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Fri May 19, 2017, 12:40 PM

Well, they're child-proofing Europe & the Middle East. Maybe things'll be OK.

Even if the hairbucket in-chief shows up giving a big "Thumbs UP!!!" gesture to cultures that read a big "FU" into it. EVEN if he's flanked by 2 armed people. One holding a passel of handout laminated electoral maps. The other there for photo ops: she's there to hastily arrange his hair and undo his undie-wedgies for him. Even if he expresses disgust at the steak he's been given and spends the rest of dinner staring it down. Silently.

They've ALL been given explicit instructions as to how to endure him. That was kind, maybe. Wasn't it? Maybe the man in life isn't really as tough as all that. He must be fascinating to stare at, like a horror movie in-person. He must be a little horrifying to those who are not forced to identify him as their own "representative". What man or woman, in his presence, hasn't wondered how quickly they could take this one to the floor and please GOD shut him up. I wonder how much a periphery he needs to have, physically & personally controlled, around him.

Anyway, do these foreign professionals really, really mean to adhere to that? Aren't you pretty much allowed to insult a visitor (whether or not you mean to) on your own soil, because it's YOUR Country? We do it all the time here! That would be very classy of them to read these "handler's" rules, then to try and put themselves somehow in Trump's shoes. Maybe give him the benefit of the doubt and decide he's "eccentric". But, it would also be classy if they thought he could benefit from a few lessons in culture, and just do things the way they would, as if a grownup has come to visit them.

I have no doubt that whatever will be, will happen, God help us all.

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Reply Well, they're child-proofing Europe & the Middle East. Maybe things'll be OK. (Original post)
Sugar Smack May 2017 OP
SunSeeker May 2017 #1
Sugar Smack May 2017 #3
furtheradu May 2017 #2
Sugar Smack May 2017 #5
Panich52 May 2017 #4
Sugar Smack May 2017 #7
Panich52 May 2017 #41
CrispyQ May 2017 #6
Sugar Smack May 2017 #8
CrispyQ May 2017 #9
Sugar Smack May 2017 #12
MFM008 May 2017 #10
Sugar Smack May 2017 #13
Aristus May 2017 #11
Sugar Smack May 2017 #16
Aristus May 2017 #17
GallopingGhost May 2017 #14
Sugar Smack May 2017 #20
GallopingGhost May 2017 #22
Sugar Smack May 2017 #23
GallopingGhost May 2017 #30
Sugar Smack May 2017 #36
Doreen May 2017 #15
Sugar Smack May 2017 #18
Doreen May 2017 #40
Leith May 2017 #19
Sugar Smack May 2017 #24
redwitch May 2017 #21
Sugar Smack May 2017 #25
Different Drummer May 2017 #26
Sugar Smack May 2017 #29
Different Drummer May 2017 #35
trof May 2017 #27
Sugar Smack May 2017 #31
trof May 2017 #32
L. Coyote May 2017 #28
Sugar Smack May 2017 #33
Buns_of_Fire May 2017 #34
Sugar Smack May 2017 #38
littlemissmartypants May 2017 #37
Sugar Smack May 2017 #39

Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:44 PM

1. "Child-proofing" is a good way to describe it. LOL

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

3. It's like they're being fully expected to please obey these rules.

What a position that would be to be in. Decide to humor the baby & pad everything so he feels all nurtured, or when the child gives you the finger (a thumbs-up) you send it to bed without dinner.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:49 PM

2. HA! Love it!

Normal LEADERS, staring at trump, in disbelief.
Maybe he'll learn something.
Yeah, I know.

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:58 PM

5. Wouldn't that be nice??

It's like, they're expecting an adult, one they've heard is far inferior to any other US president. But, you know, an adult.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

4. Trump's briefs f/ big trip were limited to 1 page per

country & they mentioned Trump by name several times on each page else he lose interest in reading it all. Narcissistic-based ADD?

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:03 PM

7. Might make him sit up & pay attention with someone shouting at him.

How much patience and decorum will each person in his presence have to bear? And, afterward, fake? I say it's beyond human capacity, confronted with that guy. God, I'm just embarrassed for everybody today.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #7)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:57 PM

41. My embarassment as American began 11/8/16 & only

gotten worse.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:03 PM

6. There's no way he makes nine days. I just don't see it.

Are they taking bets on this anywhere?

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:09 PM

8. I see him as the kind of guy that would make AF1 do a u-turn

mid flight. I'd be in if they were taking bets. I'd say 3 days tops. He'll probably feel "surrounded" very quickly, given his (halfway-legit) paranoia. 4 days if there's someone there carrying his golf clubs around cause they make him feel safe.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:17 PM

9. You might be right!

Here's his itinerary. They put all the hard stuff up front, although there's plenty of opportunity for him to mess up.

https://www.axios.com/president-trumps-first-overseas-trip-2413224404.html

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:41 PM

12. Thanks for that! He probably thinks the Pope's going to be "easy".

Whatever righteous smackdown the pope gives him, Trump will be tweeting "Oh, pope. The Pope, Great guy! Really great guy!!! I think he likes me". Come to think of it, neither one of them has a really good idea of what to expect.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:19 PM

10. I wish

Someone would go off script. ....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:44 PM

13. That's something I devoutly hope happens.

Somebody, merely saying something they say or do something they always do.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:21 PM

11. "Child-proofing Europe and the Middle East."



That's the funniest thing I've read all day...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:41 PM

16. I'm glad to see it!

I'm telling you, I lean on DU to make me laugh these days, and it works.

Good to see you!

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #16)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:45 PM

17. You too!

It's been a while...

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:44 PM

14. Europe is too big a playpen.

I'm hoping for a much smaller space with iron bars for safety and someone to watch him 24/7.

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Response to GallopingGhost (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:57 PM

20. Where Everybody Knows his Name-

Maybe the other occupants will teach him how to behave himself. They could call him "Easy D". My assumption is also that he's never been forced to eat & do everything else on a schedule. That's always such an engaging thought for me!

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #20)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:12 PM

22. "Easy D"



That would be a bad nickname for him to have in prison!

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Response to GallopingGhost (Reply #22)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:22 PM

23. "Easy D", King of the Commissary!

"Hey, Easy D. Hey, sporto. Are you going to eat BOTH of those Twix?"

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #23)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:34 PM

30. Actually, I was thinking

he'd be better at laundering.

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Response to GallopingGhost (Reply #30)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:32 PM

36. OHH, nice one-!!

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:51 PM

15. It sounds like they are doing the same thing parents do.

Get together and discuss how to deal with a situation of their child so that they are on the same page to let the child know they are both in it together. Sad that our so called president is like a spoiled child....OK, he is not a child but he is spoiled.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:49 PM

18. He's a big 70 year-old 4 year-old.

Maybe that's giving him too much credit. Your description made me think of scenes; meetings in the principal's office, low talk at the table when junior's just thrown a bowl of oatmeal at the wall. And that whole, "How do we get the baby to shut up?" scene! I wonder how any rational adult person could play into that & come out feeling like they don't suddenly need a shower.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #18)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:16 PM

40. yup.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:54 PM

19. It Doesn't Matter How Much They Prepare

The shitgibbon is going to fuck up bigly. At least once in every country.

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Response to Leith (Reply #19)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:47 PM

24. "Shitgibbon" is one of my favorite names for Assface.

He'll do it, fuck things up at every step. His need to control absolutely everything is going to have consequences.

On the other hand, I can see him cancelling numerous obligations, and having a lie-down for the rest of the week. Destroying as much as possible beforehand, so he can "chill out" after.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:02 PM

21. Love the thread title!

Please God, no international incidents!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #21)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:07 PM

25. No international incidents, please!

Painful, acute embarrassment is inevitable, but we may be able to live with that. redwitch!!!!

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:10 PM

26. So...a live episode of "Locked Up Abroad"?

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #26)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:31 PM

29. We couldn't get that lucky, could we?

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #29)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:06 PM

35. I know. Wishful thinking on my part.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:30 PM

27. 'Childproofing' Perfect. I salute you.

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Response to trof (Reply #27)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:43 PM

31. They're carrying on as if for a toddler,

and Trump's making NEW demands that people start dragging Obama into it as if to compare Trump "favorably". I can't fathom how such a request would even be asked! How does one begin to ask/demand something like that? "Say.." "You know Don's and eccentric man..." "We have to ask you to..." "If..."

Good to see you, trof! Thanks for that.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #31)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:49 PM

32. It's a 'show'.

They can't just ignore him.
They have to put on some kind of show that pretends he's really a world leader.
It's funny and sad.
America is SO fucked up.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:33 PM

28. I heard Saudi Arabia built a giant dome, and The Trump Show start airing tomorrow.

Everyone will be telling him how great he is when he wakes up in the White House, and he will be told he just had a bad dream.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #28)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:51 PM

33. Tragically, with what we're working with,

I can actually see that happening. on a grand scale.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:57 PM

34. I read that his nannies are even scheduling "down time" for him.

God Forbid they forget his favorite blankie and his binkie. There WILL be hell to pay.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #34)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:04 PM

38. Down time!



He may NEED a serious lie-down after monkey-wrenching all the US's foreign relations. We, ourselves can't afford any "down time", sadly.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:39 PM

37. Thinking about

Those dirty, little, tinyhands. Trying to open... anything.
Imagery and imagination. At this point, greatest nation in the world, imagination. Dare we hope his feeble, little mind, explodes?

Thanks for the post, Sugar Smack.

♡lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #37)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:21 PM

39. I wonder how all that hand-shaking's going to go.

It doesn't take much to envision that clod yanking some dignitary's arm practically out of its socket, and then "owning" that arm by the elbow- grabbing it with his other little hand. And the dignitary's "understanding" that Trump simply can't control his behavior. Things like this keep surprising me, every time, because nobody in this country has ever laid eyes on SUCH a disastrous "presidential" spectacle. No one knows how to process this.

Thanks, lilmissmartypants!

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