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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:08 AM

Trump's 'major meeting' on veterans affairs never happened

Source: MSN/The Hill

President Trump boasted Friday that his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., was the "most convenient" place to hold a meeting "all about" the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but the meeting never took place.

"Tonight I'm having a major meeting with some of the people I put on a board," Trump had said earlier Friday. "'That seems to be the most convenient location. Everybody always wants to go to the Southern White House."

A White House official later told the Palm Beach Post that the meeting would not happen Friday night. It's unclear why, and the event never appeared on Trump's official schedule for the day. Such a meeting has not been included in current or future schedules.

Trump, according to pool reports, will have dinner with Ike Perlmutter, the Marvel CEO Saturday.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trumps-major-meeting-on-veterans-affairs-never-happened/ar-BBylu65

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Reply Trump's 'major meeting' on veterans affairs never happened (Original post)
TomCADem Sunday OP
democratisphere Sunday #1
riversedge Sunday #2
Sunlei Sunday #5
keithbvadu2 Sunday #19
jmowreader Sunday #3
Sunlei Sunday #4
Rhiannon12866 Sunday #6
Hortensis Sunday #7
bettyellen Monday #24
Hortensis Tuesday #25
democrank Sunday #8
Plucketeer Sunday #16
Squinch Sunday #9
Blue_Tires Monday #23
Mc Mike Sunday #10
FailureToCommunicate Sunday #11
Plucketeer Sunday #17
The Sand Reckoner Sunday #21
Plucketeer Sunday #22
Achilleaze Sunday #12
PSPS Sunday #13
Ruby the Liberal Sunday #15
keithbvadu2 Sunday #20
Ruby the Liberal Sunday #14
bdamomma Sunday #18

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:27 AM

1. Lies upon lies upon lies upon lies.

When will this ever end?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:30 AM

2. If there is no official meeting, I think Trump will have to pay for some of the trip.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:56 AM

5. He never pays for anything.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

19. Our 'Vacation President' feels entitled to taxpayers paying his way.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:37 AM

3. I can think of a more convenient place to hold major meetings

I recall this big white marble building on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC that's just perfect for things like figuring out how to dissolve the VA.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:55 AM

4. Republicans president lies about everything. Other Republicans should step-in & care for him.

wrong of Republicans to leave him unattended, AMERICAN CITIZENS DESERVE BETTER

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:03 AM

6. Nothing ever happens with him, he has to play golf...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:46 AM

7. Perhaps backlash from not inviting the VA director

had something to do with it. As you'll recall, Rump asked him jovially in front of cameras if he'd be there and he was forced to say he would not--to a gathering of national media.

LOTS of people, including genuine veterans' organizations, are extremely concerned about plans for the VA. People like the Kochs who want to "privatize," i.e., destroy, it are clearly gaining steam. That kick at a director who wants to protect and better it had to have been a huge red flag on top of several others for them.

Notably, while the director was excluded, the Kochs' agent from their hostile group, "Concerned Veterans for America," was to be there.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:11 PM

24. and the meeting a few weeks ago, he sent in Omarosa... what an asshole.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:36 AM

25. Yes! Huge insult, huge concern.

After canceling the Friday meeting, Rump later announced they met Saturday at Mar a Lago. VA director not there.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:47 AM

8. Speaking of veterans, I wonder how that Purple Heart that Trump "always wanted"

the one he took from a veteran who actually earned it, looks pinned to his golf sweater.

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Response to democrank (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:37 AM

16. He doesn't wear it because

it refuses to stay pinned to his attire.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:27 AM

9. Golf game ran over.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:43 PM

23. +1

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:35 AM

10. Draft dodging chicken hawk.

But mebbe Captain America and Nick Fury came with Ike to the meeting, to give dRumpf some input into Vets' issues.

He does seem more like a Red Skull / Doc Doom adherent, though.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:02 AM

11. A relative who's a Vietnam Vet still thinks Trump walks on water, and that Obama screwed

the military, and Vets in particular, so badly. I've tried giving him examples of where and how he's just plain wrong, but even when backed into a corner by an irrefutable fact he always deflects by saying, well, if you didn't fight in Nam you just can't know the truth about... Obama, or whatever.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

17. When in DaNang one day

I hitched a ride with a couple of Marines in a huge, open truck - they were headed for the air base and so was I. I'd never met these fellas and in short order, I'd wished I hadn't. While one of them drove the monster of a truck relentlessly thru the streets teeming with Vietnamese on foot or on bicycle, the bully, loudmouth partner stood at the rear of the truck - grabbing hats off people and them placing them on other folks heads a ways down the street. Laughing the whole time and screaming obscenities at them, he'd push folks over on their bikes and laugh his ass off as they toppled. Hanging off the rear of the truck, he'd try to kick civilians if they were unlucky enough to be too close. As I said, the street was jammed with pedal-powered traffic. I was truly ashamed to be an American in that moment - it felt much like I feel now - now that we've got a heartless, brainless clown as the flag-bearer of the USA.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

21. Sometimes I think Semper Fi means

We can do whatever the fuck we want, and nobody is entitled to question us, because, Semper Fi!

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Response to The Sand Reckoner (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:40 PM

22. I concur

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:14 AM

12. freaking republican Liar-in-Chief

needs to stop PISSING on Americans and American veterans.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:46 AM

13. There it is again. "the Southern White House"

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Response to PSPS (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:53 AM

15. I prefer Western Kremlin

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:14 PM

20. Good one!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:52 AM

14. These days, Trump telling the truth about something would be breaking news

Is the normalization of this man-child complete yet?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:08 PM

18. donald takes care of donald

don't expect anything from him.

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