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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:07 PM

Kelly told Trump Mexico was on the verge of collapse like Venezuela: report

Source: the hill


By Julia Manchester - 09/15/17 09:21 AM EDT

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly likened Mexico to Venezuela during a conversation with President Trump this month, telling Trump Mexico was similarly on the verge of collapse, according to The New York Times.

Kelly made the comments to Trump after the president met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. During the meeting, Schumer offered to pledge his support for boarder security measures on the wall.

Schumer stopped short of expressing any support for a wall along the the U.S.-Mexico border.

Kelly has long been an advocate for increased security measures along the U.S. southern border, and made that a focus of his efforts during his short tenure as Homeland Security secretary. ...........................

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/350814-kelly-told-trump-mexico-was-on-the-verge-of-collapse-like-venezuela



umm.. I have never trusted Kelly. Now this!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:16 PM

1. From the linked article

Mexico is not in this situation:

"Venezuela is facing a wave of violent anti-government protests, resulting in the deaths of numerous people in recent months. The South American country is dealing with food and medicine shortages, as well as hyper inflation."

So, Kelly lied?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:02 PM

9. Well, I have not heard anything about Mexico falling apart. It is the strangest thing for

Kelly to tell Trump. just strange

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Response to riversedge (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 07:10 PM

12. "Schumer stopped short of expressing any support for a wall along the the U.S.-Mexico border."

There's a stomach-turning quote!
What the hell is he thinking???

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:16 PM

2. How could Kelly prove that Mexico was "on the verge of collapse"?

On what proof, documentation, analysis, etc.

And did he say that to convince Trump that this country would have to pay for "The Wall" as Mexico would lack the assets to do so?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:22 PM

3. He can't because it's nonsense. Mexico has problems but it's far from collapsing. . . nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:31 PM

4. Ding, ding, this sounds very possible.

Kelly knows Drumpf is delusional in his hate for brown people, so told him a lie he'd go for in a NY minute because it fits his preconceptions so well. Lie being told to get Drumpf to stop saying Mexico would pay for the wall, when he truly never believed this for one second and it's just a convenient lie for his base.

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Response to lark (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:31 PM

8. Yup, there is one way you talk to Trump, and another way you talk to the rest of the world

Leaders like PM Trudeau of Canada and President Macron of France are smart enough to understand that he is a child. You have to tell him he is such a good boy, and give him compliments as candy, and pander to his delusions of grandeur.

The guy is so easy. And this is supposed to be the master of the art of the deal? lol

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:39 PM

5. Probably thinking like a general.

Kelly isn't that informed when it comes to non military/defense related politics.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:00 PM

6. Bullshit. The US electing a racist, bigot leaves the US more prone to collapse than Mexico

The Hill has always been more important f a gossip rag trying to stir things up, and many times being loose and fast with the facts

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:13 PM

7. wtf is "boarder" security ...

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:09 PM

10. Well, you want your renters to be safe.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 06:50 PM

11. secure ramps on to the ships.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 08:09 PM

13. Gee! Are we going to bomb Veracruz again

like in the early 1900's?

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