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Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:08 PM

GOP strategist: Trump 'beclowned himself' at G7 summit

Source: The Hill



BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 06/10/18 12:04 PM EDT

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Sunday that President Trump “beclowned himself” and disgraced the United States at the G7 summit.

“From his slovenly appearance to his unpreparedness, ignorance and arrogance, he beclowned himself,” tweeted Schmidt, one of the loudest GOP critics of Trump. “The Republican majority is filled with cowards who are servile supplicants to the most unfit POTUS ever.”




Schmidt, a former aide to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and an MSNBC analyst, also called Russian President Vladimir Putin “the greatest intelligence agent – ever” in a separate tweet.

“He has engineered the unraveling of the western alliance, fidelity to democracy in the United States and the severing of the UK from the EU. It’s a remarkable achievement,” he tweeted of Putin.




Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391554-gop-strategist-trump-beclowned-himself-at-g7-summit

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Reply GOP strategist: Trump 'beclowned himself' at G7 summit (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 10 OP
Rorey Jun 10 #1
hlthe2b Jun 10 #5
Rorey Jun 10 #6
Scarsdale Jun 10 #8
colorado_ufo Jun 10 #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jun 10 #19
CrispyQ Jun 10 #31
SergeStorms Jun 12 #37
dalton99a Jun 10 #2
MineralMan Jun 10 #3
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 10 #4
MyOwnPeace Jun 10 #13
CatMor Jun 10 #7
Scarsdale Jun 10 #9
Coventina Jun 10 #10
MyOwnPeace Jun 10 #15
Jedi Guy Jun 10 #16
IronLionZion Jun 10 #27
Coventina Jun 10 #29
homegirl Jun 10 #12
MyOwnPeace Jun 10 #17
FakeNoose Jun 10 #34
Jedi Guy Jun 10 #18
lunatica Jun 10 #25
Hekate Jun 10 #14
Zorro Jun 10 #20
Paladin Jun 10 #21
BHDem53 Jun 10 #22
FSogol Jun 10 #23
PatrickforO Jun 10 #24
Gothmog Jun 10 #26
Docreed2003 Jun 10 #28
yardwork Jun 10 #32
AwakeAtLast Jun 10 #30
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 10 #33
keithbvadu2 Jun 10 #35
orangecrush Jun 10 #36
zentrum Jun 12 #38
lagomorph777 Jun 12 #40
jcgoldie Jun 12 #39

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:11 PM

1. I know he's a Republican

But I love his verbiage.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:21 PM

5. I love that he remarked on Trump's "slovenly appearance"...

THAT, more than anything, will push his butttons.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:25 PM

6. Hope Hicks isn't around to steam his clothes

Not that it helped. He has always looked like a slob. He just doesn't wear clothes well. (But thankfully he does.)

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Response to Rorey (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:13 PM

8. Nothing could make him

look well groomed, and neat. He has the strangest shape, like an egg. His pants are way too baggy, shoulder pads too big, suit coats too tight. He is just a slob. A slob who honestly thinks he exhudes "class" Yeah, right. Pretend millionaire, useless kids, three wives. Very classy.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:22 PM

11. He does whatever he can to look big.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 03:12 PM

19. Not buttoning his coat button definitely made him look big.

All the other men had their coats buttoned and looked trim. IQ45 looked like he had bought the wrong-sized Trump-brand suit from Walmart and wasn't able to button it over his big belly (229 lbs, hell!).

And of course the trademark Trump brand tie extending below his belt doesn't help.



Yes, Donnie Two Scoops was the biggest man at the summit.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 05:28 PM

31. GQ tried, and honestly it was an improvement.



The vid has some funny jabs at the Con.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:38 AM

37. I honestly believe....

Trump buys his suits off the rack. Even a blimp like Trump can look much better in a tailored suit, and I'm not talking about bespoke suits, just one well tailored off the rack. He looks like he got his clothes at Goodwill. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but as president he should have a sharper image, so to speak.

For a man who's constantly worried about his image, he certainly lets a lot slide in the suit department.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:11 PM

2. Putin chose well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:13 PM

3. "Beclowned himself..." Perfect!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:19 PM

4. So true.

but not enough apparently for the gop to say, "My Country is more important that money.", and denounce him and start whatever its going to take, to right the ship. Greed. One of the deadly sins that get forgotten when a repub is in office.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:29 PM

13. BINGO!!!!!!

Instead of doing what is right for the USA, they will spend the next few days finding ways to defend IQ45's bizarre and insane actions in order to protect their own ill-gotten rights to destroy the majority for the benefit of the 1%.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 01:26 PM

7. He also called out his slovenly appearance......

caused by his ridiculous hair and oversized suits. Appearance by a leader is important and President Obama was always impeccable even in his casual clothes.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:16 PM

9. President Obama represented

the country with class. So did Bill Clinton. Intelligent men, both of them, earning the respect of the entire world. True presidents, which seems to be a quality the gop can not find anywhere in their ranks. They settle for the dregs.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:18 PM

10. Oh, but remember when Obama wore the tan suit and Republicans

said it was the most embarrassing thing a president had EVER DONE!?!?!

These hypocrites make me sick to death.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:34 PM

15. Scarsdale & Coventina..............

you are both SO right!

And what hurts even more is that there is still a great number of people that don't see it - they think that we now have somebody who "tells it like it is!"

I ache for what we have become - and a special pain for what PRESIDENT OBAMA must be feeling - seeing what IQ45 is doing to our country and all of the wonderful things PRESIDENT OBAMA did to save our country from the Repub war economy and try to put us back on the track to honor what the United States of America used to stand for.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:36 PM

16. I remember that.

I also remember when they went after him because of the coffee cup salute thing. The way they huffed and puffed and cried about both of those things (among others) is just ridiculous. It's especially ridiculous given how they close their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears, and hum loudly to avoid acknowledging how Trump behaves.

It seems so long ago that we had Obama in office, doesn't it? Trump's been in office 18 months, and it seems like ten years ago that we had a classy, intelligent, thoughtful President. My dad's a conservative, but even he said he liked Obama personally and would've been happy to have a beer or three with him. I really wish we could go back to those days.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:47 PM

27. Obama looked great in a tan suit



Trump looks like a miserable slob no matter what he wears.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:58 PM

29. Agreed. It was a totally ridiculous criticism.

Just another excuse for racists to lash out at him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:28 PM

12. From Friend in the North


We Have to Believe


I want to be very clear about one thing: Americans remain our partners, friends, and allies. This is not about the American people. We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail. But we see no sign of that in this action today by the U.S. administration.

– Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Response to homegirl (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:37 PM

17. I can't imagine.........

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what our "allies" from around the world must now be thinking after IQ45's latest "frat party drunk fest" - blowing up the G7 conference, insulting our best allies, and basically proving to the world what an ignorant ass he really is.

We can only hope that they (our "allies" ) will take the more mature, grown-up action and wait for Mueller & company to do their deed in rescuing us from this nightmare!

Lord knows SOMEBODY should act like an adult!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:20 PM

34. Yes I believe that's what Trudeau is signalling

... he knows that as soon as we get Cheeto out of the White House, we'll all breathe a little easier. He can't comment on that of course, so he's being subtle and careful. I'm sure the G7 leaders are all following the Mueller investigation as best as they can.

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Response to homegirl (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:41 PM

18. As an American living and working in Canada...

It's been suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper awkward ever since Trump was inaugurated, but especially so given his temper tantrums against Trudeau lately. I get a lot of questions at work, and they mainly boil down to "What the hell is wrong with your President?"

But Trudeau is right. I think most Canadians understand that eventually Trump will no longer be in office (sooner rather than later, hopefully...) and that Trump isn't representative of how Americans feel about Canada. The friendship is being strained right now, but I think it'll survive Trump and his bullshit.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:24 PM

25. Thanks for your input as an expat!

I’m an American who lived in Mexico for 25 years and I know how we are unofficial ambassadors whether we want to be or not! And we are expected to explain our country regularly.

It’s a big responsability. I was fluent in Spanish and loved Mexico so I made a good impression representing the US.

So if you represent the US well you’re OK. People who know you will forgive the American People at least.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 02:33 PM

14. A toast to Steve Schmidt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 03:16 PM

20. Anti-Trump Republicans need to amp up criticism of McConnell and Ryan

They should also be focusing their fire on Congressional Republicans for aiding and abetting the destruction of this country's institutions and treaty obligations.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 03:30 PM

21. "The Beclowner In Chief"

Perfect description.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 03:37 PM

22. Emmett Kelly

dressed better than the tangerine tot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 03:52 PM

23. "From his slovenly appearance to his unpreparedness, ignorance and arrogance, he beclowned himself,"




“The Republican majority is filled with cowards who are servile supplicants to the most unfit POTUS ever.”

I can't tell which line I love more!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:05 PM

24. I disagree with Steve Schmidt's politics, but feel very good about his stance

against Trump, and his continued outspokenness.

Many Republicans are beginning to do it, which shows that at least some have integrity.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:32 PM

26. "Just tell us what Vladimir has on you. Maybe we can help."

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:54 PM

28. That's brilliant!

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:58 PM

32. That's the best one I've seen!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 05:14 PM

30. It was like Dick Cheney at the funeral

X 100!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:04 PM

33. At least one Republican who gets it

Too bad the rest of them think acting boorish is a show of strength.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:51 PM

35. Dick Cheney, Dressing Down Parka, Ski Cap at Odds With Solemnity of Auschwitz Ceremony

Dick Cheney, Dressing Down
Parka, Ski Cap at Odds With Solemnity of Auschwitz Ceremony

https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1191511


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 10:56 PM

36. Kick and Rec!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:04 PM

38. How much clout

…does Schmidt have in the Repug party?

We have strategists like George Lakoff—that the Democrats don't listen to either.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:09 PM

40. Maybe Schmidt can be recruited?

He does seem to recognize that the choice now is between values that are a bit too liberal for his taste, or no moral values at all.

I think he could be a valuable asset.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:30 PM

39. Love the verb

Nice job Steve.

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