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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:51 AM

Trump spokesman denies president refused to shake Merkel's hand

Source: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

19 MAR 2017 AT 09:32 ET

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks at the White House in Washington DC, on March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s spokesman has denied that the US president refused to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they sat side-by-side in the White House last week.

“I don’t think he heard the question” posed by Merkel when she suggested they shake hands, in full view of press cameras, spokesman Sean Spicer told German weekly Der Spiegel published Sunday.

The quote was translated into English from Der Spiegel’s online German website.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trump-spokesman-denies-president-refused-to-shake-merkels-hand/



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Reply Trump spokesman denies president refused to shake Merkel's hand (Original post)
DonViejo Sunday OP
truthisfreedom Sunday #1
PatSeg Sunday #9
LiberalLovinLug Sunday #21
MFM008 Sunday #27
yallerdawg Sunday #2
no_hypocrisy Sunday #3
LakeArenal Sunday #11
Turbineguy Sunday #22
Solly Mack Sunday #4
dalton99a Sunday #5
NCjack Sunday #6
Dave Starsky Sunday #10
joshdawg Sunday #7
left-of-center2012 Sunday #8
LakeArenal Sunday #12
dewsgirl Sunday #13
SansACause Sunday #15
zonkers Sunday #26
heaven05 Sunday #20
sheshe2 Sunday #31
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Monday #38
sheshe2 Monday #40
Sunlei Monday #41
lark Sunday #14
louis-t Sunday #16
Vinca Sunday #17
NastyRiffraff Sunday #18
heaven05 Sunday #19
FakeNoose Sunday #23
MFM008 Sunday #30
KPN Sunday #24
zonkers Sunday #25
Heather MC Sunday #28
CrispyQ Sunday #32
Heather MC Sunday #37
underpants Sunday #29
Kimchijeon Sunday #33
world wide wally Sunday #34
rurallib Sunday #35
Motley13 Sunday #36
Sunlei Monday #39
krispos42 Monday #42

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:53 AM

1. He didn't hear the question because he was off in an Alzheimer's-induced trance.

The man is a danger to the world.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:32 AM

9. He did appear to be in a trance

Later after they spoke at the podium, he did shake her hand and made eye contact. The whole thing was rather bizarre to watch.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

21. Or he was lost in thought

about what a fantastic job he did putting her in her place.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:58 PM

27. You can't get lost

In somewhere you have never been.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:54 AM

2. But of course!

Would we expect anything else but a lie?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:02 AM

3. Trump's MO: make the adversary prove a negative.

Spokesman says that Trump didn't hear the question. Now the burden of proof passes and the contender has to prove that he DID hear the request and ignored it.

Logically and by evidence, it is nearly impossible to prove a negative. Even with circumstantial evidence, it's a waste of time and likely inconclusive.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:10 AM

11. So he needs to be asked to shake a world leader's hand?

It doesn't come naturally, or with respect for, or courtesy?

He is so crass....

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:52 PM

22. He's quite skilled at those games.

I've had weak people play those on me too. Well, OK, not the President, but others. To me it's a sign of weakness.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

4. Of course. And everyone there and everyone watching didn't hear it either.

LMAO.

If you were to ask Spicer the color of his awful green tie he would tell you there was no such tie.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:10 AM

5. Contrary to what the whole world saw and heard

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:18 AM

6. #45 is ungracious. The host, as a matter of welcoming the guest, should

initiate the handshake. He is a lout and an embarrassment to USA.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:41 AM

10. Trump lacks even the most basic of manners.

I mean, shit that every eighth grader learns before they go to their first school dance or apply for a babysitting or lawn-mowing job.

Didn't he have nannies who would teach this stuff to him? I would suggest that he was raised by wolves, but even THEY have rules of social engagement that they all follow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:19 AM

7. What a fucking asshole he is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:23 AM

8. From the linked article:

"On Sunday, Germany’s biggest-selling daily Bild said that throughout the White House meeting, not once did Trump look her in the eye."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:11 AM

12. Because if he did he would burst into flames...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:12 AM

13. What a douchebag.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:59 AM

15. She needs to be at least a 7

Otherwise, he's not interested.

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Response to SansACause (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:57 PM

26. She's a ten in my book!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

20. of course

stupid, duplicitous, guilt ridden people can never look one in the eye. NEVER!!!! This clown of a person, sad excuse for a human being. What shit we got this time. Protect our artists!!!!!!!!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:17 PM

31. Well Donnie did say this about women...

"You have to treat 'em like shit,"

...and he does, the effing wimp is scared of strong women.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:52 AM

38. And at least he didn't try to grab her by the pussy

although I think he'd pulled away a bloody stump.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:03 AM

40. Oh yah...

She would have cut him to the bone.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:06 AM

41. you're right. Once he's 'bested' by a woman-hes not happy to continue to deal with them.

'Unfit', t(R)ump will never be good at the 'job' of president.

Plenty of other countries, almost all countries our president has to deal with have Leaders who are good at their jobs. Some Leaders are woman, competent woman, the type of woman trump doesn't like to socialize with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:15 AM

14. I wonder if they ever get tired of lying about everything?

drumpf was being a misogynistic asshole and they have to lie and say he has a hearing problem. No, he has a humanity problem, in that he has no humanity in his heart, just hate and greed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:03 PM

16. I was waiting for that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:06 PM

17. Then he needs to clean his ears out.

Or are they plugged so the shit won't run out of his head?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:42 PM

18. So he didn't hear her

OR the reporter who said "give us a handshake." I know there was noise in the room, but good grief! He has to deal with that. International incidents were started for less.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:45 PM

19. of course they deny with

lie after lie after lie, after lie.... how can the deplorables be so willfully blind. Thee only thing I can think is just willfully hateful.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

23. The Germans are big on hand-shaking

It's a cultural thing, everybody does it, even the women.

If you don't shake someone's hand it's an insult in Germany.
Somebody should instruct Donald Trump on how to be polite to one's guests.


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:00 PM

30. You might as well

Talk to the cat.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

24. Always some fucking excuse.

My first real job in my profession, my boss told me early on that "there's no such thing as an excuse; there's only lack of preparation, lack of planning, lack of timely action, or poor choices or behavior." I followed that advice the rest of my career.

Too bad there are people like Spicer who obviously have too much lust for celebrity and/or power to avoid selling their souls to the devil.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:56 PM

25. At least he didn't give her a back rub! (footage. Wow, its been 10 years)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:59 PM

28. He did shake her hand.

Just not at that moment.

If we don't acknowledge that he shook her hand at least once.

Trump's people will whine about the media is lying.

I have the photo. But I have no idea how to add a photo from my phone.

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:34 PM

32. This.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-germany-idUSKBN16O0FM

snip...

Trump and Merkel shook hands when she arrived at the White House but did not do so in the Oval Office where she frequently leaned towards him while he stared straight ahead, sitting with his legs apart and hands together. In the Oval Office both leaders described their meeting in brief remarks to reporters as having been very good.

She began her remarks at the news conference by saying it was better to speak to each other than about each other.

"We held a conversation where we were trying to address also those areas where we disagree, but we tried to bring people together ... (and) tried to find a compromise that is good for both sides," Merkel said.

They shook hands again at the end of the press conference and then exited the East Room together.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:46 PM

37. thanks!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:59 PM

29. Me? or your lying eyes?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:39 PM

33. Yet another blatant lie, and everyone can just youtube the video

and prove they are lying.

"Oh no, he didn't do XYZ"
(cue video with audio, clearly showing XYZ)

"Oh no, he never said XYZ"
(cue video/audio clearly showing he did)




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:40 PM

34. He wouldn't let go of the Japanese Guy's hand

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 02:58 PM

35. he always seems to have bad hearing, a bad memory or a short dick

toexcuse his behavior.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:36 PM

36. I think prez putz just guaranteed Angela Merkel's reelection this year


I was worried she would lose due to immigration problems in Germany, but I think putz did her a big favor.
I doubt he realizes, she is leader of the free world, not our ignoramus.




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:58 AM

39. Republicans should help their man get a hearing aid, he's having troubles even 2 days a week "job"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:18 AM

42. Another flat-out lie.

You can see Merkel hear the question, understand it, and look at Captain ^ expectantly. Captain ^ refused to look at her, just nodding or twitching his head slightly.

What a fuckwad.

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