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Trump must be jealous . Kevin Rudd would be a 1000 times better president for US than Trump although he is an Australian. Australia is lucky to have such a great politician, making Americans jealous.

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Trump described Rudd as "a little bit nasty" in an interview with former British politician Nigel Farage on British broadcaster GB News.

Interview with Nigel Farage? Trump just does softball interviews these days.

"If he's at all hostile, he will not be there long," Trump added.

I think Biden likes him, so he'll be there for another three years.

Kevin Rudd is intelligent and articulate. He also has a great sense of humour. I can see why Trump may not like him - he is threatened by him.

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Trump is the one who is "a little bit nasty."

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It's just Trump shooting his mouth off to get coverage. Nothing to see here.

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The below link shows that Kevin Rudd is a sellout -


Kevin Rudd is a fluent Mandarin speaker who graduated from The Australian National University with majors in Chinese language and Chinese history.

When he was leader of opposition he had declared 'China literacy' in Australia a national priority.

Rudd’s personal connection with China was often in the media spotlight, such as his friendship with Chinese businessman and Australian Labor Party (ALP) donor Ian Tang and support for China’s greater role in international affairs. Political opponents and pundits attacked Rudd as a ‘Manchurian candidate’, a ‘panda hugger’ and a ‘roving ambassador for the People’s Republic’. Media commentators alleged that ‘fear in the prime minister’s office that his relationship with Beijing could turn into a liability’ prompted Rudd to keep visits to Australia by Chinese officials secret.

All these China loving washed up political leaders will obviously have problems with Trump, and Trump should consider it a compliment.

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Rudd had a terrible reputation as a nasty, narcissist micro-manager in his own office and party. No secret at all. They gave him the ambassador job to get him out of the country so he wouldn't keep sniping at his old rivals. He even lost his temper at an RAAF flight attendant on the prime ministerial plane for having the wrong meal.

Trump is completely right here.

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Trump just doing what his long-term business partner Xi demands of him...

The same way he jumps and dances when Putin pulls his strings...

And he's dancing and jumping even higher these days as he's broke and needs someone to bail him out of his $450 million bond mess...

Too bad there's no classified hoard to sell, right Don?

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I respect Kevin Rudd and his understanding of China but he has moved to the hawkish side of things in recent years. Hello Penny Wong!

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@EvilBuddha God forbid kids in Australia learn something about the culture and language of a fellow and most important Asia Pacific nation! Japan is out. Perhaps you suggest little Aussie learn Hindi?

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"a little bit nasty"

The previous guy has the language skills and debate style of a schoolboy , which is little different from his cult members.

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Trump said, adding that Rudd is “not the brightest bulb.”

Trump projecting again. I mean, he doesn't even know who Rudd is.

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Trump described Rudd as "a little bit nasty" in an interview with former British politician Nigel Farage on British broadcaster GB News.

He's interviewing on GBeebies.; tells you everything you need to know about Agent Orange.

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Sounds like Trump is a little bit nasty and not the brightest bulb.

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Trump is completely right here.

Ooh yes Donald, that's it right there. Harder.

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Rudd, a former China scholar who was chief executive at U.S. think tank the Asia Society before becoming ambassador, has previously criticized Trump, on China policy, among other issues. In the past, he has called Trump a “traitor to the West” and the “most destructive president in history.”

He nailed that one...

"If he's at all hostile, he will not be there long.

Trump mirroring his BFF Putin...better wipe off your door knobs Kevin...

But I don’t know much about him," Trump said, adding that Rudd is “not the brightest bulb.”

Says the guy that thinks his wife's name is "Mercedes", confuses his ex-wife with the woman he sexually assaulted, says the Colorado River is on our southern border, and forgot about WW II...

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If trump is attacking you, then you know you are on the ethical path.

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Trump said, adding that Rudd is “not the brightest bulb.”

Pot meet black hole.

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It's banal act of the same old Trump with poor vocabulary to say "a little bit nasty" and “not the brightest bulb”. Aussies should not bother with voices from echo chamber of Trump-Farage.

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Trump said, adding that Rudd is “not the brightest bulb.”

Interesting take as Rudd was often considered too much of an intellectual type ( did have a reputation as a bit on the arrogant side but smart nonetheless) to connect well with the average Australian. We prefer the likes of Bob Hawke who would skull a beer for the crowd at the cricket.

Rudd though is definitely of the political class that Donald will take an instant dislike to (no worries there ), that and being known as a bit of a dove on China means alignment probably not on the Trump cards.

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Can't someone crazyglue this guy's mouth?

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Trump once again saying stupid things. Commenting on a person he knows nothing about other than what someone else has told him. The light went out in Trumps "dome" years ago.

Rudd was correct in his statement on Trump being the most destructive President ever.

Trump was in fact the worst President in US history! The least respected US president ever from the perspective of her allies.

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The former Insurrectionist-in-Chief is an equal opportunity offender.

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Rudd will manage the situation, He knows and Trump knows Australia want and needs the fit out Industries required for half the contract with the UK for the Sub deal, which means a long term sub fit out and maintenance industry deal for South Australia. Labour needs the South Australia seats/ electorates to win the next election then watch Rudd put the boot in Trump if Labour win the 09/25 election. Trump will be gone and Rudd still there if Labour win the next election allowing Rudd to still be there until 2030. So Rudd will play Trump until the end of his office then Rudd will release a book and Talk fest tour embracing Trump no end. Rudd is a seasoned Low life, long life Politician who in for the long haul.

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Can't someone crazyglue this guy's mouth?

He's just fine the way he is, that won't happen.

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Nothing but dirty politics as usual!

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Nigel Farage: The U.K. is what it is today because of Nigel Farage. The U.S.A. may become what it will be in the future because of Donald Trump.

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This tread can be, probably will be, huffing at puffing at Donald Trump.

Masking, ignoring the fact that former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is an Government of China cowardly appeaser.

His China policy has emboldened the government of China to build its (reefs, banks, and cays)  Spratly Islands military sand castles.

Rudd completely turned a blind eye to China, so handing control over Australia shipping, trading routes in the South China Sea.

What possessed the Government of Australia to appoint Rudd the Australian Ambassador to the U.S is bewildering.

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Rudd has 40 IQ points on Trump.

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Rudd is a Government of China patsy, a toady.

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Let revisit.....Shall we.

Kevin Rudd on The Hague's South China Sea Decision and U.S.-China Relations


Here in one sentence is the Rudd Neville Chamberlain moment

 Rudd said the issue remains unresolved because “there is no mutually accepted arbitration here.” “But what [the arbitration decision] does do,” he explained, “is bring…back…a process of negotiation. He added that “I detect a slight change in the temperature after this decision. They may now start to do this.”


"The fundamentals are still in working order, the actual substantive military-to-military relationship between the People's Liberation Army, the United States Armed Forces, and Pacific Command is in fact strong and growing,"

"The great success of both administrations, despite all these complications in the South China Sea, is how, in fact, they get together. In the last two years they have negotiated... a protocol to avoid incidents at sea and how to manage them if they occur (accidental collisions), and recently one concerning incidents in the air. Prior to this administration in the United States and prior to Xi Jinping's administration, we did not have that." 

History has shown Rudd as a proven fool of the first order

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If Trumpy doesn't like him, he's alright in my book.

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Trumpy is for sale to the highest bidder. Unlike Putin, Xi has refused to pay Trump for his "goodwill," so he is temporarily anti-Chinese. That would all change in a heartbeat if Xi paid Trump.

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It is shocking that US aid to Ukraine is held up in Congress because Ukraine refuses to pay Trump, and Putin is glad to.

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"he has called Trump a “traitor to the West” and the “most destructive president in history.”"

He who throws stones first should expect stones in return.

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If Rudd wants Trump’s favour, he just needs to praise him.

Works every time for people from all walks of life. Even murderous despots.

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Trump's reaction is how an effective leader of the US would react, right?

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"a little bit nasty" isn't something I'd call Rudd or Trump. Trump is "extremely nasty" and that is understating how nasty the guy is.

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"he has called Trump a “traitor to the West” and the “most destructive president in history.”"

He should have added "traitor to America". Trump stole top secret documents and then sold them to Putin via Xi, who controls Putin and is conducting a proxy war in Ukraine via Putin. This lead to many American operatives being killed by Putin, via proxy Xi etc.

I have no evidence of the selling and killing bit, but I believe it, so it's as valid as the actual truth.

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And a DPhil from Oxford (fairly recently awarded actually)

Rudd has 40 IQ points on Trump.

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Clayton K. CharMar. 20 10:47 pm JST

"he has called Trump a “traitor to the West” and the “most destructive president in history.”"

He who throws stones first should expect stones in return.

The difference is there is abundant evidence for Rudd's comments.

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Mr Rudd, just sue him for defamation

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It's just funny to see Trump say; 'he's not the brightest bulb'......about anyone else.

The irony is just too sweet.

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I have no evidence of the selling and killing bit, but I believe it, so it's as valid as the actual truth.

Of course you have zero evidence of that, to even suggest such a thing and that such a statement is allowed to even stand shows the bias to a one-sided debate that the left refuse to hear or take part-in, with zero rebuttal. In that case it’s not a discussion and no need to have one, just have a pile-on comment section if you’re not allowed to challenge unfounded and outrageous one-sided claims.

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@john Australia is lucky to have such a great politician, making Americans jealous….seriously Johnny boy what are you toking he ranks along with Gillard as one of the worst PMs Australia has seen.Trump is dead on the money with this ..

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