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Sad to see, but not terribly surprising:

 

At the opening dinner of the Osaka G-20 meeting in June 2019, with only interpreters present, Xi had explained to Trump why he was basically building concentration camps in Xinjiang. According to our interpreter, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do. The National Security Council’s top Asia staffer, Matthew Pottinger, told me that Trump said something very similar during his November 2017 trip to China.

 

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Trump was particularly dyspeptic about Taiwan, having listened to Wall Street financiers who had gotten rich off mainland China investments. One of Trump’s favorite comparisons was to point to the tip of one of his Sharpies and say, “This is Taiwan,” then point to the historic Resolute desk in the Oval Office and say, “This is China.” So much for American commitments and obligations to another democratic ally.

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So not satisfied with just having Russia help him get re-elected Trump also asked  Xi Jinping of China for his help according to Bolton. Considering Bolton’s history it would be a bit difficult to say that Bolton is just another “Lefty”.

 

““Trump then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win,” Bolton wrote.”

 

Regarding China’s mass detention of  Muslim groups “Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do,”

 

According to Bolton  Trump said invading Venezuela would be “cool” and that it was “really part of the United States.”

 

Will he call this all a "hoax", probably and the cult will believe him?

 

On the cult subject, despite all the warnings about Covid  and a 20,000 person indoor rally, his cult followers started to line up at the door last Saturday for this Saturday's event.

 

Scary isn't it?

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Bolton also recalls that Russia helped dwindle Trump's support for Guaidó.

 

In a phone call, Putin characterized Guaido as someone like Hillary Clinton, who decided to "declare herself president" without any real support.

 

Bolton called it a "brilliant display of Soviet-style propaganda from Putin" and claims this moved Trump away from supporting Guaido because not long afterwards Trump told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin he wanted to ease up on the sanctions.

 

"You couldn't make this up," Bolton writes.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bolton-alleges-trump-said-itd-be-cool-to-invade-venezuela/ar-BB15D1oO

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This from a solid pro-Trump WSJ:

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-confessions-of-john-bolton-11592522040?mod=hp_opin_pos_3

 

As for Mr. Trump, the book’s excerpts carry no real surprises. The details are depressing against the standards one expects from a President. But voters know Mr. Trump has little tact, is untutored in foreign affairs, operates on personal instincts more than any guiding principles, and looks at nearly everything almost entirely through the prism of what is good for him.

 

 

 

 

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From Economist:

 

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/06/18/details-from-john-boltons-book-are-damning-for-donald-trump?utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2020-06-18&utm_content=article-link-5

 

Three main embarrassments for Mr Trump stand out.

 

The first is on the probity of his policy. The heart of the allegation that led the House of Representatives to impeach the president was that he sought to put pressure on Ukraine not in America’s national interest but in order to boost his own re-election chances, by trying to extract dirt on his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. Mr Bolton portrays this as part of a pattern.

 

At the same meeting in Tokyo Mr Xi defended his mass detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang. Mr Bolton recounts that Mr Trump told Mr Xi that he thought it was “exactly the right thing to do” and he should go ahead with building the camps.

 

The second embarrassment for Mr Trump comes from anecdotes about his ignorance.

 

He asks if Finland is part of Russia. At one point, in a meeting in May 2018 with Britain’s then prime minister, Theresa May, he seemed unaware that Britain was a nuclear power.

 

Unlike Mr Mattis, Mr Bolton, once a Fox News pundit, has been a darling of the right. And, as he writes, “I am hard pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations.”

 

 

 

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Did Trump/Bolton have a disagreement/part ways on bad terms? Whats the history here?

 

A quick wiki search page shows tons of pictures of Trump/Bolton working together. What gives?

 

Anyone who speaks out about Trump is a traitor, a liar, a lefty, deranged, sour grapes, bad reporter, an overrated general,  fake news network, etc...

 

Or it's Trump that is the problem.  You be the judge.

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So we are hearing from yet another senior Republican from Trump’s inner circle. Bolton was was known as a meticulous note taker (which should help with accuracy of what was written). Another smart, senior, Republican, former Trump senior aid is saying Trump is unfit for office.

 

I am wondering if we are at an inflection point. More and more Republicans seem to be deciding Trump is evil and has to go. In 5 months we will see...

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Trump's niece, Dr. Mary Trump, is a PhD psychologist and she has a tell-all book coming out in July. 

 

Trump niece's bombshell book to detail family 'trauma, neglect and abuse'. Publisher says Mary L Trump, a trained psychologist, describes ‘a nightmare of traumas and destructive relationships’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/16/mary-trump-book-too-much-never-enough-trauma-neglect-abuse-family-details

 

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Trump's niece, Dr. Mary Trump, is a PhD psychologist and she has a tell-all book coming out in July. 

 

Trump niece's bombshell book to detail family 'trauma, neglect and abuse'. Publisher says Mary L Trump, a trained psychologist, describes ‘a nightmare of traumas and destructive relationships’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/16/mary-trump-book-too-much-never-enough-trauma-neglect-abuse-family-details

 

The only thing these liberals know how to do is write books!

 

Why would anyone read a book? Everything you need to know you can hear in person at Dear Prezident's rally! Make America Greed not Read!

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Trump's niece, Dr. Mary Trump, is a PhD psychologist and she has a tell-all book coming out in July. 

 

Trump niece's bombshell book to detail family 'trauma, neglect and abuse'. Publisher says Mary L Trump, a trained psychologist, describes ‘a nightmare of traumas and destructive relationships’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/16/mary-trump-book-too-much-never-enough-trauma-neglect-abuse-family-details

 

The only thing these liberals know how to do is write books!

 

Why would anyone read a book? Everything you need to know you can hear in person at Dear Prezident's rally! Make America Greed not Read!

 

One of the comedians had an excellent point:

 

Make America Great Again is a poorly chosen slogan for an incumbent.

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According to excerpts, Trump asked his former chief of staff John Kelly whether Finland was part of its vast eastern neighbour, ahead of his 2018 visit to Helsinki for talks with President Vladimir Putin.

 

Finland, home to 5.5 million people, became independent from neighbouring Russia in 1917, and fought off two attempted Russian invasions during the second world war.

 

“Trump asked if Finland belongs to Russia. Of course this irritates us Finns,” Hussein al-Taee, a Social Democrat MP, tweeted on Thursday.

 

“I wouldn’t mind so much, but Trump and [Finnish president Sauli] Niinisto met for the first time about eight months before Bolton started working at the White House,” noted Finnish journalist and podcast host Tuomo Hyttinen.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/19/finns-aghast-that-trump-could-think-their-country-is-part-of-russia

 

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I am wondering if we are at an inflection point. More and more Republicans seem to be deciding Trump is evil and has to go. In 5 months we will see...

 

I do think we are at an inflection point. I think the "silent majority" is furious with the lawlessness being permitted by the Democratic big city mayors.

 

Personally, I think this election will now turn out to be a debate on "law and order" vs "anarchy".

 

Like you say, we will see.

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Rioting is not uncommon when you have high unemployment.  But blame it on Democratic mayors.

 

Rioting is extremely common when you tell the protesters the police will do nothing, and we will also release you rioters with no bail after arrest.

 

Worked out great for Bill de Blasio, Minneapolis, Chicago ---- oh, I forgot - all Democratically controlled for years on end!

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Rioting is not uncommon when you have high unemployment.  But blame it on Democratic mayors.

 

Rioting is extremely common when you tell the protesters the police will do nothing, and we will also release you rioters with no bail after arrest.

 

Worked out great for Bill de Blasio, Minneapolis, Chicago ---- oh, I forgot - all Democratically controlled for years on end!

 

Rioting was common before they were withdrawn.  Ask Captain Bonespur how the bunker inspection went.

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I am wondering if we are at an inflection point. More and more Republicans seem to be deciding Trump is evil and has to go. In 5 months we will see...

 

I do think we are at an inflection point. I think the "silent majority" is furious with the lawlessness being permitted by the Democratic big city mayors.

 

Personally, I think this election will now turn out to be a debate on "law and order" vs "anarchy".

 

Like you say, we will see.

But they're ok with the lawlessness of the President and the Federal Government?

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I am wondering if we are at an inflection point. More and more Republicans seem to be deciding Trump is evil and has to go. In 5 months we will see...

 

I do think we are at an inflection point. I think the "silent majority" is furious with the lawlessness being permitted by the Democratic big city mayors.

 

Personally, I think this election will now turn out to be a debate on "law and order" vs "anarchy".

 

Like you say, we will see.

But they're ok with the lawlessness of the President and the Federal Government?

 

 

Yeah, sure RB - maybe you can be more specific?

 

You referring to that Russian Hoax or the Ukranian scandal or another one of those "nothing burgers"?

 

Get your data over to Adam Schiff, Schumer and Nadler - maybe you have a shot at another impeachment before Trump is re-elected.

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