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McCain: Trump 'Diminishing America’s Leadership'
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McCain: Trump 'Diminishing America’s Leadership'; http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/391385-mccain-trump-diminishing-americas-leadership

"Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) excoriated President Trump on Friday for calling on Russia to be invited back to the Group of Seven, blasting the move as the “antithesis” of principled realism and “a sure path to diminishing America’s leadership in the world.”

He became the third Republican senator to condemn Trump’s statement that the G-7, a group of major industrial powers, should not be meeting this weekend in Quebec without Russia.

McCain contrasted Trump’s friendly words for Russia to his hard-line negotiating tactics with allies such as Canada, Mexico and the European Union on trade.
“The president has inexplicably shown our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies,” McCain said in a statement."

Again I'm more than happy to point out that REAL AMERICANS, and now some of those can be found on the right, are continuing to stand up to Trump!



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Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
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Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

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McCain is skirting possible criminal charges by passing into the afterlife, hence his yapping. :)
Edited by estonianman, Jun 9 2018, 12:32 AM.
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Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Only the EU will suffer a recession if they don't bow to Trump's trade demands...The EU knows this, but they don't want to say it...They prefer the fantasy that they are running something other than their mouth...... :biggrin:
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Jun 9 2018, 12:32 AM
McCain is skirting possible criminal charges by passing into the afterlife, hence his yapping. :)
McCain will be shot down in hell on his way to heaven.....Karma has a long memory............. :machinegun: :angel:
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Must be real depressing for you to wake up each morning only to find that the sun has risen once again.... :rotflmao:
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Jun 9 2018, 12:36 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Only the EU will suffer a recession if they don't bow to Trump's trade demands...The EU knows this, but they don't want to say it...They prefer the fantasy that they are running something other than their mouth...... :biggrin:
You think so, do you? I'm not so sure. As our imports decrease, we'll have to pay higher prices for goods here in the U.S. Some manufacturing may return, but that will take a number of years to occur, if it does. Meanwhile, inflation will go up and any wage gains we will have made will be eaten away so that we're effectively poorer. And as our exports decrease, because other nations have imposed counter tariffs which makes our goods more expensive, we'll close down production lines in those areas where we still have manufacturing, increasing the unemployment rate.

Higher inflation and lower employment often leads to recessions.
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Jun 9 2018, 12:48 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Must be real depressing for you to wake up each morning only to find that the sun has risen once again.... :rotflmao:
It's only depressing knowing that Trump continues, for now, to be the President as he continues to do untold damage to our once great nation.
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Jun 9 2018, 12:36 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Only the EU will suffer a recession if they don't bow to Trump's trade demands...The EU knows this, but they don't want to say it...They prefer the fantasy that they are running something other than their mouth...... :biggrin:
You think so, do you? I'm not so sure. As our imports decrease, we'll have to pay higher prices for goods here in the U.S. Some manufacturing may return, but that will take a number of years to occur, if it does. Meanwhile, inflation will go up and any wage gains we will have made will be eaten away so that we're effectively poorer. And as our exports decrease, because other nations have imposed counter tariffs which makes our goods more expensive, we'll close down production lines in those areas where we still have manufacturing, increasing the unemployment rate.

Higher inflation and lower employment often leads to recessions.
The American experience with Britain and Europe in the 1800s was that our higher tariffs created more domestic production, jobs, and wealth....You must be reading out of big media's economic play book that was given to them by multinational corporations and the New World Order.......... :shakeshead:
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Jun 9 2018, 12:48 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Must be real depressing for you to wake up each morning only to find that the sun has risen once again.... :rotflmao:
It's only depressing knowing that Trump continues, for now, to be the President as he continues to do untold damage to our once great nation.
If ya got through 8 years of Obarmy then there still may be hope for ya....Doubtful though.... :rollseyes:
Edited by The Inquisitor, Jun 9 2018, 01:05 AM.
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Jun 9 2018, 12:11 AM
Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump http://pewrsr.ch/2sFqwGf

"Across the majority of the G20 nations, people prefer Merkel to Trump on world affairs, according to the survey, which examines attitudes in 37 nations, including in 17 of the 19 members of the G20 (the organization also includes a representative of the European Union). In only two of the G20 countries surveyed – India and Russia – do residents have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel when it comes to world affairs.

In seven G20 countries – Germany, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia – two-thirds or more of the public say they have confidence in Merkel, compared with roughly three-in-ten or fewer who have confidence in Trump. And while around four-in-ten or fewer have confidence in Merkel in Italy, Brazil and Mexico, support for her is still greater than it is for Trump in these G20 member nations. (The survey, which was fielded in February and March, was not conducted in the other two G20 countries, China and Saudi Arabia, or in all EU member nations.)"

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Jun 9 2018, 12:48 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Must be real depressing for you to wake up each morning only to find that the sun has risen once again.... :rotflmao:
It's only depressing knowing that Trump continues, for now, to be the President as he continues to do untold damage to our once great nation.
So true;

Trump’s Blasts Upend G-7, Alienating Oldest Allies https://nyti.ms/2JwgnQk

"Shortly before leaving the annual meeting of major world powers on Saturday, President Trump boasted that it had been “tremendously successful” and that on a scale of 0 to 10, “the relationship is a 10.”

Fewer than nine hours later, the relationship was plummeting toward a zero. With a petulant tweetstorm from Air Force One, Mr. Trump all but blew up the Group of 7 nations that the United States has led for more than four decades and essentially declared open political war on America’s closest neighbor.

Whatever hopes that other leaders had of pacifying Mr. Trump and papering over their widening differences on trade, security and the world order vanished in a flurry of harsh recriminations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada rebuffed Mr. Trump’s positions in public comments, prompting Mr. Trump to refuse to sign the carefully crafted final communiqué.

The blowup left the United States alienated from its allies even more than it had been entering into the summit meeting and came as Mr. Trump flew to Singapore, earlier than originally scheduled, for a risky meeting with a nuclear-armed American enemy, Kim Jong-un, the repressive leader of North Korea.

“Trump is readier to give a pass to countries that pose a real threat to Western values and security than to America’s traditional allies,” said Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to Washington. “If there is a ‘method to the madness,’ to use the words of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, it is currently well hidden.”

Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in NKorea summit https://apnews.com/0b2a621201184965b956cbf8ce7f37bc

"Embarking on a self-described “mission of peace,” President Donald Trump’s seat-of-the-pants foreign policy is facing its toughest test yet as he attempts this week to personally broker an end to North Korea’s nuclear program in talks with Kim Jong Un.

The impulsive American president, who just this weekend sowed chaos within the Western alliance, is set to face his match on the global stage as he prepares to meet Kim in Singapore on Tuesday.

In the historic first meeting between the leaders of the technically-still-warring nations, Trump is prioritizing instinct over planning. Unlike traditional summits between heads of state, where most of the work is completed in advance, U.S. officials say the only thing certain ahead of these talks will be their unpredictability."
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Jun 9 2018, 09:07 AM
Harambe4Trump
Jun 9 2018, 12:11 AM
Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump http://pewrsr.ch/2sFqwGf

"Across the majority of the G20 nations, people prefer Merkel to Trump on world affairs, according to the survey, which examines attitudes in 37 nations, including in 17 of the 19 members of the G20 (the organization also includes a representative of the European Union). In only two of the G20 countries surveyed – India and Russia – do residents have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel when it comes to world affairs.

In seven G20 countries – Germany, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia – two-thirds or more of the public say they have confidence in Merkel, compared with roughly three-in-ten or fewer who have confidence in Trump. And while around four-in-ten or fewer have confidence in Merkel in Italy, Brazil and Mexico, support for her is still greater than it is for Trump in these G20 member nations. (The survey, which was fielded in February and March, was not conducted in the other two G20 countries, China and Saudi Arabia, or in all EU member nations.)"

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Feelings and dog and pony show mean nothing on the geopolitical arena. Germany is not a superpower. The EU is dying. France, UK, and Germany are the ones holding up the EU. France and Germany cannot carry the load after UK exits. Take you meds.
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Jun 9 2018, 09:07 AM
Harambe4Trump
Jun 9 2018, 12:11 AM
Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump http://pewrsr.ch/2sFqwGf

"Across the majority of the G20 nations, people prefer Merkel to Trump on world affairs, according to the survey, which examines attitudes in 37 nations, including in 17 of the 19 members of the G20 (the organization also includes a representative of the European Union). In only two of the G20 countries surveyed – India and Russia – do residents have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel when it comes to world affairs.

In seven G20 countries – Germany, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia – two-thirds or more of the public say they have confidence in Merkel, compared with roughly three-in-ten or fewer who have confidence in Trump. And while around four-in-ten or fewer have confidence in Merkel in Italy, Brazil and Mexico, support for her is still greater than it is for Trump in these G20 member nations. (The survey, which was fielded in February and March, was not conducted in the other two G20 countries, China and Saudi Arabia, or in all EU member nations.)"

:euflag: :usa: :euflag: :usa: :euflag: :usa:
Feelings and dog and pony show mean nothing on the geopolitical arena. Germany is not a superpower. The EU is dying. France, UK, and Germany are the ones holding up the EU. France and Germany cannot carry the load after UK exits. Take you meds.
Don't look now but America may be dying too.
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Jun 9 2018, 01:00 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:52 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:36 AM
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Jun 9 2018, 12:13 AM
Yes, it seems like in the not too distant future our allies will begin looking to work more with each other and have less to do with the U.S., particularly if the trade war Trump thinks is so easy to win really heats up. And if that should lead to a new global recession, we can pretty much kiss our remaining influence with the rest of the world away.

Only the EU will suffer a recession if they don't bow to Trump's trade demands...The EU knows this, but they don't want to say it...They prefer the fantasy that they are running something other than their mouth...... :biggrin:
You think so, do you? I'm not so sure. As our imports decrease, we'll have to pay higher prices for goods here in the U.S. Some manufacturing may return, but that will take a number of years to occur, if it does. Meanwhile, inflation will go up and any wage gains we will have made will be eaten away so that we're effectively poorer. And as our exports decrease, because other nations have imposed counter tariffs which makes our goods more expensive, we'll close down production lines in those areas where we still have manufacturing, increasing the unemployment rate.

Higher inflation and lower employment often leads to recessions.
The American experience with Britain and Europe in the 1800s was that our higher tariffs created more domestic production, jobs, and wealth....You must be reading out of big media's economic play book that was given to them by multinational corporations and the New World Order.......... :shakeshead:
In the long term, there could be some truth to that. In the short term, however, before those jobs have a chance to be established here in the U.S., we're going to see a lot of consumer pain. And the jobs lost from being unable to export will hit a lot sooner than the jobs created by not importing.

If this were phased in over a number of years, giving the economy a chance to adjust, it would be less likely to lead to a serious recession, perhaps even a global recession.
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Jun 9 2018, 09:07 AM
Harambe4Trump
Jun 9 2018, 12:11 AM
Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump http://pewrsr.ch/2sFqwGf

"Across the majority of the G20 nations, people prefer Merkel to Trump on world affairs, according to the survey, which examines attitudes in 37 nations, including in 17 of the 19 members of the G20 (the organization also includes a representative of the European Union). In only two of the G20 countries surveyed – India and Russia – do residents have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel when it comes to world affairs.

In seven G20 countries – Germany, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia – two-thirds or more of the public say they have confidence in Merkel, compared with roughly three-in-ten or fewer who have confidence in Trump. And while around four-in-ten or fewer have confidence in Merkel in Italy, Brazil and Mexico, support for her is still greater than it is for Trump in these G20 member nations. (The survey, which was fielded in February and March, was not conducted in the other two G20 countries, China and Saudi Arabia, or in all EU member nations.)"

:euflag: :usa: :euflag: :usa: :euflag: :usa:
Feelings and dog and pony show mean nothing on the geopolitical arena. Germany is not a superpower. The EU is dying. France, UK, and Germany are the ones holding up the EU. France and Germany cannot carry the load after UK exits. Take you meds.
Don't look now but America may be dying too.
From its ashes, it will be reborn.
You were spared by Thanos.
#MAGA
#wallsnotwars
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Jun 9 2018, 12:11 AM
Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
The Butcher of Grozny is our enemy..once a KGB General, always one
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Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
The Butcher of Grozny is our enemy..once a KGB General, always one
It wasn’t the KGB who caused the migrant crisis. It was Merkel. She’s a tyrant, the worst German Despot since at least Kaiser Wilhelm.
You were spared by Thanos.
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Harambe4Trump
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Merkel isn’t our friend and Putin isn’t our enemy
The Butcher of Grozny is our enemy..once a KGB General, always one
It wasn’t the KGB who caused the migrant crisis. It was Merkel. She’s a tyrant, the worst German Despot since at least Kaiser Wilhelm.
Tell that to Putin's victims when he was with the KGB
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