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Trump’s provoking advice about soft Brexit and immigration; praise to Boris Johnson ahead his UK visit

Friday, July 13th 2018 - 06:27 UTC
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In an astonishing interview, the U.S. President, Donald Trump, praised Boris Johnson and said that PM Theresa May ignored his advice on Brexit negotiations. The President also suggested that the former foreign secretary would make a great prime minister due his 'hard line' Brexit plan. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    Quid pro quo? http://en.mercopress.com/2018/06/08/boris-johnson-anticipates-brexit-meltdown-and-admits-to-admiring-trump.and-his-methods/comments

    Thank goodness May ignored him. Waste of time making a trade deal with the US when they'll just tear it up whenever they want; look what's happening to Canada with NAFTA.

    As for the deal we voted on, we weren't given one; there were as many different plans as Brexit campaigners. (That was one of the biggest problems of the referendum.) Boris himself promised we could stay in the single market, which is the very definition of a soft Brexit, but they all deny it now. I'd say the biggest deal breaker for most people is free movement and May's plan does end that.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    Goes to prove that besides any scandal-ridden duck; any other Tom, Dick or Harriette can be a president of the USA and the citizens are totally powerless - in a supposed democracy - to kick him/her out of the Whitehouse when they prove to be incompetent and totally unfit to be a dignified president.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Yeah well, at least he can get the boot unlike the EU where the Commissioners are appointed, not elected and cannot be voted out of office by ordinary electors.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @darragh
    But isn't the US rather similar? The President is chosen by the electoral college and then he picks the people who run the government, like Secretary of the Treasury and Attorney General. They are not voted in by the people.

    In the EU the President of the Commission is chosen by the European Parliament, and then they pick the commissioners from people nominated by the member states. And in both cases the parliament/congress has to vote on new legislation etc.

    And the President can never be voted out of office by ordinary electors, only impeached by Congress. If the people aren't happy with him they just have to wait for his term to end.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • YourWorseNightmare

    Whatever he is Trump is not incompetent. He promised to get the US out of NATO and that is what he is doing. And there is nothing in the Constitution specifying that the President of the United States needs to be dignified. Indeed the the US has had a number of less than dignified presidents. Andrew Jackson, LBJ and Richard Nixon to name just three.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • chronic

    Oh my!

    US critiquing the UK.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    @darragh:

    REF: “at least he can get the boot unlike the EU where the Commissioners are appointed, not elected and cannot be voted out of office by ordinary electors”:

    #1: “Boot”? Unlikely - at least till it's too late.
    #2: Hence, the existence of inadmissible BUT ever-present FAKE Democracy!

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    For Teresa Hill and those similarly situated:

    America is a republic.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “Trump, praised Boris Johnson and said ... that the former foreign secretary would make a great prime minister”
    Well that's politically the kiss of death for Boris, couldn't be more deserving.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Kiss of death indeed as he later bestowed superfluous praise on on your namesake - Teresa May.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological
    Dicky-licker Drumf revisionist who quotes from a 1993 article in the US anti-Semitic publication The Liberty Bell reveals a lot more about yourself.
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Soviet_Canuckistan
    You need to go back to your bedroom and replace those missing white sheets.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Theresa Hill: Lay off the opioids.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    I love it, facts always demolish opinions, since they can usually be proved.
    http://en.mercopress.com/2018/06/20/canadian-parliament-approves-recreational-marihuana/comments#comment489565
    Whereas, any fool can pronounce an opinion, usually because like you they have no facts to prove it.
    “We must make a personal attack when there is no argumentative basis for our speech.” Cicero

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Barron

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:53 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • chronic

    Baron, Teresa Hill and her canuckie friends are languishing in their comparative insignificance relative to MAGA and fear for their economic future with an equalization of tariffs .

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “relative to MAGA and fear for their economic future with an equalization of tariffs”
    I have my own 'fuckoffmoney' so I'm immune to what ever the present resident of the WH is doing. Whose claim to business acumen appears historically to be based on the family tradition of pimping.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Cowards and deadbeats:

    http://www.atimes.com/article/natos-problem-is-that-europeans-wont-fight/

    Poles: We salute your courage and dedication as proven in WWII.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “Cowards and deadbeats:” Since your opinion is based on a newspaper opinion. “Small minorities in the core European members of NATO were willing to fight for their country under any circumstances.” Which is true of most people, why would anyone permit their government cart-blanche, to engage in war under any circumstance they chose?
    The same publication gave this summary of Trump. “American fascism: Reading the signs of the times: At what point are democracies truly in danger? What was unimaginable only a few years ago – a US president insulting democratic allies and praising dictators, or calling the free press “enemies of the people,” or locking up refugees and taking away their children – has become almost normal now. When will it be too late to sound the alarm?” http://www.atimes.com/american-fascism-reading-the-signs-of-the-times/
    Trump is the epitome of the Know Nothing movement. “It was primarily anti-Catholic, xenophobic, and hostile to immigration, starting originally as a secret society. The movement briefly emerged as a major political party in the form of the American Party. Adherents to the movement were to reply ”I know nothing“ when asked about its specifics by outsiders, thus providing the group with its common name”

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Canada: Shame.

    https://philebersole.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/who-are-willing-to-fight-for-their-countries/

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “30%.” “I think it partly depends on people mean by “fight for country”. and ”Fight For Their Country UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE“
    ”In 1965, a majority of Americans supported U.S. policies in Vietnam; by the fall of 1967, ONLY 35 PERCENT DID SO. For the first time, more people thought U.S. intervention in Vietnam had been a mistake than did not.”
    So Canadians are less aggressive than the US. Any informed person knows that given US direct aggression in Latin America versus Canadian involvement in UN Peace keeping.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Cowards/deadbeats/30%

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “Cowards/deadbeats/30%” Not really they were into the fight against Hitler long before you guys. You were forced in when Germany declared war on you. The two percent has to be accomplished by 2024 as per agreement, oh you want to change things unilaterally. You mean agreements are to ignored when ever it suits you. Have you ever met Argentina?
    Moreover, they in contrast to you, have never violated binding international law. Or visited aggression or murder on innocent populations at the behest of your own companies. Which was also contrary to your own national laws, how unAmerican.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Poles: We salute your courage and dedication as proven in WWII.”

    But what do the Poles think of America? From a leaked tape of a Polish politician:

    “You know that Polish-American alliance is worth nothing. It's even harmful, because it creates a fake sense of safety. Total bullshit, We'll get conflicted with Germany and Russia and we'll think everything is ok, because we sucked American's dick. Losers, complete losers”

    How right he was. Chronic is happy to give empty praise, but not willing to keep America's bargains.

    PS. Argentina 43%. You gonna salute them too Chronic?

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    DT, why are you so ashamed?

    Uhhh - rgs?

    I don't think so.

    I don't remember rg's fighting behind the lines in support of Yankee operations or dying in aircraft covering American troops.

    Cowards and deadbeats - the lot of you.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “cowards/deadbeats.”
    Not really if you knew your history, you'd know what happened only time you dicky-lickers tried to invade. You got your asses handed too you on a plate.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Bye, bye - 30%.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    No, I thought not. And I don't believe your supposed regard for the Poles is genuine either, you're just trolling. If you were honest you would respect what all the allies did; Canadian troops fought alongside the Americans after America joined the war, they took Juno beach on D-Day and reportedly were the most feared by the Germans because of their habit of shooting SS on sight.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “cowards/deadbeats.”
    Not really if you knew your history, Check out the War of 1812.
    The US was defeated at the Battle of Queenston Heights(Upper Canada) and a attempt to capture Montreal was repulsed in November 1813. (Lower Canada)
    while the British blockaded the Atlantic coast of the United States and mounted large raids in the later stages of the war. …In September 1814, the British won the Battle of Hampden, allowing them to occupy eastern Maine, and the British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg in August 1814 allowed them to capture and burn Washington, D.C.. ”
    You tread lightly, Canadians are the only nationality that goes to bat for you. Take a look around, there isn't any other nation that I know of that does that. But they certainly wouldn't put up with your BS, and would for sure knock you on your ass.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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