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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump said Tuesday he floated the prospect of beachfront hotels and other real estate developments in North Korea during his meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. Speaking to reporters after the historic summit, Trump said he told Kim that instead of testing ballistic missiles, the cash-strapped country "could have the best hotels in the world." "Instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there," Trump said he told Kim. "Think of it from a real estate perspective."

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So the entire Nukular Summit was turned into a cheesy Trump condo sales pitch.

#Winning!

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-12 10:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The depths of how vapid and vile Trump is isn't fully encompassed by the word "embarrassment" any more.

I can't even write a snarky "thanks "Conservatives" any more because I'm so disgusted with the farce you idiots foisted on us and the rest of the world.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-12 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The view from the hotels could be spectacular. Where else could you look out at gulags.

"North Korea 'continues to invest' in Nazi-style prison camps"

www.cnn.com

Donald Trump does what no previous President has done. He deals with murdering dictators and invites them to the WH. He is despicable. How can anyone celebrate this meeting? Trump is going to legitimize Kim Jung Un as a world leader when he ought to be isolating him.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-12 10:30 AM | Reply

"His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor."

-Trump on Kim Jong Un

#4 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-06-12 10:44 AM | Reply

There's some mighty fine people in NK.

--Nulli, Boaz, etc.

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-06-12 10:45 AM | Reply

The people in those gulags love Dear Leader so much!
His uncle who he had killed by dogs loved him too!
This guy is a maniacal sadistic dictator, what don't you understand about that?

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-12 10:49 AM | Reply

Kim, Putin and Jinping are laughing now.

They aren't laughing with us either.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-12 10:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor."
-Trump on Kim Jong Un

#4 | POSTED BY SCHIFFERBRAINS AT 2018-06-12 10:44 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Of course they love him. They don't get food unless they do.

Execution by anti aircraft gun is a good motivational tool too.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-12 10:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yeah....far fetched idea. I'd love it but none of that will happen unless other significant changes occur in NK.

I liken the idea to what I'd love to see in Cuba....I'd love for that country to be a destination.

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-12 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course Trump pitched his lousy hotels. It's the only reason he went in the first place.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-12 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Trump said he told Kim that instead of testing ballistic missiles, the cash-strapped country "could have the best hotels in the world."

"Instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there," Trump said he told Kim.

"Think of it from a real estate perspective."


Hands down, that is vomit-inducing gross.

President Eisenhower is rolling in his grave.

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-12 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

President Eisenhower is rolling in his grave.

Eisenhower would be kicked out of today's Trumpublican Party.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-12 02:44 PM | Reply

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Yes, he would. So would Goldwater.

Hell, even Reagan.

But that's not really relevant to Trump discussing hotels with Kim.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-12 02:50 PM | Reply

But that's not really relevant to Trump discussing hotels with Kim.

True.

But.

Not much is.

In my lifetime, only Trump has used the office to personally enrich himself and his brand in exchange for weakening America globally.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-12 02:55 PM | Reply

*in exchange for weakening America domestically and globally.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-12 02:56 PM | Reply

So, is Trump lying or not here?

I'm betting he's consistently lying as usual.

IOW, I doubt he discussed hotels with that guy at all.

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-12 03:07 PM | Reply

I doubt he discussed hotels with that guy at all.

Well. Fact is, he's in real estate.

I doubt he cares about peace between the two Koreas.

I doubt he would pass up a business opportunity.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-12 03:13 PM | Reply

Otto Warmbiers father has been a big Trump supporter. By about now Fred Warmbier has figured out the President of the United States sold out his son, murdered at the hands of Li'l Kim's henchmen, so that the President could present a real estate deal to a stone killer who has enslaved millions.

Trump is pimping out this country for his own purposes. He would sell his daughters if the circumstances called for it. Hell, he would sell his wife and youngest son to get his way.

One of these days, homeowners who put Trump signs in their front yards will have those houses burned to the ground. One of these days...

#18 | Posted by catdog at 2018-06-12 07:04 PM | Reply

But that's not really relevant to Trump discussing hotels with Kim.

#13 | POSTED BY EBERLY

It's TOTALLY relevant.

Eisenhower was a great leader, but he was also a great manager ... a manager who always did his administrative homework.

Trump is lazy who obviously thinks he can always just simply bump-his-gums toward getting things done.

Presidents worth a crap always look to past president's for precedence and guidance ...

And considering Eisenhower hated dictators -- as patriotic Americans should -- I'm very sure Ike would be appalled at Trump agreeing to meet the homicidal Fatso Kid without getting anything of substance back ... let alone just always talking in idiotic vague platitudes.

#19 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-12 07:40 PM | Reply

"His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor."
-Trump on Kim Jong Un
#4 | Posted by schifferbrains

if I weren't so lazy I would compare what trump has said about Americans to what he said about Kim Jong Un

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-06-12 07:43 PM | Reply

I watched that video and I sincerely think Trump needs to be taken away to a padded room. Seriously

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-06-12 07:48 PM | Reply

Hotels, tourists exposure to people and ideas from the outside is one of the best ways to topple a repressive regime.

Of course that's why Kim doesn't and won't allow it and somehow I doubt that's what Trump was thinking of when he suggested it.

#22 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-06-12 08:01 PM | Reply

Trump
*legitimized NK on the world stage
*gave up and requirement of preconditions
*gave up mitary drills with SK which serve as a deterrent to NK
*gave up that any denuclearization be verifiable and irreversible

In exchange he gets to try to sell Kim Jong Un a hotel.

Anyone else tired of this?

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2018-06-12 08:07 PM | Reply

-It's TOTALLY relevant.

Not really. You didn't make that argument at all

#24 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-12 08:26 PM | Reply

Yeah....far fetched idea. I'd love it but none of that will happen unless other significant changes occur in NK.
I liken the idea to what I'd love to see in Cuba....I'd love for that country to be a destination.

#9 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2018-06-12 11:09 AM | FLAG:

Nailed it. This is how you make change: you offer a picture of a better world.

#25 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-06-12 08:50 PM | Reply

To be fair, it makes more sense to open a hotel/casino just about anywhere in Asia compared to Atlantic City.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-12 10:05 PM | Reply

"Trump

*gave up mitary drills with SK which serve as a deterrent to NK
*gave up that any denuclearization be verifiable and irreversible"

You're making ASSumptions here based on what wasn't said at a first time meeting. None of this is finalized until the Senate ratifies it.

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-06-12 10:11 PM | Reply

"None of this is finalized until the Senate ratifies it."

Really, the the Senate ratifies joint military exercises with South Korea, and their consent will likewise be required to bring about to the cessation of said exercises?

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-12 10:29 PM | Reply

That's kind of a hilarious insult at North Korea.

Ryugyong Hotel anybody?

#29 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-06-13 09:42 AM | Reply

I doubt he discussed hotels with that guy at all.

#16 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2018-06-12 03:07 PM | REPLY | FLAG

Didn't his propaganda video he showed Lil Kim have photoshopped beachfront development included in it?

"That was done at the highest level of future development," Trump told the reporters in Singapore, as if he had just offered Kim a multitiered vacation package. "I told him, you may not want this. You may want to do a much smaller version. ... You may not want that, with the trains and everything."

He waved his hands. "You know, with super everything, to the top. It's going to be up to them."

And then, in his usual style, Trump was thinking out loud about the "great condos" that might one day be built on the "great beaches" of North Korea.

"I explained it," he said. "You could have the best hotels in the world. Think of it from the real estate perspective."

As the screens above Trump emphasized, he certainly had.

www.washingtonpost.com

#30 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-13 10:04 AM | Reply

"Hotels, tourists exposure to people and ideas from the outside is one of the best ways to topple a repressive regime."

That's right, China is one of the freest places on earth now.

#31 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-06-13 12:24 PM | Reply

"That's right, China is one of the freest places on earth now."

You have no clue what you're talking about. All of China was once in a similar state to North Korea. It still has problems (as do we all), but it's in a much better place than where it was

#32 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-06-13 12:44 PM | Reply

"All of China was once in a similar state to North Korea."

So you're saying maybe one day we can ship jobs and entire factories to North Korea too?

I'm beginning to understand why right-wingers are such fans of North Korea lately.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-13 12:48 PM | Reply

#33 The NK labor will be a fraction of what it is in China. You hit one of the nails right on the head.

#34 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-13 01:01 PM | Reply

---- all you partisans. You'd rather keep things the way the are and let people suffer if the alternative is letting the other guy take credit for it.

#35 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-06-13 02:24 PM | Reply

North Korea is not China. It has a total separate history tied to it which includes nuclear ambitions with former Soviet scientists post collapse of USSR. So many variables are tied to Kim staying in power and holding onto nukes that chances are status quo is all they want! Remember, Kim gives two ----- about his people. What makes you think he's doing anything other than what's best to maintain power? You willing to keep a murderous despot in power? Just because he "gave up" his nukes? Short sighted you are, almost as bad as Trump.

Partisan politics all aside, this is just common sense if you've been paying attention the last 30 years.

#36 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-13 02:30 PM | Reply

IOW, giving Kim legitimacy and credibility on the world's stage, as Trump is doing, is not a sound step forward to the betterment of the world or the people of North Korea.

#37 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-13 02:34 PM | Reply

Critics said the same thing about Mao.

#38 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-06-13 02:39 PM | Reply

"You'd rather keep things the way the are and let people suffer if the alternative is letting the other guy take credit for it."

You'd rather end suffering in North Korea than Flint, Michigan.

Why is that?

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-13 02:50 PM | Reply

You'd rather end suffering in North Korea than Puerto Rico.

Why is that?

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-13 02:50 PM | Reply

Good sales pitch, and if you watch the video presentation, you would realize that he is 'offering' an either/or... giving Kim something about as to which way would he prefer to go [a future where N.Korea's economy can grow, or NOT, i.e. 'the carrot or the stick].

#41 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-06-13 02:53 PM | Reply

A song for the Grabbenführer.

www.youtube.com

#42 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2018-06-13 03:53 PM | Reply

Critics said the same thing about Mao.
#38 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Again, China has a very different history than north Korea. You're comparing apples and oranges.

#43 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-13 05:32 PM | Reply

giving Kim something about as to which way would he prefer to go [a future where N.Korea's economy can grow, or NOT, i.e. 'the carrot or the stick].
#41 | POSTED BY MSGT

Why do you support giving credence to a murderous despot?

#44 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-13 05:33 PM | Reply

"Why do you support giving credence to a murderous despot?"

If this is your objection, then surely it was worse to give credence to Chairman Mao, who killed more people than Hitler or Stalin.

#45 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-06-14 12:01 AM | Reply

Rodman would take a room, but he probably wouldn't pay for it.

#46 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-14 06:36 AM | Reply

Just don't steal any posters while you are staying at one of those hotels.

#47 | Posted by eightfifteenpm at 2018-06-14 10:12 AM | Reply

Better to have Kim at least recognizing that there are options other than Nukes than that Nukes are the only way he survives. And, if Kim does move toward allowing commercialization of N.K., it will be much harder to reverse than what previous administrations have done which has been to send cash in exchange for promises. Once they had the cash, they reneged on the promises.

#48 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-06-14 10:53 AM | Reply

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