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Thursday, January 16, 2020

US President Donald Trump once left Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked and concerned by telling him India and China didn't share a border, a new book by two Pulitzer-winning journalists claims.

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Rucker and Leonning write that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expression "gradually shifted, from shock and concern to resignation" after Trump's remarks, and that one of the US president's aides felt Modi probably "left that meeting and said, 'This is not a serious man. I cannot count on this man as a partner'," the Post reports.

The aide told the book's authors that India "took a step back" in its diplomatic ties with Washington after that meeting.

Donald Trump's knowledge of the subcontinent's geography has come under scrutiny before. A TIME magazine correspondent wrote last year that the US president had to be corrected at a briefing where he said he knew Nepal and Bhutan were in India. He also reportedly "mispronounced Nepal as '------' and laughingly referred to Bhutan as 'button'."

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-16 10:06 AM | Reply

Amazing how Trump's biggest supporters on The Retort... GoatShart and BOAZ.. are also the biggest duffers when it comes to geography.

Like they say, "A fish rots from the head down". LOL

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-16 10:08 AM | Reply

"....to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!"

Another lie, it was not his first try for the Presidency.

"Donald Trump 2000 presidential campaign"

en.wikipedia.org

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-16 10:21 AM | Reply

A president doesn't need to know geography, just how to lie.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 10:30 AM | Reply

'This is (Trump)not a serious man. I cannot count on this man as a partner'," the Post reports.'

George W. Bush wasn't a serious man. Donald Trump is empty-headed.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 10:31 AM | Reply

Trump is the World's Largest Yam.

#6 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-01-16 01:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I'm sorry, boys and girls, but this stuff isn't even remarkable any more.

#7 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-01-16 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, well...Obama thinks there's 57 states!

---Brain dead right

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-16 03:44 PM | Reply

Being stupid is seen as a virtue in trump's cult. They didn't know that either. He's a moron just like his supporters, which is why they love him.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-16 06:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course that idiot didn't.

Neither do his idiot supporters, which is why they don't care that he's an idiot.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-16 06:13 PM | Reply

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"Being stupid is seen as a virtue in trump's cult. They didn't know that either. He's a moron just like his supporters, which is why they love him.

#9 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

Stupid people also puke out the word 'cult' far too much. Smart people with a good handle on the English language know how to express themselves with a multitude of words and not depend on the same one.

Also, smart people don't let people they don't like live in their heads 24/7

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 06:13 PM | Reply

Stupid people also puke out the word 'cult' far too much. Smart people with a good handle on the English language know how to express themselves with a multitude of words and not depend on the same one.

Also, smart people don't let people they don't like live in their heads 24/7

#11 | Posted by goatman

Stupid people use the word "cult" where it doesn't apply.

Smart people use it where it's applicable - like trump's base and the republican party in DC.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-16 06:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Smart people use it where it's applicable - like trump's base and the republican party in DC.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

And like the TDS victim cult. Y'all fit one of the definitions of 'cult', you know. Own it.

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 06:54 PM | Reply

And like the TDS victim cult. Y'all fit one of the definitions of 'cult', you know. Own it.

#13 | Posted by goatman

Your only defense boils down to "I know you are but what am I"

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-16 07:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Your only defense boils down to "I know you are but what am I"
#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

???

Um, what exactly do you think I am defending?

#15 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 07:38 PM | Reply

That border area is one of the most remote areas on the planet. It is mountains and jungle and not much else beyond remote isolated villages. If it is never in the news, why worry about it?

#16 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-16 07:49 PM | Reply

"That border area is one of the most remote areas on the planet. It is mountains and jungle and not much else beyond remote isolated villages. If it is never in the news, why worry about it?

#16 | POSTED BY DOCNJO "

Because Trump. It doesn't take much to whip the TDSers into a frenzy.

#17 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 07:54 PM | Reply

Because Trump. It doesn't take much to whip the TDSers into a frenzy.

#17 | Posted by goatman

Clearly goat's word of the day is TDS.

He's too stupid to see the irony of a trump supporter calling anyone else deranged.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-16 08:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Clearly goat's word of the day is TDS."

Actually that's an acronym, not a word Copernicus.

"He's too stupid to see the irony of a trump supporter calling anyone else deranged.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

And you are unable to make a point that doesn't involve childish rhetoric. But nonetheless, even though you don't know the difference between the word and an acronym, and can't express yourself as we adults do -- why are you unable to be honest enough to acknowledge your TDS cult status?

Anyway, I'll leave you with this. Even though you are equal parts in this conversation, it will be I who gets thrown in jail for participating.

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 08:27 PM | Reply

And you are unable to make a point that doesn't involve childish rhetoric.

#19 | Posted by goatman

The guy who is spouting "TDS!" all over the site is now going to complain about childish rhetoric. Precious.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-16 09:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" Precious.

#20 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

Once again, for the dozenth time, avoiding questions addressing her TDS affliction and cult status.

Precious

OK, so if you aren't a TDS victim, then the answer to my previous question is that you do not have a good grasp of the English language and that is why you misused the commonly known word "dictator".

Thank you core clearing that up, even though it is tacitly (look it up)

#21 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 09:10 PM | Reply

"The guy who is spouting "TDS!" all over the site is now going to complain about childish rhetoric. Precious.

#20 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

???

What's childish about using "TDS"? I've never once heard a child use that acronym. However, "stupid" and many of your other juvenile insults are indeed things used by children.

#22 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 09:15 PM | Reply

What's childish about using "TDS"? I've never once heard a child use that acronym. However, "stupid" and many of your other juvenile insults are indeed things used by children.

#22 | Posted by goatman

How many threads have you derailed into whining about semantics since you've been back?

Are you trying to see how quickly you can get banned again?

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-16 09:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"How many threads have you derailed...

#23 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

This thread isn't about me. Please cease to derail it by talking about me, hypocrite.

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 09:38 PM | Reply

Aaaaand another thread successfully hijacked, trolled and destroyed by GOATSHART!!!

It was only a matter of time......

#25 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 12:09 AM | Reply

I don't even have to push that boy's buttons to trigger him!

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-17 12:38 AM | Reply

If it is never in the news, why worry about it?
#16 | POSTED BY DOCNJO "

Is this a joke?

#27 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-17 12:39 AM | Reply

I don't even have to push that boy's buttons to trigger him!

So true.

You ARE the King of Trolls after all .... The Destroyer and Hijacker of Threads!

#28 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 01:57 AM | Reply

Looks like our old goat sniffer done drank the old Orange Mans koolaide.

He has become a true believer and defender of the Deplorables Faith.

May the Orange Juice be upon him.

And may he be as Deplorable as possible to lesser humans. Especially Liberals!

And don't forget these secrets words!

"Totally exonerated!" And "No Collision!"

And in closing... raise your hands and shout "Lock Her Up!"

And

MAGA


#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-17 07:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Stupid people also puke out the word 'cult' far too much. Smart people with a good handle on the English language know how to express themselves with a multitude of words and not depend on the same one.

So your beef isn't with Trumpism being characterized as a cult, it's that people haven't pulled out a thesaurus and used other words to describe it that mean the same thing?

That's...odd.

#30 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-17 07:49 AM | Reply

So your beef isn't with Trumpism being characterized as a cult, it's that people haven't pulled out a thesaurus and used other words to describe it that mean the same thing?

That's...odd.

#30 | Posted by JOE at 2

GOAT examines sweaters for threads to pull.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-17 08:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

GOAT examines sweaters for threads to pull.

He is out to ruin threads, starting with mine.

He said he would, calling it a "troll-fest".

After ruining my threads, he will move on to others. It's what he does. LOL

Why was he allowed back to the RETORT????

#32 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 09:02 AM | Reply

#32 For the same reason you have been allowed to stay, obviously.

If I were to take the time to rank DR members by their "trolliness", I'm not sure Goat would even break into the Top 10. Libs don't like Goat because he consistently out-retorts them. They should learn to quit coming unarmed to a battle of wits.

#33 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-17 10:07 AM | Reply

The fact that so many conservatives respect Goatman for his alleged debating skills is proof of how absolutely stupid most of them are.

#34 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-17 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If I were to take the time to rank DR members

No one cares for a Nobody's ranking lists.

But thanks for the effort you were willing to put in.

#35 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 11:36 AM | Reply

So what was the context? Were they talking about defense? Was Trump making a statement that at least China's army isn't currently on the India border ready to strike?

Once again, Libs trying to create and spread hate without providing all of the details. But something that Libs HAVE done extremely well during Trump's term is that they have provided a blueprint for anyone with a keyboard to make money. Just type up a story about Trump and release it. If it makes him look bad, you will automatically make lots of Liberal dollars. Doesn't need to be true, or proven, or have any hint of journalistic integrity (or, in some cases, grammatical integrity either), and you will instantly make lots of money. Can't hate Libs or making a dollar, that's for sure.

#36 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-17 12:00 PM | Reply

"So what was the context? "

Modi called Trump "Fredo" and Trump got extremely angry, shouting, "I am not Fredo! He was DUMB! And I'm SMAHT! You here me?!? I'm the DON! CALL ME THE DON!" so Modi said, "OK, I'm sorry, DON Fanucci."

And Trump said, "That's much better!"

#37 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-17 12:12 PM | Reply

#36 In what context is being ignorant of geography excusable?

#38 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-17 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Were they talking about defense?

Yes.

Lockheed is trying very hard to undercut the French RAFALE deal and make India buy the F-21 instead (a rebranded F-16, made just for India).

youtu.be

#39 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 12:24 PM | Reply

But India isn't buying. They like the French plane better.

#40 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 12:25 PM | Reply

It is embarrassing that Donald Trump does not know basic facts. Yet this generalized ignorance seems to appeal to many of his supporters. I do not know why any American would consider it a good thing to have an uneducated man as President.

#41 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-17 12:26 PM | Reply

If I were to take the time to rank DR members by their "trolliness", I'm not sure Goat would even break into the Top 10. Libs don't like Goat because he consistently out-retorts them. They should learn to quit coming unarmed to a battle of wits.

#33 | Posted by MUSTANG

Hilarious. Goat can't debate at all so he turns every thread into petty squabbles about the definition of words.

He can't say trumpism isn't a cult, but he'll happily start arguing about the definition of cult, retreating a step at a time until he's trying to deflect to other topics entirely or arguing over the definitions of the words "the" and "a". Then he'll act like he's above personal attacks and insults, before using personal attacks and insults. Then he'll derail an entire thread to deny doing just that.

That's why he got banned. Since he obviously learned nothing, that's why he'll soon be banned again.

#42 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-17 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Since he obviously learned nothing, that's why he'll soon be banned again.

Exactly.

NW

Goat can't debate at all so he turns every thread into petty squabbles about the definition of words.

It's kind of sad actually. When this man's family can't stand him and when his health is failing and he loses his job, all he is left with is coming here and spreading his bitterness.

As if THAT is going to help.

The people cheering for him are NOT his friends.... just people setting him up for his Second Falling... which is probably going to be EPIC.

#43 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-17 01:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He can't say trumpism isn't a cult, but he'll happily start arguing about the definition of cult, retreating a step at a time until he's trying to deflect to other topics entirely or arguing over the definitions of the words "the" and "a". Then he'll act like he's above personal attacks and insults, before using personal attacks and insults. Then he'll derail an entire thread to deny doing just that."

It's really not that much different than the cult of Comrade Bernie.

Bernie is the left's Trump.

It would be a spectacle to see them face off against each other.

#44 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-01-17 04:05 PM | Reply

That border area is one of the most remote areas on the planet. It is mountains and jungle and not much else beyond remote isolated villages. If it is never in the news, why worry about it?
#16 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Is it not reasonable to expect the US Commander & Chief to be aware of the basic geography of the two most populous countries? Especially when those two countries are nuclear powers who have a history of war and military standoffs over border disputes, including a recent one that occurred during the first summer of that person's own Presidency?

#45 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-01-17 04:48 PM | Reply

"If it is never in the news, why worry about it?"

Whatever happened to "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance?"
You are old now, and need more naps, is that it?

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-17 04:50 PM | Reply

Willing to bet that very many here also did not know that, but would never admit it.

#47 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-17 05:54 PM | Reply

many here also did not know that, but would never admit it.
#47 | POSTED BY MSGT

Nobody here is POTUS or running for POTUS.

There in lies the difference.

#48 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-01-17 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not only do China and India still have tensions over that border, they have had skirmishes (battles actually involving shooting) over it as recently as 1987, and lots of other military standoffs. India remains concerned about China continuing to take territory India believes belongs to it.

If you don't understand that they even share a border, how would you understand the security concerns India has about it?

#49 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2020-01-17 06:23 PM | Reply

Willing to bet that very many here also did not know that, but would never admit it.
#47 | POSTED BY MSGT

And I wouldn't vote for any of them either.

#50 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-01-17 06:28 PM | Reply

Willing to bet that very many here also did not know that, but would never admit it.
#47 | POSTED BY MSGT

Just because you're a ------- idiot, doesn't mean the rest of us are.

#51 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-17 07:18 PM | Reply

Americans don't need no geography!
Indian food smells, and so do the people.

I'm really just angry that Hank Azaria won't do the voice of Apu.

#52 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-01-17 07:27 PM | Reply

Hank Azaria

He made so much money from the Simpsons.

#53 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-17 07:48 PM | Reply

Any serious 8th grader knows that China borders India.

#54 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-17 08:50 PM | Reply

You people defending Trump's ignorance, I can only imagine what damaged pride makes you shill for the man.

#55 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-17 08:52 PM | Reply

He sure did.
He's not doing to bad outside of the simpsons either.
Talented dude.

#56 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-01-17 09:06 PM | Reply

He was funny in "The Birdcage".

#57 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-17 09:08 PM | Reply

Alternate headline:
Trump Did Not Stay In Holiday Inn Express Last Night

#58 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-17 09:41 PM | Reply

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