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Trump's first overseas trip.

Post by Chilidog » Tue May 16, 2017 6:07 pm

He takes the carney show international!

This promises to be a very entertaining week.

I can't wait until he gives his planned speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia.

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Post by Kendra » Tue May 16, 2017 6:19 pm

Thanks for starting this, it was on my mind we needed one to keep track. I've had a tab open with this story just waiting to be shared.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/1 ... 6?cmpid=sf
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President Donald Trump is scheduled to depart Friday on an eight-day, five-country tour that comes at a moment of major turmoil in his administration – and, as usual, he’ll be joined by a large traveling band of his top aides, who often stick close to the president for fear of being out of the loop, or diminished in power, if they stray from his side.

Son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump, chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus, economic adviser Gary Cohn, deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, policy adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Sean Spicer will all be along for major chunks of the trip, according to multiple White House officials. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel with Trump through the final stop in Sicily for the G7 conference, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster will be along for the entirety of the trip.

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Post by tek » Tue May 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Kendra wrote:

Son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump, chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus, economic adviser Gary Cohn, deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, policy adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Sean Spicer will all be along for major chunks of the trip, according to multiple White House officials. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel with Trump through the final stop in Sicily for the G7 conference, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster will be along for the entirety of the trip.
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Post by MN-Skeptic » Tue May 16, 2017 6:39 pm

If Trump reads a prepared speech, there might be some hope for the translators to do their job. But I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how someone can translate Trump's bizarre, disjointed stream of conscience word salads.

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Post by RVInit » Tue May 16, 2017 6:54 pm

MN-Skeptic wrote:If Trump reads a prepared speech, there might be some hope for the translators to do their job. But I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how someone can translate Trump's bizarre, disjointed stream of conscience word salads.
I think we may have talked about this.

Japanese Interpreter: Translating Trump Word For Word Makes Us ‘Sound Stupid’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tra ... 480e078f19


'Donald Trump confuses French translators with mixed-up speeches'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 39461.html

'A Bigly Problem: Translating Donald Trump Creates Headaches for Interpreters'
https://lawstreetmedia.com/blogs/politi ... erpreters/
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue May 16, 2017 7:50 pm

Chilidog wrote:He takes the carney show international!

This promises to be a very entertaining week.

I can't wait until he gives his planned speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia.

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And don't forget his promotion of womens rights :!: :think: :confused: :doh: :brickwallsmall:

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Post by Turtle » Tue May 16, 2017 8:20 pm

Will they be allowing the US press pool to ride along with them?

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Post by HeatherGray » Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 pm

Turtle wrote:Will they be allowing the US press pool to ride along with them?
I'm sure TASS will do a fine job.

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Post by GreatGrey » Tue May 16, 2017 11:31 pm

Chilidog wrote:He takes the carney show international!

This promises to be a very entertaining week.

I can't wait until he gives his planned speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia.

:brickwallsmall:
With luck the Saudi's will summarily execute him for blasphemy.
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Post by kate520 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:50 pm

While they're gone, cancel their passports. Put them on the no fly list. Give them laptops and shoe :explode: just before they go thru security.

Please don't let them back in!!
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Post by Terrastomp » Wed May 17, 2017 12:41 am

"President Trump is set to give a major speech about radical ideology"
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-gi ... d=47442211

He's dead meat. they will find a way to keep this from happening. I hope.

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Post by Chilidog » Wed May 17, 2017 6:09 pm

Word is that Steven Miller is writing the speach on Islam

What could possibly go wrong with that?

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed May 17, 2017 8:10 pm

Chilidog wrote:Word is that Steven Miller is writing the speach on Islam

What could possibly go wrong with that?
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Post by RoadScholar » Wed May 17, 2017 9:27 pm

Heh.
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Post by Azastan » Wed May 17, 2017 9:43 pm

It would be a horrible tragedy if Air Force One were to suddenly explode in a ball of flame over the Atlantic Ocean.

I wonder who will volunteer to be on a different plane? Surely they aren't all going to be packed into AF 1?

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Post by Patagoniagirl » Wed May 17, 2017 10:11 pm

When does his trip start? Because I am so excited to watch what a mighty cluster fuck this will turn out to be.

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Post by maydijo » Wed May 17, 2017 10:15 pm

His speech to the Arab world will be equal parts bragging about what a bigly tremendous job he's doing/his yuge election victory, and equal parts lecturing Muslims on how they really need to speak out against terrorism. What could possibly go wrong?

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Post by mmmirele » Wed May 17, 2017 10:26 pm

The NYTimes reported earlier today that Trump sought to shorten his trip from 9 days to five days:
For his part, Mr. Trump, a confirmed homebody, has expressed dread about the trip, asking aides whether it can be shortened to five days from nine. His advisers concede that the intense schedule — dozens of interactions with leaders from the Middle East and Europe, over a range of delicate issues — could produce unscripted, diplomatically perilous moments.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/p ... .html?_r=2

Ya think?

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Post by GreatGrey » Wed May 17, 2017 11:00 pm

Patagoniagirl wrote:When does his trip start? Because I am so excited to watch what a mighty cluster fuck this will turn out to be.
Press was supposed to pre position on Thursday, ShitGibbon was leaving on Friday.

Also Thursday The SFV was going to do lunch with the network anchors, off the record.

But who knows now.
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Post by Fortinbras » Thu May 18, 2017 12:46 am

First major international relations mistake: Letting Trump go to foreign countries where he will undoubtedly rub people the wrong way.

Second and worse major international relations mistake: Letting Trump back into the United States.

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Post by tek » Thu May 18, 2017 7:10 am

Azastan wrote:It would be a horrible tragedy if Air Force One were to suddenly explode in a ball of flame over the Atlantic Ocean.

I wonder who will volunteer to be on a different plane? Surely they aren't all going to be packed into AF 1?
I know corporations have rules about that...
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Back when I worked for DEC, I ended up bumped to commercial for one of my many trips to Ottawa because the brass took over most of the DECair fleet to go off somewhere.. there were limits on how many VP-and-above could be on a single plane..

Let me tell you, there is a big difference between a trip on the Westwind and a trip on a third-tier puddlejumper out of Logan..
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Post by Gregg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:46 am

Chilidog wrote:Word is that Steven Miller is writing the speach on Islam

What could possibly go wrong with that?
The crazy over/under is a remark at the Wailing Wall comparing it to his border wall. :o
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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu May 18, 2017 9:04 am

maydijo wrote:His speech to the Arab world will be equal parts bragging about what a bigly tremendous job he's doing/his yuge election victory, and equal parts lecturing Muslims on how they really need to speak out against terrorism. What could possibly go wrong?
Don't forget him whining about how mean everybody is to him.

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Post by Chilidog » Thu May 18, 2017 9:09 am

Fortinbras wrote:First major international relations mistake: Letting Trump go to foreign countries where he will undoubtedly rub people the wrong way.

Second and worse major international relations mistake: Letting Trump back into the United States.
Some countries might well declare war on us if we don't take Trump off their hands.

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