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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Moggy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:37 am

Obama allowed Crimea, Trump wouldn’t have.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Photek » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:40 am

Moggy wrote:Obama allowed Crimea, Trump wouldn’t have.

:lol:

What a clown.

JO'B "Trump there saying he doesn't know what Trump thinks of Crimea"

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Moggy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am

Did he just say Ireland is in the U.K.? :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Preezy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am

Harry Ola wrote:

Was it a sex act or a performance act?

Asking for a friend :shifty:

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Photek » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am

Wait, he's talking about winning Wisconsin in an answer about Brexit. :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Knoyleo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:51 am

Preezy wrote:
Harry Ola wrote:

Was it a sex act or a performance act?

Asking for a friend :shifty:

Presumably both?

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am

What are you all watching? bbc doesn't appear to be carrying any live video of trump talking.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:05 pm

Preezy wrote:
Harry Ola wrote:

Was it a sex act or a performance act?

Asking for a friend :shifty:


Performance, I think.

I can't say if it's true, but rumors are going around that it was a cop who groped her. Then she was arrested for illegally touching a patron. :fp:

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump demands NATO allies spend 4% GDP on defence instead of agreed 2% target
by Garth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:10 pm




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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Preezy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:13 pm

Please Donald, just keel over and die you strawberry floating strawberry float. So sick of him still being alive.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:16 pm

All you have to do is be nice to Donald Trump and throw platitudes his way on a semi-routine basis. I think Boris Johnson has probably figured that out, and is the most recent example of it.

Boris, very critical of Russia, occasionally very critical of Trump in the past, does a public 180 on Fox News, and now Trump claims 'Boris is a good friend of mine. I've always liked Boris.'

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Garth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:24 pm


This is going well.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Garth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 pm


So did he say "we'll do our own thing" and "go it alone" if NATO allies don't increase defence spending or not?



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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:50 pm

Is he also going to put Putin on the naughty step? :slol:

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by lex-man » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:51 pm

Garth wrote:
So did he say "we'll do our own thing" and "go it alone" if NATO allies don't increase defence spending or not?




So Trump just rage quit the Nato meeting?

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:03 pm

This makes it incredibly difficult to report the facts, which seems to me the whole point. The BBC has had to change its online article on this 4 times in the last hour (and the BBC intentionally goes slower than most), with the original context of the piece 'Nato agrees spending increase' going to gooseberry fool. The latest version:

BBC News wrote:US President Donald Trump says Nato countries have agreed to increase their military spending.

Speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets.

The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others.

After the meeting, he said he believed in Nato and it was "presently unnecessary" to consider quitting it.

In 2014, all Nato members agreed to increase their defence spending to 2% of their GDP by 2024.

Mr Trump wants this to happen sooner, and has previously urged Nato allies to commit at least 4% of GDP.

"We made a tremendous amount of progress today," he said. "It has been really amazing to see the level of spirit in that room."

He said Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg had given "total credit" to him for the increased spending, which he said he instigated during his first Nato meeting last year.

Mr Stoltenberg has yet to comment.

After the summit, President Emmanuel Macron denied any increases had been made to the existing goal, according to the Associated Press.

He referred to a joint communiqué that was published the day before. "It confirms the goal of 2% by 2024. That's all," he said.

He said France would commit to this figure and deadline, but he was unconvinced by proposals to increase it to 4%.

President Macron said the meetings had a different tone to the tweets and were more respectful, according to Reuters.

In a separate briefing, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was a clear commitment to Nato from all attendees.

The US leader has specifically singled out Germany for criticism over its defence spending.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44808077

Prior to Trump, if a US president says something had been agreed, you'd take that at face value.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by OrangeRakoon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:12 pm

It's easy to report the facts, just don't include any claims Trump makes

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:15 pm

Trump must be a nightmare to work for as he seems to just say whatever comes into his head at that moment and then just denies he said it moments later.
The fact that he can rely on Fox News to back him however obvious this is is alarming.
I really, really hope he gets neutered in the midterms and then voted out in 2020 as the next guy can't be as bad.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Photek » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:16 pm

This 2% Nato stuff was a deal Obama made a few years ago, Trump has achieved nothing.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Photek wrote:This 2% Nato stuff was a deal Obama made a few years ago, Trump has achieved nothing.


He does that all the time.
He'll come out of a meeting with everything exactly as it was and just claim that whatever idea the meeting was about was his idea and claim he won somehow.
He'll most likely claim credit for stepping down peacefully at the end of his term and not starting a civil war as if that's a great achievement because his fans are so strawberry floating stupid they would've started one if he just asked them.

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