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Factbox: Trump attacks British ambassador - is U.S.-UK relationship still special?

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2 hours ago, wombat said:

I'm amazed....how can you call this inept ?

 

 

This is what Trump (and those before him) have done. This chart stops in 2016, but the trend lines surely have accelerated in the wake of Trump and the Republicans 'let's make the corporations and billionaires richer" tax cut law.

 

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If I'm anyone outside of the top 1% of wealth (blue), I don't think I'd feel too good about the direction those purple and orange lines are going. And especially the group that's outside the top 10% of wealth (otherwise referred to at the bottom 90%!!!)

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47 minutes ago, expatfromwyoming said:

Ambassadors are payed  to be candid. He did his job and provided an honest, unvarnished assessment of the politics in the US to his government.

One of his memos read “We don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.”

What is offensive to that- its the damn truth and no-one should apologise for speaking it.

Do you not think the American Ambassador in London is not sending back confidential reports to Washington using probably the same or similar words to describe  May, The Government, No 10, Corbyn, Johnson, Farage?

 

Thing is Trump is so predictable and starts slagging off anyone who criticizes him just like a school bully.

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The '' special relationship '' which is always trotted out on such occasions is now a total myth.

After the second world war this was certainly true but that was decades ago and situations move on and this phrase should be let to rest in the annals of history.

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10 minutes ago, sanemax said:

It wasnt a personal insult though, it was an honest opinion relayed to people that deal with him .

Trump now seems to be acting  like Kim from NK , needs to be adored by everyone and attacks anyone that doesnt worshipp him 

He called Trump a clumsy, inept liar with a dysfunctional administration.  If that ain't personal what pray tell is?

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Just now, marcusarelus said:

He called Trump a clumsy, inept liar with a dysfunctional administration.  If that ain't personal what pray tell is?

That was his private personal observation and that is his job, to honestly tell the UK Gov what his opinion (on Trump)  is .

It was a private discussion and not meant for public consumption 

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20 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

He called Trump a clumsy, inept liar with a dysfunctional administration.  If that ain't personal what pray tell is?

The truth 😁

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48 minutes ago, DividendGuy said:

Let me get this straight. You insult the world's most powerful  leader and still expect to have a special relationship with him after he offered the UK support. The UK is going through a transitional  phase and a country that needs huge support whatever way they choose and you piss off the number one country in the world that was backing you...way to go. 

How many allies has Trump (to use your words) "pissed off" since he has been in power?

 

With Trump in charge backing the UK is one day, yet a different day it is something else. What Trump says on one day will be retracted on a different day. Way to go.

 

That is what the UK ambassador was saying, and he is right.

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