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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 AM

German officials were so alarmed by Trump's conversations with Angela Merkel that they took extra s

Source: Business Insider




German officials were so alarmed by Trump's conversations with Angela Merkel that they took extra steps to make sure they stayed secret, according to a CNN report



President Donald Trump's phone conversations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel were "so unusual" that German officials were prompted to keep them under wraps, CNN reported Monday.

Sources told CNN that Trump disparaged Merkel in a "very aggressive" manner, calling her "stupid," and accusing her of "being in the pocket of the Russians."

"He's toughest [in the phone calls] with those he looks at as weaklings and weakest with the ones he ought to be tough with," a source told CNN.

Though extraordinary measures were taken in response to Trump's conversations with Merkel, the German chancellor took the US president's comments "like water off a duck's back," a source told CNN.

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The group of officials assigned to monitor Merkel's calls with Trump also diminished in size, leaving "just a small circle of people who are involved and the reason, the main reason, is that they are indeed problematic," a German official told CNN...................

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Reply German officials were so alarmed by Trump's conversations with Angela Merkel that they took extra s (Original post)
riversedge Jun 30 OP
llashram Jun 30 #1
Doodley Jun 30 #2
Laffy Kat Jun 30 #6
Withywindle Jun 30 #12
flibbitygiblets Jun 30 #3
denbot Jun 30 #5
BlueMTexpat Jun 30 #8
ThoughtCriminal Jun 30 #29
C_U_L8R Jun 30 #4
Thekaspervote Jun 30 #7
LiberalFighter Jun 30 #9
rickyhall Jun 30 #23
no_hypocrisy Jun 30 #10
oasis Jun 30 #20
no_hypocrisy Jun 30 #27
oasis Jun 30 #31
CatLady78 Jun 30 #11
wishstar Jun 30 #13
thucythucy Jun 30 #19
tanyev Jun 30 #25
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 30 #14
Scarsdale Jun 30 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 30 #16
FakeNoose Jun 30 #24
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 30 #26
Initech Jun 30 #28
UCmeNdc Jun 30 #17
ProfessorGAC Jun 30 #21
keithbvadu2 Jun 30 #18
NurseJackie Jun 30 #22
Barbara2423 Jun 30 #30
Amaryllis Jun 30 #32

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:30 AM

1. he would never talk to his russian bestie

like he did to Chancellor Merkel. But she's a stong woman not intimidated by a perverted coward who grabs women by their private parts. He's such a weak, weak man. Putin's puppet.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:36 AM

2. Compare Covid numbers with Germany and USA and see which leader is "stupid."

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Response to Doodley (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:03 AM

6. One of these two earned a Ph.D. in quantum chemistry.

The other one fucked up everything he ever tried.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:30 AM

12. One of them has run a strong, stable country for 15 years

The other one managed to fail at selling Americans booze, gambling, and steak.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:37 AM

3. "in the pocket of the Russians", his projection is showing again

whatever he says is often true, only about himself

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:52 AM

5. This

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:01 AM

8. SO much this!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:23 PM

29. In order to find this much projection

One would have to visit an IMAX theatre.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:41 AM

4. Tapes, bitte.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:42 AM

7. A sick ...spiteful evil deplorable stupid little man

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:08 AM

9. I'm sure the Germans are waiting for Trump to be out of office

so they can take action against him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:16 AM

23. And celebrate!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:40 AM

10. In the future, when those tapes are leaked, they will be classic recordings like

the infamous Buddy Rich tapes.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:23 AM

20. Buddy Rich, helluva guy.

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Response to oasis (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:04 AM

27. Listen to the link.

The dude is seriously off his leash.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:37 PM

31. He was rough with those guys but I saw him perform in the mid-70s

at Marty's on the Hill, Los Angeles. Buddy was cool a a cucumber when a drunken jerk in the front row heckled him. Buddy looked at him, smiled, and went on the the next number.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:28 AM

11. A true statesman

Anyone remember when Bush gave Merkel a back massage?
She must miss Obama .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:07 AM

13. Don't understand the secrecy-did they think he would retaliate or get even crazier it they leaked

I recall that some very earlier phone calls with Australian PM and Mexican Pres. etc. were leaked and then seems that his inappropriateness with world leaders has been hushed up. Out of fear he would do something extreme to lash out if the calls were revealed?

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Response to wishstar (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:02 AM

19. Or maybe they don't want the public (theirs) to know

what a bat-shit crazy imbecile now has the ability to destroy the planet a hundred times over.

All it would do is cause panic.

It's not like this sort of revelation would prompt America's GOP to do something about it, so what would be the point?

On the other hand, the fact that this is leaking now may be Merkel's way of trying to steer our fact-free Jebus besotted public into voting the idiot out come November.

Germany--if you're listening: Bitte, release these recordings sometime in October. Thank you.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:21 AM

25. I know. Wish they would have spread it far and wide.

It's not like keeping it secret earned them any favors from Trump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:15 AM

14. President Biden is going to be putting a lot of miles on AF-1.

KY...........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:30 AM

15. EVERY country, apart from Russia of course

will roll out the red carpet for him. They will be so happy to have an ADULT to work with, finally. Biden will select the most intelligent, qualified people to work with him to straighten out the mess tRump and Moscow Mitch leave behind. No Jared, Ivanka, MagaNinnies, Millers, or pussy-whipped Pences. It will take a long time to repair all the damage the gop has aided and abetted, but the democratic leaders will handle it just fine.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:36 AM

16. It's going to be a joy watching him go to Europe especially.

and I remember well what W's people did to the UK Queen's gardens.......

KY......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:14 AM

24. For sure our next Secretary of State has to be a Superstar

I nominate Barack Obama! He can get our old friends back and make amends like nobody else. There are so many photos of Obama and Merkel making lovey-dovey eyes at one another, I swear they had a thing going on.





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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:32 AM

26. Thanks so much, FakeNoose. What a beautiful collage!

Chancellor Merkel always looked so happy with him. I have dozens of photos saved from Our President's term and enjoy flipping through them regularly, and especially those with him and children.

What a contrast to what we have to deal with today.......

KY..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:46 PM

28. Dear god, Biden is going to have his work cut out for him on day 1!

It's going to take a hell of a lot to get the smell of Trump's stupid out of the room!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:47 AM

17. Actually she should not have put up with it.

Angela Merkel should have used all of her diplomatic assets to challenge Trump. If he was out of line she should have made him understand she will not tolerate it.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:37 AM

21. She Just Cannot Fear PINO

She's PM of a country with the world's 4th biggest GDP, and the dominant power of a continent.
Considering the chief elected official of that country weak, is the height of delusion!
She's not fearful. She's likely disgusted.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:56 AM

18. The two of them

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:05 AM

22. ...



This is great!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:46 PM

30. She should have hung up on him.

I wanted to say something else but the DU Police might kick me off again.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:06 PM

32. Don't get why they want to keep them secret. Would think that they'd want people to know.

Unless we are talking security issues?

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