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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:28 AM

Donald Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour

Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump has ended a marathon trip to Asia by skipping an international summit after the event was delayed by about two hours.

The White House had added the East Asia Summit, an annual meeting of more than a dozen countries, to the president’s schedule after concerns were raised that missing it might signify a lack of US interest in Asia.

However, after a gruelling 12-day trip across five countries, Trump opted to get on Air Force One and fly back to Washington. His flight left more than 30 minutes earlier than planned and he also missed a group photo with other world leaders.

Trump told reporters on the plane he had already delivered his “final remarks” during a lunch with other leaders and would send the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in his place.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/donald-trump-skips-east-asia-summit-on-final-day-of-12-day-tour



Small attention span Donnie was getting cranky. He needs his KFC and gold-plated shitter to tweet from.

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muriel_volestrangler Tuesday OP
alfredo Tuesday #1
BumRushDaShow Tuesday #11
wasupaloopa Tuesday #2
Dave Starsky Tuesday #9
riversedge Tuesday #3
rpannier Tuesday #4
CentralMass Tuesday #7
Tanuki Tuesday #5
DFW Tuesday #6
CentralMass Tuesday #8
FakeNoose Tuesday #13
randr Tuesday #10
rickford66 Tuesday #12
Merlot Tuesday #14
GeorgeGist Tuesday #15
Nitram Tuesday #16

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:32 AM

1. He didn't want to miss his Tee time.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:22 AM

11. THIS

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:33 AM

2. I can just see it now. The Trump library will be one room with his gold plated shitter and his cell

phone.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:07 AM

9. The very idea of a Trump library is beyond absurd.

Even the George W. Bush library was pushing the outside of the credibility envelope.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:35 AM

3. I would see this as the final insult from Trump

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:49 AM

4. Low energy trump couldn't hack it

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Response to rpannier (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:02 AM

7. Sad .

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:49 AM

5. He couldn't take another day without Mickey D cuisine.

Even though even he had admitted thst the final day would have been the most important of all.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-11-04/trump-says-most-important-day-is-summit-he-had-planned-to-skip
"President Donald Trump said Friday that he will add a day to the end of his five-nation tour of Asia, saying he would now stay for “the most important day” of a regional summit.

The president had been scheduled to return to the U.S. on Nov. 13, a day before the start of the East Asia Summit, the traditional venue for discussing major regional policy issues such as North Korean aggression and China’s activities in the South China Sea.
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Foreign policy experts had warned that Trump’s decision to forgo the gathering -- which former President Barack Obama regularly attended -- could deepen anxieties among Asian partners over the U.S. commitment to the region, especially in light of the escalating North Korean threat and Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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"What we said prior to President Obama’s final trip to Asia is even truer today: If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,” said Ned Price, the chief National Security Council spokesman during the Obama administration."....

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:02 AM

6. I can guess how this went down

Trump said, "look, we do the photo my way, with me at the forefront, or without me altogether."

The other world leaders: "Is without you altogether a genuine option here?"

Trump leaves in a pique of anger, as the other world leaders sigh in relief.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:03 AM

8. They most not have given him two scoops at dinner.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:40 AM

13. Chinese ice cream is the no-fat version



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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:11 AM

10. No stamina

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:33 AM

12. They can Photoshop him in.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:08 AM

14. It's about stamina and he has none. Physically pft.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:49 AM

15. Not Qualified.

Every day he proves it.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:36 PM

16. Probably best to get him out of there and avoid another embarassing scene in front of

adult world leaders.

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