Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by fountainhall » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:53 pm

Trump's pick as UN Ambassador, the massively unqualified Heather Nauert, has suddenly withdrawn her nomination. Reason? According to Bloomberg News, she employed an immigrant nanny who did not have the correct visa. Since Ms. Nauert's background included more than 10 years at that impartial media organisation, Fox News, no doubt Trump will be trawling its sewers for his next nomination.

Ms. Nauert is presently working in the State Department. Showing her qualifications she talked at a news conference last June about the World War Two Normandy landings in relation to America's "strong history" with Germany. Kinda like Sarah Palin and all the magazines she said she read - but could not name one. Both dumb!

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:37 am

In the "You MUST be Kidding Me" department, apparently Japan's Prime Minister Abe nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Great! Why not posthumously nominate Hitler for the same prize for signing the Munich Pact?
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Japan's Abe refuses to deny that he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

By Euan McKirdy and Junko Ogura, CNN

February 18, 2019

Tokyo (CNN)Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has refused to deny that he nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in helping to ease tensions with North Korea.

Speaking in the lower house of parliament Monday, Abe pointedly declined to comment on Trump's claim last week that he had submitted the nomination to the Nobel committee.

"I'm not saying that it is not the fact," Abe said, adding that the US President had been working to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and that he "highly" appreciated his leadership.

"I'll continue to (offer) my utmost cooperation to President Trump to solve the North Korean nuclear and missile issues and the abduction issue, which is the most important ... for Japan," said Abe.

"With that in mind, as for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Committee has decided not to disclose nominators and nominees for 50 years. I would like to refrain from commenting on it, based on that fact."

Abe's comments follow a report in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper on Sunday, alleging the Japanese leader made the recommendation after the US government "informally" sought his support for the prestigious award in the wake of the historic US-North Korean summit in Singapore last June.

A second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to be held on February 27 and 28 in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the Asahi report.

'The most beautiful letter'

Trump said on Friday that Abe had made the nomination and had given him a copy of the five-page letter he had sent to the Nobel nominating committee in Oslo.

"Prime Minister Abe of Japan gave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize,' Trump said.

"He said 'I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize," added Trump.
"You know why? Because he had rocket ships and he had missiles flying over Japan," Trump said. "They feel safe. I did that."

Nominations for the prize must be received by February 1. There are 304 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019, the highest number ever, according to the organization.

Abe has been one of Trump's most stalwart allies in the two years since he took office, and was the first world leader to meet the newly inaugurated President.

In the weeks and months surrounding the first summit, Trump made frequent references to the Nobel peace prize, saying in May last year that "everyone thinks" he deserves it.

Last year, House Republicans nominated him for the annually presented prize, and the crowd at at least one of his rallies broke into a chant of "Nobel prize." However, the notion was also widely mocked.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also suggested at the time that the US leader would be a worthy recipient. But a presidential spokesperson said Monday that Moon had not nominated him, nor had any plan to personally nominate Trump in the future.

However, the spokesperson said that Moon "thinks that President Trump is more than eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize" because of his contribution to bringing peace to the Korean peninsula.

Nobel prizes are usually announced in October but awarded annually on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, who gives his name to the awards.

If Trump were indeed nominated by Abe and went on to win the award, he'd be the fifth American president to do so. The award was presented to his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2009, shortly after he took office.

Thawing relations

For over a year, both Koreas and the US have worked toward a policy of rapprochement, which culminated in the June meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

While no binding agreements were signed at the time, Pyongyang has refrained from conducting additional missile or nuclear tests since the push toward denuclearizing the peninsula began with a conciliatory New Year's speech by Kim at the start of 2018.

In his announcement Friday, Trump once again cited progress he has made with North Korea, pointing to the lack of nuclear and missile testing and the "very good relationship" he has forged with Kim.

However, Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear program despite the lack of testing and has yet to take concrete, verifiable steps toward denuclearization.

https://us.cnn.com/2019/02/18/asia/trum ... index.html

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:45 pm

Ahaaaaaa !!!!! NOW it becomes clear. Apparently the White House asked Abe to nominate Trump, and probably applied some sort of pressure to get him to do it - unless Abe is an utter moron. I can't even imagine anyone who is involved in deciding who should receive the Nobel Peace Prize would even consider choosing Trump. I can see them having a good laugh, though.

I can hear it now - when Trump is denied the Nobel Peace Prize, his response will be, "The Nobel Prize is rigged."



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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by fountainhall » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:36 pm

So Bernie Sanders is back in the race, this time for 2020. Much as I admired his run in 2016, surely the USA will never vote for a President who would be 79 years old if elected?

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Gaybutton » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:51 am

fountainhall wrote:surely the USA will never vote for a President who would be 79 years old if elected?
I guess we'll find out soon enough. I think we all learned the hard way - trying to predict what American voters will or will not do is an exercise in futility.

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by fountainhall » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:44 am

This truly is unbelievable. The editor of a newspaper in Alabama has written an editorial calling for mass lynchings by the KKK. His target? Democrats in Washington who will "Raise taxes."
"Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again," the article said, referencing the KKK's terrorising raids through black communities.

"Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama... This socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people."

"Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there."
Sutton confirmed he had written the article, adding -
"If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out DC we'd all been better off," he said. "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them."

"It's not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we're talking about."

Sutton also told the paper he did not believe the Klan was a violent organisation.

"They didn't kill but a few people. The Klan wasn't violent until they needed to be."
That man deserves to be in jail for a very long time.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47295551

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Gaybutton » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:26 am

fountainhall wrote:That man deserves to be in jail for a very long time.
I'd rather hand him over to the Crips gang or the Louis Farrakhan followers.

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