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(Reuters)   Not news: Trump meets with ambassador. News: Its Kislyak's replacement. Fark: It appears only Russian media were aware of the meeting   ( reuters.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, President Donald Trump, President Trump, United States, Russia, President of the United States, Russian news agencies, Ukraine, Tass news agency  
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2017-09-08 02:55:08 PM  
funny that.

still can't hear a Russian talking about having a "warm" conversation with Trump without thinking "piss tapes"
 
2017-09-08 03:00:56 PM  
Seems we rarely hear about Trump's meetings with Russians until after the fact, if then.
 
2017-09-08 04:45:41 PM  

MrBallou: Seems we rarely hear about Trump's meetings with Russians until after the fact, if then.


well hey, in fairness, only the Russian media gets a heads up beforehand
 
2017-09-08 08:06:06 PM  
Trump's completely lacking in optics awareness.
 
2017-09-08 10:12:52 PM  

edmo: Trump's completely lacking in optics awareness.

 
2017-09-08 10:14:26 PM  
Trump can't meet with an ambassador?

/ and who are you, Comrade Question?
 
2017-09-08 10:14:57 PM  
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2017-09-08 10:15:59 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: edmo: Trump's completely lacking in optics awareness.

 
2017-09-08 10:16:42 PM  

iheartscotch: Trump can't meet with an ambassador?

/ and who are you, Comrade Question?


He can.  That's why its odd it wasn't on his schedule.
 
2017-09-08 10:17:09 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: edmo: Trump's completely lacking in optics awareness.


Or.... Is he?
 
2017-09-08 10:19:10 PM  
Just like everything else Trump does, imagine Obama doing it.
 
2017-09-08 10:19:25 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Olympic Trolling Judge: edmo: Trump's completely lacking in optics awareness.

Or.... Is he?


At this point, it just has to be intentional trolling.
 
2017-09-08 10:19:41 PM  
If you don't want people to think you're jacking off all the time stop sticking your hand down your pants.
 
2017-09-08 10:19:51 PM  
Unless I missed it, TFA didn't say *when* this meeting happened. It would be nice to cross reference that with whatever donny boy was tweeting afterwards.
 
2017-09-08 10:20:36 PM  
"Working to continue our cooperation"? Not doing phrasing, are we? How close is "cooperation" to "collusion" on Russians?

/I like his airplanes
//I'd like to see that monster one
 
2017-09-08 10:21:01 PM  

NeoCortex42: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Olympic Trolling Judge: edmo: Trump's completely lacking in optics awareness.

Or.... Is he?

At this point, it just has to be intentional trolling.


That would require a level of awareness Trump has yet to display.
 
2017-09-08 10:21:33 PM  
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
 
2017-09-08 10:21:58 PM  
Jesus H. Christ almighty tap dancing on a cracker, what an asshole.
 
2017-09-08 10:29:15 PM  

razyjean: Unless I missed it, TFA didn't say *when* this meeting happened. It would be nice to cross reference that with whatever donny boy was tweeting afterwards.


It certainly wasn't clear.  It was today (Friday).

Sarah HuckaHoney Boo-Boo said...  "There was not a meeting," "He was here for a credentialing ceremony with 12 other new ambassadors and their spouses."
 
2017-09-08 10:30:38 PM  
Ummm, Subby, handlers don't issue a press release when they're working with their assets.

Duh.
 
2017-09-08 10:32:55 PM  
What a Trump meeting might look like:
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2017-09-08 10:33:26 PM  

somedude210: MrBallou: Seems we rarely hear about Trump's meetings with Russians until after the fact, if then.

well hey, in fairness, only the Russian media gets a heads up beforehand


Well they are well trained, the ones that had independent thought are gone.
 
2017-09-08 10:41:16 PM  
 On the one hand, the President meets with all the ambassadors.   On the other hand it should have been mentioned to the our press corps.
 
2017-09-08 10:42:07 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Jesus H. Christ almighty tap dancing on a cracker, what an asshole.


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2017-09-08 10:44:02 PM  
WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE OPTICS?!
 
2017-09-08 10:44:50 PM  
Between 2011 and 2016, he served as deputy defense minister, a period that coincided with Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

Two years ago, the European Union put him on its list of officials subject to Ukraine-related sanctions, citing his involvement in supporting the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine.


Nothing to be concerned about there.
 
2017-09-08 10:51:24 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE OPTICS?!


There was full-fledged D2S for Prez 2020 campaign ad that ran during CNN's Irma coverage this evening. I found that very optical.
 
2017-09-08 10:52:46 PM  

weddingsinger: iheartscotch: Trump can't meet with an ambassador?

/ and who are you, Comrade Question?

He can.  That's why its odd it wasn't on his schedule.


Doesn't everyone have unscheduled meetings with Russian Ambassadors?

Also, look at this puppy:

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/ what were you talking about again?
 
2017-09-08 11:17:01 PM  
OFFS.  just make it stop already
 
2017-09-08 11:29:32 PM  

weddingsinger: razyjean: Unless I missed it, TFA didn't say *when* this meeting happened. It would be nice to cross reference that with whatever donny boy was tweeting afterwards.

It certainly wasn't clear.  It was today (Friday).

Sarah HuckaHoney Boo-Boo said...  "There was not a meeting," "He was here for a credentialing ceremony with 12 other new ambassadors and their spouses."


Thank you. I must have glossed right over that bit.
 
2017-09-08 11:34:26 PM  

weddingsinger: razyjean: Unless I missed it, TFA didn't say *when* this meeting happened. It would be nice to cross reference that with whatever donny boy was tweeting afterwards.

It certainly wasn't clear.  It was today (Friday).

Sarah HuckaHoney Boo-Boo said...  "There was not a meeting," "He was here for a credentialing ceremony with 12 other new ambassadors and their spouses."


Like the "credentialing ceremony" at the former Russian consulate in San Fran last week.
 
2017-09-08 11:36:02 PM  

Wookie Milson: Mrs.Sharpier: WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE OPTICS?!

There was full-fledged D2S for Prez 2020 campaign ad that ran during CNN's Irma coverage this evening. I found that very optical.


I saw that. They were pushing the "let him do his job" line. Meanwhile the only person stopping him from doing his a actual job is himself. He doesn't seem to know what the job even is. He has failed to even propose people for important positions within the executive branch.
 
2017-09-08 11:55:21 PM  
So Trump accepts the credentials of a guy tied up in Putin's Ukraine adventure. Of a guy under sanction by the EU. Yeah, totes not quid pro quo. Fire his treasonous ass already
 
2017-09-08 11:57:41 PM  

Wookie Milson: Mrs.Sharpier: WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE OPTICS?!

There was full-fledged D2S for Prez 2020 campaign ad that ran during CNN's Irma coverage this evening. I found that very optical.


CNN has been trying their damnedest for well over a year to become Fox News Junior. I'm guessing one of the higher-ups must have signed an oath of fealty to Trump, given how much they go out of their way to talk about his greatness with fluff pieces and campaign ads.
 
2017-09-09 12:29:40 AM  
I don't see the CNN angle. Their front page is constantly filled with lists of the top things Trump farked up in the last hour. That and sponsored links. And the editorials are not Trump friendly.

This is why I keep the front page on auto refresh all day.
 
2017-09-09 01:10:17 AM  
I am no fan of 44.5, but in this case it's damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Had he told the US press, they would have jumped down his throat anyway:
"See? That's what a Russian spy would do (have a meeting with the Ambassador)."

Since he didn't tell them, the US press jumps down his throat:
"See? That exactly what a Russian spy would do (have a secretmeeting with the Ambassador)."

It's troubling that 44.5 can't figure out that the US press will find out about the meeting, and that if he must have such a rendezvous, the former option is MUCH preferred, and easier to explain.
 
2017-09-09 01:36:54 AM  
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2017-09-09 01:48:20 AM  
Somebody has to change the batteries on the bugs Kislyak installed.
 
2017-09-09 01:51:39 AM  

Bug2k: I am no fan of 44.5, but in this case it's damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Had he told the US press, they would have jumped down his throat anyway:
"See? That's what a Russian spy would do (have a meeting with the Ambassador)."

Since he didn't tell them, the US press jumps down his throat:
"See? That exactly what a Russian spy would do (have a secretmeeting with the Ambassador)."

It's troubling that 44.5 can't figure out that the US press will find out about the meeting, and that if he must have such a rendezvous, the former option is MUCH preferred, and easier to explain.


No, this is not a damned-if-you-do/don't situation.

He's the President of the United Goddamned States of America. He doesn't have to meet with anyone.
 
2017-09-09 01:54:30 AM  

Riothamus: Bug2k: I am no fan of 44.5, but in this case it's damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Had he told the US press, they would have jumped down his throat anyway:
"See? That's what a Russian spy would do (have a meeting with the Ambassador)."

Since he didn't tell them, the US press jumps down his throat:
"See? That exactly what a Russian spy would do (have a secretmeeting with the Ambassador)."

It's troubling that 44.5 can't figure out that the US press will find out about the meeting, and that if he must have such a rendezvous, the former option is MUCH preferred, and easier to explain.

No, this is not a damned-if-you-do/don't situation.

He's the President of the United Goddamned States of America. He doesn't have to meet with anyone.


My point is that he makes a terrible traitor.
 
2017-09-09 02:53:17 AM  

Summoner101: Between 2011 and 2016, he served as deputy defense minister, a period that coincided with Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

Two years ago, the European Union put him on its list of officials subject to Ukraine-related sanctions, citing his involvement in supporting the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine.

Nothing to be concerned about there.


It's not like Trump's campaign isn't specifically under investigation for having ties to one of the architects of the annexation efforts in Ukraine who worked for the Russians. There's really no reason why the formed Russian defense minister who annexed Crimea would cause any problems for Trump.
 
2017-09-09 03:37:24 AM  
Can we demand an ethics constitutional amendment?
 
2017-09-09 06:16:02 AM  
The Trump presidency, much like a black hole, will reach a point where it can shrink no further.
 
2017-09-09 09:12:48 AM  

Summoner101: Between 2011 and 2016, he served as deputy defense minister, a period that coincided with Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

Two years ago, the European Union put him on its list of officials subject to Ukraine-related sanctions, citing his involvement in supporting the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine.

Nothing to be concerned about there.


Dep Defence Minister before and during invasion of Ukraine and Crimea and a trained diplomat -- can you say Spin Doctor to the World?  Picked out of a lineup for special personal sanctions by the European Union?

I'd be worried he might defect and replace that Huckabee woman.
 
2017-09-09 01:55:18 PM  

iheartscotch: weddingsinger: iheartscotch: Trump can't meet with an ambassador?

/ and who are you, Comrade Question?

He can.  That's why its odd it wasn't on his schedule.

Doesn't everyone have unscheduled meetings with Russian Ambassadors?

Also, look at this puppy:

[img.fark.net image 425x226]

/ what were you talking about again?

That's a really cute puppy.
 
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