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In rebuke to Trump, U.S. Congress blocks Saudi arms sales

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About time Congress stood up to this mentally ill dictator.

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What? Supplying other then bone saws is blocked? Travesty, supplies of cluster bone saws is the only thing keeping the 1,000 or so Royal family in power. Donald or Don as you like it's one thing to be guided by you son in law, but another to empower a regiem that whacked the twin towers. Don't worry relax in your sun bed.

Mr pander eyes

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It's hugely ironic that Trump continues to accuse US Congressmen and Congresswomen of being anti-American at the same time he provides support for totalitarian and tyrannical governments who have no problem with summary execution of their own citizens.

I'm also sure this irony is lost on most Trump supporters.

Saudi Arabia is manipulating us to be their surrogate for their proxy wars against Iran and the middle east. The Saudis are not our friends nor have our best interest at heart in any manner. The Saudis are playing us and Trump.

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@crazyjoe

US always use other countries for her only evil plans and interest.and abandon other countries once deed is done.

ask any US ally.

just other side of the coin.....

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Nothing should be sold to this nation of terrorists...

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I'm sure the democrats will oppose whatever the President did.

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the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 

they have to bring his name no matter what happen lol

CrazyJoeToday  01:59 pm JST

It's hugely ironic that Trump continues to accuse US Congressmen and Congresswomen of being anti-American at the same time he provides support for totalitarian and tyrannical governments who have no problem with summary execution of their own citizens.

I'm also sure this irony is lost on most Trump supporters.

Saudi Arabia is manipulating us to be their surrogate for their proxy wars against Iran and the middle east. The Saudis are not our friends nor have our best interest at heart in any manner. The Saudis are playing us and Trump.

i think you got it wrong LUL Trump is playing all of people in US i mean who would want a business man to be their president ? maybe mental people hahaha this guy is using his position to sell weapons in public instead of selling them under the table so if you guys don't understand who he is and what he cares about the most then why would you even vote for him hahaha

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America weapon sales to Saudi and UAE, have reached the Al-Qaeda.

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Good! Though Trump will try and find a way to suggest it's national emergency and declare an executive order to sell arms.

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The trump family have taken a huge hit in their collective wallets.

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"If we allow them to succeed, terrorism will flourish, instability will reign, and the security of our allies, like Israel, will be threatened," he added.

Dump's patriotism extends to how it will benefit me. He knows nothing outside of scams and cons.

To Trump, religious freedom only means being able to refuse to do things for those who aren't "Christian." (I put Christian in quotes because it doesn't mean what he and Pence and such think it means.)

Here is proof:

'You had the Nobel Prize?' Trump learns of Yazidi activist Murad

https://news.yahoo.com/had-nobel-prize-trump-learns-yazidi-activist-murad-232042464.html;_ylt=Awr9DuhnEDBdmvQAUaBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEycWM5amxrBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjI5NDRfMQRzZWMDc2M-

Dump quote:

> After Murad explained how her mother and six brothers were killed and that 3,000 Yazidis remained missing, Trump said, "And you had the Nobel Prize? That's incredible. They gave it to you for what reason?"

“You had the Nobel Prize”? “Why yes President Embarrassing. As a matter of fact, she still has it.”

So, she explained again about the Middle East conflicts.

Dump quote:

> "But ISIS is gone and now it's Kurdish and who?" Trump asked, before later telling her, "I know the area very well."

What an idiot! So, it's obvious Dump was more interested in how she was awarded the Nobel peace Prize and could care less about the conditions of her sect. "I know the area very well", Trump stated. Yeah right since when's the last time Trump was in Iraq? I'm waiting Trumpsters.

The president knows nothing and has no desire to learn. If a subject matter doesn’t directly involve him he has no interest. In this instance all he knew was that this woman won the Nobel Prize that he thought he would win after his love fest with Kim.

How many more deaths will this arms deal contribute to?

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Donny's a moron.

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If it wasn't that serious, I'd call it a joke.

But maybe I should use "him" in the second part of the sentence.

His best foreign buddies are Putin, Kim, that Arab guy and so on.

He's gonna get it his way once again, due to his veto right.

He doesn't care about what's happening in those countries, he only worries about his interests.

What an "oh so tremendously great, knowledgeable" president (NOT!!!!).

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Remember when we had a president that could read and demonstrated intellectual curiosity? I do, it was only two extremely long years ago.

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Good

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Arming the nation that killed 3 thousand of your citizens (and treats it's own despicably) is anti-American.

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No problem for the Saudis, they'll just buy from Russia and others. Thanks, Congress.

Damn, comments already closed on Trump slams congresswomen? I didn't get my two cents in - I want my thumbs-down! It's my badge of honor! lol

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Arming the nation that killed 3 thousand of your citizens 

15 people out of 32 million. Paint with a broad brush much?

Remember when we had a president that could read and demonstrated intellectual curiosity? I do, it was only two extremely long years ago.

Remember when we had a president who doubled the national debt? It was only two and half short years ago.

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The US keeps losing respect in the world’s eyes. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year is akin to Kim killing his brother. And he was supposed dismembered alive. How can you point the finger at one and hug the other over equally evil murders by dictators?

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I can tell you in no uncertain terms that America’s esteem took a large hit when George Bush Junior became president. The world forgave the US for electing him once , but was dismayed when the US did it again. “Fool me once…”

When Barack Obama was elected, the world felt that America had regained its senses and grown out of the utter foolishness of electing George Bush, and all was forgiven again

But now Trump. Trump’s ignorance of world affairs is the subject of much humor.

“You had the Nobel Prize”? “Why yes President Embarrassing. As a matter of fact, she still has it.”

So, she explained again about the Middle East conflicts.

Dump quote:

 "But ISIS is gone and now it's Kurdish and who?" Trump asked, before later telling her, "I know the area very well."

The office of the presidency is the most powerful in the world. The president of the United States is the leader of the free world. It is a position to be held by the most respected man in the country. Not by a buffoon. Many Americans, as witness here at JT, plainly refuse to dismiss the “village idiot.”

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The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year is akin to Kim killing his brother.

First, they weren't brothers. Second, so what if some Saudis connected with the government kill another Saudi. We're going to sanction the whole country for that? Jeez, what if everyone sanctioned the U.S. every time the CIA killed someone? And that goes for a whole lotta other countries and their spy agencies too.

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Remember when we had a president who doubled the national debt? It was only two and half short years ago.

You do realize that Donnie's tax cuts have taken the national debt and cranked the gas on that like there's no tomorrow, right? Then again, with the way he's burning through debt, there very well may not be.

The yearly debt was going down under Obama. It's Donnie who took that shrinking year-on-year debt and turned it into trillion plus yearly deficits.

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Remember when we had a president who doubled the national debt? It was only two and half short years ago.

The annual increase of the National Debt under Trump is twice that of Obama. Can be found online under National Debt for each president in history.

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Uh no this is the one area Trump has not beaten Obama.

Under Obama's first two years and change, the national debt grew by 33%, and it grew by 84% by the end of the 2016 fiscal year.

The debt grew 10% in Trump's first 752 days and is projected to grow by 44% by the end of the 2024 fiscal year.

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Barack Obama: Added $8.588 trillion, a 74 percent increase from the $11.657 trillion debt at the end of Bush’s last budget, FY 2009.

Donald Trump: As projected in Table S-10 in the FY 2020 budget, Trump plans to add $5.088 trillion to the debt in his first term. That's a 30 percent increase from the $20.245 trillion debt at the end of Obama's last budget for FY 2017.

If he remains in office for a second term, he plans to add $9.1 trillion. Trump had promised to eliminate the debt during his campaign.

https://www.thebalance.com/us-debt-by-president-by-dollar-and-percent-3306296

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Oh so it’s what he “plans” to do. Not based on anything that has actually happened.

Plus how is a 30% increase more than a 74% increase under Obama? Liberals and math just don’t mix.

So he’s getting re-elected? Your figures include projections until 2024.

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Even if all that is true (it’s not) how is 9.1 twice 8.5?

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One important difference between Trump's debt figures and Obama's is that Trump has added a massive amount of debt while the US economy has been strong, whereas Obama took over during the depths of the financial crisis.

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Peace sells but who’s buying

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*Under Obama's first two years and change, the national debt grew by 33%, and it grew by 84% by the end of the 2016 fiscal year.*

*The debt grew 10% in Trump's first 752 days and is projected to grow by 44% by the end of the 2024 fiscal year.*

Obama took office as the Republican financial crisis took hold and spent the best part of two terms trying to turn things around. As the economy returned to growth, Trump inherited it, and has been enjoying the unearned benefit ever since.

If he is reelected, he will just have time to lead the US into recession and slow a Dem to fix it.

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Remember when we had a president who doubled the national debt? It was only two and half short years ago.

Remember when conservatives pretended to care about fiscal responsibility? I do. It was only two and a half extremely long years ago.

Of course, we now know it was simply manufactured outrage because we had a black president. Now that it's an old white guy, conservatives don't make a peep about the debt.

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First, they weren't brothers

Kim Jong nam and Kim Jong un werent brothers despite having the same father? Mind explaining exactly how that works?

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Under **Obama's** first two years and change, the national debt grew by 33%, and it grew by 84% by the end of the 2016 fiscal year.

The first year or two belong to the last guy.

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For those tl;dr - here's the exact link that matters:

https://www.thebalance.com/deficit-by-president-what-budget-deficits-hide-3306151

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