Sunday, April 23, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had to explain the European Union to Donald Trump 11 times.

Courtesy of Business Insider:  

President Trump did not understand that the US cannot negotiate a trade deal with Germany alone and must deal with the European Union as a bloc, a senior German official told The Times of London. 

"Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'" the official said. 

 They continued: "On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.'"

Merkel reportedly told her cabinet members that Trump had "very basic misunderstandings" on the "fundamentals" of the EU and trade. 

 The exchange occurred when Merkel met with Trump last month and reportedly convinced him to negotiate with the EU as a bloc after attempts by his administration to deal with individual countries were declined. 

If it is possible to die of shame the death rate in this country is about to spike considerably. 

I literally never thought I would be more embarrassed about the person occupying the White House than I was during the Bush years.

God, was I wrong.

56 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:41 AM

    But, according to three people who were present, Bush gave a brief assessment of Trump’s inaugural after leaving the dais: “That was some weird shit.” All three heard him say it.

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    1. Anonymous1:23 PM

      I thought that was a great comment. Finally some words of wisdom from George W. Bush!
      Beaglemom

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  2. Anonymous8:52 AM

    This would be OT but without Fucked Nooz there would be no Sarah Palin Hughly Paid Book Author and Pundint and there would not be a PresiDUNCE Donald tRUMP.


    Why Billo and tRUMP fit right in with the blondes and short skirted bimbos?

    No need to grab their pussy in public- when you can expense account the hotel!

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/cnns-alisyn-camerota-roger-ailes-offered-to-advance-my-career-at-fox-if-i-went-to-a-hotel-with-him/

    “But this time that I remember most was when I was first starting out at Fox and I was single,” she recalled. “I remember being in Roger’s office. I was saying I wanted more opportunity. He said, ‘Well, I would have to work with you. I would have to work with you on that case. I would have to work with you really closely and it may require us getting to know each other better. That might have to happen away from here, it might have to happen at a hotel, do you know what I’m saying?” And I said ‘Yeah, I think I do know what you’re saying.'”

    FUCK YEAH!

    Definitely the kind of @$$hole that would pimp Sarah and tRUMP and Turd Nuggents to the unsuspecting 40% for $$$$$.


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  3. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Who can't forget the looks that crossed her face the first time they met up? OMFG, is this doof for REAL?

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  4. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Now, for sure, we have no doubt that the idiot potus will do nothing but bring us harm. He is nothing more than a puppet to the folks surrounding him. And, they'll play him to the max - them telling us what he says, etc.

    JHC I hope Trump has a major stroke that mentally handicaps his capacity to lead the country. He doesn't now and that isn't a joke!

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    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      He already is mentally handicapped. His ignorance is astounding. We should all be terrified of the harm he has done and what he will do. We have no idea of his health. He lied about that like he lies about Everything.Iam sickened and disgusted by the pretender squatting in the White House. He's debased the office of the presidency. Can it ever recover?

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    2. Anon 9:54, as depressed (further depressed, I should say) that Dolt .45 makes me, I have to believe that the office of POTUS can and will regain dignity and purpose.

      After all, those of us despairing over W. wondered the same thing... and look who succeeded him!

      [Tosses pixie dust in the air, crosses fingers, issues heartfelt wishes, gives $$$ to worthy folk, etc., ...]

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    3. Anonymous10:52 AM

      Mrs TBB I hope you're right. W was Terrible.I thought nobody could be a worse Pres....Then along came Fatass cheeto. He makes W look like Lincoln.I too am further depressed. I have to fear that a madman spurs another madman into nuclear war. FAC is decimating this country at every level.

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    4. Anonymous1:22 PM

      MTBB and Anon at 10:52 am. I know how you feel. I think that W's saving grace is the fact that his family had been in national politics for a long time that he grew up with some respect for the institution of government. Not enough respect for it, but some at least. Trump, however, in his gross ignorance, simply knows nothing about government, how it works or why it works. In his extremely limited way, Trump seems to think that having inherited a business and money means that he's smart and can do anything, including being the leader of the US and a world leader. He's incapable of even understanding how ill-equipped he is for the job he now has. Talk about being in "over your head"!
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous5:14 PM

      He's displaying signs of early onset dementia, in my opinion. More evidence, courtesy of Raw Story;

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/you-just-said-you-did-ap-busts-trump-for-lying-about-watching-cnn-two-minutes-after-he-admitted-it/

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    6. Anonymous10:17 PM

      I am out of the country at the moment, and just *hope* that I will be able to come back home before the whole sh*t hits the fan. The 100 day mark is coming up this weekend, and he has nothing to show for it, except saberrassling. I hope, he does not hit North Korea or does something equally idiotic. Don't remember, what significance has May 2, but that is another date where he might do something. :(

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  5. Anonymous9:12 AM

    The depths of Trump's ignorance and his corruption thus far have been unparalleled in any previous administration, even Dubya Bush's shitshow. As long as Trump squats in the White House, he will continue to embarrass our country and drag down our stature in the world.

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    1. Anonymous9:31 AM

      And it still hasn't been 100 days!
      Seems like a lifetime.

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  6. Boy! Wait for tRump to shitstorm explodey all over Twitter and Fox when Obama draws ginormously huge crowds standing next to Angela Merkel while on his upcoming visit to Germany. I mean "YUGE!" So YUGE Obama is going to get tired of YUGE.

    I bet the most cerebral convo tRump has had was with Sarah last week and her two thugs. Cringeworthy.

    So for the those deplorable morons, Merkel's visit with Obama will be a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
    In Sarah's case...one eye.

    Obama's trip will go down in history. The White House visit?
    Not ever.

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    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Wondering if PBO might make a special guest appearance at correspondents dinner?

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    2. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Wondering if PBO might make a special guest appearance at correspondents dinner?

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    3. :) I'm already imagining it. Applause and cheers so long and loud, Barry puddled-eyed pleading for a chance to even talk. A sure tonic for every aching, liberal soul.

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  7. Anonymous9:50 AM

    About a dozen times Trump asked to negotiate a trade deal with Germany and was told he can't make a trade deal with Germany, he has to talk to the EU.

    THE ORANGE MAN CAN'T COMPREHEND THAT.

    But ask the Orange man what's the best way to grab snatch and he will talk your head off.

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    1. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Well it ALWAYS really is all about the pussy isn't it?

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    2. Anonymous10:12 AM

      Ask what he'd had for dessert? Chocolate snatch!

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    3. Anonymous11:23 AM

      He apparently cannot remember new information -- that is a sign of dementia. He is "drifting" away from cognitive functions, short & long-term memory being one of them.

      No wonder he doesn't like reading, or being briefed -- in one eye/ear, out the other. He can't follow logically the thread. This does not bode well for the world.

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  8. Anonymous10:02 AM

    If your last name is Trump, there's money to be made in politics.

    If you're friends with Trump there's money to be made in politics.

    USA Today:
    Trump, Pence allies see booming business as new Washington lobbyists

    WASHINGTON — Former campaign aides, fundraisers and others with ties to President Trump and Vice President Pence have attracted dozens of new lobbying clients in Washington, raking in more than $2.2 million in lobbying fees in the first months of the administration, a USA TODAY analysis shows....

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/23/trump-pence-allies-cash-lobbyists-swamp-president/100782332/

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  9. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Chancellor Merkel said Trump had "very basic misunderstandings" on the "fundamentals" of the EU and trade. And yet he thought it was great that Great Britain is withdrawing from the EU.

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  10. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Shortly after the election I unfriended someone on Facebook that I had gone to school with years ago. She's always been very conservative but her posts in the months leading up to the election were typical of a Trump supporter - offensive comments about Clinton and excuses for all the disgusting behavior he showed during the campaign. I had blocked her posts months ago, but I would occasionally visit her page just to see the contortions she would achieve in her defense of her candidate.

    I just checked out her page to see what she's posted recently. I thought it rather interesting that she hasn't posted anything regarding Trump since the day of the inauguration.

    Even she can't defend the indefensible.

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    1. Anonymous10:53 AM

      Yep. I guy I know wore a MAGA hat every time I ran into him during the campaign and up to the inauguration. By Feb he was back to wearing his Vietnam vet cap.

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    2. Anonymous11:25 AM

      But the POS still has a 41% approval rate!!!!!
      He's making America DUMBER still.

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  11. Anonymous10:28 AM

    OT?
    http://shareably.net/male-engineering-student-explains-why-female-classmates-arent-his-equals-v1/?utm_source=ftitw&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=undefined

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  12. Only 11 ?!?! My, he's a quick study.

    How long until Trump leaves
    https://howlonguntiltrumpleaves.com/

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    1. Anonymous11:26 AM

      How long before he has a meltdown and/or dementia-related episode?

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  13. Marthe10:34 AM

    Next time German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with the Orange Idiot, she may well have to repeat for an 11th, 12th, 13th, etc. time that he cannot make a deal with one member of the EU alone but that he has to deal through the EU because​ I strongly suspect that he has some form of cognitive impairment due to age because he forgets names, information, etc. That may also be a reason why Jared and Ivanka are close to him in the White House in order to cover up for him.

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    1. Anonymous11:26 AM

      It's called "cognitive drift" ...

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  14. Anonymous10:34 AM

    'member when Keith Olbermann famously declared "That man is an idiot"?

    Ok, maybe he was talking about someone else. But still....

    How did we get to this place where our president is so obviously compromised in intelligence, honesty, integrity, compassion, respect for women, respect for anyone? Hell, there's strong evidence he's a 70 year old reality TV star compromised in READING ability!!

    WTF!!!!

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    1. Leland2:05 PM

      "...How did we get to this place where our president is so obviously compromised in intelligence, honesty, integrity, compassion, respect for women, respect for anyone?"

      I do believe you just answered your own question. Doesn't that pretty much describe the typical Humpty Trumpty voter?

      As for his reading ability, who does that remind you of? A little hint. She's a complete idiot who didn't read newspapers.

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  15. Anonymous10:50 AM

    The EU will likely not exist 5-10 years from now. It was a folly from the inception.

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    1. WA Skeptic1:51 PM

      I have to disagree; just based on geography and trade, the EU is a great idea. It's one that (like most gardens) requires careful tending with a long view to the future.

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    2. Anonymous3:01 PM

      England is out, France might be next. The dominoes will keep falling. Italy, Sweden, Finland... The people of these countries are recognizing the failed experiment, and it is showing in the elections.

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    3. Anonymous10:24 PM

      The EU concept was great. Unfortunately, it has been taken over by bureaucrats that think it is more important to rule about the size and curvature of a cucumber than anything else. (Yes, they actually ruled that a farmer cannot sell a cucumber that is more bent than a certain degree! That curved cucumber has to be destroyed! There are many more such follies that those bureaucrats have thought of, and that is what will be demise of the EU.)

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    4. Anonymous11:17 PM

      I live in Europe and am old enough to remember what it was like before the EU. Breaking it up would be idiocy.
      It would make Putin happy, though.

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  16. Anonymous10:54 AM

    We are in sooo much trouble.
    The only way to fix it is to revolt. No sane intelligent politician in DC is helping us.It is going to be up to us.

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    1. Anonymous11:23 AM

      Yep we need to rise up everyday, especially you unemployed, and hold signs up on street corners that state IMPEACH TRUMP! With additional explain you are doing it for everyone especially those who work that have a job.

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    2. Anonymous11:27 AM

      He's probably planned crackdowns on protests as we march.

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    3. Anonymous1:25 PM

      11:23-- Your last sentence? Is "literacy" a dirty word to you?

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  17. Anonymous10:57 AM

    FYI>
    http://www.mygc.com.au/north-korea-threatens-australia-nuclear-strike-sanctions-comments/

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  18. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Who knew electing electing the first non-totally white president would lead to the election of the first non-intelligent president.

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    1. Anonymous11:20 AM

      +

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    2. Anonymous12:01 PM

      Libs and their race cards.

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  19. Anonymous11:24 AM

    How the Resistance and Donald Trump’s Russia scandal took down Jason Chaffetz

    ...But now comes the demise of House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, who had been tacitly trying to protect Trump by refusing to use his committee to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal. Chaffetz isn’t merely recusing himself; he’s abandoning what had been a rising political career in Congress. This appears to be a result of how he got himself tangled up in the Trump-Russia scandal. And his demise paints a roadmap for how the other co-conspirators can be expected to fall.

    Make no mistake: Jason Chaffetz isn’t abruptly abandoning Congress for no reason. As we’ve previously documented (link), a week before he made his announcement, there was intel community buzz that Russia has been blackmailing him and the FBI knows it. And now he’s suddenly announcing that he won’t run again, a full twenty months before he would have been up for reelection. This kind of thing never happens mid career unless it’s due to scandal. And since making his announcement, even more intel community buzz has pointed to Chaffetz being caught up financially in the Trump-Russia scandal (link and link). With this much smoke, there is little doubt that there’s fire.

    So the demise of Jason Chaffetz from Congress is a step forward for those who are seeking to take down Donald Trump over his Russia scandal.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/resistance-jason-chaffetz-casualty-trump-russia/2401/

    With Jason Chaffetz bailing, Paul Ryan suddenly changes tune on Trump-Russia scandal

    ....When Jason Chaffetz announced this week that he’s bailing out of Congress at the end of his term and possibly much sooner than that, there was already mounting intel community buzz that he’d gotten mixed up in the Russia scandal and that the FBI was onto him (link). That raises the question of whether he’s bailing to try to run from the scandal. So with Chaffetz having been swallowed up, it’s fascinating that now Speaker Paul Ryan is suddenly voicing his own support for investigating the Trump-Russia scandal.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/with-jason-chaffetz-bailing-paul-ryan-suddenly-changes-tune-on-trump-russia-scandal/2417/

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  20. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Trump Is Having A Real Time Breakdown Over The Collapse Of His Mexico Wall

    ...The unstable president is having a breakdown in 140 characters or less because Congress is refusing to fund his wall.

    Contrary to what Trump tweeted, Republicans and Democrats oppose building his wall. The Wall Street Journal reported, “Most lawmakers representing the region—both Democrats and Republicans—said they are opposed and many said they have unanswered questions. A few were noncommittal, but not a single member of the House or Senate representing the region expressed support for the funding request. That includes nine members of the House and eight senators across four states: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.”

    The region that the WSJ was talking about was the Southern border region. Lawmakers don’t want to give Trump anything for his wall. They are demanding that the president live up to his campaign promise, and make Mexico pay for the wall. Trump’s tweet that we can get Mexico to pay something for the wall, maybe, kind of, later was the sad backtracking of a president whose delusions have been confronted by reality.

    Mexico isn’t paying for the wall, and neither is Congress.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/23/trump-real-time-breakdown-collapse-mexico-wall.html

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    1. Anonymous1:14 PM

      Trump is such a fucking loser! God, what an embarrassment!

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  21. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Trump Pal Sean Hannity Accused Of Sexual Harassment As Fox News Scandal Grows

    A former Fox News contributor has accused Sean Hannity of sexual harassment after he invited her back to his hotel room and then never booked her for his show again after she declined.

    ...Schlussel added that people should ask about Sean Hannity’s former executive producer, and why she quit.

    She said, “This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity.”

    The Fox News sexual harassment scandal isn’t limited to Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. People need to keep asking questions because it is clear that there is an entire culture of sexual harassment and illegal treatment of women at the network.

    People need to take a closer look at Sean Hannity because the scandal at Fox News is showing no signs of slowing down.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/23/trump-pal-sean-hannity-accused-sexual-harassment-fox-news-scandal-grows.html

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    1. Anonymous2:29 PM

      Pick them off one by one till
      nobody is left at Faux News.

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  22. Anonymous1:13 PM

    In an ABC News-Washington Post poll released today, 96 percent of the people polled who voted for Trump were happy with their decision and only 2 percent of Trump supporters regretted voting for him.

    I wonder how many of the people who were polled denied voting for Trump in the first place, even though they did.

    Seems like a LOT more than 2% of Trump supporters are regretting their vote now.

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    1. Anonymous2:30 PM

      This is terrible news -- only 2% !!! What will those 96% do when Trump is proved a traitor and/or impeached.

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  23. Anonymous2:00 PM

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/23/nate-silver-calls-medias-judgement-factor-hillary-clintons-loss.html

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  24. Basic misunderstanding of the fundamentals translates into this idiot hasn't got a clue how anything works. He knows nothing about trade or basic economics. He is incompetent and unfit to hold the office.

    He is a joke and the leaders of the world know it. It's hard to tell if they pity the American people for having this moron as a leader or they blame us for the stupidity of putting this inept, uncouth oaf in office.

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  25. Anonymous7:43 PM

    If there was EVER a less well educated, STUPIDER occupier of the oval office please point him out.

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