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It's all coming out now. People who kept their mouths shut are saying get rid of the idiot or we'll lose our Republic.

TRUMP 'FAWNING' TO PUTIN AND OTHER AUTHORITARIANS IN 'EMBARRASSING' PHONE CALLS, WHITE HOUSE AIDES SAY—REPORT



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...12 current and former White House officials ...said that members of the administration were shocked at the president's behavior during conversations with authoritarians like Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Saudi royal family.

..."There was a constant undercurrent in the Trump administration of [senior staff] who were genuinely horrified by the things they saw that were happening on these calls,"
"Phone calls that were embarrassing, huge mistakes he made, months and months of work that were upended by one impulsive tweet,"

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Aides were particularly concerned about Trump's calls with Putin. The first call came less than two weeks into the presidency on January 28, 2017.

The call was intended for Putin to congratulate Trump on his victory, but the new president was "obsequious" and "fawning," even apologizing to the dictator for not calling him sooner, anonymous former White House aides told the Post.

"He was like, 'Oh my gosh, my people didn't tell me you wanted to talk to me,'" according to one person with direct knowledge of the call. And in another Putin call, Trump is said to have asked his Russian counterpart for advice on how to deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

"We couldn't figure out early on why he was being so nice to Russia," a former senior administration official added.

Trump upended long-term U.S. strategy during his calls, for example promising to support Saudi Arabia's entry into the G7 group of nations. "The G-7 is supposed to be the allies with whom we share the most common values and the deepest commitment to upholding the rules-based order," one former official told the Post.
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Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses mean it would not have been suitable for admission, but Trump said he would support the country's efforts anyway, the former official claimed. Ultimately Saudi Arabia was not added to the group.
The president also reportedly ignored the grave human rights abuses in the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte has been waging a zero tolerance campaign against drug dealers and users, in which thousands have been killed.

During an April 2017 call, Trump told Duterte that he was doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem," the Post reported.

Officials said it was a constant battle to keep Trump on track. "You had two to three minutes max," one former senior administration official said. "And then he was still usually going to say whatever he wanted to say."

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Another said aides quickly had to come to terms with his unconventional, and at times embarrassing, manner. "People had gotten really numb to him blurting out something he shouldn't have," one former national security staffer told the Post.

Officials were also concerned that calls with long-time U.S. allies often did not go as smoothly as those with strongmen and dictators. "People who could do things for him—he was nice to," one former security official said. "Leaders with trade deficits, strong female leaders, members of NATO — those tended to go badly."
"People who could do something for him..."
notice it doesn't say 'for America.'
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It's all coming out now. People who kept their mouths shut are saying get rid of the idiot or we'll lose our Republic.

TRUMP 'FAWNING' TO PUTIN AND OTHER AUTHORITARIANS IN 'EMBARRASSING' PHONE CALLS, WHITE HOUSE AIDES SAY—REPORT












"People who could do something for him..."
notice it doesn't say 'for America.'
Aw gee, the President insisting deadbeat NATO nations fulfill their defense spending obligations how embarrassing. Negotiating with Canada and Mexico to replace the toxic to the US NAFTA agreement, appaling. Getting the Mexican government to do much more to reduce the influx of illegals to the US, what an ogre. And what about imposing tariffs on countries ripping us off in trade, like China, despicable.

If the same Federal bureaucrats that implemented foreign policy where the US sent plane loads of cash to the Iranian mullahs and ignored China's rampant trade abuse are unhappy with Trump trying to fix these problems, good. It shows he is on the right track if he makes these American hating globalists angry.
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A few thoughts here:

(1) I do think that President Trump sometimes is too soft on dictators; Kim Jung Un especially comes to mind.

(2) Nonetheless, I simply despise the reliance upon anonymous sources (e.g. "12 current and former White House officials").

(3) The center-left source, Newsweek, cannot seriously be expected to present anything about Donald Trump in a favorable light.
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You guys would excuse this POTUS if he really did "shoot someone on 5th ave"
I assume you watch only rw news
I watch oread parts of it all sick as that makes me sometimes
I also hear the president himself talk in real-time
I know he has not upheld the constitution.
why you like him I have no idea.
I respect y'all to a great extent in your morality if not always your judgment.
I wish you would take this more seriously. Our freedom is at stake. our very constitution.
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Rhetorical question.
Smart people know the answer.
I'll share the answer for the dumb people.

Anonymous people are either made up or lying if they actually exist. And it's helpful to the dishonest liberal media.
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You guys would excuse this POTUS if he really did "shoot someone on 5th ave"
I assume you watch only rw news
I watch oread parts of it all sick as that makes me sometimes
I also hear the president himself talk in real-time
I know he has not upheld the constitution.
why you like him I have no idea.
I respect y'all to a great extent in your morality if not always your judgment.
I wish you would take this more seriously. Our freedom is at stake. our very constitution.
Please tell us, what citizen freedoms have been lost since Trump became president?
Please tell us, what constitutional violations President Trump has committed?
The only one I can think of is his ban on bump-stocks. So, I'll give you that.
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Please tell us, what citizen freedoms have been lost since Trump became president?
The right to keep your doctor if you like your doctor and the right to keep your insurance if you like your insurance...

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Please tell us, what constitutional violations President Trump has committed?
He refused to drop pallets of cash to the mullahs of Iran in the middle of the night without public knowledge...
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I know [President Trump] has not upheld the constitution.
Would you provide an example, please?
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Would you provide an example, please?
She waiting for the MSM to tell give her that information. After all, that is where she got that talking point.
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Does any serious person think there is no quid pro quo to ignore the Kurds in favor of Turkey?
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