President Trump Conducts BiLateral Meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq…

Earlier today President Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.  The primary topic was the ongoing efforts to eliminate radical elements and ISIS from Iraqi territory.

Secondarily, Secretary Wilburine (Commerce) was on hand as anticipatory negotiations for bilateral trade and commerce will flow as an outcome of a stale political relationship.


[Transcript] 3:28 P.M. EDT – PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Prime Minister, it’s an honor to have you here before our Cabinet, which I hope in years to come will be thought of one the great Cabinets in the history of the United States.

We just spent a few minutes speaking in the Oval Office and learning and giving each other ideas.  One of the things I did ask is why did President Obama sign that agreement with Iran, because nobody has been able to figure that one out.  But maybe someday we’ll be able to figure it out.

I want to thank you very much for being here, great respect for you.  I know you’re working very hard, and General Mattis and General McMaster and Rex Tillerson have all been telling me that you’re doing a job — it’s not an easy job, it’s a very tough job.  Your soldiers are fighting hard.  I know Mosul is moving along, but Mosul was ours until we left.  So perhaps we shouldn’t have gone in, and certainly we shouldn’t have left.  We should never ever have left, and the vacuum was created, and we discussed what happened.

But we’ll spend a lot of time with you, with your group.  And thank you all very much for being here.  We appreciate it.  And we will figure something out.  Our main thrust is we have to get rid of ISIS.  We’re going to get rid of ISIS.  It will happen.  It’s happening right now.  General Mattis and his team have done an incredible job.  A lot of things are different than they were even five or six weeks ago.  We’ve been here a short while and people have said they’d never seen such a difference.

So we are with you.  And again, thank you very much for being with us.

PRIME MINISTER AL-ABADI:  Excuse me a second.

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Yes, please.


PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister.  We very much appreciate your words, and we will start discussing certain things right now.

Thank you very much, everybody. [Media Excused]

END 3:33 P.M. EDT

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46 Responses to President Trump Conducts BiLateral Meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq…

  1. milktrader says:

    I need to hire an assistant to help me keep track of Trump’s schedule.

    Liked by 19 people

  2. DAMN!! President Trump looks like he means business sitting at that table. THAT is what a President of the United States of America is SUPPOSED to look and act like!

    God Bless President Trump

    Liked by 22 people

  3. PaulyWalnuts says:

    Would be nice to see Ryan debate an Authorization To Use Military Force on the floor of the House PER HIS JOB DESCRIPTION.

    Article 1 Sec 8 gives war making responsibility to Congress.

    Nobody argues that we should destroy ISIS. Fundamentally, Obama was a tin-pot dictator waging unilateral war around the globe on his own, funded by Ryan.

    I’d like to see President Trump given the authority rather than set up for failure by Ryan, which is exactly what this will lead to. Mark my words.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ginaswo says:

    Best part of youtubes closed caption trying to follow the PM of Iraq, it captioned : ‘gonna be sure to send a professional man’


    Liked by 3 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      It was gibberish, though. Not a translation.
      For example:
      “…if I could walk past 60 million bananas in a light blue jean”

      Youtube closed captions are the worst.


  5. MrE says:


    Liked by 8 people

  6. Frank says:

    Two immediate thoughts about this meeting: first, I sincerely hope the President and Iraqi PM can both walk away from this happy. It would be the first really positive interaction between Iraq and the US in 16+ years. Second, meeting with the Iraqis is sure to infuriate the already squealing-mad Iranians. And frankly, whatever angers the Ayatollah must be a good thing.

    Bonus thought: I bet Trump keeps feeding stories to the media to keep them distracted from productive stuff like this. Was he wiretapped? Sure he was, but antagonizing the media over it accomplishes nothing – nothing, that is, but a distraction. Well played, Mr. President.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. quintrillion says:

    The PM with a billion $ US embassy a bump on his forehead and I didn’t catch what he said, but at least he’s dressed ‘normal’.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. SpanglishKC says:

    Our guys understand arabic?!?! Damn… Trump is amazing

    Take that Kenyan

    Liked by 2 people

  9. keeler says:

    The Iraq-Syria situation is going to become interesting.

    ISIS appears to be on its last legs as a “state” entity with Kurdish fighters conducting the first ground operations into Raqqa, the Mosul operation reaching the Grand Mosque where al-Baghdadi proclaimed his caliphate, and the Syrian Army establishing full control over Palmyra.

    Political alignments also appear to be shifting. It went hardly reported in the media, but last week Assad gave Iraq permission to conduct operations within Syrian borders. I infer from this that the US (Iraq) and Russia (Assad) have reached some understanding regarding ISIS operations, which can only mean further bad news for all the Syrian “rebels” who failed to depose Assad when they had illicit backing from the US.

    We’re quickly heading to a post-ISIS Syria, but one divided between Nato/Turkey, Western-backed Kurds, Iran/Hezbollah, Assad/Russia, and al Nursa/al Qaeda. There’s high potential for further conflict but also high potential for a deal-making.

    Thank God we have a deal-maker representing the US and not Mrs. We-Came-We-Saw-He-Died

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Sunshine says:

    Very good. I hope Obama was listening in. He’ll need a stiff drink before bedtime.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sunshine says:

      Forgot to mention there are good economic opportunities for U.S.A. in the rebuilding of Iraq.
      U.S. military will help get the country back on its feet and Iraq will commit to using American building materials and know-how.
      A win-win both ways.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MVW says:

      Mattis ordered Obama’s rubber bullets be replaced with real bullets. All bullets dipped in pig fat.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. lbmomblog says:

    don’t we have someone here that speaks Arabic? Translate please. 🙂


  12. Mike diamond says:

    President trump is doing a great job, all Obama did was play golf eat and give Iran every thing! And smile for the camera!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Summer says:

      It eating, smiling, golfing and pleasuring Iranian mullahs was all Obama inflicted upon our country, we would’ve been in a much, much better shape and Donald Trump would have enjoyed his business and family in peace.

      Liked by 2 people

      • fred2w says:

        That’s the truth.

        Worse Obama is egging on those communists and Muslim Brotherhood types inside and outside the government to keep attacking America.


  13. progpoker says:

    “Wilburine” LOL!! Good one, Sundance!!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Midnight Rambler says:

    What hearing?….there was a hearing today? #45 keeps rolling and as one person mentioned above, that’s a bad a.. team right there folks.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fred2w says:

      A Treeper named Kelly noted on the Tennessee rally thread that President Trump was clearly happy instead of depressed over the sham hearing. This is not the reaction the Swamp Media was expecting.


  15. lbmomblog says:

    so, I enlarge my view, (200%) and watched faces and movements closely (OK, I admit, watched 3 times).
    1st thoughts. As always Pres. Trump as I expected, Humble, in CEO mode, and every bit the Man we know and love.
    besides President Trump…

    Rex Tillerson, his hands, his eyes, where he looked, where he didn’t look, facial expressions, – genuine, and so true to his years of experience. Not one flaw.

    Reince Priebus, there is about a minute (or 2) where he was twirling his pen, around and around, as President Trump spoke, something there, not sure what but his mind was stuck on something during this minute or two…but, after he listened to Prime Minister al-Abadi, Reince seemed to be a bit more at ease, or perhaps have a footing on the situation.

    The guy to Reince’s left, not sure sound was getting to him properly, he seemed to convey an issue with his earpiece….

    Gen Mattis, just fine, this wasn’t his first rodeo, and he knew his position and was perfectly suited for it.

    Just my takes. I only wish we had the interpretation on the Arabic side. 🙂


  16. Rudy Bowen says:

    Thing is, you don’t negotiate or cooperate with moslems…you beat them. You kill them, you drive them away. Nothing else is any good.
    This feels like border line nation building again. I’m disappointed, but I guess a little rain must fall on even a great parade from time to time.
    The Saudis are our enemies, in the short or long run, they are our enemies. Not a reasonable entity we can work with and negotiate with. This is doomed to failure, I don’t care who is in the cabinet.
    Until we face the fact that the Saudis and all the other moslem groups and nationalities are cobras to our mongoose, we are in danger of being fatally bitten, and the cobras are in our house.
    This is one of the few things I disagree strongly with DJT about…there is only one way to ‘solve’ the problems in the Middle East and it’s not by ‘helping’ them. It is not ‘radical’ moslems who are the threat, all moslems are. Until DJT, Mattis and the rest realize and accept that we remain in the most dire danger and time is running out.


    • Charlie says:

      Change the name moslem to liberal, Saudi to Democrat and Middle East to America and you have the American crisis.


      • Rudy Bowen says:

        No, the threat of Islam is an entirely different animal.
        We’re in danger of losing EVERYTHING.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Charlie says:

          Agree!!! Who will get America first?
          The enemy within or Moslems?


        • Cetera says:

          So you are saying it is exactly the same then!


        • Maquis says:

          Entirely Correct.

          Not one enemy we’ve ever faced was waging Demographic Warfare within our own borders.

          If one is a Muslim, one is already “radicallized.”

          Read up folks, this isn’t Country Club Christianity here, this IS the Dark Ages.

          We aren’t coming back from another Dark Age, not in a nuclear wasteland of literal darkness, dominated by dwindling warring Islamic Sects, with all true Civilization snuffed out.


  17. My reaction to SD’s last picture of POTUS and PM from Iraq: Oh, dear.


  18. Rainy says:

    What’s up with Priebus in the vid, looks like he got a hold of a bad batch of clams.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. 4blwu says:

    uh oh (hehe)
    “Gee does anyone know why Obama signed that deal with Iran – we’re asking everyone.”

    If there’s a record of Trump talking to his grandkids, then there’s a record of Obama dealing wheeling with the Iranians.


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