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Trump’s Doral resort was added as finalist for G7 at the last minute

We already know that Donald Trump cheats at golf. (He cheats at life. Why wouldn’t he cheat at a game?) So it’s clearly no...

Just one day’s news proves Trump is Nixon, Neville Chamberlain, and Boss Tweed all rolled into one

You ever just have a day? A day that, to quote Ma Kelly from the great gangster spoof Johnny Dangerously, really sucks? America had a day...

Mulvaney on Trump’s G7 faceplant: ‘He still considers himself to be in the hospitality business’

So Donald Trump — very loudly — proclaimed last night that next year’s G7 summit won’t be at his Doral resort after all, because...

Is this the real reason Trump changed his mind on hosting the G-7 at his property?

Just wondering what was the real reason behind the HuffPost front-page story "Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral" and I came...

Fox analyst on G7 site: ‘This is about as direct and profound a violation … as one could create’

Occasionally, someone at Fox other than Sean Hannity gets to put forth an opinion. And even though Shep Smith’s recent departure has knocked the...

Jonathan Chait: Trump’s Advocacy for Putin at G7 “was even more fervent in private than in public.”

Jonathan Chait reports that a meeting at the G7 this past weekend “went off the rails when Trump blasted leaders for not including Russia.” New...

The New York Times admits that Trump lied over and over at the G-7—then makes excuses for him

Admittedly, it can be difficult to tell if Donald Trump is merely lying or is completely detached from reality. One thing is clear: This dilemma is...

As Bad as Trump Cried for Putin Outside, It Was WORSE Inside Meetings

It was only last Friday that we all agreed that Trump had reached an end-game with the American public and his future. It could only get worse in the upcoming weekend, three days of meetings with other world leaders. We called it ahead of time. This was no display of clairvoyant genius analysis on our part, no “accomplishment.” Indeed we underestimated the damage oncoming. We failed. Trump’s advocated publicly on behalf of Russia’s Putin, and that proved bad enough. Now we are hearing it was even worse inside the meetings among foreign leaders. God help us all. “Trump’s extraordinary promotion of Putin proved to be the most tense disagreement,” reports the Washington Post, which adds that Trump’s fervent advocacy for Putin “was coolly received by other leaders at the gathering,” and that the meeting “went off the rails when Trump blasted leaders for not including Russia.” We should never go to these meetings on bended knee toward other nations, and yet we damn sure shouldn’t be “blasting them,” either, especially not on behalf of Putin, someone universally seen as Trump’s “backer,” the real party of interest. Imagine yourself as an American in the meeting rooms, imagine hearing Trump “blast” leaders from other nations on Putin’s behalf. Now just imagine how desperately you would want out of that meeting, should you die of embarrassment, or leap up in rage. Only now can you appreciate how Angela Merkel, or Justin Trudeau feels about our entire nation. It all has ramifications: But having such a forceful advocate for an authoritarian leader inside the room of democracies profoundly shaped the overall tone of the summit, one senior official said. “The consequence is the same as if one of the participants is a dictator,” the official said. “No community of like-minded leaders who are pulling together.” Let that settle for a moment. The United States of America, the nation of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Marshall Plan, is now seen as akin to a dictatorship on the world stage. On some level, we deserve it. On another, we’re banking on the fact that these other leaders retain hope for our nation, just as we do. We hope that they recall that three million more of us voted for Clinton. We hope that they are aware that Trump is constructing his own impeachment proceeding. We hope they have the patience to await a President Sanders, Warren, Biden, Harris, anyone. We hope. We know that for two and a half years running now, we may as well have had President Putin in the Oval Office. Other world leaders know it, too. We have one shot to quickly pivot over the next year and a half, lest the world leave us behind for a long time. And they won’t do it behind closed doors, or politely. We do not want to be in a position where President Malia Obama needs eight years on bended knee to pull the United States up from the hole reserved for craven autocrats. We only hope that the world leaders inside those embarrassing and infuriating meetings can hang with “us” for just a bit longer. Having heard what goes on behind closed doors, the truly frightening thing is that we can understand why they might choose otherwise It was worse than we predicted. […]

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