Trump's Apology Tour

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  1. InTheLight

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    President Obama isn't the only one that's been apologizing for the United States. Here's a couple of instances where Donald Trump has apologized for the U.S.

    In an appearance on Piers Morgan's CNN show in 2013 Trump took issue with the phrase "American Exceptionalism", the idea that America is uniquely different and better than other nations because it is made up of rugged individuals with the can-do spirit that try to make the world a better place.

    While praising Vladimir Putin for an op-ed he wrote, Trump said, “You think of the term as being fine, but all of sudden you say, what if you’re in Germany or Japan or any one of 100 different countries? You’re not going to like that term. It’s very insulting and Putin really put it to him about that.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-t...obama-cant-compete-with-putins-amazing-op-ed/


    More recently after the failed coup attempt in Turkey Trump basically said we in the United States have no right to criticize what happens in other countries because we are so screwed up. He said, "I think right now when it comes to civil liberties, our country has a lot of problems, and I think it’s very hard for us to get involved in other countries when we don’t know what we are doing and we can’t see straight in our own country. When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/us/politics/donald-trump-foreign-policy-interview.html
     
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    Desperation on display.
     
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    ITL, you have been so condemning in the past of RD2 and his posting articles re: race, but you have him beat by a mile with your posts re: Trump!
    Doesn't it get tiresome & boring after a while????:rolleyes:
     
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    More desperation. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes or no?

    The phrase "American Exceptionalism" is insulting.

    The United States has no business telling other nations how to behave when we have so many problems here at home.
     
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    Taken out of context, that's not what he said. Tell the truth and we might have a discussion.

    What he said was: ..."what if you’re in Germany or Japan or any one of 100 different countries? You’re not going to like that term."

    He said the Germans or Japanese would not like the term if it was used by an American in those countries.

    I agree. Don't you?
     
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    I don't agree. I think Germans and Japanese people recognize that Americans think they are superior, as do most countries. And we have the swagger to back it up.

    Now, do you agree that the United States has no business telling other countries how to behave because we've got our own problems?
     
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    So they recognize that Americans think they are superior and they don't mind?
    You can't even be honest with yourself.

    There's nothing left to talk about here. Your hateful and unhealthy obsession with Trump is just too strong.
     
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