parachute approached, surrounded by his security detail.

Some people need to get a job

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Trump's actions and words are so perverse, I have to ask myself whether he is, in fact, mentally ill.

He really seems to me to be detached from reality in some significant way.

He seems to have an infinite capacity to justify words and behaviors that any well-adjusted adult would recognize as ill-advised in the extreme.

I think we all have a lot to fear.

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A bit like people who have to write "LOL" or "ROTFL" after their own "funny" comments.

Because you can’t see our laughing faces. Lol

Still, Trump does have seem to have a knack for getting what he personally wants, even if it never works out very well for anyone else.

Hmmmm....for liberals, I think you’re right.

Trump's actions and words are so perverse, I have to ask myself whether he is, in fact, mentally ill.

Impossible. Obama and Bush’s former physician has said that his health is outstanding and he passed every mental cognitive test the disappointment of the left, so that myth has been debunked.

He really seems to me to be detached from reality in some significant way.

To me, I really believe that the Democrats are detached.

He seems to have an infinite capacity to justify words and behaviors that any well-adjusted adult would recognize as ill-advised in the extreme.

I think we all have a lot to fear.

When it comes to the left, I do hope so.

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That must have been very expensive game of golf.

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"I think we all have a lot to fear."

The only fear you have . . . is to fear yourself.

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Some people need to get a job

In the UK, Saturday is traditionally part of what we call ‘the weekend’ and many people don’t work on that day.

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Yeah I love how liberal heads explode when a guy whose job has 24/7 responsibilities takes a couple of hours off to play golf on the weekend. At his own golf course that he owns. How dare he have some time for himself to recharge!

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Yeah I love how liberal heads explode when a guy whose job has 24/7 responsibilities takes a couple of hours off to play golf on the weekend. At his own golf course that he owns. How dare he have some time for himself to recharge!

Where does it say in the article that people were protesting against him because he was playing golf?

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I am confident that President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin will put America in a better place. I think it's very important that they meet.

And if not, Trump can then proceed ad nauseam on Twitter to blame: Obama, the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Robert Mueller, Stormy Daniels, CNN, Jeff Bezos, your neighbor...

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I carry a 2 HCP as of today. I dream of playing a round the courses Trump owns. Aberdeen is an amazing all inspiring place and links golf. Putting politics aside for a moment.

https://www.trumpgolfscotland.com/golf

Gorgeous!

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Protesters tried to be cute and fly a message at the golf course that said trump is “well below par”. Which doesn’t have their intended meaning....at a golf course. Liberal fail again.

It’s obvious they aren’t protesting that he’s playing golf. I’m talking about the liberal media and people here who get their knickers in a bind everytime Trump touches a golf club.

CNN keeps a running tally with days they can prove and other days they can’t probe but suspect. The guy can’t have a couple hours off?

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Impossible. Obama and Bush’s former physician has said that his health is outstanding and he passed every mental cognitive test the disappointment of the left, so that myth has been debunked.

He passed a single test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, so yes, "every mental cognitive test" in the sense of only being given one, and passing it.

It is a simple and very brief test for cognitive impairment, not a psychological assessment. Charles Manson would have sailed through it. Passing does not in any way preclude mental illness, only cognitive impairment, as is seen in (among other conditions), Alzheimer's disease. In any case, there is little in Trump's behaviour that suggests Alzheimer's. There is, though, plenty to suggest that he's mentally ill.

Side note: having "outstanding" physical health (Trump's isn't, as his figures show) doesn't mean you can't have serious mental deficiencies. You can be physically healthy but clinically insane.

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It’s obvious they aren’t protesting that he’s playing golf. I’m talking about the liberal media and people here who get their knickers in a bind everytime Trump touches a golf club. 

Ok. This isn't CNN. Where does anyone anti-Trump mention anything about golf in the comments? Nobody here is making an issue about the golf apart from yourself and one other Trump supporter... Not those opposed to Trump. He should be free to unwind just as Obama should have been or any other president for that matter. The golf doesn't matter.

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@ dangob Some people need to get a job

It was Friday evening. You know, the weekend. Where billionaires play golf and that kind of thing.

How do you know the protester was unemployed and why shouldn't he or she spend his or her weekend protesting?

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@Slickdrifter - thanks for that. I don't play golf but that place looks impressive.

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We should allow Trump to play golf without distraction. He needs this. Everyone needs to give themself a day to relax and clear their head before their big performance review with their boss.

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Folks, we are at war, while the Russians are attacking us, and our democratic institutions, republicans in congress are attacking our Law enforcement institution, and the heroes that are defending the nation like Robert Muller, Rod Rosenstein, Peter Strzok, etc. We have a big Trojan Horse in the middle of Washington DC and it is full of republican traitors selling the nation for a few Rubles...

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@blackla Nobody here is making an issue about the golf

Then let me. I don’t have problem with Trump playing golf. Obviously he needs time away from pressures. Just like Obama who Trump criticized for playing golf.

But, his various golf courses are profiting from his numerous outings and the American taxpayers are the ones paying. Smells like another conflict of interest to add to the growing list.

Of course if he’d release his FULL tax info, not the ones he stiffed Maddow with, the public might learn how much we’re paying and how much he’s profiting.

And please spare me ‘he’s just being a good businessperson’. To me a good businessperson doesn’t need government subsidies.

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Yes it would be great if Trump could golf somewhere or eat somewhere or just relax somewhere he doesn’t own.

But thanks to the unhinged left, he can only go places where he controls the security.

Btw the American taxpayers pay for all the presidential trips and golfing and security of all presidents, not just this one. Perk of the job.

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The guy can’t have a couple hours off? actually two days, he could have played golf anywhere, instead he chose his own struggling golf course to help promote it all on the US /UK taxpayers dime. I mean you can see in the photo a sniper with his own man made tower, I hate to think what whole 2 days of security cost. I bet his golf resort charged the US taxpayer a bundle for him to use the course.

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But thanks to the unhinged left, he can only go places where he controls the security.

The trump has security wherever he is. But staying at his golf it profits from his visit just as when he visits his private clubs and hotels in America.

The America taxpayer costs must be enormous with 1,000 staff, seven helicopters, two military transport planes, fleet of cars. Where are they all staying in Scotland? The cost to British taxpayer is 5 million pounds.

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@blackla he can only go places where he controls the security.

He brings his own security, fully funded by US taxpayers, EVERYWHERE he goes.

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 I dream of playing a round the courses Trump owns. i could name plenty of world famous golf courses Trump doesnt own that would be equally if not more impressive than what Trump owns.

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CNN keeps a running tally with days they can prove and other days they can’t probe but suspect.

Thanks for keeping us updated on what CNN does. It’s extremely useful.

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So you guys missed that a Greenpeace idiot flew a glider thing with an engine right over where Trump was?

That is not only illegal but extremely stupid. Yet Greenpeace is claiming they made Trump “run away” and are just so proud of themselves on liberal media. This just proves snipers were needed and you do realize that thry couid have blown him out of the sky right?

Trump owns and controls the security at places he owns. Not talking about security people that are always with him anyway but walls and gates and physical access and staff. If the left weren’t so unhinged security costs would be less, stop it and we can save some money.

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Yeah I love how liberal heads explode when a guy whose job has 24/7 responsibilities takes a couple of hours off to play golf on the weekend.

I agree that recreation is indispensable for a healthy lifestyle. But the "liberal heads explode" part - well, below is a Trump Tweet:

Only way to get Obama to do right for our Marine would be for every country club across USA to deny him golf access

which could be considered racist considering America's history of excluding blacks from facilities, but I won't go there. Instead, I'll just point out the obvious: Few are more hypocritical than Trump.

https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2017/3/27/15073086/donald-trump-tweets-barack-obama-golf

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I just got back fron 1978, where I had thia conversation:

Me: In 2018 half the country will think that the Russians control our elections and the president is a Russian mole.

Aother guy: That's insane! I thought that died with McCarthy. Sounds like the loony right has really gone over the bend.

Me:Guess again.

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@comm I just got back fron 1978, where I had thia conversation:

Did you have this 'conversation' while golfing, and if so is that why you think it pertains to this thread?

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In the list of hardware Trump brought with hime I forgot to mention the carrier the USS Truman. Must have cost the American taxpayer hundreds of millions.

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So you guys missed that a Greenpeace idiot flew a glider thing with an engine right over where Trump was?

That is not only illegal but extremely stupid.

It was brave, actually. But this is Scotland, of course.

Some great banners here for all ya wee tangerine roaster fans

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/the-best-signs-from-the-anti-trump-protests-in-scotland.html

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Scotland home of the bravehearts land of free. I wonder if the paraglide flyer was wearing his kilt? Wallace and Bruce.

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