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moron
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Figure this deserves its own thread, since I foresee this being a common theme over the next few years...

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1096895035067584512

Very shocking video of Pence trying to pull people into rejecting the Iran deal under a tortured, absurd assertion it's for the safety of Europe and no one reacts. Earlier in the same speech Pence tries to pump of Trump and waits for applause, and more silence.

At the same event Merkel is expressing incredulity at Trump saying German cars are a national security threat (yet another law Trump is blatantly abusing...), and everyone cheers for her.

Plenty of people have been decrying the US being the "world police" and that definitely seems to be the outcome of Trump's policies... but it seems that beyond people not expecting us to help them, they don't even respect us at all anymore. If anyone sees a silver lining here please point it out... this more than anything is going to be the lasting damage of the Trump admin I think.

2/17/2019 12:59:21 AM

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Very shocking video? Embarrassing sure, but very shocking?

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"Pence tries to pump of Trump"


Eh?

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"yet another law Trump is blatantly abusing"


What law?

2/17/2019 12:59:18 PM

moron
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Of=> up

Power to enact tariffs for “national security” reasons

[Edited on February 17, 2019 at 1:12 PM. Reason : ]

2/17/2019 1:12:28 PM

TreeTwista10
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The US was credible before Trump!!1

2/17/2019 4:22:23 PM

aaronburro
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This has to be done to be fair to Canada

2/17/2019 5:20:15 PM

NyM410
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The fact that Pence thought that’d be an applause line shows such an appalling lack of understanding about Europe and the world at large. He is so incubated in the GOP bubble it’s terrifyijg.

2/18/2019 8:34:39 AM

HCH
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Oh look, another thread where TWW uses half truths and media narratives to assuage their liberal guilt.

2/18/2019 1:14:37 PM

GrumpyGOP
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Well, the good news is that much of the Western world is focused on another once-great empire declining into madness, because Brexit will have a much bigger impact on them than Trump does. Meanwhile, credibility appears to be in short supply around the globe. It has been submerged in the rising tide of pseudo-fascism in Brazil, Italy, etc. So we look really bad, but imagine how much worse it would be if everybody else was doing really well right now! (And when that's your silver lining, it's time to start drinking in the mornings)

The bad news is that pulling out of so many treaties at once makes us look like a very unreliable partner. That means that future treaties will be harder to negotiate, and partners will be less likely to act in good faith.

2/19/2019 8:19:54 AM

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