While embarrassing the US, the Orange Buffoon gains a commitment from NATO to pay their share

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  1. crosscreekcooter

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    Trump makes early morning press conference from Brussels this morning to announce success in his call for other NATO members to pay their fair share of the defense budget. Some of the mainstream media in the crowd doing their best to try to downplay his success and his methods. Will be interesting to hear Don Lemon and Morning Joe give their spin. After calling out Angela over her play with Vlad, the upcoming summit will be interesting.
     
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    We pay more than twice what ALL of the other NATO countries pay COMBINED. We've been played for suckers for decades and decades on everything from trade to defense. Time for all these other countries who love to talk about their cradle to grave socialism that we've been subsidizing for 70 years to pay up or shut up. Why this has been allowed to continue for so long is a disgrace. I want my money back.

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      God forbid Trump wants to do something about this. And REALLY God forbid if he succeeds.

      These countries know damn well what is going on is grossly unfair, and it's great that they are finally being called on it.
       
      • Swamp Donkey

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          Did anyone watch the press conference this morning. Boy, from what you hear in the U.S media I would have thought the reporters would throw eggs at him....Quite the opposite. Most seemed to almost be thanking him for pointing out how the Germans are f vcking all of Europe(again) with their Russian alliance. Most also seemed pleased with the fact that he has opened their eyes to the dangers of uncontrolled immigration and is actually trying to bring peace to areas of long standing unrest......I guess the rest of the world is starting to appreciate a leader who has balls.
           
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            I ignore anybody who comments on his skin color, hair, or other totally irrelevant attributes. Sure he is not polite or traditional, that is how he got elected. They as with almost all your close associates don't like to be publicly held responsible for issues, but if you don't do that no improvement is possible. You should be able to say the truth to your friend and allies with responses only on objective facts, not your politics, etc.
             
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              Sorry, but he's just awful at illustrating and clarifying his points even though they are very valid. He's redundant to the point of distraction. And he can't open his mouth without declaring how great he is. Never fails to make me cringe when I hear him speak even though I may agree with him probably 90% of the time.
               
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                Yes but he has brass balls. It was desperately needed.
                 
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                  I just think how much more effective he could be without all the unnecessary theatrics. Not saying he should be a stiff like perhaps Romney, but he makes things much harder than they need to be.
                   
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                    I agree with some of your comments, but what does that have to do with the assumed color of his skin. And apparently you don't see him at times I do. When he is in a meeting with normal people he is very different.

                    You as many dislike his style but support his substance, which is more important? After all without the style you would not have the substance.
                     
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                    I think he would be much less effective, especially since say Hillary would be president. Many of his supporters like his style as indicated at his rallies.
                     
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                      I've seen him speak for decades. He's definitely digressed. Your comment about not being able to do the same things without all the buffoonery is baloney. What makes him able to do the things he's been able to do has everything to do with him not being a career politician and wanting to remain one and nothing having to do with twitter fights with Rosie O'Dononell etc. And his megalomania doesn't make him an effective communicator. It just makes him look like an ass.
                       
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                      You are of course welcome to your opinion, others have different opinions.

                      I think he is far too easy on many areas of the government.
                       
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                      I think he says what most of us have been wanting to say or at least wanting someone else to say since about 2006 or so....
                      I initially thought his campaign would be just a sideshow until the Republican debates but when he said this I was all in and I don't think I was the only one...
                       
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                        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-stable-genius-calls-nato-summit-success.html

                        "Yesterday, I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening and they have substantially upped their commitment."
                        - President Trump

                        From the very same article...

                        However, shortly afterward French President Emmanuel Macron denied Trump's suggestion that NATO allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of GDP. He said the agreement put out Wednesday "confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024. That's all."

                        Who believes any of the **** that tumbles out of his mouth? How's that NK deal working out?

                         
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                          I know who I won't believe :grin:
                           
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                            We just need to drop down to 2% by 2019.
                             
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                              If you listen to his press conference you'll see that he never stated that they would be upping any more than 2%. He said he would like to see up to 4% but he didn't say that's what they agreed to nor did he even allude to it
                               

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