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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:40 PM

Trump: Saudi Arabia paid the US $1 billion for more troops. Pentagon: Eh, not quite.

Source: vox.com





Trump seemingly announced a major deal during his latest Fox News interview, but officials are walking it back.

By Aaron Rupar@atrupar Jan 14, 2020, 1:20pm EST


............Trump’s comments immediately raised questions: Into which bank account did Saudi Arabia deposit the $1 billion? What exactly are US troops doing over there? And did this transaction even happen, or was the president just making stuff up?

Days later, we’ve learned a bit more about what Trump was talking about. And it seems the president, as he often does, was exaggerating.

In a statement to Vox, Pentagon spokesperson Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich said, “The Department of Defense has engaged Saudi Arabia on contributing to US activities that support regional security and dissuade hostility and aggression.”

But the statement did not specify whether any sort of financial transaction took place — on the contrary, it said that “discussions are ongoing to formalize these contributions.”

Here’s Rebarich’s statement in full:..................



..............Trump’s comments came during an interview in which he bragged about war crimes, told blatant lies about the FBI, and said he feels no obligation to publicly detail the intelligence underpinning his decision to approve a military strike against an Iranian official that brought the country to the brink of war....................

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2020/1/14/21065432/trump-laura-ingraham-interview-saudi-arabia-troops



Exaggerating?? heck no! Trump outright LIED as usual.




"Any of those remarks from the mouth of the president would’ve likely generated a major scandal in a previous era. But three years in, Trump has normalized gaslighting and authoritarian rhetoric to such an extent that this interview with Ingraham barely registered as a blip on the news radar."



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Reply Trump: Saudi Arabia paid the US $1 billion for more troops. Pentagon: Eh, not quite. (Original post)
riversedge Jan 14 OP
pbmus Jan 14 #1
keithbvadu2 Jan 14 #2
Newest Reality Jan 14 #3
Newest Reality Jan 14 #4
raccoon Jan 15 #12
Newest Reality Jan 15 #14
JunkYardDogg Jan 14 #5
BlueIdaho Jan 14 #6
SergeStorms Jan 14 #7
tikka Jan 14 #8
Jopin Klobe Jan 15 #9
modrepub Jan 15 #10
raccoon Jan 15 #11
gab13by13 Jan 15 #13
nykym Jan 15 #15
EndlessWire Jan 15 #16

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:44 PM

1. Should be another impeachable offense..

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:52 PM

2. The Pentagon and Treasury Dept can show what they have received. What cannot be shown is what Tru

The Pentagon and Treasury Dept can show what they have received.

What cannot be shown is what Trump stole.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:53 PM

3. Conditioning!

"Any of those remarks from the mouth of the president would’ve likely generated a major scandal in a previous era. But three years in, Trump has normalized gaslighting and authoritarian rhetoric to such an extent that this interview with Ingraham barely registered as a blip on the news radar."


That's exactly the point and that underscores the point that Trump's entire bombastic show is a methodical, gradual conditioning of the public for his will to power and plans to be the dictator of America. If you can't do it military style, you have to slowly erode the body politic, poison the institutions and subvert the rule of law.

Now ask yourself, is he, (and the sycophant minions) doing that? Will that change your perspective on the intentions of the ridiculous tweets, seemingly idiotic behaviors and decisions, lies, etc.? They may very well be targeted to both breakdown and dissolve the system AND deflect from that at the same time.

That's exactly how confidence men work. Consider the pool shark who comes in and plays a few games like he just learned how and then you start betting and he bets a little, loses some games, and then starts upping the ante and eventually cleans you out. That's Trump to me. There is more to him than meets the eye and he has a plan and its really bad.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:58 PM

4. While I am at it...

I want to note an observation. It is only my opinion.

Do you remember that not long ago Trump was on TV giving a speech about the Iranian situation and he was panting, slurring and mispronouncing words? Well, I watched him at his rally a few days later, (because of that) and he was perfectly fine, looked much better and rambling away with his stories. His demeanor was completely different and he showed none of those signs from what I watched.

I was wondering just how much of SHOW he puts on for us to confuse and stir the public? He might well be a sort of chameleon and that would not be obvious unless you started to pay more attention. However, insiders might be aware of that, and notice who's inside now?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:35 AM

12. Like Claudius, excep he did that to stay alive.

If you haven’t seen “I Claudius” go watch it.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:56 PM

14. Thanks!

Will do.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:15 PM

5. Cash payments probably are delivered via military cargo planes in Scotland

That quant, smuggler's wet dream airport in Scotland where U.S. military cargo planes must land, is a good place to delivered Saudi cash to Donnie Boy

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Response to JunkYardDogg (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:22 PM

6. Lord knows he needs it in Scotland...

His Country Club there is drowning in debt. Even a paltry million bucks could help keep the place afloat.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:16 PM

7. Trump lies as easily....

as he draws his next breath. On second thought, he lies much easier than he draws his next breath. He's been wheezing and playing the nose whistle a lot lately. I really don't think Dr. Bornstein was correct in his assumption, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." Of course "The Donald" wrote that assessment himself and forced Dr. Bornstein to aver to it's authenticity, at least for awhile. He could live to be 200 yrs' old! He won't live to see 79. He's so vain he'd probably want to be kept alive on life support forever though.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:06 PM

8. If the rumor is true the Saudis loaded $1B on a Trump yacht

That's probably what he is referring to since it's his take for doing the Saudi's bidding. He doesn't give a shit about the government.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:47 AM

9. And it seems the president, as he often does, was ...

... lying ...

... let's all get used to saying that ...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:33 AM

10. The Only Cash Flow Trump Has First Hand Knowledge Of

are the checks he signs to strippers and playboy playmates (no offense to strippers and playboy playmates).

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:31 AM

11. This should make the family of any active duty service person real proud.



What an irredeemable dipshit he is.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:54 AM

13. Saudi Arabia may have paid 1 billion dollars

for our troops to protect them. If that is true, then certainly that money went directly to Trump and not to our treasury.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:33 PM

15. was the 1 billion

deposited in tRumps bank account?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:29 PM

16. It's confusing. Which time are we talking about?

I very much remember that, back during the first visit by tRump to SA (the time when he was dancing in the sword dance thingy there,) SA pledged $1 billion for our INFRASTRUCTURE repair. They also pledged a donation of $1 million to Ivanka's "charity." Never heard another word about that.

At that time, I thought that all that money went to Donnie Two Scoops and his Trump Crime Family. I think that when he was a new pRes, he didn't have the practice or know how to hide these "gifts" very well, so he made up stupid excuses for receiving the money. But after he discovered that most people forget easily, the excuses change with less care about the justification.

Most people on this forum not only have long memories but can provide cites. I am sorry I don't have such a cite, but I at least remember that. My question is, is this that donation, or is this a brand new second billion that he is going to collect for himself?

Either way, it stinks, and I don't want to provide protection for SA and tRump's pal, that MBS guy. He's a murderer.

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