Joint Presser With President Trump and King Abdullah of Jordan…

President Donald Trump and King Abdullah II of Jordan hold a joint news conference in the rose garden of the White House.

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    • aqua says:

      I just love seeing these young girls at school, and hope they see some incredible role models in their visitors today — remarkable women with a passion for seeing women do well.

      How fabulous.

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      • And one of the instructors looked as if he was a real African. Good for the girls to see the difference between an African and an African-American. The girls will soon recognize that they are American.
        Also, I loved another guide explaining her students, “Some are very high-achieving, like this girl right in front of you, others, um, aspire to being that high-achieving!” Way to raise expectations!

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Thank you Pam,
      I saw two ladies who are more than just pretty faces.

      I love how they went to a charter school. Now that was awesome.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Thanks, Pam.

      Just another thing they won’t talk about on Fox News. And no, I don’t expect MSNBC or god forbid, CNN to go there, but you’d think Fox could once in a while.

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  1. sunnydaze says:

    I see I asked the following questions on the wrong thread! So here goes:

    Does anyone know why our American Press asked good, informative questions to day? What or who has changed cuz this is unheard of.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      They want war in Syria which ultimately would lead to war with Russia which ultimately would lead to our destruction and the Obama mess disappearing with all man kind!

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      • sunnydaze says:

        So that’s why they weren’t combative and ridiculous as they usually are? hmmm…. I’ll think on that. Thanks ,Flepore.

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      • chojun says:

        Exactly. The Syrian chemical attack does not make any sense at all and reeks of a false flag attack. I have no doubt that formerly US-supported “moderate” rebels unleashed this attack in an effort to hijack the Middle-east peace process.

        I know Trump isn’t stupid and will get to the bottom of it but I fear that some very powerful deep-state types like John McCain and Evan McMullin are doing what they can to disrupt the peace process in the Middle East.

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        • GForce says:

          Chojun you are correct Trump isn’t stupid, and neither is Assad. Why would a leader who was on the brink of being disposed, with the help of Obama pretending to fight ISIS in Syria, risk stirring the bees nest at this moment. He wouldn’t! Who benefits from an attack like this? Not Assad.

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    • sundance says:

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      • The Boss says:

        Totally understand the context for the tweet.
        Do Trump’s comments about his “flexibility” add, detract or dilute the context?

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        • The Boss says:

          I think the answer to my question is in the next article. (Trump vs. Deep State, Big Club and the Media.

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        • Dilute, bigly, Boss! In the earlier thread, I summarized the President’s take on Syria thusly, “Assad bad! ISIS bad! ISIS bad! ISIS bad! ISIS bad! ISIS bad!” See how that worked? Once again, our dear Prez may be way ahead of the bad guys.

          They will hear what they want to hear, I heard what I wanted to hear. See what he did there? And stressing “THE BABIES!!!” Brilliant!

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      • MVW says:

        Saudi Arabia wants a pipeline through Syria and Sarin gas Hillary obtained from Lybia has been supplied to and used by Al Qaida / ISIS.

        So, the intel supplied to Trump has been contaminated by the CIA, that has been a rogue actor supporting the Saudi pipeline project.

        Is there any way to clear this up? Can anyone fix this contaminated intel. Please, Please. These cursed Neocons.

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      • chojun says:

        Part of me feels that Trump is running interference with his statements while the Russia witch hunt plays out. It would be impossible for him to begin large scale cooperation with Putin in the middle east while he’s being accused of interfering with the 2016 election.

        I think Russia is doing the same thing by suggesting that relations are supposedly worse than during the cold war. There’s absolutely no evidence of that. If anything, both peoples are willing and eager to bury the hatchet and officially begin a new chapter. So Russia I believe is trying to get some distance from Trump to give him some space.

        It’s interesting to see US NeoCons accusing Russia of regional influence when this regional influence interferes with the NeoCons’ desire for global influence.

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      • Guy Bee says:

        Is it possible that Assad did not do this and that enemies of Assad and Russia did it to draw the US into confronting Syria (ie Russia)? Finding out who should be the highest priority before beating the drums of war.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Not just possible, but PROBABLE.

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        • Reality Wins says:

          If all of our MSM is reporting that Assad did it, obviously he did not. They lie about everything.

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        • Marc says:

          It’s definitely so. FSA, Al Nusra, and Al Qaeda have been supplied with chemical weapons to use against anyone they choose except coalition forces. So, Syrian civilians, the Syrian Arab Army, and Kurdish Peshmerga are their main targets. Russia and Assad are being scapegoated to fan the flames of war. In reality, the war is nearly over and the globalists’ goal of splitting up Syria and getting that oil pipeline is fading fast.

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        • You must have made a type there somewhere, Guy Bee. Russia trying to draw US into confronting Russia????

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      • mikebrezzze says:

        I smell reverse mojo by Trump!

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      • John Galt says:

        April 2 — somebody in IC served up Susan Rice on a platter?

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      • Lawrence says:

        Keyword here is “possible” in Trump’s remarks above. It’s a chess move to make the deep state get on his side for a change. Softening them to get closer. Perhaps setting up another shiv to the ribs move on the rogues in the IC.

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      • OK so I guess we send American boys and girls to fight for the children of Syrians? Is that the plan? We send our kids to save their kids? I don’t want to be cruel but here goes…every single one of those kids that died there yesterday would have grown up to HATE Americans, to hate Jews, to hate Christians…to HATE, HATE, HATE!!!

        To hell with them all! I don’t care what they used to kill those people, those same people want us all dead!!!

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        • Marc says:

          That’s not true at all and shows how ignorant you are. Every Muslim in the world doesn’t want you dead. Most don’t. Hell, most Iranians don’t hate American citizens but they do hate our government.

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      • GREENMIRROR says:

        Where have isis attacked children before?… Oh yeah the Belsan School Siege in Russia.

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    • graphiclucidity says:

      The president gave an interview to the NY Times earlier today about Rice, surveillance, etc.

      I believe Spicer made a deal with the press that in return for the Times interview that they not ask questions in the Rose Garden about anything but the Middle East and Syria, then picked two reporters who they knew would stick to the bargain.

      That’s my guess.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Interesting that Tulsi Gabbards framed her comments in such a way that does not assigned definite responsibility of the attack. I think that is wise
      http://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2017/04/05/shame-on-you-dem-rep-tulsi-gabbards-condemnation-of-syrian-attacks-rings-hollow/

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    • TrumpFanGirl says:

      Except Julie Pace asking about PDJT responsibility for this. What?

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    • HolyLoly says:

      I differ in my impression of the questions asked. Especially from the first woman — Julie — whose press affiliation was not mentioned. She was snide and accusatory in her questioning of Trump for blaming Obama for the Syrian chemical attack. Her posture was rude and disrespectful, IMO.

      In most of the liberal press, there is a condescending aggressiveness in their questioning that implies Trump is a fool and demanding to know what he is going to do about it. As if they are the greater experts who know better what Trump should be doing. They are nauseating in their pursuit of Trump to insult and delegitimize him and I saw nothing different in this presser.

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  2. Kaco says:

    I said this on the open thread:

    I’m going to split hairs on the joint press conference. Pres. Trump did condemn the Assad regime and said they were behind the attack. He also said he is flexible on his opinions and his opinion has changed on Assad.

    But he didn’t say what that opinion was, he also said he wasn’t going to say what he was going to do about it. The only thing he said of any action, and that Abdulluh agreed with, was defeating ISIS.

    So maybe I’ll hold out some hope and wait and see. But I don’t know how he is going to walk back the comments on Assad if it is proven he is innocent, {especially those stated by Nikki Haley}.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Maybe he’s just trying to throw everyone off-track.

      Who the heck knows what’s going on. I’m not going to do any second-guessing or theorizing until I see something definitive.

      Talk is easy.

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    • Trumped says:

      There is Zero reason to side with Assad.
      With russia in Syria maybe but not with Assad. He and his army are truly evil people no matter if they did it or not. The lesser evil,..OK…
      His comments in no way meant he will now attack Assad.

      If Assad is proven “innocent” he can simply aknowledge it flexible as he is.

      No upside in siding with friggin Assad even if he says the Sky is blue.

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    • Good point, Kaco. POTUS didn’t give himself away at all. And I want to say one more thing about what news the press has missed from this press conference, h/t to Marc, who noted “globalists [had a] goal of splitting up Syria.” Did you notice the King mentioned an intact Syria being part of their discussion? He just slipped that in and went on as if he hadn’t dropped a bomb on the proceedings..

      Frankly, I think the King blabbed all of POTUS’ hot news. Probably on purpose and after discussing beforehand. Gives all this a chance to become “common knowledge!” Only the clueless will find the multiple announcements being rolled out in coming days and weeks a surprise.

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  3. M33 says:

    Seems to me Trump is fixed on eliminating the ISIS disease solely and not interested in cowboy interventionism.

    I think we won’t have to be concerned about any toppling of Assad or Syria at all.

    Not with Tulsi Gabbard breathing down his and the rest of Congress’s necks.

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    • M33 says:

      In other words, destroy ISIS first.
      Anything else in the middle east is secondary right now (except maybe fixing then Iran deal)

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    • M33 says:

      Also, listen to what the King repeatedly states: that Trump is committed to a political solution in Syria.
      If there was to be an occupation for Syria to help restabilize their government, I would bet it would come in the form of neighboring Arab nations being the temporary occupiers, backed by the United States in terms of assitance, rather than the US being the occupying force (which never goes well in the middle east).
      Plus, the King makes it clear over and over that no peace, be it with Israel & Palestinians, Syria, or Iran can truly come without first rubbing out ISIS.

      You can’t make the patient healthy if you don’t cure the disease/infection first.

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  4. Walt says:

    Why is an idiot reporter allowed to ask a foreign leader if he thinks our President is up to the task? like no one in America thinks he knows what he is doing. I totally hate these reporters how do they get to talk in the first place. He doesn’t even use President Trump title or name. Unbelievable should be fired.

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    • Walt says:

      go to 16:15 in the video.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I noticed that insult of using the Mr. title not “President”. My thought was if any in the presidential press corp have problems using the title “President” then they should not be allowed in the presidential press corp.

      It’s an insult to P45 and to all of us too.

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      • Walt says:

        100% agree

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      • Kaco says:

        He called King Abdullah “his majesty” but our president, Mr. Trump. What an @$$!

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        I hope this is the last time we have to hear this insufferable nonsense! POTUS is “Mr.” or “Mrs.” or “Miss” or “Ms.” POTUS is not royalty. They are, always have been and always will be, God willing, regular natural born USA citizens, just like all the rest of us. We are all free people, possessed of all of our inalienable rights and privileges as citizens of the greatest nation on the planet–we are all as or more “royal” as any king of any other country.

        Think about how stupid, insecure, and self-important it sounds when officials have demanded to be called by their “titles.” Mr. Trump is our wonderful, populist, man of the people President. Address him and respect him accordingly. He doesn’t need no sycophantic title nor steenkeeng badges.

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        • Kaco says:

          Of course POTUS isn’t royalty, but he was called Mr. Trump as opposed to his title, President Trump, in this formal situation but gave Abdullah the courtesy.

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          • Walt says:

            Kaco
            you 100% correct this is an official visit with a foreign leader and our President should be acknowledge as President Trump not Mr. Trump.

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        • TrumpFanGirl says:

          Doctors get worked up over being called Mr (or Ms/Mrs) A Senator publicly raked a highly ranked military official over not using her appropriate title. It is a matter of manners, respect (or disrespect)

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        • TrumpFanGirl says:

          And has an underlying, “Not my President” meaning

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        • MaineCoon says:

          The title of the holder of the Office of the Presidency is “President” – not “Mr”.

          It has nothing to do with whether or not Donald Trump needs to hear that title or not. It has to do with the designation of the title, the use of it when referring to the office holder. It’s about respect of the office and the office holder.

          Conversely, these left wing nuts who refuse to use it need to be removed from the Presidential Press Corp. Their actions are to denigrate our President.

          Why should he/we have to listen to that crap?

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    • sunnydaze says:

      It was a fair question, Walt.

      After all, nobody else has been able to do it for quite some time now.

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      • rvsueandcrew says:

        True, sunnydaze, but that doesn’t justify the question. It was inappropriate in the time and setting.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Well, it gave us a chance to see how great Abdullah is. As long as the Press sticks with relevant questions, I have no problem with them.

          It’s just that the norm has become “going off the rails” and asking completely stupid irrelevant, made-up BS.

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  5. fleporeblog says:

    Bull Durham wrote the following on the Presidential thread earlier today:

    That’s what False Flags are all about.

    Down an airliner. Enact sanctions.
    Use gas. Wage a war.

    There always has to be a triggering event. The bigger the war you want, the bigger the event.

    The goal is to hurt Iran. Now he will order an attack on Iranian militias and Hezbollah in Syria.

    Don’t forget this. The US is in Syria illegally. The UN has not allowed the US in, nor has the government of Syria allowed the US in.

    And we protect al Nusra and other AQ terrorists.

    Idlib is the last stop for these al Nusra proxies of the US-Israel-Jordan.
    In a few weeks Russia will exterminate them. They’ve killed more than 2000 in recent days.
    Expect Kalibr missiles and the big bombers (TU22M3s)to begin their work shortly.
    Putin intends to destroy the terrorists. The US is getting desperate.
    Jordan doesn’t want any more of these killers. Turkey doesn’t want them.
    And the US can’t get them out to Libya or into Iraq. They were built to work the big cities of Syria. Massive concrete bunker systems and rat lines to Jordan and Israel.
    That’s all ending soon.

    Panic in Langley.

    Thus, false flag in Syria.

    I actually hope what BD has reported above is correct. The fact that the Russians are about to destroy al Nusra to smithereens is a great thing for us. Hopefully AQ is not far behind. Could our President be using this gas attack to go after the Iranian militias and Hezbollah while at the same time destroying ISIS. The President in his answer acknowledged that there are other terrorist organizations forming outside of ISIS.

    If BD is right, this would be the ultimate Castellanos.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/08/24/the-enemy-behind-the-wire-about-that-how-brutus-killed-caesar-consultant/

    Russia destroying our friendly terrorist (Obozo, Kerry and McCain’s friends) and we in exchange destroy the Russian friendly terrorist. This would be the ultimate one two punch by the world’s superpowers. Plus this would allow us to begin conversations with the Russians which would be a necessary evil. TREX is visiting Moscow on April 12th!

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  6. Pam says:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      I’ll watch Brett Baier for the first time since that stupid 1st Primary debate to see this.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Things have sort of come full circle for Baier since that 1st debate. Maybe he had a teensy weensy moment of thinking he might have misjudged President Donald J. Trump. Ya’ think?

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  7. rsmith1776 says:

    I have a humble question for Sundance:

    rather than blaming [others, Sundance never did that!] Israel or whatever for President Trump’s apparent change of heart regarding Assad…. wouldn’t make more sense that the Sunni leaders visiting the White House these very days attempt to push Mr. Trump to get rid of Assad, Iran’s ally, based on the Sunni / Shia frictions in the Middle East, which in Realpolitik terms surpass ANY concern of any Middle Eastern actor about the “palestinian” annoyance?

    Please discuss.

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    • Andrew E. says:

      Interesting, so you think it could be the budding Suni alliance (which does include Israel, btw) which is pushing against Assad (and thus Shia Iran) rather than just the neocons in the US. Hmm.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        Israel’s interest is in surviving, no matter which branch of The Rapists Of Aisha religion is dominant in the region.

        For anybody who learned their Islamic history from serious scholars (try Bernard Lewis, for instance), not from the anti-Semitic propaganda media, the Sunni – Shia enmity goes back MANY centuries before the terms “neocon” was even invented, and it is much bitterer than anything else in the history of the region.

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    • jakegr says:

      el-Sisi has been supportive of Assad and close to Putin for a long time.

      As far as the King Abdullah, yeah you may be on to something. King Abdullah was the first to say Assad should step down, back in 2011. Trump’s “changing opinions” on Assad could have something to do with Abdullah having his ear today, and not having solid intelligence yet.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        Thank you for an informative answer.

        I actually like el-Sisi myself, to the extent I can deal with that religion. He seems to have A SOUL, which is rare among the leaders in that region, and when he met with Mr. Trump there was an unmistakable undercurrent of real affection and admiration in his eyes.

        I hope I am better at reading these things than “W”. (-:

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    • Gary says:

      A budding Sunni alliance, IMHO only bolsters my belief that Iran already has a warhead, a Shite warhead, and the Sunni’s know it.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        “…Iran already has a warhead, a Shite warhead”

        It seems likely. Let’s hope it is just as Shite as the North Korean Shite warheads (and Shite heads, in the bargain).

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      • Phil aka Felipe says:

        “Iran already has a warhead, a Shite warhead, and the Sunni’s know it.”

        Yes. And, the Saudis KNOW Israel has multiple warheads. Hence, the friendly overtures of the Sunni Arabs toward Israel as a check on Iran.

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    • MVW says:

      Israel has become a Saudi surrogate and makes for a dogs dinner. Saudi wants that pipeline, it means everything to them as the price of oil has dropped so much. Israel seems to have gotten behind the adventurous attempt to overthrow Assad so as to get that pipeline.

      We are being drug into this cat fight. And the Saudi pipeline is against our interest as Saudi it the #1 terror supporting country, second only to the rogue Black Hat CIA (no longer an American agency, it has gone rogue, become a Globalist organization).

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    • JT says:

      that could be the case. it could be Israel, Russia, Turkey or some other Arab splinter group responsible for the attacks. we have to get more information. Trump should not act rashly, before he ends up with Iraq 2.0 on his hands.

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      The sunni and shia moslems do not like Bashar Al Assad because he is an Alawaite Moslem. According to Mani Erfan, who is an Iranian christian living in the United States, the Alawaite sect is not thought of as ‘true moslems’.

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    • Trumped says:

      You cant get rid of Assad.
      Assad is forever in Putins debt. Putin needs Assad for ME access. Syria will be divided.
      The US meanwhile gets access in Syria via the growing Kurd territory.

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  8. Dixie says:

    Not to turn the conversation to less significant topics, but wow, Melania Trump and Queen Rania are both georgous!

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      These ARE significant topics. It’s as if Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly got together, a double marvel to please the most discriminating eyes, soul, and whatever comes with them.

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      • flova says:

        This is actually very important for optics and as a rejection of Marxism. The Bolsheviks wanted to de-feminize women and look at the photos from early Soviet Union and into the late 20th century. The women are uniformly dressed and their beauty is always played way down.

        We the people rejected cultural Marxism in our votes for Pres Trump and also Melania’s official photo with diamond and D&B jacket is a way to celebrate capitalism not communism. So cool.

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    • flawesttexas says:

      Those Hashemite Kings attract the most besutiful women. Abdullah’s father always married beautiful and western ( his widow, Queen Noor, was American)

      Queen Rania I think is in her 50s now. Still looks gorgeous. And their kids got the good genes too.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. youme says:

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  11. Gabriel says:

    So who is giving, ( or in this case, not giving ), PDJT his intel ? Sounds like someone is just feeding him pictures of dead children and whispering in his ear “Assad bad, Assad bad, Assad bad …”

    Nikki Haley seems to be doing a great job of channeling her inner ‘Samantha Power’ today at the UN as well, when she looked at Russia and said “How many more children have to die ?” I thought for sure I was looking at former Ambassador S. Power, not joking.

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    • Trumped says:

      There is no proof that it were the Rebels themselves.
      There is no upside to side with Assad. Assad is just the lesser evil. If you research Assad and his Family its clear they are in the same mold as other dictators in the region.

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  12. Summer says:

    President Trump declares he is flexible and that being flexible is a very good thing. I heard it as a message to his opponents in the GOPe. If he can be flexible, so can they.

    Being flexible also means he can change his attitude if presented with new info.

    I think he left himself a lot of room to maneuver.

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    • MVW says:

      I pray for your optimistic hope to manifest. I fear that loss of Flynn has cost us in contaminated intel. Pence. Pence has done this.

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      • Summer says:

        Well, I happen to believe that loss of Flynn was a good thing. And I do not believe that Pence is a traitor. There is absolutely no evidence he is. So far, he proved to be a reliable ally, a decent human being and a good Christian. My President trusts VP Pence, and I trust my President.
        And Pence never lobbied for a foreign Islamist government and never had to register as a foreign agent, unlike Gen Flynn.

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  13. Gabriel says:

    Or, Turkey could engage and then any attack on Turkey by either Russia or Syria, then becomes an attack on NATO and then NATO is suddenly involved in a war with Russia.

    Turkey has artillery batteries right on the border, if they attack, the only way to stop them will be to fire back into Turkey. That could easily be seen as an attack on NATO by those that want war with Russia.

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    • Gabriel says:

      With the buildup of NATO troops on Russia’s border, all it takes is one idiot to think, “Ok, Russia fired on Turkey ( NATO ), what’s wrong with us ( NATO ) launching a missile at a Russian tank. tit-for-tat ???”. That’s how these people think.

      That why this more than a 3D chess game, there are those out there that are waiting for any tiny provocation as a reason to take a shot at Russia.

      This is a very dangerous situation right now.

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  14. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    The statement the President released yesterday was bad, and his comments today just make it worse. For 74 days I was feeling pretty good with Trump in the White House. But now my anxiety level is back to where it was when Obama was in the White House. I can’t take this s–t anymore.

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Calm down. We are INCREDIBLY lucky we have President Trump. We’re not always going to be pleased with everything he says or does.

      But… the OBAMA LEVEL??

      Never! I’ll prescribe you a good medicine – listen for ONE minute to Obama and/or Hillary speaking. You’ll retract your words. Be healed and sin no more ( :

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  15. miketrivi says:

    Islamic Civilization and Western Civilization have been at war for 1,400 years. Today’s phony platitudes by the muslim “king” of Jordan mean very little. the muslim “king” would like nothing more than to see the West fall to Islam…just like every other muslim on the planet.

    At the bottom of the rabbit hole is a snake wrapped around a trojan horse with a koran inside.

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  16. Chuck says:

    A question for the Treepers – What if Trump and Putin don’t want to go to war ? Trump IS the Commander in Chief after all and it doesn’t appear that either one of them wants a war.

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  17. Guffman says:

    Has anyone considered that President Trump is also receiving intelligence from the middle eastern countries and their leaders who he has recently been meeting with?… and hopefully the most important aspects directly, and not filtered by the US so-called “intelligence” community, given their transparent hostility to him.
    In addition to this is the fact that this President is known to look at ALL angles of a problem and consult with ALL the experts he can before trying to solve it.
    I trust him to do that.

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  18. Sanders says:

    Nobody seems to remember the last chemical attack in Syria was first blamed on Assad, then proven to be Al Quaida/ISIS.

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    • GForce says:

      Thinking about that too… Here’s a thought: what if Trump is going to get two birds with one stone on this. Make his bold statement about Assad gassing his people etc etc. days later discover hers he got bad intel and it turns out it was another player like ISIS. Exposes the bad data and the bad players. They may be one in the same.

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  19. youme says:

    Where is Israel in this fight?

    A $38 billion memorandum of understanding signed by Obama with Israel just before he left office, covers U.S. fiscal years 2019-2028 and succeeds the current $30 billion MOU signed in 2007, which expires at the end of fiscal 2018.

    According to a White House “fact sheet,” the deal includes:

    -annual payments of $3.3 billion in so-called foreign military financing

    -$500 million a year for Israeli missile defense funding, the first time this has been formally built into the aid pact.

    -A phasing-out of a special arrangement that for decades has allowed Israel to use 26.3 percent of the U.S. aid on its own defense industry instead of on American-made weapons.

    -Elimination of a longstanding provision that has allowed Israel to use about 13 percent of the U.S. aid to buy military fuel.

    -The funding will allow Israel to update “the lion’s share” of its fighter aircraft, including purchasing additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Israel is scheduled to receive 33 F-35 aircraft, the first two of which will be delivered in December.

    And to realize that two-thirds of the US Navy’s F/A 18 strike fighter jets are currently unable to fly, grounded due to repair delays or because they are awaiting spare parts. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/10/politics/us-navy-planes-grounded/

    The first two Lockheed Martin F-35Is for the Israeli air force landed on at Nevatim air force base on 12 December, delivered on schedule despite temporary delays caused by the weather.
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-first-two-f-35s-delivered-to-israel-432373/

    President Trump: Please, NO MORE AMERICAN BLOOD.

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  20. wheatietoo says:

    It was nice of them to provide a little platform for King Abdullah to stand on…so that the height difference wouldn’t be so stark.

    I’m glad this went so well, with Jordan’s King & Queen.
    Jordan is an important ally in the region.

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    • MfM says:

      Obviously they have done this before. I think given all the great designers and workers at the White House, they should come up with something a bit less tacky then a box.

      It looks like it is a temporary platform, it might look much better if a larger section was raised sort of like a step up. Or have the center section lower and both sides raised, but varying amounts given the people’s heights.

      It’s a great shot from the knees up, but the box just points out the height difference.

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  21. F5Tornado says:

    Please take me back to before the election when it was fun to read the comments on this site. Today half the posters sound ready to abandon Trump…WTF?

    Liked by 2 people

    • tinkerthinker2 says:

      Pooffff! Every thing is ok. MAGA!

      Like

    • missmarple2 says:

      Trolls, Never Trumpers, nervous nellies, and self-styled foreign policy experts.

      I am pretty close to ignoring the comments, so I am right there with you.

      Hopefully people will calm down. Otherwise, I will absent myself.

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    • ledygrey says:

      This too shall pass.

      Remember when people were freaking out over Trump meeting & dining with Romney?
      (That is just one example.)

      Liked by 1 person

      • missmarple2 says:

        Yes, I know. I am pretty tired of anxieties being posted in stream-of-consciousness, because as far as I know we don’t have anyone posting here who knows for sure what is going on behind the scenes, and a lot of this is put up to try and sow doubt in the President.

        Well, I will come back tomorrow and hopefully people will have calmed down.

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  22. mjazzguitar says:

    Israel and Jordan should split up the “west bank”, Judea and Samaria, and Jordan should grant the arabs there full citizenship- and teach their children that they are Jordanians and not palestinians.

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  23. rsmith1776 says:

    No matter what the subject under discussion, one can always rely on Israel-bashing mono- obsessives showing up and mechanically reciting the moonbat talking points.

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