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Trump vows 'great' trade deal with UK; has tea with queen

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Wonderful to have Trump as the poster boy of the "hard Brexit." His immense popularity across Europe and erudition regarding the issue will carry great effect.

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Trump is like a teenage girl, making snarky remarks behind the backs of others, then pretending that he didn't really mean it. It's so embarrassing to have him out in the world as the face of the U.S.

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Trump is like a teenage girl, making snarky remarks behind the backs of others, then pretending that he didn't really mean it. It's so embarrassing to have him out in the world as the face of the U.S

Sounds like you summed up the entire Democratic Party, well done....finally.

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Cue all the Trump apologists who were railing against May yesterday to suddenly decide that she is OK after all.

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economy up, jobs up, unemployment down, illegal aliens out, he is on the way to getting re-elected because despite the media attempt to demonize him he is actually quite popular with voters who have jobs (UK you do not vote, sorry)

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Trump’s was spouting the highest level gibberish in the press conference after trash talking May to a trash tabloid. He was barely comprehensible at times.

The ‘fake news’ line is getting tiresome. He’s on tape spouting the trash he contradicted in this pantomime.

Face up to what you said and stop acting like a child. A pathetic coward.

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Trump’s was spouting the highest level gibberish in the press conference after trash talking May to a trash tabloid. He was barely comprehensible at times.

I understood him loud and clear. Basically, he was saying, she’s weak and Boris Johnson should take over as PM.

The ‘fake news’ line is getting tiresome. He’s on tape spouting the trash he contradicted in this pantomime. 

And?

Face up to what you said and stop acting like a child. A pathetic coward.

Ohhhh, if only the media would heed those words.

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A great trade deal!? Wow, sounds a lot like his great healthcare plan etc., can't wait to see the brilliant trade plan Donny puts together. ;)

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Trump never takes responsibility for his lies and blunders. He could literally contradict himself in the same sentence and not bat an eyelid.

"I love the United States but I love getting along with Russia and China and other countries."

Yes, you're famous for getting along with other countries.

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Trump never takes responsibility for his lies and blunders. He could literally contradict himself in the same sentence and not bat an eyelid.

I have yet to meet a leader that is incapable of lying.

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Basically, he was saying, she’s weak and Boris Johnson should take over as PM.

The same Johnson who told porkies about Brexit and the NHS, who likened the Irish border situation to congestion charges, the same Johnson who helped plunge the UK into the current crisis and then bailed out?

Possibly the worst choice for PM. Ever.

Ohhhh, if only the media would heed those words.

Hmmm. For someone who supposedly doesn't care about the media, or Trump critics, you sure put in the hours proving otherwise.

Have a great weekend, all. Especially protesters in Scotland - fab photos here!

https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/13/donald-trump-touches-scotland-second-stop-uk-visit-7714441/

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Those protests were pretty good bigger than Trumpys inauguration....250 thousand not a bad turn out...now off to do some more golfing and charge the American people thousands for it...just got to love this slezebag conman...

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The same Johnson who told porkies about Brexit and the NHS, who likened the Irish border situation to congestion charges, the same Johnson who helped plunge the UK into the current crisis and then bailed out?

Possibly the worst choice for PM. Ever.

You think so? Well, we will just have to agree to disagree.

Hmmm. For someone who supposedly doesn't care about the media, or Trump critics, you sure put in the hours proving otherwise.

I don’t put hours in, but I will say this, when you have a smartphone, you can take it anywhere.

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Trump never takes responsibility for his lies and blunders. He could literally contradict himself in the same sentence and not bat an eyelid.

Of course. That a mentally unstable person is the most powerful person on the planet, spouting nonsense, incapable of speaking above a 3rd grade-level or remembering what he said 3 hours previously is of concern.

However, we can also recognize that this chaos theory of governance and communication is pawning all of us. Each new day we spend much of our time reacting to the latest outrage or contradiction. Some in defense, some to condemn, often pearls clutched. Either way, our discourse is a closed loop held in the palm of his little hand.

JT is only one very small pond of online debate but I reckon 98% of the political discussion that occurs here is about Trump, what he said, how vile he is, how he's in cahoots with Russia, plus those who disagree. Is this a great concern as far as elections go, what's being said in Japan about American politics--no. But sadly it's a reflection of what passes for online discourse in the US as well, on Twitter, on MSNBC, in the legacy papers. None of them are discussing policy, even those liberal in orientation (Chris Hayes for instance) spend most of their days absorbed with the scandal du jour.

And I've got news for you. I'm an American whose grandparents worked in mills, who still has many working class friends and family who I'll be seeing this summer, and if you think any of them give a flying - - - - about what DT is tweeting or about Mueller's investigation, you're delusional. I know I'm a white collar guy with too much leisure time on my hands. But I've not lost sight of what's going on outside of these silos. People back home, even those who disagree with us, are working hard and trying to make a living, worried if they can provide for their kids, pay their rent, ever retire. They're deeply confused about politics, not privy to the education or level of discernment most of us have achieved in our lives. They're deeply scornful of both parties, neither of which has improved their lot in any measurable way for decades.

So, when I read comments saying that 10s of millions of Americans are guilty of treason b/c they're Trump supporters it concerns me. Politics being the art of persuasion and all. Words, even in the age of Trump, have tremendous power. The next time the Democrats many of us support put FWD a candidate with crossover appeal, will they look at that candidate with an open mind or will they remember that they were accused of being unpatriotic, will they remember being scorned as ignorant white trash etc. Don't think every Trump supporter is like our resident trolls--and it's not like we're only talking about his most vocal supporters. Many are skeptical of Trump and never voted for him but they don't take kindly to having members of their family or their neighbors maligned.

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Those protests were pretty good bigger than Trumpys inauguration....250 thousand not a bad turn out...

Just the usual degenerate rent-a-mob. Normal people were busy at work.

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Of course. That a mentally unstable person is the most powerful person on the planet, spouting nonsense, incapable of speaking above a 3rd grade-level or remembering what he said 3 hours previously is of concern.

We had a President That was a Harvard graduate and he was weak and useless, all the smarts and what? Sluggish economy, disastrous and unnecessary overhaul of the healthcare system allowed our geopolitical foe to take Crimea, made a disastrous deal with Iran. Yes, all smarts and nothing to show for it.

JT is only one very small pond of online debate but I reckon 98% of the political discussion that occurs here is about Trump, what he said, how vile he is, how he's in cahoots with Russia, plus those who disagree.

Before that it was Bush...or any conservative for that matter.

Is this a great concern as far as elections go, what's being said in Japan about American politics--no. But sadly it's a reflection of what passes for online discourse in the US as well, on Twitter, on MSNBC, in the legacy papers.

People still watch msnbc?

They're deeply confused about politics, not privy to the education or level of discernment most of us have achieved in our lives. They're deeply scornful of both parties, neither of which has improved their lot in any measurable way for decades.

You can Thank a big portion of that on the liberal MSM for poisoning the well of political discourse by injecting emotion into every single topic, explosive, irrational and highly annoying.

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Japan- those are good observations and tally with what I see from folks also.

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Trump has called the interview he did with The Sun as 'fake news'. It was recorded and been playing on the UK news all day. He is totally deranged.

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As an American, I frankly have no dog in the May/Johnson fight. I just know that some are like dogs, Pavlonian - whichever side Trump comes down on, they'll slavishly support.

Weird thing is, yesterday, Trump was extolling Johnson, and today, he's saying that he never did (despite video of him extolling Johnson) and instead extolled May. This leaves Trump slavies in a conundrum. I have a dog so can empathize with them: commands must be clear and non-contradictory. It's when the dog owner has no idea of his own intentions (say, perhaps due the the fact that he has zero knowledge of a given situation yet opines nonetheless) that the dogs get confused.

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Whose crowd is biggest?

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I have a dog so can empathize with them: commands must be clear and non-contradictory. It's when the dog owner has no idea of his own intentions (say, perhaps due the the fact that he has zero knowledge of a given situation yet opines nonetheless) that the dogs get confused.

The difference is, dogs can’t rationalize thoughts on an intellectual level to build or create things, they lack that cerebral enhanced part of the brain that allows them to distinguish cause effect. They are animals, dependent on humans for survival. On the other hand liberals do tend to have a collective instinct to swim upstream, never realizing it’s all for nothing..really.

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Trump is what Japanese call a 八方美人 (happo bijin), a person who says what his listener (or audience) wants to hear, even when it totally contradicts remarks made only hours before to someone else. Is this due to a "lack of moral clarity" or something else entirely? Anyway wait and see what sort of nonsense he blabs about his trip after returning to Washington. He'll probably claim the Queen offered him a knighthood but he turned it down out of modesty...

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Thanks for the thoughtful reply, bass. I always look FWD to what the sage of Orange County has to say.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania in the Grand Corridor

The trophy room. How appropriate.

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He has tea with the Queen but never a tea party in his country.

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Trump has called the interview he did with The Sun as 'fake news'. It was recorded and been playing on the UK news all day.

It doesn’t matter to his supporters. They do not care. He can say anything - outright lies, trash conspiracy theories, delusional nonsense - anything.

Standards of decency mean nothing to Trump partly because he knows standards of decency mean nothing to those who accept this crap.

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At least he didn’t give the Queen a gift of an iPod loaded with his own speeches. Seems they got along pretty well overall.

Says the guy who probably wants internet memes (except ones that mock Trump) to be classified as “hate speech”.

The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest because somebody might be offended is a slippery slope," Khan told BBC Radio.

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At least he didn’t give the Queen a gift of an iPod loaded with his own speeches.

I’m just glad the queen didn’t confront him about his trash comment that he could have “nailed” the dead mother of two of her grandchildren.

I’m no royalist, but I do feel for this seemingly decent elderly lady having to put up with a man who spouted trash like that.

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He should be playing golf with Boris if really wants a good trade deal.

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Yet he was invited to meet the Queen anyway despite all the personal attacks, protests, etc. Must be an important guy or something.

OMG the Queen just “normalized” Trump!!! I can hear the REEEing all the way across the pond.

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He should be playing golf with Boris if really wants a good trade deal.

Why would he want to play golf with a backbencher?

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trump cannot make a deal with the devil let alone real people

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It doesn’t matter to his supporters. They do not care. He can say anything - outright lies, trash conspiracy theories, delusional nonsense - anything.

Again, no different than any other politician.

Standards of decency mean nothing to Trump partly because he knows standards of decency mean nothing to those who accept this crap.

Decency won’t save your neck from the chopping block.

I’m just glad the queen didn’t confront him about his trash comment that he could have “nailed” the dead mother of two of her grandchildren. 

Why would she? She wouldn’t do that.

I’m no royalist, but I do feel for this seemingly decent elderly lady having to put up with a man who spouted trash like that.

Wow! You libs are really all over the place like a crushed bottle of Heinz ketchup.

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That was a Harvard graduate and he was weak and useless, all the smarts and what? Sluggish economy

The economy was deep in recession and unemployment was running high when he took over from George Bush. The financial crash occurred months before Obama became President, and it was calamitous.

Under Obama, that was turned round and before Trump took over, there had been 72 straight months of economic growth and rising employment.

Obama inherited economic wreckage and mass unemployment. Trump inherited a thriving economy.

We have yet to see if the gains made since Trump took over will be sustained, which is far more important than attempts to give him all the credit for economic growth that took place in the Obama years, and economic growth today for which the groundwork was laid in the Obama years.

And there are certainly warning signs that it may not go well. A trade war with multiple countries that American has needlessly brought on itself is a recipe for instability, which can lead in turn to disaster. People who say that wars - military or economic - are easy to win are asking for trouble, and they usually get it. It's about the starkest demonstration possible that they have no clue what they're doing. It's Trump who's taking the gamble here, but ordinary people who will pay the real price.

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The editorial about Trump in The Scotsman is one of the most brutal I've read.

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I’m no royalist, but I do feel for this seemingly decent elderly lady having to put up with a man who spouted trash like that.

Wow! You libs are really all over the place like a crushed bottle of Heinz ketchup.

Not at all. I think the institution of the monarchy is outdated but I have no problem with the queen as a person. She seems to be quite pleasant.

How would you feel if someone said he could have “nailed” your deceased daughter-in-law? How do you think her grandsons feel about that trash? It goes without saying it was very probably a lie in the first place.

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His fake teeth are about to pop out. It's a shame the Queen had to suffer tea with such a child. Maybe he had family that got kicked out of England for dodging military service, too.

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The economy was deep in recession and unemployment was running high when he took over from George Bush. The financial crash occurred months before Obama became President, and it was calamitous. 

But after that economy never went over 3% GDP no new jobs for growth in the private sector too much regulation and that’s why the economy by almost every economist was considered to be sluggish.

We have yet to see if the gains made since Trump took over will be sustained, which is far more important than attempts to give him all the credit for economic growth that took place in the Obama years, and economic growth today for which the groundwork was laid in the Obama years.

Since president has taken office economy has been on steroids. The problem is, the left can’t match that, can’t keep businesses in the country, even Burger King left the US.

People who say that wars - military or economic - are easy to win are asking for trouble, and they usually get it. It's about the starkest demonstration possible that they have no clue what they're doing. It's Trump who's taking the gamble here, but ordinary people who will pay the real price.

I really don’t believe so.

His fake teeth are about to pop out.

And you this because.....

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But after that economy never went over 3% GDP 

The horror...

Since president has taken office economy has been on steroids.

For a short while. We haven't seen yet what the longer term holds. We do know from past experience that "economies on steroids" and wildly confident talk about a currently booming economy has often preceded a crash.

What is so weird about you and others who take this line about "sluggish" 3% growth is that you had an economic disaster under Bush, the worst in living memory. Under Obama, there was recovery, and the second half of his first term and the whole of his second term brought six years of growth.

It simply isn't logically possible to deride a president who brought recovery and years of steady growth as one of the worst presidents for the economy, and his successor who has had so far merely 18 months of continuation of that growth (with the final outcome not known), as an economic master. Especially when you're incapable of acknowledging that the "genius" took over an economy that was already in good shape. If you could be happy with the economy in March 2017, then you could be happy with it in October 2016. It's completely illogical to say that the one was disastrous but the other was great.

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Surprised Phil The Greek wasn't invited to the party, him and Trump would have had lots to chat about.

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funny thing is seeing british people protest make me like him even more...

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funny thing is seeing british people protest make me like him even more...

More evidence that Trumpism is based almost entirely on grievance and schadenfreude.

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Funny - the Queen looks so small standing between those two, yet somehow she manages to stand head and shoulders above them.

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wipeout - It's a nice idea - for libertarians and rightwing fundamentalists. However, I think we might just as easily say, instead of blaming the poor and the lazy as you're implying, that it was caused by rampant, insane levels of speculation - hence people from all levels of society paying far more for properties than they were worth, with money they didn't have - and by financial institutions engaging in irresponsible and frequently outright criminal behaviour.

None of which would have been possible if Congress hadn't changed the rules regarding loans, and loan applications.

p.s. Congress critters are neither poor or lazy. I'm not implying anything. I'm saying that Congress made the housing bubble a reality, and that Senator Obama was a member of that Congress.

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Dango bongToday 12:53 pm JST

funny thing is seeing british people protest make me like him even more...

Skimming some of the comments written by Trumpbots has precisely the opposite effect on me.

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Apparently he kept the Queen waiting over 10 minutes, and then when walking outisde walked in front of her. Pig ignorant man has no manners and is a very rude guest.

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How Theresa May managed to stand up straight and not crawl into a hole in the ground I'll never know. She is just glutton for punishment.

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I look at Trump's lower half in that photo, and all I can think of is Kim Jong Un.

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The difference is, dogs can’t rationalize thoughts on an intellectual level to build or create things, they lack that cerebral enhanced part of the brain that allows them to distinguish cause effect

Like the deplorables.

Except dogs are cute and lovable.

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Back on topic please.

Apparently he kept the Queen waiting over 10 minutes, and then when walking outisde walked in front of her. Pig ignorant man has no manners and is a very rude guest.

This doesn’t appear in the article. Your source?

Tsk, tsk. “Pig ignorant”? “No manners”? “Rude guest”? He could be your mentor when it comes to posting on JT.

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Don't worry, folks. Don's brain will save the day. Nobody does brain like Don. I quote the Don-- "I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I , by the way, I don't have a musical instrument. I don't have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we've broken a lot of records. We've broken virtually every record. Because, you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey, and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don't need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical, the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important."

Donald Trump 7/5/2018

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"The editorial about Trump in The Scotsman is one of the most brutal I've read."

What a load of rubbish that is, lol. Here's some non-rubbish:

Farage on Trump's UK visit, May's handling of Brexit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb3evldFIn4

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Ike-in-Tokyo-from-89Today 04:47 pm JST

Apparently he kept the Queen waiting over 10 minutes, and then when walking outisde walked in front of her. Pig ignorant man has no manners and is a very rude guest.

This doesn’t appear in the article. Your source?

Tsk, tsk. “Pig ignorant”? “No manners”? “Rude guest”? He could be your mentor when it comes to posting on JT.

UK media. I use several news sources.

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Trumps says a great trade deal will be made. He means for America of course, not for England. He intends to screw them to the wall then complain they are still taking advantage of America.

The poor darling elderly Queen, forced to wait for Trumps arrival and then having the indignity thrust upon her of Trump walking in front of her. Proving Trumps lack of education and civility.

Trump continues to hit new lows but dont worry, there is more to follow. Bank on it.

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@Dre Hund

LOL. Thanks for that.

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So he said one thing, the crowd didn’t like it, so he blames the media and then says the opposite.

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In a newspaper interview published just hours before holding talks with May, Trump said her Brexit strategy would "kill" any chance of a trade deal and said she had not listened to his advice on how to negotiate with the EU.

Considering his strategies are causing trouble for factories in and out side the USA, why would May follow them.

The number of times he has changed what he says, who would listed to his advice, let alone follow it.

Trump said on Friday the United States and Britain could secure a "great" post-Brexit trade deal, lavishing praise on Prime Minister Theresa May and contradicting his own withering assessment of her strategy publicised hours earlier.

Once again Trump says one thing and then changes it shortly afterwards. If someone did that to him, what would he say about that person ?

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The brits are not happy he didn’t kirsty to their German queen.

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Wants to make his ‘kin mind up doesn’t he!

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The Trump haters are at it again with their ridiculous comments, twist and shout, not knowing as to why they bitterly hate Trump, they just want to be a part of the circus otherwise they feel left out.

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not knowing as to why they bitterly hate Trump

I know why I dislike Trump. My main reason is he gave a platform to a very nasty racist group in the UK.

I don’t like that.

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I also know why I dislike Trump. I have said the reasons many times on this site.

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Wild meaningless comments, with no justifiable explanations, are the typical Trump haters, whom never look at or even want to know, of Trumps achievements in domestic and international affairs.

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Wild meaningless comments, with no justifiable explanations, are the typical Trump haters

Trump retweeted dodgy videos from known U.K. racists. The U.K. PM rebuked him as many U.K. people were furious.

I didn’t like Trump retweeting dodgy videos from racists.

It’s utter filth. I’m sure you agree.

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Both Trump and May will be out of office before any are trade agreement is made.

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Melania Trump in Victoria Beckham dress visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-J5M7jnrXc

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There's been a worldwide tsunami of criticism of Trump's bizarro antics during the pomp and circumstance of his unwelcome European flyover before he meets the man he's always wanted to present his ghostwriter's "Art of the Deal" to in Hellsinky, but how many of Trump's myriad castigators and critics, one of which I admit to being, have ever considered finding a little compassion in their hearts for the poor, gibber-jabbering orange cretin who clearly hasn't a clue about how to extricate himself from this seemingly never-ending loop of lunacy? Does the Kremlin Godfather have the key to this conundrum from Queens with a bad hairdo which will release us all from the purgatorial comedy of the last two years? After ruffling feathers in Brussels and the UK will Trump in his secret tete-a-tete with his frenemy, Vlad, make the deal they both really want, but are unlikely to succeed in getting: the dissolution of the EU and NATO? Meanwhile, the world waits with amused anticipation for the grand finale of Trump's less than triumphant tour of an American abroad.

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Regardless of protesters and dirty name calling there were good positive accomplishments with NATO.

Read the history of President Reagan, and you will see the similarities between Trump and Reagan, who is much beloved by the American people.

Reagan was also mocked in the international press, heavily criticized abroad, called dangerous and a warmonger by some, but in the long run Reagan won and so will Trump with his efforts to get some members of NATO to pay their fair share and to get countries to stop dumping in America and agree to fair trade.

Domestically, under Trumps guidance, the US economy is doing well. The statistics are there.

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Reagan was also mocked in the international press, heavily criticized abroad, called dangerous and a warmonger by some, 

For good reason. During the Reagan years, the popular theme in the Japanese media was: "the end of America as an industrial power." Under the Gipper's watch, the US rust belt emerged, the japanese were taking awaying huge chunks Detroits market - which was never recovered - and its major electronics and companies were pushed to bankruptcy or foreign takeovers.

On the home front, public spending was out of control, with about a trillion $$$ handed to the Pentagon. the expression "deficit spending" entering the public lexicon and major US cities were hell on earth, with crime and poverty. Public and private debt skyrocketed to prop up a rapidly deteriorating society.

It wasn't till the mid 90s, that the US started to recover from the hell Reagan inflicted on his country.

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JeffLee, apparently you are not aware of the Japanese conspiracy, most people are not aware as to how America lost it's industries and major electronics. In America it was total confusion, all the customers knew was that they could by Japanese products 25 to 50% cheaper than US products.

The technology had come from America and returned to America thru reversed technology, so copping was called.

Japanese exports were subsidized by MITI by high tariffs at the time to support the industrial invasion of America with cunning trade tactics. Once a market is destroyed, and electronics is a good example, then the exporters are in control and raise prices.

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Just the usual degenerate rent-a-mob. Normal people were busy at work.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you've probably never been on a protest before.

We get people from all walks of life and all professions on marches. Brickies, bakers, doctors, dentists, army vets, priests, nuns, imams, rabbis, politicians, posties, petrol pump attendents, employed, unemployed and so on.

2 million of us marched in 2003 against the illegal Iraq war. Even traditionally conservative people joined in.

The UK has a splendid history of protest. The Battle of Cable Street saw Irish and Jewish working class immigrants face down Oswald and his fascists.

Trump is mere bacteria compared to these brave people.

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JeffLee, apparently you are not aware of the Japanese conspiracy

Please tell us about what Pioneer did 40 years ago.

Once a market is destroyed, and electronics is a good example, then the exporters are in control and raise prices.

But I get cheaper made in China stuff in Japan. The Japanese government doesn't care. Proof is check out Amazon Japan and look at the cheap made-in-China goodies there and they are pretty much the same price YEN to DOLLAR on Amazon USA. And don't forget. The Zenith System 3 tube TV was like 40 years ago. We have flat screen TVs now.

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Professional protesters are often losers that protest, protest and protest against successful people such as Donald Trump. We also have protesters in America that are paid to protest.

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Trump has delivered, rising employment in America for all ethnic groups. Trump will win in trade, he is adamant about fair trade and will stay the course. With Trump it is fair trade or no trade.

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Good to see Brits exercising their first amendment rights.

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Professional protesters are often losers that protest, protest and protest against successful people such as Donald Trump. We also have protesters in America that are paid to protest.

This is a myth. Unless you mean agent provocateurs and security plants. And again, I say this as someone who's managed to be employed and go out on demos and other means of peaceful protest. We are not losers and we come from all walks of life.

And not just demos on various rubbish White House incumbents, I'll have you know. There's more going on in the world than a buffoon meeting a monarch and telling tales of trade and witch hunts.

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Absolute lack of class. Inspecting the guards, he looked as if someone was enjoying new toys and didn't even know where to look or go half the time. And then he manages to get in the way of the Queen. Like a fat, fumbling idiot, an American version of Boris Johnson.

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successful people such as Donald Trump

I don't consider Trump successful. If you invest in any of his companies kiss your money goodbye. People I consider successful are ones like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

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Trump retweeted dodgy videos from known U.K. racists. The U.K. PM rebuked him as many U.K. people were furious. I didn’t like Trump retweeting dodgy videos from racists.

It’s utter filth. I’m sure you agree.

That's not all. A diplomat representing Donald Trump lobbied the UK on behalf of the jailed far-right activist known as Tommy Robinson and threatened to publicly criticise its handling of the case, it has been reported.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ed-edl-founder

Trump is awfully keen on Nazis.

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Those that protest Trump, that is called a buffoon, let it be known that Trump is winning and has won much for America.

Trump does not do what is expected, and what is the norm. It is the same thing he is doing on tariffs. Trump is tough, he will take the pain and criticism, and out wait others.

Regardless of the criticism and pressure, and no matter how ugly it may get. Trump is playing the long game on tariffs, and is willing to wait until the EU and others cry uncle. After the NATO meeting the EU now knows they can’t pressure Trump.

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"I don't consider Trump successful."

This statement makes me laugh, thanks for the entertainment.

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This statement makes me laugh, thanks for the entertainment.

What has he contributed compared to Bill Gates? And look at how many times Trump has become bankrupt (along with his investors). Donald Trump vs. Bill Gates? There is no comparison. Also, Trump isn't even the top developer in NYC. He may not even be in the top five.

After the NATO meeting

Trump completely failed because no other members will contribute more than they already are. Trump is full of failures like his Muslim ban. Also, his wall is a failure.

has won much for America.

Yes, my 401K is rocking. But can it continue? Or is the USA in bubble and about to burst like 2008? I'm afraid my 401K might crash under Trump's watch.

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Trump makes lots of promises, some even diametrically opposed -- but he NEVER, EVER delivers.

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"Trump makes lots of promises, some even diametrically opposed -- but he NEVER, EVER delivers."

Oh my...

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2018/01/18/trump039s_first_year_a_story_of_promises_kept_431841.html

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Oh my...

Well, there is no Muslim ban. And Trump stopped his zero tolerance kid snatching. No Hillary arrest. No EU members will up their NATO payments. But my 401K is rocking. But if my 401K tanks will Trump blame President "Crooked" Hillary? Oh, also no wall (and Mexico won't pay anyway). But black unemployment is down (but if it goes back up it's Hillary's fault)

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Those that protest Trump, that is called a buffoon, let it be known that Trump is winning and has won much for America.

Alright, comrade. If you say so.

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The same thing with Merkel:

Trump would say bad stuff about them when not in front of them

But when they come face-to-face, he'd act like he didn't do anything

Then when he's not in front of them again, he'd say bad stuff again

(At least have the courage to own up to it in front of them)

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The same thing with Merkel:

Trump would say bad stuff about them when not in front of them

But when they come face-to-face, he'd act like he didn't do anything

Then when he's not in front of them again, he'd say bad stuff again

Same as at the G7 when he put together a statement with the other leaders, then just a few hours later threw a hissy fit at all the leaders. The guy is too weak to actually stand up to someone's face. Just imagine what he's saying to Putin right now.

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zichi - Good to see Brits exercising their first amendment rights.

Brits? First amendment rights? You seem to be confusing your countries.

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