8/2/2022

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “Great spending time with my friend, Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary. We discussed many interesting topics—few people know as much about what is going on in the world today. We were also celebrating his great electoral victory in April.” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United […]

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6/7/2022

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/INVESTIGATIONS: “The U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee said on Tuesday [June 7, 2022] it had opened an investigation into what it called former President Donald Trump’s failure to account for gifts received from foreign government officials. Under federal law, U.S. departments and agencies are required to inform the State Department of gifts over […]

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10/12/2021

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP ADMIN: “The State Department inspector general is investigating whether Trump administration officials helped themselves to expensive Trump-branded gifts meant for foreign dignitaries, NBC News confirmed Tuesday…  The inspector general’s broad look at missing gifts during the Trump administration also includes a whiskey bottle worth $5,800 that was given to then-Secretary of State […]

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12/7/2020

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/JOE BIDEN: “Paul Sarbanes and I served together on the Foreign Relations Committee for 30 years. There was no one sharper, more committed, or with firmer principles. And he, too, returned to his family nearly every night. They meant the world to him. Rest In Peace, Paul. RT @postobits Paul Sarbanes, senator from Maryland […]

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11/20/2020

CORONAVIRUS/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum began a virtual meeting on Friday [Nov. 20, 2020] to seek ways to revive their coronavirus-battered economies, with U.S. President Donald Trump participating… Trump’s participation came as a surprise as he challenges the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, won by Joe Biden. Last weekend, Trump […]

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6/14/2019

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “White House officials privately acknowledge that President Donald Trump has handled the questions about foreign interference in American elections poorly in the days since his interview with ABC News aired, multiple sources told CNN on Friday [6-14-19]. A source close to the White House said there was frustration inside […]

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12/4/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/MEDIA/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Rep. Chris Stewart on Tuesday [12-4-18] defended President Donald Trump’s response to the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October, saying that ‘journalists disappear all over the country’…After being subjected to massive international pressure, Saudi officials admitted the death of Khashoggi […]

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10/31/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/NATO/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a major nuclear arms control agreement with Russia is emblematic of his approach to foreign affairs. He announced the move without consulting NATO allies, many of whom helped secure the treaty three decades ago and will be threatened by its demise. And like much […]

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10/18/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/GOP/MEDIA/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/TURKEY: “Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker warned the Trump administration on Thursday [10-18-18] that its information ‘clampdown’ on the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi can’t go on. The Tennessee Republican said in an interview he sought to view recent U.S. intelligence on Monday and Tuesday regarding Khashoggi’s […]

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6/4/2018

AFRICA/FOREIGN AFFAIRS/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The foreign ministers of the BRICS emerging economies have criticized what they call a ‘new wave of protectionism,’ a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tough trade negotiations with key economic partners. The envoys from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa referred to ‘unilateral measures that are incompatible with’ […]

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5/17/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great talk with my friend President Mauricio Macri of Argentina this week. He is doing such a good job for Argentina. I support his vision for transforming his country’s economy and unleashing its potential!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 17, 2018 4:53 pm […]

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4/23/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/FRANCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron started off the French president’s visit Monday [4-23-18] with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house. The presidents and their spouses hopped on a helicopter bound for Mount Vernon, Washington’s historic riverside home, for a […]

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4/11/2018

CHINA/FOREIGN AFFAIRS/RUSSIA/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TWITTER: “President Trump’s fusillade of tweets about Syria, Russia and China this week set a new standard for contradictory and inconsistent positions in Mr. Trump’s approach to war, trade and relations with adversaries. The president promised never to telegraph military action against an enemy, yet all but showcased a coming missile strike […]

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4/4/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/MCMASTER/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In his last public remarks as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster offered harsh words for Russia Tuesday [4-3-18] during a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. ‘We have failed to impose sufficient costs’ on Russia, McMaster said at the event, which also included a Q&A with […]

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4/3/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has been commander in chief for 14 months, but to an uncanny degree, he still sounds like the armchair statesman who ran for the White House in 2016. ‘I want to get out,’ Mr. Trump said of the United States’ military engagement in Syria, at a news conference on […]

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3/26/2018

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday [3-26-18], adding to a growing cascade of similar actions taken by western allies in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Poland, Italy, Denmark, France and Germany were among 14 European Union […]

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3/11/2018

CHINA/FOREIGN AFFAIRS/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES: “China removed presidential term limits from its constitution on Sunday [3-10-18], giving President Xi Jinping the right to remain in office indefinitely, and confirming his status as the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong died more than 40 years ago.” – Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd, “China allows Xi to remain […]

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9/4/2013

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/SYRIA: “Many Syrian *rebels* are radical Jihadis. Not our friends & supporting them doesn’t serve our national interest. Stay out of Syria!”  – Sept. 4, 2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 9/4/2013 […]

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8/31/2013

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/OBAMA: “Did anyone notice that Obama failed to get a coalition of other countries to go along with us. He couldn’t even get Britain! NO LEADERSHIP.”  – 8/31/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 8/31/2013 […]

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7/15/2013

CHINA/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “Ready to get mad?! We are sending foreign aid to China, our greatest threat http://t.co/ljj6DcWb3Z We are financing our enemy.”  – 7/15/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 7/15/2013 […]

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8/17/2012

CHINA/DEBT/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “The US government’s foreign debt is at a record $5.29T http://t.co/URVNZ1Kj China is laughing all the way to the bank. [2:33:19 PM] US government’s foreign indebtedness has grown over 72% under @BarackObama. He is bleeding us dry to China. [2:57:05 PM]“  – 8/17/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 8/17/2012 […]

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8/17/2012

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “The country of Georgia is a small wonder. Performing well economically under the leadership of @SaakashviliM. A great American ally.” [9:49:01 AM]  – 8/17/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 8/17/2012 […]

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7/23/2012

CANDIDATE/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “Foreign leaders are already requesting meetings with @MittRomney to warn that we are viewed as ‘in decline’ http://t.co/ppUu3yvO” [11:50:56 AM]  – 7/23/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 7/23/2012 […]

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7/12/2012

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/OBAMA: “[email protected] reported over $269,710 of foreign income out of his gross $894,520 and paid $5,841 in foreign taxes http://t.co/oUe7JRnf [12:06:17 PM] Have we ever had a POTUS before @BarackObama who earned over 1/3 of his income from foreign sources and paid taxes to another country? [1:29:48 PM]“  – 7/12/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, […]

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2/21/2012

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/NATIONAL DEBT: “Foreigners slashed the purchase of US debt late last year–the first time in over 2years. We must control spending. http://t.co/cpxqbkKr” [1:22:34 PM]  – 2/21/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 2/21/2012 […]

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