President Trump and PM Giuseppe Conte Joint Press Conference – 2:00pm Livestream…

U.S. President Donald Trump and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will be holding a joint press conference immediately following their bilateral meeting at the White House. Anticipated start time 2:00pm EST:

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144 Responses to President Trump and PM Giuseppe Conte Joint Press Conference – 2:00pm Livestream…

  1. DanO64 says:

    Thanks SD.

    Liked by 9 people

  2. Ditch Mitch says:

    First foreign leader who apologized for speaking in the language of his country. It has been considered impolite to talk in a foreign language in the presence of others. However, apologies between leaders are not always required. From the start I like this guy.

    Liked by 27 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Protocol does not require a leader to apologize for addressing the audience in their native language. It is completely acceptable and in most cases expected. However, PM Conti’s actions showed respect for PDJT and the American people. Bravo, PM Conti.

      After hearing the press conference and Q&A I see Conti’s policies are very similar to PDJT’s.

      Liked by 15 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Ditch Mitch (and we want to ditch Mitch), I have an inkling he will be learning English because Italian is not a difficult language which I learned while in Mexico. Both come from the list of Romance languages. Bravo, Italia!

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  3. I like this guy. Finally, Italy got it right with their leader. He sounds like the Italian version of Trump.

    Liked by 23 people

    • bud says:

      Viva Italia!

      Liked by 13 people

    • calbear84 says:

      MIGA meets MAGA!

      Liked by 11 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Italy 🇮🇹 absolutely got it right with Giuseppe Conte as their PM as well as having Matteo Salvini and Luigi DiMaio as vital parts of their government! The Italians will destroy the European Union 🇪🇺. Not the U.K.!

      I wrote this on July 8th and absolutely stand by it!

      Brexit is a complete joke and Nigel Farage is absolutely right about PM May and her government. For those hoping the U.K. 🇬🇧 would be the one that takes down the European Union 🇪🇺and Globalism, you will be sadly mistaken. They are too far gone and there is no turning back for them.

      The European Union 🇪🇺 took the biggest punch in the face when the Italians formed their new government. Matteo Salvini is considered the DJT of Italy 🇮🇹. With the Italians joining the countries of Poland 🇵🇱, Hungary 🇭🇺, Slovenia 🇸🇮, Czech Republic 🇨🇿, Austria 🇦🇹 etc. as well as our country, the European Union 🇪🇺 and Globalism are truly starring at their extinction!

      From the article linked above:

      Salvini said on his Facebook page:

      “Two more ships with the flag of the Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers. These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian]where to go.”

      Last week Italy already barred the Aquarius, a ship that carried 620 migrants. Later Spain offered to accept the ship in its port and allowing the migrants into the country. It is expected to arrive in Valencia on Sunday.

      During his election campaign, Salvini vowed to put Italians first and protect the country against illegal immigration. He promised to deport 500,000 migrants within 5 years.

      Liked by 4 people

      • tonyE says:

        Well, I sure hope those migrants don’t stay in Valencia or Barcelona… send them all packing to Madrid.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Carrie2 says:

          tonyE, Madrid and Valencia my two most favorite cities and ditto Barcelona (and lots of good looking mean). Sorry to see Spain who got rid of muslims after 700 yrs. were so ignorant/stupid or whatever to open borders to them. What has happened to common sense?

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  4. ecmarsh says:

    The Daily Caller gets the first question. Cheer!

    Liked by 17 people

  5. These two have a lot of respect for each other. It is coming across very strongly.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. ogoggilby says:

    Rendi l’Italia grande di nuovo!

    Liked by 13 people

  7. JoD says:

    Scusi, Donald, ti amo.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Pa Hermit says:

    The rest of the world is slowly coming around to Trump’s way of thinking, what up with those Democrats that see it with their own lyin’ eyes?

    Liked by 11 people

  9. missilemom says:

    Italian Prime Minister…sanctions against Russia cannot be the end game. Rubio passes out.

    Liked by 18 people

    • napoleon32 says:

      McCain’s going to be pissed.

      Liked by 10 people

      • vikingmom says:

        Will he (or his handlers) issue another strongly worded tweet? Wonder what it would take to get him pissed enough that he actually made a public appearance…either he died months ago or he lied about the cancer diagnosis in order to escape possible prosecution!

        Whichever one it is, Mitch McConnell and the Governor of Arizona need to step in and demand the seat be filled with an actual human being who will represent the people of the state! (And no, that doesn’t mean Cindy or Meghan McCain!)

        Liked by 15 people

        • todayistheday99 says:

          Exactly, lets see some proof of life.

          Liked by 4 people

        • visage13 says:

          Oh my goodness, I am so glad I am not the only one to wonder if he is really still alive.

          Liked by 2 people

          • G. Combs says:

            No you are not the only one. A neighbor and my father died of brain cancer and it was FAST!

            “For adults with more aggressive glioblastoma, [like McCain] treated with concurrent temozolamide and radiation therapy, median survival is about 14.6 months and two-year survival is 30%. However, a 2009 study reported that almost 10% of patients with glioblastoma may live five years or longer.[…]” https://www.abta.org/tumor_types/glioblastoma-gbm/

            Maybe McCain and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have gone vampire…Peter Thiel believes blood transfusions from the young could be key to living forever | Daily Mail Online

            Ginsburg had pancreatic cancer (surgery on February 5, 2009), another aggressive killer. “The median survival for untreated advanced pancreatic cancer is about 3 1/2 months; with good treatment this increases to about eight months, though many will live much longer. We have encountered nine and eleven and twelve year survivors.” — pancreatica.org/pancreatic-cancer/pancreatic-cancer-prognosis/

            Sort of makes you go HUMMMMmmmm. Hubby who is now over 70 was REFUSED certain types of tests the doctor wanted done because he is ‘too old’ —- THANKS OBUMMERCARE!

            Liked by 2 people

      • Maquis says:

        If he dare be interred where Veterans and Patriots have access he will be PO’d on a regular basis. And I don’t mean “Off”…

        Liked by 6 people

      • donna kovacevic says:

        McCain expires!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Jenny R. says:

      Italy has had a speaking to each other relationship with Russia — not quite as close historically as France has in recent decades, but not awful either — Conte could be useful in creating a diplomatic bridge between DC and Moscow (and I’m sure the Italians realize this and would want it — it gives them a lot of leverage in any EU negotiations — for the EU, in spite of their wildest fantasies to the contrary, must deal with the US and Russia and must be diplomatic in these dealings; this is reality). Macron, Merkel, and May would of course regret this, but Macron has not been reliable and Merkel is completely untrustworthy as is May.
      We’ll see what becomes of it…

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  10. fedback says:

    Great press conference with real questions

    Liked by 8 people

  11. napoleon32 says:

    CNN: Former U.S intel officials state that a Russian spy masquerading as the Italian PM infiltrated White House. Sources say Mueller contemplating indictments against Conte.

    Liked by 16 people

  12. fedback says:

    Trump the Peacemaker

    Liked by 6 people

  13. napoleon32 says:

    And as usual, “muh Mueller” shouted after them as they’re leaving. Jackals.

    Liked by 6 people

  14. bleep21k says:

    CNN covergae of the Pressor;

    Chyron – Trump: “no preconditions to meet Iran AMID Threats (my emphasis)”

    Chyron – Trump: Nato ‘was going out of business” before ME (my emphasis)

    Chyron – Trump: I’d meet with Iran’s President AMID Threats

    Russia, Russia, Russia; Nato, Nato, Nato; Iran Iran Iran; Cohen tape Cohen tape Cohen tape; shutdown shutdown,shutdown; Porn, Playboy, Porn – no need to watch CNN for the next week (I know, don’t say it!)…

    LMAO!

    Liked by 14 people

  15. JoD says:

    President Trump: We are talking with the EU to build 9 to 11 ports, which they will pay for, so that we can ship our LNG.
    Did we hear that right?………Huge!

    Liked by 19 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Yes you did! Why this was mentioned at the Italian presser and not the EU presser is because a number of those ports will be in Italy.

      There is an LNG port in Croatia which was just made operational. Don’t know if they have taken any US deliveries yet. Poland has had an operational port for some time now and has taking US LNG deliveries. That port could also be used to take deliveries for Germany.

      Liked by 7 people

    • ristvan says:

      Some dollars and capacity perspective. Just did the research out of personal curiosity.

      The Russia/Germany Nordstream 2 pipeline is a clone of 1, which has a capacity of ~5.5bcf/day. After 2, the EU dependency on russian natural gas will be ~11bcf/d.

      The original Sabine Pass Cheniere project was to gassify LNG from Qatar. 4BCF/day , cost $860 million. Need ~3 EU equivalents to offset Nordstream 1 and 2 insuring strategic EU energy independence. ‘Only’ maybe $2.6 billion cost to Europe. Maybe because they have less pipeline infrastructure they will build more small regional gasifiers. Dunno

      The first two LNG trains at Sabine Pass (thanks to fracked shale gas) cost $5.6 billion, so $2.8 billion each, and each is capable of ~4.5mtpy LNG which is about 1100 BCF/year, or 3BCF/day. Sabine Pass alone will have 6 trains by 2020, and Cheniere will have a total of 9. Four of those available if needed to Europe strategically offsets Nordstream 1 and 2.
      Trump has got this, and Conte gets it. US invests ~$25 billion for a global market (Sabine Pass is contracted to Japan and Korea long term, and China medium term). Europe invests only $2.6 billion for energy security. A DEAL.

      Liked by 7 people

  16. Coldeadhands says:

    Great shot of Potus and Prime Minister Conte departing the presser with Potus patting Conte on the back several times. Very friendly toward each other as reflected in the presser.

    Liked by 10 people

  17. KBR says:

    Missed it. Had work to do and have visitors.

    Hope it will be shown again as not “livestream” but recorded.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Some in the press are funny. As the two leaders are walking away, halfway down the red carpet, “What about Mr, Muller, what about Muller.” came a squeaky metrosexual squeal. Is it possible the press is losing its Chicken-Little routine and is beginning to learn about decorum? The questions asked today showed improvement on legitimacy.

    Liked by 9 people

  19. SR says:

    There is no question about Russia inference in election, Manaford’s indictment and Mueller. The fake msm and democrats are not talking about Russia witch-hunt and Mueller anymore but our president is bringing those issues in tweets.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. PM Conte: WOW!

    MAGAnomics: Emulating Trump’s drivers for success.
    • Tax Reform with proposal to drive business growth [competitively with America]
    • Regulatory Reduction a big priority.
    • Eliminating corruption pockets & speeding up trials.
    • Accelerating displaced-worker transitions to follow-on jobs.

    National Security: Aligned and Teaming!
    • Migration Control: EU must ante up for pass-through countries.
    • Libya: Italy will own the LEAD role in Restabilization.
    … [Trump’s Neighborhood-OWNERSHIP Doctrine progresses from Mideast to the Mediterranean]
    • NATO requires balanced funding: EU must ante up.

    Trade: Joined at the hip
    • WTO must be reformed: China has not earned a seat at that table!
    • EU Trade: Italy is committed to making RECIPROCAL Trade happen.
    • Space: Italy will team with America.
    • Russia: Unthinkable to remove Minske Sanctions at this point.
    • Trans-Adriatic Pipeline: Strategic flexibility to mitigate dependence on coal.
    … Eval continues, recognizing strategic issues.

    President Trump: Partnership growing in every respect

    National Security
    • Border Security-Immigration Crisis: Government Shutdown option if Congress fails on a Solution.
    • Iran: Open to meeting – as with Putin – to avert war, killing and famine. Good for them, us, world.
    • Russia: Sanctions will remain.

    Trade: Joined at the hip
    • G7: Italy and America were most-closely aligned.
    … Message to Japan’s Abe: You WEREN’T.
    • Italian Trade Deficit of $31 Billion: We’re going to work something out.
    • Trans-Adriatic Pipeline: Competing pipeline is needed. LNG exports a factor.

    Liked by 16 people

  21. Bendix says:

    PM Cutie Pie I mean Conte.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. cocomama says:

    POTUS at the end of his speech said “9 to 11 ports.” Signal??

    Liked by 9 people

  23. andyocoregon says:

    P.M. Conte didn’t seem overly concerned about the new trade tariffs.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Publius2016 says:

    sometimes YOUTUBE makes these videos unwatchable!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Resistwemuch says:

    The media has to be against Trump. If they were to be fair and point out Trumps accomplishments in a positive way, it would end the democrat party. Along with homosexual marriage, and men in the womens showers.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. PaulM says:

    For those who follow this, they just released the final report on Malaysian Air 370.
    http://mh370.mot.gov.my

    Liked by 3 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      Thank you PaulM.

      Like

    • Paco Loco says:

      It will always be a mystery to what happened on MAS-370. It does appear that there was manual control of the airplane after it deveated from the flight path just forty minutes into the flight. The ACARS data Shows that the flight was airborne and maneuverd several course changes during the seven hours it was airborne.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Bull Durham says:

        That gets your mind off the fact that there are external means to take over and fly the plane. Whenever it takes years to determine something that is obvious, you know that it’s bulls**t. They want always to relieve corporate liability and CIA liability.

        This was part of the destabilization of the PM who also suffered the Ukraine shoot down of his other plane, and eventually was a loser in the last election, giving the US the PM they can control (who won’t make deals with China.) .

        Our government destabilized Thailand and South Korea during the same time frame getting the leaders out who were dealing closely with China.

        (In Korea, they were shocked by Moon winning and in Thailand they were surprised the Military junta went back to China for deals. So far, Malaysia hasn’t moved close to China again. But it’s early.)

        2+2+2= lost airliner. Big “accidents” often aren’t.

        Liked by 2 people

        • I was just about to say that! There was an external force to take it down. My sister in Malaysia who lives there said the aircraft was carrying some secrets and USA obama ordered to take it down. That report is about 400+ pages and nothing but cover up!

          Liked by 1 person

    • clive hoskin says:

      I still think,either the pilot or co-pilot crashed the plane on purpose.

      Liked by 2 people

  27. CorwinAmber says:

    IMHO, that was the greatest conversation between an Italian and an American since this one:

    Liked by 3 people

  28. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Journalists have apparently already given up on their pledge to support fellow reporters, attacking The Daily Caller’s White House correspondent after President Donald Trump gave him a question at Monday’s joint press conference.

    TheDC’s Saagar Enjeti asked President Trump during a joint presser with the Italian prime minister about his threats to shut down the government over border wall funding.

    It’s unclear how Enjeti’s question could be considered biased or “friendly” to the president, but that didn’t stop establishment media reporters from attacking the fact that TheDC got a question at all.

    Ken Dilanian of NBC News accused TheDC of being “Trump’s pet media,” while Shareblue’s Oliver Willis claimed that Enjeti asked “lifeline softball questions.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/30/media-attacks-daily-caller-trump-question/

    Liked by 4 people

  29. Hmmm.
    Hodeida Houthi Hell. ☠️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenny R. says:

      Arab NATO may come back on the bargaining table (although the name is a bit of a misnomer, as it would be more than Arab countries).
      Were is Iran getting the weaponry it sells to the Houthis anyway? (this is a rhetorical question)

      Like

      • Seems like Wictor is on the right track, inferring that the GCC is using micro-team warfare to minimize destruction of people and infrastructure. Lethal for all enemy leaders, but takes longer. It’s the Leaders that are the problem, so when stepping up to Lead becomes a death wish, the terrorists lose steam quickly.

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        • Jenny R. says:

          The revolution in military affairs: it’s been some time in the making; there will be more still to come –watch.

          I think the GCC (especially Saudi) got wind of some choice intel with regards to what the Obama/Clinton/Kerry group had in store for them (and after shaking them down for some millions in “be nice to us” money, that’s cold right there). There was some chatter 8 years ago that largely got overlooked, but was I believe significant — and then Iran started making Saudi snuff videos with missiles and stuff with a real vengeance…
          that’s why, when presented the opportunity the Saudis jumped on it and I don’t think they’re going to look back.

          But I have to thank this site for putting me onto the Wictor feed: I don’t always agree with his ideas or philosophies, but he is a very entertaining read and is often makes perceptive comments imhao. There are some others. They are now on my source list to be sure.

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  30. Dora says:

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  31. GB Bari says:

    Looks like PM Conte is the real deal. Any crack in the EU works to our advantage and PDJT is a master at exploiting good opportunities when they occur.

    Liked by 6 people

  32. Donna in Oregon says:

    I am so happy that PM Conte wants to preserve the Italian culture. It’s a beautiful culture.

    Globalist Corporate Swamp Rat media has infected the world…..so sad. I don’t know why people all around the world are being shamed for celebrating their origins and uniqueness.

    “I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness.
    They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.”

    ― W.B. Yeats

    Liked by 4 people

    • “wants to preserve the Italian culture…” Absolutely, we see two leaders that want to preserve Western Civilization. Cradled in Rome, Athens, Jerusalem, and Europe. It is only the few misdirected leaders in Europe that ignore the barbarians invading from the Middle East and Africa that brings the disaster of multi-culti insanity. This modern day Roman is smart.

      Liked by 2 people

  33. donna kovacevic says:

    I adore the Italian culture and have many neighbors that are Italian. They are friendly very helpful, kind and will shout across the fence “Mrs come for an espresso and have some vegetables from the garden and some vino.

    Liked by 7 people

  34. NYGuy54 says:

    “Mr Prime Minister, it is fairly well established that Pres Trump is regarded as scum amongst us in the American media. The question I have for you, Mr Prime Minister, is what kind of scum is Pres Trump in your educated judgment?”

    I almost expect that.

    Liked by 4 people

  35. pacnwbel says:

    Every day I ponder on how much better America would be by now, and other countries too, if The President were receiving full throated support from all quarters instead of the ritual carping and disputatious unhinged incivility from lefties and their brain dead ilk in the media.(most not all media).

    Liked by 3 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Don’t forget our RINOs.

      Liked by 2 people

    • G. Combs says:

      “…Every day I ponder on how much better America would be by now…” if the Yellow Stream media (4th Estate) wasn’t a Fifth Column Trojan Horse destroying our country and culture from within.

      Actually an Economist figured it out and it is shocking.

      2013 Federal Regulations Have Made You 75 Percent Poorer
      U.S. GDP is just $16 trillion instead of $54 trillion

      “The growth of federal regulations over the past six decades has cut U.S. economic growth by an average of 2 percentage points per year, according to a new study in the Journal of Economic Growth. As a result, the average American household receives about $277,000 less annually than it would have gotten in the absence of six decades of accumulated regulations—a median household income of $330,000 instead of the $53,000 we get now.[…]”

      Liked by 1 person

  36. musicdoc2020 says:

    That PM looks like an older version of Canadian Trudeau. But with a normally functioning brain..

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Sunshine says:

    The U.S. will export LNG and the EU will be paying for the nine European ports. Excellent. MAGA. Trump, the dealmaker.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenny R. says:

      We could also use this as a pretext to move our military units to countries that play nice with us as well — so ports and new bases. After all, we need to be close by to protect said ports…
      Bye Felicia, er Angela and Theresa (although I highly doubt we get out of England…unless they go total idiot). You do not wish to be “occupied”, so perhaps you will like being surrounded more to your taste.

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  38. paper doll says:

    Glad to see Italy just say no to those boats and cutting the welfare….that’s the ticket. They will self deport

    Like

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