July 11th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #538

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1,094 Responses to July 11th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #538

  1. Pam says:

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  2. A2 says:

    The expected blasting by China over the new US tariffs was published in the People’s Daily, entitled, “Latest US tariff threat slammed”. (12 July 2018). However what was of interest is the Chinese language version is more direct (active rather than passive voice) and very insulting.

    It states that the WH has lost its mind, lost it’s rationality, is idiotic, has overbearing arrogance and so on. It was like time traveling back to the good old days of anti-American rhetoric that was only matched by the DPRK.

    (English version)

    (Chinese version)

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  3. A2 says:

    “Nord Stream 2 is a Bad Deal for Europe”

    “This week, Western leaders will gather at the NATO Summit in Brussels to discuss the most pressing issues of the day, likely including the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. The pipeline, owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom, would significantly increase Moscow’s capacity to export natural gas directly to Germany. Nord Stream 2 is too often mistakenly framed as primarily a German commercial issue or a Ukrainian transit problem, since the country will be bypassed by the new pipeline. Sometimes, even more misleadingly, it is portrayed as a rival to the United States’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ambitions to European markets.

    But is this gas pipeline really that bad for Europe?

    The short answer is an unequivocal yes. Here are the four main reasons why:

    1. It undermines Europe’s energy security strategy
    2. It would help Russia export corruption to Europe
    3. Explosions or military accidents could disrupt Europe’s gas supplies
    4. Nord Stream 2 increases exposure to cyber risks
    (Need to read the article)

    “The verdict

    Nord Stream 2 not only runs counter to the European Union’s energy security strategy, but also creates new security risks. Decision makers from Lisbon to Helsinki should make it unambiguously clear that they oppose the building of this pipeline.

    Still, given the political delicacy of the matter, it is up to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners to decide how Berlin wants to be seen by its neighbors and allies. As Europe’s leading power, will Germany rise to the challenge and, for Europe’s sake, demonstrate genuine leadership by blocking Nord Stream 2? Or will Berlin succumb to local interests, the Kremlin’s wooing and pressure, and undermine EU solidarity at a time when greater unity is most needed? The ball is in Germany’s court. ”

    This is why the President pointedly brought this up at the NATO meeting.

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  4. IMO says:

    FBI Whistleblower Robyn Gritz Speaks Out Against Bureau Gender Inequality & A Culture of Retaliation

    at around the 20:00 mark Robyn said she doesn’t remember Peter she tried looking for Strokes f.b.i graduation record and couldn’t find one.
    True pundit reported that Strokes dad was c.i.a.

    Question: did Strokes have a dual roll? possibly with f.b.i and another agency? Anyhow interesting stuff.

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Strzok no graduation picture?

      Like obama?

      And I believe I read somewhere that Strzok’s father was stationed in africa at some point


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  5. Chris Four says:

    Now ICE’s wall might have to come down.

    The city’s Bureau of Development Services issued a correction notice to ICE on Monday, after inspecting the fence. The structure was erected last week, following weeks of protest outside the southwest Portland facility.

    “Upon examination, the inspector found that the fence was more than eight feet tall, which is a violation of Oregon Structural Specialty Code,” the city of Portland said in a statement. “A formal letter will be sent to the property owner. The property owner is required to respond to the correction notice within 10 days of receipt.”

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  6. FofBW says:

    Kind of quiet for the moment.

    Guess the Mid-night shift is getting warmed up coffeed up to bring in another MAGA day!

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  7. phoenixRising says:


  8. phoenixRising says:

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  9. Melania’s wardrobe!


  10. Melania is the star!


  11. phoenixRising says:

    Anti-Trump Protest at NATO Draws Only a Couple Dozen



  12. Chris Four says:

    Partner of Estonia’s Prime Minister, Karin Ratas; Partner of Sweden’s Prime Minister, Ulla Lofven, Partner of Slovenia’s Prime Minister, Mojca Stropnik; Partner of Bulgaria’s President, Desislava Radeva; First Lady of Turkey, Emine Gulbaran Erdogan; NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg’s partner Ingrid Schulerud; Belgian Prime Minister Michel’s partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien; First Lady of the US Melania Trump; First Lady of France Brigitte Macron; husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Gauthier Destenay and Partner of European Council President Malgorzata Tusk


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