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Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit; says he misspoke

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The man never fails to amaze. And not necessarily in a good way.

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"The KGB agent up against the KFC agent."

Noah Trevor - Daily Show
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You get the feeling that Trump is trying very hard to anger all of the USA's traditional allies and align itself with Russia. Is Trump trying to become a Putin like Dictator? I really believe that Trump respects Putin and the way he holds absolute power in Russia. Where is Trump going and what is ultimate goal.

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Trump wants to be a dictator too. He has said this already. Putin is not just how master but also his idol.

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The body language, the stuttering voice, the sneering condescension, the way he had to just work in the quibbling commentary... it's clear that Trump didn't believe what he said. Even after he penciled in his 'no collusion' comment because he just had to, regardless of the application to the actual statement itself.

As others in the article put, it was a poor attempt to contain the damage. He's done the same (on both sides... both sides. Ring a bell?) numerous times in his Presidency and in his life.

Today was just another exercise in demonstrating what Donald Trump is at his very core. He's a coward and a bully. When pushed, he will not respond as a mature man, but as a petulant child, crossing his arms and pouting as soon as he forces out the words he must say.

We know the Trump playbook by now. Within 48-96 hours, he'll have a Twitter tirade, where he's basically walk back his walk back, and he'll try to deflect to his most popular targets. Wait for it, you'll hear a lot of tweets about "Crooked Hillary/Witch Hunt/13 Obama Democrats/MS-13" or whatever. Soon after that he'll pivot to raising some more hell in another area, bluster about something, try to puff out his chest, and hope it blows over.

But the simple fact is, first in Chancellorsville and now in Helsinki, Donald Trump exposed himself for what he is. A coward undeserving and unfit for the office of the President of the United States.

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I'll have to admit, Donnie keeps my morning news with coffee interesting.

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"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that president Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today . . . All I can do is ask the question, my people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others, they said they think it's Russia. I have president Putin, he said it's not Russia. I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be." (D.J. Trump)

No, Trump didn't simply make a mistake between the use of would and wouldn't. He totally screwed himself by showing his true colors for the world to see.

The man is not to be trusted. He's a pariah to everybody except his base.

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I said .... but actually wanted to say... on the world stage with an adversary, a bumpling US president. What a lame exuse of a leader.

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@Davis Varnes

Dont forget FAUX will then tell their puppets like Hannity, Ingraham and Tucker to deflect and change the topic of the conversation.

Then Dump will start to repeat the same thing on Twitter. Finally the FAUX news shows will continue in the morning.

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Im waiting for Trump defenders on JT. How are u gonna defend this excuse? And

when u do, do it in recognition of the preceding sentences before the ''would''and the subsequent ones, and the Fox interviews etc.

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So disappointing as a man and as a President.

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Has anyone noticed that Pence has been ghost in the public? He is waiting for the smoke to clear, so he can run for President after this circus ends.

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Another reversal

He really is a different person when he's face-to-face with world leaders vs. when he's away from them

So who do ya believe?

Because people who supported or criticized him yesterday, now sees themselves on the other side today

But it's a missed opportunity - he already met with Putin. What good is it gonna do now way after his chance to stand up in Putin's presence?

The servicemen and women who risk their lives getting the information the US needs felt like they got stabbed in the back when Trump stood on the world stage and backed a foreigner's words over their hard work

It's also a missed opportunity to support them while on the world stage

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As a Trump defender I'm proud to point out that admitting one's own mistakes is a true display of character and dignity.

It shows that Trump puts truth, honesty and the office of the presidency above his own ego.

A+ for the Big T!

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He didn't admit to any mistakes. He admitted to one 'slip of tongue.'

But what about the half dozen other times he threw his country under the bus? What about the times he sucked up to Putin, while denigrating his own officials?

There was no truth there.

There was no honesty.

There was a forced, contrite attempt to try and say something, anything in a desperate attempt to not have to stand up and be a man.

"Big T?" More like Big Coward.

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Trump has spent his entire presidency so far denying that Putin had anything to do with his election. Even when Putin admitted in the Helsinki press conference to supporting Trump, Trump denied that Russia did anything. Now that he is getting hit back by both parties, cowardly President Bonespurs wants you to believe that he misspoke, and that all of the praise he heaped on Putin, all his comments about how Putin strongly denied being involved in the election so Trump believes him don't matter, because he meant to say "wouldn't".

This is how abusers operate.

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I'm sure the numbers will tick up slightly but this Gallup poll might temper some of the inflated online rhetoric. Look for Russia in the following list of the most important issues facing Americans today. Barring something truly explosive from Mueller, elections aren't going to turn on Russia:

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1675/most-important-problem.aspx

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@burninggbush etal A+ for the Big T!

Trump had to read from a script written by his minions, probably at the request of the deep global corporates who fear Trump's putting at risk the gains they've made - at the expense of the US public at large - so far. Trump's fake mea culpa act was as insincere as anything I've ever seen a reality TV star do.

The video of Cadet ‘Capitulate and Appease’ Trump in Helsinki showed that Trump's only a tough guy when hiding behind Twitter and when around those he thinks lower and weaker than him. Textbook bully. 

It was clear that Putin had Ol’ Bonespurs cowed, making it even harder to believe that Trump would have run into a room to stop a shooter firing a semi-automatic. (Picture him with his fingergun and saying 'boom boom'.)

Might Putin have whispered ‘water sports’ in their secret meeting? Possible, but I think the KGB man probably has a lot more he can use to keep Trump marching down the path he’s taking, which is further weakening the US and its connections to Europe while strengthening Russia. 

Im waiting for Trump defenders on JT

One has posted. Interesting that it was someone representing Trump's master. Wait, though, more of his team will be here soon.

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A pathetic and embarrassing excuse for a pathetic and embarrassing performance.

A+ for the Big T

Are you going to make him a special participation badge for the Helsinki Summit so he doesn’t feel bad for losing too?

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Ahhhh ... misspoke huh??!!

it doesn’t take a genius to interpret what you CLEARLY stated you treasonous traitor in chief!!

you basically took the word of the president of a hostile foreign country over the evidence and facts presented by your own team of agents whose job it is to determine if accusations were valid!

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My prediction from yesterday:

"Step 2 will be to return to the US and say he backs the intelligence community. The basic 180 job."

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Burning BushToday 07:31 am JST

As a Trump defender I'm proud to point out that admitting one's own mistakes is a true display of character and dignity.

It shows that Trump puts truth, honesty and the office of the presidency above his own ego.

A+ for the Big T!

Comedy gold! Well, I'm assuming it's satirical as you surely can't expect anyone to find it even remotely persuasive.

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jcapan- While that may be true, there's a few grains to take from that link.

First, it's that the poll is nearly a month old.

Second, that the biggest source of dissatisfaction, the biggest 'issue' in general is leadership and trust in the government.

Donald Trump, by his actions yesterday, showed a total lack of leadership, and a demeanor as well as actions that cannot in any way hearken to good leadership. Regardless of how hard his talking heads at Fox will try to spin it, or his bots on here will parrot the same talking points.

If the biggest issue in American politics right now is leadership, and the second is the economy, then simply put the Republican party must be voted out of office come November. Not for any individual Republicans, as much as I might disagree with some of them. But for the simple fact that a bad leader, a coward and a possible self centered egotistical traitor is inhabiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

For any of the checks and balances that are integral to the United State government to work, then they must be used. So far, the Republican Party and their leadership under McConnell and Paul Ryan have failed to do so. They have stood by while letting a 70 year old man-child act as a petulant coward, harming America's relations with her allies while cozying and currying favor with autocratic dictators.

I will be the first to state that I disagree with the Republican leadership. I will also baldly state that the Democratic leadership doesn't exactly inspire great enthusiasm from me either. The idea of Nancy Pelosi being Speaker of the House again is abhorrent to me, she's just the other side of the coin to Paul Ryan.

But at least if the Dems take back the House or Senate, they can check Trump. The worst that happens then? Paralyzing the government. I'd rather have that, a paralyzed federal government with nothing being done, than a traitorous coward being handed a rubber stamp by a cowed 'conservative' party.

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A+ for the Big T

Twit ?

Turd ?

Tyrant ?

Treasonous scumbag ?

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"...... says he misspoke ..."

I knew it. This guy doesn't know what he is talking about!

Maybe he should go back to elementary school to learn the basics of ..... EVERYTHING!!

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saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.

Yes, he would say that wouldn't he... a desperate attempt at damage control on his own behalf... meanwhile, back in la la land...

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Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit; says he misspoke

Just put a TV in front of them Donald to calm them down. Preferably with reruns of GLEE, any MTV reality show, Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Yeah, I know, all terrible mindless shows, but it's what they like. Trust me. I'dll work!!

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pfft. Oh well that's all right then. You just have a babbling liar for a world leader. What can go wrong that hasn't already?

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@fizzb Just put a TV in front of them Donald to calm them down

Projecting fizzb? Not everyone's like you. Is all you've got insults?

I would think you'd be enjoying seeing your men Trump and Putin teaming up in public.

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Grotesque and beyond parody. Is this man fit for office?

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Trump lied! Jesus wept!

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'I mispoke'. Oh boy. That's just... dumb.

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Keep boxing them in Donald. Great job! Hopefully one day we can close the box, tape it up, and send them somewhere over the rainbow where all there authoritarian dreams can come true.

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GLEE, any MTV reality show, Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Yeah, I know, all terrible mindless shows, but it's what they like. Trust me. I'dll work!!

So great to have someone above the rest of us mindless sheep.

Just imagine; a big song and dance over a reality show with a tyrant man child who bites off more than he can chew.

Impeachment is coming.

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Favorite line about this so far:

“The president looked like he was a hostage in a hostage tape, reading something he didn’t want to read.”

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FizzBitToday 08:17 am JST

Keep boxing them in Donald.

Boxing them in? Who?

Great job! Hopefully one day we can close the box, tape it up, and send them somewhere over the rainbow where all there authoritarian dreams can come true.

What... how... where... sorry, struggling to make any sense of any of that. A credible, coherent defence of Trump's huge screw up beyond your capabilities?

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David Varnes,

I hear you about leadership but as you're no doubt aware, the only people less popular than pedophiles are those currently working in congress. Not sure if Gallup has tackled that question yet but it's what my gut says. And I worked there for two years after college, so I have some firsthand experience observing them in their natural habitat. One would hope that come November, despite such unbridled loathing, voters will want to put some checks and balances on a president who was gifted far too much executive power from the word go.

It'd help, however, if we had some new blood fronting the opposition, not to mention a real vision for what we can do for Americans. You know, something other than Trump's a traitor or selling fear and anxiety. Americans have a lot more pressing issues to worry about. When you see a 100 articles and op-eds hyperventilating about Russia and can barely find one like this, it doesn't take too much imagination to wonder why America is so badly screwed up:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wall-street-managers-cost-americans-600-billion-past-decade-134658282.html

So, was what Trump did yesterday bad politics and reflective of a twisted and possibly corrupt vision, sure. Or perhaps he just likes watersports with Russian girls. But American presidents from both parties have been cozy with bad men my entire life. And while it's always been of concern to me, most Americans could care less that we installed this dictator or maintain cozy ties with Saudi despots.

Voters wonder if they put food on the table, if their water is safe to drink, can their kids reasonably afford to go to a school (that's not in lockdown) can they find decent health care or ever retire. It's only about 3 months to November--maybe we can talk about something else too? B/C the GOP is wrong on all those issues too but is it any wonder that many voters don't know that.

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If Trump can "misspoke" about something that obvious and important, how can we believe anything he says?

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"Let's make Russia great again!  Ooops, I misspoke, I meant to say America."

This is normal for orange babies.

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What's the matter Donnie? Afraid to be politically correct now?

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This is so funny. This basically contradicts those yesterday that were saying he would start a war if he did anything different? Bass... I'll give you this... you are the only one of his supporters that can come on here today and say people sometimes make mistakes and he should be forgiven. I don't agree with it but at least that would be honest from you and not a contradiction about the events yesterday. The rest of you... yeah that must smart.

Anyway... why would he make that kind of mistake? Starstruck?

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Trump has never been strong enough to say something difficult to someone's face. He'd rather wait and tweet about it later. Look at G7 - he came up with an agreed upon statement, then left and suddenly went ballistic about Trudeau. He's too weak to do it to Trudeau's face though.

Weakest president ever. Entirely pathetic.

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Sorry, Trump.

Not looking good here. Maybe time to throw in the towel.

You need to start listening to your staff and eliminate your ego from the equation.

Even Reagan was not the smartest man in the world. But what made Reagan great was his ability to work with those in his inner circle and take direction.

Trump second minus point for me.

The Canadian fiasco. Now this fiasco.

Losing interest fast. Like so many other middle to the right.

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What more proof do we as a nation need, that Trump is compromised. Attacking our allies and friending our foes, in plain sight, is a clear indication that we have a traitor and a treasonous fool in our highest office. Impeach today! A stern rebuke is not how this gets solved. It will take Senate and Congressional members with a backbone to attend to what is their job, protect our country. Party be damned, this is about all of us, as a country! We need heroes now!!!

There is nothing that trump can say today to clarify the situation. He had his chance yesterday standing next to putin and he blew it. Anything that he says today will just be damage control. Too little, too late.

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"That's some joining up the dots there.

How did HRC invade Crimea and shoot down the MH-17 plane again?"

Her entire tenure as the SoS revolved around a chain reaction of stoking up chaos in the mid east, east Europe, and Asia and the forthcoming refugee crisis.

Corning the biggest nuclear power, the only thing you expect next is a punch on your own face. The Russia learned the lesson in the Cuban crisis, now its America’s turn.

Consider we lucky Putin just got Crimea instead of going nuclear.

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Trump makes himself look a fool by being pathetic and weak, and as was entirely predictable, his zealots start screaming BUT HILLARY!

Are you guys so weak you can't even point out the obvious weakness of the president? Hillary had nothing to do with how pathetic he is and how much a failure he is.

LOCK HIM UP. LOCK HIM UP.

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I remember it was a few years ago when 3 or 4 of the top selling news magazines in the US ALL printed cover pages with Putin and nuclear mushroom clouds, in the same week! I guess they felt that Putin was going to start WW III.

So what's happenenig now? Trump meets with the WW III starter for better relations and these same MSM mags and their followers are jumping around in appalling madness?

Theres definitely something going on here besides balanced thinking.

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The dangerous embarrassment by the name of Donald J. Trump did no misspeak, he said exactly what his mentor told him to say.

It’s time for him to step down before he causes any more damage to the USA and the world. Or, if he prefers, to be censured and impeached.

Russia does have a dossier of him, which will surface sooner or later and his house of cards will tumble down.

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Haaa NemuiToday  08:47 am JST

Bass... I'll give you this... you are the only one of his supporters that can come on here today and say people sometimes make mistakes and he should be forgiven.

Credit where it's due, what bassforfunk has actually written on this topic is a bit more damning than that. No mention of forgiving Trump for this one, for instance.

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Theres definitely something going on here besides balanced thinking.

You got that right. Trump's zealots are supporting his entirely pathetic and weak showing, where he basically said Russia could attack America all they want and Trump won't say a thing. Supporting that shows a level of blind faith in contradiction to critical thinking. Pathetic leader, pathetic zealot peon followers.

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I have read some comments that are very offensive.

America will never be reduced to a third world country.

America has the ability to remove those from office who are not making the grade. Just ask Rod Rosenstein who absolutely will be impeached. What makes America great is the unlimited pool of Patriots and greatness of talented and smart people who can step up at anytime.

America has a Democracy and electoral system that allows the American people to put those in office that can change the course and direction of the country.

God bless America.

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Credit where it's due, what bassforfunk has actually written on this topic is a bit more damning than that. No mention of forgiving Trump for this one, for instance.

Yep, no denying that. I guess my point is those that supported what he did yesterday don't have the option today without being contradicted. Bass wasn't one of those.

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What more proof do we as a nation need, that Trump is compromised. Attacking our allies and friending our foes, in plain sight, is a clear indication that we have a traitor and a treasonous fool in our highest office.

Beg your pardon? Compromised? Look, as I said the other day, I do think Trump blew a great opportunity to out Putin, maybe he did misspoke, it's possible, none of can definitively say what is in his mind, as much as I love the President, he does at times mince his words, so it could be possible, but treasonous? Come on! If anyone is treasonous it's Brennan, the man once voted for the Communist party and the man was in charge of the CIA back when the Democrats were repulsed by the intelligence community and now the Democrats embrace them? From 2014 knowing that they tried to then intervene in our elections, why didn't they do anything back then? Yeah, ok...

Impeach today!

On what grounds? What evidence? Because Brennan the Communist said so? Why is it we can't discuss the issue. Is Russia that big of a threat, honestly? Trump was right BOTH sides have made blunders about US/Russian elections and that has been going back over 70 years, it's not that it happened recently. But the last 3 Presidents did a lousy job dealing with the Russians. Economy-wise, Russia has an economy the size of Texas and what's their major export? Russia interfered in our elections, this is true, they have been for years, but maybe if Hillary hadn't tried to interfere in the Russian election they wouldn't have done it to us or to be more blunt, to Hillary.

A stern rebuke is not how this gets solved. It will take Senate and Congressional members with a backbone to attend to what is their job, protect our country. Party be damned, this is about all of us, as a country! We need heroes now!!!

You're joking, right? ROFL

There is nothing that trump can say today to clarify the situation. He had his chance yesterday standing next to putin and he blew it. Anything that he says today will just be damage control. Too little, too late.

No, but Trump has said a lot of things that have given heartburn to the left and scorched the Earth and said incendiary things, this will pass as well. He made a huge blunder, but it is insane to think that Russia is some evil nation, the very nation that when Hillary Clinton visited, she gave Lavrov that stupid plastic reset button. Why? Also, with the witch hunt that is going on, why would Trump give Mueller credit for anything? What happened the DNS servers, what happened to the emails? The Russians hacked them, so why doesn't the FBI let the public know what is on them or at least to let us know their whereabouts. China is the actual real threat, the real geopolitical foe, not Russia. Increase sanctions on them or block the Tartus harbor, that would get them to back down real quick.

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On what grounds? What evidence?

Heh, it's cute that after going on about Hillary for years with no grounds and no evidence, you suddenly want it for Dear Leader.

LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!

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He made a huge blunder

That's a nice euphemism for pathetic incompetence.

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There is no forgiving Trump for this.

The misspoke excuse is what it is. An excuse. It is time to pull the carpet from under Trump and get him under control of have him removed.

I do not think I am alone as a Republican in my thinking. This was a major bag of rotten garbage that got forgotten to be put out for collection. It stinks and is absolutely is disgusting and revolting behavior from a sitting President.

You never go against the family Fredo.- God Father.

Even if your intelligence data is off. You never undermine Government workers on the political stage. NEVER!

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Credit where it's due, what bassforfunk has actually written on this topic is a bit more damning than that. No mention of forgiving Trump for this one, for instance.

As I said, I was disappointed that the President didn't take this opportunity, but putting all partisan hats aside, the last admin. didn't do anything from 2014 and the big question is why? When Obama said on the hot mic to former President Medvedev, he'll have more flexibility after the election, what's that? That was equally bad. Yes, Trump made a mistake, but it was a verbal mistake, nothing tangible, it was dumb thing to do, he should remember that and move on and as much as I am not a fan of Russia, I really don't think Russia is even remotely close to being a serious adversary as China. The Chinese DO worry me on every level, not the Russians.

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bass4funkToday  09:43 am JST

Credit where it's due, what bassforfunk has actually written on this topic is a bit more damning than that. No mention of forgiving Trump for this one, for instance.

As I said, I was disappointed that the President didn't take this opportunity, but putting all partisan hats aside, the last admin...

Don't spoil it with whataboutism. That's what the Soviets used to do.

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I guess they felt that Putin was going to start WW III.

Why start a war when you can install an easily-manipulated moron in the White House?

So what's happenenig now? Trump meets with the WW III starter for better relations and these same MSM mags and their followers are jumping around in appalling madness?

You don't have to kiss an authoritarian leader's ass and throw your own intelligence agencies under the bus to create better relations.

Theres definitely something going on here besides balanced thinking.

Yes, as always you're the only one thinking clearly, untainted by the MSM, Game of Thrones, reality shows (except maybe The Apprentice), and any remotely deep thoughts.

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Since we seem to be at a dead end with Don's Denials, how about we try one of those 12 Russians in absentia? Then, if the Russians wanted to, they could offer some kind of evidence to the contrary, (for instance, claiming the hacking really came from North Korea, etc.) Let's hear their take on this, instead of just saying they didn't do it. Our problem, being the same one that Mueller and Rosenstein face with the republicans, is that the republicans want all the intel they have, in order to develop a front against it before it comes out as indictments. With the Ruskies, what we spill to them reveals our own surveillance techniques. But at some point, the defense will get to peek in the door. But timing is everything....So, trial in absentia. Which considering Trump's brain....that's what we're dealing with anyway....what we're living with.

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@Bass

I know you are a die hard trump supporter but come on now, even someone like yourself has got to see the reality of this.

You can’t pretend to be that naive and you certainly can’t continue to defend such acts committed by trump!

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Smooth.

Must say that I think there is some difference between the statement "Russian spies try to hack US computers" - which I assume they do all the time, as do spies of other countries and "Russian spies tried to influence the outcome of the US election", which I do not believe is yet proven.

The way the Washington establishment is going nuts over this you would think that DT's "misspeaking" has given Putin carte blanche to invade Puerto Rico......

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Don't spoil it with whataboutism. That's what the Soviets used to do.

Just keeping it real, nothing more.

I know you are a die hard trump supporter but come on now, even someone like yourself has got to see the reality of this.

I did and I called him out on it yesterday, but I'm not going to dismiss how back in 2014 that when our intelligence agency warned the Obama admin. about Russia, they didn't take it seriously and now all of a sudden, it's DEFCON 9?

You can’t pretend to be that naive and you certainly can’t continue to defend such acts committed by trump!

I support the President on many issues or policies when I think it's proper and beneficial for America as a whole, yesterday was not one of those times.

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Beg your pardon? Compromised?

Yes, golden showers. But it's not illegal. Maybe we can see some cool movies about it someday.

yesterday was not one of those times.

He failed, just like no Muslim ban or Hillary arrest.

they didn't take it seriously

But Trump is he one now who is treating Putin like a Teddy Bear. He says Putin is the US's best friend.

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If I can interject some dark humor in this thread.

Do you all remember when Reagan stared show signs of Alzheimer's?

He was directed by Nancy by his side and coached what to say. The GOP may want to consider this as a viable option with Trump after this fiasco.

Here is the problem with that. I think Trumps ego wont one allow that.

Two his ego would still shine trough with Alzheimer's.

Sorry, Just thinking aloud here.

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"Well actually, I called him a competitor. And a good competitor he is. And I think the word 'competitor' is a compliment."

"So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today."

I thought it was a really amazing time ... I thought that President Putin was very, very strong."

(Trump)

This your president Trump followers. America first? Trump was like a jellyfish.

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"America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment." When George Will begins a column this way, you know you've lost the conservatives and are left with only the conspiracy theorists...

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America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment.

Probably all of them. Because all in all, Trump did provide the Ukrainians with weapons when Obama wouldn't decided to expand Polish shield by 2020, the man is trying to get Germany buy US gas so that they aren't beholden to Russia, the man killed a bunch of Russians in Syria, what did Putin do? Nothing, expelled 65 Russian diplomats, pretty much everything that the GOP support and that helps Trump in the bigger picture, if the GOP were to go nuts over this, then they should have gone nuts 2 years ago. So if Trump is supposed to be a stooge of some sort then it's a pathetic attempt.

" When George Will begins a column this way, you know you've lost the conservatives and are left with only the conspiracy theorists...

George Will? Gee, why not mention Bill Crystal, these Neocon idiots pretty much left the Republican party, like the Dinosaurs of old, their train departed a long time ago, especially when Will said, you should vote Democrat. I don't know who's worse, Will, Crystal or Rubin. No wonder these people have become pariahs.

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bass4funk: " but putting all partisan hats aside, the last admin. didn't do anything from 2014 and the big question is why? When Obama said on the hot mic to former President Medvedev, he'll have more flexibility after the election, what's that?"

Bb-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-butwhataboutobamahillary?

" Because all in all, Trump did provide the Ukrainians with weapons when Obama wouldn't decided to expand Polish shield by 2020"

B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-butwhataboutobama?

"I did and I called him out on it yesterday, but I'm not going to dismiss how back in 2014 that when our intelligence agency warned the Obama admin. about Russia, they didn't take it seriously and now all of a sudden, it's DEFCON 9?"

B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b--butwhataboutobama?

"He made a huge blunder, but it is insane to think that Russia is some evil nation, the very nation that when Hillary Clinton visited, she gave Lavrov that stupid plastic reset button. Why?"

B-b-b-b-b-b-b-butwhatabouthillary?

And finally, the extremely nervous: "ROFL"

When addressing Trump's flat out treason, which he claims he Simply "misspoke" when his entire speech and trip were about giving in to Putin, all his supporters can do -- and it took a day for most of them, Don't forget, is come up with "whataboutisms" to try and justify Trump's actions and words.

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And I love Trump's "What? Okay, so I misspoke. I didn't mean 'if I had to trust one, it would be Russia', I meant, 'if I had to trust one, why WOULDN'T it be Russia?".

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Probably all of them. Because all in all, Trump did provide the Ukrainians with weapons when Obama wouldn't decided to expand Polish shield by 2020, the man is trying to get Germany buy US gas so that they aren't beholden to Russia, the man killed a bunch of Russians in Syria, what did Putin do? Nothing, expelled 65 Russian diplomats, pretty much everything that the GOP support and that helps Trump in the bigger picture, if the GOP were to go nuts over this, then they should have gone nuts 2 years ago. So if Trump is supposed to be a stooge of some sort then it's a pathetic attempt.

This is true, but it ignores all the stuff that he has done which indirectly benefits Russia much more than they lose on those things - particularly his undermining of NATO and declaring trade wars against allies (the US has a trade deficit with Russia too BTW but it doesn't get criticized by Trump for that for some reason) which has thrown the US-centred global security and economic system into chaos much to Russia's benefit.

And of course you have the fact that he just acts like a weak fanboy when in Putin's presence. He'll insult anybody else at the drop of a hat, but won't say an unkind word about Putin no matter what the provocation.

Its just weird.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

He'll get a pass from the GOP in congress. They know he only opens his mouth to change feet. He'll get a pass from the base because they know nothing except what they see on Fox.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

He'll get a pass from the base because they know nothing except what they see on Fox.

Even Fox "news" is starting to realize how pathetically useless Trump is - they've started reporting on his screwups.

You know the president has lost the plot when even Fox and Bass are criticizing him.

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And finally, the extremely nervous: "ROFL"

Not nervous, hillariously funny.

When addressing Trump's flat out treason,

You mean like Obama and Brennan's treason?

which he claims he Simply "misspoke" when his entire speech and trip were about giving in to Putin, all his supporters can do -- and it took a day for most of them, Don't forget, is come up with "whataboutisms" to try and justify Trump's actions and words.

He might have misspoke, can your prove he didn't? Do liberals have telepathic powers like Phoenix or Charles X? Lol

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

I cant wait until the 2018 midterms when liberals will say that Republicans gaining seats in the Senate "isnt a referendum on Trump".

Then again in 2020 when he gets reelected it still wont be "a referendum about Trump".

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I suppose you need to convince yourself of some kind of 'winning' to feel better about all the failings of the most pathetic, weak, and inept president ever to pledge allegiance to Russia.

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Thats great that Fox News and bass are willing to criticize when they feel something is wrong. You will never see that type of intellectual honesty from the left. Every single issue is going to be the cause of the death of millions. Even such benign things as appointing a guy to a court.

Even Fox "news" is starting to realize how pathetically useless Trump is - they've started reporting on his screwups.

You know the president has lost the plot when even Fox and Bass are criticizing him.

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Thats great that Fox News and bass are willing to criticize when they feel something is wrong. You will never see that type of intellectual honesty from the left.

Yeah it's not like Obama was widely criticized by the left for drone attacks and for not protecting whistleblowers.

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we are winning, without a doubt. Nothing happened at the summit that changes anything that has already successfully occurred prior to it.

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we are winning, without a doubt. Nothing happened at the summit that changes anything that has already successfully occurred prior to it.

Something successful would need to have occurred for it to be able to be changed.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Even Mitch McConnell is criticizing dear leader for his allegiance to Putin.

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It’s just silly to think uttering some one-word correction changes everything else. Even in his news conference he talked about “possibly others.” He always wants to keep that door open.

The guy can’t stop making it clear that he sides with Russia. Nothing has changed at all.

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I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn't’

His stupidity, trash and lies are sometimes funny. This isn’t

It’s pathetic.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

It’s just silly to think uttering some one-word correction changes everything else.

Especially since said 'correction' didn't happen until he realized that even is own people were calling him pathetic and weak.

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bass4funkToday 11:20 am JST

He might have misspoke, can your prove he didn't?

You want proof he didn't misspeak but you're happy to take him at his word that he did?

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Thomas Friedman, another conservative pundit, weighs in:

"If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper. In other words, even a puppy acts ashamed when caught misbehaving. That is not true of Donald Trump. Day in and day out, he proves to us that he has no shame."

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Liberals are too busy mocking him to understand the fact that he is the President.

Yes, You must have blind faith in dear leader. Do not dare to question. And do not dare to remember that the right did the same thing to Obama for 8 years.

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Michael Gerson, the former George W. Bush speechwriter, writing in The Washington Post Monday: “Much of the G.O.P. is playing down Russian aggression. And it is actively undermining the investigation of that aggression. Trump’s political tools have become Putin’s useful idiots. The party of national strength has become an obstacle to the effective protection of the country.”

“The G.O.P. has lost its way because it has been selling itself for years to whoever could keep it in power, and that is now Trump and his base. And Trump’s base actually hates the people who hate Trump — i.e., liberals who they think look down on members of the base — more than it cares about Trump.”

7 ( +7 / -0 )

You want proof he didn't misspeak but you're happy to take him at his word that he did?

And why not? I do believe in giving the man the benefit of a doubt. Maybe he did and maybe he didn't, but I don't want to point fingers and just condemn the guy when there are others that have done worse.

Thomas Friedman, another conservative pundit, weighs in:

Friedman? Seriously? You are on a Jurassic role of old bag washed up irrelevant conservatives.

"If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper. In other words, even a puppy acts ashamed when caught misbehaving. That is not true of Donald Trump. Day in and day out, he proves to us that he has no shame."

What?

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He might have misspoke, can your prove he didn't? Do liberals have telepathic powers like Phoenix or Charles X? Lol

Well this is just ridiculous. It wasn't just one phrase that might have been misspoken, everything he said and did in that press conference was a train wreck. Was he misspeaking every time his mouth opened?

You don't need telepathic powers to see how empty that excuse is. He is just adding insult to injury by insulting everyone's intelligence with this blatant BS.

I get that you like Trump and his policies. But come on, don't demean yourself by trying to sell us this garbage.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Well this is just ridiculous. It wasn't just one phrase that might have been misspoken, everything he said and did in that press conference was a train wreck. Was he misspeaking every time his mouth opened? 

I never said Trump was a classic orator, I am just saying, he might have. You can't say he did or didn't.

You don't need telepathic powers to see how empty that excuse is. He is just adding insult to injury by insulting everyone's intelligence with this blatant BS. 

Sorry, as bad as it was, I can understand why he didn't want to throw Mueller a bone, doesn't need to, he's the President, Mueller from the last I heard is a cop, he doesn't owe him anything, especially when you think what he's been doing to the President, can't say I blame him for that.

I get that you like Trump and his policies. But come on, don't demean yourself by trying to sell us this garbage.

I'm not trying to sell you anything, but I already made my thoughts clear yesterday, the man made a mistake, but if you want me to hold him to a certain standard then I have to hold Obama, Brennan and even Hillary to account and being a huge part of this problem for how this all manifested itself.

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If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper. In other words, even a puppy acts ashamed when caught misbehaving. That is not true of Donald Trump. Day in and day out, he proves to us that he has no shame."

What?

Beautifully clear writing from Friedman. He makes the point that Donald Trump has no shame. Puppies often show the capacity for shame.

Not difficult to understand and I’m not even a professional writer.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

"This what you get when you put a KGB agent up against a KFC agent," as Trevor Noah said...

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Beautifully clear writing from Friedman.

From a party that is increasingly irrelevant.

He makes the point that Donald Trump has no shame.

Thank God, no wonder these people are out of work and going on liberal networks with floating ratings, but I get it, someone has to pay the bills.

Puppies often show the capacity for shame. 

Not difficult to understand and I’m not even a professional writer.

Hmmmm...

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

I never said Trump was a classic orator, I am just saying, he might have. You can't say he did or didn't.

You really believe he may have misspoke? Even though everything else he said and did in that conference is only consistent with what he actually said ("would") and the word he now insists he meant to say ("wouldn't") would have been completely inconsistent with everything else he said and did? Come on, this is stupid.

I'm not trying to sell you anything,

Sorry but yes you are, you are trying to sell me Trump's excuse that he misspoke. That is just plain nonsense and anybody who buys it has no judgment worth anything.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Poor baby. Always misunderstood, always the victim. Excuse me while I reach for my tiny violin...

7 ( +7 / -0 )

The sight of him struggling to read his script (while trying desperately to make it look less obvious) is hysterically funny -- if you haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to find the video! This is the guy who tells us how "smart" he is!

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We have posters here claiming that Russia's shooting down of a passenger plane and invading Crimea is down to Hillary Clinton. And pointing out such nonsense is not allowed. Hmmm.

This is all deflection, of course. Yesterday, the meathead in chief threw not only America's intelligence agencies under the bus but he blamed America for the current state of affairs. So - Russia's acts of war I mention above, the attacks on British soil, the hacking, the spies - all down to you, America. According to the big eejit.

Even with his claims that he misspoke and he does accept - he immediately backtracks by saying it could be some other country involved.

"It could be other people also. There's a lot of people out there."

That's not complete faith. That's Trump still sticking up for Vlad.

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bass4funk: "Sorry, as bad as it was, I can understand why he didn't want to throw Mueller a bone,"

Because he's a coward, and that's all there is to it. If he's subpeonad, it's not "throwing a bone", it's Following the law. Irrelavant geriatrics like Giuliani, who will ONLY be remembered for his attempts to defend the indefensible and his hypocrisy, are just using the soundbites like you, "throw a bone to the law", etc. because you're trying to make it look like he's not running away. But that's what he's doing. He said he was not afraid to speak to Mueller, and would gladly do it. Now he won't, because you guys are scared, and he is scared, he'll say something "stupid" (ie. honest).

" doesn't need to, he's the President, Mueller from the last I heard is a cop, he doesn't owe him anything, especially when you think what he's been doing to the President, can't say I blame him for that."

Like I said, you guys are making excuses... even Giuliani, just after being asked a question and his eyes nearly shot out of his head again, said they Don't know if Trump can refuse a subpeona, or pardon himself, etc., because it's not happened.

"I'm not trying to sell you anything, but I already made my thoughts clear yesterday, the man made a mistake, but if you want me to hold him to a certain standard then I have to hold Obama, Brennan and even Hillary to account and being a huge part of this problem for how this all manifested itself."

More whataboutism, the funny part being you have already tried to hold those people in account -- and to the fire -- but refuse to even accept the idea Trump has done anything wrong... even amidst his outright treason, when he said YOU -- and that means you, bass, are to blame for the bad Relationship, and he believes Putin more than you.

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Blacklabel: Because he knows who really did it. 

Who would that be?

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bass4funk: "You mean like Obama and Brennan's treason?"

B-b-b-b-b-b-b-butwhataboutobama? haha... you just can't help yourself. And you didn't answer the question, either.

Even your colleagues in the right-wing blog world have called what Trump did a disaster, and all the GOP disagrees with Trump. That is why he is furiously trying to back-pedal here... like some of you guys are.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

You really believe he may have misspoke? Even though everything else he said and did in that conference is only consistent with what he actually said ("would") and the word he now insists he meant to say ("wouldn't") would have been completely inconsistent with everything else he said and did? Come on, this is stupid.

Not really, do you know what Trump said behind closed doors? No, you do not, you are jumping the gun like every other liberal.

Sorry but yes you are, you are trying to sell me Trump's excuse that he misspoke.

No, I'm not selling you anything, I am just telling you, YOU DON'T KNOW what the man said behind closed doors, none of us do and NONE of us know what was in his head.

That is just plain nonsense and anybody who buys it has no judgment worth anything.

Right back at you.

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

I give it two days max before Trump starts saying, "I never said that," and might even try to pull the "I Don't think that's me! Fake news!" when you SHOW him video of him saying it.

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He and traitor Brennan and lying Clapper, these are the "intelligence agency" people are mad that Trump didnt trust and believe in?

No clue who Brennan and Clapper are, but is it really surprising that the man being called a traitor by a traitor would suggest not voting for that traitor?

So when is Mueller team going to Russia to continue their investigation then? They have been invited by Putin himself, yet the media isnt pressing Mueller to go, why?

Because they aren't as stupid as Trump to believe that Putin is going to be honest with them.

I wouldnt know. But Trump, as the President of the United States with access to everything to the highest security classification, obviously does.

He may have access, but it's widely reported he doesn't read anything. Which is why he's so clueless about the real world.

Why else would he keep asking publicly about the DNC server and the mysterious Pakistani IT guy if he didnt?

To divert attention from his treason of course.

LOCK HIM UP. LOCK HIM UP. DRAIN THE SWAMP. DRAIN THE SWAMP.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Even your colleagues in the right-wing blog world have called what Trump did a disaster, and all the GOP disagrees with Trump.

McCain, nothing new, Flake, typical, nothing new, Corker, nothing new, so yes, all the pretty much GOP members that are either not going for reelection or irrelevant to the party overall.

That is why he is furiously trying to back-pedal here... like some of you guys are.

He made a mistake, but is it a hanging offense? Of course not.

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

That sure sounds like what the anti-Trump people are doing.....

The anti-Trump people are trying to salvage the dignity of America. The dignity that Trump and Putin have besmirched and betrayed.

It's a case of patriots versus self-serving nationalists.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

An obvious lie. The revised version doesn’t even comport with everything else he said. This sad man was obviously out of his depth. Put in ran rings around him. Pathetic display of groveling.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

This sad man was obviously out of his depth.

Literally the most pathetic performance by a sitting president ever.

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No, I'm not selling you anything, I am just telling you, YOU DON'T KNOW what the man said behind closed doors, none of us do and NONE of us know what was in his head.

We don't know for sure what was said behind closed doors, but it seemed pretty obvious to be that he did not misspeak.

If he really meant to say what he subsequently said it would have needed to use a double negative and I don't think I have ever heard Trump use a double negative - he never users language this way - he speaks in relatively simple language.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Not really, do you know what Trump said behind closed doors? No, you do not, you are jumping the gun like every other liberal.

Who is jumping the gun? I didn't say anything about what he said behind closed doors, I was talking about what he said in front of cameras broadcasting to the whole world.

No, I'm not selling you anything, I am just telling you, YOU DON'T KNOW what the man said behind closed doors, none of us do and NONE of us know what was in his head.

I never claimed to know what he said behind closed doors. I DO KNOW what he said and did in front of cameras in front of millions of people.

As to the substance of what happened behind closed doors, based on what he said and did in public I am certainly NOT inclined to draw a favorable inference.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

The best commentary I've read thus far on the MSM's apoplexy:

Peace apparently is a terrible thing; a renewed arms race, with quite literally trillions of dollars pumped into the military industrial complex and hundreds of thousands dying in proxy wars, is apparently the “liberal” stance.

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

It's really weird how the right keeps trying to say the left is doing what the right has been doing since the start of the Bush administration.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@bass He made a mistake, but is it a hanging offense? Of course not....yeah just a little mistake....doesn't need to be hung you know what they say give a man enough rope....

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How many more must die, before Trump can condemn Putin without reservation?

"That the plane was hit by a Russian missile has been proven to be an irrefutable fact.

"That this killed our 3 beautiful children and their grandfather, and destroyed our life and many other lives in the process, is an irrefutable fact."

He added: "That the man whose arse you've just been kissing did this, and continues to lie about it, is an irrefutable fact."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44868329

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The anti-Trump people are trying to salvage the dignity of America.

If they wanted to do that, why didn't they go after Brennan or the previous President? They went disposed of Mubarek, got rid of Gaddafi(in the worst way) secretly talked to Medvedev on a hot mic. So anti-Trump people, why didn't you stand up?

The dignity that Trump and Putin have besmirched and betrayed.*

Yes, by kicking out 65 Russian diplomats and by arming the Ukrainians and helping the Polish to expand their missile defense shield and to offer Germany (the very country we protect from Russia to buy our own natural gas) Yes, huge betrayal. Lol

It's a case of patriots versus self-serving nationalists.

I'm doing my best!

He made a mistake, but is it a hanging offense? Of course not....yeah just a little mistake....doesn't need to be hung you know what they say give a man enough rope....

Use it to catch cattle or tie up Democrats?

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

Peace apparently is a terrible thing; a renewed arms race, with quite literally trillions of dollars pumped into the military industrial complex and hundreds of thousands dying in proxy wars, is apparently the “liberal” stance.

This notion that war with Russia was looming if not for doves like Trump is patently ludicrous. We weren't going to go to war with Russia no matter who won the past election and no matter who wins the next one for that matter. We survived the Cold War and we'll survive the next few tedious election cycles too, other than having to read all the bad, overhyped takes.

Both parties just came together to sing kumbaya and pass a nearly 700$ billion defense spending bill--trillions of $ are already being pumped into the MIC, per Trump's request and bipartisan backing. We've always been at war with Eastasia and we always will be.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

We weren't going to go to war with Russia

What part of proxy wars did you not understand? If Trump's summit with Putin leads to more cooperation between the two countries and reduces the chance that there actually is a confrontation between the top nuclear powers, then I'm all for it, regardless of who takes credit. If Trump can do one good thing, or two (we'll see how the N. Korea situation pans out), in his miserable presidency, I'll take it.

We've always been at war with Eastasia [sic] and we always will be.

We have?

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

He added: "That the man whose arse you've just been kissing did this, and continues to lie about it, is an irrefutable fact."

Anthony Maslin needs to look up "irrefutable fact." Or maybe it means something different in Aussie English. It's certainly "irrefutable fact" that the BBC has no shame in praying on grief to further its warmongering propaganda.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Most ridiculous back-pedal ever.

And Trump got played, yet again, like a fiddle. Putin’s statements at the conference were carefully calibrated to sow even more dissension among Americans. Got to hand it to the Russians they knew what they were doing and succeeded. No wonder Lavrov was giddy.

They might have overplayed their hand though. If Congress is serious about slapping serious sanctions at the first sign of meddling in the 2018 elections.

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"We weren't going to go to war with Russia no matter who won the past election"

Don't underestimate Hydrogen Hillary.

Tucker Carlson has it right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFRmF0SfHUA

Trump: I'm not pro-Russia, I just want our country safe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB8etvUSag0

-13 ( +0 / -13 )

Oh my...

If President Trump is a Russian plant, he's the worst plant ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtBBwYuQOlE

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

Tucker Carlson has it right:

As bad an introduction to a link you are likely to hear outside of ‘Sean Hannity has it right’.

Let’s be serious here.

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Dammit I meant to say we aren't at war! AREN'T! ooops too late.....

Seriously America wtf are you doing with this clown?

9 ( +9 / -0 )

"Admirers call him an anti-establishment “disrupter-in-chief”, when in reality the overriding, relentless purpose of his actions is to draw maximum attention to himself. Trump only knows what he does not like and wants to destroy." This is what links Trump and his acolytes and factotums, which is deeply rooted in their own failure to acknowledge that they are damaged goods raised by damaged people. Unable to gain attention through socially accepted channels achieve legitimate recognition, or adhere to the rules of social interaction or academic achievement that bring praise, they act out in hopes of gaining attention any way they can, be it good or bad. Trump is the king of the trolls, and his followers are legion...

7 ( +7 / -0 )

7 ( +7 / -0 )

America must deal with Donald Trump, the first rogue president.

That was the seriously by far the dumbest article the Guardian ever came out with.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

Very telling piece from the article:

Apologists point to Trump’s “America first” rhetoric to explain and connect his outlook and actions. This is not a new slogan, carrying as it does unedifying echoes of ultra-nationalistic, isolationist episodes in past American life. Even so, Trump does not follow his own advice. In his attacks on the EU and Nato, in his wildly unscripted assault on Theresa May, and again in his display of craven deference towards Putin, Trump put himself first and America last.

I wonder just what it will take before the core apologists see the light?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Trump claims Mueller probe driving US, Russia apart, says Putin calls it a 'shame'

Trump gets his orders not only from Hannity but Putin as well. Putin has Trump hypnotized and is brainwashed from Putin. Trump called Putin a great man.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Treasonous TRUMP!!!!!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

If one believed Trump yesterday, then one must believe he is lying now

One cannot believe both since these are opposing stances

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Traitor Trump surrendered USA to Russia for all the world to see, and all his enablers can do is ask for more. They'll make great local apparatchiks taking down all the Old Glory flags around neighbourhoods

7 ( +7 / -0 )

One cannot believe both since these are opposing stances

Like calling it a Muslim ban. Then calling it a travel ban. Another case. The Mexicans will pay. Now the American taxpayer will.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

It rarely comes up in discussions these days, but the wild card idea that the Russians have damning video / audio evidence against Trump from days gone by, shouldn't be dismissed.

Sounds all "conspiracy theory run amok", but maybe there is some dirt out there. Could be Business, Political, Family, Scandalous or whatever oriented, but it fits the little niche of "Don't spit on the Ruskies or else".

I'm not holding my breath, but I would never say never - or is that wouldn't.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

did you even bother to watch it?

No

7 ( +7 / -0 )

nishikat/Northern - So you choose to remain uninformed. Too bad.

nishikat: "We don't do links"

Oh come now, nishikat, don't give up so easily!

"Like confirming it's a [failed] Muslim ban."

I keep asking you how it can be a Muslim ban when Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world, is not affected by the ban, but you don't answer, but you should at least give up that ridiculous argument.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

To suggest that somehow Trump is some patsy of Putin requires you to deny everything he's done in the past year and a half ( a lot more than Obama did in eight years ).

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Trump is some patsy of Putin

Yes

5 ( +6 / -1 )

@Serrano, you're right, I don't. It hasn't been on the horizon until the start of last year.

Everything Trump does is for the betterment of America.

Grabbing his own ankles is a great way to do that. But today he claimed he only intended to grab his knees.

Once again, do you have your own arguments, or do you need a man in a basement to tell you what to think?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

There's nothing Obama did that forced Trump to appease Putin. That's all Trump's doing.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

I couldn't let it lie. I haven't logged onto here for years.

Defend the nonsense "wouldn't" correction and then deflect to "but...but..."; ridiculous.

Shame on you as apparently sentient beings.

Dumb and dumber, take a bow.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This just in:

"I mean't I wouldn't denuclearize."

-- Kim Jung Un

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Trunp just said that Russia is no longer targeting our elections.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

This could be repeated everyday and it would still be true:

Yesterday, Donald Trump lied, lied about lying, changed his mind, lied about changing his mind, changed his mind about lying, blamed someone for something he did, lied about blaming someone, took a breath, and lied.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

There's nothing Obama did that forced Trump to appease Putin. That's all Trump's doing.

theres everything to do with Obama because well Obama, and Hillary shes the reason he lied because those emails made him do it. If she was locked up he wouldnt have lied. Its easy to lie to cover a lie, bit like a dog chasing its tail, Trump the "dog chasing tail presidency" or hold on is it the "tail chasing the dog"

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"Yesterday, Donald Trump lied, lied about lying, changed his mind, lied about changing his mind, changed his mind about lying, blamed someone for something he did, lied about blaming someone, took a breath, and lied."

That's some imagination ya got there, sf2k.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

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