November 10, 2018 at 12:41 #4467
Donald Trump literally avoided attending a World War I ceremony in France today because he was afraid of "light rain".
And we are the snowflakes?
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) November 10, 2018
" All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. " — George Orwell.
November 11, 2018 at 12:29 #4527November 11, 2018 at 15:41 #4551
" All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. " — George Orwell.November 11, 2018 at 17:16 #4560November 11, 2018 at 23:24 #4563
Still trying for that HOLE in ONE……..but he does get IT in a lot of holesNovember 11, 2018 at 23:26 #4564
he hasnt got any chins, his gob goes straight down to his obese belly…………most unusualNovember 12, 2018 at 02:53 #4567November 12, 2018 at 02:55 #4568November 12, 2018 at 06:35 #4574
Trudeau could have dropped a bigger hint, to the fat wussie, sitting there picking his noseNovember 12, 2018 at 07:56 #4575November 12, 2018 at 10:18 #4591
" All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. " — George Orwell.November 12, 2018 at 11:52 #4592GaleParticipant
<iframe class=”wp-embedded-content” title=”“White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veterans Day as rain is expected” — Raw Story” src=”https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/white-house-confirms-trump-will-not-visit-arlington-cemetery-veterans-day-rain-expected/embed/#?secret=PNnqzMqu1L” width=”600″ height=”630″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” sandbox=”allow-scripts” data-secret=”PNnqzMqu1L” data-mce-fragment=”1″></iframe>
”No movements” for a guy full of shit? Seems legit.
“I take no responsibility at all.” Donald Trump
“Anyone who wants a test can get a test.” Donald TrumpNovember 12, 2018 at 12:21 #4593November 12, 2018 at 20:21 #4633November 12, 2018 at 20:28 #4634November 12, 2018 at 20:32 #4635November 13, 2018 at 04:08 #4643November 13, 2018 at 19:03 #4675November 13, 2018 at 23:40 #4688Desert_FoxParticipant
Trump Blames Secret Service For Missing WWI Ceremony Because Of Rain
President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at critics who lampooned him for missing a World War I memorial service in Paris over the weekend because of rain, blaming the Secret Service for denying his request to drive instead of fly.
“Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown,” Trump tweeted, adding that he gave a later speech in the rain at another ceremony. “Speech next day at American Cemetary [sic] in pouring rain! Little reported-Fake News!”
The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the president’s tweet.
Trump had been widely criticized for skipping the Saturday event at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, about an hour’s drive from Paris, because of “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” according to the White House.
White House chief of staff John Kelly attended the ceremony in his place, after traveling to the ceremony in a small motorcade.
Trump on Sunday also missed a procession of world leaders who somberly walked shoulder-to-shoulder in the rain as bells tolled marking the exact moment the war’s fighting ended: 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.
His absence was again blamed on travel, with him and first lady Melania Trump opting to drive separately to the event rather than with other leaders by bus from the Élysée Palace. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited security protocols for the decision that got them to the event late.
I’ve lost track of the number of excuses. Of course this is the administration based on excuses.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng PendergastNovember 14, 2018 at 02:22 #4695Desert_FoxParticipant
Dana Milbank – The Washington Post
Donald Trump knows the true meaning of sacrifice
“We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.”
—Canadian soldier John McCrae,
remembering the sacrifice of fellow
World War I troops.
“We’re getting drenched.”
—President Trump, noting his own
sacrifice during World War I centennial
On Veterans Day, Americans recall the sacrifices of those who served our country.
We think of the bayonet charge of Maine’s 20th Regiment on Little Round Top, the young men battling through rain and poison gas in the Argonne, the soldiers in the frozen Ardennes Forest in the Battle of the Bulge.
And we think of President Trump, battling rain for not one but two days in France this weekend.
Other presidents had made sacrifices. George Washington camped with his frozen troops in Valley Forge. William Henry Harrison died after a two-hour inaugural address in the rain.
But these were as nothing compared with the elements Trump battled in Paris.
Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post
On Saturday, the White House, citing “logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” canceled Trump’s trip to a memorial at Belleau, where 2,000 U.S. Marines died a century ago. It was raining — and Trump opted to remain at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, watching TV and tweeting.
The next day, when other world leaders marched down the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe for the centenary of the Armistice ending World War I, Trump instead took his motorcade. The reason this time: security. Once again, it was raining, and Trump stayed dry in his armored limousine.
These were brave decisions, because they meant Trump would have to endure the hurtful images of other world leaders visiting other memorials around France despite the rain, then marching in soggy solidarity without him. His excuses for skipping the war memorial earned ridicule because the cemetery was just an hour’s drive (less than half the time the White House claimed) and Trump had previously boasted about ordering his pilots to fly him despite bad weather — to a campaign rally.
But Trump’s behavior, not unlike Washington’s winter at Valley Forge, should be seen in a patriotic light — a selfless sacrifice for the good of the country. Consider the international disgrace the United States would have suffered if his hair were to have become matted by rain without adequate measures to protect it. Or if wind gusts had whipped his mane into an orange tornado swirling above a sparse white scalp. A soaking could have been calamitous. (This explains why he sent his bald chief of staff, John F. Kelly, in his place.) Trump, therefore, absorbed the losses at Belleau Wood and on the Champs-Elysees to prevail later, at Suresnes American Cemetery, after receiving hair spray reinforcements.
Such shrewd strategic thinking has been Trump’s hallmark since high school at New York Military Academy, where he received “more training militarily” than many get in the actual military. Bone spurs sadly kept him from Vietnam, but he said that avoiding STDs was “my personal Vietnam” and that he was “a great and very brave soldier” in this cause.
Some say Trump doesn’t know the meaning of sacrifice, particularly because he resisted lowering flags after the death of John “Not a War Hero” McCain. But as Trump himself told one Gold Star family, “I’ve made a lot of sacrifices.” And the Paris voyage highlighted Trump’s powers of self-abnegation, coming after he abandoned a $100-million military parade he ordered to honor himself.
He endured French President Emmanuel Macron’s “very insulting” proposal that Europe build up its own military. He endured a topless woman disrupting his motorcade with the words “fake peacemaker” on her chest. He endured mockery in the French press for confusing the Balkans with the Baltics. He endured Macron’s speech declaring that “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” And he endured the obvious impression that other leaders didn’t want him at their “Peace Forum,” which began as Trump left.
Through it all, Trump kept his powder dry — and his hair. In the end, his sacrifice was rewarded.
It was still raining Sunday afternoon when Trump went by motorcade to Suresnes. But this time Trump did not retreat. He heroically cast aside his umbrella and spoke — for 10 moist minutes.
He recalled the sacrifice of Americans in the Great War (“through rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar, they held the line”). And he invoked his own sacrifice, telling a group under a tent: “You look so comfortable up there, under shelter as we’re getting drenched.”
The lectern dripped. His overcoat glistened. And yet his hair, under protective lacquer, held firm — like the burning bush that was not consumed.
The valiant polymers that fell defending his hair from the rain seeped into the soil at Suresnes. Now it truly can be said, as the poem goes, that there’s some corner of a foreign field that is forever Trump.
I love irony.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng PendergastNovember 14, 2018 at 05:20 #4697
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.