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Meanwhile: The POTUS Is Building International Relationships
By all accounts and news outlets, the trip to France was a success for the POTUS and the First Lady is a tremendous asset for his relationship building abroad. Despite the hatred from the left, the President is indeed presidential...

Quote:At the invitation of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, President Trump was given a front-row seat to the greatest of all military theaters: the annual Bastille Day parade through Paris. Trump loved it, too.

Throughout the two-hour parade, Trump frequently stood and clapped. At the start, when Trump saw an assembled U.S. military detachment leading the parade, he stood at solemn salute for around 90 seconds. At one point, watching a French Air Force flight overhead, Trump grabbed President Emmanuel Macron and said, "Wow!" Two-and-a-half hours into the parade, Trump was still reveling in the spectacle.

Watch, for example, Trump's reaction at the 2-hour, 34-minute, 37-second mark. Trump sees something and then beams with excitement. He then grabs Macron, and the two check the program together.

This exchange could have been a metaphor for the trip. Because for Trump, this was a highly successful foreign excursion.

First off, it's clear that Trump has built a close relationship with Macron. The first indication of this came on Thursday, when the two leaders held a press conference. Asked whether he stood by his previous criticisms of French counterterrorism security, Trump responded with unusual humility. He called Macron "a great president, a tough president." Trump then teased the French leader, saying, "You better do a good job."

In truth, especially on counterterrorism and Syria, Trump and Macron are forging a close and mutually beneficial relationship. In specific terms, we can expect France to increase its overt and covert deployment of special operations forces alongside the U.S. We should also expect French aircraft to join U.S. fighters, in the event that Assad again uses chemical weapons. Macron can also act as a tougher influence against Russia in Europe. Whatever her words, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is weak on Russia (of course, we must wait to see how Trump deals with Putin).

Trump's relationship with Macron is also positive in broader regards. For one, it forces other nations to take him more seriously. If Macron represents Trump's concerns to Merkel, the Germans will be more likely to listen. The relationship also helps Britain. Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May have a close relationship, but the Brexit negotiations are straining British relations with the European Union. Trump can now serve as an intermediary. Or, as he might put it, as a deal-maker.

Ultimately, this trip should give Trump confidence that he can lead U.S. interests abroad. In style and substance, he did a great job. And the French, never easy to impress, were clearly struck by his performance. In its editorial, the top center-left French broadsheet newspaper, Le Monde, offered a positive appraisal. Still, as he left Paris, Trump couldn't resist one last flourish. In a slight pushback to Macron's previous handshake (in which the French leader refused to let go of Trump's hand), Trump did exactly the same.
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You're high, right?
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So we didn't have a relationship with France before president dumb*** took office?
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LOL. The French just took Donnie to a big boy military parade and let him make leering comments about Mrs. Macron. Maybe they had SDECE give some expensive gifts too.
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From the French news Le Monde:

Quote:"Tonight we will have a dinner with friends," Emmanuel Macron told the joint press conference on Thursday (July 13th) with his American counterpart, who was obviously delighted. And to relaunch: "Our two nations have always been allies, but we have a strong personal relationship to which I am attached. "

The two presidents accompanied by their wives concluded at the Jules Verne, a starred restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, the first day of the official and highly symbolic visit to the French capital of a trusted Donald Trump . This was to commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the outbreak of war the United States during the First World War, but also to remember the centrality of the alliance with Washington.

Welcome to the Invalides with guard of honor and fanfare, homage to the grave of Marshal Foch then to that of Napoleon for long minutes. Nothing was neglected to underline the solemn character of the meeting. Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump then went to Notre-Dame and then went on a cruise on the Seine.

Mr Macron continued the visit with his guest, explaining the memory of places before starting with him to the Elysee for a long meeting work . " Are we taking my car ?" " Says Trump. "Sure", answers in English the 39 years old French head of state. The latter seems to have forgotten his pikes of the past with regard to the real estate tycoon , 71 years old, the oldest president of American history , whom he still pinned not so long ago for "his Lack of humility " and its provocations.

But it is above all about the fight against terrorism and the Islamic State Organization (EI) that the two men have been in unison. The Syria and post-EI were discussed at length during the day.

The French president wants to return to the diplomatic game. He does not hesitate to speak of "change of doctrine", even if in the last year of Holland's presidency, Paris no longer made Bashar Al-Assad's departure "a prerequisite" for a process.

From now on, the French position seems to want to become again audible with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. It is in line with that of Mr Trump, who announced that he is working with Moscow in search of a second ceasefire after the one established in south-western Syria on 7 July.
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(07-15-2017 09:57 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  LOL. The French just took Donnie to a big boy military parade and let him make leering comments about Mrs. Macron. Maybe they had SDECE give some expensive gifts too.

so because he didn't spit in Macron's face or grab a crotch, you're bothered by the potus getting positive press relative to foreign relations???

gotcha....my suggestion would be to put on your finest dress and clop about the block with a megaphone denouncing 'such' so your neighbors get a full dose of your looney tunes

this should help with the visual....

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**** the French

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/reebok-respon...00859.html

Meanwhile, Macron is home laughing that Trump has to go home to the Russia scandal. 05-stirthepot
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(07-15-2017 09:57 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  LOL. The French just took Donnie to a big boy military parade and let him make leering comments about Mrs. Macronl. Maybe they had SDECE give some expensive gifts too.

Lmao. Any shadow of a doubt of your gayness has been removed,
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