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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:16 PM

What was really 'unbeknownst' to us in Taliban treaty

By Dana Milbank

The Washington Post

There are many things to fear about the Trump presidency. Scariest of all may be those things we don’t even know we have to worry about; such as President Trump preparing to surrender to the Taliban at Camp David on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Few could have dreamed that such an outrage to American pride was even possible before seeing Trump’s Saturday tweet. “Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight,” he wrote, but because of recent violence, “I immediately canceled the meeting and called off peace negotiations.”

While it’s a relief to learn that Trump isn’t planning to insult the 9/11 victims on the anniversary of their deaths, it raises the question: What else could he be planning?

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, I was going to award the presidential medal of freedom posthumously to Jeffrey Epstein on Sunday, but I immediately canceled the ceremony.”

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, I was going to name Kanye West as White House spokesman and Alex Jones as head of the National Weather Service on Sunday, but I immediately called off the announcement.”

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, I was going to attack Denmark and annex Greenland on Sunday, but I immediately canceled the invasion and called off the bombers.”

Trump seems to enjoy the theatrics of canceling things he had (supposedly) planned to do. He canceled a retaliatory attack on Iran after ordering one up. He canceled, then reinstated, a meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. He stormed into a meeting with Democrats for the sole purpose of canceling it. He canceled his Denmark trip after the prime minister panned his Greenland scheme. He said he canceled the Air Force One contract with Boeing because of high costs (then wound up paying even more). He cancels meetings with reporters as punishment. He’s constantly scheduling and canceling his talks with China. He has canceled dozens of proposed nominations.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

1. I don't think the taliban had anything to do with 9/11

Though they did help osama bin laden hide out afterwards.

But I have no doubt Trump was ready to sell out the Afghan government. Whether there was really such a meeting scheduled at camp David remains to be seen.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:32 PM

3. Should be hearing from Yosemite Sam

aka John Bolton in a little over a year from now!

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

2. His next (ghost-written) best-seller

The Art of the Cancellation

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