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Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:34 PM

61 not-very-positive things foreign leaders have said about Donald Trump



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/05/06/47-not-very-positive-things-foreign-leaders-have-said-about-donald-trump/

This is my favorite....29.“The orange prince of American self-publicity.” Marcus Fysh, British MP with the Conservative Party.


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Reply 61 not-very-positive things foreign leaders have said about Donald Trump (Original post)
SummerSnow Jul 2016 OP
duncang Jul 2016 #1
CrispyQ Jul 2016 #2
smirkymonkey Jul 2016 #3
Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2016 #5
smirkymonkey Jul 2016 #6
Donald Ian Rankin Jul 2016 #4

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:38 PM

1. My son in law is from scotland

I really like the number 12.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:53 PM

2. #19

"Seriously, have you ever heard me say something like that?" French far right politician Marine Le Pen on Trump's proposal to ban foreign Muslims from entry to the United States.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 03:25 AM

3. Damn! Maxed out my Wapo articles for the month.

Can you post a few comments?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:38 AM

5. Here's some...

“He changes opinions like the rest of us change underwear." Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen.

“That’s the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived.” Mexican President Enrique Peña on Trump's rhetoric.

“Let's be clear, Donald Trump is an idiot. I have tried to find different, perhaps more parliamentary adjectives to describe him but none was clear enough. He is an idiot." Gavin Newlands, a British MP with the Scottish National Party.

“If he becomes president it would be a catastrophe. He’s an avowed admirer of Vladimir Putin and it would be a disaster for international politics if Trump gets anywhere near the nuclear button." Søren Espersen, a foreign affairs spokesperson for the far right Danish People's Party.

"I think the Donald Trump phenomenon is a real problem for the United States, making their democracy look kind of weird." Christopher Pyne, minister for industry, innovation and science in the Australian government.

“Some of the claims made during the campaign have been empty or just wrong." Peter Westmacott, former British ambassador to the United States.

"The person you are dealing with may be a successful businessman, but he's also a buffoon." Gavin Robinson, a British MP from Northern Ireland who represents the Democratic Unionist Party.

“Trump’s remarks do not show a sense of introspection on what their results would bring about; he does not know the gravity of what he says.” South Korea's vice foreign minister Choi Young-jin.

"If Donald Trump was to end up as president of the United States, I think we better head for the bunkers." Carl Bildt, former foreign minister of Sweden.

“The opportunism, unreliability and amorality that we have seen during the [Trump] campaign would be damaging for the world in general and hurt Europe in particular." Ana Palacio, former Spanish foreign minister.

“He would make an important contribution to anti-American sentiment around the world.” Unnamed Latin American diplomat.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:03 AM

6. Thank you!

Wow, some of these are really harsh but spot on. My fave:

“Let's be clear, Donald Trump is an idiot. I have tried to find different, perhaps more parliamentary adjectives to describe him but none was clear enough. He is an idiot." Gavin Newlands, a British MP with the Scottish National Party.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:01 AM

4. Negative remarks from Russians conspicuous by their absence.

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