HELSINKI and RUSSIA




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THE OUTCOMETH HATH FALLEN - POINTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS

  • Trump and Putin met one-on-one alone with translators in a room for 2 hours.  Previously Trump has hailed the Soviet President as a great man.   His people have a 98% acceptance of him, unfortunately the remaining 2% are in a Gulag somewhere and we could not find them. We did however find a ballot from the last election, two months ago.  He ran unopposed. His people love him, more than the KGB guy living next door.

OPINION:

  • Anderson Cooper: Trump performance disgraceful
  • Gov John Kasich :  Kasich rips Trump’s staff for not stopping him
  • John McCain:  McCain: Trump abased himself before a tyrant
  • Chuck Schumer:  Possibility that Putin has damaging info on Trump, like money laundering from the USSR breakup used to finance Trumps exploits in hotels and golf courses, possible collusion with Russian whores and showers, perverted stuff.
  • John King: Call this the ‘Surrender Summit


STATEMENTS AND SOME BULLSHIT

  • The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an extraordinary relationship; and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. REALLY?
  • What Putin says about interfering in US elections, was answered by Trump: I don’t want to get into whether Putin lied, spoken like the true coward he is...  REALLY?
  • US President Donald Trump ( he was the slump coward looking guy on the left in most shots) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit.  Both counted their fingers after.
  • Trump: We are all to blame for Russia relations.  REALLY?   
  • Reporter asks Putin: Do you have compromising info on Trump?
  • Putin:  Confirms he wanted Trump to win election, he was afraid of Hillary.  REALLY?
  • Obamas fault?    Yes there were missed opportunities but you don’t bluster a nuclear power with nuts at the wheel.

THE PRESIDENTS TWITTER RESPONSE : 
"While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. "Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going Crazy!"

Reporter:  What was fake about the news?  Trump said it,  we recorded it, the whole frickin world saw and heard it, we captured the f*cked up moments and reported it,  it’s on tape stupid.


BOTTOM LINE

  • What made the meeting so great?   No one knows...
  • What was discussed?  No one knows...
  • What was the mood?  No one knows...
  • How well did the two leaders get along (or not get along)? No one knows...
  • Where were the points of agreement or disagreement?  No one knows...
  • We don’t know the answer to any of those questions because the Trump-Putin meeting was a one-on-one affair, with only translators for each man in the room. 
  • There is no official readout of the meeting. Nothing, on paper,  but any notes Putin or Trump took, their memories and the memories of their translators.  And that, apparently, is how Trump likes it.  
  • But noted Putin took a lot of notes to use against our braggadocio bullshit laden chief executive, he was greatly outclassed by Putin who said little but those KGB eyes said it all.



THERE’S ANY NUMBER OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS APPROACH TO DIPLOMACY 
 

It allows both sides to tell their own version of what happened without concern for what actually happened when Trump and Putin met one-on-one in a room for 2 hours. 

  • Does Russia have Kompromat (Compromising) on Trump?
  • The President’s 'both sides' answer on Russian election meddling
  • Donald Trump sent the worst tweet of his presidency this morning
  • Without anyone other than Putin, Trump and the translators in the room, there’s simply no way of getting anywhere close to a definitive account of the meeting.
  • Putin is already shaping his version of events, telling state TV in Russia after the meeting that the two men talked about Syria, Ukraine and “Russia's mythical interference into US elections."
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also threw in his two cents about the meeting after it concluded, noting it went “better than super."
  • Is that right? And if it went "better than super" from the Russian perspective, is that a good thing for the US? Who knows!
  • Members of Congress have said they’d like to call Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others on Trump's national security team to the Hill to testify about what exactly happened in that meeting.
  • "I think we need a read out on if there was any agreement," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Tuesday. "I don't mind meeting with our adversaries. Russia is definitely an adversary, but I want to make sure we’re being informed as to what potential agreements were made and whether or not and whether or not we think in Congress it makes sense."
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner put it this way: "What I'm deeply concerned about, and warned the administration beforehand, was what happened in this one-on-one setting. If the President was willing to dismiss American concerns in public, what in the heck did he say in private?
  • But it remains to be seen if Pompeo will comply -- and remember that even if Pompeo *does* head to the Hill, he is passing on what Trump told him about the meeting, not what he himself heard in the meeting. Because he wasn't in the meeting.

We now have to rely on two unreliable narrators. Both of whom know they will be removed, shot, poisoned, or defamed if they breath one word of what they heard.

  • Both Putin and Trump have shown an affinity for bending -- and breaking -- the truth when it suits their needs. That’s never a good thing, but it's a really not good thing when they are the only two people (aside from the translators) who know what really happened in that room. 
  • And when the geopolitical fate of the world rests, at least in part, on what transpired between the two men, that’s worrisome.
  • Even if Trump and Putin weren't shaping the truth to suit their political and policy needs, the sheer challenge of remembering every in and out of a two-plus hour meeting is daunting. Think back to the last two-hour meeting you were in.
  • If you didn’t take notes -- and reportedly Trump did not have a notepad/pen, while Putin did -- how well do you think you would recall all the details of that meeting?
  • Was the summit "even better" than Trump's NATO meeting?  We have absolutely no idea.  And we never will. And that is a bad thing -- whether you love Trump or hate him.


STUPID THINGS TRUMP SAID - NEW LEVELS OF UNPREPAREDNESS AND INCOMPETENCE

(CNN) After meeting one-on-one for the better part of two hours in Helsinki, Finland, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin made statements and then took a handful of questions from reporters.

1. "I'm here today to continue the proud tradition of bold American diplomacy.   From the earliest days of our republic, American leaders have understood that diplomacy and engagement is preferable to conflict and hostility.”  Except when it is such a clusterf•ck beyond belief...

2. "But our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that.”   Trump, the new miracle worker besting Helen Keller, made Putin see the light.

3. “I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics.”  Another made no sense comment.

4. "I addressed directly with President Putin the issue of Russian interference in our elections. I felt this was a message best delivered in person. Spent a great deal of time talking about it. And President Putin may very well want to address it, and very strongly, because he feels very strongly about it, and he has an interesting idea.”   Perhaps a newer poison than the WWII poison they are killing people with 

5. "Well actually, I called him a competitor. And a good competitor he is.  And I think the word ‘competitor’ is a compliment.”I doubt seriously Putin feels the same way, he’s playing you for a fool.

6. "But we have lots of sources now and the United States is much different than it was a number of years ago when we weren't unable to extract what we could extract today. So today we’re number one in the world at that, and I think we’ll be out there competing very strongly.”  If you had half a brain,  this week China and Japan both swung their votes to Europe and you killed any chance of a deal with your big mouth.

7. "I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. I think we've all been foolish. ... And I think we’re all to blame.”  The only fool of the two of you on the stage was you,  Donald the Dork.  Putin became  shinning star.

8. "There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it. And people are being brought out to the fore. So far that I know, virtually none of it related to the campaign. And they’re going to have to try really hard to find somebody that did relate to the campaign.”  Not with the news that came out this week , lots of good healthy impeachment material.

9. "That was a clean campaign. I beat Hillary Clinton easily. And, frankly, we beat her -- and I’m not even saying from the standpoint -- we won that race.”   No , Donald it was corrupted and cheated and lies, lies, lies and personal assassinations.

10. “ s you know, the whole concept of that came up perhaps a little bit before, but it came out as a reason why the Democrats lost an election which, frankly, they should have been able to win, because the Electoral College is much more advantageous for Democrats, as you know, than it is to Republicans.”  Holly sh*t batman , now he’s an electoral , genius, who won those votes by lieing.

11. "We won the Electoral College by a lot: 306 to 223, I believe. And that was a well-fought -- that was a well-fought battle. We did a great job.”  Wrong numbers, get them right, and no one cares anymore, must be the Trump Dementia getting worse each day.

12. "But just to say it one time again -- and I say it all the time -- there was no collusion.  I didn't know the president. There was nobody to collude with. There was no collusion with the campaign.”  No collusion and you got millions from Russia. 

13. “  And every time you hear all of these, you know, 12 and 14 -- its stuff that has nothing to do -- and, frankly, they admit these are not people involved in the campaign.”   I’ll go with Mueller’s assessment, not yours Donald, you have a truth rating of minus -4

14. “We ran a brilliant campaign, and that’s why I’m President.”  Your name and the word brilliant are not in the same language. You’re thieving crew and collusionist’s played the campaign. You just got up on the stage and lied almost everyday to the American public and you still do to this day almost two solid years of lies. 

15. "One little thing I might add to that is the helping of people. Helping of people. Because you have such horrible -- if you see -- and I’ve seen reports, I’ve seen pictures, I’ve seen just about everything."  Mothers being taken from children and deported, scumbags have a bad habit of not looking in the mirror.

16. "Well, our militaries do get along. In fact, our militaries actually have gotten along probably better than our political leaders, for years.”   Im sure the Russians notified us they were going to shoot down the civilian airliner near the Ukraine.

17. "So let me just say that we have two thoughts. You have groups that are wondering why the FBI never took the server -- haven't they taken the server. Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the Democratic National Committee?”   Who gives  a sh*t about a server from two years ago which after millions spent by the Grand Old Party really proved nothing.

18. "My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others, they said they think it's Russia. I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”   Another denial of truth to cover up something and further ruin the reputation of our country.

19. "What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentleman that worked on the DNC? Where are those servers? They’re missing; where are they?”  Coming from a moron who can only twist the truth on twitter I would not be concerned about servers and work on my jail cell decorations and possibly build a new TRUMP FEDERAL PRISON facility in true trip fashion, funded by the Russians.

20. “ Oh,  I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”  He has balls and leadership and is very powerful,  I only use my balls on women I can molest and get away with it.

21. “It would have been out long ago.”   Have no idea what this means, but just like anything Trump says out of 4500 tweets, 4000 were lies, exaggerations or not true.  Plus his actions and treatment of all around him will one day find him special place in hell, and hopefully take some of his scumbag apprentices with him.


MORE OPINIONS

  • GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
    A US actor and politician, who was born in Austria. He is noted for his action roles in movies such as Conan The Barbarian (1982) and The Terminator (1984).  He also starred in movies such as the comedy Kindergarten Cop (1990) and the spy thriller True Lies (1994).  He was governor of California from 2003–2011.
    He Said:  Our President acted as a traitor to our country, his actions, demeanor and statements were treasonous. “He came across as a weak dumpy stooge.”  I suggested he be FIRED!

  • FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDE 
    said President Trump's remarks at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "do not reflect what Americans think and who we are."  In a statement, he said today’s news conference between Trump and Putin was "beneath the dignity of the office of the President."

    Today our President had the chance to confront an adversary who has attacked — and continues to attack — our democracy and our allies. He could have stood up for American interests and values. He chose not to. Instead, he embraced our number one adversary, blamed America rather than Russian aggression for the deterioration in our bilateral relations, trashed his own justice department, and put Putin’s word above that of our own intelligence community whose leaders he appointed.

  • FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY 
    also issued a statement about Trump’s meeting, saying the President “surrendered lock, stock and barrel to President Putin's deceptions about the attacks on America's democracy."
    ”I have never seen an American president do or say anything remotely like what President Trump did today,” Kerry said. "No one else has, either, and everyone knows it. It is more than unfortunate; it is indefensible.”

  • US SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ), CHAIRMAN of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:
    “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.

    “President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

    “It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin’s regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world. 

    “Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.

    “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.”

  • FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA WILLIAM J. BURNS
     
    Doesn’t Mince his words on the Trump/Putin summit: “  I think that press conference was the single most embarrassing performance by an American president on the world stage that I’ve ever seen.”

  • JEFF FLAKE - SENATOR ARIZONA
    I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful.

    Mr. President, as today’s indictments reaffirm, election interference is not a question to be asked of Vladimir Putin, but a statement to be made to Vladimir Putin: You interfered in our elections.    ‏When we were attacked on 9/11, our NATO allies rushed to our defense. They have remained stedfast ever since, sacrificing thousands of lives in Afghanistan over these many years to keep us safe. I hope they know how much we appreciate their commitment and friendship.

    By a vote of 88-11, the senate just took the first step to rein in the President’s abuse of trade authority by using national security as justification to levy tariffs.  FINALLY, Senate will push back on the President’s abuse of Section 232 to impose tariffs. We will vote Wednesday on a “Motion to Instruct,” a first step toward reasserting Congress’s constitutional role on tariffs.




“THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADMIER PUTIN DEMONSTRATED 
HOW TO BEAT 
DONALD TRUMP BY A WIDE MARGIN

   “HE DID VERY LITTLE, ACTUALLY NOTHING TO ATTACK DONALD,  
HE DIDN’T HAVE TO, DONALD SHOT HIMSELF IN THE BALLS” 

"THE VODKA FLOWED AT ALL THE CELEBRATIONS IN RUSSIA

“HE JUST STOOD THERE STOICALLY AND LET DONALD TRUMP 
LITERALLY AND COMPLETELY SCREW THINGS UP

 “IT WAS SUCCESSFUL BEYOND ANYTHING PUTIN 
WOULD OF DREAMED OF

 

THE UNDER-PRESS NOTED TRUMP WAS DESCRIBED AS ... ( IN RUSSIAN) 

полезный идиот

TRANSLATION:   USEFUL IDIOT



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