President Trump and Emmanuel Macron Bilateral Session…

The best laid plans of mice-like men simply collapsed when the shadow of President Trump entered the G7 in Charlevoix, Canada.

It’s one thing to talk about the boss when he’s out of town; it’s another thing entirely when he’s sitting next to you. POTUS Trump sets the standard for the scale of influence. Really, it’s such a basic truth – it becomes self-evident. Watch, it is remarkable:

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193 Responses to President Trump and Emmanuel Macron Bilateral Session…

  1. Ed Lester says:

    This reminds me so much of that scene in Glengarry Glen Ross where Ed Harris mockingly asks Alec Baldwin “What’s your name?” And Baldwin responds “F- You!! THAT’S my name!” And Macron is Ed Harris here…

    Edited by Admin…

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  2. Minnie says:

    Civility, order and respect – amazing how they come into play when OUR President, the Finest Leader in the free world, is sitttng right beside you, Emmanuel.

    Keep it up.

    Liked by 18 people

  3. Michael says:

    I would have loved for Mr President Trump to mention the anniversary of D-Day during that exchange. Would have been priceless

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  4. CaptainNonno says:

    Nothing yet on the two witches, Merkel and May.

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    • Cyber says:

      May, you mean British Hilary?

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    • Carrie says:

      Merkel is nothing now. Lame duck lady. Certainly not a leader. The AfD decimated the polls and now that the CDU had to make a coalition with the SPD, nothing will happen. They never agree on anything anyway. I actually keep hoping the CSU will splinter away from the CDU and take the main message of the AfD and run with it. The CSU has the economic chops too. So if they combined it with the immigration message of the AfD, they would be unstoppable.

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      • Maquis says:

        Maybe they’ll wake up over there. I keep hoping. Sooner or later, the Religion of Pieces is gonna be too in-their-face to ignore and dismiss. Better a “reverse-bloodbath,” than the vicious blood-letting currently in progress. The future of Humanity demands it.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Elections are coming up in Bayern, and the CSU is running scared. The AfD is second (there) only to the CSU, and that only one point behind. Similar elsewhere here in Germany: the SPD are, in general, second to the CDU, but by only the thinnest of margins, also about one point.

        We have five main parties, from (RADICAL) left to right: Die Linke (linke = left, natch), the Greens, the FDP, the CDU/CSU, and the AfD. With the exception of the AfD, all of them are varying degrees of left from center(!). The CSU (and to a lesser degree, the CDU without Merkel) has been drifting rightwards, as has the FDP, as far as coalitions go; Die Linke and the Greens are, as ever, in la-la-land, still demanding we generate electiricty from unicorn farts, pixie dust, and windmills.

        So we have a version of the Deep State (for centuries), too. Lotta swamp to drain.

        BUT, it looks like the Germans are getting “woke”. See, we DO have Deplorables!
        (Deutscher Deplorables…hmmm). MGGA, and, of course, MAGA!

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        • Carrie says:

          When I used to live in Germany in the 90’s and early 2000’s, the CDU/CSU were slightly right of center. Merkel has shoved the CDU so far left they are almost unrecognizable. I’m not surprised that the CSU is not too popular give the sheer number of immigrants dropped off in the southern part of the country where the economy was always in good shape under CSU economic guidelines. The CSU needs to separate from the CDU! The CSU should form an alliance with the AfD and kick out the few extreme members int he AfD and normalize that party with good economic policies. That would be the best chance for Germany to try and slowly recover…

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          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            They (CDU/CSU) used to be separate, but Kohl pulled a fast one. There’s been talk of splitting them back off again, but the AfD kind of gets in the way of that. There are some places where the CDU is cooperating with the AfD, but Merkel is (naturally) pushing against that.

            She never was CDU, to be honest, she’s always been a Green (actually watermelon, green on the outside, RED on the inside)…

            I’ve been here since the very early 1980s, and it’s been like watching a very slow-motion shipwreck, or a mountain washing away. I left Kalifornistan hoping that things would get better 😦 Seems the wall fell down in the wrong direction.

            I think the AfD are having “teething issues”, as they haven’t been around that long, and still need to filter things out. They’ve come a long way, really fast. The YSM is also doing everything they can to misquote and put people in the worst possible light…

            I also think the AfD is being infiltrated (sound familiar?) in “hopes” of some wrenches being thrown in the works. I suspect our AgitProp “Mutti” might know something about that…..

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            • Carrie says:

              That’s interesting about the AfD being infiltrated. That makes so much sense. And it is proper Eastern Bloc tactics. And you are so right about them being misquoted constantly. It reminds me so much of how the press handled PDJT quotes during the entire election process.

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  5. zorg2 says:

    If you have the power, you should use the power, or you will lose the power!

    Liked by 8 people

  6. trapper says:

    Watch and learn, boys and girls. This is how it’s done. My God, I love watching this guy.

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  7. Pam says:

    You are watching the master at work folks. Enjoy the show. 😉

    Liked by 17 people

  8. Carterzest says:

    I see hat you did there. basic truth – it becomes self-evident. All Trade, Shall from Now on be
    created equal…

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  9. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    I knew when Daddy got there they would change their tune. He doesn’t even have to say anything. How many times did my brothers and I hear, “wait until your father gets home”.

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  10. wheatietoo says:

    Notice how Macron is sitting.

    He is copying Pres Trump. Heheh.
    He’s even adopting some of PDJT’s mannerisms.

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  11. misterpasta says:

    It’s very telling that President Trump refers to them as Justin & Emmanuel, while they dare not call him anything other than President Trump.

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  12. clipe says:

    “The best laid plans of mice-like men”
    To a Mouse…hehe
    Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
    O, what a pannic's in thy breastie!
    Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
    Wi' bickering brattle!
    I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
    Wi' murd'ring pattle!

    I'm truly sorry man's dominion,
    Has broken nature's social union,
    An' justifies that ill opinion,
    Which makes thee startle
    At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
    An' fellow-mortal!

    I doubt na, whiles, but thou may thieve;
    What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!
    A daimen icker in a thrave
    'S a sma' request;
    I'll get a blessin wi' the lave,
    An' never miss't!

    Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruin!
    It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!
    An' naething, now, to big a new ane,
    O' foggage green!
    An' bleak December's winds ensuin,
    Baith snell an' keen!

    Thou saw the fields laid bare an' waste,
    An' weary winter comin fast,
    An' cozie here, beneath the blast,
    Thou thought to dwell-
    Till crash! the cruel coulter past
    Out thro' thy cell.

    Thy wee bit heap o' leaves an' stibble,
    Has cost thee mony a weary nibble!
    Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble,
    But house or hald,
    To thole the winter's sleety dribble,
    An' cranreuch cauld!

    But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain;
    The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
    Gang aft agley,
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

    Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me
    The present only toucheth thee:
    But, Och! I backward cast my e'e.
    On prospects drear!
    An' forward, tho' I canna see,
    uess an' fear!

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    • Michael says:

      Clipe Burns I salute thee!

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    • clipe says:

      Describe a modern Lefty?

      Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie,
      O, what a pannic’s in thy breastie!

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. She enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness. She greets the first patient and the patient replies:

        “Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
        Great chieftain o’ the puddin race,
        Aboon them a you take your place,
        Painch, tripe or thairm,
        As langs my airm.”

        Theresa is confused, so she just grins and moves on to the next patient and greets him. The patient responds:

        “Some hae meat and canna eat,
        And some wad eat that want it,
        But we hae meat and we can eat,
        So let the Lord be thankit.”

        Even more confused, but trying not to show it, Theresa moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant:

        “We sleekit, cowerin, timrous beasty,
        Thou needna start awa sae hastie,
        Wi bickering brattle.”

        Now alarmed, Theresa turns to the accompanying doctor and asks “What kind of facility is this? Is it a mental ward?”

        “No,” replies the doctor. “This is the serious Burns unit.”

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  13. MaineCoon says:

    I think Macron can consider it his lucky day President Trump had any kind words for him as he deserved none after yesterday’s performance. I’m not sure Macron can be counted on for much.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      I don’t expect that Pres Trump is counting on him for much.

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    • Havermeyer says:

      He’s French.

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    • dufrst says:

      The only reason I can think of why Trump puts up with Macron is that Trump believes France should be leading Europe, not Germany. After all, it’s France that has the nukes, France that has the overseas territories, France that sits on the Security Council, France that has the offensive military capabilities (and thus contributes more to NATO), and France that has been our ally from the beginning.

      Germany is not to be trusted because they lust for control of Europe and want an alliance of some sort with Russia. Germany is simply our ally out of necessity and obligation for the devastation they wrought on the world with two World Wars. Germany has been sucking us dry ever since the end of the world wars, far worse than Japan at this point and now Trump is resetting that relationship. He wants more from Germany and they should do more or they shouldn’t be given the perch position in Europe.

      So Trump is using France to send a message to Germany. Lead or step down.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Germany: very business-like, productive, and intellectual, in an applied way. Evenserious when it comes to fun. No joie de vivre, but serious about fun.

        Beats the French each time.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          HEAVEN is where

          the police are British,
          the chefs are French,
          the mechanics are German,
          the lovers are Italian,
          and it’s organized by the Swiss.

          HELL is where

          the police are German,
          the chefs are British,
          the mechanics are French,
          the lovers are Swiss,
          and it’s organized by the Italians…

          Could be said about Europe, too 🙂

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          • Carrie says:

            LOL! The only problem is that the British police crime solve rate is kind of in the dumps..

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              Yep. Sad to say, that might be on purpose… (and that hurts: I’m half-English)…

              The days of the friendly Bobbie, and the respect afforded them, is long since gone…
              They’ve morphed into the thought police, and have even been reseaching/taking bids on software that supposedly predicts where crime will occur. Sort of “guilty until proved innocent”…

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          • Esperanza says:

            Actually I had a Swiss lover who was rather good…I told him I couldn’t imagine Swiss people having sex, so he had to prove me wrong. 😀

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    • Jenny R. says:

      He can be counted on to be weak, which is a good thing for us as he is a terrible pick to come out as the EU’s champion.
      And he has to be the EU’s champion because May is compromised thanks to British meddling in our politics and our President has pretty much sloughed Merkel off and won’t deal with her no matter how much she tries. So, Macron (and to a lesser extent, Trudeau) it is — and they is as effective as teats on a boar.
      The EU (including Britain) have screwed themselves: in an effort to get pliable, non-threatening people in key positions who would not challenge them, they have left themselves open to someone like our President, who will not treat them as Obama and Hillary (or even some of our ‘esteemed’ GOP) would.

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  14. Westernwhere says:

    Effusive obfuscation vs. direct engagement of the issues.

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  15. jahealy says:

    PDJT: “Okay, Manboy, my son, when we go out there and take our seats, we’ll put on a little show for the press, understand? But see my face, Manboy? This is my Don’t F with Me Face, son. Remember this face, and work hard to once again see the face you saw when you visited the White House.”

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  16. USA loves Melania says:

    Does anyone know the scoop on what that little circle thing is on Macron’s lapel? All the members of the super-friends club seem to have that same little circle except for President Trump who proudly has an American flag lapel pin instead.

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  17. MaineCoon says:

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  18. MaineCoon says:

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    • The Boss says:

      Translation:
      “Chancellor Angela Merkel is wearing a horrible outfit from the Hillary for Prison Collection. I have no interest in being seen any more with her at the G7 summit”.

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Ohhhh
      Another Francois translation opportunity pour moi:

      “I am telling you right now Angela, if we all go with zee Donald trump right now on his big, beautiful jet we can all live better, happier, healthier lives in America than in our stupid little countries.
      “I think Justeen is on board with ziss, and I know it would really pizz off Juncker – so you should come too. And Zhinzo is coming too. And szee Italian guy, I forget his name, he cannot wait to get to america.
      “You should come too, Eet weel be a party!”

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    • Paco Loco says:

      What’s Merkel wearing ? Looks like the slip cover for my old couch.

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    • KBR says:

      With Merkel we share one strong ambition for Europe. Today and tomorrow, we fight together for our interests and our principles at the Summit G7.

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      • KBR says:

        ^^ (I left out “With the Chancelor of Germany”but the translation was not lost b/c we all know her title.)

        In French, they are going to “FIGHT together” for what they want! 😏 Tough talk.

        In English below, “sharing, reaching out” and “building the world together” with President Donald Trump…🙄 Rainbows and roses talk.

        Sounds a bit two-faced if ya ask me. But nobody did. Lol

        But then Macron apparently believes that no American can comprehend French, so he speaks in one tone for the French and Germans, and clearly in a conciliatory tone for the English American readers.

        I actually enjoyed the comical translations better and they actually might have had more truth in them.

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    • Carrie says:

      Strong ambitions and working towards their mutual interests and principles? She’s shaking her head repeatedly- I don’t see any positive body language. Anyway, Manny, you’ve got to read up how Merkel used to be with the Stasi, speaks Russian very well, and studied propaganda in the good old East Germany. Watch your back mate. She’ll eat you as her canapé…

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Good points. She plays the role of a dowdy, stupid potato (there’s a Pantone color chart, for instance, with 100 pics of her in the same outfit,in different colors), but she is said to absolutely shred people behind closed doors…

        The “C” in CDU (Christian) isn’t, and was never part of her life. Her father was supposedly a pastor, but in order to be a pastor, you need a degree, and in order to get a degree, you need to be a member of “the party”, and if you’re a member of “the party”, you can’t be a Christian…

        So, she has more to her “past” than we all know. No wonder she likes Øbozo so much…

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        • Carrie says:

          Yes, she may have the fashion sense of a potato chip bag, but, I notice there is absolutely no one else in the CDU who could take her place! She poisoned all of them long ago. That’s always the sign of a silent killer. She also managed to destroy the CDU by doing that. And those who didn’t agree with her immigration policies also got the boot. I would think that normally there would be quite a few voices opposing unlimited immigration into Germany. But we never heard them, or they were taken care of sooner afterwards.

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          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            The two largest TV channels (ARD and ZDF) are government-controlled; indeed we have to pay TV tax (€18,- per month(!)) for them whether we want to watch their drivel or not. The YSM are also given suggested talking points (although most countries do this).

            In spite of that, the contrarian (read: Deplorable) voices are getting both louder and more numerous. And the comments sections of the online dailies (failies ? 🙂 ) show a much different view from the general populace as from the media. The comments are often hilarious, in addition to being well-thought-out, except, of course, from the occasional trolls, funded by Soros and his “Correctiv” propaganda group…

            My greatest fear is there’s no real “bench” in terms of a younger generation of leaders, in particular “REAL” leaders. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was advancing, but was attacked by the odd Doctoral Thesis “plagarism” accusations that oddly-enough are only foisted upon CDU and CSU (mostly conservative) candidates. At least they don’t get offed like Haider and Barschel…

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            • Carrie says:

              I always thought that zu Guttenberg was taken down by Merkel herself. He was getting too popular and good East German propaganda techniques would encourage her to get rid of that threat asap. I think he used to live near where I live now int he US, but wasn’t he going back to Germany to re-enter politics? The CSU is is a headless puppet- all thanks to Merkel. (As Rudy notes- this puppet has it’s strings being played by Soros.)

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              • Carrie says:

                ooops- that was you Cuppa who said Soros!

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                • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                  Yep, Soros is working very hard to get the most bang for his buck, while influencing (for the dark side) politics the world over. An article I read said that he fancies himself as a sort of “saviour”, but I don’t see any saving being done; rather, ruin.

                  http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977 had some good info on him, and his progeny (five kids, not sure if there are grandkids, yet). Sad to say, they’re all chips off of the old demonic block.

                  I think zu Guttenberg is trying to build a base again – the AfD are in need of a good “front” person, and he’d fit the bill – if he wanted it. I wonder if he spent any time talking to/being coached by President Trump… The CSU are good, the AfD is good, with a few exceptions; combined they might do quite well (and not feed off of each others’ voters, which isn’t too big of a problem as long as CSU remains regional to Bayern… he seemed to be a good guy to me, and the ferocity with which the left attacked him is even more of a positive sign to me…

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        • rudy1876 says:

          She’s no dummy. I can’t understand what she’s planning or why though. I know all the glib answers we throw out but really…who is the puppeteer in this One World nightmare? Her?
          http://www.businessinsider.com/angela-merkel-early-career-2017-9

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      • Esperanza says:

        Remember, France cares neither for tariffs, nor Brexit (in a trade sense), but Germany has massive trade defificits with both. These tariffs are actually good for us, because they re bad for Germany.

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    • kea says:

      Mutti is not happy….

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  19. MaineCoon says:

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  20. rudy1876 says:

    I’m not going to lie…I’d rather things get worked out and we can get long wonderfully with France. If not then fine…so be it. Germany…I don’t see how that’s possible with Merkel. England/GB? I don’t that I want friends like that.

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  21. litlbit2 says:

    Oh the body language 😂😂😂. He let early😎

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    • rayvandune says:

      Macron’s right arm is bravely extended into Trump’s space, a gesture calculated to show that he is unafraid. But it is tremblng, an unconscious “tell” that he… is. Give him credit for trying, unlike the the Prime Mincer of Canada.

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      • litlbit2 says:

        I slightly give sympathy to all that come to try getting close to our Boss while they know he knows they got nutt’n. And to still be wet behind the ears, well, a hard lesson in the wisdom of youth. Many will never be leaders. Puppets or followers like Zero.

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      • topavalley says:

        I noticed that also. I was not sure if he was trembling or if he wanted desperately to put his hand on President Trump’s shoulder, to plead can we be best buds again?

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  22. 17CatsInTN says:

    It’s like watching a foo foo dog yapping at the heels of a bull mastiff. Really. President Trump is barely listening to him, but every now and then throws him an intense gaze. Then, BOOM! This is how it is, son.

    Oh, my Lordy, Lordy…I just LOVE my President! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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  23. dissonant1 says:

    Notice how Macron is just beaming after Trump says that France has a wonderful President. I don’t know how his deference to Trump and his putting Trump in a superior position to himself could be made any more clear than through this response (although it seems clear all the way through, anyway).

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    • Esperanza says:

      Just so you understand T’s allusion, we’re currently going through massive rail strikes ( taken six days of my life, don’t get me started), there’s a big rail reform going through.

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  24. goldensfan says:

    Uhhhhhh, wut?
    The combined GDP total of the G7 minus the USA is $2.1 Trillion less than the GDP of the USA?
    ~
    To quote Johnny Carson, “I did not know that!”

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    • FuBu says:

      With his good friend Abe on his side, the Big2 have a 2 to 1 advantage. Point. Set. Match.

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      • dufrst says:

        Precisely. The Trump card was when Abe went to the WH ahead of the G-7. That completely wrecked any plans by Macron on isolating Trump. Abe was having none of that, especially with Trump going to Singapore to get the Japanese hostages out of NKorea.

        People often forget how powerful JAPAN is economically. They are essentially the second largest advanced economy in the world. Japan plus the US is formidable economically. I would love to see the US and Japan integrate further economically on a level basis along with Great Britain, Canada, Korea (unified) and Australia in a sort of rim to rim way. Remains to be seen, but I believe Trump has a great vision for the new trading system that will govern the world this century.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          Japan has a lot of parallel policy issues, including illegal immigration and immigrants-as-cheap-labor issues.

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  25. Doppler says:

    Born to exercise executive power, beholden to no one, except his campaign promises and his oath of office.

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  26. Bendix says:

    Macron did a much better job at managing to look like a leader of sorts, next to President Trump, than poor baby Justine, I thought.

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    • Turranos says:

      Justine truly does not stand a chance. Whether it is a comment or a photo he messes up every single opportunity. He is hopeless as are the people he supposedly represents.

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    • rayvandune says:

      Agree, as I replied above, Macron knew enough to know he had try to be an equal, even though he was clearly scared spitless! He will get plaudits at home for it. The Prime Mincer of Canada is going to get savaged!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      That is because, if anything, Trudeau is even more feckless than Macron — who has a bit of a Napoleon complex hiding deep within his psyche.

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  27. God has blessed the USA. Mightily. Years of blatant attempts to bring her down have failed.

    God bless PDJT and God bless America!!

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  28. Hillyard says:

    You can be absolutely sure there’s none of that “Tell Vad I’ll have …. after the election” going on.

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  29. free2313 says:

    President Trump looks exhausted and a little bloated I hope he is eating well and sleeping enough in these past months…

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    • KBR says:

      Actually I think he looks quite fit, although a bit resigned 🙄to having to deal with the silly boys and play nice while they attempt to take lessons in manhood from the boss. His own grown sons probably have not acted like these two since they were preteens.

      I think what you sense as haggard is rather a face expressing a long sigh of boredom. He is so far ahead of these folks in intelligence it must be quite a bore.

      Then he has the likes of May and Merkel, gossipy backstabber types, who love the game of schmoozing to one’s face in daylight, while attempting to brew nasty concoctions after dark. Somehow they idiotically think they are getting away with it, that he does not know.

      Bringing Tusk and the drunkard along was a mistake: both have been repeatedly slinging insults and are here to “show strength,” yet they are weaker than the boys team: they are older enought to know better and their bitter tongues are not likely to help the EU cause with POTUS. I imagine he will ignore them for the most part. They are out of place.

      He has important things to accomplish on time and with HIS own budget. Which he knows they are going to acquiesce to eventually anyway.

      Just as one cannot be truly brave without feeling a measure of fear, so one cannot be truly patient without feeling a measure of impatience.

      Our President Trump is showing remarkable patience, although I feel he is chomping at the bit deep inside to say “Just stop with the BS and the smack-talk and lets get this thing done already. The papers are all prepared just sign here.”

      The bright spot: It was probably good to be with Abe, and interesting to meet the new Italian PM.

      As far as bloated, unless you mean his face, its the vest.

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    • rudy1876 says:

      I agree. I messaged the WH and told him that just last week. I’m sure he personally read the email! Okay…maybe he didn’t…..

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  30. Palafox says:

    When President Trump leaves the G7 he’s off to try to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons. What are the European and Canadian parasites doing afterward? To everyone but Trump the G7 is a circle jerk on self importance. Trump is the only one who might be trying to get something meaningful accomplished. And then leaving and trying to get something else meaningful accomplished.

    It’s funny: the liberals within my sphere of knowledge and acquaintance keep saying how Europe laughs at Trump “the clown.” But those European leaders take him deadly seriously and know he’s the master of whatever dominion he finds himself in. They ALL KNOW IT.

    Alpha AF. That’s our President Trump.

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  31. Anyone know what Trump is referring to about what’s happening in France?

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I assumed he was just referring to the general malaise in France, battling Muslim hordes, and SocGen paying $1.3 billion in fines to the US.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Also Macron is actually We have a massive rolling rail strike. Taken 6 days of my life already. A 3 hour journey took me 12 hours. They are reforming the national rail company. The unions don’t like it. Also other companies. Just had a May 68 type situation in the universities. 100 000s of damage by Occupy types.

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  32. Amy2 says:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/politics/house-mueller-investigation-spending/index.html

    So the House is asking for an accounting on Mueller’s investigation. Couldn’t find a link on Fox.

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  33. fred5678 says:

    When Trudeau visited the White House in 2017, Trudeau gave POTUS a framed photograph of DJT giving a speech in 1981 at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC to honor Trudeau Sr.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/02/13/justin-trudeau-gift-for-donald-trump_n_14725604.html

    Today, I saw that POTUS presented Trudeau with a gift — a photo of grandfather Trump’s Yukon, Canada, gold rush hotel (and restaurant, bar, and a few rooms in back) circa 1900.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/trump-canada-yukon-1.3235254

    One ritzy hotel in NYC, and one frontier hotel in the Yukon!!

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  34. MVW says:

    Trump made the point that Putin should have been there. A shame he wasn’t.

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  35. kea says:

    I can’t believe Macron got a state dinner….

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  36. Canadatrump says:

    CNN just reported Prime Minister Trudeau likes 2 scoops of poutine for his G7 dinner well everyone else only gets 1.

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  37. scott467 says:

    Yesterday Macron claimed that the G6 was a larger market than America:

    ……………………………
    Macron: “The six other G7 countries combined form a larger market than the American market. This must not be forgotten.”
    ……………………………

    If you add up all the GDP figures for the G6 at the top of this page, it comes to 17,237,742.

    America: 19,362,129

    Is this one of those ‘new math’ things?

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  38. Pyrthroes says:

    A late 1880s portrait of Chiracahua Apache chieftain and shaman Goyakla, aka “Geronimo” (from Mexico’s patron saint, who failed his acolytes in 1848), depicts this fearsome leader kneeling with his Sharpe’s carbine preparatory to burying tethered wagoneers in anthills.

    In 1893, massed crowds in Chicago cheered this penultimate tribal nationalist accompanying Pres. Grover Cleveland to the Columbian Exhibition. In this G7 context, suspicions linger that Macron, May and Merkel, Trudeau et al. dance very reluctantly with Trump’s dire wolves.

    In Singapore next week, untouched by the sword, wee Kim Jong-un will have “melted like snow in the face of the Lord”.

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  39. Flyover Expat says:

    Here’s a data point: my last company hosted its web/email/data with a Canadian company. One day while discussing a tech issue with one of their reps, I asked how much of their biz was US based. “96 or 97%”.

    Trudeau has no choice. And DJT knows it.

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  40. jbrickley says:

    Subtract about half of the China GDP and put it back in America and you would have the numbers as they should be. A great deal of China’s GDP is US business manufacturing. Add in the low taxes and the cost of shipping and distribution are negligible to the profits being made. That iPhone X only costs $412.75 which is 59% cheaper than the retail price. The iPhone 8 costs only $247.51 to manufacture and sells for $699 retail. The cost on parts is reduced because Apple will approach component providers and buy enormous quantities, so much at times, that other competitors cannot possibly source enough components until the providers can ramp up additional production. Apple doesn’t pay much in taxes in China and the labor is insanely cheap at $1.85/hr and mandatory overtime of 20 hours a week but overtime pay is standard pay rate. Workers earn about $753/mo. It was worse before Apple took heat for the mass suicides of workers jumping off the roofs. These factories are small cities with worker dormitories and cafeterias. They sleep 6-8 per room in bunk beds. No free time, pretty much work, eat and sleep. But they are so poor and many come from agricultural farms hundreds of miles away they are willing to do this slave labor because farm life is so much worse.

    Apple could manufacture in the USA with a whole lot more automation and they could train US workers to fill highly skilled positions. Pratt & Whitney did that in the 60’s & 70’s during the peak of the cold war when they needed workers, they built an apprenticeship program and hired high school graduates and taught them everything they needed to know. My father once taught the program and he had mathematics binders full of practical application. I let the head of my High School Math Department copy them to show students how the math they were learning was being applied in the real world. There is no reason Apple could not start an apprenticeship program and provide educational assistance to the schools to increase STEM training. They already started with iOS Swift Playgrounds which teaches programming to children by making a robot navigate a game by writing code. They could teach manufacturing skills and mathematics teaching software and provide it to schools.

    The future is 3D printing which can be done even with advanced metallurgy. There are 3D printers that can create metallic alloy parts from powdered metal. It is entirely additive and not subtractive as the work historically was always done. They can recycle the unused powder and use all of it. There is very little waste. This tech continues to mature. You need skilled workers to run these machines and to maintain and repair them. Just like going from hand controls to CNC milling machines the workers need technical training.

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    • Maquis says:

      Interesting, n’est-ce pas, that PDJT ramped up US apprenticeship programs almost immediately upon taking office? He is preparing for exactly that which you envision.

      The Military can make skilled workers out of HS grads, motivated US companies can too. Amazing opportunities coming fast.

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  41. Tom Richardson says:

    “I know I shot off my mouth with my Homie, Sir, but will you forgive me?”

    “Sure, Son. Just remember who you’re dealing with here.”

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