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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:17 PM

White House not holding event for U.S. Nobel Prize recipients, a break with usual practice

Source: Washington Post

White House not holding event for U.S. Nobel Prize recipients, a break with usual practice

By Anne Gearan November 14 at 11:28 AM

U.S. recipients of Nobel Prizes for science and economics will not meet with President Trump or be feted at the White House when they visit Washington this week, a break with past administrations.

Eight American scientists and academics were announced as winners of the prestigious prizes last month. Six of them are expected to attend a Nobel symposium at the Swedish Embassy on Tuesday. The annual event is typically timed to coordinate with a White House invitation for American winners.

“It’s just a scheduling issue,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday. “The president congratulates this year’s Nobel laureates. The White House is unable to make an event work given the demands on the president’s schedule, including a 12-day trip to Asia.”

Trump concludes the nearly two-week trip to Asia on Tuesday, returning to Washington that evening. He originally planned to return to Washington on Tuesday morning, but extended his stay in Manila, the last Asia stop, to attend the East Asia summit Monday.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:20 PM

1. scheduling issue my a**

You KNOW that this is about putting scientists in their place, which to say, behind the Xtian folks who would have the red carpet rolled for them, no matter how many half millimeters they are from being Nazis.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:20 PM

2. Oh please! Trump left the summit early

Just like the summit meeting that Trump got of because he knows nothing Trump doesn't
want to around really smart people either.


“It’s just a scheduling issue,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday. “The president congratulates
this year’s Nobel laureates. The White House is unable to make an event work given the demands on the
president’s schedule, including a 12-day trip to Asia.”


Trump bored with Asia, heads home early

Jim Roberts‏ @nycjim 46m46 minutes ago
Trump apparently tires of his overseas trip, leaves early and skips East Asia Summit. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/donald-trump-skips-east-asia-summit-on-final-day-of-12-day-tour

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:22 PM

3. It's preemptive damage control

Trump knows that the scientists will boycott his invitation. This way, Trump can feel better about himself.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:23 PM

4. This makes sense given the US government no longer believes science exists or matters.

And they dont know what economics is so there is that.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:27 PM

5. Good response. Our Federal govt. is being systematically purged of experts and scientists--and

Gov Walker in Wisconsin is and HAS done the same.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:29 PM

6. well, they gave a prize to Obama, that will not go unpunished...

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:39 AM

10. And they didn't give one to Widdle Donnie, and his fee-fees are hurt........

So he's going to nuke Uzbekistan or somebody until they give him the Peace Prize he so *richly* "deserves"............

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:31 PM

7. Joachim Frank of Columbia University --said he would not have accepted.





.........Chemistry laureate Joachim Frank of Columbia University is among the American laureates expected to attend Tuesday’s discussion and news conference at the embassy.

Frank said he was not contacted by the Trump administration either when he won or in connection with a White House invitation. In an email exchange, Frank said he would not have accepted the invitation if offered.


“I was very relieved that there would be no chance of him being present,” Frank said.

The other American winners are physicists Kip S. Thorne, Barry C. Barish and Rainer Weiss; geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young; and economist Richard H. Thaler.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:43 PM

8. There will be no Nobel Prize for #45, ever. And there will be no #45 WH fetes for American

Science and Economics winners, ever. Moronism abhors intelligence.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:47 PM

9. Trump always

wants to be the "smartest" one in any room.
THAT is why he won't meet with the scientists - and why he won't visit any Kindergarten rooms with Miss Betsy!

At least "W" was finishing his reading lesson with his classmates, reading "The Pet Goat" while "protecting the US from foreign attacks!

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