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Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:16 PM

Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

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Source: Reuters

AUGUST 10, 2017 / 4:04 PM / 22 MINUTES AGO

Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay

[quote]WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of Putin.

Breaking nearly two weeks of silence on Putin's July 30 order cutting U.S. embassy and consulate staff by nearly two thirds, Trump said: "I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."

Trump said "there’s no real reason for them to go back" and "we're going to save a lot of money," in response to Putin's Cold War-style move, differing from the reactions of other presidents in similar circumstances in the past.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-diplomats-idUSKBN1AQ2IW

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Reply Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff (Original post)
Chicago1980 Aug 2017 OP
Cosmocat Aug 2017 #1
Perseus Aug 2017 #2
turbinetree Aug 2017 #3
Equinox Moon Aug 2017 #4
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #7
keithbvadu2 Aug 2017 #5
nocalflea Aug 2017 #6
Gothmog Aug 2017 #8
hibbing Aug 2017 #9
dalton99a Aug 2017 #10
Botany Aug 2017 #11
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #12

Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:26 PM

1. JFC

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:28 PM

2. He is with Putin like a child

 

with his/her first real love, where he/she can do no wrong. I wonder...

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:41 PM

3. And no kiddies this shows just how much this traitor has "not"

Made America great again, the only thing he thought about was saving money over National Security



And Lawrence O'Donnell nailed it in his monologue ....

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:43 PM

4. Oh right! So concerned about saving money! WTF! How about all your weekend...

vacations and the cost of keeping Melania in NY. I came across a number of 182 million a year for all his extra extravagance.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:04 PM

7. +1000!

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:52 PM

5. Trump didn't have the guts to fire all those unnecessary people?

Trump didn't have the guts to fire all those unnecessary people?

Does Secretary of Oil, Tillerson, believe those positions were not needed?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:53 PM

6. Castration complete.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:23 PM

8. Trump is really afraid of the pee tape

Trump will never diss Putin because if he does the pee tape will be released

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:30 PM

9. What an embarrassment n/t

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:31 PM

10. Save money? Pence is sending 700 people to prepare for his foreign junket:

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:32 PM

11. "I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people ..."

So Vlad Putin can now fire employees of the Federal Government?

1) The man is nuttier than a squirrel turd.

b) He knows that Putin owns him and that he better do what he says or that
pee pee tape will come out.

********

BTW Putin and Russia got all in trying to get Trump into the White House not
longer after the supposed pee pee tape was made.

In Russian politics, Kompromat (Russian: компромат; IPA: [kəmprɐˈmat] ( listen), short for компрометирующий материал, literally "compromising material" is compromising materials about a politician or other public figure used to create negative publicity, for blackmail, or for ensuring loyalty.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kompromat

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:21 AM

12. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141841352 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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