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JOHN BRUMMETT: It's all about the ego

By John Brummett

This article was published June 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

After he co-signed that vague little paper-for-show with President Trump, Kim Jong Un had his North Korean government tell the people back home that their leader had enjoyed a most successful meeting with the American president.

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mozarky2 says... June 14, 2018 at 4:32 a.m.

Happy birthday, President Trump!

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RBear says... June 14, 2018 at 6:48 a.m.

You have to ask the question if Obama had been in the same shoes (yea, some whadaboutism) how the right wingers would have reacted to a) meeting with Kim without any prior concessions (criticism from the past), b) issued such a vague statement that really provides no details or tangible promises (we've had more concrete agreements in the past that NK broke), or c) discontinued war games without Congressional approval or coordination with the other partner in the games.
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You have to ask the question how blind Trump's minions are to real diplomacy as long as their feckless leader looks good on TV. You have to ask the question how serious they are about truly getting "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization" or if just seeing Trump with Kim is all they need to get their warm fuzzy for the night.
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You have to ask how much they really care about having cooperative relations in the world with other nations or if Trump's MAGA really means isolationism. You have to ask if they really understand how protecting dairy farmers can be about "national security" when that's one of the tariffs Trump lists when tweeting about Canada.
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You just have to ask when they'll finally start digging in and doing some research instead of remaining the most issue illiterate demographic in recent history.

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mozarky2 says... June 14, 2018 at 6:59 a.m.

I think you're onto something, RB.
Criticize the Trump demographic as stupid and out of touch. Don't forget racist and misogynistic.
Your party will take back Congress for sure!

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Rightside says... June 14, 2018 at 7 a.m.

Results what count.
Consumer spending strong, unemployment record low, consumer confidence strong, unemployment rate for black Americans dropped to just 6.8 percent, which is the lowest ever recorded, hispanic unemployment rate remains at a near record low. 304,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since President Trump took office, 337,000 construction jobs have been created since President Trump took office, confidence in the American economy, with confidence among both consumers and businesses reaching historic highs. Trump has worked with international allies to decimate ISIS. President has launched a nationwide effort to fight the opioid crisis, which has devastated communities across America.

Complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is a long process it's just beginning, why critize the man trying to get it done. When it comes to trade why do people pull for Canada, China and the EU aganist their own country?
The annual United States-South Korean military drills in South Korea are not till next spring, training with South Korea military will continue.
President uses praise and criticism on friends and foes. Results what count. What matters first to Trump will always be the country. Happy Birthday U.S. Army and President Trump.

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WGT says... June 14, 2018 at 7:15 a.m.

Taking back Congress coming right up. Real normal on the way. The convoluted concept that right leaning extremism is normal is a delusion suffered but too many.

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WGT says... June 14, 2018 at 7:17 a.m.

By too many. Spellcheck. Oops.

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23cal says... June 14, 2018 at 7:28 a.m.

"Trump seems to respect strongmen more than democratic leaders."
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That would be because he acts like one and wants to be one in fact. He can't get along with our allies, but he just adores Putin, Duterte, Erdogan, and the like.

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RBear says... June 14, 2018 at 7:31 a.m.

Rightside drinking that Kool-Aid by the gallon, I see. "Trump has worked with international allies to decimate ISIS." Do the research, ISIS is still strong throughout the region. ISIS is like Al-Qaida. It's like playing Whac-A-Mole. You drank Kool-Aid there.
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The economy and unemployment were on trends upward and downward. Once again, these improvements didn't just start when Trump took office. Maybe the right wing calendar only begins Jan. 20th, 2017. The rest of us know the truth and see the trend lines.
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"When it comes to trade why do people pull for Canada, China and the EU aganist their own country?" Trade wars have winners and losers. With each story of success, there have been stories of job losses due to the tariffs. We are in a world of global trade and economies need to adapt to it. Most right wingers expect things to look like they did 20-30 years ago. The world moves on.
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"President has launched a nationwide effort to fight the opioid crisis, which has devastated communities across America." I'm all for this and glad he did. It was needed so much by our nation and hopefully we'll see people's lives rebuild and grow, as well as the suffering of families end.

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mozarky2 says... June 14, 2018 at 7:59 a.m.

If Brummett had one-hundredth of the accomplishments of President Trump, maybe he'd have a justification for his own tremendous ego.

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hah406 says... June 14, 2018 at 8:11 a.m.

Moz, JB will never go bankrupt three times, including with a casino, nor will he stiff people he has contracted to pay for services. The NK stuff may work out, and if it does kudos to Trump. But history tells us that they will not honor any of the promises supposedly made over the summit. Also, you are committing a prime mistake this morning in defining a big section of the Trump demographic yourself instead of making someone else do it.
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My big question is how the Trump demographic doesn't understand that billions of dollars of goods and services flow back and forth across the Canadian border, and it is mutually beneficial. Economics 101 says that U.S. citizens will be hurt far worse by a trade war with Canada than the Canadians will. Same with the E.U. How do you all not get that?

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