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Old 08-21-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Those discussions are the traditional euro response to issues needing immediate attention. Schedule a meeting in Bruges, 6 months from today, and issue a declaration of righteous indignation....hopefully the crisis will then be over or we can punt to the US to resolve it.


Trump is showing the laconic, pretentious global leadership for what it is.... a do nothing provincial oriented group that allows problems to fester. Endless talk is their flight or fight alternative which they hope lulls everyone to sleep. Globally we see nothing but place holder leaders. Vision and action are alien to a continent overseeing a dark ages museum.
The only thing Little Igloo Man is showing is what an idiot he is.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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To be fair, when Andrew Jackson agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia, it was called “Seward’s Folly” by some, believing he purchased a worthless land, it has since proved to be a very wise decision and was a great achievement for Andrew Jackson's legacy. While on the surface purchasing Greenland might be a complete waste of money, there is an unknown potential of a huge wealth of resources under the ice. Purchasing Greenland could give Trump a notable footnote in history, for a President that really hasn't accomplished anything significant during his tenure in the White House.


This is why trump is floating the idea of purchasing Greenland, he's desperate for some kind of great accomplishment in his presidency. The trade war gamble has yet to bear any fruit, and the great economy he inherited from Obama is beginning to falter.
There is no comparison - Russia came to us begging the US to buy Alaska. Greenland is not for sale and the Danes are offended we are trying to buy it. Trump is looking like a lout and a bully the way he is interacting with Denmark.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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To be fair, when Andrew Jackson agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia, it was called “Seward’s Folly” by some, believing he purchased a worthless land, it has since proved to be a very wise decision and was a great achievement for Andrew Jackson's legacy. While on the surface purchasing Greenland might be a complete waste of money, there is an unknown potential of a huge wealth of resources under the ice. Purchasing Greenland could give Trump a notable footnote in history, for a President that really hasn't accomplished anything significant during his tenure in the White House.


This is why trump is floating the idea of purchasing Greenland, he's desperate for some kind of great accomplishment in his presidency. The trade war gamble has yet to bear any fruit, and the great economy he inherited from Obama is beginning to falter.
Couldn’t help but notice an inadvertent error here. Wrong Andrew was cited as the President who bought it. Andrew Johnson is the President in power in 1867 who purchased Alaska. I know you meant to type that as you knew his Secretary of State was Seward. Of course Andrew Jackson is such a giant in history I bet his name just rolled out of your brain when you meant Johnson.

I think your right though that Trump wants credit for expanding the territory of the United States, I guess he thinks it will improve his image in the eyes of history.
Personally I don’t believe there is anything to gain from purchasing Greenland. The people who live there are not connected to America in any way and they don’t really seem to want to be either. While it is possible there is resources like oil there I still doubt it would be worth it considering the logistics of getting it out of the ground when an ice sheet covers everything. Top that off it sounds like we would have to twist our ally Denmark’s arm to get them to sell it. The only logic we have on our side is the geographic fact that Greenland is part of North America. Culturally however it is not It is just not worth it. Canceling that trip over their disinterest in the sale however is just plain bad manners. That is the kind of thing that bothers me about Trump most of all. He is the President of the United States for crying out loud, I wish he could act like it around our allies at the very least.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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Trump = tantrums & flash bombs.

He wants to ensure people don't look at the real issues.

Don't.Take.The.Bait

Always look underneath or away from the flash bomb. Stay focused on what he doesn't want people to focus on.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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He's just causing a diversion to keep the focus off his ballooning legal battle.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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Seriously, has there ever been a bigger idiot or moron as President. Trump is an embarrassment to this nation and a total disgrace to the American people. In other words, a loser in every sense.
Clearly that is what we have needed for many years since he seems to have accomplished more than his predecessor whom, we are told, was very polite, sophisticated, and well spoken.The Loony Left prefers stye over substance, words over deeds.

Obama will have the dubious distinction of being the first president involved in the biggest abuse of power scandal in history, conspiring with our own intelligence agencies as well as ones in Italy, UK and Australia to overthrow an elected president. He will wish he'd kept his promise to close Gitmo when he find himself living there.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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Yes, Trump called off a meeting of the PM of Denmark because she won't discuss the sale of Greenland.

Seriously, has there ever been a bigger idiot or moron as President. Trump is an embarrassment to this nation and a total disgrace to the American people. In other words, a loser in every sense.




https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...and.html?login
lol, trump is such a loser.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:30 AM
 
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Hmm now I get it. Obama is going to Greenland a few weeks after trump was scheduled , he doesn’t want the comparisons. He is such a whiny baby.
Lol, that’s right. so transparent.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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Obama will have the dubious distinction of being the first president involved in the biggest abuse of power scandal in history, conspiring with our own intelligence agencies as well as ones in Italy, UK and Australia to overthrow an elected president. He will wish he'd kept his promise to close Gitmo when he find himself living there.
LOL, just LOL.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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you may not like him but America loves Trump! <3
You must live in a hall of mirrors. The USA does not love Trump.

He is reviled by most Americans. That is the simple truth. After the first week in office (when he famously pushed that lie about crowd sizes) Trump never again had a higher approval rating than his disapproval rating. Throughout his term up until now he has never cracked the 50% approval mark, unique among presidents ever. That is a huge danger sign in any analysis.

The supporters of Trump seemingly compose a bubble of confirmation bias.

How Popular is Donald Trump?
FiveThirtyEight

New Trump vs. Democrats poll has bad news for the president
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