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They were not big different with Trump over racial views!

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you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people back to where they came from," Johnson said.

(not surprising coming from Boris, who was born in the USA and had American citizenship until fairly recently)

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Look, everyone has an opinion and it’s ok, but it’s only that, their personal opinion.

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It’s not only an opinion just like when Boris was Foreign Secretary he visited Trump to ask him not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Two experienced politicians who have to deal with Trump on a political and military level would have experience and knowledge about him.

Last week Trump threw insults at the British government and directly insulted the prime minister and lifetime serving ambassador.

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Because Trumpophiles cannot separate their personal opinions from their professional opinions, they think nobody is able to do so.

Liberals as well, except they add more whiny emotion to their arguments

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On Sunday, Trump attacked a group of congresswomen — implicitly the Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — by saying they came from “countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” and telling them to “go back” to “the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” All four representatives are women of color, and three of them were born in the United States; as explained by Vox and The New York Times, the tweets invoke racist and xenophobic rhetoric that suggests non-white people and immigrants aren’t really Americans.

Next time Trump should ask for their birther certificates first?

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Liberals as well, except they add more whiny emotion to their arguments

Trump is on the record telling people that he is a huge whiner.

To be clear: even Trump thinks Trump is a gigantic whiner.

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Liberals as well, except they add more whiny emotion to their arguments

We would be getting somewhere if we coulg get Turtle McConnell and Donny to top being emotional. Immigration raids at the weekend to whip up fear amongst immigrants and ignorance-driven ecstasy amongst Trompophiles that are afraid of their shadows.

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Trump is on the record telling people that he is a huge whiner. 

To be clear: even Trump thinks Trump is a gigantic whiner

And the record of that is where?

We would be getting somewhere if we coulg get Turtle McConnell and Donny to top being emotional. Immigration raids at the weekend to whip up fear amongst immigrants and ignorance-driven ecstasy amongst Trompophiles that are afraid of their shadows.

Hmmm...I think it’s more relief to finally have the rule of law working properly, I’d be a bit emotional as well.

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And the record of that is where?

https://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/250805-trump-i-am-the-most-fabulous-whiner

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Ahhhh, the opinionated blog. I see. No biggie. Lol

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I can’t stand Johnson or Hunt, and I’m sickened by the idea of Johnson as PM, but it is a bit encouraging to hear that Conservatives in the UK still feel the need to distance themselves from Trump’s disgusting trash.

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Ahhhh, the opinionated blog. I see. No biggie. Lol

If you could read it, you’d see it was quoting President Babybrains directly. Lol.

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JimizoToday  07:16 pm JST

I can’t stand Johnson or Hunt, and I’m sickened by the idea of Johnson as PM, but it is a bit encouraging to hear that Conservatives in the UK still feel the need to distance themselves from Trump’s disgusting trash.

I don't think they have any choice. Trump might be okay in the book of an average geriatric Conservative Party member, but the MPs have also got a possible general election to worry about. The average British voter could just about get behind the idea of a British PM kissing up to a US President that seemed halfway competent or sane, but Donald Trump's another matter.

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If you could read it, you’d see it was quoting President Babybrains directly. Lol.

Like I said, it’s no biggie. Kudos.

I don't think they have any choice.

Yup, sounds about right.

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UK PM candidates Hunt and Johnson say Trump comments about U.S. congresswomen unacceptable

Who cares? Trump had every right to say what he said. What those four lunatic congresswomen said was unacceptable. BTW they are all polling way lower than Trump in popularity.

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I can’t stand Johnson or Hunt, and I’m sickened by the idea of Johnson as PM, but it is a bit encouraging to hear that Conservatives in the UK still feel the need to distance themselves from Trump’s disgusting trash.

I don't think they have any choice.

Yup, sounds about right

Yes, the UK electorate will not accept a leader who doesn’t distance himself from Trump’s disgusting trash.

You are right. Thumbs up.

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Democrats in the U.S. Congress

Here's their platform -

We want to raise your taxes

We prefer people who are illegally here over people who come legally

We prefer both of those groups over anyone native-born

We're unhinged

We're trying to start a war with Russia

Orange Man bad.

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British PM May calls Trump's outburst unacceptable for a multi cultural country. Going forward the new British PM will need a stronger stance when dealing with Trumpy baby. He's not going to get his knighthood which he has been hoping for.

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Yes, the UK electorate will not accept a leader who doesn’t distance himself from Trump’s disgusting trash. 

That they have to work with this President, regardless who’s chosen. I think so.

You are right. Thumbs up

Thanks!

British PM May calls Trump's outburst unacceptable for a multi cultural country.

Ok and?

Going forward the new British PM will need a stronger stance when dealing with Trumpy baby. He's not going to get his knighthood which he has been hoping for.

Uhhh, I don’t think he cares. Otherwise, he would have bent the knee long ago.

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Getting an honorary knighthood was very much on Trump's mind when he visited the queen, for the sake of his Scottish mother and his Trump dynasty building.

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Sounds like a foreigner to me.

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Getting an honorary knighthood was very much on Trump's mind

Exactly! As you said, “was.”

Shame what some people have done to the English language.

Many differences between Brit and Am English

Sounds like a foreigner to me

They are.

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Three presidents have been knighted by the queen and all three were republicans. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush. Someday, when Trump has ended his presidency, he too would like the honour.

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Three presidents have been knighted by the queen and all three were republicans. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush. Someday, when Trump has ended his presidency, he too would like the honour.

You and I don’t know that. But from the looks of it, I doubt he cares, if he did, he would suck up more to the Brits, he hasn’t and won’t, so I doubt it.

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Trump did "sucking up" and praising of the queen when she gave him his state visit and state dinner. She decides the outcome.

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Trump did "sucking up" and praising of the queen when she gave him his state visit and state dinner. She decides the outcome.

Of course, it’s her country, but it has nothing to do with if Trump wants to be knighted or whatever you call it.

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On his first British visit, Trump thought the would be awarded his knighthood but it's never given while a president is in office.

He even thought he would be the first president to be knighted by the queen.

Trump's Tweet,12 Jul 2018

"They're going to make me a knight, which is totally great, such a HUGE honour and you're all going to have to call me Sir President Donald Trump, which is going to be amazing."

"The President added that it was also a “huge honor” for the UK to have such a prestigious and intelligent person accepting a knighthood. “Those guys love me over here, they really do, maybe even more than home,” he enthused."

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"The President added that it was also a “huge honor” for the UK to have such a prestigious and intelligent person accepting a knighthood. “Those guys love me over here, they really do, maybe even more than home,” he enthused."

Such is life, he enjoyed it, but doesn’t mean he wants it and even if he doesn’t get it, guess what....life goes on, he’s got fame, money, properties, awesome family, a jet, (with his name on it) chopper, he’s out of office, a few book deals, back to his business, he’s set.

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These 4 leftist congresswomen are a disgrace to the country. They need to be voted out.

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They need to be voted out.

Same can be said for Trump. A disgrace to the country and should be voted out but I fear his voter base are just plain stupid.

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zichiJuly 16  11:30 pm JST

Trump did "sucking up" and praising of the queen...

The only people he's raved about more are his favourite totalitarian despots.

zichiToday  12:09 am JST

He even thought he would be the first president to be knighted by the queen.

Trump's Tweet,12 Jul 2018

"They're going to make me a knight, which is totally great, such a HUGE honour and you're all going to have to call me Sir President Donald Trump, which is going to be amazing."

"The President added that it was also a “huge honor” for the UK to have such a prestigious and intelligent person accepting a knighthood. “Those guys love me over here, they really do, maybe even more than home,” he enthused."

Amazing to believe a grown man could write stuff like that.

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These 4 leftist congresswomen are a disgrace to the country. They need to be voted out.

What do you mean by "leftist"? What particular policy do you most disagree with?

Johnson and Hunt need to be more vociferous in their condemnation of Trump's racism. They need to show they have spines.

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but I fear his voter base are just plain stupid.

Racism and stupidity go hand in hand. At least the mask has well and truly slipped.

Trump voters can no longer pretend they didn't know what they were voting for. Despite the evidence being on display for several decades.

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And in the meantime, let’s excuse Omar’s insidious comments. Once again, liberals have shown lack of decorum will be tolerated by their side only. Typical.

You'd have to ask a liberal.

Can you bring yourself to condemn Trump's racism?

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Her anti-Semitic remarks about Jews and Israel. The very comments that House Democrats refused to denounce.

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Her anti-Semitic remarks about Jews and Israel.

What remarks in particular? Let's have a couple of examples.

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Since last year when Netanyahu made into law the new Nation Bill, Israel clearly became a racist and apartheid state. The only nation now recognised is the Jewish one. The only acceptable language the Jewish one. Netanyahu believes Israel is only for Jews has Trump believes true unconditional American citizenship is only for whites.

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