“Never seen the Queen have a better time”

I realise this is just the way he talks, but…

Asked “did you or did you not fist pump with the Queen?”

I did not but I had a relationship. We had a really great time.

There are those who say they have never seen the Queen have a better time and more animated time.

We had a period where we were talking solid straight. I didn’t even know who the other people at the table were, never spoke to them.

We just had a great time together.

She’s a spectacular woman, an incredible woman.

On immigration from Mexico.

But we shouldn’t have anybody. they shouldn’t be able to walk through Mexico, and now I’ve told Mexico if you don’t stop this onslaught, this invasion, people get angry when I use the word invasion. People like Nancy Pelosi, honestly they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

I watch her, she was saying we have to protect Mexico, we have to take care of Mexico. Look. I’m dealing with Mexico now. They send in five hundred billion dollars worth of drugs. They kill a hundred thousand people. They ruin a million families every year. If you look at that that’s really an invasion without the guns.

 

“What could you do to unite the country in a time of great polarisation? What else could you do”

So I think success should unite the country, but I will tell you the more successful we’ve come the more angry people like Nancy Pelosi who don’t have what it takes. They don’t know what’s going on. They get angry.

They should, an example is Mexico. I said we’re going to put tariffs on because we want you to help us with, because they won’t pay us any legislation in congress.

And I have senators, and others, and Pelosi coming out and saying how horrible. What they’re doing is hurting a deal.

A deal to Trump is him saying what he wants and expecting to get it.

They should be saying they’re with the President, we’ll do whatever he wants to do, and Mexico will fold like an umbrella.

Now I have these people, and I’m saying there’s some Republicans too, they should be ashamed of themselves.

But we have Pelosi, we have crying Chuck Schumer who’s a disaster by the way, he’s a total political jerk.

The world’s best ever uniter speaking there.

But we have Schumer, we have all these people, they come out and they talk the tariffs, or this, they’re killing, you know they hurt my negotiation. Because I came into the room with the Mexicans asking for everything, and by the way if they don’t do it I’m putting the tariffs on, we’re going to make a fortune.

One thing with the tariffs, when those tariffs go on companies are going to start moving back once they know they’re going to stay on. Companies are going to move back to the United States. They took thirty two percent of our car industry. All, every single one of those plants will move back into the Unites States.

I thought the tariffs were to try to force Mexico into stopping the flood of people moving across into the US. It now sounds like that was just an excuse to move industry back to the US. Of course less jobs in Mexico and more jobs in the US will really address the problems that contribute to immigration.

If he talked to the Queen like he talked in that interview I’m sure she had the time of her life.

When Trump was in London he talked up the prospects of a trade deal with the UK. I wonder if that will work out like the deals he is doing with China and Mexico.

Ross Barkan, The Guardian:  Why Tariffs Could Be Trump’s Undoing

On Tuesday, Republican senators emerged enraged from a meeting with Trump, unwilling to stomach his threat to level tariffs as high as 25% on Mexican goods in retaliation for migrants crossing the border. Even Senator Ted Cruz, the former Trump punching-bag (“Lyin’ Ted”) who has since become a reliable Trump ally, railed against the proposed tariffs, calling them “new taxes” on Texas farmers, manufacturers and small businesses. Otherwise spineless Republican senators are having this change of heart because of an important political reality: tariffs will make goods more expensive in the states they need to capture in 2020.

Like Texas, Michigan would be hit hard by a trade war. Thanks to the automobile industry’s complex supply chains, it is the state most dependenton imports from Mexico – and, as Republicans know all too well, crucial to Trump’s re-election prospects.

Trump’s ongoing trade war with China has cost him political capital throughout the midwest, where farmers depend on imports and exports. His approval rating in Iowa has dropped a staggering 21 points since he took office. In Wisconsin, he’s lost 19 points, and in Ohio, 18.

Who pays the tariffs? The importing companies in the US, so the US consumers.

And imposing ad hoc tariffs to ‘fix’ immigration and move large industries back to the US are not going to have immediate results. It takes time to relocate large manufacturing plants to another country.

 

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  1. U.S. and Mexican negotiators resumed migration talks on Friday to try to avert a potential trade war that could hurt both countries’ economies and rattle investors already nervous about Washington’s escalating battle with China.

    – President Donald Trump said in a tweet that there was a “good chance” the United States would be able to reach a deal with Mexico. But he added: “If we are unable to make the deal, Mexico will begin paying Tariffs at the 5% level on Monday!”

    – Mexico’s peso, which has been battered by fears of a trade war with its biggest market, strengthened more than 0.5% against the dollar after the tweet.

    – The White House said the United States is on track to implement the tariffs on Mexican goods on Monday. “Our position is still the same and we’re moving forward with the tariffs. They’ll go into effect on Monday,” , White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.

    – Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of “unbridled economic egoism” and said Washington’s tactics would lead to trade wars and “maybe not just trade wars.” Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking at the same event, called on world powers to protect the global multilateral trade system.

    – U.S. officials officially granted Chinese exporters two more weeks to get their products into the United States before increasing tariffs on those items, according to a U.S. government notice posted online on Friday.

    Of course this may all be heading towards the greatest international trade reform ever.

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  2. Ray

     /  8th June 2019

    If the Queen managed to get President Trump think that she was having a great time that just shows how much experience she has had with dealing with people like him ( she has been doing the “job” for ever) and that breeding does count!

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    • It’s funny how people go gaga when in the Queen’s presence, as if it is some great personal honour to have been singled out for a few seconds of well practised attention.

      They actually had on the news a week or two ago that the Queen smiled when she met Kane Williamson (and all the other world cup cricket captains). I bet she’s never smiled in someone’s presence before. Or talked to a dopey self obsessed president who thinks she cared about him.

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    • Pink David

       /  8th June 2019

      Maybe she really did have a good time.

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      • Maybe Trump, like millions before him, really did think he had some sort of unique connection with the Queen.

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      • Gezza

         /  8th June 2019

        It’s quite likely she did. The US is their biggest & most important ally. They can’t afford to piss them off. They were heading into D Day commemorations. She’s not stupid. She’d be well-briefed about him & well aware of what he’s like. Who isn’t?. He was looking to make a good impression. She’s rich. The palace is full of enpensive stuff. He’d have loved all that. I expect she found him very amusing.

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      • Duker

         /  8th June 2019

        ‘have you come far’ – is the stock phrase used by the Royals
        Apparently Charles ‘lectured Trump for 90 mins on climate change’ – was probably only 10 but Charles makes it feel longer.

        As gezza pointed out, money and an opulent lifestyle are the things Trump looks for.

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    • It’s unlikely that the Queen has never met an opinionated boor before.

      He seems not to realise that one is supposed to talk to the person on the other side and that conversation is not a synonym for monologue.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  8th June 2019

        Yes, PDT, con = with.

        The ignorant fool doesn’t know that Ireland doesn’t have a wall across it.

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  3. Griff.

     /  8th June 2019

    Mexico will begin paying Tariffs at the 5% level on Monday!”
    Trump is a Moron.
    Mexico will pay nothing.
    The USA’s consumers and businesses will start paying an extra 5% tax on all goods from Mexico.

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    • Gezza

       /  8th June 2019

      Of course Americans will be paying fot the tariffs, & only idiots woluln’t see that, but a lot of them voted for Trump so he can still pitch bs to them. But the Mexicans must be expecting damaging hits on exports to their biggest market & worried about US manufacturers longer-term moving back to the US or they wouldn’t be negotiating so hard to try & stop the tariffs. It’s all looking rather shambolic though, in terms of who will get hurt the most.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  8th June 2019

      You miss the point, Griff. The tariffs are to change behaviour.

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      • Griff.

         /  8th June 2019

        You miss the point.
        Anyone who thinks making such an idiotic statement is the sign of any sort of leadership…….
        What trump is doing is appealing to the low info sector who thinks Mexico will really pay the tariffs .
        Do you count your self as a member of the target audience? From here you look like 100% low info trumpie.

        Mexico will pay for the wall. Nope the US tax payers will pay for the small amount of new wall being built
        Bring back coal . Nope coal plants are closing at an increasing rate and nothing trump can do will stop this .
        Repeal Obama care and replace it with something better. Nope not even a plan to do so.

        Art of the deal sell high. Once you have the suckers signed up who cares.
        You have been had Suckers…….

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  8th June 2019

          Nope. The tariffs are to pressure Mexico to block the flow of would be immigrants (since the Dems are blocking everything else in Congress and courts) and to move manufacturing back to the USA. Most people can understand that unless they don’t want to (like you).

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          • Corky

             /  8th June 2019

            ”Mexico Is Sending 6,000 Troops to Secure Its Southern Border.”
            Seems Trumpy is having an effect on Mexico’s attitude towards border security.

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            • Pink David

               /  8th June 2019

              The Belize–Mexico border is, 251kms.
              The US-Mexico border is 3,141kms.

              One is manned by the US, paid for by the US
              The other is semi-manned by Mexico, paid for by Mexico.

              You could be forgiven for thinking there might be an idea there.

        • Pink David

           /  8th June 2019

          “You have been had Suckers…….”

          The amusing thing is you don’t even see what the game at play here is.

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    • Gezza

       /  8th June 2019

      “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has indefinitely suspended the threat of tariffs against Mexico after reaching “a signed agreement” on immigration.

      “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” Trump said on Twitter. “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended,” he said.

      “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States,” Trump said.”

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    • David

       /  8th June 2019

      Turns out they wont and they will better cooperate on the border. Trump seems to have won this one.

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  8th June 2019

    Politics is just war by other means. What Trump says and the way it is reported is just that.

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    • MaureenW

       /  8th June 2019

      You have to hand it to Trump though, he’s great at ensuring he is the headline.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  8th June 2019

        Yep. The media may hate him but they can’t ignore him.

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  5. Zedd

     /  8th June 2019

    sounds like MrT thinks he & LizzieR are on a similar footing.. WRONG

    i saw a piece of footage; 5ft Queen towering over a sitting 6ft6 ‘schoolboy’ with his head down & hands clasped in front 😀
    I think she enjoyed that :/

    yes ma’am…..

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  8th June 2019

      He may claim to be 6′ 6”, but he isn’t. In photos with people who are the height he claims to be, he is shorter.He’s 6′ 1” if that. He may be 6′ 6” around the puku 😀

      Please tell me that he didn’t sit while she stood; a woman in her 90s and the Queen. Ignorant pig.

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  6. David

     /  8th June 2019

    The Queen has been married to Philip for 60 0lus years, good training one would think.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  8th June 2019

      1947 so 72 years !

      Time spent with Trump is dog years.

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