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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:23 PM

Schumer: Trump's Asia trip a 'colossal flop'

Source: The Hill



BY JOHN BOWDEN - 11/14/17 12:15 PM EST

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) panned President Trump's 12-day Asia trip as a "colossal flop" Tuesday in a speech delivered on the Senate floor.

In fiery remarks Tuesday morning, Schumer said he had "never been more ashamed" of a president's actions abroad, according to a transcript of his remarks.

"I have never been so ashamed of a foreign trip in my years. It's just inside-out," Schumer said. "We attack our friends and the people who have given us the most trouble, China and Russia, we molly -- that is so bad for the future of this country."

Schumer blasted Trump for actions that he said "unsettled" U.S. allies and "emboldened" the country's enemies. "Adding insult to injury, he seems to have a love for dictators," Schumer said. "In the Philippines where a strongman leader is engaged in killings does Trump admonish him? No, he lectures and unsettles our allies while emboldening our adversaries by treating them with kid gloves."

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/international/360293-schumer-trumps-asia-trip-a-colossal-flop

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:27 PM

1. We got those UCLA shoplifters off.....so there is that

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:28 PM

2. Sing it, Chuck!

More Democrats need to speak up and denounce the Idiot. He has diminished our great nation in ways that will weaken the U.S. for years.

By the way, Mr. Mueller, please work as fast as you can!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:34 PM

3. The trip accomplished one thing

It got Cheeto out of Washington last Tuesday, so he wouldn't have to answer for the disaster of the election.

But I'm glad that Schumer is letting him have it with both barrels. I just find it hard to believe he didn't say anything about Cheeto's meeting with Putin. I mean, that was the whole reason for the trip, right? Putin won't come to Washington, so Trump has to go to Asia to meet with him. What the hell?


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:04 PM

6. There's no way Trump could go to Russia.

And Putin is surely not going to risk protests in our country, so they need to meet on "neutral" ground.

Trump enjoyed his trip. He got to play dress-up twinsies several times with his favorite monarchs.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:30 PM

13. Agreed. But Schumer doesn't even mention Cheeto's meeting with Putin

If he did it was left out of the article.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:34 PM

4. Just like herr drumpf's presidency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:35 PM

5. I'm very impressed with Sen. Schumer lately. Not letting anything get by him..n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:08 PM

7. Get 'em, Sen. Schumer. (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:09 PM

8. I wonder if it's ever occurred to Schumer to run for president.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:10 PM

9. Here comes the "you can't criticize him when he's out of the country" cable timefillers

Oh well screw them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:33 PM

10. Except in the comic sense.



"Which dictator? Oh, both!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:39 PM

11. I don't know if people have realized that Trump is really a coward

Every instance he has spoken "hard" about anyone, he cowards when he is in front of them.

Also, I have seen a trend with trump, and watch closely, every time he knows he is lying, and he is not behind a podium, he crosses his arms, just watch. I think he feels the podium protects him.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:09 PM

16. I've noticed the body language too.

It seems to appear that his isn't comfortable or confident.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:10 PM

12. Trump came back with no results or deliverables from this trip

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:22 PM

14. can you be more specific, Chuck?

how about some point-by-point?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:46 PM

15. Button it on this, Chuck, and talk about the KGB linked company guarding our embassy.

Put appearances and hurt feelings in the back seat and talk about TREASON.

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