Trump states he hopes USA is not going to war!

tryingtounderstand

Glad to hear Trump expressing that he Hopes USA will not go to war with Iran. But his perception that his Advisors are pushing for war, is concerning. Really, who is in charge at the WH, last I heard Trump has executive power privilege, can he not override his advisors? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-trump/trump-says-he-hopes-us-not-going-to-war-with-iran-idUSKCN1SM22O


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Cookie8

Pfft, I'll only partially believe if he actually fires Bolton. This is what Bolton is gunning for and will push for full on war.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

He 'hopes'? Who the heck is in charge?!

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dandyfopp

Well Donnie wanted this guy, big oops.


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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

And he "hopes" that police and military will not revolt if he is kicked out of office, too.

When a mobster says "I hope this thing doesn't happen" it isn't an expression of aspirational expectation. It is a threat.

As far as his advisors pushing for war, maybe not maybe so. It wouldn't be the first time he used someone else as the justification for his desires. It's his way of distancing himself and not taking ownership of the decision. The buck does not stop with the mob boss.

jmo

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dandyfopp

Spot on miss lindsey.

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nopartyghost

Oh please, his lips are moving he is lieing. A war is just what he'd like. Congressional investigations are closing in on him, his policies are failures & his approval ratings are tanking. Nothing like a little war to distract attention. He's probably dreaming up some version of the tin pot dictator uniform that he can wear to make himself look manly. If he doesn't get his war going before July 4th, then he can wear it for his campaign rally that day.

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leona_2008

This worries me as much as anything. Miss lindsey and nopartyghost nailed it.

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petalique

Miss Lindsey, “When a mobster says "I hope this thing doesn't happen" it isn't an expression of aspirational expectation. It is a threat.”

That’s his technique. Like a young child, he thinks he’s doing a great job at hiding. Pathetic and troubling.


Remember, the Republicans don’t care. Trump is their useful idiot for achieving their own nasty, self serving agendas.


At voting time, just vote straight Democrats for the next 6 to 10 years. Down ballot candidates count too; don’t think that they are unimportant.

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artemis_ma

Petalique, I still vote for the best person for the job at hand. (I have never cast a vote on a straight party line, ever. Just hasn't happened...)

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patriciae_gw(07)

Hopes and prayers.

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catkinZ8a

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H.J.Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
That would be interesting.
#JCPOA

12:16 PM - 8 May 2018

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elvis

petalique


Remember, the Republicans don’t care. Trump is their useful idiot for achieving their own nasty, self serving agendas.

What is your goal here?

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terrene(5b MA)

"Oh please, his lips are moving he is lieing. A war is just what he'd like"

I agree, at least that is what his bosses want. Fossil fuel industry, weapons industry, etc. The war is just a "trumped up" excuse to steal more taxpayer $$ and mess with yet another middle eastern country's oil.


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Carro

Remarkable that Trump's comment has triggered the Left, when Hillary was going to be a total hawk if she won.

Trump has been deft at applying pressure, leveling sanction, using force when necessary and levying tariffs to exact cooperation.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

Honestly, that 'trigger' word has reached its saturation point and is no longer effective.

A more apt word for what happened here is that his comment has DISMAYED people on the left to think that their president is so clueless that he can only express hope at what might happen with his own administration.

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Carro

Sorry Trump didn't give you the reassurance you so need. It's a big, bad world out there and no Daddy in the WH can protect you all the time.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

Not looking for reassurance, but I was kind of hoping that the leader of the country might be a bit less clueless as to where he's going with this.

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Sofia

Glad to hear Trump expressing that he Hopes USA will not go to war with Iransuc

What a joke

If there's a war, it's because Trump starts it.

He is such a transparent, dangerous hypocrite

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maddie260

Since the public daily briefing has never been important to him, who knows what he knows?

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Carro

Maybe the leader of the free world wasn't speaking to you when he answered the question.

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tony jelly

Trump is the leader of the free world?

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Prim Rose

Bolton is on record as wanting regime change in Iran by 2019.


Does anyone really believe trump strategizes? Ever?


His psyche is telling him to be a bully, a mobster. Bolton is telling him to go to war.


Wadda u think will happen with that combination ....

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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

When the President of the United States answers a journalist's question about the potentiality of war, he is speaking to every person in the entire world. Every single one of the 7 billion of us.

That's what he signed up for when he asked for the job.

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elvis

“Hope not,” Trump said when asked by reporters if Washington was going to war with Tehran.

Would you have preferred that he answered "yes" or "no"?

A reporter blurted out the question while the president was on the move. Of course, he could have not answered. Get a grip.

"lieing"? Really?

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Jenn "My kingdom for a nap!" Mom(5)

Tariffs, like that ‘easy to win’ trade war, are damaging the US and costing US businesses as well as US citizens.

Oh, and the deftly applied pressure on NK seems to be working, what with the recent resumption of missile launches and all...

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nopartyghost

"lieing"? Really? Elvis: I do it for you, so that you have something to continue snarking about. You're welcome.

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elvis

What a peach.

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tony jelly

Trump said that he would run the country like a business, and people believed that he would. a war with Iran would be very good for business.

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