Donald Trump wants to channel foreign aid to countries that essentially kiss his ass.

By |2019-09-06T13:33:43-08:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |17 Comments

The mad king strikes again.

Courtesy of Politico:

President Donald Trump is moving closer to unveiling a dramatic overhaul of how America should distribute foreign aid, one that would channel money to “friends and allies” and prioritize countries that “support” America’s goals.

The move would upend at least a generation of largely bipartisan foreign aid policy, which has long operated under the principle — at least in theory if not always in practice — that financial assistance should prioritize humanitarian need, not political allegiance.

The plan, laid out in a draft presidential policy directive obtained by POLITICO, could lead the U.S. to stop sending aid to countries that do not side with it in international disputes or somehow align themselves with U.S. rivals such as China. Countries in the third world, especially those in Africa, but also Asia and Latin America, may be seriously affected.

At the same time, the plan envisions an end to aid programs targeting the underlying reasons, such as poverty and racism, that people join terrorist groups, arguing that they don’t work. It deemphasizes multilateral organizations as a channel for U.S. aid and stresses the value of the private sector. And it says the aid strategy should allow the U.S. to expand its leadership “ in the global energy system.” Ultimately, the plan’s goal is to wean countries off of U.S. assistance.

I would disagree with the premise that Donald Trump cares even a tiny bit about that last goal. 

The only time that Trump talks about wanting to save money is when he wants to deny funds to countries and government programs that he does not like. 

For instance, Trump has said that he refused a salary to save the country money, but his golf trips alone have cost the United States the equivalent of 278 years worth of presidential salaries

Trump also has no problem taking money from agencies and countries that desperately need it in order to fund pet projets like his border wall or more detention centers.

This is just another example of Trump trying to stong arm the leaders of foreign countries into sucking up to him and signing on for his batshit crazy policy ideas.  

Trump sees himself as a king and wants the adulation and respect one would afford a powerful monarch.

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17 Comments

  1. parmesan September 7, 2019 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Why is that urinal wearing a crown?

  2. piper better be in school on her way to being a nurse like her mom said September 7, 2019 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Why is that urinal wearing a crown?

    Oh, wait, that’s a human man. Oops.

  3. anonymous September 7, 2019 at 7:10 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/07/trump-rock-bottom-reporters-white-house-grounds-ban.html

    tinydjt tweet>
    The Washington Post’s @PhilipRucker (Mr. Off the Record) & @AshleyRParker, two nasty lightweight reporters, shouldn’t even be allowed on the grounds of the White House because their reporting is so DISGUSTING & FAKE. Also, add the appointment of MANY Federal Judges this Summer!

    “Trump is the weakest he’s ever been”

  4. Brunel September 7, 2019 at 7:29 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epsteins-ties-to-the-modeling-industry-go-much-deeper-than-victorias-secret?ref=home

    “with promises of modeling gigs for Victoria’s Secret” – ““Oh, it’s that creepy guy.”
    “One of Epstein’s first public accusers, Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), claimed in legal filings that Brunel was one of many powerful men whom Epstein forced her to sleep with in her years as his “sex slave.” She also accused Brunel of using his agency to find foreign girls, obtain visas for them, and “farm them out to his friends, including Epstein.”

    “A lot of the girls came from poor countries or poor backgrounds, and he lured them in with a promise of making good money,” Giuffre said in a 2015 affidavit. “Jeffrey Epstein has told me that he has slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s girls, and everything that I have seen confirms this claim.”

    No Anal For Donald

  5. OT? September 7, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-matteo-salvinis-secret-russian-money-machine

    “Trump’s endorsement on a campaign visit in Philadelphia in 2016 and careful curation by Trump strategist Steve Bannon, Salvini went viral–quite literally. He hijacked social media in a way no Italian leader had ever come close to doing and held Trumpian campaign-style rallies–more than 200 in just over a year–rather than spending time behind the desk.”

    “”The Russian elite is dreaming about the end of tensions with the West but since Putin is not going to give CRIMEa back for anything, he chooses to redesign the West, and Russian elite is helping him,” Kryshtanovskaya told The Daily Beast.

  6. Paul September 7, 2019 at 8:00 am - Reply

    This was posted today on Reddit by “thinkingdoing.” I cannot state this any better:
    Sharpiegate isn’t new behavior or sign of a decline.
    People seem to forget that Trump was lying about his inauguration crowd sizes in contradiction of photographic evidence from day fucking one of his Presidency.
    This is who he has always been – a lying psychopath prone to narcissistic rage, fixated on revenge.
    People also forget that when Donald’s first wife Ivana referred him to her doctor for a hair transplant and he wasn’t happy with the result, he attacked her, tore clumps of her hair out of her skull, and violently raped her. He has exhibited the symptoms of psychopathy and narcissistic rage his entire life.
    He’s not a doddering harmless fool like Reagan, he’s turned the Presidency into an extension of his criminal organization, and he currently sits in most powerful chair in the world, baying for blood and revenge by inciting terrorist attacks against his political enemies.
    Trump is the most dangerous person in the world, a villain who must be removed from the Presidency immediately.
    People need to organize goddamit!

    • POS-POTUS September 7, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

      in other words, the village found its useful idiot.

  7. CheeriO September 7, 2019 at 8:07 am - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-describes-historic-loser-boris-johnson-as-someone-who-knows-how-to-win-4f2c8c76f8c4/

    “He knows how to win, Boris knows how to win. Don’t worry about him he’s going to be OK.”
    “We’re going to do a very big trade deal — bigger than we’ve ever had with the U.K.”

  8. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply

    WATCH: ‘Real Time’ on HBO reveals the profane T-shirts for the leading presidential candidates

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/watch-real-time-on-hbo-reveals-the-profane-t-shirts-for-the-leading-presidential-candidates/

    • Yes Sir September 7, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      “this is SO f*Ucked up”

  9. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

    WATCH: MSNBC host brutally name-checks GOP lawmakers who let Trump steal from the military

    “Bill Cassidy of Louisiana,” said Reid. “John Cornyn of Texas. Cory Gardner, for now, of Colorado, until he’s defeated, likely, he’s in really tough shape. Lindsey Graham, his best friend from South Carolina. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi. James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Martha McSally of Arizona. Dan Sullivan of [Alaska]. And Thom Tillis of North Carolina. All up for re-election this year, and they’re losing their money to the precious.”

    Watch below:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/watch-msnbc-host-brutally-name-checks-gop-lawmakers-who-let-trump-steal-from-the-military/

  10. puck September 7, 2019 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    our “king” is a baby-not a man. or a piss bucket, your choice.

  11. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Commonly known as BLACKMAIL

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