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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:14 PM

Trump gets foreign policy lashing at U.N. meeting

Source: Politico


The verbal slams were predictable: There is widespread unease at the U.N. with President Donald Trump’s “America first” outlook, and in particular his aggressive stance on Iran. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images


The president sat stone-faced as international leaders criticized his foreign policy both overtly and obliquely.

By NAHAL TOOSI 09/26/2018 12:42 PM EDT

As President Donald Trump sat stone-faced at the head of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, the criticisms of his foreign policy rolled in overtly and obliquely.

France warned that dealing with Iran couldn’t just be about “sanctions and containment,” a clear rebuke of Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in favor of an attempt to isolate the country through new economic penalties.

Equatorial Guinea said nations too wedded to “sovereignty” could undermine the welfare of the international community, a likely reference to Trump’s sovereignty-focused speech Wednesday before the entire U.N. body. And then there was Bolivia, which brought up the U.S. role in Iran’s 1953 coup at the start of fusillade of criticisms that painted an America as too quick to turn to war instead of diplomacy. “The United States could not care less about human rights or justice," Bolivian President Evo Morales said, just steps away from the U.S. president.

The verbal slams were predictable: There is widespread unease at the U.N. with Trump’s “America first” outlook, and in particular his aggressive stance on Iran.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/26/trump-un-foreign-policy-843110

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Reply Trump gets foreign policy lashing at U.N. meeting (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 26 OP
Solly Mack Sep 26 #1
dhill926 Sep 26 #7
Solly Mack Sep 26 #10
MBS Sep 26 #12
dhill926 Sep 26 #17
Solly Mack Sep 26 #18
BumRushDaShow Sep 26 #14
Solly Mack Sep 26 #15
BumRushDaShow Sep 26 #16
Mad-in-Mo Sep 26 #19
BumRushDaShow Sep 26 #20
Mad-in-Mo Sep 26 #21
MotorCityMan Sep 26 #23
Cirque du So-What Sep 26 #2
forgotmylogin Sep 26 #6
SammyWinstonJack Sep 26 #13
Scurrilous Sep 26 #3
Arkansas Granny Sep 26 #4
riversedge Sep 26 #5
Scarsdale Sep 26 #8
sinkingfeeling Sep 26 #9
lark Sep 26 #11
muriel_volestrangler Sep 26 #22
pampango Sep 26 #24
ck4829 Sep 27 #25
procon Sep 27 #26

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:17 PM

1. He already looks like a Madame Tussaud creation.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:57 PM

7. man...you nailed it....

not a truly living thing about him...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:18 PM

10. As fake and phony outside as he is inside.

The caricature come to life.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:34 PM

12. Bingo. n/t

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:42 PM

17. looks uncannily like Alec Baldwin there...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:43 PM

18. He does. lol

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:43 PM

14. OMG they actually DO have one though









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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:44 PM

15. And no difference. All wax all the time.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:51 PM

16. !!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 04:04 PM

19. Makes me queasy. YUCK

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Response to Mad-in-Mo (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 04:10 PM

20. Seems spot on though.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 04:18 PM

21. Yes. I will admit that.

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Response to Mad-in-Mo (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 04:35 PM

23. Nope... obvious fake

The tie is not hanging down nearly long enough to be the real shit gibbon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:19 PM

2. You gotta sit & take it, ya big baby

That expression...'you're gettin' nuked, you're gettin nuked...'

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:45 PM

6. TRMP should be forced to sit and listen to criticism more often.

He doesn't like it.

Oh yeah, and man that cotton candy softswirl hair. He doesn't get to control the lighting in the UN either.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:42 PM

13. ROFL!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:35 PM

3. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:35 PM

4. That looks like the same expressions he had at the White House Correspondents dinner where

Obama roasted him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 01:43 PM

5. ha ha. guite the pic of pounting Trump!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:07 PM

8. He seems to be

the only one not wearing a translator earpiece. Is it because what others say is of no consequence to him? He is doing Putin's bidding, what others think or say means nothing to him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:10 PM

9. OMG, that photo! He looks like a mad man.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:26 PM

11. Wait for it -

will his next move of distraction be threats to pull out of UN? It would totally be in character for this stupid beyond belief asshole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 04:22 PM

22. Dissed by Equatorial Guinea? Jeez, Obiang Nguema is Trump's kind of dictator

and even he thinks Trump is crap.

Mr Obiang Nguema is Africa's longest serving leader and has been described by rights organisations as one Africa's most brutal dictators.

He seized power in 1979.

According to Human Rights Watch, the ''dictatorship under President Obiang has used an oil boom to entrench and enrich itself further at the expense of the country's people''.

He has been pursued in French courts for allegedly plundering state coffers to buy luxury homes and cars in France.

His son and vice-president, Teodoro 'Teodorin' Nguema Obiang, has been resisting attempts by the US administration to seize his assets, denying charges that they were obtained with allegedly corrupt funds taken from his country.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13317174

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 04:44 PM

24. Trump, like many conservatives, wants the US out of the UN. This experience may hasten

action to promote that policy. Donald does not like to be lectured to. He likes people who agree with him and do what he says.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:03 PM

25. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:14 PM

26. That's the same exaggerated angry face my grandson uses when he doesn't get

his way, and he's 4.

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