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 Viper1j
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at the G7 -- here are the 38 wildest things he said (R.P. McMurphy of Cuckoo's Nest would be proud.)

President Donald Trump didn't spend much time at the G7 meeting in Quebec over the last 48 hours, but he managed to make plenty of news. As he was leaving for the conference, Trump told reporters he'd support re-adding Russia into the group. (Russia was removed from the group after it annexed Crimea in 2014.)
Once at the G7, Trump arrived late Saturday morning for a breakfast meeting attended by the various world leaders -- and then held a somewhat impromptu news conference before heading to Singapore for his much-discussed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.
The press conference was, um, a humdinger. I went through the official White House transcript and pulled out some of the more memorable lines. They're below.

1. "We've concluded a really tremendously successful G7."

Ahem.

2. "And you know the gentlemen up are the legendary Larry Kudlow and the legendary John Bolton."

[nods head knowingly] Oh yeah. (Randy "Macho Man" Savage voice)

3. "I made a lot of statements having to do with clarity."

Yes, yes. This clears things up nicely.

4. "I congratulate the leaders of other countries for so crazily being able to make these trade deals that were so good for
their country and so bad for the United States."


A hearty congratulations on your craziness! Well done, sirs and madams!

5. "I'll be on a mission of peace, and we will carry in, really -- in my heart, we're going to be carrying the hearts of millions of people, people from all over the world."

That's a lot of hearts.

6. "We really think that North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time."

This, like many Trump statements, is impossible to fact check. So, in a short period of time North Korea is going to be "tremendous"? How? Why?

7. "Well, there's always everything."

Wise words. Wise. Words.

8. "He won't have that opportunity again. It's never going to be there again."

Trump making very clear to Kim that this is his one big chance. And that if he misses his chance, there won't be another. (It's not entirely clear whether Trump would stick to such a tough line in the sand or not.)

9. "He can take that nation, with those great people, and truly make it great."

If you follow Trump's logic here, the way Kim will make North Korea "great" is to get rid of his nuclear weapons. I'm not sure Kim would agree with that view.

10. "And we will watch over, and we'll protect, and we'll do a lot of things."

A lot of things. Believe me.

11. "I have not spoken to Vladimir Putin in quite a while."

"Indeed, Donald Trump and I have, firstly, met more than once at various international venues. And secondly, we regularly talk over the phone." -- Vladimir Putin, earlier this week.

12. "Some people like the idea of bringing Russia back in."

"Some people" = Donald Trump

13. "And something happened a while ago, where Russia is no longer in."

Yes, Russia invaded a sovereign nation and annexed a region of it.

14. "We pay nothing. We don't want to pay anything. Why should we pay?"

Me, at Starbucks, every damn day.

15. "So you go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy-free."

You go gluten free.

16. "That's the way you learned at the Wharton School of Finance."

So, wait, Trump went to Wharton? I did not know that! You would think he would mention that more often!

17. "I guess, they got to go back to the drawing and check it out, right?"

So.....

18. "It's going to change, 100%."

One hundred percent is the most change. The biggest. There's no more change than that.

19. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing."

Ronald Reagan on America: A shining city on a hill.
George H.W. Bush on America: A thousand points of light.
Donald Trump on America: The piggy bank that everybody is robbing.

20. "And so we are talking to many countries. We're talking to all countries."

So are we talking to many countries? Or all the countries? I need some clarity!

21. "So when we try and bring our piece up a little bit so that it's not so bad, and then they go up -- right -- the difference is they do so much more business with us than we do with them that we can't lose that."

Man, this reads just like an economics textbook.

22. "The numbers are so astronomically against them in terms of anything, as per your question."

Go on....

23. "You've studied this very well. Congratulations."

[pats self on back]

24. "Hispanic doing the best."

He's talking about Hispanic unemployment numbers here. But it's sort of an odd way to say it...

25. "Fake News CNN. The worst. But I could tell by the question."

The question in question, by CNN's Kevin Liptak who was serving as the pool reporter at the event, was this: "As you were heading into these G7 talks, there was a sense that America's closest allies were frustrated with you and angry with you, and that you were angry with them and that you were leaving here early to go meet for more friendlier talks with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. And I'm wondering if you view it the same way. And do you view the US alliance system shifting under your presidency?"
Seems like a pretty relevant question to me.

26. "I would say that the level of relationship is a 10."

This all checks out.

27. "I will blame them if they don't act smart and do what they have to do -- because they have no choice. I'll be honest with you, they have no choice."

To sum up:

a) Trump doesn't blame leaders of other countries for taking advantage of the US
b) They won't be able to take advantage of us anymore
c) They have no choice
d) Again no choice

28. "So you can tell that to your fake friends at CNN."

Just a reminder: Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Go tell your real friends that.

29. "The relationship that I've had with the people, the leaders of these countries, has been -- I would really, rate it on a scale of 0 to 10, I would rate it a 10."

30. "You know, it's like the gig is up. It's like the gig is up. They're not trying to -- there's nothing they can say."

Trump is casting the world as having collectively -- and purposely -- bilked the US for decades. And now, they have been caught red-handed and they know it. Again, color me skeptical that this is how France, Canada and the rest of the G7 see the situation.

31. "But a lot of these countries actually smile at me when I'm talking. And the smile is -- we couldn't believe we got away with it."

So, that's what he thinks the smile is about.

32. "I think that he's going to surprise, on the upside, very much on the upside."

[NBA draft expert voice] "Kim Jong Un, this is a guy with tremendous upside. Not much known about him going into this summit but his upside is limitless."

33. "Because, you know, as a deal person, I've done very well with deals."

Deal people do well with deals. It is known.

34. "I think within the first minute I'll know. Just my touch, my feel. That's what I do."

My favorite quote -- by a lot -- in the press conference. So, Trump will know whether a deal can get done with Kim within the first minute of meeting him because of his "touch" and "feel." Got it. (Hope he doesn't try to grab Kim by the ...)

35. "Everyone said -- you know, the haters, they say, 'Oh, you're giving him a meeting.' Give me a break, OK?"

"The haters. " -- The President of the United States

36. "Because the US press is very dishonest, much of it."

On foreign soil -- and en route to an international summit over nuclear weapons -- the President attacks "much" of the media as dishonest. In case you were wondering whether this is normal, it's not. Not at all.

37. "There are many people in the press that are unbelievably dishonest. They don't cover stories the way they're supposed to be."

This is a good reminder that for Trump, "fake news" and "dishonest" reporters basically translates to "journalists who report stories that aren't favorable to me."

38. "So there's tremendous -- you know, I came up with the term, 'fake news.' It's a lot of fake news. But at the same time, I have great respect for many people in the press."

Good night. And good luck.
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 2
Donald Trump held a press conference
Posted: 6/9/2018 4:55:07 PM
lol...I dunno, 6 to one - not so sure how the one figures he has all the power and the others have no choice. Hang on for the ride!
 trinity818
Joined: 9/1/2006
Msg: 3
Donald Trump held a press conference
Posted: 6/9/2018 4:56:04 PM
Thanks for the laugh... I needed that.

 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 4
Donald Trump held a press conference by the....
Posted: 6/9/2018 5:17:43 PM
IF this was supposed to be a warmup for NK...that's going to be a short confab. IF Chump is still playing the unpredictable crazy dude...he got closer.

"8. "He won't have that opportunity again. It's never going to be there again."

>>>well, his father had it with Clinton. And then there was supposed to be a meeting, then it was cancelled, and now its on again. More importantly, Chump needs this desperately more than NK needs it. Chump needs the distraction, and he needs the win. What do we know from dating, the person who has the most to lose, is not in the catbird seat?

"10. "And we will watch over, and we'll protect, and we'll do a lot of things."

>>>yeah, ask the G7 about that one. Chump really keeps his promises from week to week. his inconsistency is very consistant.

"15. "So you go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy-free."

>>and behind your wife's back, condom free

"16. "That's the way you learned at the Wharton School of Finance."

>>>yeah, I posted before about that half-truth.

"19. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing."

>>and that's why we're going to make Mexico pay for the wall, b/c we're going to rob their piggy bank.

"37. "There are many people in the press that are unbelievably dishonest. They don't cover stories the way they're supposed to be.""

>>>so, when they reported you said you didn't pay the $130K, then reported that you did...who was dishonest again?
 Llove2LaughToo
Joined: 4/14/2018
Msg: 5
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/9/2018 7:59:22 PM
Comrade Trump sounded like a deranged delusional fool during his press conference at the G7 Summit. They are calling him "Mad King Donald".

#VoteRepublicansOut2018
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 6
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/10/2018 6:04:04 AM
Trump accomplished a couple of things-showing every country that he's nut job and a fool, and making sure the countries at the G7 summit are now enemies of the U.S. Trump has created a new Cold War-America vs. the rest of the world. Psycho Trump was mindlessly rambling on about how the rest of the world has been ripping off the U.S., and the U.S. ia an economic victim, and only Trump can save America. But that didn't stop Trump from getting his MAGA hats made in China, or Ivanka's clothing brand made overseas.

How many leaders tweet insulting remarks about a host country's leader at a summit, like Trump did as he was leaving Canada? He should be put back in his playpen.
 Viper1j
Joined: 2/6/2015
Msg: 7
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/10/2018 6:14:10 AM
Reminds me of the Bushisms...

Remember when GW declared war on zombies?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoXgRtDysLY
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 8
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/10/2018 9:35:53 AM
Lol. Kudlow sounds just as off the rails as Trump. The spinniest spin now is that Trudeau stabbed Trump in the back re tarrifs when he should have gone along with Trump so Trump could look strong to Kim on the eve of that summit. Wtf!!?? On top of reiterating that Putin should be allowed back into the G7. The mad king sure surrounds himself with court jesters. Kudlow is a brother from another mother with Guiliani, with both sounding like they're suffering from drunken dementia.
 47Seagulls
Joined: 3/16/2018
Msg: 9
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/10/2018 10:14:53 AM
Its too bad that many in the Republican Party don't have the balls that Canada's Prime Minister has.

BTW, of the 6 in the G7, Marmalade Mussolini was laughed at and ignored by all. The G6 said "Fck you" brilliantly and they are all fighting back. Marmalade Mussolini wants to be a dictator like the dufus in Russia that bought and paid for him and the dufus in China.

The Mad King - he isn't a King, not even close.
 Viper1j
Joined: 2/6/2015
Msg: 10
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/10/2018 10:30:07 AM
At this point, it's pretty much G6 + 1

The US is like the kid sister that gets dragged to the party, because mom couldn't get a babysitter.
 sun___flower
Joined: 5/8/2015
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Donald Trump held a press conference
Posted: 6/10/2018 11:13:25 AM

Thanks for the laugh... I needed that.

+1. Well written, Viper. Thank you.
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 12
How we MAGA in front of the world
Posted: 6/10/2018 5:23:30 PM
"Reminds me of the Bushisms"

>>>once again, Chump does the impossible, he makes WMD Bush look presidential:

"Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Sunday that President Trump "beclowned himself" and disgraced the United States at the G7 summit. "From his slovenly appearance to his unpreparedness, ignorance and arrogance, he beclowned himself," tweeted Schmidt, one of the loudest GOP critics of Trump. "The Republican majority is filled with cowards who are servile supplicants to the most unfit POTUS ever."

"Schmidt has been highly critical of Trump and his administration. Earlier this year, he compared Trump's staff to monkeys "hurling their excrement at each other."

"Schmidt, a former aide to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and an MSNBC analyst, also called Russian President Vladimir Putin "the greatest intelligence agent - ever" in a separate tweet."He has engineered the unraveling of the western alliance, fidelity to democracy in the United States and the severing of the UK from the EU. It's a remarkable achievement," he tweeted of Putin."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-strategist-trump-beclowned-himself-at-g7-summit/ar-AAyslTq?ocid=spartandhp

>>>Its so refreshing to hear a Republican talk reality for once! Meanwhile this is the official line, so it can't possibly be spin:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-backed-out-of-g7-statement-to-avoid-looking-weak-before-kim-summit-aide-says/ar-AAysw7G?ocid=spartandhp

at least the Dems have the drunken clown embarrassment be the brother of the President, not the actual president.
 LDC9999
Joined: 9/16/2017
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Posted: 6/10/2018 5:40:15 PM

At this point, it's pretty much G6 + 1


Weren't the US the architects of the Group of Seven back in the 70s and now ... poof?
 Viper1j
Joined: 2/6/2015
Msg: 14
How we MAGA in front of the world
Posted: 6/10/2018 5:46:50 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fox-news-host-calls-president-trump-a-dictator-apologizes/ar-AAysCyS?ocid=spartandhp

Fox News host calls President Trump a dictator, apologizes

In order to maintain your coolness10 posts on a thread.

Since 2 of the last 10 posts are yours you can not post to this thread.
 Viper1j
Joined: 2/6/2015
Msg: 15
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 6/11/2018 4:26:31 AM

Weren't the US the architects of the Group of Seven back in the 70s and now ... poof?


Steve Jobs was the architect of Apple, and then they came and took it away..

There's your precedent.
 LeFouGamboj
Joined: 11/17/2018
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Posted: 12/7/2018 4:36:46 PM
Talk about Trump's press conference !!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/07/rex-tillerson-donald-trump-remarks/2237327002/

Tillerson (the ex-SOS), calls Trump undiscipled, acting on impulse....who actions were "in violation of the law"

In turn, Trump calls Tillerson......"dumb as a rock"....."lazy as hell"......"no mental energy"

This what Trump says about a man, who successfully ran Exxon-Mobile Corp without losing them money.

If Tillerson was as "dumb as a rock"...then what does it make Trump, for having hired him?
 Million_Reasons
Joined: 10/23/2018
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Posted: 12/7/2018 4:48:12 PM
^Can't lie. Really laughed out loud when I read that tweet.

In 6 years, American politics will go back to being insufferably boring but until then I am going to enjoy the ride! :)

And...this is a perfect example of Trump being a "counter puncher".

Thank you for highlighting.
 LeFouGamboj
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Posted: 12/7/2018 7:46:44 PM

In 6 years,........


ahem...2!



this is a perfect example of Trump being a "counter puncher".


If that was his "counter punch".......then all his swings missed.

Tillerson made an observational critique of Trump's demeanor as......"impulsive"..."undisciplined"....that most politicians on both side of the aisle would concur with...either publically or privately.

Trump responded with his usual Ad hominen retorts.......without any back up!

This would be like if your spouse (wife, husband, BF/GF, etc) discovers you are cheating....and calls you an "ingrate"..."untrusting"...."deceiver"

And you respond by calling him/her a..........."lazy S.O.B"....."dumb as rocks"......"mentally weak"
None of these "ad hominems" does anything to defend your position......but makes you look even more deceptive & untrustworthy!
 Deplorableā„¢
Joined: 10/18/2018
Msg: 19
Comrade Trump = Mad King Donald
Posted: 12/7/2018 10:56:14 PM
Yeah what a bunch of bullshit.
Tillerson is an old fart in the old school of process and simply couldnt keep up with the trump machine way of getting the ****ing job done.
 Llove2laughtoo
Joined: 10/22/2018
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Posted: 12/8/2018 4:26:38 AM
Comrade Trump, who only claims to hire the best people, hires corrupt, incompetent, "dumb as a rock and lazy as hell".

MAGA: My Attorney Got Arrested.
 Carnival_Fishing
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Posted: 12/8/2018 6:23:39 AM
Trump tripped and fell into the swamp while trying to drain it. And now, he's one of the swamp monsters. Maybe he can get one of his undocumented immigrant workers to help him get out.
 LeFouGamboj
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Posted: 12/8/2018 10:44:51 AM
msg 19


Tillerson is an old fart in the old school of process and simply couldnt keep up with the trump machine way of getting the ****ing job done.


what "job" was he not getting done?

In case you haven't realized; Tillerson was given this position he wasn't qualified for ....to placate Putin ( after Flynn told Putin not to retaliate....when Obama imposed heavier sanctions on Russia in Dec of 2016 ) with the intention of resuming the joint US-Russia oil venture that was being put in place...............which could only be done once all US sanctions on Russia were fully lifted. Tillerson himself did not have the power to do this...only Trump could; and he was advised not to do it in light of the Russia investigation looming over him.

To my knowledge, Putin has not yet retaliated in response the Obama imposed sanctions, so I guess whatever Tillerson (who is a receipient of the Russian Friendship award) told Putin... may have been effective.

So I would guess that the person that Trump should be calling those names (dumb as a rock, weak)...is the person who he sees in the mirror.
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