Donald Trump discussion

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  1. EM2

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    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/951679619341737986

    Let's pick the bones out of this latest missive, shall we?
    It wasn't Obama that decided to move the embassy, it was Bush in 2008.
    The US did not own the embassy, it was leased from the Duke Of Westminster on a 999-year lease on a rent of one golden peppercorn per annum, so they didn't sell it for 'peanuts'.
     
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    Fake news it seems, Trump denies saying what he said. Just another 'normal' day in the White House then.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42664173

     
  3. najaB

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    Do we believe him or the multiple people who reported that's what he said?
     
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    I'm happy he isn't coming; he isn't welcome anyway. I mind not which excuse he uses, as nothing he says makes sense anyway.
     
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    Indeed it's important to be clear. I don't believe him for one minute.
     
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    So, uh, Botswana are not particularly happy about Trump's alleged comments regarding African countries...

    The full press release and Twitter thread can be found here, it's absolutely glorious. :lol:
     
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    I agree with Trump. The afore mentioned countries are all shitholes with high levels of crime and poor living standards. I would not be taking my holidays there.
     
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    He probably couldn't point to it on a map anyway, thinks its near Ontario.
     
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    I'd include parts of the US in there.
     
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    There are many places in the USA which I would avoid due to high crime levels and poor living standards. I would holiday in The Gambia in preference to Southern Louisiana for example.
     
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    Same goes for many places in the US.

    Trump wonders why they can’t get many migrants from “like, Norway”, and wonders why they can only attract people from “shitholes”. This is because a very large portion of the US is a shithole.
     
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    As above, and the point still stands that it’s good to see someone stand up to him.

    Anyway he doesn’t even agree with himself if he’s now claiming that he didn’t say it...
     
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    Come on Cowley, that was fake news. He never said it. That was just all his enemies making stuff up, he is a mentally stable genius, he said so himself.
     
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    You think he knows where Ontario is?
     
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    Because Norway has a sufficiently greater quality of life than the shitholes Trump has listed, and very likely even the United States. Surely Trump of all people would know nobody ever said "I will crawl through barbed wires and over sharp pointed fences to crawl out of this democratic first world country to live in a socialist dump like Venezuala"? Then again, wordly knowledge isn't his strong point is it? Perhaps I'll start listening to him if he can point out the correct picture in a scenario where one is Detroit, and the other is Hiroshima just after the atomic bomb, without any guidance or clues. (Yes, I get that the Democrats have been running Michigan until now).
     
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    Just next to Boise Idaho isn't it?
     
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    A lot of Americans probably couldn't point out Norway on a map. Then again, they're not the President of the United States. Do you reckon Trump is one of those people who thinks Tokyo is in China, Hong Kong is the capital of Japan, Singapore is the capital of Malaysia, and Bangkok is located on one of the islands of Greece? Honestly I wouldn't be that surprised myself.
     
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    My ex girlfriend once tried to track down family members from across the globe. A lady from the US got in touch to say that she was also Irish (My ex wasn't) and my ex asked where in Ireland this ladies relatives were from. The answer was Copenhagen.
     
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    In at least one objective measure it does: 2016 Human Development Index.
     
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    Wow. Just wow. I watched a video the other day of Americans trying to point out Asian countries on the map, but that? That just takes the cake (I mean Americans are pretty obese). Maybe one day your ex might be able to find her family members in Dubai, India or Beruit, Wisconsin.

    I rest my case then. Thanks for the info, but don't let Donald see that. He'll get mad at his enemies paying off Wikipedia to spread lies and propaganda about the US quality of life to undermine his presidency despite the fact this index was before he was even inaugurated.
     
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    Excuse my language, but he is a complete and utter dick. Hopefully the medical went belly up...
     
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    That was quite mild.
     
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    I had to go back a delete and re-delete a few more expletives that were worse...
     
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    I'll give The Dong-ald one thing... It has been quite amusing to see the likes of Evan Davies on Newsnight say the word "sh*th*les" with a straight face!
     
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    Something that got missed in all the discussion of s******* countries was Donald Trump's interview with the Wall Street Journal. I haven't read the full transcript yet but the excerpts that I have read bring to mind the question as to if he is mentally fit for the job.

    This one quote I think gives a hint:

     
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    Are his utterences scripted by the Zucker brothers?
     
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    The USA economy is actually booming and the Dow Jones is at record levels, so he must be doing something right.
     
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    The economy has grown in every quarter since Q3 2014. Trump inherited a growing economy and his 'something right' has largely consisted of staying out of the way.
     

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