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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:51 PM

From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm U

Source: CNN

(CNN)In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff -- that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.

The calls caused former top Trump deputies -- including national security advisers H.R. McMaster and John Bolton, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House chief of staff John Kelly, as well as intelligence officials -- to conclude that the President was often "delusional," as two sources put it, in his dealings with foreign leaders. The sources said there was little evidence that the President became more skillful or competent in his telephone conversations with most heads of state over time. Rather, he continued to believe that he could either charm, jawbone or bully almost any foreign leader into capitulating to his will, and often pursued goals more attuned to his own agenda than what many of his senior advisers considered the national interest.

These officials' concerns about the calls, and particularly Trump's deference to Putin, take on new resonance with reports the President may have learned in March that Russia had offered the Taliban bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan -- and yet took no action. CNN's sources said there were calls between Putin and Trump about Trump's desire to end the American military presence in Afghanistan but they mentioned no discussion of the supposed Taliban bounties.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/trump-phone-calls-national-security-concerns/index.html

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Reply From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm U (Original post)
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 29 OP
jayfish Jun 29 #1
Merlot Jun 29 #3
Stuart G Jun 29 #2
riversedge Jun 29 #4
Lock him up. Jun 29 #8
SergeStorms Jun 29 #18
riversedge Jun 29 #5
riversedge Jun 29 #6
bronxiteforever Jun 29 #7
maxsolomon Jun 29 #9
keithbvadu2 Jun 29 #10
OverBurn Jun 29 #11
denem Jun 29 #14
riversedge Jun 29 #12
dem4evah Jun 29 #16
riversedge Jun 29 #13
dhill926 Jun 29 #15
Lasher Jun 29 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday #19

Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:58 PM

1. Ok, We're Almost Four...

years into this shit-show and still responding with "alarm"? The time for such a pedestrian response is f'ing over.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:02 PM

3. No kidding. The fact that this is considered "late breaking news" is an abomination.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:01 PM

2. Well it is all coming out now...I guess Mr. Trump has taken on the CIA.

Maybe not? Where is this information coming from?? Who are we to believe?
Are we to believe .." unnamed sources" ? (oh, some of the sources are named)
oR..are we to believe....Donald Trump??...Number 1 Liar in the World
...........What do you think?
...........I know who I believe...

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:12 PM

4. great segment on cnn with carl Bernstein about this article.....

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:25 PM

8. Cadet Bone Spurs knows more than all his Generals...

Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!

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Response to Lock him up. (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:03 PM

18. He's a treasonous piece of excrement.

As such, he should be executed. May I suggest public hanging in Lafayette Park across from the White House at high noon on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Vice-Asshole Pence can take the treasonous bastard's place on the rethuglican ticket. His life will be spared, although I don't know why.

Trump's lifeless, bloated, stinking body will hang in place in Lafayette Park for one week. It should then be cut down and micturated upon by every United States citizen wishing to do so, for a period of one week. Then the corpse should be released to the family to dispose of any way they should choose. I suggest removing the head (to be buried in a separate grave from the rest of the corpse) and he should be buried face down with his hands tied behind him. His grave will be unmarked, he should be given no special honors, and his name will forever be stricken from the annals of United States history.

No that I hold a grudge or anything, mind you.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:18 PM

5. Turkish President Erdogan calling Trump directly on the golf course. Trump acting like a lunatic on




Turkish President Erdogan calling Trump directly on the golf course. Trump acting like a lunatic on calls with Merkel, Putin, and others.



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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:20 PM

6. "Trump's calls with female leaders were 'near sadistic'" calling Germany's Angela Merkel and the UK'

trump was talking of himself with those descriptors.


“Trump’s calls with female leaders were ‘near sadistic’” calling Germany’s Angela Merkel and the UK’s Theresa May “weak” “stupid” “spineless”.


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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:23 PM

7. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:29 PM

9. Who could ever have foreseen such a thing?

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:08 PM

10. Next!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:10 PM

11. The stupid MFer still has a 40% approval rate, are we worth saving? I've never had a worse outlook.

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Response to OverBurn (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:21 PM

14. Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932!

In these hyper-partisan times, trump's approval is not much more than an intention to vote Republican.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:14 PM

12. Trump incessantly boasted to his fellow heads of state,...about his own wealth, genius, "great" acco

damn. this really is sickening.


................Trump incessantly boasted to his fellow heads of state, including Saudi Arabia's autocratic royal heir Mohammed bin Salman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, about his own wealth, genius, "great" accomplishments as President, and the "idiocy" of his Oval Office predecessors, according to the sources.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:34 PM

16. as the RWNJ's like to say...

 

he's a snowflake AND a cuck....4 more months until hope returns.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:21 PM

13. .. the President regularly bullied and demeaned the leaders of America's principal allies, especiall




.......... the President regularly bullied and demeaned the leaders of America's principal allies, especially two women: telling Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom she was weak and lacked courage; and telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel that she was "stupid."

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Response to riversedge (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:25 PM

15. Merkel would wipe the floor with the piece of shit...

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:44 PM

17. I read the whole article

I was not surprised but it is pretty depressing.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:04 PM

19. Heckuva job Trumpy

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