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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 05:16 PM

Trump Roars, and Davos Shrugs

I sincerely hope this pissed him off.


Trump Roars, and Davos Shrugs
The crowd at the World Economic Forum used to be obsessed with Trump, but they've moved on.
Donald Trump
By JOHN F. HARRIS, FLORIAN EDER and RYAN HEATH
01/22/2020 01:10 PM EST


DAVOS, Switzerland—Two years ago President Donald Trump flew here and took the gathering of elites at the World Economic Forum by storm. Every conversation seemed to revolve around the American leader and his signature brand of political disruption.

Trump came back this year, and was greeted with a shrug.

Make no mistake, all the standard elements of the Trump tornado were on display. There was his keynote address boasting about how well the U.S. economy is doing on his watch. There was a blizzard of meetings with foreign leaders and U.S. finance and tech CEOs, at which he reportedly said he wished he owned stock in their firms because of how much money he had made them. There was the honking news conference with its usual lamentations about impeachment and the “major sleaze bags” trying to drive him from office.

The big difference was the way most people at Davos, including Americans but especially the non-Americans, were responding to this flamboyant but familiar show. The consensus reaction: Whatever.

This year’s Davos gathering featured several preoccupations—subjects that seem to come up at every panel, in every sidewalk encounter—and it is striking that Trump is a marginal figure in all of them.

“Some of the American delegates behave as if the world is America,” with its 24-hour, 7X-weekly Trump obsession, while much of the rest of the world has simply moved beyond the Trump drama, David Miliband, a former British foreign minister who now heads the International Rescue Committee, said in an interview.


Christian Rhally, an executive at LinkedIn who emphasized he was speaking in a personal capacity, said Trump lacks “the aura or the respect” that a president might ordinarily command at Davos. Echoing a common refrain, he said Trump’s Tuesday address sounded more like a “campaign speech,” raising the question of whether he was even trying to engage with the global audience. “You can’t ignore him but it’s nothing people really talk about.”

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https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/01/22/donald-trump-davos-102147

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babylonsister Jan 2020 OP
IcyPeas Jan 2020 #1
pangaia Jan 2020 #10
leftieNanner Jan 2020 #2
SWBTATTReg Jan 2020 #3
louis-t Jan 2020 #4
ooky Jan 2020 #8
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2020 #5
malaise Jan 2020 #6
Blue_true Jan 2020 #7
SCVDem Jan 2020 #9
Kid Berwyn Jan 2020 #11
aggiesal Jan 2020 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 05:18 PM

1. i wish our media would ignore him /nt

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 07:45 PM

10. im wish they would tell the TRUTH about him

and all those repub traitors...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 05:25 PM

2. Ahhh - my dream

And The Donald's nightmare.

Being ignored. He must have all of the attention all of the time. And in a hotel full of "high rollers", he's just meh.

Yay!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 05:50 PM

3. You can only cry wolf so many times and it loses its effectiveness. This is happening every...

where, in America and the world (as this post states)...he's losing the American audience more and more on a daily basis and you can tell by where he has his rallies...in little, out of the way places that no one has ever heard of, or the population is amazed that someone of such stature has appeared in their community. Of course the population of that area is 1/100th of any other population and after a while, even the payoffs and the money paid to attend these rallies lose their effectiveness.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:17 PM

4. I wish they would just laugh at everything he says.

Like a tv sitcom laugh track.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:44 PM

8. Me too.

A sitcom laugh track would also be good in campaign ads against him featuring sound bites of his lies and dumb sayings.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:19 PM

5. The only thing you find out by listening to Trump is what his team wants his voters to hear

They are entirely focused on how to get re-elected. It bears no relation to what their future actions will be.

Or, if he goes off script, you can try to psychoanalyse him. But his delusions, neuroses and obsessions come and go, so there's not much point.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:25 PM

6. I was a huge fan of Miliband's father (Ralph's) academic work

He was a genuine Democratic Socialist. One of his signature works was The State in Capitalist Society. Was looking at a section of it recently.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:28 PM

7. The speech by Prince Charles was excellent and well thought out, a

sharp contrast to the orange buffoon.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 07:39 PM

9. Turn your back to him

 

and laugh!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:21 PM

11. We need an "America Rescue Mission."

Save us from what the rest of the planet has moved past.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:49 AM

12. Is this statement PROJECTING? ...

... he reportedly said he wished he owned stock in their firms because of how much money he had made them.

We all know that Dick-head Cheney owned stock in Halliburton and he ended up rewarding them with non-compete DOD contracts.

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