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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:33 PM

Germany Denounces The United States Under Trump's Leadership, Releases Historic Statement

Germany Denounces The United States Under Trump's Leadership, Releases Historic Statement

Germany’s top diplomat has just informed the United States that they no longer see the United States as the ally they once were, saying that leadership from President Donald Trump has led Europe on a path toward nuclear war.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum that Germany would start to go after its own agenda, whether the U.S. likes it or not because the West was losing influence around the world now that Trump is president.

“The U.S. no longer sees the world as a global community but as a fighting arena where everyone has to seek their own advantage,” Gabriel said, according to Deutsche Welle.

“Germany can no longer simply react to U.S. policy but must establish its own position…even after Trump leaves the White House, relations with the U.S. will never be the same.”

Germany: We no longer recognize the United States as a superpower

Since taking office, Trump has attacked Germany (one of the United State’s closest allies) over Iran and North Korea, has denounced their trade surplus with us (even though it was wildly inaccurate) and accused Germany and other allies in NATO of owing vast amounts of money to the United States. We didn’t even mention the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, which caused the United States to become the only major country on the planet to not be apart of the deal.

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“Germany cannot afford to wait for decisions from Washington, or to merely react to them. We must lay out our own position and make clear to our allies where the limits of our solidarity are reached,” Gabriel said in the speech, excerpts of which had been published by Sueddeutsche Zeitung ahead of time.

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Reply Germany Denounces The United States Under Trump's Leadership, Releases Historic Statement (Original post)
LongTomH Dec 7 OP
Freethinker65 Dec 7 #1
DetlefK Dec 7 #3
hatrack Dec 7 #6
Freethinker65 Dec 7 #15
Towlie Dec 7 #17
Freethinker65 Dec 7 #18
Irish_Dem Dec 7 #2
Sophia4 Dec 7 #4
triron Dec 7 #5
leftynyc Dec 7 #22
Lil Missy Dec 7 #7
Pacifist Patriot Dec 7 #12
triron Dec 7 #8
bdamomma Dec 7 #9
spanone Dec 7 #10
RandomAccess Dec 7 #11
OnDoutside Dec 7 #13
AmericanActivist Dec 7 #14
Moostache Dec 7 #16
lagomorph777 Dec 7 #19
BamaRefugee Dec 7 #20
yellowwoodII Dec 7 #21
lark Dec 7 #23
IronLionZion Dec 7 #24
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 7 #25
struggle4progress Dec 7 #26
bigbrother05 Dec 7 #27
Oneironaut Dec 7 #30
Oneironaut Dec 7 #28
davekriss Dec 7 #29

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:34 PM

1. MAGA

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:37 PM

3. You forgot the exclamation-mark. Sad.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:58 PM

6. Making Allied Germans Angry

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Response to hatrack (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:08 PM

15. Hahaha. Not really tho. We are doomed. I want out

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:18 PM

17. MASA!

Make America sane again.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:19 PM

18. Hope so. Not overly optimistic tho

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:35 PM

2. Some of this damage is going to be permanent I think. The US cannot recover from Bush and Trump. nt

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:45 PM

4. This highlights the dangerous aspect of Trump's presidency.

He is inept and incapable when it comes to foreign policy. He has no patience for the subtlety and perseverance it requires.

What a fool Trump is.

This is really, really, really bad news. But who can blame Germany?

I sure can't.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:56 PM

5. Sadly MSM (for the most part) will continue to normalize Trump.

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Response to triron (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:23 PM

22. That's going to put outlets like CNN

in a bind. They have a VERY large presence oversea for their International channel. I honestly can't think of one place I've been to outside the US that didn't carry CNN International.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:01 PM

7. Something or someone needs to get that incompetent psychopath fucker out of office.

I knew he would start wars, and otherwise get people killed. Jesus Christ - when is someone going to act!

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:47 PM

12. Couldn't have said it better myself.

That is exactly how I feel.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:16 PM

8. kick for visibility

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:19 PM

9. well done fucking Repigs

that is what we are now..................well done. Bannon and Putin....Mission accomplished moment.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:20 PM

10. K&R...

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:42 PM

11. Trump has done so much for Putin --

whether by design or mere incompetent inclination.

Donald The Destroyer

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:48 PM

13. I would hope they'd have hung on until 2020.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:50 PM

14. Germans know nm

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:13 PM

16. So for the first ally in the 2nd civil war, we start in Duechland

Good to know....

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:19 PM

19. Understandable, but not very forgiving.

After all, we got over that Hitler thing.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:20 PM

20. Trump supporters big deal was OTHER COUNTRIES ARE LAUGHING AT US. Now they are openly sneering at us

This is better?

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:21 PM

21. To the world:

I apologize.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:36 PM

23. Off topic.

I am surprised you still have the Bernie avatar after his unwarranted self-serving attacks on Sen. Franken today. I, personally, have disavowed him and if he runs for president, will support any other Democrat other than him. I don't see how any progressive can support him after he helped repugs steal elections by lying about Dems.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:36 PM

24. Time to deport Herr Drumpf back where his grandparents came from

Germany is like a disappointed grandparent in this case. Their grandson turned out to be a real asshole.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:38 PM

25. Germany: Even after Trump leaves "relations with the U.S. will never be the same.

I guess Old Donnie Two Scoops was right. He has accomplished something in 10 months that all presidents since FDR haven't done--destroyed America's position as global leader. He has returned us to the isolationism of the 1920s.

And he's too stupid to realize what he's done. All he knows that when it comes to our relationship with Germany and the rest of Europe, he's "won."

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:05 PM

26. Trump certainly knows how to decrease our international influence

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:12 PM

27. It's not America First, it's America Alone

What a sad world we are entering.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:17 PM

30. Trump is a Machiavellian Isolationist.

It was obvious to anyone whose head wasn’t in the sand what would happen. He’s working from the “It’s still the 19th century” Alex Jones / Ron Paul playbook.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:16 PM

28. IMO, History will regard Trumps election as the point the US died as a superpower.

Previously regarded as sacrosanct, our election process is now open to crackpots and foreign tampering. Hold your right to vote dear, as it may be in peril very soon.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:16 PM

29. Wow

This is awful for us. Thanks, Trump!

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