Anyone could miss Canada, all tucked away down there…
Wisdom and Aphorisms from President Trump: Great Leader, Great Teacher, Great Supreme Commander, Great Helmsman of our Nation
I dunno, maybe someone will tell him Canada has oil.
Overall I feel that our Prime Minister acquitted himself well. He was respectful, and at the same time stated that we have fundamentally different views in some areas. He also acknowledged that you don’t go to someone else’s house and criticize how they do things. The unspoken message is that once back home, that could change if the behaviour is egregious. But as Trudeau also stated, we have a long-standing and unique partnership that is too valuable to just throw away.
In terms of the handshake thing, it pretty much went as I predicted. Trudeau boxes, so I wasn’t surprised to seem him maintain balance, poise, and not give an inch. Politically, he did not want to seem “weak” and succeeded through an effortless (looking) tug of war. At the same time, he was smiling and cheerful and the gift he brought Trump was a photo of Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Justin’s father) with Trump in 1981, acknowledging tacitly that Trump was a “big man” back then, big enough for the Prime Minister to meet at the time.
And whoever came up with the idea to do a Women’s Entrepreneurship conference as a major event of the trip deserves an award. Trump gets to improve his image with women (slightly), Trudeau gets to make the point that he’s an avowed feminist, and Ivanka is included which makes Trump happy. And in this case, it’s appropriate to include her because whatever else you may think about her, you cannot deny that Ivanka is a female entrepreneur.
Word is that Flynn just resigned.
Yep, AP and CNN both confirming. Flynn is out. Thank goodness for small favors.
Next up, the shitshow of whoever Trump puts forward next.
Word is that it could be petraeus, who honestly would be an excellent choice. The guy is a good man, and brilliant.
But after the hoopla about Clinton emails, it would be hard to defend perhaps.
It’s worth watching what Flynn does next. If his “consulting” firm gets a new high-profile contract or he takes a lucrative job. Someone has a lot of leverage right now, lets see if Flynn cares about the optics of this.
Not sure how well Petraeus will do, after all he had issues with letting people see classified intel as well.
Perhaps. Ya think?
Which is why they don’t defend anything. He’ll just tweet something stupid about how the Academy Awards show is probably going to discriminate against Mel Gibson, or something, and all the media cats will run after that toy for the next two weeks. Already they couldn’t care less about how terrible he is with security and email servers himself. When he threatened to put her in jail for…whatever.
How many days in and his administration is already lost its National Security Advisor due to a scandal. Great job.
Any rational conservative (or Republican…they are different things) who voted for him should not only be embarrased, but be ashamed.
And no one will investigate shit if that happens. Fucking partisan bullshit. I saw an investigation is being called for regarding the White House leaks but of course no one’s concerned about Trump’s Russian ties & all that other apparently “trivial” crap.
And then lying to federal investigators about it. I’m sure they’ll pick him, he’ll be confirmed by spineless Republican Senators, and the GOP will just pretend they didn’t rail for months about emails & private servers.
Well, it’s a start.
We all remember Trump tweeting this day Obama imposed Sanctions right?
He knew what Flynn was doing.
I have a feeling Flynn is gonna end up dead.
Hopefully junior is his food tester.
Upset about damaging leaks of his calls with world leaders and other national security information, Trump has ordered an internal investigation to find the leakers. Staffers, meanwhile, are so fearful of being accused of talking to the media that some have resorted to a secret chat app — Confide — that erases messages as soon as they’re read.
The chaos and competing factions that were a Trump trademark in business and campaigning now are starting to define his presidency, according to interviews with a dozen White House officials as well as other Republicans. Most spoke on the condition of anonymity to candidly discuss internal White House dynamics and deliberations.
Some senior officials are worried about their own standing with the president, who through his casual conversations with friends and associates sometimes seems to hint that a shake-up could come at a moment’s notice. Aides said they strive to avoid appearing “weak” or “low energy” — two of Trump’s least favorite attributes.
Staffers buzz privately about who is up and who is down, with many eagerly gossiping about which poor colleague gets an unflattering portrayal on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” For the past two weeks, it has been White House press secretary Sean Spicer. But aides said Trump was especially upset by a sketch that cast White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon as the Grim Reaper manipulating the president — who was ultimately relegated to a miniature desk, playing dolefully with an expandable toy.
Flynn resigned Monday night in the wake of revelations about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.
In the waning days of the Obama administration, James R. Clapper Jr., who was the director of national intelligence, and John Brennan, the CIA director at the time, shared Yates’s concerns and concurred with her recommendation to inform the Trump White House. They feared that “Flynn had put himself in a compromising position” and thought that Pence had a right to know that he had been misled, according to one of the officials, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
A senior Trump administration official said before Flynn’s resignation that the White House was aware of the matter, adding that “we’ve been working on this for weeks.”
There is so much fucking horrible shit in this administration that I don’t remember which specific things Flynn is responsible for.
I know there’s the call with Russia before inauguration which he lied about, and I know his son is directly responsible for “Pizzagate”. What is everything else I’m forgetting?