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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:57 PM

People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock

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Source: Politico

“Chaos.”
“Circus.”
“Laughingstock.”

Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on what he called “my big foreign trip” in this morning’s kickoff tweet.

For months, the American president has raised unprecedented questions about the future of the American-led alliance that has persisted since the end of World War II. He has slagged off NATO, evinced skepticism about the European Union, cheered for like-minded right-wing populists, boosted antidemocratic strongmen like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and vowed to rip up free trade deals—and Europe’s political class has been outraged, confused and even terrified.

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Many I spoke with said they had made a fundamental mistake of viewing Trump primarily as an ideologue with whom they disagreed rather than what he increasingly appears to be: an ill-prepared newcomer to the world stage, with uninformed views and a largely untested team that will now be sorely tried by a 9-day, 5-stop world tour that would be wildly ambitious even for a seasoned global leader.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/19/trump-middle-east-trip-saudi-arabia-215163

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brooklynite May 2017 OP
TeamPooka May 2017 #1
SoCalMusicLover May 2017 #4
FarPoint May 2017 #6
underpants May 2017 #2
Ligyron May 2017 #3
barbtries May 2017 #5
Warpy May 2017 #7
DonViejo May 2017 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:59 PM

1. They will figure out he's a Russian Dupe fast enough.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:21 PM

4. Faster Than The repubs Will nt

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:57 PM

6. So very true...

Pitiful isn't it....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:04 PM

2. the volatile-clown theory

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:08 PM

3. This trip abroad is going to be a real laugh riot.

Too bad Hunter Thompson isn't still alive and on board. He strike comedy gold with that crew.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:51 PM

5. yeah, he'd be great i mean he was great.

introducing his girlfriend to movies we love and she hasn't seen, we started with Harold and Maude (my choice) and continued to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (my son's).

it was fun.

someone is on that trip who will make gold of it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:02 PM

7. I'm glad they're getting a good laugh out of this

I'm afraid that those of us who are trapped in this country with a blubbering baby illegally installed as president don't see a lot of humor in the situation as he continues to wreck our governmental infrastructure through hostile appointments, defunding, and hiring freezes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:28 PM

8. Locking...

This is a feature story, not LBN

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