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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:01 AM

Merkel hits back at Trump's attack: I remember Soviet occupation

Source: Politico






German chancellor rejected US president’s claim that Berlin is ‘totally controlled by Russia.’

By Philip Kaleta and Emma Anderson

7/11/18, 1:40 PM CET

Updated 7/11/18, 2:10 PM CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected accusations by Donald Trump that Germany is “totally controlled by Russia,” reminding the U.S. president that she remembered Soviet occupation, and saying it is “good that we are independent today.”

“Because of given circumstances I want to point out one thing: I experienced the Soviet occupation of one part of Germany myself. It is good that we are independent today,” said Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, a former satellite state of the Soviet Union.

Trump made the remarks about Germany ahead of a NATO leaders’ summit in Brussels on Wednesday, specifically citing the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

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Merkel also hit back against Trump’s repeated criticism that other NATO members don’t spend enough on defense.

“Germany contributes a lot,” she said, pointing out that Germany is the second largest provider of troops in NATO operations and has been engaged in Afghanistan “for many years.” She added, “We are willing to increase our defense spending as agreed in Wales. By 2028, we will have increased spending by 28 percent since 2014. Given those facts, I confidently join this summit.”.................................

Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/merkel-hits-back-at-trumps-attack-i-remember-soviet-occupation/



Good for Merkel. Hit back at lying Trump whenever you can.



*THIS IS EXACTLY TO THE POINT****







German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the NATO summit | Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

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Reply Merkel hits back at Trump's attack: I remember Soviet occupation (Original post)
riversedge Jul 2018 OP
MaryMagdaline Jul 2018 #1
LiberalFighter Jul 2018 #2
olegramps Jul 2018 #12
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #3
whathehell Jul 2018 #4
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #5
geardaddy Jul 2018 #18
BarbaRosa Jul 2018 #26
Cosmocat Jul 2018 #8
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #14
NewJeffCT Jul 2018 #6
thucythucy Jul 2018 #7
Snellius Jul 2018 #9
George II Jul 2018 #10
onetexan Jul 2018 #11
riversedge Jul 2018 #13
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #15
jpak Jul 2018 #16
duforsure Jul 2018 #17
elmac Jul 2018 #19
duforsure Jul 2018 #20
Bayard Jul 2018 #21
Still In Wisconsin Jul 2018 #22
BobTheSubgenius Jul 2018 #23
NastyRiffraff Jul 2018 #24
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 2018 #25
Cha Jul 2018 #28
Cha Jul 2018 #27

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:10 AM

1. I hope in small way Trump's comments and Merkle's reply help her re-election chances

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:13 AM

2. Thumbs up

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:59 AM

12. Trump got away with bullying people in his business and thinks he still can internationally.

I don't know if his attacks on NATO are truly driven to make them more responsible in shouldering its cost or that they are actually a sinister intent to destroy it. His appeal is far too confrontational and doesn't take in the realities of the economics of that have plagued some of its members.

I don't know why he didn't appeal to its members in saying that we are faced with a renewed threat by Russian that has used military force to take over the Crimea and is attempting to do the same in the Ukraine and that it is imperative that we remain united and take positive steps to increase our defense. This will include substantial contributions by every member to met the threat with determined resistance.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:15 AM

3. Right. Because T rump is totally controlled by Russia, he says

someone else, who he really hates, is.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:17 AM

4. I believe it's called

"Projection".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:19 AM

5. Repugs learned that one in kindygarden. "I know you are, but what am I?" nt

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:36 AM

18. Bingo!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:09 PM

26. The Pee Wee Herman defence,

"I know you are but what am I ?"

"I know you are but what am I ?"

"I know you are but what am I ?"

"I know you are but what am I ?"

. . .

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:39 AM

8. Of the endless list of absurdities

this POS has spewed, this one ranks in the top 10 ...

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:20 AM

14. Yeah, but he's infinitely capable of 'topping' himself, by going even lower.

He's a bottomless pit of lowness, but he's bringing along a shovel, just in case.

His entire political career has been a struggle by him to be allowed to just be himself, an infinitely low swine, all the time.

That being said, this current shit is black psy op stuff, made up by his nazi flunkies. He praises Putin, then on the way through Europe to go meet his heartthrob, he pauses to attack Merkel for being a pawn of Putin. Then he's on his merry way to meet the great and good Putin. "Putin is good, Putin is bad, Putin is good." "No collusion, no puppet!" Double think, then think again.

His followers jump through all the mental hoops, flip flop flip, in the space of 30 seconds, because they're able to murkily understand the take away is 'attack Berlin and NATO, kiss up to Putin, dRumpenfuhrer can do whatever he wants, everything he says is true, even when he says he just lied a second ago'.

He's the Shroedinger's cat president, he's Heisenberg uncertainty principled. Able to run in polar opposite directions, simultaneously, counting on the generous capacity for double think his nazi followers possess. To the rest of us, he's trying to daunt us, tells us 'stick it in your ass', trying to get our heads spun and our eyes to cross with his proud lying statements that are brimming with such half assed transparent duplicity.

Psy op, he didn't think it up. He does hate, on a low animal cunning level, Europe, Germany, NATO, but his bannons millers shines epyshteyns stones are skull sessioning these kind of statements for him, with him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:29 AM

6. Projection works for Trump

because when it comes out that he's really Putin's Puppet, everybody will just say "Oh, they're saying that to get back at Trump because he accused them of that very same thing!"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:31 AM

7. Germany, if you're listening:

I hope you find and release to the public every scrap of incriminating information you've gathered on Trump and his family's criminal enterprises, including his myriad connections to Russia and Russian interests.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:42 AM

9. Hard to believe Trump is criticizing Germans about being soft on Russia

He has no real historical conception of how the world order came to be.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:45 AM

10. Pretty sad state of affairs when we Americans start to root for foreign leaders vs. our own.

Good for Merkel, good for Macron, good for May.

I wonder if trump recognized the significance of all the top Belgian leaders busy doing other things or out of the country when he arrived yesterday? I doubt it, it's all about him.

I really hope that England wins the soccer game today so Macron and May can muse about the Final while trump sits and fiddles with his little dinky.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:48 AM

11. yeap, the idiot embarrasses us Americans every time he opens his mouth

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Response to onetexan (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:15 AM

13. Here is trumpy blabbering away at the breakfast........




Gavin Lee
‏ @GavinLeeBBC

Wow 😮 Summit’s just started with an opening salvo from President #Trump making clear he’s deeply unhappy with #Germany ...


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Response to riversedge (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:23 AM

15. The monkeys are loose. Full of beans, too, from the sound of it. -- Dave Foley, Kids in the Hall.nt.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:25 AM

16. Ouch!

Maybe she will throw some candy in his general direction...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:30 AM

17. Remember trump is the one

Calling putin a fine guy when he attacked the USA elections, murders people in his own country , and is a terrorist and killing people in other countries , and trump wants to have better relations with him now. trumps a terrorist too, and a corrupt criminal out of control. Our allies should not count on us for anything as long as he's in office and the republicans are in control. Their terrorists working for putin.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:38 AM

19. Trump and his fascist regime have built an iron curtain of ignorance around the US,

with the help of his fascist allies in Congress.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:54 AM

20. trumps the one running to meet with putin

after this meeting , not her. trumps the one who stopped military exercises in SK for putin , she didn't, and trumps the one putin helped get him elected , and putin didn't help her, so who's under putins influence ?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:17 AM

21. Wounded pride

Has to recover his dick.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:27 AM

22. Yep. The Trump administration is a puppet regime, and

Trump is a puppet president.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:29 AM

23. Projection? Oh, just a tad.

This guy is a walking case study in aberrant psychology.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:59 AM

24. I bet it almost killed her

not to end her remarks with "you fucking moron."

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:58 AM

25. Surprised he didn't

throw her around like the leader of Montenegro/or Ivana. ("What you do to the least of my Brothers, that, you do onto me." Jesus.-And I'm not studious of the bible...that just jumped out from Catholic School.)

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:47 PM

28. She must have been thinking it

strongly!

Riff

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:29 PM

27. Yes, the US Fraud is using tactics right out of

Goebbel's playbook. Accusing others of what you're Guilty of Doing!

Fucking Fraud Lying at the UN.

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