LIve Coverage of Trump-Kim Summit

Enjoy. From Channel NewsAsia. Trump and Kim will be meeting within an hour.

189 replies
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    dmsilev says:



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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Hard pass

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    Tilda Swintons Bald Cap says:

    Not today Satan !

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    Trump is on his way! Kim not yet.

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    Dollhands and Little Rocket Man, Must See TV!

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    @Cheryl Rofer: Heh, still pegging at 25% KJU doesn’t show.

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    Brachiator says:

    Here we go…

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    Jeffro says:

    I just want to know how that critical ‘first minute’ goes…everything after that is either roses or mushroom clouds…

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    Kim on the move now.

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    @Jeffro: Sounds like my romantic life.

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    Baud says:

    Five to one, the person who shows up is that Kim impersonator from the Olympics and no one on Trump’s team realizes it.

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    I like the commentators trying to make sense of all this.

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    Baud says:


    He said first minute, not only minute.

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    Trump has more vehicles in his convoy. WIN!

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    @Baud: Wait, there’s supposed to be more than one minute?

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    MomSense says:

    So far Dennis Rodman has the best take on what to expect.

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    piratedan says:

    will there be a live feed of a burning dumpster to simulate the discussion/negotiation?

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    Baud says:

    @MomSense: I’ll take things I never thought I’d say for $100, Alex.

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    @MomSense: Well, that’s reassuring.

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    TS (the original) says:



    Thank you – what sane person would want to watch this unspectacle.

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    Baud says:

    @TS (the original): Thankfully, we have Adam!

    ETA:. And Cheryl!

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    JPL says:

    Weren’t we a nation where human rights meant something? Trump’s world is about shiny lights, and nothing else. North Korea gets a McDonald’s and a Trump hotel.

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    eemom says:

    There is nothing fucking funny about this.

    How refreshing that BJ is following in the emmessemm footsteps of ignoring the 800 pound gorilla in any discussion of North Korea — i.e., that Nazi Germany is alive and well on this earth.

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    jk says:


    One Dumb Fuck meets Kim Jong Numb Nuts

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    TS (the original) says:

    @Baud: They watch to save my sanity. I worry about theirs after the event.

    Now if a fist/gun fight starts – I’ll be right there.

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud: @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    What a world. What a world.

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    @JPL: There’s a hotel in Pyongyang ready for Trump’s name.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @eemom: And trump is leading the US down the same path.

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    Baud says:

    @TS (the original):

    They watch with a quasi-professional purpose, which I think makes it easier.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:


    Wounded from torture and starving, Grace Jo’s father died on a train heading to a North Korean prison camp, a fellow inmate told his family. His crime: illegally possessing a bag of rice during the 1990s famine.

    Jo escaped across the river to China in 1998, and is now a U.S. citizen and college student in suburban Washington. She is deeply concerned that President Donald Trump is preparing to make peace with the “monster,” as she put it, who runs her native country.

    “He should not make a deal with terrorists,” Jo told NBC News. “This regime will never give up its nuclear development.”

    Trump slave: “Shut up slant eyes! MAGA”!

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    Mnemosyne says:


    He’s the only person on Trump’s team who’s ever met Kim, so he’s their expert.

    Muse on that for a minute.

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    Baud says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    Let’s agree to not vocalize what’s in the heads of Trump supporters.

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    JPL says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: I expect that Trump and Kim Jong-un to sign an agreement to end the Korean War. I don’t expect ticker tape parades though.

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    @Baud: That path lies madness.

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    M4 says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: @eemom:

    How refreshing that BJ is following in the emmessemm footsteps of ignoring the 800 pound gorilla in any discussion of North Korea

    South Korea’s Moon, whose parents were North Korean refugees, seems happy to let Trump primp and preen and if necessary take all the credit and oxygen from the room.

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    eemom says:

    @TS (the original):


    Trump has more vehicles in his convoy. WIN!

    Enjoy your popcorn, folks.

    How about some “live coverage” of the children being torn from their mothers’ arms by our very own Gestapo and taken to “the showers”? That would be hilarious too.

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    Jim, Foolish Lireralist says:

    and Nick Kristofff starts his “liberals need to clap for trump” bleating

    god I hate that preening wanker

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    Baud says:

    @Cheryl Rofer:

    Is that the same senior U.S. official who told Trump not to congratulate Putin?

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    Schlemazel says:

    NOW would be a great time for a massive tsunami to wipe out the entire city. Sorry for the collateral damage but damn the world would be so much better off. (yes, being sarcastic, relax)

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    Shell says:

    And then are they gonna compete to see who can get out of town the fastest?

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    I thought it was ok if it was ironic

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    eemom says:

    You’ve become what you despise. Have a lovely evening.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: Reporters are discussing whether trump will smile!!! They get paid for this?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    And Kristof starts his “liberals need to clap for trump” bleating. God I hate that preening wanker

    @Baud: Hear hear

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    M4 says:

    @eemom: sorry, we’ll work harder to ignore the American President on this American politics blog at the next world historic summit.

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    Baud says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    Irony isn’t a free pass to let your freak fly.

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    MomSense says:

    Trump just tweeted that Larry Kudlow had a heart attack.

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    Larry Kudlow had a heart attack? He has a heart?

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    How? Explain.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @M4: This is not historic – this is graft and corruption – those who used to be friends of the the USA are in mourning

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    Yes, Trump is tweeting.

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    Carolina Dave says:

    Trump tweets Kudlow has suffered a heart attack and is at Walter Reed

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    Raven says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: sin loi mofo

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    @Cheryl Rofer: Ol’ Larry probably did one too may lines.

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    eemom says:


    Where did I say anything about ignoring?

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    M4 says:

    @TS (the original):

    This is not historic

    The American President does not generally speaking meet as equals with the dictator of North Korea.

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: @Baud: yeah, let’s minimize the recreational ethnic slurs.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @TS (the original):
    “Historic” isn’t necessarily good.

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    Baud says:

    @TS (the original):

    The level of graft and corruption is pretty historic.

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    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: He wasn’t looking too coherent yesterday.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:


    Trump just tweeted that Larry Kudlow had a heart attack.

    He was stabbed in the back.

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    M4 says:

    @eemom: it seemed to me (not that your point was in any way clear) that coverage of North Korea would only be acceptable to you if it focused on their rampant human rights violations, rather than discussing the meeting occurring between Kim and Trump.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de:
    No, Larry was shot through the heart and Canada’s to blame

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    eemom says:

    “Live coverage of Hitler-Hoover summit. Enjoy!”

    “Hoover is on his way! Hitler not yet!”

    “Hoover has more vehicles in his convoy. WIN!”

    She’ll be here all week.

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    White & Gold Purgatorian says:


    Trump just tweeted that Larry Kudlow had a heart attack.

    Might that be contagious? Am I evil for wishing it so? Karma for his shameless remarks about Trudeau, at any rate.

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    GregB says:

    I needed to interrupt all with breaking news from MSNBC.

    Trump and Kim Jong Un are using cars to travel to their meeting.

    Thought you would want to know this groundbreaking news as it happens.

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    Jeffro says:

    Anyone who’s read The Orphan Master’s Son would know that making nice with this murderous clown – Kim, I’m talking about Kim here – is the opposite of what our country should stand for.

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    Baud says:

    @eemom: Is Trump Hitler or Hoover?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Larry Kudlow has had a heart attack.

    ETA: ….as numerous others have already noted.

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    jacy says:

    I am not turning on the news. I trust the jackals to tell me if anything important happens.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: Lovely. Never gonna get those images back either, Trumpov enablers. Wanna tweet about that too, Jeff Flake?

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    @eemom: Might want to brush up on history there, Hoover wasn’t President when Hitler became Chancellor.

    ETA: I sit corrected, there was couple month overlap.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    Yeah, I can do that. I guess I’m still in a certain frame of mind from writing out trash-talking villains.

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    MomSense says:

    Trump is going in to the meeting without a note taker.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Baud: Yes.

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    eemom says:


    And that’s fiction. Also read Nothing To Envy.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @MomSense: …and 10 Million in unmarked bills.

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    M4 says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: I saw that! Who was handing them out?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: Exactly what I was going to say. +1 to you, sir.

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    eemom says:


    Might want to click on the link.

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    Chyron HR says:


    Why don’t you take some valium, and once you’ve settled down you can tell us what your actual problem is. Did Cheryl Rofer “steal your man”?

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    MomSense says:

    Brian Williams is asking about artillery tubes. And it looks like Kim got a new do.

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    rikyrah says:

    No, it’s not worth it…So, don’t do it

    For Black Lives Activists, Engaging in Trump’s Pardon Politics Feels Like a Deal With the Devil

    Is it “worth boosting the reputation of a racist, misogynist, and dangerously authoritarian administration?”

    Brandon E. PattersonJun. 11, 2018 3:24 PM

    Last Wednesday, Alice Marie Johnson,
    a 63-year-old great-grandmother who served more than 20 years of a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense, was released from federal prison in Alabama after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence at the request of Kim Kardashian West. The reality TV star, who got
    involved after seeing a news video about Johnson, had met with Trump at
    the White House to plead her case.


    “It’s clear that this is a PR stunt,” says Malkia Cyril, executive director and co-founder of the Center for Media Justice,
    an Oakland-based group focused on the role of surveillance technology in incarcerating people of color. “That said, even a PR stunt can get some of our people free.”

    “We have to make a decision,” she adds, “as to whether getting one or two, or three or four, or 10 people released from prison is worth
    boosting the reputation of a racist, misogynist, and dangerously
    authoritarian administration.”

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    And even if he were, Hoover wasn’t a proto-fascist. Pelley, or Huey Long would have made more sense:

    “Live coverage of Hitler-Pelley summit. Enjoy!”

    “Long is on his way! Hitler not yet!”

    “Long has more vehicles in his convoy. WIN!”

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    I listening to this live coverage and these TV people aren’t any better than ours. They sound like they’re covering the red carpet at some award show.

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    @M4: I’m sure they were a special order made in China.

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    @M4: I’m not clear on that. Lots of advice on Twitter not to plug them into your computer.

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    MomSense says:


    Cash money bitch!

    Not you, the song.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @jacy: I live by this mantra

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    Baud says:

    MSNBC has the worst people covering this.

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    Schlemazel says:

    Trump is Putin’s ‘most useful idiot’

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    M4 says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: I mean… yeah.

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    chopper says:


    we’re all just a bunch of assholes!

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    Trump just went in. The guy with the football followed.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    From 2016, but still true

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    MomSense says:


    Well that’s only fitting since we have the worst people in the meeting, too.

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    @eemom: OK, so? Bill Clinton has met with Kim Jong Il.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:
    I have complained repeatedly about being behind in my reading . . .

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    TS (the original) says:

    @M4: That makes it stupid and insane – not historic. Historic is usually associated with a positive event – not a sh!t fool selling out his country.

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    it’s 9 pm here. has it started?

    has trump already insult everybody in the room and started World War III, I mean?

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    M4 says:

    @TS (the original):

    Historic is usually associated with a positive event

    That’s ridiculous.

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    @Cheryl Rofer:

    Oh fck. Did Kim walk out with it?!

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    TS (the original) says:


    The level of graft and corruption is pretty historic.

    You define trump well.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Trump loves this guy. He acts like he’s trying to sell him units in Trump Tower.

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    So there’s the handshake. Trump managed to maintain a serious face. Nor did he do his handshake theatrics.

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    Baud says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: My take also.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Putin is going to be upset when Trump gives Alaska to Kim.

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    @Corner Stone: Maybe he is, or put the Trump name on that unfinished hotel in Pyongyang.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Here comes the clown show.

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    TS (the original) says:


    That’s ridiculous.

    Everything about your so called president* is ridiculous.

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    Corner Stone says:

    SMOD, if you ever loved me…now’s the time….

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    Trump says it’s a tremendous success. So that takes care of that.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: someone must’ve stabbed him in the back …

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    Roger Moore says:


    Hoover wasn’t President when Hitler became Chancellor.

    Actually he was; they overlapped in office for just over a month (Jan 30 – Mar 4, 1933). You may be confused because the president’s term now ends on January 20th, but when Hoover was in office it didn’t end until March 4th. It was actually the end of Hoover’s term that convinced the country to change the inauguration date. Hoover refused to do anything substantive during his lame duck period*, which left the country effectively leaderless for about 4 months at a time when the economy was collapsing. People decided we could figure out who won the election considerably sooner than that, so they moved the date up. It’s intriguing to think about what might have happened in 2000-2001 with an extra month to tabulate votes.

    *Which admittedly would have precluded a Hitler/Hoover summit meeting.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: Trump all but felt KJU up for his bra size.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @MomSense: No mangoes are good enough to make me get out of the boat.

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    Baud says:

    I wish the North Korean translator were our president.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @TS (the original):
    I’m sure M4 agrees with that this is insane. However, you’re being a tad pedantic. Something can be historic and be bad.

    According to Wiktionary:

    Very important, very noteworthy: having importance or significance in history.

    You can’t argue that no matter how this thing turns out, it’s not noteworthy. That doesn’t mean we think this is positive.

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    MomSense says:

    I guess the first minute went well because trump said they would have a terrific relationship.

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    MomSense says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Just tweets. Nothing to fear.

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    @Corner Stone: Grab him by the Juche!

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    and for comic relief, the top White House adviser who made $82 million dollars in 2017 apparently had dinner at Hunan Garden and is tweeting out wisdom from her fortune cookie

    Ivanka Trump @ IvankaTrump
    “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb

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    @Roger Moore: No, actually I thought that Hitler became Chancellor later in 1933, I was aware of the original March inaugural. You must have missed my ETA.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @MomSense: Nope. I am not falling for it.

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    Roger Moore says:


    Trump is Putin’s ‘most useful idiot’

    Trump is a flunky, not a useful idiot.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: with gods know what sort of malware embedded therein

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    JaneSays says:

    Fuck Larry Kudlow.

    There. I said it.

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    Mary G says:

    Body language not great, Trump leaning forward, tapping fingers together, picture of nerves. Kim looks relaxed and a bit contemptuous. Agree that the commentators are horrible.

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    MomSense says:

    Ok here’s the best take of the night.

    My 14 year old.

    Kim’s has crazy hair because he actually has hair he could do something with. Trump’s is sad. That combover is what sad men do.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @TS (the original): Yup. This is just a shitshow for and by two most insecure narcissists seeking the world approval.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @JaneSays: Do not fuck Larry Kudlow. God only knows what you’d catch.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Ivanka Trump @ IvankaTrump
    “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb

    We aren’t saying it can’t be done, just that it shouldn’t be.

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    MomSense says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Eeeeewwww. And you were afraid of my link.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Roger Moore: Should never have been done. We look tiny and small. Just like Trump’s hands.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Roger Moore:

    What the fuck is this little idiot doing? She should know better than anyone that her father is incapable of pulling this off. Daddy’s little rich spoiled brat is all “Melivanka” is.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @MomSense: I was more concerned for Jane’s health.

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    Okay, y’all. I’m gonna read the newspaper with the kittehs for a while and will come back about the time Trump and Kim are supposed to emerge.

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    eric says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: if trump sees his shadow, six more weeks of nuclear winter?

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    Raoul says:

    Maybe it’s the quality of the photography or transmission of it via Twitter, but I swear the US flags behind the big damn handshake are cheap ass printed American flags. Those white stars are not stitched on fabric. Nope.
    I bet the damn cheap flimsy things were printed in Asia in a sweat shop. That alone would be three weeks of wall-to-wall Fox coverage if any Dem was shaking hands on that stage.

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    jk says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Ivanka – Clueless, shit for brains grifter. Hopefully, there will be a perp walk in her future.

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    B.B.A. says:

    Working as I do in the *mumble* financial industry, I see CNBC on mute in my office every day. I can’t tell you what Kudlow’s voice sounds like but every time he’s on screen he twitches so much I figured he had to be on cocaine… even before I heard about his past use. He claims to be clean now but I doubt it.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    What the fuck is this little idiot doing?

    Trying to keep the grift going.

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    eric says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: are those barry manilow lyrics?

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    Platonailedit says:

    Apparently, god heard kudlow and has acted already.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: who sounds like they want this more?

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    Jeffro says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: Oh lovely…Trumpov is HONORED to be in Kim’s presence. Meanwhile, Kim notes his own perseverance in putting up with the Yankee imperialist warmonger long enough to get a photo op.

    And our flag…right next to theirs, same height, same size, like this is all normal and we are all equal in the family of nations. Jesus. I guess at this point we might well be…

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    Corner Stone says:


    I bet the damn cheap flimsy things were printed in an Ivanka Asian sweat shop.

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    Calouste says:

    @Platonailedit: 36 hours. Well, I guess God doesn’t work on Sundays, and his inbox was a bit full on Monday morning…

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Cheryl Rofer:

    Kim Jong Un: “There were a lot of obstacles to get to this point. It wasn’t easy to get here but we made it through.”

    Well, yeah, sure, enriching uranium ain’t the easiest thing in the world.

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    Corner Stone says:

    I think Dr. Feelgood has given a little sum sum to Trump to get him over the jetlag hump. Dr. Lyin’ Ronny may be gone, but he’s not forgotten.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Roger Moore:

    “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb

    “Now hold my beer.” – Floridian Proverb.

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    Mike J says:

    IHOb had a real shot at hosting this and had to go off brand.

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    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    the top White House adviser who made $82 million dollars in 2017

    Wow, government service sure does pay better than it did “back in the day”.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: She is a GS-43,000, you know.

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    debbie says:


    I like your kid!

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Yeah, but at least we don’t have a president who once gave a speech to bankers.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Corner Stone: maybe Trumpov ran off with Larry K’s stash? It would explain both things.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @Roger Moore: Fortune cookie barbie.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Jeffro: I want someone to come in to Kudlow’s room and start playing acoustic guitar and accidentally knock out every IV line so he starts making fish face before he goes.

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    TS (the original) says:

    So I reopen BJ to a quote from Frank Burns – on topic.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Corner Stone: Can’t beat the classics.

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    Mike J says:

    Cheryl, thanks for the tweet on the translator. Good to know one competent person will be in the room.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Corner Stone: Win. Second best would be just him realizing he’s lived an utterly worthless, self-aggrandizing life and having him instantly turn into a polished turd. Ideally to be presented to Trumpov when he’s done degrading our once-great nation on this scuzz-fest.

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    eemom says:


    OK, so? Bill Clinton has met with Kim Jong Il.

    Read the fucking link, Part 2.

    Clinton refuses to grip-and-grin with Kim Jong Il

    Bill Clinton isn’t smiling in the official photograph from his 2009 trip to North Korea. He warned his aides not to smile, too. He was all business, officially there as a private citizen (though his wife was secretary of state) to negotiate the release of two American journalists held hostage by the government of Kim Jong Il, the current North Korean leader’s father

    Both sides do it, amirite?

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    TS (the original) says:

    @Platonailedit: Well said – two dip sh!ts using each other to fool the masses

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    randy khan says:


    It also appears that the U.S. flags are not the right colors. The reds and blues of the two flags should not match – the U.S. colors are darker. That’s bad advance work, to say the least.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Roger Moore:
    In the original Russian there is no difference between the two

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    Aleta says:

    Kudlow (quotes from a J. Chait article)

    In 1993, when Bill Clinton proposed an increase in the top tax rate from 31 percent to 39.6 percent, Kudlow wrote, “There is no question that President Clinton’s across-the-board tax increases … will throw a wet blanket over the recovery and depress the economy’s long-run potential to grow.”
    This was wrong. Instead, a boom ensued.

    Kudlow endorsed Bush’s argument that the budget surplus he inherited from Clinton would turn out to be even larger than forecast. (Kudlow also claimed that) “Faster economic growth and more profitable productivity returns will generate higher tax revenues at the new lower tax-rate levels. Future budget surpluses will rise, not fall.”
    This was wrong, too.

    (In 2002)

    “The shock therapy of decisive war will elevate the stock market by a couple-thousand points,” he predicted.
    That was wrong.

    (About the housing bubble)

    “There’s no recession coming. The pessimistas were wrong. It’s not going to happen. At a bare minimum, we are looking at Goldilocks 2.0. (And that’s a minimum). Goldilocks is alive and well. The Bush boom is alive and well.”
    + “The Media Are Missing the Housing Bottom,” he wrote in July 2008.
    All of this was wrong.

    (In 2009)

    The administration “is waging war on investors. He’s waging war against businesses. He’s waging war against bondholders. These are very bad things.”
    That was also wrong.

    (In April 2011, refusing to credit Obama)

    “March unemployment rate drop proof lower taxes work.”

    (In 2012)

    Kudlow advised Republican governor of Kansas Sam Brownback to implement a sweeping tax-cut plan that would produce faster growth.
    This was wrong.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Aleta: We can only hope he makes a statement saying, “This small heart attack isn’t going to get me.”

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Aleta: lol. And all of this was obvious to non-ideologues and/or grifters.

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    Aleta says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    had dinner at Hunan Garden and is tweeting out wisdom from her fortune cookie

    You’re very funny.
    To Ivanka:
    纸 (Paper
    包 不 won’t contain
    着火 something on fire.)

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    Citizen Alan says:

    @Carolina Dave:

    I hope he fucking dies. And Kudlow too.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Citizen Alan: I simply can not afford to buy enough co-signs for this comment.

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    Ksmiami says:

    @Citizen Alan: all of them Katie- all of them- btw, I used to be a nice person, but I blame Republicans for Marching America off a cliff and now my contempt for them is a never ending font of bile

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