1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hilliary vs. Trump: The 2016 US Presidental Election

Discussion in 'Serious' started by rainbowbridge, 27 Sep 2016.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

    Joined:
    23 Oct 2001
    Posts:
    33,021
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Their meeting will come to nothing because it has already served its purpose: for Kim Jong-un in showing his people and the world that he is now a force to be taken seriously enough that the US president pays him attention; for Trump in showing that he is a US president who can achieve what previous US presidents couldn't.

    Arguably if anyone has overinvested in this however, it's Trump. What he does not realise is that Obama and previous US presidents refused to meet with NK because they knew damn well they would just end up being Kim Jong-Il/Un's propaganda piece, giving him credibility in the eyes of the world and back home while being set up to fail (thus undermining their own credibility). But Trump is skilled in abdicating failure and blame, so he'll wriggle out of this. And it's not as if he has any credibility with the world left; his home crowd is what matters. And they will give him the thumbs up.
     
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,645
    Likes Received:
    214
    I wonder if they'll frisk the NK delegation, i wouldn't put it past NK to attempt an assassination.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    9,925
    Likes Received:
    913
    Given the summit security is being provided by the Gurkhas... NK are probably the least of tump's problems.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    9,925
    Likes Received:
    913
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

    Joined:
    23 Oct 2001
    Posts:
    33,021
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    And the UK is looking to become its bitch.
     
  6. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

  7. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan This lemon curd isn't very lemony

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    3,737
    Likes Received:
    201
    The guy scorns his allies but gets along well with a dictator who had his ex-girlfriend executed by Anti-Aircraft Gun and sent assassins to murder his own brother. They'll give him the peace Nobel, and a second term....See kids, President Trump is the example to follow, now open your book "How to become a successful megalomaniac".
     
    Last edited: 12 Jun 2018
  8. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

    Joined:
    25 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    12,266
    Likes Received:
    888
    Press conference basically showed how Trump admires someone who kills relatives to get on and gave an uncoded message to his company to get ready to build Trump Towers NK.

    Fecking joke.
     
    MLyons likes this.
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

    Joined:
    23 Oct 2001
    Posts:
    33,021
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    They both had their publicity moment. Nothing will happen from here. It will just take a year for people to catch on to that.
     
  10. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

    Joined:
    25 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    12,266
    Likes Received:
    888
    Yeah, it's more smoke and mirrors. Both can return home claiming a publicity win and that's that.

    Empty comments with random tweets will be the course no doubt.
     
  11. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    4,085
    Likes Received:
    229
    And that is all Trump needs, a year is plenty to have an influence on the midterm elections in a couple months...
     
  12. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Odds on you saying this if it were Obama shaking his hand?
     
  13. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

    Joined:
    25 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    12,266
    Likes Received:
    888
    Consevative commentators who went after Obama about Cuba say the Republicans would have had him impeached if he'd done what Trump did.

    Not big fans of turning on the G7 and giving NK a publicity stunt.
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,645
    Likes Received:
    214
    Whatever it was it's better than threatening each other with nukes so there's that i guess, although given Trump cancelled the Iran deal because of 'reasons' it seems odd that NK got so much from the meeting for so little, they probably couldn't believe Trump fell for it.
     
  15. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    2,642
    Likes Received:
    236
    "Fox News Had a Different Reaction When Obama Wanted to Negotiate with North Korea"

    Originally from NowThis (just picked some youtube upload to embed here)
     
    MLyons and Corky42 like this.
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    9,925
    Likes Received:
    913
  17. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

    Joined:
    25 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    12,266
    Likes Received:
    888
    Yeah but Trump is already known for saying one thing then tweeting that he's doing something completely different.
     
  18. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

    Joined:
    23 Oct 2001
    Posts:
    33,021
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    That's like asking if I would still think Jacob Rees-Moth is a bit of a **** if he suddenly gave away half of his wealth to charity and manned a soup kitchen for the homeless on weekends. :p
     
  19. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,645
    Likes Received:
    214
    Shouldn't we be judging a man (or woman) by their actions though, as much as you may dislike Trump, and i can see many reasons for disliking him, if something tangible comes from the meeting then isn't that all that matters.

    Not that i think well see any long term improvements in the region, i suspect NK got everything it wanted out of the meeting, a relaxing of sanctions, the lowering of Americas guard, increased approval back home, and all without really giving anything up.
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

    Joined:
    25 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    12,266
    Likes Received:
    888
    Sure if peace breaks out, great, but he is a bag of contradictions and misdirection so i'll wait and see.

    There's already a difference of opinion between the US and NK about what was actually agreed.
     

Share This Page