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Wed May 24, 2017, 07:49 PM

Trump debuts in Europe as Obama returns to stir nostalgia for the old days

Source: guardian





Trump debuts in Europe as Obama returns to stir nostalgia for the old days

Coinciding visits, although unintentional, serve to highlight Europe’s radically different view of the incumbent president and his ‘painfully missed’ predecessor





Jon Henley, Kate Connolly and Julian Borger

Last modified on Wednesday 24 May 2017 17.00 EDT

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While apparently unintentional, the coinciding visits serve to highlight Europe’s radically different view of the two men. A Pew Research Center survey last June found 77% of Europeans had confidence in Obama – and 9% in the man who has now succeeded him.

The contrast will come into sharp focus on Thursday, when the current and former presidents have parallel public engagements in Europe, providing a split-screen comparison between their extreme differences.
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Obama will deliver a speech alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. The Obama Foundation says the invitation from Merkel came before the US election, so the fact that he is in Europe as the same time as Trump is pure coincidence.
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Europeans are already wistful in anticipation. Pictures of Obama on holiday in Tuscany with his wife, Michelle – relaxed and smiling in an open-buttoned shirt – have only heightened the sense of longing for a president whose rationality, sophistication and emotional intelligence often contrast with his successor....................

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/24/trump-international-trip-barack-obama-europe-return



oh my. This will be interesting to see how the news covers these two tomorrow.



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Barack and Michelle Obama in Siena on Monday. Obama and Trump have not met or spoken since the inauguration, and that seems unlikely to change. Photograph: Fabio Di Pietro/EPA

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riversedge May 2017 OP
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Doreen May 2017 #2
Cha May 2017 #3
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #4
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:23 PM

1. We ALL are wistful, &/or pist!



"apparently unintentional"

MY President knows how to roll & troll.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:27 PM

2. Our beloved first family do not even have to try

to piss trump off. I am sure he will tweet something nasty about Obama having a good meeting with Germany unlike him.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:31 PM

3. So true.. trump is his own worst enemy

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:57 PM

4. Oh for the days......



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:36 AM

5. One question, America...



And a small reminder for the racists

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