Trump’s visit to Britain riddled with lies and protests.

By |2018-07-14T04:25:25+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |25 Comments

Today Trump continues his European tour of lies, fact-free allegations, and good old American arrogance.

Even before Trump arrived he created controversy by giving an interview to The Sun criticising Prime Minister Theresa May:

THERESA May’s new soft Brexit blueprint would “kill” any future trade deal with the United States, Donald Trump warns today.

Mounting an extraordinary attack on the PM’s exit negotiation, the President also reveals she has ignored his advice on how to toughen up the troubled talks.

Instead, he believes Mrs. May has gone “the opposite way”, and he thinks the results have been “very unfortunate”.

His fiercest criticism came over the centrepiece of the PM’s new Brexit plan — which was unveiled in full yesterday.

It would stick to a common ­rulebook with Brussels on goods and agricultural produce in a bid to keep customs borders open with the EU.

But Mr. Trump told The Sun: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal.

When confronted with these statements Trump simply denied having made them, and accused The Suna of participating in “fake news.”

Did you hear that? Trump has a tape.

Of course, the only problem is that The Sun also has a tape and you can hear it for yourself by clicking here.

Yep, they reported his words accurately. 

Speaking of accuracy, virtually NOTHING that Trump said in today’s Q and A with May was accurate. 

For instance, he bragged that thanks to him the NATO allies were now paying more money into the organization to the tune of a 34 million dollar increase. 

However, according to the Washington Post, this increase has NOTHING to do with him:

Member countries have been spending more on their defense since 2014. Excluding the U.S., members have collectively increased defense spending by $11.4 billion over the past year, when adjusted for inflation and using 2010 prices and exchange rates. (Trump could be referencing the same calculation in today’s dollars, which comes to $34 billion.)

Trump also claimed that thanks to him NATO was “richer than ever.” Not true:

As for being “richer than it ever was,” it’s not entirely clear what Trump means, but given the context, let’s assume he meant the amount member countries have spent on defense over time. That claim falls flat pretty quickly. As recently as 2011, using 2010 prices and exchange rates, NATO members spent more than they do today. At the height of the Cold War, between 1980-1984, they spent 4.5 percent of their collective GDP on defense. Today, it’s4 percent. 2.

Trump additionally claimed that it is thanks to him the NATO countries have agreed to increase spending on defense, but in fact, that was an agreement reached in 2014 after Putin invaded Crimea, and has nothing to do with Trump:

Each NATO member has had this 2 percent spending guideline since 2006, but not everyone had been actively working toward that. But after the 2014 annexation of Crimea, NATO members pledged to stop cutting their defense expenditure and “move toward” that 2 percent guideline within 10 years. In other words, the commitment to 2 percent was made in 2014.

Member states did “reaffirm [their] unwavering commitment” to the 2 percent pledge at this year’s summit, but the official declaration made no mention of additional increases. When asked about Trump’s claim French President Emmanuel Macron said, “There is a communique that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed. It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024. That’s all.”

So really Trump did not accomplish a damn thing other than continue to embarrass America. 

As for the protests that greeted Trump, those were in fact quite impressive. 

Oh well, tomorrow Trump will visit a country that actually likes him.


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  1. anonymous July 13, 2018 at 9:01 am

    ““He’s calling his own words fake news!” Behar cracked.

    Conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, who was a guest on Friday’s show, said she was aghast that Trump can get away with lying in such obvious ways without his fans ever questioning their faith in him.

    “It’s a cult!” she exclaimed.

    “Please stop saying that!” an upset McCain interjected. “You said that the last time you were here, it’s so redundant!”

    Setmayer, however, would not back down.

    “There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says, that don’t think for themselves,” “He can get away with saying things on tape and then calling it fake news! That is a cult!”

    McCain said that calling Trump’s fans a “cult” was not helpful to understanding them.

    “I defend his supporters because I understand it,” “You’re painting everyone with a giant swathe that everybody’s been brainwashed, that we’re all in a cult.”

    Setmayer didn’t budge an inch.

    “There’s a large group, including a lot of members of Congress, who have completely sold their principles down the river,”” <Mc$hame understand$ ~IT~.

  2. Anon July 13, 2018 at 9:07 am

    OT?-FYI “British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed Dawn Sturgess in southwest England this month and left her partner Charlie Rowley critically ill in the hospital.

    “On Wednesday, 11 July, a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley’s house in Amesbury,” police said in a statement. “Scientists have now confirmed to us that the substance contained within the bottle is Novichok.””<rawstory

    "Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said it was likely the latest poisoning was linked to the attempted murders of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, about eight miles from Amesbury, in March."

    • ANON July 13, 2018 at 9:29 am

      “If American’s soul becomes totally poisoned-part of the autopsy must read ‘Vietnam’ ” <MLK

  3. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Let’s not forget not only did he insult the PM,he also insulted the mayor of London.claimed Ireland is part of Great Britian,therefore insulting the Irish and all the immigrants. That was just in a couple of hours.

    I saw him arrive to meet the Queen,they did not curtsy or bow and while walking along to view the guards, trump walked like the neanderthal that he is and showed the way for the Queen like it eas his home.
    I would love to hear her private comments after tea,since trump has no manners,i bet she had some choice words about the clown.

    • anonymous July 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      To his credit [gag me] our First Couple [gag gag] aren’t required to curtsey. That’s a royal and subject thing. Probably goes for bowing, too. We are not subjects of the Queen. Trump could have walked more slowly while reviewing the troops — give the Queen a break. And while I don’t know if it’s required, he could have stepped back a bit to be shoulder to shoulder, not in front of her..

      However, and this is mean, rotten, bwitchy. Did anyone notice something unusual with Melania’s pink suit? Viewed from the back I had to wonder if her kidneys had slipped south or if she’d had a butt lift while in NY. Her skirt is a disaster, but also good for a laugh since the two of them despite their money almost always appear to be mutton dressed as lamb.

      • Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm

        I agree about the skirt, it was too tight and all you see are butt cheeks, also check out his pants, obviously Hope Hicks isn’t around to steam his pants any longer because it looked like he slept in them.

        This is what happens when two crass, uneducated country bumpkins meet the Queen. Like the saying goes, money can’t buy class!!

        And yes, he was not suppose to walk in front of her, but donald trump is a stable genius and could care less about etiquette. I bet he told her, he is super elite because he has a huge apt in NYC.

    • Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Seems to me i have seen non royal,dignitaries bow and curtsy to the Queen.

      Doesn’t matter, the poor thing needed a gin and tonic after that visit,especially since he doesn’t speak english.

      Also trump said immigrants are ruining our country,does that include his so called wife?

    • Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Rod Rosenstein: People Speculating About Our Investigation ‘Don’t Know All of the Relevant Facts’

      …Rosenstein, who made the remarks just after indicting 12 Russians on Friday afternoon for their alleged roles in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, provided a word of “caution” for the many people — presumably, the president’s base of supporters and pundits in the pro-Trump media — speculating about the motives of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

      “I want to caution you, the people who speculate about federal investigations usually don’t know all of the relevant facts. We do not try cases on television or in congressional hearings,” Rosenstein said. “We follow the rule of law, which means that we follow procedures, and we reserve judgment.”

      He continued:

      John Podesta Celebrates Mueller’s Russia Charges: ‘We Just Found Some Witches, and They Were Indicted’

      …He also observed that the so-called “witch hunt” doesn’t look like the baseless fantasy Trump portrays it to be.

      “Donald Trump likes to describe this as a witch hunt. Well, we just found some witches, and they were indicted. I think this is something people knew had happened all along: that underlying all of this, crimes were committed, and that’s why the Mueller investigation is so important and why it needs to be continued in an unfettered manner.”

      Watch above, via ABC.

    • Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 10:15 am

      ‘Not a joke — it’s exactly what happened’: CNN’s Jake Tapper explains how new indictments destroy Trump’s defense

      CNN anchor Jake Tapper reported on the credibility of Trump defenders following the indictments.

      “You might remember throughout the campaign — and indeed up until this very day — President Trump has referred to the Russia investigation as a witch hunt, and he’s cast doubt and said it’s a joke, in fact, at one point, the idea that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee or Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

      “According to his own Justice Department, it’s not a joke, it’s what happened exactly,”

      “It is a stunning set of indictments and clearly indicates that a lot of what the president and his administration have said about the hacks on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC simply was not true,” Tapper concluded.

      “That’s right, Jake,” CNN justice correspondent Evan Pérez agreed.


      Russia tried to steal Hillary Clinton’s emails ‘for the first time’ hours after Trump asked if they were listening

      …The indictment shows that Russia first tried to hack into Clinton’s email system the same evening that Trump publicly asked them to during a July 27, 2016, news conference.

      “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said at the time. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

      Trump has steadfastly denied that Russia had anything to do with the hacks, despite the findings of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and now alleged in the grand jury indictment.

      That indictment shows Russian agents tried to break into an email system used by Clinton and her associates that same day.

      “The Conspirators spearphised individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign throughout the summer of 2016,” the indictment says.

      “For example, on or about July 27, 2016,” prosecutors said, “the Conspirators after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by Clinton’s personal office. At or around the same time, they also targeted seventy-six email addresses at the domain for the Clinton campaign.”

  4. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Trump Told Russia To Get Clinton’s Emails. The Same Day, They Obeyed.
    A new indictment from Robert Mueller reveals that Russia appeared to be listening to what Trump wanted.

    In the morning of July 27, 2016, Donald Trump encouraged Russian hackers to find emails that had been deleted from Hillary Clinton’s private server that she used while serving as secretary of state.

    “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said at a press conference in Florida. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

    Russia appeared to be listening and heeded Trump’s call, according to a bombshell revelation on Friday. A grand jury convened by special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for their involvement in hacking the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.

    The indictment states that on July 27 ― the same day as Trump’s press conference ― Russian hackers, “for the first time,” attempted to break into email accounts, including those used by Clinton’s personal office and her presidential campaign. Notably, the indictment specifies that the hack happened in the evening, meaning the Russian officials could have done it after Trump’s press conference.

    • Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Remember Good Old Rudy was yakking about some big surprise coming during the election, so maybe it’s Mueller Time for Rudy also and what he was doing with the Ruskies.

  5. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to gather in Central London to march in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K.

  6. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Avenatti joins London protests, slams Trump on BBC: ‘Millions of Americans are outraged by his conduct’

    …”I think its important to send a message to our brothers and sisters here in the U.K. and around the world that not all Americans support this president,” Avenatti told the BBC while marching toward London’s Parliament Square.

    “There’s millions of Americans who are outraged by his conduct and by his behavior most recently as it relates to a potential rollback of reproductive rights and separating mothers from their children on our Southern Border. And I’m here to send a loud and clear message that there are millions of Americans that want to make America America again.”

  7. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 10:35 am
  8. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Why is Trump undermining NATO and the EU? He just told us.

    Trump began the trip by giving an interview to the Sun in which he slammed May’s Brexit strategy as weak and suggested that an insufficiently sharp break with the EU may lead to retaliation by the US in bilateral trade negotiations. But he didn’t stop there. The best way to give the flavor of Trump’s interview, and the chaos it caused in the UK, is with a screenshot of the Sun’s own summation of it (and remember the Sun is a conservative, pro-Trump, Murdoch-owned tabloid):

    …But Trump refused to downplay his very real disagreements. He explained exactly why he so badly wants to see the UK break with the EU, why he is so angered by demands that America spend more than Europeans on common defense, and why he is so quick to attack the leaders of the UK, Germany, NATO, and the EU. The reason Trump is at odds with virtually all of our European allies is that he believes the direction they are taking their countries in is dangerous — for them and also the US.

    The most telling exchange came when Trump was asked to explain his comment to the Sun that immigration had damaged the cultural fabric of Europe. It’s worth quoting in full, because as blunt as Trump is about immigration in America, he’s even more straightforward when asked about immigration in Europe:

    …Unlike May, when asked about immigration Trump doesn’t feel the first thing he has to say is that the US, much more so than Europe, has a proud history of welcoming those seeking to build a better life in a new land. No, the first thing he says is, quite literally, immigration has been “very bad for Europe,” and while that may not be a politically correct thing to say, “I’ll say it and I’ll say it loud.”

    Trump looks at Europe and he sees a scary vision of America’s possible future: a continent overrun by immigrants, nations giving up their borders to a continental super-government, cultures collapsing under the weight of migration and assimilation and political correctness. (For much more on this view, and how deeply held it is across the Trump administration, read “Trump’s Counter-Jihad.”)

    And then Trump looks around, and he’s told America needs to be spending money to defend Europe when the true threat he feels is the very immigrants it’s letting in, that our great allies are in NATO even though Trump doesn’t find any sympathetic voices when he attends those meetings, that America needs to protecting a continent and culture that won’t even protect itself.

  9. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I guess trump is going to have to insult the Scots also, they didn’t even want to let him land at the airport.

    And if he avoided London because of those meanie protesters, just wait until he gets to Helsinki, guess he will have to insult the Finns and take them off the ok for immigration list !!!!!

    • Beaglemom July 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Apparently the giant orange balloon is headed for Scotland too.

  10. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I must say, little baby bumkins trump sure has lived up to the UGLY AMERICAN image during this trip, was there anyone he didn’t insult, oh right Putin.

  11. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Melanie is getting long in the tooth and wide in the hips …. her days as Mrs trump are numbered.

  12. anonymous July 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    To his credit [gag me] our First Couple [gag gag] aren’t required to curtsey. That’s a royal and subject thing. Probably goes for bowing, too. We are not subjects of the Queen. Trump could have walked more slowly while reviewing the troops — give the Queen a break. And while I don’t know if it’s required, he could have stepped back a bit to be shoulder to shoulder, not in front of her..

    However, and this is mean, rotten, bwitchy. Did anyone notice something unusual with Melania’s pink suit? Viewed from the back I had to wonder if her kidneys had slipped south or if she’d had a butt lift while in NY. Her skirt is a disaster, but also good for a laugh since the two of them despite their money almost always appear to be mutton dressed as lamb.

  13. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Basically, we can add insulted the Queen to the list of people trump stomped all over during this trip, what a baffoon.

    ……Former royal butler Grant Harrold notes that taking the lead ahead of the Queen is considered a big no-no, according to Business Insider. “If they’re going somewhere or having a walk around, the Queen will actually walk slightly in front or alongside Mr Trump,” Harrold said ahead of Trump’s meeting.
    Koenig thinks that the President’s mistakes are less about breaking royal protocol and more about Trump having “no understanding of etiquette.” “The Queen being the Queen knows how to handle people with more than 60 years of experience,” she says. “Trump is clueless.”
    … but he nevertheless raised eyebrows when he twice broke with etiquette within minutes of meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle.
    The US president was condemned on social media for walking in front of the Queen as they inspected a guard of honour of the Coldstream Guards.
    She was left having to decide which side of him to go as she caught up to walk alongside him.
    Earlier, Mr Trump and Melania, the first lady, defied protocol when they greeted the Queen: Mr Trump failed to bow and Ms Trump did not curtsy, instead simply shaking hands.
    Bowing and curtsying is not obligatory but is widely considered good manners and practised by nearly everyone meeting the Queen…
    …Later, as Mr Trump was introduced to the Queen’s lady in waiting, she gave him something of a taste of his own medicine with a vigorous “Trump handshake” that drew him towards her.

    Queen Reminds Trump How to Walk, Trump Quickly Forgets Her Majesty’s Advice
    ….Trump arrived at the Windsor grounds via helicopter and was reportedly late. According to the BBC’s list of “do’s and don’ts for meeting the Queen,” punctuality is important and guests should always “arrive before a royal.” So, not the best start, but royal observers were relieved to see that Trump did not bring Billy Bush along for the visit…..

    • Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      But….. at least he didn’t shove her aside.

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