Angela Merkel becomes latest G7 attendee to speak out against Donald Trump.

By | 2018-06-12T04:53:13+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , , |24 Comments

Courtesy of Politico:

At the end of a long weekend of rhetorical salvos over the G7 summit’s chaotic ending, German Chancellor Angela Merkel added her voice to the chorus, saying she found Donald Trump’s actions “sobering and a bit depressing,” while calling for more civility in international exchanges.

“The situation isn’t very nice,” Merkel told German public television in a lengthy interview. “I don’t think that ratcheting up the rhetoric is going to improve things.”

“Sometimes I get the impression that the U.S. president believes that only one side wins and the other loses,” Merkel said, adding that she believes in “win-win” situations.

Her comments, which echo those of France’s Emmanuel Macron and others, highlight a growing transatlantic estrangement that Europe insists it doesn’t want but has been powerless to stop.

Canada, France, and now Germany. That is the damn G7 trifecta.

For his part, Trump was all over Twitter yesterday attacking America’s allies like they forgot to invite him to their birthday party.


I literally do not even know what he is talking about here.

Right now cable news is bulging with economists who are pointing out the erroneous things that Trump is saying in these tweets and in interviews, but it will not make any difference because his supporters will never see it. 

What was it Robert De Niro said again?

Oh yeah, Fuck Trump!

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24 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    The man/child will continue to do as much damage as he can while attempting to bully the world and become a despot.
    The knuckle dragging ignoramuses who elected him think he is wonderful. They especially like his intolerance and racism.
    They think he is just like them. Fox “educated” fools. Every.last.one.of.them.

    • Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      That and a complicit media that just couldn’t wait to give him all the free press he wanted. Remember the debates?
      YES, the “I love the poorly educated” idjits found their golden calf, and that picture speaks volumes as to the petulant child he is.

  2. anonymous June 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Girls girls girls

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/11/british-pm-may-rebuffs-trumps-call-for-russia-to-rejoin-group.html

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/11/clouds-over-global-economy-have-darkened-since-g7-summit-says-imfs-lagarde.html

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/11/trump-blocks-tens-of-thousands-of-abused-women-from-getting-asylum-in-the-us.html

    “The LA Times reported:
    Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration judges to stop granting asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, a move that would block tens of thousands of people, especially women, from seeking refuge in America.”
    ““Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions wrote in his ruling. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes—such as domestic violence or gang violence—or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim.””There is no justifiable reason for this order, just as there is no reason for parents to have their children taken away at the border. If anyone deserves asylum, it is victims of domestic and gang violence. The Trump administration is making it clear that in their view there is no reason why an immigrant, especially if they are not a white model who happens to be in a relationship with a future president, should be admitted to the United States.”

  3. anonymous June 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set a deadline of Tuesday for ending the Singapore summit, prompting President Donald Trump to move up his departure to Tuesday instead of Wednesday as planned, Bloomberg News reported on Monday.

    Citing two U.S. officials familiar with the planning, Bloomberg said Trump had been willing to stay longer if negotiations were progressing, but since Kim set definite plans for departure, so did Trump.”<rawstory

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-11/trump-kim-handshake-to-open-summit-as-outcome-hangs-in-balance

    • anonymous June 11, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-kim-negotiations-are-going-down-to-the-wire-on-details?ref=home

      “(The need for his own personal limo was to be expected. But the planes also brought down his own portable tOILet to “deny determined sewer divers insights into to the supreme leader’s stools,” as the South Korean press put it. Spies must not be allowed delicate information about the state of Kim’s gut.)” did dotard take his Golden tOILet tOO?

      https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/26/why-would-trump-turn-down-golden-toilet-white-house-guggenheim-maurizio-cattelan-america

    • anonymous June 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-kim-summit_us_5b1eccc3e4b0bbb7a0e032d3

      “Monday night on the United States East Coast ― there will only be two witnesses: each nation’s translator.

      “And I don’t think either interpreter will be in a position to correct the record if the self-reporting by Kim and Trump doesn’t reflect what was actually said in the same manner and tone,””

      • Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

        two paranoid dictators alone in a room, what could possibly go wrong. also since trump LIES about anything, why should we believe what he says happened.

    • anonymous June 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      “Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly … but in the end, that doesn’t matter. We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!”
      “The president planned to stop in Guam and Hawaii on his way back to Washington.

      Trump spoke only briefly in public on Monday, forecasting a “nice” outcome.”
      “Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire U.S. mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there’s deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there’s also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the U.S. and the North.

      While advisers say Trump has been reviewing briefing materials, the president insists his gut instincts will matter most when he gets in the room with Kim. He told reporters he thinks he will know almost immediately whether a deal can be made, saying: “I will know, just my touch, my feel. That’s what I do.””

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-mulling-final-preparations-trump-kim-summit-042059480–politics.html

  4. anonymous June 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdiRTthkCfI

    I Started a Joke – Lyrics – Bee Gees

    Peace

  5. anonymous June 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    As I grew up I became aware of people of extremely limited abilities and an inability to understand reality.
    Simple things, like the Quadratic Equation were beyond them. It was something from ‘GOD”
    It was disturbing. Some professed the desire to become priests and let “GOD” explain it to them.
    As I grew older I realized they were just idiots. Today they are called Trump voters. Almost 1/2 the
    electorate is made up of these feeble minded fools.

    • Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      What gets me, pardon me Gryph for venting, are the very people you mention, 2:24 PM. I was raised in the Lutheran faith, and I still believe in the Triune God to this day. Do I browbeat people? NO. I keep quiet and try to live my life accordingly. I also drink a LOT of beer, lest you think I’m “one of those.” All the science and climate deniers, GOD GOD GOD, where in the heck is your head? Argue how we got here ’til the cows come home. The FACT is without science we would be living in the dark until the sun comes up, without medical life-saving treatments, any kind of travel except by foot, never walked on the moon, etc., and the ozone layer begging us to find clean energy.

      The likes of $arah Palin and like RWNJs say, “we were given it, so let’s abuse it until there is no more.” How effing STUPID is that mindset??

      • Anon June 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        God is Vanilla ice cream and religions are flavors of it.

        • Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

          “The FACT is without science…..”

          I’m a scientist. The reality is without science, or lets say a continued limited understanding of Mother Nature and weather and the stars…. The world would be a much cleaner place and there would be a lot less people to mess it up and pollute this planet. Including the immense waste and pollution of sending people to space and the moon, much less the thousands of planes that circle the globe every day. There would also be no Kardashians. Sounds about right to me.

          Engineers and scientists and physicists and mathematicians will continue to find ways to keep the worlds overpopulation alive, pollution and all the ugliness of humanity, lest we decide to destroy the whole shebang with a big bang. Or an asteroid takes us out.

        • anonymous June 12, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

          638,
          You must be in a 12step program, with their 3rd party god and your simpleton catchphrases.

  6. Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I accepted my cousin as a th friend and he’s pro Trump. awkward!

  7. Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    If you’re not a bank, WHY should we keep funding Israel, dotard??

  8. anonymous June 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    “it’s the awkward, unnerving uncertainty that goes along with having a foreign policy novice running a third of the federal government and representing us on the world stage, while not demonstrating even the slightest interest in learning how to do either of those things correctly. Donald Trump is a monkey with a machine gun, and everyone seems to be caught in the crossfire.” “, we can safely assume that Trump’s base believes Trudeau is an enemy of the “America first” agenda, even though Trump’s grievances about Canada are almost entirely made up. Again, we’re talking about Canada. We’re also talking about an American president with a brainwashed, cult-like following, who has abandoned traditional governing in lieu of trolling and disruption. As long as the Red Hats keep chanting, Trump will keep dishing out the madness.

    So where the hell do we go from here?”
    “We’ve already observed his bootlicking of Vladimir Putin, and this week we can expect to see plenty of thumbs-up photo ops with Kim Jong-un, who is currently starving his people and has assassinated members of his own family using, shall we say, unconventional execution methods. This is who Trump bailed out on the G7 for. It’d be entirely in character for Trump to make up for the lost alliances by cutting deals with Putin, President Xi Jinping of China, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and others — forming a sort of real-world Legion of Doom, with Trump as the costumed supervillain at the head of the table.”
    “. The alternative, if you’re Canada, Germany, France, Japan or the UK, is to do nothing and hope American voters wise up (good luck with that), or to hope that Trump doesn’t continue to get more petulant, unpredictable or dangerous to the lives and well-being of world citizens and the prospects of continued peace. Trump’s spooning with Putin is especially threatening, given that American elections aren’t Putin’s only target. Just ask French President Emmanuel Macron.”

    https://www.salon.com/2018/06/11/whats-next-for-trump-a-supervillain-alliance-of-autocrats-to-replace-nato-and-the-g7/

  9. Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Maybe the problem with the G7 is everything is lost in translation. All the leaders speak English except for trump.

    Also Justin does not owe donnie an apology, trump is the one that began smearing him first .enough of his crass behavior.

    • Anonymous June 12, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

      Want to Bet> Un speaks and understands english better tOO?

  10. Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Isn’t the main reason trump wants to open relations with North Korea is to further his hotel/resort empire? They’re anxious to boost their economy and seem normalized to the rest of the world. It has nothing to do with world peace, but giving trump a larger piece of the world.

    • Anonymous June 11, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      Lol. Nobody will be investing in real estate in North Korea for a long long time, Trump included.

      Vacationers don’t like coming home in body bags.

  11. pre June 12, 2018 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Mother Earth takes care of us, and we are subject to her, and we are part of her. So we must take care of her and respect her. We are never more than her. She is not of us, we are of her. If she goes, we go. We are that.

    (nonviolence, lovingkindness, noninterference, natural nature)

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