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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by Annachie   » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:25 pm

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He's both kind of right, while publicly highlighting his lack of experience or willingness to listen to those with experience.

In business an MOU is usually not a contract. Can be, usually isn't.

In government, especially at that level, they usually are.

Two different legal frameworks. Three really as international law was involved.
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by Daryl   » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:26 am

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Fundamentally, even agreeing to meet for lunch later is a contract. As to contracts being binding, it takes two to tango, and if one wants to leave they will, but it may cost them.
At senior governmental levels a MOU most definitely is a form of contract, once both parties agree to it.
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by gcomeau   » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:46 am

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So the plan to somehow solve the North Korean nuclear issue by doing effectively no advance prep with ambassadors or other lower level negotiators, flying Mr Art Of The Deal out himself to give Kim Jong Un compliments and legitimacy and a massive propaganda coup on the world stage showing him being treated as a legitimate world leader by the president of the United States, then just winging negotiations... promptly went nowhere.


Once again handing the North Koreans something they wanted in exchange for absolutely fucking nothing.


Who ever could have guessed such a thing would happen when we put things in the hands of the world's greatest expert on anything just ask him who has made such good friends with his dictator buddy? :roll:
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by gcomeau   » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:23 pm

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He's fallen for the same trick *twice* now...

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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by The E   » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:57 pm

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If you want a scarily realistic take on the whole North Korea thing and how Trump would deal with an actual crisis, I strongly recommend the novel "The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States" by Jeffrey Lewis.
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by gcomeau   » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:39 am

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https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/ ... 9728929796

Reporter: Can we get some details on the specific proposals you made to advance the denuclearization talks?

Trump "I know what denuclearization means! That's a big word and I know it! I'm smart!"

(paraphrasing)

(And in case anyone is thinking after that he actually answered the question, the rest of his response was about how if the nukes were gone suddenly the brutal communist dictatorship would become an overnight economic powerhouse because prime real estate and stuff...)
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by The E   » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:58 am

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Wow, there's so much to unpack here

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/ ... 8544079873
In Alabama, Trump signed the COVER of Bibles.

So his record is still intact: He’s never actually opened one.
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by Annachie   » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:26 am

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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by gcomeau   » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 pm

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The steady slide of the international view of the US into "nepotism ridden banana republic".

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 87731.html

An unnamed Indian diplomat told Bobby Ghosh, the editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times: "We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It's in our national interest to flatter them.”

He later added: “Yes, it is a shame that the US should be compared to a kingdom. But that is America's shame, not Modi's, or India's.”
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Re: What has Pres. Trump done wrong so far.
Post by smr   » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:59 am

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Wow! Trump and meeting Kim Jong Un at the DMZ, may their continued talks end in peace and denuclearization. Plan for the worst and hope for the best.
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