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David G
03-10-2019, 02:08 PM
Trump's latest attack on our allies? A top Republican calls it 'wrong-headed' --

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/top-house-republican-blasts-trump-154833987.html


Rep. Liz Cheney (https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/liz-cheney) (R-Wyo.), the third-ranking House Republican, on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/donald-trump)’s reported plan to force U.S. allies to pay billions of dollars more for hosting American troops on their soil.

Under a new formula devised by the president, allies such as Japan and South Korea would potentially pay Washington the full cost of stationing U.S. troops in their territory, plus an additional 50 percent.

The formula, which Trump has dubbed “cost plus 50,” could cause affected countries to contribute five times what they currently do, according to The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-invokes-new-demand-for-extracting-billions-of-dollars-from-us-allies/2019/03/09/d472b9cb-09d5-481e-9475-291378986dbb_story.html?utm_term=.b197f682dbd5).

Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney (https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/dick-cheney), told NBC’s “Meet The Press” that the impact of this plan would be “absolutely devastating” to U.S. diplomacy.

“We benefit tremendously ... [from] our bases and our cooperation with our allies,” she told host Chuck Todd. “The notion that we are somehow now going to charge them cost plus 50 is really, it’s wrongheaded and it would be devastating to the security of our nation and to our allies.”

Cheney said she wouldn’t support such a formula, but would not say whether her party would...

bobbys
03-10-2019, 02:37 PM
As long as we have open borders I dont give a rodents behind about anywhere else.

Canoeyawl
03-10-2019, 02:45 PM
Trump is short sighted...
He doesn't remember Pearl Harbor and thinks the loss of the twin towers makes his buildings better.

edit; I wanted to quote Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State....

bobbys
03-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Trump is short sighted...
He doesn't remember Pearl Harbor and thinks the loss of the twin towers makes his buildings better.

Where did he say that?

bobbys
03-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Trump is short sighted...
He doesn't remember Pearl Harbor and thinks the loss of the twin towers makes his buildings better.

Edited.

Canoeyawl
03-10-2019, 02:48 PM
"Think"

bobbys
03-10-2019, 02:57 PM
"Think"

I never met a mind reader before.

AndyG
03-10-2019, 03:04 PM
As long as we have open borders I dont give a rodents behind about anywhere else.

But you seemingly do.

The Falklands.

Canoeyawl
03-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Well, I'm not really a mind reader, I can just look stuff up. They taught me how to do that on Grade school.

Now: from the lips of your anointed buffoon;


"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan,” Trump replied, “and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest — and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second tallest. And now it’s the tallest."

David G
03-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Well, I'm not really a mind reader, I can just look stuff up. They taught me how to do that on Grade school.

Now: from the lips of your anointed buffoon;


"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan,” Trump replied, “and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest — and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second tallest. And now it’s the tallest."

Some people take the time to suss out reliably accurate sources, and learn to research in order to verify or refute. Others... they got nothin' unless it's been spoon fed to 'em by Fox, et.al.

Old Dryfoot
03-10-2019, 05:23 PM
Well, he has to pay for his tax disaster somehow. . . why not shakedown some allies? That's what any self-respecting mob boss would do when in a cash bind.

Keith Wilson
03-10-2019, 05:44 PM
'He's a f*cking moron!' - Trump administration Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

leikec
03-10-2019, 05:54 PM
'He's a f*cking moron!' - Trump administration Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

One of those times where a high ranking government official has said something coarse and disgusting about a president and it actually understates the reality of the situation.

Jeff C

C. Ross
03-10-2019, 06:19 PM
'He's a f*cking moron!' - Trump administration Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Yup.

As with all things Trump, this will get diluted, delayed, diverted.

It’s a dumb negotiating tactic.

It’ll be just as effective as his failures in North Korea, Syria, China, Israel, and Iran.

People have figured out his stupid shtick.

Canoeyawl
03-10-2019, 06:22 PM
Except the stupid ones...

skuthorp
03-10-2019, 06:27 PM
I note donald seems to be his own press officer these days…………….

webishop14
03-10-2019, 09:12 PM
But this is a typical business practice. And in return, our allies will be able to put the TRUMP label on the bases. It's such a deal! It's beautiful.

Old Dryfoot
03-10-2019, 10:23 PM
But this is a typical business practice. And in return, our allies will be able to put the TRUMP label on the bases. It's such a deal! It's beautiful.

Strange days
https://www.vox.com/2018/9/18/17875518/poland-trump-military-base-fort-trump

paulf
03-10-2019, 10:31 PM
Yup.

As with all things Trump, this will get diluted, delayed, diverted.

It’s a dumb negotiating tactic.

It’ll be just as effective as his failures in North Korea, Syria, China, Israel, and Iran.

People have figured out his stupid shtick.

But not his people, they will savor it, and praise it, long before calmer minds figure it out. With the exception of some here, who will never figure it out.