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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:10 PM

Trump complains 'my generals don't understand business'

President Trump is concerned that his generals and intelligence agencies don't consider business and economics in their intelligence analyses, The New York Times reported Sunday.

“My generals don’t understand business,” Trump reportedly complained after national security briefings, a former administration official told the Times. Trump has reportedly requested that trade and economics be the focus of presentations from security officials (over world security issues).

“If Trump tailors it to his needs, that is fine and his prerogative,” Douglas Wise, a career CIA official and a former top deputy at the Defense Intelligence Agency, said.

“However, if he suppresses intelligence through that tailoring, that is not helpful. He is no longer making informed decisions because he is making decisions based on information he could have had but didn’t have.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/432397-trump-complains-my-generals-dont-understand-business-report

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Reply Trump complains 'my generals don't understand business' (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Mar 2019 OP
C_U_L8R Mar 2019 #1
Iliyah Mar 2019 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #3
RKP5637 Mar 2019 #4
jmowreader Mar 2019 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #9
Autumn Mar 2019 #5
SummerSnow Mar 2019 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #10
malaise Mar 2019 #12
Achilleaze Mar 2019 #7
RockRaven Mar 2019 #11
Blue Owl Mar 2019 #13
MiniMe Mar 2019 #14

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:16 PM

1. Neither does Trump

As his many failed businesses prove.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:16 PM

2. You don't know business either.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:16 PM

3. HE doesn't understand business.

A guy who had four bankruptcies and lost money on a casino doesn't understand business. He's been a complete fake and a fraud from the beginning.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:18 PM

4. Trump, neither understands business nor the presidency!!! n/t

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:41 PM

8. That's not all he lost money on

He also went broke in the meat business and in the booze business. If you have even the slightest inkling of how to run a business, the booze business is a license to print money.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:43 PM

9. it takes a special kind of stupid

How in hell does someone lose money owing a casino and selling alcohol? It takes a special kind of stupid to bankrupt a casino. The very reason for so much oversight of gambling is because it's so easy for the 'house' to take everything.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:23 PM

5. Says a guy who doesn't understand business and would be nowhere had his Dad not

left him millions and the contacts to get people to invest his money.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:28 PM

6. " my generals", what an odd statment. He thinks he owns them.

my shoes, my hat, my book, my generals

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:49 PM

10. He thinks everybody who works for the government are his own employees.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 06:28 PM

12. Had the same thought

He's sick for power - he thinks he's the 'holey moran emperor'

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:31 PM

7. Did Putin order KGOP Comrade Dirty Donny* to piss on our US Generals?

Let's see, the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief has pissed on America's veterans, our POWs, our Gold Star Families, our Admirals, and our US Intelligence Agencies. Now the draft-dodging republican is pissing on our generals.

Who's next? I guess the republicans are waiting for another directive from the freaking kremlin.



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 06:26 PM

11. And the generals complain "My POTUS doesn't understand ANYTHING"

Least of all the Constitution or the law.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 06:41 PM

13. Thanks for that, Mr. Bankrupt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 09:17 PM

14. Our idiot pResident doesn't understand that generals and intelligence agencies shouldn't consider

economics and trade as part of their intelligence analysis

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