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Tue Apr 24, 2018, 10:55 AM

Donald Trump's BFF statesmanship

I smiled this morning when it occurred to me that Trump truly believes he has forged "friendships" with world leaders; I wonder if he expects them to call him up, invite him over, not criticize him after he is out of office?

He has said he prefers one-on-one "deal-making" to multilateral deals, and I think it's because he thinks whether he "gets along with"--his words, over and over--various world leaders is what determines international relations. He doesn't understand that it isn't a personal relationship we need when we are negotiating trade deals, etc.

He talks about "maybe we'll like each other; maybe we won't" when he talks about meeting Kim Jung Un, as if personal chemistry will keep out away from nuclear armageddon.

He takes *everything* ultra-personally, which is one of the things that make him so fucking dangerous.

But I do enjoy thinking about him waiting by the phone that never rings, once he's out of office.

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smirkymonkey Apr 2018 #1

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Tue Apr 24, 2018, 06:58 PM

1. I find it strange the way he thinks he has a close personal relationship

with certain world leaders when he has only met them a few times in a formal setting. It's like he has no idea as to what a real relationship it. I get the feeling that he thinks these people genuinely like him as a person instead of the fact that they are just being diplomatic in their role as as statesmen and women. He is just so clueless and immature.

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