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Donald Trump is a deeply stupid man who routinely gets his ass kicked on the world stage

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By Laurence Lewis

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Donald Trump is a deeply stupid man, and that stupidity is just one of the many ways he is undermining American national security. The latest example was reported this week:

"President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal.

"Trump has in recent weeks shown openness to entertaining President Emmanuel Macron's plan, according to four sources with knowledge of Trump's conversations with the French leader. Two of those sources said that State Department officials, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, are also open to weighing the French proposal, in which the Paris government would effectively ease the economic sanctions regime that the Trump administration has applied on Tehran for more than a year.

"The deal put forward by France would compensate Iran for oil sales disrupted by American sanctions. A large portion of Iran's economy relies on cash from oil sales. Most of that money is frozen in bank accounts across the globe. The $15 billion credit line would be guaranteed by Iranian oil. In exchange for the cash, Iran would have to come back into compliance with the nuclear accord it signed with the world's major powers in 2015. Tehran would also have to agree not to threaten the security of the Persian Gulf or to impede maritime navigation in the area. Lastly, Tehran would have to commit to regional Middle East talks in the future."

Let's be clear: At the end of May, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran was still in compliance with the deal. Iran has been in compliance all along. It was Trump who first threatened to break the deal. The European Union urged Congress to preserve it. And then even though Iran was in compliance with the deal, and it was he who was threatening to break it, Trump also threatened to sanction European businesses that do business with Iran. And then Trump did break the deal. This was a crisis entirely of Trump's own making.

Iran's leaders are not nice, but they are smart. They saw what the Bush-Cheney administration did to Iraq. Saddam Hussein was not Iran's friend. But he did give up his weapons of mass destruction, and Bush-Cheney took advantage of that. And like all aspirants to nuclear weapons, Iranian leaders understood that they were in a better position to bargain if they had nuclear weapons than if they left themselves open to being invaded and devastated for no reason, the way Iraq was. So Iran ramped up the development of its nuclear weapons program, and then President Obama and the European Union made a deal with them to end that program. They abided by that deal, and then Trump broke it.

Republican presidents are dangerous to national and world security, but none more than Trump. By breaking the deal with Iran, Trump gave Iran the incentive to resume its arms program, which they have done. Which makes the world less safe. Because that's what Trump's ineptitude does: make the world less safe.

Trump's lickspittle Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was outraged that Iran was again ramping up its nuclear weapons program, nevermind why. And with tensions again rising, Trump did what he always does on the world stage: He got his ass kicked. Now he's considering giving Iran $15 billion dollars in credit to get back in compliance with the deal with which it had always been in compliance -- until Trump gave them the incentive not to be. That's Trump's artistry in making deals: getting his ass kicked.

North Korea also learned the lesson from the Bush-Cheney invasion of Iraq, and now has a rapidly developing nuclear weapons program. North Korea's despotic leader Kim Jong Un also wanted to use his weapons program as a bargaining chip to cut a deal with the economically developed world. He is smart where Trump is stupid, and realized that by flattering Trump, by pretending to like and respect him, he could have his way with Trump. And it worked.

Kim and his father and his grandfather always wanted to be taken seriously on the world stage. It would strengthen them at home. It would legitimize their tyrannous regime. And one big prize they'd always dreamed of attaining was a meeting with an American president. It would make them look big. Every American president, Republican and Democrat, refused to give them that gift. But Kim played Trump for the deeply stupid man that he is and got that meeting.

Kim pretended that he might end his nuclear weapons program, and Republicans and some in the American media even hyperventilated when Kim said he'd like to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, as if Trump had attained something. They were as stupid as Trump, not understanding that denuclearizing the Korean peninsula would mean South Korea no longer was protected by the American nuclear umbrella. This would mean that North Korea's massive conventional military would have overwhelming superiority on the Korean peninsula. Kim went ahead and kept building his nuclear program, and then Trump met with him again.

Trump thought this was a great success, which it was, for Kim. And Trump again got nothing. Kim keeps developing his nuclear weapons program, because Trump got played again. Because Trump is a deeply stupid man who routinely gets his ass kicked on the world stage.

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If DONALD JOHN TRUMP was not a stable billionaire genius and the World's Greatest Negotiator, and Ivanka's best dad forever, he'd need assistance to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution from all its enemies- foreign and domestic.

If DONALD JOHN TRUMP was not above the law, he'd be in jail, with no bail. If DONALD JOHN TRUMP occupied Jeff Epstein's old cell, cameras outside his cell still needs repair. What rhymes with bad hair?

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Who is more "stupid," the Socialist POTUS King Con Don, or those who believe in his "MAGA" tripe?


tRumptards are too stupid to not have researched to know he has more success raping women than in business with 6 Bankruptcies.Haing Russian/Saudi money bail him out and now receiving its payback with tRump wanting to supply nuclear technology to the Sauds, where 15 of the alleged 17 PNAC 9/11 hijackers came from.


tRump shares many personal traits with the GOP mentor Ronald Reagan, both having been b-rated actors, multi-adulterers while married to their respect swapped wives. Reagan when president of the Film Actors Guild, plied alcohol to aspiring adolescent Hollywood actresses, so he could prey on them and tRump, who invited teen pageant contestants up to his hotel room, "if they wanted to win."

I don't recall Reagan having as much obsession with his daughter's like tRump has with his tramp daughter Ivanka, but his bloviating lust for her is unhealthy/incestuous.


All one has to do is follow where tRump family products are made in China and tariff exempt, showing how hollow this foolish trade war is with China adding another 1.4 billion $'s per month to the already 48 billion per month in trade imbalance. Record numbers of tRump supporting farmers are now filing bankruptcies because of his misguided trade policies.


Nothing to be proud of the unpatriotic, immoral, unethical Ronald Reagan and his administration of most convicted Felons and others to operate the White House. The same for the inept tRump administration of Reagan War Criminals and others, still trying to use the same, methods of 35 years ago, hoping for different results...NOT!


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Trump has been getting his ass kicked since long before becoming POTUS. He could have put Fred Trump's money into an index fund, become far richer (or rich, it's not clear whether his net worth in in the black), and lived the high life to which he was accustomed. But his narcissistic personality got in the way. And his deep stupidity has been on display for decades, it's not a matter of progressive dementia.

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