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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:52 PM

(...This weekend, he accepted a medal from their king).

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/21/muslims-islamic-donald-trump-saudis-riyadh
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If there’s anything consistent about the Trump White House so far, it’s that people get appointed to positions for which they are totally unsuited. More than that: they’re frequently the worst possible candidates for the role. That starts with the president himself, of course – less presidential than your average radio phone-in ranter. It was evident in the appointment of Michael Flynn, a man allegedly in hock to the Russian state, as national security adviser; of multiple Goldman Sachs alumni to oversee financial regulation; and of Jeff Sessions, who regards the film Reefer Madness as accurate social commentary, as the top law-enforcement official in the land.

In the latest example, the Sessions acolyte Stephen Miller, one of the architects of Trump’s attempted Muslim ban, has been put in charge of winning over the Arab Muslim world. Miller was the principal author of a speech, delivered in Riyadh yesterday, in which the president said he wanted to “deliver a message of friendship and hope and love”. He went on to argue that the fight against terrorism was “a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and … people who want to protect life and their religion”. Trump even shied away from the phrase he blasted Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for avoiding: “radical Islamic terrorism”.

The new approach is at odds with everything we know about Miller’s worldview, and that of his longtime supporter Steve Bannon. (Miller’s college-newspaper screeds about the war on Christmas are an entertaining study in one variety of radicalisation, if you can bear the grandiloquence.)

Almost all of Trump’s pronouncements on the subject stand in stark contrast to his words in Riyadh too (in October last year he condemned the Saudis as women-haters who “push gays … off buildings”. This weekend, he accepted a medal from their king).

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malaise May 2017 OP
heather blossom May 2017 #1
malaise May 2017 #2
smirkymonkey May 2017 #3
malaise May 2017 #4
Buns_of_Fire May 2017 #5

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:00 PM

1. And

He curtsied to the king after getting the medal-WTF was that about?

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Response to heather blossom (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:06 PM

2. Wish I knew but it was seriously

DELISH

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:11 PM

3. World's biggest hypocrite!

It makes me sick how he and his family are doing exactly the same things that he criticized Obama for. For some reason, I guess it's ok if you are a lying, cheating republican.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:12 PM

4. Look he believes in two things

Himself and wealth

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:32 PM

5. Rick Perry will probably be hell on wheels if he ever finds his office. nt

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