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  #2494808 30-May-2020 08:30
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Batman:

is DT is starting WW3? but it's so "breaking news" we don't know what he's done yet


https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/29/politics/trump-china-announcement/index.html


You know, just for a change of pace, maybe Trump could talk to his Secretary of State.

From Wikipedia: "The secretary of state's duties are principally concerned with foreign policy, and the secretary is considered to be the U.S. government's minister of foreign affairs."

New York Times: Hong Kong Has Lost Autonomy, Pompeo Says, Opening Door to U.S. Action

The State Department announcement comes as President Trump weighs hard measures against China, which is expected to approve a national security law on Hong Kong on Thursday.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the State Department no longer considered Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule, a move that indicated the Trump administration was likely to end some or all of the United States government’s special trade and economic relations with the territory in southern China.

Mr. Pompeo’s action came just hours before China was expected to pass a national security law that would allow Chinese security agencies to take broad actions limiting the liberties of Hong Kong residents, many of whom have protested the proposed law and clashed with police officers.

The United States and China appear to be on a collision course over the future of Hong Kong, a center of global capitalism and symbol of resistance to the Chinese Communist Party. Relations between the two nations are at their worst in decades, and disputes have flared over trade, national security and the origins of the coronavirus.

President Trump’s foreign policy aides are discussing actions that would be among the harshest punishments taken against China over the past three years. The actions could have far-reaching consequences for global commerce and transform how Chinese and foreign companies operate, as well as upend the lives of many of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents, who have been under enormous pressure from years of political crackdowns.
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Mr. Pompeo has said the security law would be a “death knell” for Hong Kong, which has had liberties under a semiautonomous system of governance that do not exist in mainland China, including freedoms of speech, the press and assembly, as well as an independent judiciary.
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If it proceeds with punishments, the Trump administration could impose the same tariffs on exports from Hong Kong that it puts on goods from mainland China, said officials with knowledge of the discussions. Other trade restrictions that apply to China, including bans or limits on what American companies can sell to Chinese companies because of national security or human rights concerns, may be imposed on Hong Kong as well.

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  #2494813 30-May-2020 09:05
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I have a feeling if a war were to start it's China invading Taiwan. Its Taiwan a US ally?




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  #2494835 30-May-2020 09:56
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Batman: I have a feeling if a war were to start it's China invading Taiwan. Its Taiwan a US ally?

 

 

Yes, but Donald would drop it like a hot potato.





 

 

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  #2494955 30-May-2020 11:11
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Batman: I have a feeling if a war were to start it's China invading Taiwan. Its Taiwan a US ally?

 

 

 

The USA would do nothing.

 

The US has run war simulations and discovered that the USA would loose a war against China.

 

There is ZERO chance the US will expose its self to that kind of public loss.


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  #2494963 30-May-2020 11:17
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Ebola killed 2 Americans under Obama. Covid killed over 100,000 people under Trump.

How Republicans responded to coronavirus vs. Ebola


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  #2494964 30-May-2020 11:21
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What If Fox News Covered Trump the Way It Covered Obama?

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  #2494968 30-May-2020 11:27
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freitasm:

 

Yes, but Donald would drop it like a hot potato.

 

 

Donald is a man of limited cognitive function and zero personal honour. Unless his primitive amoeba brain perceived direct personal benefit, he wouldn't lift a finger to help anyone.

 

 





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  #2494980 30-May-2020 12:05
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  #2494997 30-May-2020 12:27
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'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


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  #2495051 30-May-2020 12:44
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  #2495054 30-May-2020 12:49
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geekIT:

 

WHITE HOUSE UNDER LOCKDOWN AS PROTESTS OVER FLOYD'S DEATH REACH NATION'S CAPITAL

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/29/white-house-under-lockdown-protests-over-floyds-death-reach-nations-capital/5288076002/

 

 

Trump's been tweeting this morning "walking back" from his clear endorsement of summary execution of rioters.
His followers know exactly what he's doing - so know which one of his contradictory statements to believe. 

 

He's a monster.


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  #2495101 30-May-2020 14:26
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Did Trump remove that previous tweet or line about shooting?

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  #2495103 30-May-2020 14:31
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GEORGE FLOYD KILLING: TAYLOR SWIFT ACCUSES TRUMP OF STOKING RACISM 
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12335996

 

Interesting footnote: The article also states:

 

"Swift is the fifth most followed person on Twitter, with 86.1 million followers - 6 million more than the President."

 

EDIT: Another interesting footnote:

 

Twitter's top biller is - wait for it - Barack Obama with 118,194,890 followers

 

No wonder Trump's so p****d about Obama.





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  #2495162 30-May-2020 15:52
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Twitter continues to be a cesspool - trumpers talking about how Obama was "the most corrupt president in history".

 

Racists will always be racists. 





 

 

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  #2495164 30-May-2020 15:55
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Oh, that is very interesting, geekIT. As you say, that certainly will be red rag to bull stuff for his highness.


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