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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 08:29 PM

4. Here's how I'm reading it

According to CNN's Jim Acosta, however, Gordon said that at the RNC he and others "advocated for the GOP platform to include language against arming Ukrainians against pro-Russian rebels" because "this was in line with Trump's views, expressed at a March national security meeting at the unfinished Trump hotel" in Washington, DC.

"Gordon says Trump said at the meeting ... that he didn't want to go to 'World War Three' over Ukraine," Acosta said.

This would have been referring to March 2016, when Trump had only been running for a few months and had no idea he would win the Nomination or the Presidency. So I'm reading this as standard Trump hyperbole, as in "let's not make a big fuss over this."

I don't believe Trump thought so far ahead as to realize that his finger would actually be on the button to start World War Three. At least, not in March 2016. But I could be wrong.

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