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Saturday, December 30, 2017

President Donald Trump appeared to know little, if anything, about international trade deals during an exchange with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March this year. White House officials reportedly characterized the talk as "humiliating." The Republican Trump asked Merkel about creating a new, bilateral trade deal between Germany and the U.S., even though, as a member of the European Union, Germany cannot strike such a deal without the other 27 members of the union, according to The New York Times. Merkel was afraid to fully correct Trump since White House aides told German officials the four-term chancellor had been condescending to Trump during one of their first phone calls.

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In his heart of hearts, Trump is convinced Merkel is hot for him.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-30 08:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This corroborates this story that ran back in April.

"Angela Merkel reportedly had to explain the 'fundamentals' of EU trade to Trump 11 times"
www.businessinsider.com

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-12-30 12:10 PM | Reply

I heard a psychiatrist describe Trump as "Syntactically Ignorant."

Merkel probably used too many big words.

If a person has a good vocabulary they don't say things like "I know a lot of words." ~ LOL

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-30 02:40 PM | Reply

Humiliating to his aides? How about embarrassing for the rest of America? People around the world are asking why the stupid Americans put this ignorant clown in office.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-30 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Seriously, you must read the transcript of his interview with NY Times. He is daft as an out house mouse. He has lost his ability to finish a thought, let alone a proper sentence. He is obsessed with telling them how great he is, how he knows mote about the details of the tax bill than anybody and people who suggest he does not are all "sick". He knows more than the freatest CPA, how 97% of Republican Legislators love him so much and how he loves them...It would be funneh if it wasnt so frightening.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-30 03:32 PM | Reply

Sheesh...
mote = more
freatest = greatest

Headline for above post: Dotard Poster Cant Type For Shizzle.

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-30 03:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I call BS.

If working for Trump hasn't already humiliated you you lack any sense of shame to be embarrassed by Trumps behavior.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-30 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are they embarrassed like Trump is going to fire Mueller before Christmas? Your headlines give you away bot

#8 | Posted by homerj at 2017-12-30 04:52 PM | Reply

JPW

There is some truth to that. I've often wondered why there hasn't been a mass exodus just on those grounds alone. How are they going to hide the time on their resume' when the you-know-what hits the fan? I suppose the paycheck helps salve the embarrassment as long as their name doesn't show up on a list in Mueller's office. Take it while the gittin' in good, so to speak. I did hear today from a West Wing insider that they expect the place to empty out starting early in 2018. Now is about the time to start networking. The competition is going to be stiff for the plum jobs in corporate America.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-30 05:05 PM | Reply

OWS

"Seriously, you must read the transcript of his interview with NY Times. He is daft as an out house mouse. He has lost his ability to finish a thought, let alone a proper sentence. He is obsessed with telling them how great he is, how he knows mote about the details of the tax bill than anybody and people who suggest he does not are all "sick". He knows more than the freatest CPA, how 97% of Republican Legislators love him so much and how he loves them...It would be funneh if it wasnt so frightening."

He thinks he's bluffing his way through these Q & A interviews. It's pretty obvious that he doesn't have a clue.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-30 05:13 PM | Reply

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ha ha ha

If you're too lacking in common sense or morals to know what a dooshnozzle knownothing Trump was before agreeing to work for him, I don't have any sympathy -- although I do feel your pain. It is indeed humiliating to have this clown in the White House.

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-30 05:13 PM | Reply

How can it be humiliating?
These people don't have any humility.
Headline: Fail.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-30 07:23 PM | Reply

They were all under the mistaken impression that Trump would change after he realized the gravity of his job. Or that they could "keep him under control."

Boy, were they wrong.

The only recourse is to take back the House (keeper of the pursestrings) which will -------- the whole lot of them.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-31 01:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

SNOOFY

"These people don't have any humility."

Maybe it's time to teach them some. Maybe it's time they learned that we don't work for them, they work for us ~ and the money they take for granted isn't theirs, it's ours.

No one person can do the job that needs doing. It will take a concerted effort of every voter in America to show some muscle and scuttle these GOP miscreants to the curb. We have the power. We just have to decide to use it at the voting booth. Otherwie we are the enablers.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-31 12:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They were all under the mistaken impression that Trump would change after he realized the gravity of his job. Or that they could "keep him under control."

Boy, were they wrong.

The only recourse is to take back the House (keeper of the pursestrings) which will -------- the whole lot of them.

#13 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2017-12-31 01:20 AM

Congratulations, Twin, you are the winner of the final Coveted Moment of Clarity Award (tm) of 2017! Keep up the good work, thanks for playing and Happy New Year!

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-31 12:26 PM | Reply

They were all under the mistaken impression that Trump would change after he realized the gravity of his job. Or that they could "keep him under control."

According to WH insiders, Trump was somewhat restrained in 2017, but all that's about to change:

Trump unchained: staff leaves, hardline ideas rise

If you ask some close to President Trump what worries them most about 2018, it's not Robert Mueller's probe. It's that establishment guardrails of 2017 come down -- and Trump's actual instincts take over.

Next year will bring "full Trump," said one person who recently talked to the president.

www.axios.com

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-31 12:32 PM | Reply

They were all under the mistaken impression that Trump would change after he realized the gravity of his job. Or that they could "keep him under control."

Or to put it another way:

Tea Pain‏ @TeaPainUSA

The definition of insanity is hirin' a man that cheated on three wives, swindled countless vendors and conspired with Russia, then expectin' him to tell you the truth. @realDonaldTrump
8:50 AM - 31 Dec 2017

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-31 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not so, RIGHT. It's all very Pollyanna. The moment of clarity was well advertised long before anybody cast the first vote. Sad to say but clarity was overcome by jingleism, which is a tried and true form of duping the suckers.

I wasn't surprised that Trump was able to tap into that weakness. It did surprise me that he found so many suckers.

America is old enough to know better.

This is the United States. Maybe we should start taking that "united" part more seriously. Maybe the whole country needs to be reminded of Abraham Lincoln's prophetic words.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-31 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Next year will bring "full Trump," said one person who recently talked to the president.

According to the Axios article, "full Trump" means war: a trade war with China and military action against North Korea. The latter would have the added advantage of knocking the Mueller investigation out of the news.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-31 12:59 PM | Reply

The clarity refers to you Twin, and commemorates a reasoned post mostly devoid of emotion.

That being said, I agree that the "clarity" that you are referring to should have been obvious long ago, unfortunately the Qrdination didn't go as planned.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-31 01:07 PM | Reply

Ordination

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-31 01:07 PM | Reply

RIGHT

I've come to believe that this whole Trump presidency is just a dog a pony show. Further, I doubt that he cares anything about North Korea, Iran, healthcare, etc., and especially the Mueller investigation.

He got his, he'll pardon his relatives and if anybody else goes to prison it's their own fault for being so stupid.

He's basicslly been a hit and run artist all his life ~ laughing all the way to the bank ~ leaving one hell of a wake of destruction behind him.

The United States is just another "mark" to him.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-31 03:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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