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Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:26 PM

Trump's bid for history in Hanoi is overwhelmed by Michael Cohen's spectacle in Washington

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Source: Washington Post

HANOI — President Trump spent Wednesday here in Vietnam cozying up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over grilled sirloin and chocolate lava cake and reaching for the legacy he wants: the great dealmaker negotiating a historic nuclear arms accord.

But halfway around the globe, an entirely different legacy for Trump was thrust to the fore by his longtime personal attorney and fixer — that of an alleged con man, liar, racist and, ultimately, criminal.

Michael Cohen’s explosive testimony to Congress was not only potentially humiliating for Trump. It also portrayed the president as an unreliable and dishonest man at the very moment he is conducting diplomacy with the world’s most erratic and untrusting dictator. And it propelled Trump’s presidency into greater legal and political peril.

On a day when two events of potentially lasting importance played out simultaneously some 8,300 miles apart, the spectacle in Washington overwhelmed the one in Hanoi....

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/thousands-of-miles-away-from-washington-trump-takes-aim-at-cohen/2019/02/27/223ae876-3a6a-11e9-b786-d6abcbcd212a_story.html?utm_term=.d6887b080642

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Reply Trump's bid for history in Hanoi is overwhelmed by Michael Cohen's spectacle in Washington (Original post)
mia Feb 27 OP
dewsgirl Feb 27 #1
msongs Feb 27 #2
HopeAgain Feb 27 #3
sharedvalues Feb 27 #4
llmart Feb 28 #12
C_U_L8R Feb 27 #5
Dave Starsky Feb 28 #8
llmart Feb 28 #13
The Genealogist Feb 27 #6
Hekate Feb 27 #7
SunSeeker Feb 28 #10
toddwv Feb 28 #9
Hugin Feb 28 #11
DonViejo Feb 28 #14

Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:30 PM

1. I am so happy MSNBC, hasn't given this story the

attention he is seeking.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:32 PM

2. hearing was live in prime time, his vietnam gig is in the middle of the night, usa time nt

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:54 PM

3. Other than a photo op,

nothing is happening in Hanoi.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 11:09 PM

4. Crappy headline. Trump is capitulating to an insane autocrat

Remember Trump said the “nuclear threat from North Korea is gone”. Now he’s gone crawling back.

The headline should be “Trump stages a farce in North Korea that gets upstaged by Cohen.”

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:10 AM

12. That was my first thought too.

"bid for history"??? Like Trump cares anything about history. Anything that guy does is only if he thinks it will benefit him or at the request of Putin.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 11:25 PM

5. This is so wrong but....

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:32 AM

8. I hate myself for laughing out loud at that.

I was in the "final few" in many a choose-up game, and I think that's absolutely hilarious.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:11 AM

13. OK. Now THAT'S funny.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 11:39 PM

6. That is what will gall him more than anything

This joke of a summit, I am sure, was mostly so eyes could be on him and what a master statesman he is. HA.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 11:50 PM

7. His photos look like crap. The Dotard looks really angry, like things are not going well. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:49 AM

10. Looks like travel constipates him. nt

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:36 AM

9. The DNC should mint a coin commemorating Cohen's testimony.

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Response to toddwv (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 02:23 AM

11. +1

I'd buy one.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:56 AM

14. Locking...

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