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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:17 AM

'Very, very nasty': Trump unexpectedly attacks French president at NATO summit

Source: Los Angeles Times

'Very, very nasty': Trump unexpectedly attacks French president at NATO summit
Noah Bierman
18:51, Dec 04 2019

US President Donald Trump unexpectedly launched a verbal assault at the United States' oldest ally Tuesday (local time), slamming French President Emmanuel Macron's warnings about the decline of the NATO military alliance as "insulting," "very, very nasty" and "very disrespectful."

Trump sought to smooth over his disagreement with Macron when the two later spoke with reporters, saying they had made progress on resolving differences over trade and security strategy.

But Macron held his ground, pointing his finger toward Trump, who responded with sour expressions and a renewal of his threat to impose tariffs on French wine and other products.

Trump's surprising defense of NATO, which he once derided as "obsolete," and his public clash with a European leader who long was in Trump's good graces, highlighted the president's ever shifting, often confusing and frequently impolitic approach to foreign policy and national security.

Read more: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/donald-trumps-america/117949343/very-very-nasty-trump-unexpectedly-attacks-french-president-at-nato-summit

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Reply 'Very, very nasty': Trump unexpectedly attacks French president at NATO summit (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 4 OP
dchill Dec 4 #1
scarletwoman Dec 4 #2
stopdiggin Dec 4 #4
Grokenstein Dec 4 #7
maxrandb Dec 4 #12
The Wizard Dec 4 #14
dalton99a Dec 4 #15
Grokenstein Dec 4 #22
madaboutharry Dec 4 #3
Pachamama Dec 4 #11
emmaverybo Dec 4 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 4 #6
sdfernando Dec 4 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 4 #18
sdfernando Dec 4 #20
Captain Zero Dec 4 #8
Canoe52 Dec 4 #9
duforsure Dec 4 #10
tanyev Dec 4 #13
sdfernando Dec 4 #17
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 4 #19
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 4 #21

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:19 AM

1. Pro. Jec. Tion.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:23 AM

2. "...highlighted the president's ever shifting, often confusing and frequently impolitic..."

approach to foreign policy and national security.


Because he's a moron who doesn't know wtf he's doing.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:25 AM

4. not the slightest clue

and then there's ... SQUIRREL !!!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:34 AM

7. He really did think he would be King of Murika

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with carte blanche to build TRUMP! Towers anywhere he pleased, executing anyone who looked at him sideways.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 07:27 AM

12. 43% of 'Murika want that.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:53 AM

14. He is the king of Murika

The rest of us normal Americans despise him .
The solution is to get so many voters to the polls that the Repubics won't be able to rig the results.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:43 AM

15. Yep.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 04:29 PM

22. Hah! Love it!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:23 AM

3. Won't you love to know

what Macron and Trudeau say about Trump when they’re speaking to each other in French?

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 06:04 AM

11. Absolument



They probably don’t even need to say anything and they just have eye contact and an eye roll.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:30 AM

5. Honestly, with Trump weakened by what impeachment hearings have uncovered, it is only a matter of

time before the international community speaks out. Quite sure they do talk to each other, these world leaders. They will eventually in the most diplomatic terms denounce this dangerous fraud.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:34 AM

6. I do not envy the Secretary General of NATO right now...

He's stuck with having to be nice to Fat Nixon.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:34 AM

16. I've seen that term bandied about

"Fat Nixon"

But really, we shouldn't insult Nixon like that! Nixon had the decency to resign and hold the country above his own self-interests.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:45 AM

18. In Nixon's case I don't think it was really a matter of decency

as much as the fact that he realized he'd be removed from office and very much wanted to avoid that extreme level of humiliation. Nixon was not a very decent guy, but unlike Trump he was able to behave in public, and he was smart enough to know when his goose was cooked.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:13 PM

20. Actaully I do agree with you

and I didn't mean to imply that Nixon was a decent person...I was more referring to the act of resigning...and whether intended or not, it did save the country from going through an Impeachment trial and the 1st removal of a President as a result.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:40 AM

8. maybe Trump didn't get invited to the French parade this year?

on Bastille Day. Got his tighty whities in a bunch.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:52 AM

9. Maybe Malignant will get him a few new adverbs for Christmas?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 06:01 AM

10. He knows they are all laughing at him

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And is facing being exposed as a criminal and a fraud, and is taking it out on anyone near him. His desperation is showing, and his lies are still increasing, while fewer are believing his propaganda putin has him promoting. Republicans in Congress either vote to impeach him while they have this chance, or give putin and others freedom to rig elections for his candidate, again. Would have been really funny if Mcron stuck a sign on his trump's back with something funny on it. I can see the cartoons now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:05 AM

13. Congratulations Emmanuel Macron! You're now an honorary member of the Nasty Woman club.

A very elite and distinguished group.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:35 AM

17. Any club with Ashley Judd as a member is A #1 with me! /NT

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:07 PM

19. Wow! I didn't realize there were Nasty Men too!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:06 PM

21. Fat Donnie has a limited vocabulary.

As a substitute teacher I've seen fifth graders who have a larger vocabulary and grasp of syntax than the Orange Blimp does.

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