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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:29 AM

WAPO op-ed: Trump's bizarre statement on China dishonors us all

Parentheticals are mine to clarify.

Trump’s bizarre statement on China dishonors us all
Dana Milbank
January 11

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-doesnt-know-the-meaning-of-the-word-honorable/2019/01/11/288bfa58-15c6-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html

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“I find China, frankly, in many ways, to be far more honorable than Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy. I really do,” he (Trump) said. “I think that China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party.”

China, honorable?

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Now, the president is declaring that China’s dictatorship, by far the world’s biggest international criminal and abuser of human rights and operator of its most extensive police state, is more honorable than his political opponents in the United States.

In Trump’s view, your opponents are your enemies — and your actual enemies are your friends. How can you negotiate with a man who thinks like this?

Reasonable people disagree over border walls and other national priorities. Opponents often dislike each other. But it’s another thing to believe loyal Americans, sworn to uphold the Constitution, are less honorable than the leaders of China, which former defense secretary Jim Mattis described as a “malign actor” promoting its “authoritarian model” at our expense.

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By declaring this man’s (Xi Jinping) government “far more honorable” than patriotic American legislators, Trump dishonors us all.


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Reply WAPO op-ed: Trump's bizarre statement on China dishonors us all (Original post)
emulatorloo Jan 2019 OP
spanone Jan 2019 #1
emulatorloo Jan 2019 #2
spanone Jan 2019 #3
yardwork Jan 2019 #4
Zoonart Jan 2019 #5
SWBTATTReg Jan 2019 #6
Doodley Jan 2019 #7
bullwinkle428 Jan 2019 #8

Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

1. K&R...

maybe trump should move to China?

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:38 AM

2. Or maybe move to Russia or North Korea?

Another snippet from the op-ed:

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Trump has a strange sense of honor. In April, he bestowed the same adjective on the world’s most oppressive leader, North Korea’s nuclear-armed dictator: “Kim Jong Un, he really has been very open and I think very honorable from everything we’re seeing.”

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We saw Trump place similar faith in the other “malign actor” Mattis cited, Russia, when Trump, in Helsinki in July, sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community concerning Moscow’s election interference. Trump’s claim this week that “China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party,” likewise echoed his remarks before meetings last summer with NATO , our British allies and with the Russian dictator: “Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of all.”

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:40 AM

3. All his heroes are autocrats and dictators

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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:42 AM

4. Reasonable people do NOT disagree over border walls.

What a stupid thing for the Washington Post to say. There is nothing remotely reasonable about Trump's proposed border wall. No reasonable person supports it.

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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:43 AM

5. We should strip *45 and his criminal children of their American citizenship and exile them.

Take away their American passports and set them adrift in in dingy in the middle of the ocesn.

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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:46 AM

6. Another example of where he and his family are clearly traitors to Americans. ENOUGH! nt

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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

7. Among thousands of statements that show he is a traitor.

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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:11 PM

8. I attended an appearance by 2020 candidate John Delaney last night. China was one of

the subjects he touched upon, and made the point that they are absolutely not playing by the rules in terms of commerce and trade, particularly intellectual property theft, but Chump's approach in dealing with them is essentially 1000% the wrong way to go about it.

Forrest Hump knows exactly what he is doing in trying to claim his political opposition is somehow "dirtier" than perhaps our most important rival.

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