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Old 08-26-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Yuptag, Day of Yup, what is it to be "portrayed to you by those in power?" What if you are told that "news is fake" by those in power, is that something that is portrayed to you?
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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At any circus, clowns are always popular.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:32 PM
 
Location: The 719
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President Trump has never been over 50% in the approval polls. But for much of his time in office, he has had higher approval ratings than Barack Obama did at similar points in his presidency.

How does President Trump's approval ratings compare to those of other G7 country leaders, who he is meeting with in France this weekend? Actually he is more popular than 5 out of 6, with the only exception being Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe. Here is the list, followed by an article:

48.8% - Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe
43.3% - American President Donald Trump
41.0% - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
32.0% - German Chancellor Angela Merkel
31.0% - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
28.0% - French President Emmanuel Macron
Just Resigned Last Week - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

So President Trump is doing pretty good compared to the rest of this lot.

Here is KT McFarland on Trump:

" I think it was a tremendous success for Trump. Look he went into it and the French President wanted to talk about global warming he wanted to talk about the Amazon, he wanted to talk about banning plastic straws, but Trump wanted to talk about trade. So what is Trump do? Friday before the G7 he trash-talks China. Then a couple of days later he makes nice to China he says maybe I shouldn't be in the trade war in the first place then he gave China the opening thing needed to save face so then China said immediately okay, maybe we'll start negotiations. I think Trump really handle that one quite well. As far as the others he walked in that trade deal he has a new deal with Canada he has a new deal with Mexico he has to deal with South Korea he announced to deal with Japan and then while he was at the G7 and Boris Johnson the new Prime Minister of Great Britain they said they would work on a deal as soon as Britain left the European Union so Trump is looking pretty good and everybody else has to wonder..."

The media... waa! Hitler Stalin Mao! Waa!

"So, do they want to deal with Trump now? Or wait until Trump is unleashed in his second Administration?"

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Old 08-27-2019, 07:36 AM
 
Location: In the desert
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Here is KT McFarland on Trump:

" I think it was a tremendous success for Trump. Look he went into it and the French President wanted to talk about global warming he wanted to talk about the Amazon, he wanted to talk about banning plastic straws, but Trump wanted to talk about trade. So what is Trump do? Friday before the G7 he trash-talks China. Then a couple of days later he makes nice to China he says maybe I shouldn't be in the trade war in the first place then he gave China the opening thing needed to save face so then China said immediately okay, maybe we'll start negotiations. I think Trump really handle that one quite well. As far as the others he walked in that trade deal he has a new deal with Canada he has a new deal with Mexico he has to deal with South Korea he announced to deal with Japan and then while he was at the G7 and Boris Johnson the new Prime Minister of Great Britain they said they would work on a deal as soon as Britain left the European Union so Trump is looking pretty good and everybody else has to wonder..."

The media... waa! Hitler Stalin Mao! Waa!

"So, do they want to deal with Trump now? Or wait until Trump is unleashed in his second Administration?"

Funny...I heard that China didn't know anything about a phone call to Trump saying they wanted to negotiate. We will see.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:46 AM
 
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The EU is on the verge of collapse. I’m surprised some of their numbers are not in the negatives. Merkel for example seems to be hell bent on destroying Germany.
The EU is already destroyed they just don’t know it yet.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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Here is KT McFarland on Trump:

" I think it was a tremendous success for Trump. Look he went into it and the French President wanted to talk about global warming he wanted to talk about the Amazon, he wanted to talk about banning plastic straws, but Trump wanted to talk about trade. So what is Trump do? Friday before the G7 he trash-talks China. Then a couple of days later he makes nice to China he says maybe I shouldn't be in the trade war in the first place then he gave China the opening thing needed to save face so then China said immediately okay, maybe we'll start negotiations. I think Trump really handle that one quite well. As far as the others he walked in that trade deal he has a new deal with Canada he has a new deal with Mexico he has to deal with South Korea he announced to deal with Japan and then while he was at the G7 and Boris Johnson the new Prime Minister of Great Britain they said they would work on a deal as soon as Britain left the European Union so Trump is looking pretty good and everybody else has to wonder..."

The media... waa! Hitler Stalin Mao! Waa!

"So, do they want to deal with Trump now? Or wait until Trump is unleashed in his second Administration?"

Yeah, the new deal with Canada and Mexico …… this deal? https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/...-the-old-nafta

https://www.cato.org/publications/co...rade-high-cost

The deal you were told was so unfair you whiners believed? The deal that didn't even address the "supposed" areas of the claimed unfairness? The deal that will, according to all researchers; INCREASE offshoring of jobs? That deal?

The world now knows you people would believe trump if he put lipstick on a pig and told you it was a poodle.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Originally Posted by Spartacus713 View Post
President Trump has never been over 50% in the approval polls. But for much of his time in office, he has had higher approval ratings than Barack Obama did at similar points in his presidency.

How does President Trump's approval ratings compare to those of other G7 country leaders, who he is meeting with in France this weekend? Actually he is more popular than 5 out of 6, with the only exception being Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe. Here is the list, followed by an article:

48.8% - Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe
43.3% - American President Donald Trump
41.0% - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
32.0% - German Chancellor Angela Merkel
31.0% - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
28.0% - French President Emmanuel Macron
Just Resigned Last Week - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

So President Trump is doing pretty good compared to the rest of this lot.
That really doesn't matter. What mattered at the G7 summit was that Trump wasn't very popular with the other leaders and basically was disinterested in the forums and topics.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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At the G-7 trump was an absolute embarassment,most everything he said was bs and inviting the G-7 or 8 to his failing Doral country club next year was pushing it a bit too far .
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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Funny...I heard that China didn't know anything about a phone call to Trump saying they wanted to negotiate. We will see.
"Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang stated, “Regarding the phone call in the weekend, I am not aware of that."

"When pressed on his side of the story, Trump refused to give any further details, which is totally what someone telling the truth would do.

“I don’t want to talk about calls,” he said of the calls he’d cited as evidence of positive trade news just hours earlier. "

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019...ina-phone-call

What's next? A love letter from Xi?
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Macron blew smoke up Trump's butt and he predictably fell for it. Macron is the new leader of the Free World as Trump has squandered all our credibility and ceded our influence.
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