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ARCTIC NEEDED WAS THE WORLD’S FIRST STOP OF PUTTING A NUCLEAR FIRST STOP OF PUTTING A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ONNEN TO OF EN TOTOP POWER PLANT ONNEN TO OF EN TOTOP FLOATING IT ON ICE, YOUR DREAMS FLOATING IT ON ICE, YOUR DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE, THAT’S ALL JUST HAVE COME TRUE, THAT’S ALL JUST HAPPENED. HAPPENED. WHEN IT COMES TO ENERGY STUFF WHEN IT COMES TO ENERGY STUFF AND CLIMATE STUFF, BECAUSE WE AND CLIMATE STUFF, BECAUSE WE ARE STILL THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ARE STILL THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ECONOMY, THERE IS STILL NO ECONOMY, THERE IS STILL NO IMPORTANT DECISIONMAKER THAN THE IMPORTANT DECISIONMAKER THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHEN IT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHEN IT COMES TO THESE THINGS AND AT COMES TO THESE THINGS AND AT THIS POINT WITH OUR CURRENT THIS POINT WITH OUR CURRENT LEADERSHIP, MOST OF WHAT THE LEADERSHIP, MOST OF WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD IS DOING ON REST OF THE WORLD IS DOING ON THIS SUBJECT WHEN IT COMES TO US THIS SUBJECT WHEN IT COMES TO US IS THEY’RE LAUGHING AT US AND IS THEY’RE LAUGHING AT US AND OCCASIONALLY TAUNTING US. OCCASIONALLY TAUNTING US.>>WINDMILLS.>>WINDMILLS. IF IT DOESN’T BLOW, YOU CAN IF IT DOESN’T BLOW, YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT TELEVISION FOR THAT FORGET ABOUT TELEVISION FOR THAT NIGHT. NIGHT.>>MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO>>MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO PRESENT YOU TO THE GREATEST DEAL PRESENT YOU TO THE GREATEST DEAL YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. IT IS SO GREAT THAT I THOUGHT I IT IS SO GREAT THAT I THOUGHT I MIGHT ACTUALLY GET YOUR MIGHT ACTUALLY GET YOUR ATTENTION BY STANDING HERE NEXT ATTENTION BY STANDING HERE NEXT TO THIS BIRD-KILLING, TO THIS BIRD-KILLING, CANCER-CAUSING, CANCER-CAUSING, BLACKOUT-GENERATING, BLACKOUT-GENERATING, WIND-ENERGY-PRODUCING BEAST WIND-ENERGY-PRODUCING BEAST HERE. HERE. MY NAME IS EDA, A MEMBER OF THE MY NAME IS EDA, A MEMBER OF THE DANISH PARLIAMENT AND NOW THAT DANISH PARLIAMENT AND NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE LET’S TALK ABOUT THE YOU’RE HERE LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DEAL. DEAL.>>OKAY.>>OKAY.>>IT’S ABOUT CHEAP ENERGY AND>>IT’S ABOUT CHEAP ENERGY AND SAVING THE CLIMATE. SAVING THE CLIMATE. HERE’S AN EXAMPLE. HERE’S AN EXAMPLE. THE NORTH SEA REGION, THAT’S THE THE NORTH SEA REGION, THAT’S THE SEA ON TOP OF EUROPE, CAN SEA ON TOP OF EUROPE, CAN PRODUCE TWICE AS MUCH PRODUCE TWICE AS MUCH ELECTRICITY AS ALL THE COAL ELECTRICITY AS ALL THE COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS OF EUROPE FIRED POWER PLANTS OF EUROPE COMBINED. COMBINED. AND, LOOK, IT’S SMALLER THAN AND, LOOK, IT’S SMALLER THAN NEBRASKA. NEBRASKA. IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES IN ALL IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES IN ALL OF YOUR GREAT UNITED STATES OF OF YOUR GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA. AMERICA.>>REER, REER.>>REER, REER. DARLING, I WANT TO WATCH DARLING, I WANT TO WATCH TELEVISION, SORRY THE WIND ISN’T TELEVISION, SORRY THE WIND ISN’T BLOWING. BLOWING.>>OH, YEAH, THE BLACKOUTS,>>OH, YEAH, THE BLACKOUTS, DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR TV DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR TV DINNERS AND MOVIE NIGHTS. DINNERS AND MOVIE NIGHTS. IN DENMARK WHERE MOST OUR LEK IN DENMARK WHERE MOST OUR LEK ELECTRICITY COMES FROM WIND, WE ELECTRICITY COMES FROM WIND, WE HAVE AN AVERAGE 15 BLACKOUTS PER HAVE AN AVERAGE 15 BLACKOUTS PER YEAR AND THE U.S. WITH ALL YOUR YEAR AND THE U.S. WITH ALL YOUR COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS, TWO COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS, TWO HOURS EVERY YEAR. HOURS EVERY YEAR.>>OUR COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS>>OUR COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. TROUBLE.>>SO, MR. PRESIDENT, WE ALL>>SO, MR. PRESIDENT, WE ALL KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS. KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS. JUST GRAB YOUR PEN, SIGN A DEAL JUST GRAB YOUR PEN, SIGN A DEAL AND LET’S SAVE THE CLIMATE. AND LET’S SAVE THE CLIMATE.>>THAT’S THE SEA ON TOP OF>>THAT’S THE SEA ON TOP OF EUROPE. EUROPE. THAT WAS RELEASED IN THE LAST THAT WAS RELEASED IN THE LAST FEW DAYS BY A MEMBER OF THE FEW DAYS BY A MEMBER OF THE DANISH PARLIAMENT. DANISH PARLIAMENT. IN NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT IN NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MIGHT GET AMERICANS’ BACKS UP IN MIGHT GET AMERICANS’ BACKS UP IN DEFENSE OF OUR PRESIDENT, RIGHT, DEFENSE OF OUR PRESIDENT, RIGHT, HOWEVER MUCH WE HAVE INTERNAL HOWEVER MUCH WE HAVE INTERNAL DISAGREEMENT, DISSENSION IN DISAGREEMENT, DISSENSION IN TERMS OF OUR OWN FEELINGS ABOUT TERMS OF OUR OWN FEELINGS ABOUT OUR OWN LEADERS, USUALLY YOU’D OUR OWN LEADERS, USUALLY YOU’D EXPECT A BROAD SWATH OF EXPECT A BROAD SWATH OF AMERICANS TO FEEL BAD ABOUT SOME AMERICANS TO FEEL BAD ABOUT SOME POLITICIAN FROM SOME OTHER POLITICIAN FROM SOME OTHER COUNTRY MAKING FUN OF OUR COUNTRY MAKING FUN OF OUR PRESIDENT IN THIS WAY. PRESIDENT IN THIS WAY. IN THIS WAY, IT’S HARDER FOR US IN THIS WAY, IT’S HARDER FOR US TO GET THERE BECAUSE OUR TO GET THERE BECAUSE OUR PRESIDENT CANCELED A TRIP O THAT PRESIDENT CANCELED A TRIP O THAT COUNTRY, TO DENMARK, BECAUSE HE COUNTRY, TO DENMARK, BECAUSE HE COMPLAINED THAT COUNTRY’S COMPLAINED THAT COUNTRY’S LEADERSHIP DID NOT WANT TO TALK LEADERSHIP DID NOT WANT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT HIM BUYING TO HIM ABOUT HIM BUYING GREENLAND. GREENLAND. I REALLY DON’T WANT TO TALK I REALLY DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP SUGGESTING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP SUGGESTING THAT HE COULD DO THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT HE COULD DO THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT HE WANTS TO BUY GREENLAND. THAT HE WANTS TO BUY GREENLAND. I JUST — I’M JUST GOING — BUT I JUST — I’M JUST GOING — BUT SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE INSANITY OF THAT ENTIRE CONCEPT, INSANITY OF THAT ENTIRE CONCEPT, I MEAN, HE REALLY DID JUST I MEAN, HE REALLY DID JUST CANCEL A TRIP TO DENMARK BECAUSE CANCEL A TRIP TO DENMARK BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY SAID HE SAID THEY WEREN’T GOING TO HE SAID THEY WEREN’T GOING TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE U.S. TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE U.S. BUYING GREENLAND. BUYING GREENLAND. HE SAID THAT AFTER HE PUBLICLY HE SAID THAT AFTER HE PUBLICLY INSISTED HE WASN’T GOING TO INSISTED HE WASN’T GOING TO DENMARK TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT DENMARK TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT BUYING GREENLAND. BUYING GREENLAND. AGAIN, WHETHER OR NOT YOU CARE AGAIN, WHETHER OR NOT YOU CARE ABOUT THE INCREDIBLY INSANE IDEA ABOUT THE INCREDIBLY INSANE IDEA THAT THE U.S. WOULD BUY THAT THE U.S. WOULD BUY GREENLAND, HOW IS IT THAT A U.S. GREENLAND, HOW IS IT THAT A U.S. PRESIDENT SAYS, NO, DON’T WANT PRESIDENT SAYS, NO, DON’T WANT THAT, THEN SAYS, OH, YES, I WANT THAT, THEN SAYS, OH, YES, I WANT THAT AND I’M CANCELING MY THAT AND I’M CANCELING MY INTERNATIONAL TRIP BECAUSE I INTERNATIONAL TRIP BECAUSE I DIDN’T GET IT? DIDN’T GET IT? RIGHT, NO MATTER THE SUBJECT OR RIGHT, NO MATTER THE SUBJECT OR THE STUPIDITY OR INSANITY OF THE THE STUPIDITY OR INSANITY OF THE ORIGINAL SUBJECT, THAT’S THATSOR ORIGINAL SUBJECT, THAT’S THATSOR AN 180-DEGREE TURN FROM AN AN 180-DEGREE TURN FROM AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT IS HONESTLY AMERICAN PRESIDENT IS HONESTLY NUTS. NUTS. HIM SAYING, NO, I DON’T WANT HIM SAYING, NO, I DON’T WANT THAT. THAT. I’M CANCELING MY TRIP BECAUSE I I’M CANCELING MY TRIP BECAUSE I DIDN’T GET THAT. DIDN’T GET THAT. I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T WANT THAT. WANT THAT. MY EARLIER STATEMENT — I DON’T MY EARLIER STATEMENT — I DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE I MADE MY EARLIER ACKNOWLEDGE I MADE MY EARLIER STATEMENT. STATEMENT. WHAT ARE WE TALK BING ABOUT? WHAT ARE WE TALK BING ABOUT? IT’S GREENLAND? IT’S GREENLAND? I KNOW WE’VE GOTTEN USED TO THIS I KNOW WE’VE GOTTEN USED TO THIS KIND OF THING BUT IT IS NUTS. KIND OF THING BUT IT IS NUTS. IT WAS ALSO NUTS THIS WEEKEND AT IT WAS ALSO NUTS THIS WEEKEND AT THE G7 WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THE G7 WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED IF HE ATTENDED THE MEETING ASKED IF HE ATTENDED THE MEETING AT THE G7 THAT WAS ABOUT AT THE G7 THAT WAS ABOUT CLIMATE. CLIMATE. THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED BY THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED BY SAYING THAT THAT MEETING HAD NOT SAYING THAT THAT MEETING HAD NOT YET HAPPENED YET. YET HAPPENED YET. THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE NEXT. THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE NEXT. THE NEXT THING, LIKE THE NEXT THE NEXT THING, LIKE THE NEXT THING IN THE FUTURE. THING IN THE FUTURE. IN FACT, THE MEETING HAD ALREADY IN FACT, THE MEETING HAD ALREADY HAPPENED. HAPPENED. AND HE JUST HADN’T BEEN THERE. AND HE JUST HADN’T BEEN THERE. THEN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS THEN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY PUT OUT A FORMAL SECRETARY PUT OUT A FORMAL STATEMENT EXPLAINING THAT THE STATEMENT EXPLAINING THAT THE REASON THE PRESIDENT HADN’T GONE REASON THE PRESIDENT HADN’T GONE TO THE CLIMATE SESSION WAS NOT TO THE CLIMATE SESSION WAS NOT BECAUSE IT WAS STILL IN THE BECAUSE IT WAS STILL IN THE FUTURE, AS FAR AS HE WAS FUTURE, AS FAR AS HE WAS CONCERNED, BUT, INSTEAD, BECAUSE CONCERNED, BUT, INSTEAD, BECAUSE AT THE TIME OF THE CLIMATE AT THE TIME OF THE CLIMATE MEETING, HE WAS BUSY. MEETING, HE WAS BUSY. HE WAS HAVING BILATERAL MEETINGS HE WAS HAVING BILATERAL MEETINGS WITH THE LEADERS OF INDIA AND WITH THE LEADERS OF INDIA AND GERMANY. GERMANY. WELL, HERE’S A PICTURE OF THE WELL, HERE’S A PICTURE OF THE CLIMATE MEETING THAT HE DIDN’T CLIMATE MEETING THAT HE DIDN’T GO TO. GO TO. THERE’S THE LEADER OF GERMANY IN THERE’S THE LEADER OF GERMANY IN THE PURPLE THERE. THE PURPLE THERE. THAT’S THE LEADER OF INDIA IN THAT’S THE LEADER OF INDIA IN THE BLACK. THE BLACK. THE INDIAN AND GERMAN LEADERS THE INDIAN AND GERMAN LEADERS WERE THERE. WERE THERE. PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T SKIP THE PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T SKIP THE CLIMATE MEETING SO HE COULD MEET CLIMATE MEETING SO HE COULD MEET WITH THE TWO OF THEM. WITH THE TWO OF THEM. THEY WERE AT THAT MEETING. THEY WERE AT THAT MEETING. HAD HE BEEN MEETING WITH THEM, HAD HE BEEN MEETING WITH THEM, HE’D HAVE TO DO IT THERE BECAUSE HE’D HAVE TO DO IT THERE BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE. THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE. HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO WASN’T HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO WASN’T THERE. THERE. HIS EMPTY CHAIR IS THERE HIS EMPTY CHAIR IS THERE INSTEAD. INSTEAD. IT WAS ALSO NUTS WHEN THE IT WAS ALSO NUTS WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED BY A PRESIDENT WAS ASKED BY A REPORTER THAT THE G7, “MR. REPORTER THAT THE G7, “MR. PRESIDENT, ANY SECOND THOUGHTS PRESIDENT, ANY SECOND THOUGHTS ON ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR WITH ON ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA?” CHINA?” AND HE ANSWERED, “YEAH, SURE, AND HE ANSWERED, “YEAH, SURE, WHY NOT?” WHY NOT?” THE REPORTER FOLLOWED UP, THE REPORTER FOLLOWED UP, “SECOND THOUGHTS, YES?” “SECOND THOUGHTS, YES?” THE PRESIDENT SAID, “MIGHT AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, “MIGHT AS WELL, MIGHT AS WELL.” WELL, MIGHT AS WELL.” THE REPORTER TRIED AGAIN, “YOU THE REPORTER TRIED AGAIN, “YOU HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT ESCALATING THE WAR WITH CHINA?” ESCALATING THE WAR WITH CHINA?” PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE, “I HAVE PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE, “I HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING.” EVERYTHING.” AT WHICH POINT SOMEBODY DISTANT AT WHICH POINT SOMEBODY DISTANT DISTANTLY IN THE ROOM STARTED DISTANTLY IN THE ROOM STARTED LAUGHING OUT LOUD BECAUSE THEY LAUGHING OUT LOUD BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T CONTROL THEMSELVES. COULDN’T CONTROL THEMSELVES. I MEAN, IF THIS WERE ANYBODY I MEAN, IF THIS WERE ANYBODY INVOLVED IN THE UNITED STATES INVOLVED IN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN ANY OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT IN ANY OFFICIAL CAPACITY WHO SPOKE THIS WAY CAPACITY WHO SPOKE THIS WAY PUBLICLY AT AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICLY AT AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING LIKE THIS, RIGHT, GATHERING LIKE THIS, RIGHT, THEIR COLLEAGUES OR THEIR THEIR COLLEAGUES OR THEIR SUPERIORS OR AT LEAST SECURITY SUPERIORS OR AT LEAST SECURITY WOULD, LIKE, LIFT THEM UP BY THE WOULD, LIKE, LIFT THEM UP BY THE ARMPIT AND RUSH THEM OUT THE ARMPIT AND RUSH THEM OUT THE DOOR, RIGHT, UNTIL THEY COULD BE DOOR, RIGHT, UNTIL THEY COULD BE REVIVED OR GIVEN MEDICAL REVIVED OR GIVEN MEDICAL TREATMENT. TREATMENT. IN THIS CASE, IT’S THE PRESIDENT IN THIS CASE, IT’S THE PRESIDENT AND EVERYBODY GOES, OKAY, I AND EVERYBODY GOES, OKAY, I GUESS THEIR NEW LINE IS THE GUESS THEIR NEW LINE IS THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT HAS SECOND AMERICAN PRESIDENT HAS SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING. THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING. WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T SHOW WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T SHOW UP FOR MEETINGS, WE’LL JUST MAKE UP FOR MEETINGS, WE’LL JUST MAKE STUFF UP ABOUT THAT MEETING STUFF UP ABOUT THAT MEETING HAVING NOT HAPPENED. HAVING NOT HAPPENED. OR HIM HAVING BEEN SOMEWHERE OR HIM HAVING BEEN SOMEWHERE WHERE HE WASN’T. WHERE HE WASN’T. AFTER THE PRESIDENT TOLD AFTER THE PRESIDENT TOLD REPORTERS EXPLICITLY HE WAS REPORTERS EXPLICITLY HE WAS HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT HIS HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT HIS NEW TARIFFS ON CHINA, THE NEW TARIFFS ON CHINA, THE ADMINISTRATION HAD TO FIGURE OUT ADMINISTRATION HAD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO WITH WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO WITH THAT ONE, RIGHT? THAT ONE, RIGHT? “I HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT “I HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING.” EVERYTHING.” THEY QUICKLY MOUNTED THIS SORT THEY QUICKLY MOUNTED THIS SORT OF CLEANUP EFFORT. OF CLEANUP EFFORT. 3:02 P.M., LARRY KUDLOW WENT ON 3:02 P.M., LARRY KUDLOW WENT ON CNN TO EXPLAIN THAT MAYBE THE CNN TO EXPLAIN THAT MAYBE THE PRESIDENT HAD JUST GIVEN THAT PRESIDENT HAD JUST GIVEN THAT ANSWER TO REPORTERS BECAUSE HE ANSWER TO REPORTERS BECAUSE HE DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT THE DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT THE QUESTION WAS. QUESTION WAS. MAYBE THAT’S A GOOD EXPLANATION? MAYBE THAT’S A GOOD EXPLANATION?>>SO THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT>>SO THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE’S HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS HE’S HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR. ABOUT ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR. WHY? WHY?>>WELL, LOOK, IF I CAN>>WELL, LOOK, IF I CAN REINTERPRET THAT, I MEAN, HE REINTERPRET THAT, I MEAN, HE SPOKE TO US, HE DIDN’T EXACTLY SPOKE TO US, HE DIDN’T EXACTLY HEAR THE QUESTION. HEAR THE QUESTION.>>I COULD REINTERPRET THAT.>>I COULD REINTERPRET THAT. HE DIDN’T — THAT WAS 3:02 P.M. HE DIDN’T — THAT WAS 3:02 P.M. BY 3:04 P.M., IT WAS THE BY 3:04 P.M., IT WAS THE TREASURY SECRETARY ON FOX NEWS TREASURY SECRETARY ON FOX NEWS ALSO TRYING TO, PLAIN AWAY ALSO TRYING TO, PLAIN AWAY WHATEVER IT WAS THE PRESIDENT WHATEVER IT WAS THE PRESIDENT JUST SAID ABOUT HIS SECOND JUST SAID ABOUT HIS SECOND THOUGHTS AND HOW HE DIDN’T MEAN THOUGHTS AND HOW HE DIDN’T MEAN THAT AT ALL, WHATEVER HE SAID HE THAT AT ALL, WHATEVER HE SAID HE DIDN’T MEAN IT, HE DIDN’T HEAR DIDN’T MEAN IT, HE DIDN’T HEAR THE QUESTION, IF HE DID, HIS THE QUESTION, IF HE DID, HIS ANSWER SHOULDN’T BE ANSWER SHOULDN’T BE REINTERPRETED WITHOUT ME HERE TO REINTERPRETED WITHOUT ME HERE TO TELL YOU WHAT HE MIGHT HAVE TELL YOU WHAT HE MIGHT HAVE MEANT. MEANT. BY THE FOLLOWING MORNING THE BY THE FOLLOWING MORNING THE PRESIDENT WAS BACK IN FORM. PRESIDENT WAS BACK IN FORM. APPARENTLY, MAKING THIS UP APPARENTLY, MAKING THIS UP COMPLETELY OUT OF WHOLECLOTH. COMPLETELY OUT OF WHOLECLOTH.>>CALLED LAST NIGHT, TOP TRADE>>CALLED LAST NIGHT, TOP TRADE PEOPLE, SAID LET’S GET BACK TO PEOPLE, SAID LET’S GET BACK TO THE TABLES. THE TABLES.>>CHIP THATNA CALLED LAST NIGHT>>CHIP THATNA CALLED LAST NIGHT YOU RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM YOU RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS BIG NEWS. THIS IS BIG NEWS. ARE YOU SURE? ARE YOU SURE?>>MR. PRESIDENT, I ASKED YOU,>>MR. PRESIDENT, I ASKED YOU, COULD YOU TILLELL US A LITTLE MO COULD YOU TILLELL US A LITTLE MO ABOUT THE CALL YOU REFERRED TO, ABOUT THE CALL YOU REFERRED TO, WHEN WILL THE NEXT ROUND OF WHEN WILL THE NEXT ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS — NEGOTIATIONS –>>WE’VE GOTTEN TWO CALLS AND>>WE’VE GOTTEN TWO CALLS AND VERY, VERY GOOD CALLS. VERY, VERY GOOD CALLS. VERY PRODUCTIVE CALLS. VERY PRODUCTIVE CALLS.>>THERE WERE NO CALLS,>>THERE WERE NO CALLS, ACTUALLY. ACTUALLY. THERE WERE NO CALLS. THERE WERE NO CALLS. AT LEAST ACCORDING TO CHINA. AT LEAST ACCORDING TO CHINA. CHINESE GOVERNMENT SAID THEY’RE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SAID THEY’RE UNAWARE OF WHATEVER THESE UNAWARE OF WHATEVER THESE MYSTERY CALLS ARE THAT THE MYSTERY CALLS ARE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING TO HAVE PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING TO HAVE RECEIVED FROM THE CHINESE RECEIVED FROM THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON SUNDAY NIGHT. GOVERNMENT ON SUNDAY NIGHT. THEY’RE LIKE, I DON’T KNOW WHO THEY’RE LIKE, I DON’T KNOW WHO CALLED YOU OR WHO THEY SAID THEY CALLED YOU OR WHO THEY SAID THEY WERE, BUT WASN’T US. WERE, BUT WASN’T US. DID YOU REALLY THINK IT WAS US? DID YOU REALLY THINK IT WAS US? WHO TOLD YOU WE GOT CALLS? WHO TOLD YOU WE GOT CALLS? DID YOU THINK YOU TOOK THE CALL? DID YOU THINK YOU TOOK THE CALL? DO YOU REMEMBER PUTTING THE DO YOU REMEMBER PUTTING THE PHONE TO YOUR FACE AND TALKING PHONE TO YOUR FACE AND TALKING INTO IT? INTO IT? WAS THERE ANYBODY THERE? WAS THERE ANYBODY THERE? I MEAN, IN THE SPACE OF 30 I MEAN, IN THE SPACE OF 30 SECOND THERE, HE GOES FROM IT SECOND THERE, HE GOES FROM IT BEING A CALL THAT WE GOT LAST BEING A CALL THAT WE GOT LAST NIGHT TO TWO CALLS AND VERY GOOD NIGHT TO TWO CALLS AND VERY GOOD CALLS. CALLS. CHINA SAYS IT WAS NO CALLS AND CHINA SAYS IT WAS NO CALLS AND CHINA WOULD KNOW SINCE THAT’S CHINA WOULD KNOW SINCE THAT’S WHO SUPPOSEDLY CALLED. WHO SUPPOSEDLY CALLED. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN UNABLE THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN UNABLE TO PRODUCE ANY EVIDENCE TO TO PRODUCE ANY EVIDENCE TO CONTRADICT WHAT CHINA SAYS ABOUT CONTRADICT WHAT CHINA SAYS ABOUT ITS OWN BEHAVIOR. ITS OWN BEHAVIOR. THE MUCH MORE LIKELY EXPLANATION THE MUCH MORE LIKELY EXPLANATION HERE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT OF HERE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES REALLY DOES THE UNITED STATES REALLY DOES JUST FREQUENTLY SAY STUFF JUST FREQUENTLY SAY STUFF THAT — DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. THAT — DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. ABOUT WHAT HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED ABOUT WHAT HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THE WORLD. IN THE WORLD. AND THAT HE EITHER BELIEVES AND THAT HE EITHER BELIEVES STUFF HAS HAPPENED WHEN IT STUFF HAS HAPPENED WHEN IT HASN’T HAPPENED OR HE JUST MAKES HASN’T HAPPENED OR HE JUST MAKES IT UP AND DOESN’T CARE THAT IT IT UP AND DOESN’T CARE THAT IT DIDN’T HAPPEN AND ASSUMES NO ONE DIDN’T HAPPEN AND ASSUMES NO ONE WILL CHECK. WILL CHECK. AND I THINK IF WE’RE GOING TO BE AND I THINK IF WE’RE GOING TO BE HONEST ABOUT THIS, IT’S NOT A HONEST ABOUT THIS, IT’S NOT A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE AT THIS PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE AT THIS POINT. POINT. IT’S NOW THE WAY THE U.S. IT’S NOW THE WAY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS RUNNING. GOVERNMENT IS RUNNING. IT’S NOT JUST HIM. IT’S NOT JUST HIM. I MEAN, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON I MEAN, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON LONG ENOUGH NOW THAT HE’S GOT LONG ENOUGH NOW THAT HE’S GOT THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF MAKING THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF MAKING STUFF UP AS WELL. STUFF UP AS WELL. “U.S. OFFICIALS CALLED SEVERAL “U.S. OFFICIALS CALLED SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE TRAVELING WHITE MEMBERS OF THE TRAVELING WHITE HOUSE PRESS ON SATURDAY HOUSE PRESS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON. SPEAKING ANONYMOUSLY, THE SPEAKING ANONYMOUSLY, THE OFFICIALS CLAIMED IT WAS ONLY ON OFFICIALS CLAIMED IT WAS ONLY ON U.S. INSISTENCE THAT THERE WOULD U.S. INSISTENCE THAT THERE WOULD BE A SUMMIT SESSION ON ECONOMICS BE A SUMMIT SESSION ON ECONOMICS AND TRADE AT ALL.” AND TRADE AT ALL.” SO, U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SO, U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DURING THE G7 SUMMIT THIS DURING THE G7 SUMMIT THIS WEEKEND ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON WEEKEND ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON CALLED UP REPORTERS AND SAID, CALLED UP REPORTERS AND SAID, THIS, YOU KNOW, THIS G7 IS SO THIS, YOU KNOW, THIS G7 IS SO STUPID, THEY WEREN’T GOING TO BE STUPID, THEY WEREN’T GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT TRADE OR ECONOMICS TALKING ABOUT TRADE OR ECONOMICS AT ALL UNTIL WE, THE U.S. AT ALL UNTIL WE, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, INSISTED. GOVERNMENT, INSISTED. THIS CLAIM BY ANONYMOUS WHITE THIS CLAIM BY ANONYMOUS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS WAS, QUOTE, HOUSE OFFICIALS WAS, QUOTE, UNDERMINED BY THE EXISTENCE OF UNDERMINED BY THE EXISTENCE OF EARLIER DRAFTS OF THE G7 AGENDA, EARLIER DRAFTS OF THE G7 AGENDA, WHICH ALL HAD SUCH A SESSION WHICH ALL HAD SUCH A SESSION INCLUDED. INCLUDED. SO, THE PRESIDENT JUST MAKES SO, THE PRESIDENT JUST MAKES STUFF UP. STUFF UP. THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF JUST MAKES THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF JUST MAKES STUFF UP, TOO. STUFF UP, TOO. SOMETIMES TO COVER UP FOR LIES SOMETIMES TO COVER UP FOR LIES THE PRESIDENT HAS TOLD TO TRY TO THE PRESIDENT HAS TOLD TO TRY TO MAKE THEM SEEM TRUE. MAKE THEM SEEM TRUE. BUT SOMETIMES THEY JUST TELL BUT SOMETIMES THEY JUST TELL LIES OF THEIR OWN ACCORD. LIES OF THEIR OWN ACCORD. THE “WASHINGTON POST’S” OVERVIEW THE “WASHINGTON POST’S” OVERVIEW PIECE ABOUT THE G7 THIS WEEKEND PIECE ABOUT THE G7 THIS WEEKEND DESCRIBES THESE LAST FEW DAYS AS DESCRIBES THESE LAST FEW DAYS AS A, QUOTE, LENS INTO THE A, QUOTE, LENS INTO THE PRESIDENT’S UNORTHODOX MIND. PRESIDENT’S UNORTHODOX MIND. THAT IS A VERY GENEROUS WAY TO THAT IS A VERY GENEROUS WAY TO PUT IT. PUT IT. THEY DESCRIBE HIS, QUOTE, THEY DESCRIBE HIS, QUOTE, FLUMMOXING MOVES THAT HAVE FLUMMOXING MOVES THAT HAVE RATTLED THE MARKETS AND HIS OWN RATTLED THE MARKETS AND HIS OWN STAFF. STAFF. SOME OF THE THINGS THE PRESIDENT SOME OF THE THINGS THE PRESIDENT PUBLICLY LIED ABOUT THIS WEEKEND PUBLICLY LIED ABOUT THIS WEEKEND APPEAR TO BE JUST COMPLETELY APPEAR TO BE JUST COMPLETELY UNFORCED ERRORS. UNFORCED ERRORS. NOT JUST LIES BUT LYING NONSEKC NOT JUST LIES BUT LYING NONSEKC NONSECUTORS. NONSECUTORS. HERE’S ONE THE WHITE HOUSE TRIED HERE’S ONE THE WHITE HOUSE TRIED TO CLEAN UP JUST BECAUSE IT WAS TO CLEAN UP JUST BECAUSE IT WAS SO WEIRD AND ALSO BECAUSE THE SO WEIRD AND ALSO BECAUSE THE FIRST LADY HAS STAFF THAT ANSWER FIRST LADY HAS STAFF THAT ANSWER TO HER AND SO SOMETIMES STUFF TO HER AND SO SOMETIMES STUFF ABOUT HER HAS TO GET CLEANED UP. ABOUT HER HAS TO GET CLEANED UP. LOOK AT THE HEADLINE HERE. LOOK AT THE HEADLINE HERE. “WHITE HOUSE CLARIFIES THAT “WHITE HOUSE CLARIFIES THAT MELANIA TRUMP HAS NOT MET KIM MELANIA TRUMP HAS NOT MET KIM JONG-UN.” JONG-UN.” WHAT? WHAT? YEAH. YEAH. TRUMP JUST VOLUNTEERED TO TRUMP JUST VOLUNTEERED TO REPORTERS APROPOS OF NOTHING REPORTERS APROPOS OF NOTHING THIS WEEKEND THE FIRST LADY HAS THIS WEEKEND THE FIRST LADY HAS GOTTEN TO KNOW KIM JONG-UN, I GOTTEN TO KNOW KIM JONG-UN, I THINK SHE WOULD AGREE WITH ME THINK SHE WOULD AGREE WITH ME HE’S A MAN WITH A COUNTRY THAT HE’S A MAN WITH A COUNTRY THAT HAS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL.” HAS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL.” “AS TRUMP MENTIONED HIS WIFE A “AS TRUMP MENTIONED HIS WIFE A CAMERA CUT TO MELANIA IN THE CAMERA CUT TO MELANIA IN THE AUDIENCE AND COCKED HER HEAD AND AUDIENCE AND COCKED HER HEAD AND LOOKED SOMEWHAT QUIZZICALLY AT LOOKED SOMEWHAT QUIZZICALLY AT THE PRESIDENT.” THE PRESIDENT.” ISSUED A STATEMENT THAT CAME ISSUED A STATEMENT THAT CAME WITH A TINY SOUVENIR BUCKET AND WITH A TINY SOUVENIR BUCKET AND MOP FOR THOSE WHOSE JOB IT IS TO MOP FOR THOSE WHOSE JOB IT IS TO SEND STUFF OUT LIKE THIS ALL THE SEND STUFF OUT LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME NOW. TIME NOW. THAT’S NOT TRUE ABOUT THE BUCKET THAT’S NOT TRUE ABOUT THE BUCKET AND MOP. AND MOP. THE STATEMENT IS REAL. THE STATEMENT IS REAL. THIS IS THE STATEMENT, “WHILE THIS IS THE STATEMENT, “WHILE THE FIRST LADY HAS NOT MET KIM THE FIRST LADY HAS NOT MET KIM JONG-UN, THE PRESIDENT FEELS JONG-UN, THE PRESIDENT FEELS LIKE SHE’S GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM.” LIKE SHE’S GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM.” IMAGINE IF THAT IS YOUR JOB TO IMAGINE IF THAT IS YOUR JOB TO SEND OUT STUFF LIKE THAT. SEND OUT STUFF LIKE THAT. THE PRESIDENT FEELS LIKE SHE’S THE PRESIDENT FEELS LIKE SHE’S GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM. GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM. THEREFORE, TRUE. THEREFORE, TRUE. I MEAN, LIKE, IMAGINE IF YOUR I MEAN, LIKE, IMAGINE IF YOUR JOB IS TO CLEAN UP, TO SEND OUT JOB IS TO CLEAN UP, TO SEND OUT STUFF LIKE THAT, TO CLEAN UP STUFF LIKE THAT, TO CLEAN UP STATEMENTS LIKE THIS, NOT JUST STATEMENTS LIKE THIS, NOT JUST FOR, I DON’T KNOW, WHAT, LIKE FOR, I DON’T KNOW, WHAT, LIKE YOUR CRAZY UNCLE WHO BY SOME YOUR CRAZY UNCLE WHO BY SOME PROBATE ACCIDENT ENDED UP PROBATE ACCIDENT ENDED UP RUNNING YOUR OTHERWISE TOTALLY RUNNING YOUR OTHERWISE TOTALLY NORMAL FAMILY BUSINESS AND YOU NORMAL FAMILY BUSINESS AND YOU HAVE TO BIDE YOUR TIME BECAUSE HAVE TO BIDE YOUR TIME BECAUSE NOBODY CAN GET RID OF HIM FOR A NOBODY CAN GET RID OF HIM FOR A WHILE AND SO WHEN HE SAYS CRAZY WHILE AND SO WHEN HE SAYS CRAZY TOUGH TOUGH STUFF WE JUST HAVE TO PRETEND STUFF WE JUST HAVE TO PRETEND LIKE HE’S NOT REALLY HERE. LIKE HE’S NOT REALLY HERE. I MEAN, I GUESS I COULD IMAGINE I MEAN, I GUESS I COULD IMAGINE IT BEING THAT NUTS BUT THIS IS IT BEING THAT NUTS BUT THIS IS FOR THE MOST POWERFUL GOVERNMENT FOR THE MOST POWERFUL GOVERNMENT AND LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD AND LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD AND THE GUY WITH WHO IS RUNHO IS AND THE GUY WITH WHO IS RUNHO IS GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. WHILE THE FIRST LADY HABIT METT WHILE THE FIRST LADY HABIT METT HIM, THE PRESIDENT FEELS LIKE HIM, THE PRESIDENT FEELS LIKE SHE’S GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM. SHE’S GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM. THE PRESIDENT DID, HOWEVER, THE PRESIDENT DID, HOWEVER, BECOME HIS MOST LUCID SELF WHEN BECOME HIS MOST LUCID SELF WHEN HE HIT UPON THE IDEA WHEN IT HE HIT UPON THE IDEA WHEN IT BECOMES AMERICA’S TURN NEXT YEAR BECOMES AMERICA’S TURN NEXT YEAR TO HOST THE G7, THAT SHOULD TO HOST THE G7, THAT SHOULD DEFINITELY HAPPEN AT ONE OF HIS DEFINITELY HAPPEN AT ONE OF HIS PRIVATE CLUBS. PRIVATE CLUBS. FOR SURE. FOR SURE. NOT KIDDING. NOT KIDDING.>>WITH DORAL, WE HAVE A SERIES>>WITH DORAL, WE HAVE A SERIES OF MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS. OF MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS. WE CALL THEM BUNGALOWS. WE CALL THEM BUNGALOWS. THEY EACH HOLD FROM 50 TO 70 THEY EACH HOLD FROM 50 TO 70 VERY LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH VERY LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. WE HAVE INCREDIBLE CONFERENCE WE HAVE INCREDIBLE CONFERENCE ROOMS, INCREDIBLE RESTAURANTS. ROOMS, INCREDIBLE RESTAURANTS. IT’S LIKE SUCH A NATURAL. IT’S LIKE SUCH A NATURAL. AND WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF AND WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF ACRES SO THAT IN TERMS OF ACRES SO THAT IN TERMS OF PARKING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE PARKING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED, THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED, THE BALLROOMS ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST BALLROOMS ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST IN FLORIDA. IN FLORIDA. AND THE BEST. AND THE BEST.>>THE BIGGEST BALLROOMS.>>THE BIGGEST BALLROOMS. THE BEST BALLROOMS IN FLORIDA. THE BEST BALLROOMS IN FLORIDA. THE BEST BALLROOMS IN FLORIDA. THE BEST BALLROOMS IN FLORIDA. ALSO, DID I MENTION OUR PARKING ALSO, DID I MENTION OUR PARKING FACILITIES WERE VERY NEARBY THE FACILITIES WERE VERY NEARBY THE AIRPORT, OUR BUNGALOWS HAVE VERY AIRPORT, OUR BUNGALOWS HAVE VERY LUXURIOUS VIEWS. LUXURIOUS VIEWS. I MEAN, NEEDLESS TO SAY, IF THE I MEAN, NEEDLESS TO SAY, IF THE PRESIDENT DID DO THIS AND PRESIDENT DID DO THIS AND DECIDED THAT HIS PRIVATELY OWNED DECIDED THAT HIS PRIVATELY OWNED FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS WOULD BE THE FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS WOULD BE THE HOST OF THE NEXT G7, THAT WOULD, HOST OF THE NEXT G7, THAT WOULD, IN EFFECT, BE FORCING OTHER IN EFFECT, BE FORCING OTHER COUNTRIES’ GOVERNMENTS TO PAY COUNTRIES’ GOVERNMENTS TO PAY HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE G7. ATTEND THE G7. AND THAT, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND THAT, AMONG OTHER THINGS, WOULD BE FANTASTICALLY WOULD BE FANTASTICALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL. UNCONSTITUTIONAL. BUT NEVERTHELESS, I KID YOU NOT, BUT NEVERTHELESS, I KID YOU NOT, TODAY THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE TODAY THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE TWITTER FEED REPACKAGED THOSE TWITTER FEED REPACKAGED THOSE LUCID AND EVEN EXCITED COMMENTS LUCID AND EVEN EXCITED COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HIS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HIS OTHERWISE SHOCKINGLY INCOHERENT OTHERWISE SHOCKINGLY INCOHERENT INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE OVER INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE OVER THESE LAST FEW DAYS. THESE LAST FEW DAYS. THEY CLIPPED AND CAPTIONED THOSE THEY CLIPPED AND CAPTIONED THOSE COMMENTS AS AN OFFICIAL COMMENTS AS AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. ANNOUNCEMENT. LOOK, IT’S THE WHITE HOUSE LOOK, IT’S THE WHITE HOUSE TWITTER FEED. TWITTER FEED. NOT — THIS IS NOT REAL DONALD NOT — THIS IS NOT REAL DONALD TRUMP, RIGHT? TRUMP, RIGHT? THE WHITE HOUSE TWITTER FEED. THE WHITE HOUSE TWITTER FEED. “PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SHARES “PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SHARES THE LOCATION OF THE NEXT G7 THE LOCATION OF THE NEXT G7 SUMMIT HOSTED BY THE UNITED SUMMIT HOSTED BY THE UNITED STATES.” STATES.” SO THE WHITE HOUSE, THE WHITE SO THE WHITE HOUSE, THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF, IS OFFICIALLY HOUSE STAFF, IS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING THAT THIS WASN’T ANNOUNCING THAT THIS WASN’T JUST, LIKE, THE PRESIDENT JUST, LIKE, THE PRESIDENT SLIPPING A LITTLE MORE AND SLIPPING A LITTLE MORE AND LANDING, IN HIS MIND, ON A REAL LANDING, IN HIS MIND, ON A REAL ESTATE BROCHURE WHERE HE’S ESTATE BROCHURE WHERE HE’S FRANKLY MORE COMFORTABLE, FRANKLY MORE COMFORTABLE, ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT REALLY WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THAT REALLY WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCING THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCING THAT HIS FAMILY’S PRIVATE CLUB THAT HIS FAMILY’S PRIVATE CLUB IS GOING TO HOST THE G7 AND ALL IS GOING TO HOST THE G7 AND ALL THOSE OTHER COUNTRIES WHO WANT THOSE OTHER COUNTRIES WHO WANT TO SEND DELEGATIONS BECAUSE IT’S TO SEND DELEGATIONS BECAUSE IT’S THE G7 WILL HAVE TO PAY HIM AND THE G7 WILL HAVE TO PAY HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO ATTEND HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO ATTEND NEXT YEAR. NEXT YEAR. ONE COUNTRY PER BUNGALOW. ONE COUNTRY PER BUNGALOW. YOU CAN JUST PAY DON JUNIOR AT YOU CAN JUST PAY DON JUNIOR AT THE DOOR OR IVANKA. THE DOOR OR IVANKA. LET’S MAKE THIS EASY. LET’S MAKE THIS EASY. LEAVE THE CHECK WITH ANY OF MY LEAVE THE CHECK WITH ANY OF MY CHILDREN. CHILDREN. ALSO TRY THE VEAL. ALSO TRY THE VEAL. I MEAN, THIS WOULD BE — THIS I MEAN, THIS WOULD BE — THIS WOULD BE A VERY FUNNY MOVIE IF WOULD BE A VERY FUNNY MOVIE IF THIS WERE ABOUT SOMETHING FAKE. THIS WERE ABOUT SOMETHING FAKE. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THIS WAS IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THIS WAS FAKE, BUT THIS IS US NOW, AND FAKE, BUT THIS IS US NOW, AND APPARENTLY, THIS IS SOMETHING APPARENTLY, THIS IS SOMETHING FROM WHICH NOBODY, LIKE, WAKES FROM WHICH NOBODY, LIKE, WAKES UP AND WE MOVE ON. UP AND WE MOVE ON. THIS IS JUST WHAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS IS JUST WHAT WE HAVE TO DO ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS AND FIGURE ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO DEAL WITH IT MOVING

100 thoughts on “Trump An Incoherent Spectacle At G7; W.H. Struggles To Clean Up | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. I feel very badly for those sane Americans who're trapped inside this post-nazi, neo fascist, corporate Coup, Gong Show that has become the modern USA.

  2. Americans are fortunate to live in a capitalist democratic republic. The free market encourages competition. Competition drives quality up and cost down. Socialism places too much power in the hands of the state. When the government pays for you, the government owns you. Donald Trump's leadership style is reminiscent of Douglas MacArthur and George Patton.

  3. I mean this is so pathetic and even more pathetic is the people and party that supports him. Its really sad, just really don't know what direction this country is going. He has put this country in a lot of trouble and people will still vote for this guy when now he obviously is the biggest liar, conman, criminal

  4. Usa has a long history of buying land from" natives all over current USA, France/:Louisiana Purchase, Mexico/Gadsden Purchase, Russia/Alaska .

  5. He touts how close the airport is to his Doral resort yet has Pence stay at his hotel in Ireland that is 2 hours away ( by helicopter) from where meetings are being held

  6. Done this before and about to do it again. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. america finally got the president it deserves all its collateral damage victims are getting a bit of justice.

  7. Ida Haugen, the same Ida Haugen who came to Australia to tell Australians that Denmark was 100% renewable powered. First question in South Australia " What happens when the wind stops blowing" Answer we get our power from the European Grid and two Nuclear power stations in Sweden. END of Australian TOUR. Unlike Denmark Australia cannot tap into the New Guinea grid or the New Zealand grid when the wind stops blowing or the sun goes down.

  8. Who knows best he is a spontaneous liar , Meliana. She is not apart of his lies but very much trapped in silence, not contesting. And yes, who says that Maralogo is a place secure enough to have dignitaries come. Two times in the past year, that we know of , he has had inside interlopers of undetermined intensions. He s spiking a tab in America s budget.

  9. Why dose the president always compairs himself with Obama when Trump has a brain of a pea.👎👎👎👎😫😫😫😫. Can someone stop the madness 🤡

  10. Just think, Great Britain leaves the EU, trump holds G7 at Doral, All members do not show up at G7. G7 now G1, Putin shows up to keep trump from crying, Now G2!

  11. CEO's as opposed to politicians, run dictatorships rather than democracies. They are used to their employees doing what their told rather than eliciting buy-in. While the habit of trying things to see what might work may be useful as a tool alongside of debate Presidet Trumps propensity for not telling truth and for respinning his words and actions so that everything he does is a win. Which makes him unsuitable for the most important office in the world.

  12. I wish they'd air the Danish clip everywhere on TV-exposure & familiarity may help people feel more comfortable using alt energy sources

  13. Yes but Nobody with any sense has ever taken Trump seriously! We however used to really take Rachel Meadow very seriously. Now you appear to the same demographic who once took you so seriously to be a looney tunes conspiracy theorist doubling down on Russia Gate when you could be fighting against the fraudulent DNC instead of being a shill. You've been bought off and no longer represent a populist or truly progressive pov. The real journalism is the province of Independent sources certainly not The Nonsense Broadcasting Corporation. Oh BTW I am an American expat living in Copenhagen Denmark. Trump or you which is the greater tragedy? Trump was and always has been a lost cause.

  14. i would go for a deal with wind power makes double effect to pushh back and lower storms too as a people we should go for it reguardless of a dumbasses choices not to mention that wind fans are like wind mills and that uses water as weights and if not still can be tweaked to use double methoding so it aint just about winds blowing would also like to see some miniature ones that actualy work too

  15. Smart woman. You cannot convince an Megalamaniac autocrat like thrump and his corrupt regime. They do not get facts, figures and options that will not make the oligarch money. Thanks for your effort. The sane world supports this form of clean energy.

  16. I'm Australian and I sometimes feel our government is out of touch but this guy is seriously mad. How.on earth has he been allowed to stay in power? I love this woman and her honesty,! I find it incredulous that Trump was elected legally. An awful lot of people must have been sick of the system or Russia really does rules the world. Both options are scary.

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  18. Your reality is all a lie..what do you expect? Why do you laugh? You have cut yourselves off from the One True God and have intentionally chosen to believe the lie. This world and it's governments will all be subject to the True Messiah , the Lord Jesus the Christ.

  19. I know that all politicians lie from time to time, but this dude is amazing. How can this dude maintain a base when every word that comes out of his mouth has to be in questioned. Wow. Trump's presidency has been one big embarrassing fiasco.

  20. The rest of the world is not only worrying about Trump. They are planning to get him under the wheels of the bus. We should do as much.

  21. If the G7 is held at trump's resort, the russians will have it bugged six ways from Sunday. It would be gigantic folly.

  22. blah, blah, blah,  Ms. Maddow is a waste of time because she can not stop hating.  He's your leader and all she can do is find fault.

  23. gosh this lady's voice makes me want to go to Hoover Dam and do a swan dive… It's hilarious watching her disrespect our president. Actually not hilarious it's disgusting… Acting like she's on a Saturday Night Live skit

  24. It's really simple for intelligent people. At the G7, Trump was listening in English but as a diplomatic courtesy to his hosts he was replying in European, one of his many languages. The reporter, ignorant of Trump's linguistic skill, listened in English not European. Her fault!

  25. Trump also wants All Business Men to conduct Any and All Business transactions thru Trump Esquire, Also Trump can gather All Information on All Guests that Sign in to His Resorts or Hotels or Casino's or Apartments or Condo's and Help Vladimir Putin track down and Murder Russian Defectors or other Wanted Men or Women that have come to America for Protection. Putin can just ask Trump if any (Person) on the Hit List has been at His Franchises to keep the Hunting Party at a Minimum without being caught by American Spy Catchers !

  26. Wow I haven't laughed out loud for a while is this a comedy show or real I'm confused couse it's funny as all get out just finished watching ya that's really a good show it cant be serious ¿

  27. I feel like Ed Helms from the 1st Hangover…in a screaming tone…"WHAT THE F**K IS GOING ON?!?!?!?"
    GOOD GRIEF…get this feckon buffoon OUT OF THE WH…in terms of impeachment, arrested, straight feckon jacket…IDGAF just GET IT OUT and all his demented admin…throw those f**kers in jail!!!

  28. The man is a pathological lier to such an extreme degree he needs to be removed. He's not mentally fit to be the POTUS.
    He is mentally ill. The US is too arrogant to realize they are now the laughing stock of the world.
    Many hundreds of acres. You mean "hundreds of acres". Perfect example of his hyperbole. Profiting from government business while in office is NOT allowed according to the constitution, yet Trump is openly doing that. He needs to go.

  29. So Trump's administrative lackies are so stupid and blind that that didn't know or bother to check where Trump's alibi was at the time?

  30. Trump's continuing slide into dementia is pitiful to behold.
    I know. I've worked in a dementia unit and seen many inmates like him.

    This is a very sick man who still holds a powerful position on the planet, yet nobody in his party
    has done anything to stop this terrible public.debacle. He will continue to deteriorate very badly,
    and the GOP will simply shrug their shoulders and carry on.
    Perhaps when DT defecates in his pants during a key speech, will the GOP be finally alerted about
    his serious medical condition………….

  31. With so many readily available firearms in America…. How is this moron managing to stay alive?
    So many innocent children dying instead.
    Man! America is seriously inside out.

  32. I am so sick and tired of this man's double talk, walking back statements he makes and making it sound like WE are the ones who are not hearing him right. "What you think you heard is NOT what I said" Are we in the Atlas Shrugged book? Where yes is no and no is yes and black is white and white is black…that whatever he says he doesn't mean so don't listen to whom ever tells you I did and if it is good I will take credit for it but not if its bad. Now if you just followed the last statement I typed, please do not call yourself an American because you follow doublespeak and it is time to blow up the world. This man could declare war to save his Saudi friends and not think anything of it. He is a run away train. Heading for the cliff and taking the entire country with him. WHEN IS THIS INSANITY GOING TO STOP? WHEN ARE THE REPUBLICANS STOP HIM OR WHEN ARE THE DEMOCRATS GOING TO GROW A PAIR AND STAND UP TO WHAT THE REPUBLICANS AND SENATE ARE DOING?

  33. Greenland had nothing to do with him cancelling the trip. The fact that Obama would be going after him was the reason he cancelled the trip. Greenland was just the excuse

  34. …old,exhausted not used to hard work etc.,stress can trigger mental illness…and he's in love with a man for the first time …he "he sent me some beautiful(love)letters"–fearless leader of north korea–"and now I love him.I love him."he just cant handle it… MSNBC–help us deal with it…

  35. What most people seem to get flummoxed about is simple to understand by realizing that our “President” is akin to a sub-par salesman who uses the same concept of “salesmanship” he learned in the 70’s..today. Most of middle America LOVE this kind of salesman as some of them ARE or have been “him” at some point in their lives working at some used car dealership or door to door with life insurance so they embrace the familiarity. The rest of us just close the door or leave the car lot, because we know there’s something better out there and we just need to keep looking.

  36. Yes, America is in serious trouble. Good you recognize how horrible you are trump! Please resign so the genuine patriots can help rebuild America's reputation!

  37. But we still have our guns, isn't that comforting, who cares trump never lies . Just listen to fox if you want " real true news " .this actually never happened, ask trump or fox news

  38. Well,Europe has been around for thousand of years. How long has the United States been around? And how long will you arrogant stupid people be around with this guy ? You can laugh but soon you all will cry.

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