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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

President Donald Trump drew laughs from some of his aides as he joked about what a "rough business" terrorism is while discussing an ambush in Niger that left four U.S. soldiers dead last year, according to a covert recording released Monday. Trump made the comments during a closed-door meeting at the White House in the wake of the Oct. 4, 2017, attack on the U.S. special forces, who were advising local troops fighting Islamic extremists in the African nation. Former White House communications aide Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded the conversation and provided a tape of it to MSNBC on Monday afternoon.



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He's like school in summertime...no class.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-09-11 01:36 PM | Reply

He's like school in summertime...no class.

#1 | POSTED BY 726

Trump is dumb enough that he'd need summer school.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-09-11 03:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The president can be heard on the tape telling his aides the U.S. and -------- troops "got attacked by 50 real fighters," who he claimed were in Africa because the American military had chased them out of the Middle East.

"So it's a rough business. I wouldn't, I don't think I'd want to be a terrorist right now," Trump said, prompting guffaws from the staffers in the room. "It's not a good life. ... The reason they're there is because we forced them out, and it's not nearly as many, it's not nearly as intense, but it's pretty intense, you see that happening. So that's that."
"You know, it's a rough business," he can be heard saying on the recording. "They're rough too, they want to kill us. We've let the military do what they have to do. And whether you call it rules of engagement or any way you want to say it, but we've let them do."

I'm especially offended because? The way I read this president is that this wasn't intended to denigrate the military service, and if anything while he's obviously cavalier about loss of human life, he seems actually proud of provoking this kind of direct reaction by aggressors that he may claim "let slip the dogs of war". He's also saying that this enemy isn't the same as claiming sheep herders are infantry like Iraq. I'm guessing the Janjaweed types can be traced back to CIA, Bush or Chevron probably to prop up the appearance of immediate Russian activity and sell them weapons to defend themselves, thereby creating a revolutionary army, etc.

#3 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-11 04:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He's laughing at men he thinks were too stupid to let their bone spurs keep them out of action like that.

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-09-12 06:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He was a d-bag to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, but then she had the grace to actually forgive Trump saying "we're all human."

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-12 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump prefers soldiers that don't get slaughtered on his watch.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-12 01:56 PM | Reply

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