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2018-07-17 12:36:42 PM  
He got a raise?
 
2018-07-17 12:42:11 PM  
NATO allies are such smarty-pants with all their facts and figures.  They never want to sit around and talk about how great I am.  It's just like going back to school with teachers telling me I have to read stuff.  BORING!

Putin likes to talk about how I won the election all by myself!  Vlad likes to tell me I'm a good boy and give me ice cream!  Not just two scoops like the White House but THREE whole scoops, of my very own!

Vladimir is my favorite sugar daddy!
 
2018-07-17 12:43:10 PM  
Looking forward to more Republicans shrugging and asking "What can we do about it?"
 
2018-07-17 12:57:35 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Looking forward to more Republicans shrugging and asking "What can we do about it?"


Those are the ones who go on camera because they're either (1) retiring or (2) fell into a reporter's bear trap on the way to the airport to get the hell out of town and have to talk to get the trap removed from their ankle.

Everyone else saw this coming a mile away, escaped D.C., and is hiding in an airport lounge in Wyoming asking each other, "How long do we have to stay at the Red Roof Inn and duck reporters before he'll do something else stupid and take the heat off us?"
 
2018-07-17 01:21:28 PM  
He's not wrong. It was a great success. For Putin, and for Russia.
 
2018-07-17 01:30:31 PM  
I see from the pic in TFA that Melania's body double came back to the White House with him. I guess she'll get a ride home from there.
 
2018-07-17 01:36:49 PM  
#Russia's state TV:
Dmitry Abzalov, Dir. of the Center for Strategic Comms:
"Let's not set Trump up, our goal is to help him with correct arguments. He will follow through w/ internal agenda."
The host: "Help him, direct him, support him - and then you'll say he isn't ours."
 
2018-07-17 01:52:28 PM  
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2018-07-17 01:55:48 PM  
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2018-07-17 01:55:55 PM  
Better for whom?
 
2018-07-17 01:56:17 PM  
Trump thinks Putin treats him with respect unlike other world leaders.

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2018-07-17 01:56:47 PM  
[monotone] Gee. More gaslighting. Couldn't have seen that coming. [/monotone]

Awaiting today's indictment(s), Rosenstein; we've gotten two business days in a row, and we're looking for a trifecta here...
 
2018-07-17 01:56:58 PM  
If doubling down were an Olympic sport, he'd win the gold for sure.
 
2018-07-17 01:57:22 PM  
All the Trumpers will bleat back "four legs good, two legs bad." Nothing will change
 
2018-07-17 01:57:29 PM  
Was it also a triumph?
 
2018-07-17 01:57:39 PM  
When you agree on everything, its easy to have a successful meeting.
 
2018-07-17 01:59:19 PM  
Does Nunes have any freak-out left in him, or did he blow that wad too early?  I heard he hasn't said a word to his committee in weeks.  He's just laying low, bunny style, hoping the wolves don't remember he exists.

Jordan, however, is putting up a big neon "I'm guilty as hell" sign on his ample forehead.  Jordan takes the lead from Nunes for "Chief House Asshole".
 
2018-07-17 02:00:30 PM  
Hey Putin got everything he wants so win for him.
 
2018-07-17 02:00:40 PM  
Everything can be rosy when being vague.
 
2018-07-17 02:01:03 PM  
It must be amazing to live in Trump's version of reality.

Probably not though. I'm thinking he is constantly wondering when the big news is finally going to drop that will sink him, his family, and his businesses.
 
2018-07-17 02:03:15 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Was it also a triumph?


I'm making a note here, "Huge Success."
 
2018-07-17 02:03:28 PM  
I guess Putin gave a rosy outlook for Trump's shares of Rosneft.
 
2018-07-17 02:04:10 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Vacation Bible School: Was it also a triumph?

I'm making a note here, "Yuge Success."

 
2018-07-17 02:04:29 PM  
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2018-07-17 02:05:10 PM  
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Maybe next time NATO will give him a ball to play with.
 
2018-07-17 02:07:13 PM  

ChimpMitten: [img.fark.net image 622x350]

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Maybe next time NATO will give him a ball to play with.


So Trump is just impressed by large balls he can wrap his hands around?
 
2018-07-17 02:07:38 PM  
He calls it a great success when he produces a solid stool in the bathroom
 
2018-07-17 02:07:50 PM  

Aetre: [monotone] Gee. More gaslighting. Couldn't have seen that coming. [/monotone]

Awaiting today's indictment(s), Rosenstein; we've gotten two business days in a row, and we're looking for a trifecta here...


I feel like there's a race between justice and tyranny right now for the future of this country.
 
2018-07-17 02:08:00 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Was it also a triumph?


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2018-07-17 02:09:30 PM  

ChimpMitten: [img.fark.net image 622x350]

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Maybe next time NATO will give him a ball to play with.


Not pictured, two hours of President Trump polishing and handling Vladimir Putin's two scoops.

One whole hour of attention per scoop.
 
2018-07-17 02:10:36 PM  

Vacation Bible School: ChimpMitten: [img.fark.net image 622x350]

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Maybe next time NATO will give him a ball to play with.

So Trump is just impressed by large balls he can wrap his hands around?


Yes and golf balls seem large in tiny hands.
 
2018-07-17 02:11:48 PM  
Here's what's occurred to me in the past 24 hours, following this summit:

1. Trump is more afraid of what Putin can do to him than he is of official actions against him in the United States.

2. We were apparently on the verge of nuclear war with Russia, and somehow this managed to escape my attention, even though I've become something of a political junkie in the past couple of years. At least, that's what Trump is trying to convince us.

3. Trump seems to think that all leaders of nations are supposed to be powerful autocrats. His only experience with leadership is in business, where being a powerful autocrat is acceptable, and even encouraged. He doesn't recognize that political leaders in a democratic republic are supposed to favor diplomacy and protocol when interacting with other world leaders. This is why he shows so much deference to, and admiration for, "strong man" leaders, like Putin, Un, and Duterte, and so little respect for leaders of allied nations, like Trudeau, May, and Merkel.
 
2018-07-17 02:12:56 PM  
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2018-07-17 02:16:24 PM  

lostcat: Here's what's occurred to me in the past 24 hours, following this summit:

1. Trump is more afraid of what Putin can do to him than he is of official actions against him in the United States.

2. We were apparently on the verge of nuclear war with Russia, and somehow this managed to escape my attention, even though I've become something of a political junkie in the past couple of years. At least, that's what Trump is trying to convince us.

3. Trump seems to think that all leaders of nations are supposed to be powerful autocrats. His only experience with leadership is in business, where being a powerful autocrat is acceptable, and even encouraged. He doesn't recognize that political leaders in a democratic republic are supposed to favor diplomacy and protocol when interacting with other world leaders. This is why he shows so much deference to, and admiration for, "strong man" leaders, like Putin, Un, and Duterte, and so little respect for leaders of allied nations, like Trudeau, May, and Merkel.


Don't forget, Trump and Gadaffi were friends.

Also friends with Adnan Kashoggi.

Reads Hitler.

All of these things inform his concept of leadership and decorating/ interior design.
 
2018-07-17 02:18:35 PM  

Vacation Bible School: ChimpMitten: [img.fark.net image 622x350]

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Maybe next time NATO will give him a ball to play with.

So Trump is just impressed by large balls he can wrap his hands around?


The balls don't have to be too big if it's Trumps hands we're talking about.
 
2018-07-17 02:21:45 PM  

wejash: NATO allies are such smarty-pants with all their facts and figures.  They never want to sit around and talk about how great I am.  It's just like going back to school with teachers telling me I have to read stuff.  BORING!

Putin likes to talk about how I won the election all by myself!  Vlad likes to tell me I'm a good boy and give me ice cream!  Not just two scoops like the White House but THREE whole scoops, of my very own!

Vladimir is my favorite sugar daddy!


how did you get the transcripts?
 
2018-07-17 02:25:02 PM  
He lives in his own reality, but what's really weird is how many choose to live there with him.
 
2018-07-17 02:32:20 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Vacation Bible School: Was it also a triumph?

I'm making a note here, "Huge Success."


It's hard to overstate Putin's satisfaction.
 
2018-07-17 02:34:49 PM  

lostcat: Here's what's occurred to me in the past 24 hours, following this summit:

1. Trump is more afraid of what Putin can do to him than he is of official actions against him in the United States.

2. We were apparently on the verge of nuclear war with Russia, and somehow this managed to escape my attention, even though I've become something of a political junkie in the past couple of years. At least, that's what Trump is trying to convince us.

3. Trump seems to think that all leaders of nations are supposed to be powerful autocrats. His only experience with leadership is in business, where being a powerful autocrat is acceptable, and even encouraged. He doesn't recognize that political leaders in a democratic republic are supposed to favor diplomacy and protocol when interacting with other world leaders. This is why he shows so much deference to, and admiration for, "strong man" leaders, like Putin, Un, and Duterte, and so little respect for leaders of allied nations, like Trudeau, May, and Merkel.


I suppose this is one way of putting it but in my opinion, it overstates the case and gives him too much credit. He has spent his entire adult life thinking that what matters is that he "works the room" with what he thinks is irresistible charm and alpha male machismo. So when it comes to world affairs, what matters is shoving people out of your way, literally and figuratively, and preening and pointing and thumbs up and grabby handshakes and some more pointing and then he's off, leaving what he imagines is a powerful musk of power and Very Very Importance behind him. It doesn't matter what he says, or does, he just has to look like the Most Important Man in the Room. Being an actual autocrat is hard work. He is not interested in or capable of hard work. He wants to work the room.

I have seen no evidence that he can think on any higher level than this.
 
2018-07-17 02:44:36 PM  
Scanty Em:

I suppose this is one way of putting it but in my opinion, it overstates the case and gives him too much credit. He has spent his entire adult life thinking that what matters is that he "works the room" with what he thinks is irresistible charm and alpha male machismo. So when it comes to world affairs, what matters is shoving people out of your way, literally and figuratively, and preening and pointing and thumbs up and grabby handshakes and some more pointing and then he's off, leaving what he imagines is a powerful musk of power and Very Very Importance behind him. It doesn't matter what he says, or does, he just has to look like the Most Important Man in the Room. Being an actual autocrat is hard work. He is not interested in or capable of hard work. He wants to work the room.

I have seen no evidence that he can think on any higher level than this.


Not saying he actually knows what "autocrat" means, he just thinks that it's how a leader should behave. And I agree that he's not capable of even pulling it off, and he probably knows it. That's why he seems to have so much respect for the autocrats who can. And it's why he behaves like such an asshole around "weak" leaders.
 
2018-07-17 02:49:31 PM  

lostcat: Scanty Em:

I suppose this is one way of putting it but in my opinion, it overstates the case and gives him too much credit. He has spent his entire adult life thinking that what matters is that he "works the room" with what he thinks is irresistible charm and alpha male machismo. So when it comes to world affairs, what matters is shoving people out of your way, literally and figuratively, and preening and pointing and thumbs up and grabby handshakes and some more pointing and then he's off, leaving what he imagines is a powerful musk of power and Very Very Importance behind him. It doesn't matter what he says, or does, he just has to look like the Most Important Man in the Room. Being an actual autocrat is hard work. He is not interested in or capable of hard work. He wants to work the room.

I have seen no evidence that he can think on any higher level than this.

Not saying he actually knows what "autocrat" means, he just thinks that it's how a leader should behave. And I agree that he's not capable of even pulling it off, and he probably knows it. That's why he seems to have so much respect for the autocrats who can. And it's why he behaves like such an asshole around "weak" leaders.


Basically it is how he ran his company.
 
2018-07-17 02:50:05 PM  

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Good luck with that. After Trump's disastrous meeting with Putin, no one will want to touch that legislation.
 
2018-07-17 03:12:25 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Not pictured, two hours of President Trump polishing and handling Vladimir Putin's two scoops. One whole hour of attention per scoop.


I'm a very imaginative visual person and really could have done without that train of though
 
2018-07-17 03:24:34 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: LarryDan43: [img.fark.net image 425x160]

Good luck with that. After Trump's disastrous meeting with Putin, no one will want to touch that legislation.


GOP: Hold my beer.
 
2018-07-17 03:56:13 PM  
I'll just leave Randy's latest (uploaded yesterday!) here:
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2018-07-17 04:18:34 PM  
What else is new? He calls everything he does a great success. Knocks over his bowl of milk and Alpha-Bits cereal all over the living room floor while watching Dora the Explorer: Great Success.
 
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