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Sunday, September 06, 2020

Trump pushed back hard on Theresa May's pleas to expel Russian diplomats after the Skripal poisoning," the newspaper reported. "I would rather follow than lead," the leader of the free world reported said. The comment has new importance after yet another poisoning has been attributed to Putin. On Friday, Trump was asked about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. However, Trump refused to condemn the attack.

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"I'd rather follow than lead".

Who have you been following to this point?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-06 08:41 AM | Reply

Daddy Vladimir.

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-09-06 09:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We'd all prefer you follow rather than lead also trump. As in following a couple or prison guards back to your cell.

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2020-09-06 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump very clearly does not want to die from fizzy tea.

#4 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-09-06 10:19 AM | Reply

"I'd rather follow than lead".

Then get the hell out of the way loser.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-06 10:37 AM | Reply

More from The Telegraph article...

Exclusive: Leaked meeting notes show Boris Johnson said Trump was 'making America great again'
www.telegraph.co.uk

... Boris Johnson privately told US diplomats that Donald Trump was "making America great again", according to a cache of official notes taken during high-level UK-US meetings whose details have leaked to The Telegraph.

The Prime Minister is quoted telling the US ambassador to Britain in August 2017, when he was foreign secretary, that Mr Trump was doing "fantastic stuff" on foreign policy issues like China, Syria and North Korea.

Other records show Mr Johnson claimed the US president was becoming "increasingly popular" in Britain in 2017 and spoke warmly about how under his leadership America was "back and engaged in the world"....

A poll of Britons conducted by YouGov the week before found 74 per cent of respondents had an unfavourable view of Mr Trump while just 16 per cent had a favourable view. A third meeting involving Mr Johnson came on May 26 2017....

[Pres Trump] wanted to know where Mrs May stood. Pro-choice or pro-life?

"Imagine some animal with tattoos raping your daughter and then she gets pregnant", the president said, according to the notes, graphically outlining the case for allowing abortion....

Almost every UK and US source who discussed the Trump-May relationship with The Telegraph said the two leaders did not have a natural chemistry and at times their telephone calls could be trying. More than half a dozen people who listened to their calls shared thoughts.

Mr Trump's tone was at times described as "bullying" and "mansplaining". He often ignored the agreed topics of discussion, going on long monologues. Mrs May sometimes sounded "bemused" and exasperated, trying to bring Mr Trump back to the issues at hand....


Interesting article. It's out from behind a paywall until Monday.


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-06 10:42 AM | Reply

Johnson is a liar. He has been fired by the Times London for fabricating quotes. He was fired from Conservative party senior positions for lying. Lying to ingratiate himself with Trump is all in a day's work for Boris.

In a rare moment of truth telling, Johnson said of Trump in 2015, that he was "betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit to hold the office of president of the United States."

#7 | Posted by Foreigner at 2020-09-06 12:22 PM | Reply

It seems like Barr might find his position as chief Drumpf polyp finder at risk from Boris Johnson, what a shameless today, embarrassing.

#8 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-09-06 12:26 PM | Reply

I thought they were conjoined twins separated at birth.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-06 03:42 PM | Reply

Fat bald man in high heels.
Of course he won't lead.
It's more interesting who follows him.

#10 | Posted by Docman at 2020-09-06 04:41 PM | Reply

Trump should follow every exit sign out of the White House and go directly to prison in New York.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-06 04:44 PM | Reply

Remember, CLOWN, that Trump is innocent until proven guilty (LOL) . . . and then he can go directly to prison. Chances are this is all going to come down to tax fraud, a forfeiture of assets and eventually a bankruptcy settlement. Knives will be coming put of the woodwork.

America doesn't usually put it's former presidents in prison, but then there's always a first time for everything.

I wonder what Melania's going to do?

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-07 08:59 AM | Reply

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