Donald Trump headed to the G7 Summit this weekend where he will argue that Russia be readmitted and suggest Europe should be more like US.

By |2019-08-23T07:44:45-08:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |38 Comments

America braces itself for yet more national embarrassment. 

Courtesy of NPR:

President Trump says Russia should be allowed to rejoin the Group of Seven industrial nations, and Russia’s Foreign Ministry has welcomed his remarks.

Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, before his scheduled trip to France for the G-7 summit, Trump encouraged Moscow’s return to the elite group.

“I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in,” he said. “It should be the G-8 because a lot of the things we talk about have to do with Russia.”

Trump blamed Obama for Russia’s ouster, claiming that it was the result of his predecessor’s humiliation on the world stage. Offering little to substantiate his claim, Trump said, “President Obama didn’t want Russia in because he got outsmarted.”

Yeah Russia was not kicked out of the organization because he “outsmarted” Obama. 

They were kicked out because they invaded the Ukraine and annexed Crimea.

Those were national crimes for which they were punished.

Trump is just too enamored of Vladimir Putin to understand the stupidity of his statement. 

Orange tinted Hitler also has more advice for members of this summit. 

Courtesy of Reuters

President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said.

Trump will attend the G7 summit in France from Saturday to Monday and plans to hold individual meetings with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, India and Canada during his trip, senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters on a conference call.

The president, who is irritated with the Federal Reserve for not reducing interest rates further as talk about a potential recession makes headlines, will tout the U.S. economic model he has pushed forward through tax cuts and deregulation, one official said.

“You will really hear the president hit home the message of the pro-jobs, pro-growth economic agenda,” the official said. “We’ve seen growth rates that we didn’t think were possible just a few years ago. And you … contrast this to what’s happening in Europe where growth is effectively flat.”

Yeah, I’m sure that Europe is really anxious to be just like America right now while we are essentially the laughingstock of the world. 

I am also not sure that Trump’s economic argument is going to hold much sway with the threat of a recession looming on the horizon. 

My only hope is that Trump returns to America without having cost us any more of our allies and without starting any new wars.

It’s a low bar I know, but still not one I am sure he can clear. 

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38 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 4:50 am

    I don’t think any of the leaders are going to spend much time listening to the clown other than what NOT to do to so you don’t crash your country’s economy and stock market.

    On the other hand melanomia is pleased because she gets to go shopping in France at the taxpayers expense.

  2. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Isn’t that the photo of Merkel saying:you sir are an IDIOT!

  3. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Trump Arrives In France For G-7 Summit, Faces Limits Of Isolating Himself From World Leaders

    Trump faces a tepid reception as anxiety grows over a global economic showdown and tension over trade, Iran and Russia.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d612a60e4b02cc97c8e42dd

    Watch Trump Talk About the Weather After French President Emmanuel Macron Talks Policy for Two Solid Minutes

    https://www.mediaite.com/opinion/watch-trump-talk-about-the-weather-after-french-president-emmanuel-macron-talks-policy-for-two-solid-minutes/

    • ANONYME August 24, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Then it was Trump’s turn, and he dazzled with almost a minute of commentary that included multiple references to the weather, as well as his penchant for feuding with allies. He also responded to Macron’s detailed remarks with granular observations like “we have some really great things to talk about.”

      Trump said that he and Macron have “been friends friend long time and every once in awhile we go at it just a little bit, not very much.”

      “We get along very well, we have a very good relationship, sort of I think I can say a special relationship,”
      Trump added, with the acute insight of a 5th-grader padding out a book report.

      “We all remember the Eiffel Tower dinner, that was a very good beginning, and we have some really great things to talk about, and we couldn’t ask for better weather or a more beautiful location,” Trump continued. “Next year will be hosting in the United States, so that’ll be great. Very good. That’ll be great. We’ll do a good job.”

      “But so far so good, the weather is perfect,”
      Trump again observed, and concluded by promising “We will accomplish a lot this weekend and I look forward to it. Thank you for having us.”

  4. OK August 24, 2019 at 7:20 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-had-a-plan-to-blow-up-the-g7-and-give-the-middle-finger-to-our-allies-report/

    ““Trump’s appearance [at the G7] will in reality demonstrate that the very nationalist agenda he will be touting is, thus far, a record of deep fraudulence and failure, covered up with lies,” – “Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, particularly the trade war with China, is a key reason the U.S. economy is now at greater risk of tipping into recession.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/former-dem-senator-hilariously-nails-perfect-impression-of-pouting-trump-at-g7-because-nobody-likes-him-there/

    ““Pouting, the president will pout,” she smirked. “Because people don’t like him. and he knows they don’t like him. And when people don’t like him, he pouts.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/scaramucci-busts-white-house-staffers-who-hate-trumps-guts-yet-still-work-for-a-full-blown-lunatic/

  5. Wrong August 24, 2019 at 7:41 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-lies-to-the-press-about-his-massive-tax-increasing-while-departing-to-france-for-the-g7-summit/

    ““I think our tariffs are very good for us. We’re taking in tens of billions of dollars, China is paying for it,” Trump argued.”
    “Our tariffs are working out very well for us, people don’t understand that yet,” Trump argued.”

    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 9:18 am

      What people don’t understand is why the idiot doesn’t understand tariffs. What we will understand come September is the increase in prices.

    • Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Wall Street Journal drops a truth-bomb on Trump over his market-destroying trade war: ‘Everyone loses’

      …“The trouble with trade wars, like shooting wars, is that once they start you never know how they’re going to end. The enemy gets a vote, and sometimes events escalate in ugly fashion. Take Friday, which saw China retaliate for Donald Trump ’s recent tariffs, Mr. Trump blow a gasket, markets tank, and Mr. Trump impose even more tariffs,” the editorial began.

      “Mr. Trump began tweeting like a bull in a china shop. ‘My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?’ he tweeted, as if Mr. Powell isn’t a patriot. ‘We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME,’” the Journal relayed.

      “Order? Somebody should tell Chairman Trump this isn’t the People’s Republic of America,” they wrote. “U.S. businesses have been trying to shift production out of China to avoid tariffs, but supply chains that have been developed over decades can’t be uprooted overnight. And no other country has China’s huge relatively skilled workforce, infrastructure and network of suppliers.”

      Then the editorial took a sarcastic turn.

      “Peter Navarro, Mr. Trump’s trade-war general, seems to think China has more to lose from a tariff escalation. ‘The risk here for China, when it does things like this, is simply to galvanize support even more for the President. Seven-five billion dollars worth of tariffs in terms of what the combined $30 trillion economy is not something for the stock market to worry about and we’re cool here,’” the Journal quoted Trump’s trade czar.

      “Got that, markets? Just chill, baby, ” the editors raged. “But that was before Mr. Trump promised to retaliate yet again, and markets are wondering if we’re heading toward mutual assured economic destruction. Mr. Trump this week also dismissed the risk of a recession, but his continued mauling of Mr. Powell suggests he’s less than confident about the U.S. economy. Perhaps Beijing has taken note and believes its leverage in trade negotiations is increasing.”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/wall-street-journal-drops-a-truth-bomb-on-trump-over-his-market-destroying-trade-war-everyone-loses/

  6. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Trump had a plan to ‘blow up’ the G7 and give the ‘middle finger’ to our allies: report

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-had-a-plan-to-blow-up-the-g7-and-give-the-middle-finger-to-our-allies-report/

  7. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Mass rallies, crazy decisions, grandiose posturing: This is what living in a dictatorship feels like

    We still live in a democracy, for the moment — but the jokes about Trump serving 14 more years aren’t funny

    Another week of shaking our heads and wondering how much longer we can survive him. Yet again, Donald Trump overwhelmed practically everything with the force of his obscene personality, running his mouth and his thumbs even while he was failing to run the country in any sort of conventional sense. He doesn’t actually do anything, but he dominates everything. Living in America today is like being trapped in a room with him — no doors, no windows, no exits, only Trump and the sound of Trump and the hideous image of Trump, all day, every day, for day after day after day.

    https://www.salon.com/2019/08/24/mass-rallies-crazy-decisions-grandiose-posturing-this-is-what-living-in-a-dictatorship-feels-like/

    • OK August 24, 2019 at 8:16 am

      Our senses dictate how we experience the world — our hearing and sight and touch and smell, even the ineffable stuff like intuition and belief. But when our senses are overwhelmed by someone like Trump, when our lives seem filled with a man who does nothing but endlessly tweet and lie and hate, it kills us inside. Trump is killing us.

      It’s not that markets and corporations and entire economies of other nations are reacting negatively to the trade war he started and insisted would be “easy to win.” Him. It’s all about him, all of the time. – Wednesday, Trump held a completely unhinged press “gaggle” on the lawn of the White House during which he referred to himself as “the chosen one,” after only that morning positively retweeting a screed by a right-wing loon and conspiracy theorist claiming that Trump is the “king of Israel” and the “second coming of God.” Increasingly, Trump sounds in his blatherings on the White House lawn like he does at his rallies. Grandiose claims, a blizzard of lies, appeals to prejudice, he’s never wrong, it’s all somebody else’s fault — it’s all there. You have to wonder why the news media goes out there and records him. Most of them don’t cover his rallies. Why do they replay the madness he spews from the White House? Trump wasn’t finished. He hurled insults at the prime minister of Denmark because she wouldn’t sell him the island of Greenland. He trashed NATO ahead of the G-7 summit and endorsed re-admitting Russia into an expanded G-8 with no conditions, after it was expelled for its illegal seizure of Crimea and incursions into Ukraine. And he threatened to release 2,500 captured ISIS terrorists to Europe, “into the countries from which they came … which is Germany and France and other places.” This too, ahead of his upcoming meeting with the leaders of those very countries.

      He joked about still being in office 10 to 14 years from now, an apparent attack on the 25th Amendment, suggested overturning the right of birthright citizenship, which is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, but assured his gun-totin’ base that “our Second Amendment will remain strong.”
      ____________________________________________________________________________________

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-heaps-praise-on-danish-pm-he-called-nasty-over-greenland-row/

      “calling her “a wonderful woman.” “We had a great conversation,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to leave for the G7 summit in France.

      “We have a very good relationship with Denmark, and we agreed to speak later. But she was very nice. She put a call in, and I appreciated it very much,”

  8. PennywiZe August 24, 2019 at 7:50 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/24/scaramucci-calls-trump-international-crisis-breakdown.html

    “~IT~doesn’t really matter right now in terms of what our political differences are. We have a lunatic, a full-blown lunatic, in the White House that is literally having a nervous breakdown before our eyes. And so we have to act.”

    Freddy Krueger Drumpf> “Pick up that penny!”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/killer-king-education-donald-trump-000000711.html

    Be a killer, be a king: The education of Donald Trump…

  9. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Former Dem Senator hilariously nails perfect impression of ‘pouting’ Trump at G7 because nobody ‘likes him’ there

    “Pouting, the president will pout,” she smirked. “Because people don’t like him. and he knows they don’t like him. And when people don’t like him, he pouts.”

    “It’s embarrassing, it’s not just ridiculous,” she added. “And it’s dangerous, it’s dangerous with everything that is going on.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/former-dem-senator-hilariously-nails-perfect-impression-of-pouting-trump-at-g7-because-nobody-likes-him-there/

    • Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

      Understanding our bully-in-chief: Donald Trump’s ‘antisocial personality disorder’ fits a pattern

      …..Trump himself supplies first-hand testimony. “In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled,” he wrote (or at least his ghostwriter did) in “The Art of the Deal” (quoted here.) “When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I’m basically the same. The temperament is not that different,” he told biographer Michael D’Antonio.

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/understanding-our-bully-in-chief-donald-trumps-antisocial-personality-disorder-fits-a-pattern/

  10. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Macron Rips Up Agenda for His G-7 in a Fit of Climate Fury

    https://news.yahoo.com/merkel-opposes-macron-threat-block-164247790.html

    ‘Everybody’s getting along!’ Donald Trump breaks bread with Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz after taking a swipe at fellow leaders – who he called friends for the most part’ but not in ‘100 percent of the cases’ – and threatening to tax French wine

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7389913/Trump-opens-G7-slap-leaders-calling-friends-part.html

    • ANONYME August 24, 2019 at 8:21 am

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/24/trump-parody-twitter-french-president-macron.html

      For the record, @EmmanuelMacron is the correct Twitter handle for the French president. It’s the same account Macron used to tweet a warning about the Amazon fires, while Trump tweeted about ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      He wants to tax French wine so he can sell his crappy stuff.

  11. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Donald Trump immediately made a fool of himself at the G7 Summit on Saturday by accidentally tagging a parody Twitter account of French President Emmanuel Macron.

    The tweet, which the bumbling president deleted about 15 minutes after posting it, accidentally tagged an unverified account posing as Macron that, as of this writing, has less than 600 followers.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/24/trump-parody-twitter-french-president-macron.html

  12. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Donald Trump greeted by all his fans in the #G7

    https://mobile.twitter.com/skolanach/status/1165064976257544192

    🤣

    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 9:22 am

      LOL what is he waving at suitcases on the tarmac or is that a flock of geese?

      Thanks for the laugh, I think we will be needing it.

  13. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Trump’s Tariffs Will Make These Ordinary Things More Expensive

    Starting in September:
    Clothes including suits, coats, jackets, pants, dresses, accessories and underwear
    Umbrellas
    Ovens and stoves
    Beef and chicken
    Ketchup
    Cheese
    Chocolate
    Bed linen
    Blankets
    Curtains
    Starting in December:
    Cellphones, laptops, computer monitors, keyboards, headphones and speakers
    Shoes including athletic shoes, boots and waterproof shoes
    Christmas decorations
    Handbags
    Picture frames
    Toys
    Fishing rods and poles
    Diapers
    Combs
    Umbrellas
    Video games and consoles

    Ordinary things like cellphones, clothes, shoes and toys imported from China will get more expensive when Trump’s tariffs take effect before the holidays.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d602d10e4b02cc97c8d4666

    • Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:15 am

      Donald Trump Again Insists China Pays His Tariffs

      President Donald Trump falsely claimed Friday — yet again — that China pays for the tariffs he has imposed on Chinese imports.

      “I think our tariffs are very good for us,” he told reporters on the way to Air Force One before flying to the G-7 Summit in France. “We’re taking in tens of billions of dollars. China is paying for it.”

      In fact, U.S. companies importing Chinese goods pay the tariffs, and typically pass some, if not all, of the costs onto American consumers. Economists have estimated that the trade war is costing U.S. companies and consumers more than $3 billion a month.

      As for the tariffs being good for the U.S., Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday the escalating trade war brings risks.

      https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d60d28ee4b02cc97c8dd07f

      • Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:38 am

        What Trump Doesn’t Get About the Chinese Economy

        The president likes to say that his tariffs are hurting China and no one else. But if China is feeling the pain, so will the United States.

        …This policy is predicated on the belief that China can sag and even collapse without the United States and the rest of the world feeling the pain, too. That is patently absurd. To believe that economic weakness in China will not translate into economic weakness in the United States domestically is to live in a 1950s fantasy, a denial of Truman Show proportions. Trump likes to think of the China-U.S. spat as a zero sum game—when China is down, the U.S. is up; in a globalized economy, the more likely result is that both will be dragged down together.

        https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/21/trump-china-economy-227633

      • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 6:52 pm

        Donald Trump Again Insists China Pays His Tariffs
        =====================
        Just like Mexico is going to pay for the wall.

  14. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Former Trump Organization Exec Explains Why Donald Trump Is A Snowflake

    Barbara Res also pinpointed the moment Trump became “like a cartoon” for her.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d5e48c5e4b0dfcbd4884c8f

  15. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

    G7 off to a rough start as Trump aides slam host Macron’s agenda

    …..Far from traveling to France with conciliatory language, senior U.S. officials opened fire on arrival, with one of them accusing Macron of seeking “to fracture the G7.” The official accused Macron of trying to shift focus away from trade to issues such as climate change, which will play well in France and leave the U.S. looking isolated. That accusation was swiftly denied by the French camp.

    Macron insisted he was out to prevent a further escalation of trade conflicts. “Trade tensions are bad for everyone, we have to try to get a de-escalation, to stabilize things to avoid this trade war that is happening everywhere,” the French president said in a video address.

    What was already expected to be a difficult summit — with export-dependent Germany lurching toward recession and Britain facing the trauma of a no-deal Brexit — has now moved into openly confrontational territory.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/g7-off-to-a-rough-start-as-trump-aides-slam-host-macrons-agenda/

  16. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 9:43 am
  17. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 10:41 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-york-daily-news-donald-trump-king-of-israel_n_5d5e355be4b0b59d256f61e8

    The front page ― headlined “The Last Whopper” ― features Vice President Mike 666Pence, Housing and Urban Development Secretary I love Jesus Ben Carson and Black$wamp Water monster Dziwożona>aka Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

  18. Anonymously August 24, 2019 at 10:55 am
    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm

      The one with the jewel belt looks more for a night at the club.

      As the saying goes, money doesn’t buy class and when is little donnie going to hereby order that melanomia BUY AMERICAN?

  19. anonymous August 24, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    What happened to Ivanka? I miss her performance.
    https://3a09223b3cd53870eeaa-7f75e5eb51943043279413a54aaa858a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/7d7e9f94c8bbe69a6810d91786f5b8f1fa02f00f-1563123919-5d2b60cf-1920×1280.jpg

    Whistleblower gives House Dems evidence of “inappropriate” conduct on Trump tax returns
    House Democrats say a federal employee has given them evidence of “inappropriate efforts” on Trump tax audit
    https://www.salon.com/2019/08/23/whistleblower-gives-house-dems-evidence-of-inappropriate-conduct-on-trump-tax-returns/

  20. Anon August 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    This could be sweet… Kremlin agent Maria Butina’s longtime boyfriend confirms that Don Jr. met secretly with Kremlin agents for an hour during the 2015 NRA Conference in Knoxville; Don Jr. therefore lied to Congress about collusion.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1164714935944974336

  21. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    This is just a shopping trip for Melanoma. Trump likes the five star accommodations and the fawning and groveling of minor officials and staff.

    The rest of the leaders are united against Trump and if he’s not careful it will become the G6 and the US will be kicked out too.

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