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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I know he's incredibly ignorant, but apparently he's also dense. God, he's embarrassing.





    Merkel had to explain trade to Trump 11 times - Business Insider


    He supported Bexit even though he had no idea what it meant. He never even knew what and how the EU works. How can any of you still support this idiot? He's really bad for this country. And don't tell me how awful Obama was. He wasn't. He was well respected around the world and very knowledgeable. Trump is one of the most ignorant public figures I've ever seen. As I've said before, the depth of his ignorance is bottomless. How can any of you possibly think this is okay? How is it okay for the president of the United States not to know basic things like this? You can keep pointing out that he can depend on other people to advise him, but I don't think anyone realized that he doesn't know this. How can you advise someone if you don't know what they don't know. Or, are they supposed to assume he knows nothing? Which is apparently true. We are so screwed.

    ""Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'" the official said.

    They continued: "On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.'"




    The details of the story don't really pass the smell test. Sounds a bit embellished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    ""Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'" the official said.

    They continued: "On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.'"




    The details of the story don't really pass the smell test. Sounds a bit embellished.
    Of course, it's fake news.

    You really need to accept that the current president is dumb as a bag of hammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Of course, it's fake news.

    You really need to accept that the current president is dumb as a bag of hammers.

    Not a particular fan of the guy. But the story is a little on the ridiculous side.


    The magic eight ball says: Didn't happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    ""Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'" the official said.

    They continued: "On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.'"




    The details of the story don't really pass the smell test. Sounds a bit embellished.
    What? You think it only took Donny The Dumbfuck only 6 or 7 times to understand what was being said to him instead of 11???
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Not a particular fan of the guy. But the story is a little on the ridiculous side.


    The magic eight ball says: Didn't happen
    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/donald-tru...105737025.html

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerai.../#6bc3cd99579b

    Okay. It's fake news and everyone is just being mean to poor Donald.

    You're making a mistake giving the man the benefit of the doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    They hate liberal that much IMO. Party over country for them.
    Republicans are tribal to the core no matter what the facts are. Before the election Republicans were asked if the current tax system was fair. 39% said yes. After the election they were asked the same question and 56% said yes. Just having a Republican in the White House changed their mind about taxes.

    Bill Maher pointed out that even though the economy has not changed in any meaningful way under Trump, Republicans magically believe it is doing much better. When Obama wanted to bomb Syria, only 22% of Republicans approved. Now 88% approve of Trump bombing Syria. The income tax has not changed under Trump. Yet, Republicans went from it being 39% fair to 56% fair. Democrats answers remained statistically the same.

    "They are more tribal," Bill Maher said of Republicans. "I am sorry. And they are less concerned with observable reality. That seems like, there are facts in there that say that."

    S.E. Cupp tried to pass those numbers on as hypocrisy apparent in both parties. Maher would have none of it. He decried the false equivalence that permeates the traditional mainstream media.
    Bill Maher uses poll to force Conservative to concede GOP base is tribal where facts don't matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    ""Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'" the official said.

    They continued: "On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.'"




    The details of the story don't really pass the smell test. Sounds a bit embellished.
    Well considering he didn't know that NK would be so complicated until he talked to the Chinese President, I would say this story is right in line with all the other ones that show his complete lack of knowledge when it comes to Foreign Affairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    What? You think it only took Donny The Dumbfuck only 6 or 7 times to understand what was being said to him instead of 11???
    When facts don't matter it's hard to get it through Donny The Dumbfucks head.

    Donny The Dumbfuck. That's classic. Wish I'd come up with it. Makes me laugh every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Well considering he didn't know that NK would be so complicated until he talked to the Chinese President, I would say this story is right in line with all the other ones that show his complete lack of knowledge when it comes to Foreign Affairs.
    Trump thought it was going to be like a Real Estate deal. It was going to be easy, like health care and his beautiful wall. Only 45 more months of this Dumbfuckery.
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    Was this before or after the bill for overdue "NATO payments."
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