H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn Brief Media on Upcoming Presidential Trip To Poland and Germany…

For the past three days we’ve been assembling a great deal of research on visible back-channel communication amid numerous nations and their economic teams.  There are tectonic plates shifting just below the Geo-political surface, and we will be outlining many of them, along with the predictable economic outcomes (bigly), in the next few days.

In the interim, it’s useful to review the latest information from NatSec McMaster and NEC Cohen as it relates to the upcoming objectives from the next segment of foreign travel.

National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn pre-brief the media on President Trump’s upcoming trip to Poland and Germany for the G20 Summit.  An important read:

[Transcript] 1:21 P.M. EDT – AIDE: Hi. Just want to restate the ground rules. Today’s briefing is off camera, on the record, and the audio is not for broadcast. It is embargoed until the end of the briefing.

And with that, I will turn the podium over to —

Q Can you make this on — can you make the audio available? Because it puts radio at a disadvantage.

AIDE: It is off camera, not for broadcast. Those are the ground rules.

And now I’m going to turn it over to General H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn. Thank you.

GENERAL MCMASTER: Good afternoon, everybody. Next Wednesday, President Trump will depart on the second foreign trip of his administration. He will travel first to Warsaw, Poland to meet that country’s leaders and speak to the Polish people. He will continue on to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 and for meetings with many world leaders.

While this trip is short, the agenda is packed. I’ll run through the objectives and the schedule, and then turn it over to Gary, who will walk you through the President’s agenda for the G20.

First of all, the primary objectives are three: To promote American prosperity, to protect American interests, and to provide American leadership. These three objectives tie together every engagement President Trump has with foreign leaders, whether here in the White House, as you saw with the strengthening of our strategic partnership with India during Prime Minister Modi’s visit on Monday and we’ll see tonight and tomorrow with the strengthening of our alliance with South Korea during President Moon’s visit.

Additional objectives for the trip include, first, to strengthen American alliances. America First, as Gary and I have stressed in the past, does not mean America alone. President Trump has demonstrated a commitment to American alliances because strong alliances further American security and American interests.

While there are no official NATO meetings on this trip, the President will meet with many NATO leaders, and he will reiterate both America’s commitment to NATO’s common defense and his expectation that all countries share responsibilities and burdens for that defense. We’ve seen countries strengthen their defense budgets in response to the President’s call. When we all do more, our alliance becomes stronger and our countries are all more secure.

Second is to reassert who we are. Traveling to Europe, especially to Central Europe, which had its identity forcibly submerged for so long, is a great way to demonstrate what binds us together not just as an alliance, but as people. America has been influenced by many nations, but we share Europe’s commitment to liberty and rule of law in particular.

Third is to continue to forge a common understanding of threats. We saw the President make great progress in Saudi Arabia on denying terrorists safe havens, cutting off their funding, and discrediting their perverted ideology. He’ll continue to build on that work while also addressing other threats, including attempts by revisionist powers to subvert the global order that undergirds our common security and economic prosperity.

The fourth is to develop a common approach to Russia. As the President has made clear, he’d like the United States and the entire West to develop a more constructive relationship with Russia. But he’s also made clear that we will do what is necessary to confront Russia’s destabilizing behavior.

Fifth is to expand economic opportunity for Americans. Did I skip — I think I skipped — no, okay. Again, I’ll let Gary cover most of this, but from a foreign policy perspective the President’s goal will be to make clear, even to our allies, that America cannot tolerate unfair trade and economic practices that disadvantage our workers and our industries. We’re prepared to act where necessary, but we hope to resolve our differences in ways that benefit all sides and are based on really a drive toward reciprocal trade and economic relationships.

The sixth is energy. We want to create robust, open and fair markets that drive economic growth and leave no countries hostage to energy-market manipulation. We are committed to the energy security of our allies and partners, and to the diversification of energy sources, supplies and routes. The President’s America First energy plan will help us achieve all of these objectives.

The seventh is environment and climate, which Gary will cover as well.

Now, just a brief look at the schedule. In Poland, the President will meet with President Duda, the leader of a staunch NATO ally and of a nation that remains one of America’s closest friends. He will speak to 12 Central European, Baltic, and Western Balkan leaders at the Three Seas Conference. His remarks will focus on infrastructure development and energy security, highlighting, for instance, the first shipments of American LNG into Poland earlier this month. He will also meet with Croatian President Grabar-Kitarović who is the co-host of the Three Seas Conference.

Then he will give a major speech to the Polish people at Krasiński Square, epicenter of the 1944 Warsaw uprising against the brutal Nazi occupation. He will praise Polish courage throughout history’s darkest hour, and celebrate Poland’s emergence as a European Power. And he will call on all nations to take inspiration from the spirit of the Poles as we confront today’s challenges. He will lay out a vision, not only for America’s future relationship with Europe, but the future of our transatlantic alliance and what that means for American security and American prosperity.

I’ll let Gary cover the details of the G20. I’ll just note that while in Hamburg, the President will meet with many world leaders, including Chancellor Merkel of Germany, the host of the G20, Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, President Moon of South Korea, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, President Peña Nieto of Mexico, President Jokowi of Indonesia, and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore, among others.

With that, I’ll turn it over to Gary.

MR.COHN: Thank you. Thank you, H.R.

Let me go through the G20 quickly, because there’s a lot of overlap with what H.R. just talked about. I won’t go through the individual meetings but I’ll touch on the major broad themes here.

The President’s primary objectives of these meetings is to work with our partners to jumpstart the world economy. Economic growth around the world has been far too weak for far too long. It’s important that leading economies of the G7 take steps in their own countries to strengthen economic growth, but also to work together to address economic challenges that cross all of our borders.

Here at home, the President has embarked on a strong pro-growth agenda featuring deregulation, tax reform, and infrastructure investment. On the trip, he will support G20 countries continuing to proactively use all the tools at their disposal — monetary, fiscal, and structural — to strengthen growth in their countries. Importantly, the G20 also needs to do more to address global imbalances, especially from overcapacity in industrial sectors.

Which brings me to trade, and I’ll repeat something H.R. said: On trade, no less than on alliances, America First does not mean America alone. The goal of U.S. trade policy is to expand trade in a way that are free and fair. Insisting on fair trade is the best way to ensure the long-term strength of the international trading system. We look forward to engaging in free and fair trade with the G20 economies. The United States stands firm against all unfair trading practices, including massive distortions in the global steel market and other non-market practices that harm U.S. workers. We ask the G20 economies to join us in this effort and to take concrete actions to solve these problems. But let us be clear: We will act to ensure a level playing field for all.

On energy, the President remains committed to working with world leaders and private sectors on sound environmental policies and on innovative technologies. We have been mindful of the fact that, while renewables have a role to play, we cannot achieve the growth or anti-poverty agenda we want without strong contributions from clean fossil fuel technologies which, in the United States, is a global leader.

On climate, the President looks forward to discussing his decision to leave the Paris Agreement with the other G20 leaders. He’ll make clear that he has decided to leave the agreement because it was a bad deal for the United States, but that he is open to reengaging in the agreement or a new agreement if it makes sense for the American people.

Another focus of the G20 will be famine and other global crises. We are focused on the crisis in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, and Somalia, and recently announced that the United States would provide more than $329 million in additional humanitarian assistance in this crisis — bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance here to nearly $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2017. The United States is one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance here. The assistance we provide represents the best of Americans’ generosity and goodwill. It will also improve our national security by helping to stabilize insecure regions while building strong relations with nations and people around the world.

Finally, the United States is pleased that the G20 will have a focus on women’s economic empowerment. We believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment is vital in today’s labor market. We are advocating for more equality and equal access to the workplace, financial services, and the labor market with quality employment for women and men all throughout the world.

With that, General H.R. McMaster and myself are happy to take your questions.

Well, that was quick. (Laughter.)

Q Hey, Gary. A couple of questions for both of you. One on Russia and one on climate. Can you talk about the meeting with President Putin? What are the President’s objectives in that meeting? And will he bring up Russia’s interference in the 2016 election? Either of you.

GENERAL MCMASTER: Well, there’s no specific agenda. It’s really going to be whatever the President wants to talk about. And that’s — and he will talk with many other leaders during the conference as well.

Q And does he want to talk about election interference? Is that something he plans to bring up?

MR. COHN: We don’t have an agenda set up for these meetings right now. As you know, these meetings are a week away. We’re still finalizing schedules. So agendas for meetings have not been set up at this point.

Q Just on climate, I want to get you on that. Because Angela Merkel is now saying that she is not going to overlook tensions with the U.S. when it comes to the Paris Agreement. You noted just now, and the President has noted, he wants to renegotiate this Paris climate deal. In what concrete ways does he expect to do that, given what it took to get the deal in the first place?

MR. COHN: Well, look the President has been very clear on climate and on Paris. He cares very much about the climate. He cares about the environment. But he has to enter into a deal that’s fair for the American people, the American workers. He’s done everything he’s done based on job creation, economic growth in the United States.

Q Then what will he ask for?

MR. COHN: He’s going to ask for a fair and level playing field. We cannot be in a position where the United States is cutting and cutting emissions while other countries continue to grow until 2030. That doesn’t seem like it’s a fair and level playing field. We want a level playing field, just like everything else. We’re looking for fairness across the board in the agreement.

Q Can I ask you about the Russia meeting a little bit, to follow up on that? Do you see that as a full-fledged meeting, as a bilateral, like we’ve been reading that the President wants? Or is it just a pull-aside? What’s the format of the meeting?

MR. COHN: Well, look, in the G20 meetings as a whole, the world leaders are gathered. We will have pull-asides, we’ll have bilaterals. As I said, the schedule is being formalized right now. We would imagine that the countries that H.R. talked about, we would be planning on bilateral meetings. But they’re during the G20 meetings. So these are not long, long meetings. These are bilateral pull-asides during the G20.

Q I want to follow up. Gary, in that sense — because Merkel, May, Abe, Moon — they all fall into a category where the President has had meetings with them before. I would assume you would have a formal agenda. Putin is different from that. Is the Putin one going to be a separate bilateral — 10, 20, 30 minutes — not just something that is a chance encounter in the context of the G20? That’s what we’re trying to drive at, that it doesn’t fit into this other category. You have to —

GENERAL MCMASTER: Indonesia is in that.

MR. COHN: Indonesia is in it. Singapore is in there. There’s countries at the G20 that, yes, we have met with before, some we’ll meet with tonight for the first time, and there’s other that we will have a second or third meeting with, and they’re the countries that are important to us because of economic relationship, military relationship, a lot of different reasons for us having meetings with them. There will be a more formal schedule as we get closer. But I think you should assume that most of these countries we’re going to have sort of bilateral meetings set up in advance — probably not a formal agenda of what’s on the schedule, but a formal agenda of what time these meetings will happen in a bilateral situation.

Q — for Russia, as well?

MR. COHN: Yes, yes.

Q So the President has laid out to NATO countries some of the things they need to do vis-à-vis meeting their 2 percent GDP investment in defense. Does he have a similar set of things to ask Moscow, to ask Putin — to say, we need to see you do these trust-building measures before we can normalize relations?

GENERAL MCMASTER: Well, our relationship with Russia is not different from any other country in terms of us communicating to them, really, what our concerns are, where we see problems in the relationship, but also opportunities. Secretary Tillerson, obviously as he does with all countries in the world, has the lead for that and has been engaged in a broad, wide-ranging discussion about irritants, problems in the relationship, but also to explore opportunities — where we can work together in areas of common interest.

So it won’t be different from our discussions with any other country, really.

Q Given the assaults on press freedom by the ruling party in Poland, the Law and Justice Party, is the President concerned about assaults on a free press, and former communist countries backsliding as it were? And do you think that making this the first — making Warsaw the first stop on the President’s trip to Europe might send the wrong message, that he endorses such assaults on a free press?

GENERAL MCMASTER: I don’t think there’s a danger of that at all. I think Poland is a clear choice for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s one of our staunchest allies. It is a NATO ally that will meet and exceed its pledge to go over 2 percent from the Wales conference. It is in many ways a front-line NATO nation in connection with threats on the Eastern flank. It is a country that has partnered with us and had been a great ally during combat missions in Afghanistan and in Iraq, as well. And so this will be — the President will emphasize themes about the past, what Poland has gone through as a nation, what they’ve achieved to fight to be part of Europe. He’ll talk about what Poland is doing now and how our relationship can be strengthened in that context.

But what he’s really going to talk about I think is also the future — the future of America’s relationship with Poland, with Europe, the importance of transatlantic relationships generally. In the economic context, what Gary has talked about, which is free and fair trade, access to energy.

And so there are a lot of important things for us to emphasize in connection with the future of our relationship with Poland and with Europe.

Q Does any of that have to do with attacks on free press and free expression in Poland?

MR. COHN: So let me just answer the question in G20 terms as well, because it’s interesting — in the G7 as well as the G20, we go through these arduous communiqué writings. And we as Americans have fought very vigorously to protect intellectual property rights and to protect freedom of speech in Internet. And we’ll continue to do that. We’ll continue to defend that. We did it in the G7 communiqué; we’re going to do it in the G20 communiqué.

So that’s just where we stand.

You back — the young lady. Yeah, you.

Q Thank you.

MR. COHN: No, behind you. The young lady.

Q I wanted to ask you about this — the comments you made about steel. As you know, they were expecting an omnibus trade deficit report by the end of the week, and there’s also this ongoing 232 investigation by Commerce and Treasury. That seems to tee you up perfectly for a conversation with China and Japan about trade deficits. Do you plan on releasing that information ahead of the G20 and presenting it there?

And then, secondly, on LNG, if you could just talk about — will the President be offering or brokering any additional deals to backstop European needs in that respect to get them independent from Russia and a reliance on Russian energy?

MR. COHN: So I’m not sure when the Commerce Department is going to release their final report on the steel industry and what’s been going on there. They have been working on it for quite some period of time, so it’s in draft or final drafting forms. They will be delivering it to the White House at some point.

But the premise of that report will — we will use that as an opportunity to talk with many of our trading partners around the world. What’s going on in steel — I mentioned steel in my remarks specifically, because if you look at the G7 communiqué, there has been consensus among our G7 allies that there is overcapacity and there’s dumping in steel. So I think there’s uniformed consensus among all of our G7 allies that we do need to deal with the steel problem specifically.

On LNG, what the President is committed to do is the President is committed to have a deregulated environment here in the United States where LNG facilities can get licensed, we can license more pipeline systems so we can be in the business of exporting LNG. It’s not the President’s job to broker LNG supply contracts. It’s the President’s job to make sure that the U.S. authorizes facilities to be built in the United States because they need federal approval. And then once those facilities are built, hopefully those facilities enter into long-term supply contracts around the world. Because, uniquely, the rest of the world needs something we have, which is our huge supply of LNG.

Eamon, in the back.

Q Thanks, Gary. If you could, could you give us your sense of the state of the relationship between the United States and Germany right now? We’ve had a couple of smallish flash points recently. We see reports that Chancellor Merkel might be preparing to press the U.S. on Paris. We see this moment where Secretary Ross was cut off in mid-speech. How do you see the relationship right now between the United States and Germany?

GENERAL MCMASTER: Okay, the relationship with Germany is as strong as ever. And, of course, there are going to be differences in relations with any country, and we’ll talk frankly about those differences. The President enjoys those conversations.

But what we should remember about a relationship with Germany and other allies is that we agree on 95 — at least — percent of the key issues, and we’re cooperating every day on those issues. That cooperation, I think, is stronger than ever, and really our common concerns in security in economic development — in our relationships economically.

So I think that — to answer your question, the relationship is as strong as ever.

Q Do you see that as a snub of Secretary Ross?

Q Yes. In terms of —

MR. COHN: We’ll get you next.

GENERAL MCMASTER: We’ll get you next. Go ahead, sir.

MR. COHN: Go ahead.

Q So in terms of the North Korean question, what more do you think that the President and this administration can do to pressure China? It seems like you have come to the point where you’re realizing that China is not going to do more without more coercion, so what more can you do on that front?

And then a second question, with regards to Russia: Do you feel like the President is taking seriously the question of Russian meddling in the 2016 election? And do you think — and what has he done to actually address that issue, which a number of senior U.S. officials have raised as a threat on U.S. democracy?

GENERAL MCMASTER: So, first of all, on North Korea and China’s relationship with us and with others and working on the North Korea problem — there are really three key things that came out of the Mar-a-Lago summit that I think are critical for us to build on.

It shouldn’t really be about pressuring China, it should be about working with China in our common interests. The first big thing that came out of Mar-a-Lago was a recognition that a nuclear-armed North Korea with long-range missile capabilities is a threat not only to the United States, not only to South Korea and Japan, but also to China. And there was clear acknowledgement by both parties, the United States and in China on that.

The second is a recognition that while China’s political influence with the regime might be limited, that they have tremendous coercive power in connection with the economic relationship and the trade relationships with North Korea. So China acknowledged that there is a lot that they can do in connection with convincing the North Korean regime that it’s in their interest to denuclearize.

And the third is critical — is that we agreed on a joint objective of denuclearization of the Peninsula. That’s a solid basis to work together on. There’s a lot more to be done, however. The President has told all of us — he has said that he will not tolerate a North Korean regime that can target the United States, that can reach the United States with a nuclear weapon. He just won’t tolerate it.

So what we have is a commitment to deliver to him a broad range of options and to do our best to work with everyone, including China, on this. So it’s not a question of pressuring China. It’s a question of working with China to do more about this problem so it doesn’t get to everybody wants to avoid.

Q Are we doing enough?

GENERAL MCMASTER: Well, I mean, none of us are doing enough. I don’t think China is doing enough now because the problem is not resolved. So the question is, how much more must we do together to address this, short of a military solution. So that’s the kind of discussions that we’ll continue to have with Chinese leadership as we work together with them — not pressuring them — but working with them.

On the second point on Russia. The President has asked us to work together across all departments and agencies to do, really, three things: to confront Russia’s destabilizing behavior — whether it’s cyber threats, whether it’s political subversion here in Europe and elsewhere — in the Balkans now. So confront Russia’s destabilizing behavior and to come up with a strategy to do that.

The second is to deter Russia, right? Because the worse thing — nobody wants a major power war, right? And so what is it that we have to put in place to be able to deter conflict.

And then the third thing is to foster areas of cooperation. What are the areas that we can identify in which we can work together with Russia, which is clearly in both of our interests? And there are a lot of problems in the world that fall into that category. North Korea, for example, is one of them; the fight against transnational terrorist organizations is another. So the need to deescalate the Syrian civil war, to defeat ISIS there, and to end that humanitarian catastrophe.

And so these are areas of discussion, again being led extremely well by Secretary of State Tillerson, and that will continue to be the focus of our Russia policy and strategy.

Q Okay, thank you, sir. You mentioned that the President will be speaking with the President of Poland. Will he also meet with other leaders of Polish political scene? And this speech in Warsaw is really highly anticipated. So what is the main message the President wants to deliver to the people of Poland?

GENERAL MCMASTER: Yeah, the main message is that America is with you, America understands that its interests align with the interests of the Polish people, and we are determined to do our best to work together on our common priorities and our common interests.

Across the three areas — the three main themes that I mentioned at the beginning — which is, first, to protect our security — this is Polish security, American security, our common security; to promote prosperity in terms of economic growth and development, and economic growth and development in a way that protects the environment, that advances our interests in the economic energy realm. And the third is to provide American leadership — American leadership to help connect Poland broadly, to keep Poland connected to what they fought for for so long, which is to be part of Europe. And for American leadership to be associated with the Polish-American relationship, the American-European relationship, and transatlantic relations generally.

MR. COHN: And, yes, he’s speaking to other Polish leaders. I’ve got to run to Energy Week. I’m on a panel at 2:00. I can take one last question.

Right there.

Q Thank you, Mr. Cohn.

MR. COHN: You’re welcome, sir.

Q Very quickly, is the IMF going to come up at all when the meeting is held? During the IMF World Bank meeting earlier this year there was considerable discussion that there’s been nothing said from the administration about the IMF and whether the U.S. would continue the same policy which directly connects us to the bailout in Greece.

MR. COHN: Look, I don’t think the IMF directly will come up during the G20. The IMF will be there. They’re one of the participants at the G20. That said, I’m having discussions with IMF leadership, and we’ve got very amicable discussions with IMF going on.

Q Madam Lagarde?

MR. COHN: Yes. Okay, thank you, everyone.

GENERAL MCMASTER: Thanks, everybody.

END – 1:48 P.M. EDT

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153 Responses to H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn Brief Media on Upcoming Presidential Trip To Poland and Germany…

  1. Gil says:

    Ill read it all after the kiddo is in bed, but I am really looking forward to this trip! I think he is going to get glowing receptions the entire time. He is going to be among a whole lot of like minded maga meegas!

    Liked by 27 people

  2. Minnie says:

    Excellent!

    Quite a read, thanks for sharing with the Treepers 🇺🇸

    Liked by 19 people

    • nimrodman says:

      Man, that’s some no-nonsense briefing right there.
      The adults are back in charge.

      Liked by 24 people

      • Minnie says:

        🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 WINNING 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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      • “Man, that’s some no-nonsense briefing right there.
        The adults are back in charge.”
        Yes indeed! Like an actual government. The government offers a non-media circus, but instead, a controlled release of governmental plans, for a few that show the personal integrity of a ‘journalist’! IF YOU continue with deep state ‘Muh Russia’ nonsense, you will not be invited to return! MAGA

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    • Frankly Ben says:

      Is it crystal clear, upon reading this transcript, how deeply enmeshed the media has become with Russia, Russia, Russia?

      This is as clear a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder as you’ll ever find.

      Seriously, every other question from the media has nothing to do with this upcoming, history-making trip (don’t be surprised if a million Poles show up if President Trump’s address is public) and everything to do with the collective mental derangement of the press.

      The press has allowed itself to slide into a sinkhole of seemingly psychotic obsession with “Russia” and “Putin”. This sickening OCD focus isn’t about Russia or Putin at all – they are the mere vehicles for the Left to express their outrage at their perception of the utter, hopeless stupidity of the uneducated, knuckle-dragging, white racist voters who have rejected their socialist Dear Leader and his chosen heir apparent.

      This is seriously sick stuff from deranged fools masquerading as journalists.

      They can rot in their self-imposed hell while brilliant, clear-headed adults try their damnest to fix the world.

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      • Paco Loco says:

        The press will go ape shit when Trump and Putin pose for a photo op shaking hands and making nice with each other at the G20. They want to keep the “collusion” with the Russians meme going but it’s become completely hollowed out because there is no there there. If Trump can control his tweeting to matters of domestic legislation and foreign affairs, the press will do what they do best…make stuff up to further their lefty agenda and end up being shown to be the liars that they have become.

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        • Paco – I think you just identified the underlying purpose of POTUS’ “shocking” tweets! While we’ve been analysing ad the mid-level, or just defending, them, you have shown what became obvious to me the minute I read it.

          ” If Trump can control his tweeting to matters of domestic legislation and foreign affairs, the press will do what they do best…make stuff up to further their lefty agenda…” IOW, when he ISN’T doing the shocking tweets, they make stuff up. When he IS doing shocking tweets, THEY DON’T HAVE TIME TO MAKE STUFF UP!!!”

          Subtle, I know, but I think you have hit the nail directly on the head.

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      • DO More says:

        Would be nice if either had just said, You pressitututes do know you can go down to McDonald’s and trade in your ‘Nuttun Burgers’ for a real Big Mac.
        So sad they keep trying this Faux News line.

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  3. Donna in Oregon says:

    Nice touch to see Poland before the EU and the Russians. Great strategy!

    Liked by 34 people

    • Gil says:

      After the treatment of Poland by obummer, this is a good show of respect for them.

      Liked by 23 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      They are God’s army and will fight to their death to defend him. For our President, it was a no brainer.

      I could watch this video over and over again.

      Liked by 35 people

      • Gil says:

        That was incredible. I wonder what our msm was talking about the day it happened?

        Liked by 6 people

        • Marc says:

          Probably some rioting due to BLM protesting or talk around the 2016 election and if Trump would run, or all the reasons why we needed to back the “moderate rebels” in Syria.

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      • Minnie says:

        “Your lucifarian reign is over”

        Goodness, thank you for this video!

        My eyes have been opened to what WE could accomplish in America.

        God bless all the proud Polish citizens who are saving their country.

        Honourable, respected 👍

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      • psadie says:

        LOVED IT. Now I want to hear one Republican with balls say what was said in this video and mean it…Americans want their country back for they are tired of being “used.”

        Liked by 7 people

        • davecatbone says:

          I don’t think it’s that Repubs don’t have balls. I just think they don’t believe it. GOPe is the majority. Even our freshman rep here in Ohio Warren Davidson will NOT publicly support Trump & his agenda. We have GOT to drain the swamp OURSELVES in the 2018 primaries fellow treepers. I’ll vote for the dog catcher if he’ll support the Trump America First agenda.

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          • camulla says:

            People have to start finding candidates and going to Republican meetings now if we want different candidates to win the primaries. Candidates have started to announce their campaigns. We do not need to sit at home because we don’t like establishment candidates when we have time to work for good candidates now to get name recognition.

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            • Paco Loco says:

              Both parties have failed the American people and sold out years ago to corporate special interests. We need a new paradigm to set the country back on the road to middle class wealth creation. Until there’s a coalescence of power directed toward Main Street and away from Wall Street, the politics in the country will be one sided towards the Globalists Trump is the nationalist change agent for this and we the Peolpls need to give him cover from the Washington wolf pack, until the MAGA agenda can be fully implemented.

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      • Brenda copely says:

        Thank you for sharing. Shame on our MSM for not reporting on such a significant display of support for Christianity and country.

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      • I am hot a Christian, but I admire Poles for their steadfast stand and protection of their beliefs. I don’t know if any of your old enough to remember Lech Wałęsa, who started Polish modern movement for independence from USSR…THAT was a beginning of the end of the USSR! That is how it all started: fall of USSR with fight of their satellite Poland with the great help of their Catholic Church.

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    • Alison says:

      I think his speech in Poland will be historic. I have great anticipation waiting for it.

      Liked by 17 people

  4. dalethorn says:

    Several times press people asked about Russian meddling in the election. Obama himself emphatically stated that Russia could not have a significant effect on our election, yet these press people keep pressing the question. I wonder why someone on the Trump team doesn’t just step up to the mic and play the clip of Obama stating with finality that it didn’t happen, and couldn’t happen.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Election meddling?

      “What CNN didn’t show you: CIA is known to have interfered in 81 national elections (not counting coups). “

      video/1

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      • Esperanza says:

        Macron IS a CIA globalist plant.

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        • mireilleg says:

          I don’t think so. Macron is a little pip squeak with big ambitions, a globalist because that is now the only way to be in the European leadership. But he is a weakling and there is no way the CIA would trust him to deliver anything. He did not win in France. He won the second round of a referendum where all the parties that list gang up together to defeat the front runner. In other words he is the leader not of what the majority wants but what the many divided minirity blocks demand. Divide and conquer is the way it works.

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    • Pam says:

      I agree . We just keep beating the same dead horse over and over again. Of course, the waste of taxpayer money investigations will continue because that’s how our do nothing congress rolls.

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  5. mikebrezzze says:

    There is no flippin way crooked ass sick ass Hillary could have handled that schedule

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    • Minnie says:

      Ha!!

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    • thluckyone says:

      IKR? This President is a living WARRIOR on behalf of the USA and fairness for all. Gil’s portrayal (above) of our Knight in Shining Armor just reminds me that I think this man must be an Elven Lord in human guise.

      I’m dumbstruck, gobsmacked and google-eyed by the man’s stamina, by his cabinet selections, his determination and by all that has been accomplished in 6 months. What? WHAT? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? It’s possible – by at least one reason, as you suggested – because he is NOT Hillary Clinton. I STILL can’t believe it. THANKS, MIKE!

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      • Rebcalintx says:

        Theluckyone, you are right about their ability to get things done in a short amount of time. As I looked at that picture of the men around that desk I was struck by their eagerness to accomplish what their objectives are. These are men with a plan and they have worked that way for years & years. Doers, energetic, happy to work hard. There is a synergy that is in play as each one does their part & the whole is accomplished & gains momentum. God’s speed, God’s blessing happy warriors.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        OMG theluckyone you absolutely nailed it! I agree a thousand percent!

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    • dalethorn says:

      It’s truly mind-boggling. I know that we’re disposed (like the Declaration of Independence says) to suffer for the sins of certain corrupt former officials, but I don’t think God would allow our nation to go off the deep end of insanity with a person like Hillary. He needs us to remain sane at the very least, so we can make conscious choices.

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      • Sam says:

        Dale Thorn, we must do our part in working with God. That means prayer for our nation to return to Judeo-Christian values and morals. And prayer for our president and his administration and our government that they will support those values and morals and not undermine or flat-out reject them.

        God has destroyed nations for turning away into immoral practices like those progressives want. I believe God gave us a chance to save our republic because of our fervent prayer. So continue to pray.

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        • camulla says:

          Sam, it’s repentance, too. We must repent of our sins and of our nation’s turning from the Lord for decades and not seeking Him and His righteousness.

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  6. Minnie says:

    Concerning North Korea and our relationship with China – it’s not about pressure, it’s about working together.

    Diplomacy – that’s what I’m taking about 👍

    You’re wonderful, Mr. President!

    🇺🇸🚂 🇺🇸🚂🇺🇸

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  7. jmclever says:

    I appreciated the firmness with the press on the ground rules.

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    • SharkFL says:

      Exactly this point. The briefing was on the record but no video or audio.

      I read the transcript and got the entire message. I didn’t need to see the questioners’ tone or facial expressions as diversion. They didn’t get to post video reports featuring shots of themselves asking their “serious” questions as some sort of typical TV hit piece mocking the president, accompanied by b-roll video of old WWII war explosions vs. Soviets or Nazis during the answers from Team USA.

      Just the facts and let the media deal with text only. Less room for spin and grandstanding.

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  8. fleporeblog says:

    The speech in Poland to their people will be epic! You might have a scene very similar to that incredible video from Poland’s march two years ago. They see our President as a gift from God put into the position that he is currently in to defeat Satan and his creatures. The love they will show him will be beyond one’s imagination. It will leave the world speechless and send tremors throughout Germany, France and other European countries that have willingly allowed the Devil’s creatures to come in and rape and kill their citizens.

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  9. TrueNorthSeeker says:

    A great read. ..thanks Sundance. I’m really looking forward to the Warsaw speech. I have a feeling it’s going to create a lot of buzz! Very strategic of our POTUS, as always.

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  10. wheatietoo says:

    The press is going to turn the G20 Summit into a “Trump Meets Putin” event.

    It will be like no one else is there, nothing else matters…except ‘Trump Meets Putin”.

    I’m sure that Pres Trump and his team know this and are anticipating it.
    Putin probably anticipates it as well.

    So I hope they just have some fun with it and make the press look foolish.
    Shouldn’t be hard…since the press is made up of idiots, the world over.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      The MSM will probably make it a “Trump meets Putin” thing, but I have a feeling that Polish rally will have a way of Putin, Merkel, and the others feeling a litle smaller when they grasp they can’t compete with President Trump.

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      • yucki says:

        The media won’t get it, or won’t report it even if they do. That’s a given.

        But the public response – any live feed of the crowds – that won’t need interMEDIAtion!
        The enthusiastic crowds will speak to ordinary Europeans in a language they’ll all understand. Our President will be talking to THEM, something their rulers no longer do.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          You’re right. MSM won’t give it its due, but the G20 will be watching it in their own backyard…the 12 Baltic countries will cover it big time Some one over their will live stream it. I hope Sundance alerts us to who will have it.

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    • Gil says:

      He just needs to troll the msm hard n fast with a couple well timed tweets before the meeting. The press doesnt need much assistance looking foolish anymore.

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    • bigsy says:

      It is a Putin meets Trump event.

      Merkel was on TV the other day saying that the US is no longer a cooperating force in the global community, so don’t expect anything out of the G20. IOW, it’s over for Germany. She was downtrodden and obviously has no plan to deal with Trump unless she can talk the the globalists into daring to crash the global economy as a last resort.

      IMO, the Poland visit before the G20 is to settle the waters on the NATO threat of missiles on the Russian border. I think the plan is to bring Poland into a US/Russian entente, with the lure of energy facilities from both countries. That will make Ukraine a non-entitiy and not worth fighting over.

      The EU will try to put the kibosh on that, but it’s over for the EU because of their energy dependency. Poland will be holding all the cards in the area when this is all said and done.

      Just my take.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Anything that Frau Merkel is in favor of…is a trap.
      She cannot be trusted.

      I am sure that our President knows this and will back away from any entanglements that Germany or France would be pushing.

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      • Paco Loco says:

        Merkle and her party are “soft Communists” under the guise of being Social Democrats. They have failed the German people by promoting uncontrolled Islamic migration, adopting a “green power” based economy and supporting the weak EU economy.

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      • Oh my, I wasn’t going to post this, but it fits right in with your remark, wheatietoo! Talk about “trap!” Stacy Washington is a real smart cookie. This vid is a couple of months old, but just listen to this reporter/AF vet and all-around brilliant woman quoting Scripture!

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      I thought Germany and France we’re saying they would NOT renegotiate the Paris Accord for Trump?

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      • bigsy says:

        Merkel’s just throwing a bone to her constituents to make it look like she has some sort of control. They’re in trouble energy-wise and she has to make it look like it’s Trump’s fault for dissing the climate accords.

        She has to say that Trump is unreasonable and won’t consider any offer so that the citizens in Germany, who are astoundingly misinformed, will shove the blame on Trump rather than analyze the enormous miscalculation and lack of back up plan by Merkel for any event in the US election.

        Merkel shut down nuke plants after the Japanese tsunami because the Germans are irrationally hysterical about anything nuclear; their wind energy isn’t sufficient to cover the grid and old out of service units litter the landscape because they are too expensive to dismantle; subsidizing home solar got too expensive; their coal is dirty; no oil or gas reserves; IOW they’re up sh!t creek without a paddle wrt energy.

        If the US and Russia can woo Poland into being an energy nexus and lever them out of the EU Germany is absolutely toast. That’s why I posted my thoughts above about Trump going to Poland before he meets Putin. I think something is in the works.

        Trump is at the G20 to meet Putin. Merkel said as much on TV the other night, that is, (to her constituents ) don’t expect anything from this US administration that has become unreliable as a global partner. She was not convincing, rather like someone who has lost all leverage.

        These are just my opinions.

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    • Will Janoschka says:

      Yes indeed! For all that thought P45 was reneging on the Climate Clown nonsense, a must read to see what already has been done. MAGA.

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  11. NJF says:

    Favorie part.

    “Third is to continue to forge a common understanding of threats. We saw the President make great progress in Saudi Arabia on denying terrorists safe havens, cutting off their funding, and discrediting their perverted ideology. He’ll continue to build on that work while also addressing other threats, including attempts by revisionist powers to subvert the global order that undergirds our common security and economic prosperity.”

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    • dutzie60 says:

      Can anyone elaborate on this – explain it? Who are the revisionist powers and how subverting?
      “……. including attempts by revisionist powers to subvert the global order that undergirds our common security and economic prosperity.”

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      • NJF says:

        I take as Merkle et al threatening Poland and others with their refugee demands.

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      • Yes, I would certainly like to know more about that as well… I am in no way a fan of the words global and order being next to each other like that, and especially not followed by the next eight words. If that’s not globalist rhetoric, someone needs to show me why!

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      • I also have the same problem I have had all my life with the question being raised about our U.S. “democracy”… no one is ever corrected and all our alleged “leaders” for the length of my lifetime and much more have been calling this nation a democracy.

        I’m quite sure the Founders would disapprove as well.

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        • Will Janoschka says:

          ‘I’m quite sure the Founders would disapprove as well.’
          They did so long ago with every attempt failing in short order.
          the US has a Constitutional representative Republic with the lower house limited representatives of the populace and the upper house 2 each appointed by the government of each state. The head of the executive branch and vice-head are the number one and number two choices of a temporary congress each elected by the populace of each state. This temporary ‘electoral college’ has no other duties except to represent the local populace in the choosing (voting) independently for the ‘president and vice-president. the XVII amendment was as bad a political blunder as “the electors for ‘political party'”. Either have no Political parties or a minimum of three clearly viable, as evidenced by.continual coalitions in each house of congress the executive branch need not be part of such coalitions. The Founders seem to have been in a hurry!

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      • Snow White says:

        The Bilderberg confab for one, then the Rotschilds along with the other uber wealthy banking families, like the Rockefellers, etc.

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      • Will Janoschka says:

        “Can anyone elaborate on this – explain it? Who are the revisionist powers and how subverting?”
        Right here, in the US uni-party\deep state!

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      • cozette says:

        George Soros and his NGOs.

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      • Deplorable Ukie says:

        “On the second point on Russia. The President has asked us to work together across all departments and agencies to do, really, three things: to confront Russia’s destabilizing behavior — whether it’s cyber threats, whether it’s political subversion here in Europe and elsewhere — in the Balkans now. So confront Russia’s destabilizing behavior and to come up with a strategy to do that.”

        The deputy speaker of the State Duma called a recent Polish bill ordering the destruction of Red Army monuments in Poland “a crime against their own nation,” and a treacherous move aimed against those who liberated Europe from the Nazis.
        https://www.rt.com/politics/393581-neither-conscience-nor-reason-top/

        The Russian MPs in their righteous indignation pretend to have forgotten what their predecessors did to Poland in 1939.

        The nonaggression pact of August 23 contained a secret protocol that provided for the partition of Poland and the rest of eastern Europe into Soviet and German spheres of interest. In accordance with this plan, the Soviet army occupied and annexed eastern Poland in the autumn of 1939. On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union attacked Finland, precipitating a four-month winter war after which the Soviet Union annexed Finnish territory borderlands, particularly near Leningrad. With German indulgence, the Soviet Union also moved to secure its sphere of interest in eastern Europe in the summer of 1940. The Soviets occupied and incorporated the Baltic states and seized the Romanian provinces of northern Bukovina and Bessarabia.
        https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005156

        In 1940, the Soviet security forces exterminated over 20000 Polish army officers near Katyn.

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    • harrietht3 says:

      My first thought was of Soros and his crowd. Also, it is certainly true that the Marxist-Islamic league work tirelessly to destroy us.

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      • Paco Loco says:

        The Unions like SEIU and the Teamsters, the Democrat Party ( should be renamed the Socialist Party), the RINOS, the Muslim Brotherhood…the list is long.

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  12. MaineCoon says:

    “Q And this speech in Warsaw is really highly anticipated. So what is the main message the President wants to deliver to the people of Poland?

    GENERAL MCMASTER: Yeah, the main message is that America is with you, America understands that its interests align with the interests of the Polish people, and we are determined to do our best to work together on our common priorities and our common interests.

    And the third is to provide American leadership — American leadership to help connect Poland broadly, to keep Poland connected to what they fought for for so long, which is to be part of Europe. ”

    Now 32 countries will comprehend and Three Seas countries specifically what it means for a leader to go directly to the people, the Poles, to personally deliver a heartfelt message to the people.

    He will give them that same support we saw him give President al-Sisi.

    The Poles will know that President Trump o/b/o America has their back.

    When I saw that wonderful Polish vid last month, I thought it would be great for PTrump to go to Poland as he would receive a warm welcome from those Christains. I actually thought a rally would be so neat! I am thrilled both things are happening!

    Hope a local Polish station will live stream it all!

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  13. Southpaw says:

    Vlad those missiles are coming to Poland, they are there for Poland’s defense, and they will be pointed at the invaders, from Germany.

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  14. Watch out for this “Madam Lagarde” as she is an Obama appointee to the IMF and she for the EU first and foremost.

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  15. David R. Graham says:

    The strategic condition of Western Europe has been recast pretty much from top to bottom. Their thinking and ours, I think, regarding the new casting lags reality by an order of magnitude or more. This may sound balmy, stupid, deranged or something.

    For one, NATO is obsolete because Western Europe, anti-Jew for centuries and anti-Christian for decades, has reached for the ultimate destroyer of Jews and Christians: Moslems. These have been imported to complete the extirpations to which West German/Frankish tribes (France and Germany) have so long been dedicated. Because they could not do it themselves! Such is their hatred of Jews and Christians.

    This goal of the West German/Frankish tribes remains fixed, and twice in one century they tried to accomplish it, but without success. So they have summoned Moslems to reinforce and take them over to eradicate Jews and Christians once and for all, to fulfill their ancient goal. That is some serious dedication!

    Russia faces Western Europe, the Frankish tribes, promoting if not converted to Islam and building a native Frankish Islamic army, rooted in Germanic invention and productivity, that faces, as before, east. An old strategic problem for Russia, but now that growling face to the west is Moslem, so it screams as well as growls. And is more aggressive. And more fanatical. And Russia is Christian, which infuriates the now-Moslem Franks the more.

    So Russia reaches first for her old defensive concept in the westerly direction, where she is exposed, as along most of her borders, to land attack: use the geography of her near abroad as a buffer to protect her vital areas east of the Bug and the Vistula. That geography, of course, is a set of nation states called Intermarium since Józef Piłsudski coined the concept and word after World War I. It is the area/nations between the Black and Baltic Seas.

    What has changed in this is the cast of Europe. It is Moslem, which gives it an extra dollop of nasty, as if it did not have enough of that on its own.

    In this strategic condition, NATO Article 5 commits the USA to facilitating and protecting a Frankish Moslem attack eastward into Poland, the rest of the Intermarium and Russia. I think Americans do not want to do that. Nor should they. Americans do not hate Jews or Christians and are not obliged to help Franks, Moslem or not, discharge their sentiments in that regard.

    I think Americans would be happy — and increase their sovereignty, solvency and supremacy — to strengthen the states of the Intermarium and arrange bilateral diplomatic, financial and war-fighting agreements or alliances with Russia with an end in view of discouraging the now-Moslem Frankish tribes from marching east, again.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      NATO has become a severe liability to the U.S. Frau Merkel is relishing the non-stop muslim invasion of Europe, as Germany lords it over the French muppet and neo-nazi European Union. NATO must be restructured, because given the current geopolitical reality, it is obsolete and fiscally insoluble.

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    • harrietht3 says:

      I don’t know about Belarus in this proposal of yours; I’ve heard anecdotal reports that it’s a dangerous place in that its people tend toward the, ummm, aggressive side when it comes to common courtesies (or should I say the lack thereof). How that speaks for its government I don’t know.

      But I would add the Visegrad 4 to the plan — they’re pretty much singing the same tune as Poland.

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  16. MVW says:

    I am going to mention something that seems completely out of place here, so bear with me. Lionel Nation went on RT with a host with a bow tie and two other guys, one of which was a Clinton campaign wig. The subject was CNN being caught with pants down and underwear pulled over their head, which normally causes no embarrassment to the Ly’n media like CNN. They ignore it and truck right along.

    That did not happen. The smiling Clinton schmuck suddenly looked like he swallowed a fishbone. Honest. And what caused it? Lionel Nation said Trump was in approval control of the ATT merger with Time Warner, (owner of CNN). And ATT saw CNN as the green blow fly in the ointment. Trump.

    After Lionel made that point the Clinton guy never recovered his smugness. Dog Collar was jerked on the Clinton man, and he might as well have yelped. I can’t express how satisfying this was.

    Lionel said he is sitting Shiva for CNN and Zuckerberg.

    What is my point? Everything Trump touches is Gold. Or the corollary is Trump can spot the lynch pin in a stack of hay.

    What is the Lynch pin here? LNG. America is sitting on massive energy, enough to shake the trade deals, NATO deals, Climate Deals, you name it. Socialists, Muslims have only one thing propping them up like Venezuela. Oil and Gas. Kill the price of that and watch them swallow a fishbone.

    Trump is flying to Europe in an American tanker.

    Meanwhile the media is chasing the next squirrel Trump has tied to the clothes line for mutts to bark at and chase.

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    • Paco Loco says:

      It was and has been always about energy that drives modern politics and international trade. The US sits on vast natural gas resources and oil that can easily be put to work to create cleanly generated power to fuel vehicles, to generate electricity and for heating.

      Trump and his economic team realize that the US can continue to be the dominant world supplier of energy in its various flavors. It’s all about the “erg” and the country’s that have the oil and gas resources and the means to trade them, will be the true world powers. Europe depends on Russia for ergs. India and China, huge energy consumers with limited fossil fuel energy resources of their own, must rely on the US and Russia who could cooperatively dominate world energy supply for decades.

      If you study WWII, you see that both Japan and Germany, non oil and gas producers, had to capture oil and gas resources to operate their war machines. Without ergs they literally had no power. The allies focused on denying the Axis ergs and thus won the war.

      Trump saw the Paris climate treaty as the booby trap that it was to bilk the US for billions while India and China waltzed off Scott free. Trump, by implementing an “all of the above” energy policy has won WWIII without firing a shot.

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  17. filia.aurea says:

    I am anxious for PDJT ‘s meeting with Putin. I am not a Russiaphobe. My grandfather always praised the Russians for saving our hides in WWII. I firmly believe Russia has arisen from the ashes of near destruction in the nineties. By the time I visited Moscow on business in the late nineties, they were recovering.

    I pray that God blesses President Trump and President Putin with the wisdom needed to develop mutual respect, and join forces to promote peace. I am so sick of billionaire banksters and sell-out globalist pigs (especially the ones in Congress) who promote wars without an iota of empathy for the death and destruction caused.

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    • Lucille says:

      How did the Russians (the USSR) save “our” hides? The U.S. saved its own hide via men and materiel provided to the allies…including, unfortunately, the vicious communists of the USSR.

      The one-time alliance of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union went by the wayside when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, breaking the Pact. The German Army was defeated in the Soviet Union by the weather and Hitler’s incredibly stupid policies. These two severe hindrances enabled Stalin to bog down the German Army–that’s the only thing I can think of which would fall under “saving our hides.” We owe the Soviet Union nothing.

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    • Dearest filia.aurea – do you think Russia doesn’t have “. . . billionaire banksters and sell-out globalist pigs . . .?” Check out downtown London real estate prices and numbers of new huge yachts built recently before you answer.

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      • filia.aurea says:

        I’m under no illusions, having seen and worked for them all first hand. Leaders that support nationalism are the only antidote.

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  18. kiskiminetas says:

    Some things that caught my eye: the line “Revisionist powers subverting the global order” now that is a shot over the globalists bow and also NK and other nations…

    “Jumpstart the world economy” in your face leftist, globalists, MSM, swamp dwellers, anti-Trumpers, communists, obananites, sanderites, hillarytards and their ilk…

    “Expansion of U.S. trade that is free and fair’” Trumponomics 101 which will make swamp dwellers, globalists and countries (in particular Mexico) sad…

    “Climate change was a bad deal for the US but open to renegotiate if it makes sense for the American people” CC was a rip-off and yeah we will get back to you sometime, sure we will get back to you!

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  19. treehouseron says:

    I have a great admiration and respect for the Polish people, what they went through in World War II is unthinkable. The Polish people who survived, and their descendants are some of the strongest people on the earth. If you read about what happened at Treblinka in Poland, as well as several other sites it just changes your life. It’s the story of the jews but also the story of Poland in a large way.

    Treblinka wasn’t a work camp, they had very few Jews that actually stayed there for any time, most were killed immediately.

    The most amazing story I ever heard, this gentleman Samuel Willenburg, a Polish Jew, was at Treblinka, and they actually escaped! There was an uprising and they commandeered the magazine and stole all the guns. As he and a priest were running away, The Priest was shot in the leg and couldn’t run. His family had already been gassed. He turns to Samuel and says “Kill me!” and Samuel tells him to look back at the death camp, and says “Look at where your Wife and your children are!” the guy turns and faces the camp and Samuel shot him before the Nazis could catch him and do God knows what.

    Here’s a video of him telling that story. He was the last survivor of Treblinka and passed away last year.

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    • Lucille says:

      Poland survived the Nazis AND the Soviet oppressors. When Stalin’s Red Army invaded Poland, they stole everything they could and sent it to the USSR…building materials, railroad infrastructure, food, you-name-it. To H with the Polish people was the policy.

      By the time of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland, the communists already knew he would be big trouble for them all over the world. Thus they hired an assassin to kill him. By the grace of God, John Paul survived and eventually saw the hated Soviet Union lose its grip on Poland and the communist world died a deserved death instead of the Pope.

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      • harrietht3 says:

        What died was the officially titled and universally acknowledged Communist state (world).
        Communism lives on in the postmodern-Marxist minds of the deep state and in the cultural ethos that propels too many in our society to destroy the West. And it is more insidious for that reason, pernicious, and dangerous.

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    • margarite1 says:

      For Those I Loved by Martin Grey.

      I read this in the early 70s. A searing story of his experience in the Warsaw getto, the concentration camp and the life he eventually rebuilt. I won’t say more but it’s memerizing, unforgettable and for me has affected my life.

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  20. Bazza McKenzie says:

    Cohn still seems to be trying to push the globalists AGW emissions reduction scam.

    The President’s very clear and strong energy policy leaves no room for putting intermittent energy production (wind and solar farms) over the production of cheap, reliable, plentiful energy as the foundation of America’s economy. But Cohn is still plugging away there pursuing Wall Street’s interests.

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  21. Bazza McKenzie says:

    I suspect this trip will reinforce how consequential is President Trump’s election not just for the US but the world.

    Central European countries know their security depends on the US, not on Germany, France and Brussels, in multiple ways. They are trying to get out of the dictatorship of Brussels and Germany, e.g. over the forced intake of muslim invaders. I expect to see a formally stronger relationship develop between them and the US which makes it easier for them to resist pressure from Brussels and Germany.

    Had Clinton been elected they would have been forced to kneel before Merkel.

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  22. StuckIntheMiddle says:

    2 scoops, 2 genders, 2 terms – have a great trip Mr President!

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  23. Jeff says:

    What is the significance of the coming visit to Poland by the Trump administration ?

    Chose all that apply

    A. Trump likes Polish Sausage and is making a deal

    B. To bow to the leader of Poland

    C. Poland has rejected the EU muslim invasion and is taking a stand for WESTERN CIVILIZATION .

    D. Poland will be a KEY ally in the BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE as well as the WEST’S destruction of the CALIPHATE

    E . Poland says taking in REFUJIHAD is worse than any penalties the EU can put on them .

    THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM is KEY to ” penalties ”

    The world , including the coming AMEREXIT , is set to reject the GODLESS GLOBAL “ELITES ” not federal and no reserve …FEDERAL RESERVE BANK CARTEL .

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/805756/Poland-migrants-European-Union-Mariusz-B-aszczak-penalties

    14:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQlZNkPRbcU

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  24. sharpshorts says:

    A minor nit-pick: ALL speakers should be identified IMO.
    From the transcript:
    AIDE – [ restated…”ground rules”…]
    Q ” – […”make the audio available? Because it puts radio at a disadvantage”]
    AIDE – […”Today’s briefing is off camera, on the record, and the audio is not for broadcast”]

    The rules were stated clearly, beforehand and also as the meeting was taking place – no one was being forced to attend. I can understand that perhaps the AIDE need not be ID’ed but who asked that question and what organization does he represent?

    Identify and expose, even if it means giving people their 15 minutes of fame. Otherwise there’s no need to include the question in the transcript of the press briefing.

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  25. trapper says:

    “the primary objectives are three: To promote American prosperity, to protect American interests, and to provide American leadership. These three objectives tie together every engagement President Trump has with foreign leaders,”

    President Trump and his team are bringing a broken and confused American foreign policy back to the fundamentals. Blocking and tackling. Throw the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball. Grip it and rip it. Whatever sports analogy you prefer, it’s been a long time since we have gotten the fundamentals right.

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    I can say, for what msy be obvious reasons, that I’m glad Trump’s stopping in Poland before going on to Germany. Western Europe’s treatment of Poland over the centuries has rivaled Russia’s, and Germany’s invasion started WWII. Now that Germany’s managed to reach many of its WWII objectives with economics instead of warfare and the EU is treating the old Slavic Bloc like the Arkansas of Europe Poland needs to be assured that its position on the continent as a bulwark against Moslem expansion is recognized.
    Germany’s very heavily responsible for all of the violence stemming from Mideast Moslem savagery, it may not have started it but its actions during and after WWII watered, fertilized and cultivated it. Now that Germany’s vicious little mongrel is coming home to pee on Europe’s carpet there needs to be someone willing to smack it with a rolled up newspaper and Poland, as it did in 1683, may be the one who’ll do it again. Go Trump, show ‘me thst after eight years of a Moslem lite POtuS fostering Moslem beastiality not all of us are willing to roll over and Let it continue.
    Za wolność nasca i Wasza!

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  27. The Boss says:

    I’m not buying the notion that “free press” is being attacked by the Polish “ruling party”. Sounds a lot like hyperbole, or an outright smear of Poland by globalist assholes in the media. Anybody know what this is all about?

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    • stillers213 says:

      The globalists and their corrupt media have been smearing Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary for several years now because they refuse to take refugees. It’s that simple.

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      • The Boss says:

        That makes sense.

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      • I posted some info above. Briefly, newly-elected (Jan 1, 2016) Polish govt fired everybody at the government-owned and run broadcasters – equivalent of BBC. Govt-owned media is considered “free press” in delusional Europe. New Polish govt did a few other Poland First moves, but I couldn’t figure out what those were.

        Oh – just remembered a little bit – something about the courts.

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  28. The only people the press seems to disrespect, aside from PTrump, is the Press Secretary. I am almost thinking they should eliminate totally the question section and just have the press secretary give the daily news. Or, do as this was done, no audio or video. Press does so much better with other officials…..Press Secretary needs to rethink role…only suggestions.

    Oh, and this was so informative!

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  29. President Trump NEUTRALIZES Germany’s Tyrannical Merkel

    In Poland, President Trump reminds Euro Nations of tyrannical Nazi Germany’s dastardly wreckage, en route to Hamburg to strengthen NATO’s Defense Spending … as an alternative to forming a German-controlled European Army:

    “He will praise Polish courage throughout history’s darkest hour, and celebrate Poland’s emergence as a European Power.”

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  30. Sunshine says:

    This will be a memorable day. A great one. Hungarians also will relish this day. And a very bad one for the EU.

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  31. Deplorable Ukie says:

    On August 23, 1939, Hitler and Stalin signed a non-agression pact, called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty. Secret protocols of the treaty defined the territorial spheres of influence Germany and Russia would have after a successful invasion of Poland. According to the agreement, Russia would have control over Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, while Germany would gain control over Lithuania and Danzig. Poland would be partitioned into three major areas.
    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-molotov-ribbentrop-pact-august-1939

    On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union attacked Finland, precipitating a four-month winter war after which the Soviet Union annexed Finnish territory borderlands, particularly near Leningrad. With German indulgence, the Soviet Union also moved to secure its sphere of interest in eastern Europe in the summer of 1940. The Soviets occupied and incorporated the Baltic states and seized the Romanian provinces of northern Bukovina and Bessarabia.
    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005156

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  32. Deplorable Ukie says:

    Russian politician Zhirinovsky famous speech in Crimea

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