President Trump G20 Press Conference – 2:30am EST Livesteam…

President Trump will be holding a press conference this morning as the G20 summit has concluded. The presser is scheduled for 2:30am EST in Osaka Japan. There are multiple media reports that President Trump and Chairman Xi Jinping have agreed to restart trade discussions.  This will likely be a primary focus of questions as the world is watching.

UPDATE: Video Added

With the pre-G20 magnanimous panda activity by China, there’s little doubt Chairman Xi will have offered a modification in DPRK influence in exchange for a some form of trade negotiations; likely now limited to the restart.  That would present a position where Vice-Chairman Liu He can reengage with the U.S. team (Lighthizer and Mnuchin).

It would make sense for President Trump to pause any further tariff action as an act of good faith if that move can get Kim Jong-Un released. It costs the U.S. position nothing.

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335 Responses to President Trump G20 Press Conference – 2:30am EST Livesteam…

  1. gringz says:

    It’s a shame this press conference was in the middle of the night. Most people won’t see it. It’s the best one yet.

    Liked by 14 people

    • ivehadit says:

      Email to everyone you know!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Ken Lawson says:

      Most people wouldn’t see it even if it were in prime time. Most Americans don’t pay attention to politics, let alone international political issues. More Americans should see and hear our president and then I have no doubt more would support him. Lack of knowledge about what’s happening in our country and world is why our nation is in such sad political shape and only 50% of eligible voters actually vote.

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      • Old Codger says:

        Why would you want more UNINFORMED CLOWNS to vote?

        We already have plenty of those, they’re called DEMOCRATS!

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        • Judith says:

          @Old Codger..which is why only 26 percent of eligible voters managed to vote ^correctly in 2016. The fifty percent who stayed home likely gave up voting years ago, due to the futility of the UNiparty construct. They weren’t fooled by it. There is no lesser of two evils when it comes to New World Order Globalists.

          Those who accurately saw that the Bushes were as malevolent as the Clintons, the McCains and Romneys every bit as devious as Barry Hussein.. doesn’t mean they are stupid.

          Disillusioned and disenfranchised is a more accurate description. Before Donald Trump came along, the American voter was effectively neutered. It was heads they win, tails we lose. #UNiparty

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          • swissik says:

            @Judith: you describe it well because that is what I feel, but I still make the effort to vote although I live in California where politics is dismal to say the least. My middle aged kids tell me that if I don’t vote I can’t complain. I do many write ins and I categorically vote no on all issues that cost the taxpayers ever more money.

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          • PBR says:

            My brother was early to figure out that our 2 party system was/is indeed the Uni-party. He hasn’t voted for 20 years at least. He was a college creative writing teacher and retired early because he just couldn’t take it anymore.
            He will not listen to anything about hope regarding Trump. This is very difficult as we are very close. He thinks Trump is evil like all politicians and is not going to “save us”. He says Trump has the worse people, swamp people, working for him. He thinks Trump has done nothing that he said he would do, and all Trump does is blame the Dems. He doesn’t even think Trump really wants to do what he promises.
            My point is, SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT! Vote for the lesser of the evil because there sure as heck is at least that!
            Go Trump!
            p.s. I have never been one to follow politics closely except for the 2016 election and Trump. I admire him and would like to meet him. I’ve never said that about any other President.
            And thank God for CTH.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      gringz, our President is amazing with the stamina and caring enough to give this long press conference AND treated well by the press that were there from various locations unlike what he and Sarah have and had with the press here. He covered a lot of material and spoke honestly which after 8 yrs. of nothing of value was impressive to those who are members of CTC with Sundance always up to the moment informing us. This appears to be probably the best G20 meeting in decades. I pray every day for our President and thank God for sending him to our Republic. Also sanctuary cities must go and cities such as LA and SF have become dirty diseased cities and all to what purpose? Treating your citizens this badly is a sign that liberals/leftists/communists don’t give a darn about anything but having CONTROL and hopefully we will see that disappearing or as many have said let NY and CA secede from the contract of our UNITED STATES of America.

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      • PBR says:

        Work to get your state to join the Confederation of States. Read about it online. This is our real hope. Trump will not be around forever. We need to claim back our country from the government.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Unfortunately, the media will have ample opportunity to cherry-pick excerpts that can and will be spun to reflect poorly on the President. Fairness and accuracy are only guidelines.

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      • Kristin DeBacco says:

        dallasdan: that would mean a lot of cutting and parsing. This was a great presser.. The President was clear in what he wanted to divulge. We understand there are things he does not want to say.

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    • swimeasy says:

      As expected, Daily Beast is reporting the outcome as POTUS caved to China because of resumption or US parts being sold to Huawei. Typical MSM. It is too bad that more would not be able to see the discussion in context to understand that was a move toward the bigger goals.

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    • trump20162024 says:

      The Trumpster is WINNING.

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  2. GSparrow says:

    I was very impressed by P Trump’s answers and his handling of Acosta and all the other reporters questions. A few Dem stooges will likely try to spin the Press Conf. negatively but any rational person will not.

    The Climate change question will be hounding POTUS right up to the Presidential debates and it is an important issue to some Americans, (How many?) His answer on the issue was as effective as it could be in this venue but whenever I hear this question asked I think of Energy Secretary Rick Perry who often brags about how carbon emissions were reduced in Texas’s Energy sector etc more than any signatory country still in the Paris Agreement.

    The link below is not the best example of Perry’s skill at explaining a sensible and non destructive economic policy to reducing carbon emissions (for pollution reduction as well) but I couldn’t find his best. The only glitch is his fondness for Wind generators but his other points are very good about making changes through innovation rather than just talk and insane imposed Green legislation written by a Socialist nitwit like OAC.

    Trump should echo aspects of Perry’s suggestions in future press conferences because they have worked in Texas.

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    • GSparrow says:

      The Current Time didn’t set in the video so cursor to 2:47 to skip the introduction.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I’ll believe we need a new green deal when The SWAMP is drinking from water fountains instead us billing us for bottled water by the TONNAGE on a weekly basis, as if we can afford it. Are their cafeterias and restaurants green friendly?

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        The Swamp sees themselves as our rulers and the elite that aren’t required to live the way they want to force us to live. They have no concept of serving our nation or the voters. They are in it for power and money. The idea that they would “lower” themselves to live like they expect us to is unheard of to them.

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        • Judith says:

          As far as the UNiparty’s New World Order Globalists are concerned, there are the herders, who are just too smart by half, and then there are the “unaware and compliant,” aka the herded. It’s true. Just ask Hellary and Podesta.

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    • MVW says:

      No one is asking about the Grand Solar Minimum that starts in 2020 until 2035. New peer reviewed paper just published in the prestigious journal ‘Nature’ outlines NATURAL causes of half degree C / 100 years ongoing and still ongoing since the Maunder Minimum ended nearly 300 years ago (remember the devastating ‘Little Ice AGE’).

      So the political fake science is pushed, with the hope of killing our country economically when instead we are facing serious reverse warming (called cooling, or super cold winters and short, rough. GROWING SEASONS).

      Here is the link to the paper.
      https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-45584-3

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    • Gary Thomson says:

      It is ironical that the climate change question comes from a German reporter. It is his country that has spent billions on making a change to “clean” energy but has nothing to show for it. Germany’s CO2 output has stayed the same or has even risen whereas the CO2 emissions of the United States have gone down. That being said, I wish President Trump would just say to people, “Read ‘Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People’ by Roy Spencer. Read that and you’ll understand why I don’t agree with crazy deals that destroy economies.”

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      • Ordinaryman says:

        The German CO2 levels don’t change because their emission devices must be using the same flawed software that was used in Volkswagen cars sold to the US. (Sarcasm)

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      • swissik says:

        Or the president could simply say what one of my friends always says “in a 100 years all new people”. That would really explode a number of heads!

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      • I wish for that response too but the President is playing his audience correctly. He doesn’t need another distraction preventing him from getting things done and providing cover for the Left. The truth about the frauds and manipulators using this pseudoscience to gain there aims and destroy US prosperity would be ignored. It is better if not so soul satisfying to side step the issue while disentangling it’s advocated from Government positions & power.

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    • Orygun says:

      To paraphrase his answer on Climate change. No more federal subsidies for green technologies that don’t work. Windmills and solar panels do more environmental damage than provide benefit.
      They are really more of a scheme for income redistribution than anything useful.

      Liked by 12 people

      • woodstuff says:

        The giant windmills in west Texas destroy the scenery and cost an obscene amount of taxpayer money. I learned that there is not enough cable to carry the electricity to large cities and the voltage drop across the long distances is counter productive. Meanwhile, power plants still use natural gas and coal to fuel their plants when the wind doesn’t blow. Besides, I am a bird lover and I hate to see the mass slaughter of them.

        I’m sure that this situation is the same in other parts of the USA and the world.

        Solar panels are good only for isolated street signs and small items. The cost of recycling solar junk is very high. Solar panels don’t last very long either.

        End rant.

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        • California Joe says:

          If I kill one Bald Eagle the penalty would be two years in federal prison. A windmill generator farm kills hundreds and it’s a non-event! Third World Overpopulation is the primary cause of pollution and environmental damage not my Toyota or plastic straws. Third world cesspools like Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, Mexico, India, Africa and Central America are incubators for crime, corruption, poverty and pollution but the Democrats and the news media want to blame you instead. Climate change is the dog whistle for paying welfare to Third World governments!

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    • Texian says:

      Global Warming Climate Change Climate Warming Climate Cooling is ALL BLLSHT..

      And Liberalism is a Mental Disorder. How do we know this – liberals are sticking hoses up animals asses because they are scared of Global Warming Climate Change Climate Warming Climate Cooling.. Abusing animals..

      What does that say about a Society?

      Those who are abusive to animals are commonly abusive to humans and prone to other deleterious aberrant societal behavior.. Like self-destructive Socialist – Communistic behavior..

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Personally the windmills are ugly, give back very little ROI (Return on Investment) and have resulted in killing birds, bats, etc., which are essential to our existence, and I see no reason to be giving OUR money to have them at all. If a company/person wanst to build windmills because they are sooo great, then use their own funds and not ours. No wind, no power and that is happening a lot. As to solar we now know they actually ADD more heat to our climate, are costly and even have read where some electric companies will only take a little and pay little for solar energy. Again, if solar is so great we should not be giving them money to build them and let the investor put up the money. We have a huge debt to pay off and hence should NOT give billions and see the companies going into bankruptcy and we have lost that money. I studied economics and it is time for this swamp congress to come to us to confirm or not expenditures of OUR TAX MONEY!

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      • Esther says:

        Carrie2 – Windmills also take up a lot of valuable real estate and provide minimal results considering how big a footprint they have. And of course they have extremely inconsistent and unreliable output.

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        • annieoakley says:

          They kill massive amounts of raptors, and bats. So eagles, hawks, are disappearing in areas with wind farms and mosquitos are bigger and more numerous than ever. It all gets blamed on climate change even when the cause are the ugly, stupid, dangerous and destructive windmills.

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      • Orygun says:

        The subsidies help pay to install them but after that the maintenance is on the owner. Look at how many of them don’t even turn any more.
        At some point we are going to have to pay to remove these hideous things from our landscape when they all quit turning.

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        • Absolutely correct, Orygun. I own land in the south and the mid-west, and was approached by companies wanting to place windfarms on some of the land. I had my attorney review two different states’ regulations and laws regarding the REMOVAL of the wind mills, if something were to go wrong.

          I learned that it is the land OWNER’S responsibility to remove the wind mills; this is not controlled or regulated by any state or federal agency. Compare this policy for wind mills to oil wells. When something happens with an oil well on my land, that state’s Corporation Commission REQUIRES the oil company to immediately ameliorate the situation.

          Wind power catches a lot of breaks that oil companies can only dream of… And, this is just one of the many reasons that caused me to choose NOT to allow any wind farms on any of the land. The possible/potential benefits of having wind turbines on my property doesn’t even begin to outweigh the liability and headaches generated by them.

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    • Old Codger says:

      “….it is an important issue to some Americans, (How many?)…”

      Oh, I’d say about 23 to 28 DEMS are stupid enough to care about climate change; the same number you’d put in the Dallas Cowboy Stadium to show the percentage of carbon dioxide to the other atmospheric gases! (23 seats out of 100,000 seats!!!)

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    • PBR says:

      If the issue of climate change were really important, we citizens would be asked to do specific things to help. it’s called sacrifice. Just like people had to do in WWII in the US and especially G Britain. Is this happening? No. How about rationing? I don’t want that but asking people to do their part would be important. Don’t ride when you can walk. Conserve electricity. Conserve (ESPECIALLY) water as it is our most precious resource. Grow your own food. Waste less. Use what you need. Give away the rest.
      I think the govt (GLOBALISTS) just want us to pay, pay, pay, so their coffers are fuller and ours less so. Then we are even more controlled and dependent on the Global network.
      Until the Govt asks me to do these things, I will not believe that Climate Change is a true crisis. I will just do my part and you should find your part.

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  3. fred5678 says:

    What vitality. What stamina. What mastery of a multitude of subjects.

    Close your eyes and imagine Hillary at the podium for maybe 15 or 20 minutes MAX!!

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  4. sunnyflower5 says:

    Outstanding work, Mr. President.
    Great to wake up to this press conference.
    Looking forward to the Korean leg of the trip.

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  5. TwoLaine says:

    About to arrive in Japan.

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  6. sDee says:

    After a lifetime of Presidents who are under control, what a sight to see one in control!

    I think I will watch it again.

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  7. 1776XTexan says:

    So help me understand, China buys more agriculture goods and we allow US companies to sell to Huwaii again? All for the “promise” of restarting talks? Haven’t I seen this song and dance before? Oh well, I trust what POTUS is doing. Just seems like we are back to square one tbh.

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    • Joshua2415 says:

      Trump Tariffs are still in place on hundreds of millions of dollars of Chinese goods, so China is PAYING us while we talk.
      China agrees to buy more US farm goods, so they are PAYING us while we talk.
      Trump allows US companies to once again sell American made components to Huwaii, so they are PAYING us while we talk.
      Notice any trend??

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      • Esther says:

        Am really surprised that Trump eased up on Huawei. Anyone has any thoughts on what advantage there is to Trump giving Huawei a breather at such a critical time? Its simply not a concession that seems beneficial to the USA.

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        • ristvan says:

          Esther, Hauwei is complicated. Not allowing it to buy US components not available elsewhere is a virtual death sentence for China’s biggest domestic telecom manufacturer. Xi cannot have that considering his own domestic market that Hauwei supplies. Trump agreed. That is an easy give. US is not at risk and US companies gain Chinese sales.

          Whole different issue about Hauwei as an espionage back door (certain) and IP thief (also certain). That is why PDJT said Hauwei will be left to last, after the rest of the deal is done.

          Pure Art of the Deal.

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        • Regrets, Esther– Didn’t intend to “like” your statement. WordPress just seems to have a mind of its own.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Missed the point 1776Texan.

      There is no deal that is the best deal for the US

      Let me break it down from my study here and my own life experience

      1 We continue to collect tens of billions in tariffs

      2 Using the tariff money to subsidise our farmers will not be nessacery because China will resume buying agricultural products.

      3 Our tech companies will resume selling product to Huawei as they and their products continue to be blacklisted.

      4 extradition of Huawei’s CEO continues. (So you dont get blindsided expect that prosecution to be handled by the State department and a spy swap offered)

      5 Trump moves forward with Kim, I expect to see a move toward impacting the NK population in a positive way soon so that they will see some bennifits. They will not know why ( news blackout) but over time they will become aware and not want to go back.

      In other words Trump says OK Xi you do 1-5 and I won’t do anything deal?

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    • Also additional tariffs are still looming if China does not want to play nice. We give up nothing.

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    • jleonard14 says:

      Their won’t be a deal until next year when the Chinese realize Trump is in office until 2025. Same with Iran. That’s what’s at stake, folks.

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  8. Libertybella says:

    Our President…A Gryffindor working with a congress full of Slytherin

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  9. sarasotosfan says:

    “We gave them a list of things we would like them [China] to buy.”

    Outstanding!

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  10. Whew……Sundance gives us a lot to digest so early on a Saturday morning. Thanks SD; you’re doing an awesome job reporting.

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  11. webgirlpdx says:

    Anyone else notice how when the President goes to these summits work actually gets done and not just a bunch of world leaders hanging out for photo ops?

    Also, when P45 meets with the individual leaders, they all mirror his body language and sit forward in chairs — not the Barry Metroexcual sitting back with legs crossed. Power. True Power.

    Sundance: Where you got the pic of President looking back at Mnchuin and Lighthizer, with their smiles back at them will be another one for the ages. Such a ‘We got this” moment.

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    • Ron Jaeger says:

      Funny , I caught that sh*t eating grin as I first scrolled this article . LOL , that pic says oodles and it never even bubbled up until you pointed it out but subconsciously it really did register .

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  12. wightmanfarm says:

    Headline should read: After 2 Dumpster Fire Democrat Debates, Trump’s reelection Appears Almost Certain and China Returns to the Bargaining Table for Trade Discussions.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      What a sad commentary in America that half the electorate doesn’t have the brain power to understand the historic ramifications of the President’s actions. All they’re capable of are the silly emotions of “He says mean things”

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      • Will Hunt says:

        It takes time, focus and some degree of comprehension to study the facts and form an opinion.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Yes but even that only requires what used to be a normal high school education and some “street smarts”. A large percentage of people under the age of 45 in this country have neither. Their originally empty “skulls full of mush” were and remain filled with Leftwing propaganda including an abundance of falsely-premised social justice narratives. They lack both an understanding of American history and an understanding of economics.
          Yet these same people can and do vote.

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          • NC Patriot says:

            Fortunately 2/3 of the voting population is ABOVE that age range—-and some below that have been home schooled, followed Q in support of POTUS and are better informed.

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        • Sportyclays says:

          And yet they seem perfectly capable of recounting the nuances of the last Kardashian episode and discussing the implications of Drake’s dopest tweets…

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          • Esther says:

            The reason the founding fathers gave so “power” to the media is that they recognized that the media had two very important roles.
            1. Keep the electorate informed about their government and current and world affairs
            2. Investigate the actions of the government that it did not turn against the citizens.
            The media ceased to do any of these two thing long ago, and instad focused on mindless entertainment and disinformation via talking heads programmed to brainwashed.
            The Result – A generation of misinformed, uninformed brainless twats who are a danger to themselves and this country.

            Granted the educational system failed to educate on many different levels, but again, the media assisted every facet of government in their disinformation campaigns to the public. Hence the most appropriate and accurate term FAKE NEWS, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

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      • Linda K. says:

        I wouldn’t have seen the depth of this story either, to be honest, if I wasn’t reading here. Most people, myself included, were used to these summit talks being “nothing” tangible
        and world economics seemed beyond our control.
        I knew our country had changed as far as “jobs” and capability but didn’t realize what a difference a real President, like Trump,(instead of the sellouts we have had) could make.

        Trump is so unusual, eventually even the dems are going to see it. If Kim gets rid of his nukes, everyone (even that loser, Jimmy Carter, who offered to talk with Kim for Trump last year, after failing with N.K. when he was Prez) is going to have to give Trump credit.

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        • Mike Dennis says:

          “…is going to have to give Trump credit.”
          Nope. They will give China the credit for preventing that Trump lunatic from starting a war on their northern border.

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        • dallasdan says:

          Carter’s melanoma chemotherapy treatment with Keytruda causes a condition resulting from many chemotherapy regimens, and it is most easily described to laymen as “chemo-brain.” The result is significantly diminished cognitive ability. I witnessed this in a dear friend whose melanoma was not cured by Keytruda (the presence of specific genetic markers in the patient appear to be a requisite for the treatment’s efficacy), and the disease took his life.

          Patients and their families become clearly aware of the diminished mental capacity and usually try to compensate by accepting the reality. Clearly, Carter has not done so, and his preposterous claim about the President’s “illegitimate election” is conclusive proof of both his mental impairment and his desperate personal compulsion to appear relevant.

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        • Totally agree.

          I thank SD for every article, post, report and analysis. Nowhere else do we get the strategies nuances and possible motives of every important meeting.

          Not to mention the humor and optimism.

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        • Ron Jaeger says:

          I as well on the depth of this story. Thank You Sundance from the bottom of my heart for illuminating what Trump is doing to remake America to what I remember as a child in the sixties growing up in Calif.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        webgirl, just like children do when denied or losing what they want. Mean, crying, yelling and saying how you be so mean. So, as a good parent you let them rant and rave and get their behinds spanked to settle them down to reality. Listening to the 2020 “candidates” made many of us even more aware that not one had a valid offering but all for owning our Republic and us, and not a good brain amongst them either. A few actually were clowns or selfish or ignorant more than the others. We cannot picture even one of them having the knowledge, background,and super ability to do what Pres. Trump has done and accomplished and never will because each of them loves themselves and want to be noticed and followed. Well, sorry to tell them you all lost any real possibility of being anything more than you are already – not competent, hate freedom, are greedy as democrats usually are, and frankly are not capable of being much of a decent human being considering your past and what you want for our Republic.

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      • piper567 says:

        webgirl, in defense of an unknown % of our population, they are not being kept informed of ANYTHING positive this President is doing.

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  13. Lion2017 says:

    We are all so proud of this great President! What is the timeframe for his trip to Korea?

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  14. Joshua2415 says:

    Square one? Seriously??
    Trump Tariffs are still in place on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods, so China is PAYING US… while we talk.
    China agrees to buy more US farm goods, so China is PAYING US… while we talk.
    Trump allows US companies to once again sell American made components to Huwaii, so China is PAYING US…while we talk.
    Notice a trend??

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  15. sarasotosfan says:

    Thank you Sundance.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Hoosier says:

    My wife just made a comment about the situation with China and Trump’s concessions.

    “Ok, ok, I will let you paint the fence. I mean I really wanted to but I will let you do it.”

    Xi is outmatched.

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    • Risa says:

      Such a perfect analogy!

      Poor Mark Twain, another American classic our public school students are no longer exposed to. Political correctness was designed to destroy our culture.

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      • Doppler says:

        Exactly.

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      • rashomon says:

        Correction: Political correctness HAS destroyed our culture. I don’t know that we can ever walk it back so that true dialogues can take place.

        Dialogues such as those we are witnessing now with PDJT were replaced by warmongering and violence over the last century. Our president shows up to talk face-to-face and shake hands with leaders who were made into boogie men by former administrations unwilling to take the time and pay attention to detail.

        All that rooster preening and puffery gets nations into wars that only benefit the banksters and vultures who gather up the leavings of the defeated.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Brilliant comparison.

      Mark Twain really understood human nature.

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    • trishinsouthernillinois says:

      My cousin said president TRUMP should have answered a few questions in Russian LOL

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  17. Is this man a fantastic President or what?!

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  18. scrap1ron says:

    “It would make sense for President Trump to pause any further tariff action as an act of good faith if that move can get Kim Jong-Un released. It costs the U.S. position nothing.”

    I disagree. It costs President Trump time. Our leftist enemies, both foreign and domestic, are trying to run out the clock on Trump’s presidency. Once he is out of office it will revert back to the same old, same old.

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    • Dave Hunter says:

      I agree with you. When you’ve got your foot on the neck of the enemy, and the Chinese are very much our enemy, why let up on the pressure? The Chinese are desperate to stop the additional tariffs, which if implemented would virtually ensure they’ll negotiate in good faith! The president screwed the pooch.

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      • Amy2 says:

        Now if he could just get his foot on the neck of Congress, we could get border security! Do snakes have necks??

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      • treehouseron says:

        “the president screwed the pooch” LOL tell us more about how much smarter than the President you are, Dave. Tell us more about how you’ve got it all figured out, I’ll just be over here laughing my ass off.

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      • Ahh, but China buying our grain, US selling none national security products to Huawei. In exchange for delaying additional tariffs while we negotiate is not enough?

        The additional tariffs are only delayed until we have an agreement or China no longer plays nice or time expires.

        Time for “Tea at the DMZ.”

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Concur.

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    • WRB says:

      This comment is called “second guessing”, and it is difficult to not indulge in it. But the reality is that (1) we are not as informed as POTUS (2) POTUS is better at this than we are.

      There are (short-term) down-sides to imposing tariffs on the second tranche of Chinese imports. The first tranche are goods where there are alternate sources. The next tranche would be goods less easily replaced, and tariffs may be more directly felt by the US just as the election season warms up.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Just because Trump eased on prohibitions, temporarily, on Huawei doesn’t mean the problem doesn’t still exist and must be fixed. China knows that. Also, I would expect China to relent on whatever actions they’ve taken on their side. Meanwhile current tariffs are in place and sane companies will continue to limit their China exposure.

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  19. pyromancer76 says:

    I have bookmarked Pyrthores comment upthread, a cryptic, great summary of our new era, the President Donald Trump Era, beginning (on an escalator ride) in 2016. Here is the heart of it: “and by the way– since medieval times (AD 1100, 1215 et seq.) Anglo-European cultures have fitfully eschewed collectivist Statism for free-market entrepreneurial risk/reward via enumerated consent-of-the-governed under Rule of Law.”

    It’s worth a read and a reread (with a contemporary dictionary at one’s side): Pyrthroes says:
    June 29, 2019 at 6:08 am above.

    Once elites can only impoverish everyone and everything (land, sea, and air) except themselves, even the plebs beg for a breath of fresh air. Constitutional Republic principles in for the resuscitation. Naw! Better a rebirth and a new life for the new era.

    Sundance and CTH provide the groundwork and foundation.

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  20. jnr2d2 says:

    Sorry, Trump wins 2020 and the house goes Republican.
    The Demos shit show will only continue to smell. Even the socialist MSM doesn’t have enough lipstick for this pig!!!

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    • swimeasy says:

      Agree jnr2d2, but only if we do our part. We MUST get the House back and reelect President Trump so he can follow through on issues that Dems and Decepticon Republicans are blocking him.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Knowing they are very likely to lose the presidential election in 2020, I anticipate the Dems will heighten their focus and efforts to retain control of the House so they may continue to successfully obstruct all MAGA-related legislation.

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  21. Dave Hunter says:

    Why throw the Chinese a lifeline by holding off on the new tariffs? They’re not going to negotiate in good faith, they’ve proven that already. The president caved.

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    • Eric says:

      Sounds like the Chinese caved. You seem like a glass half empty kind of guy.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Short term pause. Timing. Ag buys and concluding other deals.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      “Why throw the Chinese a lifeline . . .” – because President Trump does not want a war.

      Push people, countries, into a corner deep enough, hard enough, they will have no choice but to strike out;

      as the President has said many times, he’s in no hurry. President Trump is showing the Panda that it can let the Dragon sleep a little longer in its cave.

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    • treehouseron says:

      Meet Dave Hunter. He imagines he’s more intelligent than the leader of the free world. Dave thinks, in his huge expansive mind, that he knows enough about global politics to out maneuver the President with ideas like “I would have kept doing what the President was doing 1 day ago”

      Keep ’em coming Dave, we’d love to hear your criticism about President Trump’s actions at the border

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    • Tl Howard says:

      POTUS’ moves are never about ONE step but about future steps in the same way playing a master poker player is never playing ONE hand when the pot is not as large as he knows it will get…it’s about setting up the others for a future hand or hands.

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    • Ron Jaeger says:

      Caved how ??? China is buying across the board and paying thru the wazoo . MAGA . That pic of Mnuchin grinning like a mule eating briars says it all .

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  22. tommyd22 says:

    Watching President Trump field these questions for over an hour one cannot help but laugh at the left calling him stupid and out of control and the like..
    This man has a great handle on this countries affairs. There is no hesitation or stumbling through explanations, no talking for 10 minutes per question without saying a darn thing like his predecessor.
    This is a President that is fully engaged in the issues and is not afraid to stand there and have extended discussions with the world press.
    Such a difference from the last Officeholder.
    America is in great hands at the moment. It is imperative PDJT gets a second term.

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  23. Scott says:

    As I see it, Trump gave Xi a way out. With things going back to what they were before it broke down, it shows Xi being “strong” by getting things back on track after the politburo nixed what the negotiator brought to them.

    Xi now seems in charge and a good negotiator to Trump. It’s just that most people don’t see that Trump allowed it to begin with. Xi knows it. Trump gave a lifeline to Xi. I don’t think Trump will give another lifeline.

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  24. TradeBait says:

    Greatest POTUS of my lifetime – no comparison. FWIW, I voted for PRR.

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  25. Beenthere says:

    Trump is not tired. Trump is showing gravitas!

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  26. Pew-Anon says:

    Meanwhile, Europe announces INSTEX is operational.

    https://www.dw.com/en/eu-mechanism-for-trade-with-iran-now-operational/a-49407662

    Curiously timed…right as Trump meets with Xi. This is rather big news. I’d be interested in SD’s take on this “coincidence”. ZH has their take…

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-28/trump-unleash-hell-europe-after-eu-says-spv-circumvent-swift-and-iran-sanctions-now

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      1. Please tell me we have a FISA warrant on John Kerry.

      2. Maybe Europe and Jarrett-Kerry-Obama are begging, prodding Trump to respond – to cause global financial and political reaction, to reduce his re-election odds.

      3. Tariff / NATO requirements just got upped.

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    • sucesfuloser says:

      They are sowing their own destruction. Britain is heading out of the EU, the sooner the better, leaving France and Germany to continue their imperial dreams of old. Germany has become the head of the new European Empire without firing a shot, they make neighbors vassal states. Foolish France will never be more then the Reich’s ass kisser. Germany’s jealousy of America is obvious and does not serve them well; competition is healthy, friction not so much.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Absolutely correct. And all this even as the European citizens sees their country and culture under attack by alien hordes whose vote the politicians prize over their fractured, declining population vote.

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    • PinotNoir says:

      Xi’s counter-stroke. End the dollar as a reserve currency has huge implications for the US. Stab in the back from EU, our “friends”. Wonder if Britain wants to end the “special relationship” with the US to enjoy trade with Iran? Obama the emissary over the past few weeks? Looks like a great opportunity to end NATO. Don’t think the EU can handle a total shutoff from the US financial system. Take our time, reorient China first. Keep the rhetoric going that EU is next. Anybody want to invest in Euros knowing a shutoff is coming?

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    • Ron Jaeger says:

      So the international banks are facilitating this bypass of our sanctions ? Is that correct ? They need to be slapped around but good if that is the case .

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      • Pew-Anon says:

        It’s the Corporatocracy bypassing the banking system, and more significantly, bypassing the USD entirely. Oh, and announcing it while Trump is about to meet with Xi.

        I don’t pretend to understand all the particulars, but it sounds like an ad hoc bartering system designed specifically for busting the Iran sanctions that Europe – and likely Obama (wasn’t he just seen in Italy?) – have been working on since last year. Though not an immediately likely outcome, it at least opens a pandora box to dispensing with the USD as reserve currency.

        Oh, and did I mention it was announced as Trump was about to meet with Xi?

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        • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

          You guys, please see my urgent request below, I am really wondering about this re: Obama and Iran.

          He sure has been doing a lotta butt kissin around his old chums recently.

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  27. MVW says:

    Trump is a cyborg? Alien? From the future? Or just an ‘Alexander the Great’ genetic aberration?

    There has never been a political force like Trump… I don’t think… ever. There have been poets, composers, generals, scientists, philosophers, but Trump is in his element as President.

    DhimmiRats know they won’t win 2020, it is futile. Biden & Sanders are just trying to get some Secret Service Rent money (Biden) & another lake house (Sanders).

    Xi is trying to stave off the additional tariffs for a few more months while he gets the Politboro to go through the 5 stages of grief.

    The question is what happens after Trump’s second term? No doubt Trump has that covered too (DhimmiRat Socialists biggest bete noire ).

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Pompeo? Seemed to war happy with Iran.

      Pence?

      Nunes? Has anyone ever ascended from the House of Representatives?

      Governor of Texas?

      Nikki Haley – UniParty GOPe?

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    • kp says:

      MVW,

      I didn’t see King Solomon on your list so consider:

      Our Heavenly Father teaches us through examples;

      He [PDJT] is a builder of incredible magnitude, he has an intellect far beyond what most can imagine, he is tireless, he has the love and admiration of leaders the world over (non-globalist leaders), he has vision that very few can see until they are looking at it in past tense… This list could go on for quite a while, but just wanted to make the point, the similarities don’t stop there and the Biblical references are still coming to pass.

      Watch watchmen, watch.

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  28. rayvandune says:

    PT45 to Lighthizer “You brought the nutcrackers, right?!”

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  29. rayvandune says:

    PT45 to Lighthizer “You brought the nutcrackers, right?!”

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  30. Perot Conservative says:

    Only read one page of comments here, but I believe several are missing the CONTEXT.

    1. President Trump can’t confront / tariff the whole world simultaneously. He would look unstable, and the markets would react.

    2. Key. There is a lag time while we wait for the key USMCA trade pact to be ratified by Congress.

    3. Key #2: no ag deal with Japan yet, so we’re losing business to Canada and Australia (TPP). Japan reports say no major moves until after the July elections in Japan.

    4. If we were to tariff China on $300 Billion at 10%, that’s approximately $2.5 Billion a month in tariff fees. And China receives nothing.

    5. If China spends $2 Billion a month on ag products; its a win for China; and its a win for American agriculture. Will they buy $2 Billion a month? Did Trump get them to agree to a commitment?

    6. When USMCA passes, look for major moves. North America unified, and Mexico and America are safe, long-term options.

    7. Look for possible tariffs on India and Vietnam if they haven’t woken up. Japan if no deal? I hope Japan isn’t tariffed, but they have to wake up.

    8. EU/ Germany. Germany a significant producer of cars that screw us several ways. Trade, military, defense.

    And yes, one can dream that China donates money to “We Build the Wall”. But please, make it 30′ tall, not 18′!

    Long term, China should be reduced; and cut off from most high tech production. Intel, Apple, everyone. Untrustable. Up steel, aluminum and pharmaceutical tariffs to 50%.

    Did I miss anything major?

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    • Pew-Anon says:

      INSTEX.

      See above.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      From Fortune, 2017, ranked by total exchange of goods:

      China – $636 billion
      Canada – $582.4 billion – USMCA
      Mexico – $557 billion – USMCA
      Japan – $204.2 billion – in progress
      Germany – $171.2 billion
      South Korea – $119.4 billion – first trade deal
      United Kingdom – $109.4 billion
      France – $82.5 billion
      India – $74.3 billion
      Italy – $68.3 billion
      Taiwan – $68.2 billion
      Brazil – $66.5 billion

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  31. tapper says:

    Stroke the panda, pat him on the head, while you show him the stick you are prepared to wallop him with again if you need to.

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  32. James Street says:

    I always wonder if the reason the Fake News keeps making a big deal out of the traitor Jamal Khashoggi’s killing is because in 1988 businessman Donald Trump bought a yacht from Jamal’s uncle Adnan Khashoggi, and the Fake News wants to try and turn that into their scandal du jour. Trump owned the yacht for a few years, decided he was not a yacht kind of person, and sold it.

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    • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

      Fake News spurts about Khashoggi because he was offed by Saudis. They dont say $hit about journos killed/imprisoned in Iran.
      These journos are hyenas.

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    • rashomon says:

      Khashoggi was an asset posing as a WaPo journalist. No one wants to go there, especially WaPo which has been used this way sooooooooo many times in the past.

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  33. nuwildcat1977 says:

    It is good that we come out of this on “friendly” terms, continuing the discussion. The 2020 elections are not that far away and I think Xi’s hope is that President Trump serves only one term, to be replaced by an easier mark for the Chinese (who could be a tougher negotiator than Trump?). I hope and expect that President Trump will be re-elected, which will tip the dynamic of the negotiation to be more favorable for the US. While we wait for this all to unfold, China will be pressured by a slowing economy and a restive population. And don’t forget that they will also feel pressure from our tariffs that remain in place.

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  34. Tiffthis says:

    A Rothschild tweeted yesterday that this invitation to meet a Dictator Kim “is not ok” 🤦🏼‍♀️. Wonder what he’s nervous about? (!) 🤣🤣🤣

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  35. jleonard14 says:

    If you watch this press conference and go back and watch his two SOU speeches and your heart doesn’t get warmed…you are a Democrat.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      No, hah! There are no more Democrats. If they were, their “working-class” hearts would only be warmed by the policies of President Trump. Those who call themselves Dems today are marxists, anrchists, and probably criminals (although there are plenty of RINO CoC “criminals,” too)

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  36. boomerbeth says:

    MIND GAMES EXTRAORDINAIRE!!!

    Not sure if this has been posted
    ONLY HONEST PEOPLE WOULD SEE THE PRIMA FACIE FARCE!

    Speaks volumes about the DISGUSTING “SES” PREVARICATORS FLEECING OUR COUNTRY for generations.
    Watch the facial expressions.

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    • boomerbeth says:

      And..🤔 🤭
      “Don’t meddle in the election! 🤣 😂

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      • boomerbeth says:

        Q: about Russia meddling. You did seem to be joking there with the Russian President. Are we taking that to be wrong?

        THE PRESIDENT: No.

        ….
        Acosta: Q Were you afraid of offending him on that subject?

        THE PRESIDENT: No, not at all. I don’t really care about offending people. I sort of thought you’d know that. (Laughter.)

        THE PRESIDENT: And, by the way, congratulations. I understand your book — is it doing well?

        Q It’s doing very well, Mr. President.

        THE PRESIDENT: Really?

        Q I’ll get you an autographed copy.

        THE PRESIDENT: Good. Send it. I want to see it…. I get along with everybody — except you people, actually.

        ——-
        Q Geoff Earle with Daily Mail. It’s been a while.

        I think I heard you mention that with Vladimir Putin you had said you spoke about election interference privately as well. Did you give — did you speak to him in a sterner tone? Did you tell him there —

        THE PRESIDENT: No. I just —

        Q — would be serious consequences?

        THE PRESIDENT: We talked about it. Hey, we talked about it.

        You know we’ve talked about it before. You know he denies it totally, by the way. Just to — I mean, how many times can you get somebody to deny something? But he has, in the past, denied it. He’s denied it also publicly.

        But we talked about it. We talked about a lot of other things. I tell you, we talked about something that I think is very important, and that’s putting a cap on what he’s buying and we’re buying, from a nuclear standpoint — and other — arms control. We talked a lot about arms control. And I think he’d like to see arms control and so would we. I think it makes a lot of sense….

        Q Did you raise what was in the Mueller Report? Did you, sort of, articulate to him —

        THE PRESIDENT: Oh, the Mueller Report was a very —
        good report….
        I had 18 people that hated me. I had Mueller who was totally conflicted and, obviously, didn’t like me… And yet, no obstruction, no collusion. And, you know, that was good report.
        ———-

        Q Thank you, Mr. President.

        THE PRESIDENT: And, you know, the Democrats want a do-over or five. They want to get it right. They’re working to get it right. They want a do-over or five.

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  37. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    HELP ME TREEPERS!!!

    I have an issue trying to link to an article that I am thinking is a really BFD re: IRAN, and I can’t get to it or the video comments by the author…I am VERY SUSPICIOUS OF THIS BECAUSE OF OUR INTERNET CENSORING ISSUES…maybe you guys can help.

    I’m putting it here because it may be a side branch to some rumblings at the G-20…we know that President Trump has some unique ways of applying pressure to achieve his goals…

    Michael Doran has a piece out there on Mosaic Magazine about Iran, and I can’t get to it or his podcast from anywhere I click. I don’t want to post the link, just hoping someone can get to it from another back door/detour/whatever.

    The summaries indicate what Obama was/has been up to revently, and Iran’s strategy to sabatoge the current efforts to isolate us in our efforts.

    Methinks there is a reason I can’t get to this, from anywhere.

    What can you guys get on this, if anything????

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  38. Gary says:

    Great presser…Trump has really found himself…I have to think that even a lot of the MSM has to have some, perhaps well hidden respect for this man.

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  39. tozerbgood8315 says:

    Trump made a good point about the Obama Admin screwing up Turkey, and how it came about that Russia sold them a missile system… that can’t coordinate wit NATO. The story of course, solidifies the justification to sell arms to Saudi Arabia imo.

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