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Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:11 AM

'I'm the only one that matters': Trump disregards State Department's unfilled positions

Source: Business Insider

President Donald Trump addressed the current state of the State Department, long rumored to have a number of critical unfilled positions, during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday night.

"So we don't need all the people that they want," Trump said. "Don't forget, I'm a businessperson and I tell my people, 'Where you don't need to fill slots don't fill them. But we have some people that I'm not happy with there.

In June, the State Department was reportedly performing an internal review that could have seen a 30% budget cut and eliminate 2,300 jobs. Foreign policy experts at the time decried the move, saying that it could drastically set back US foreign policy efforts in volatile regions of the world.

"The one that matters is me," Trump continued. "I'm the only one that matters because when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be. You've seen that, you've seen it strongly."


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-state-department-tillerson-only-one-that-matters-2017-11

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Reply 'I'm the only one that matters': Trump disregards State Department's unfilled positions (Original post)
UpInArms Nov 2017 OP
raging moderate Nov 2017 #1
machoneman Nov 2017 #2
Dustlawyer Nov 2017 #15
DK504 Nov 2017 #26
cilla4progress Nov 2017 #6
Glorfindel Nov 2017 #13
IronLionZion Nov 2017 #20
Glorfindel Nov 2017 #21
Irish_Dem Nov 2017 #8
DeminPennswoods Nov 2017 #10
syringis Nov 2017 #24
lanlady Nov 2017 #33
syringis Nov 2017 #35
milestogo Nov 2017 #3
wasupaloopa Nov 2017 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2017 #17
Astraea Nov 2017 #5
bucolic_frolic Nov 2017 #7
irisblue Nov 2017 #9
turbinetree Nov 2017 #11
Moostache Nov 2017 #18
The Genealogist Nov 2017 #27
patricia92243 Nov 2017 #12
Corgigal Nov 2017 #14
Botany Nov 2017 #16
Thor_MN Nov 2017 #19
mulsh Nov 2017 #22
strangedaysindeed Nov 2017 #23
Grammy23 Nov 2017 #25
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2017 #28
Coventina Nov 2017 #29
JDC Nov 2017 #30
PatSeg Nov 2017 #32
C_U_L8R Nov 2017 #31
orangecrush Nov 2017 #34

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:17 AM

1. "L'Etat, c'est moi."

Which one of those French kings said the same thing?
That's right, it was Louis Fourteenth.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:18 AM

2. Dork! n/m

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Response to machoneman (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:45 AM

15. Well, you know how when Jon Stewart said "...some people are too stupid to know they are stupid"?

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:42 AM

26. Franken/Stewart 2020!!!

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:33 AM

6. And to what end

did he come?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:38 AM

13. He died in bed, reciting a Psalm, four days before his 77th birthday after reigning 72 years

and 110 days. He came to the throne at age five upon the death of his father, Louis XIII, and was succeeded by his great-grandson, Louis XV, who was also five years old at his accession.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:08 AM

20. Longest reign of any monarch in European history, still hasn't been beaten

and I'm still hoping Trump's reign will end by this Christmas

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:12 AM

21. So do I! Before Thanksgiving would be even better.

It just struck me that if Queen Elizabeth II lives to be as old as her mother, her reign will surpass that of Louis XIV. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:38 AM

8. It fits, the Trumps act like royalty. nt

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:51 AM

10. Perfect!

nt

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:35 AM

24. Indeed

And despite being called "le Roi Solei", he was not good at all.

Some historians see him as the gravedigger of the French Monarchy. Or at least, the one who undermined it. His great great son Louis XV, was as worse as him and precipitated the declines.

Louis XVI had his head cut but he didn't deserve it. In fact, he was not bad but surpassed by events. He tried to rectify things but it was too late.

Marie-Antoinette and him were the perfect scapegoats...

Well, Trump can breath : he will not shortened...even if he deserves it.

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Response to syringis (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 02:36 PM

33. And he stank, literally

There were stories of people swooning in his presence, overcome by the splendor of His Majesty. In reality, historians say they fainted because he stank so badly. He never took a bath because he believed the Royal Skin should not be touched by soap and water. There’s a reason the French are good at perfume-making.

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Response to lanlady (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 03:19 PM

35. What to say about his breath...

It was so unsustainable that windows had to stay opened.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:21 AM

3. Trump's philosophy of life: "I'm the only one that matters"

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:29 AM

4. Do people like Laura Ingraham really think Trump is smarter than all the Presidents that came before

 

him?

These people must know that putting all of our national interests in the hands of this idiot is the worst thing we could be doing.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:49 AM

17. Tax heists and stolen judicial seats. She's part of the 1% who will benefit. . . . . nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:31 AM

5. Funny

because you've proven yourself to be totally useless.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:35 AM

7. Go, Mueller!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:42 AM

9. Yes

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:58 AM

11. Spoken like a true Malignant Normality with a touch of Hedonist tint around the self worth

of sexual predator.

And then there are these two Malignant Normality with fond memories of this true color moment of being yet another racists in the republican camp:










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Response to turbinetree (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:53 AM

18. I still cannot believe no one seems to care about her Nazi salute!

That is one of the most egregious things that came out of Cleveland last summer and it is so completely ignored by the "patriots" on the right. Sickening.

Imagine the outrage if Van Jones or President Obama had simply raised a fist...and look at the faux-outrage about NFL players. Systemic racism? No question about that... Apparently it is also endemic to republicans, and we get more proof constantly.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:44 AM

27. Not a lot of people seem to care when RepubliNazis act shamelessly

Of course we all know what was important in 2016 was HER EMAILZZZZBEGHAZZZIIII111!!!OMGEEE!!1 of course there was nothing there, but bothsidesism reigns supreme even today.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:21 AM

12. For some reason, this hit me as one of his most nauseating statements. He has

said a lot worse, but that just made my blood curdle.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:41 AM

14. That's fine

Less people will be needed to fire in 3 months. We can put the people back who have the institutional memory back. Could save several humans lives that many, Trump doesn't care about other people's lives.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:46 AM

16. He is a monster and he was installed by a coup and an act of war by Russia.

"The one that matters is me," Trump continued. "I'm the only one that matters because when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be. You've seen that, you've seen it strongly."

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:54 AM

19. Mad President Donald.

 

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:19 AM

22. "America first is Putin's order for loser don. A great way to destroy American influence is by

destroying the State Department which cretinous loser donny has been actively doing since the start of his misadministration.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:23 AM

23. Cue the trumpets from the movie PATTON

 

Truly a legend in his own mind.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:38 AM

25. That quote just gave us a snapshot view of how he thinks.

It reveals how he feels about himself and why he acts the way he does. It is so revealing that it practically screams, “I am a raging narcissist, hear me roar!”

It should strike a note of fear in the heart of everyone who hears him say that. Unfortunately, the people who can save us from this madman will laugh it off or explain it away (he didn’t mean it literally). Instead of realizing we are way past the last straw with tRump, they will ignore it and move along to something else. They will tell us we need to stop fretting about the small details and get back to business —� like the Cut, Cut, Cut legislation that is, by design, mainly going to benefit the rich. The rest of us can go jump in a lake...that is until the next election, when we are their best friends.

I am so sickened by the games that are going on in DC and the way we, the people, have been marginalized right out of existence. I hope when Mueller gets finished he has swept up a large number of the assholes who have enabled tRump to be where he is. Attention is focused on how tRump is ruining the country. But never ever forget, he is not doing that all by himself. He has quite a few enablers right down the street from the White House. When tRump gets frog marched off to the Big House, he needs a parade of those “helpers” to go with him. Are you listening Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:45 AM

28. "Watch me do diplomary to Asia next week. They'll love me. Bigly. Believe me." (nt)

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:48 AM

29. "You've seen it strongly"?!?!?!

Where did this guy go to school?

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Response to Coventina (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:49 AM

30. He is an idiot

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Response to Coventina (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:58 AM

32. Oh, he went to the 'best schools' you know

And he was a really good student. He also knows the 'best words', but evidently doesn't know very many of them or how to use them.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:51 AM

31. He really said that?

What a fucking moron.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 02:40 PM

34. Not funny at all


He declared himself an autocrat.

This is no joke whatsoever.

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