g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

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g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by ed » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:44 pm

One can only hope.
WASHINGTON — President Trump will skip most of the second day of a summit meeting with allies this weekend, the White House said late Thursday, as he engaged in a contentious war of words over trade on the eve of a gathering that will underscore his isolation from the leaders of the world’s largest economies.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/us/p ... v=top-news
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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:23 pm

Trump's got 6 inches and 70 pounds on Macron. But he's 30 years younger.

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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by ed » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:18 pm

What about Merkel? I hear she's tough.
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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Churchill » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:32 pm

I thought "allies" don't impose tariffs on the other and bring up false securiry concerns combined with dwelling on a 200 year old war and the like? I think any positive policy is almost accidental coming out of the Trump administration. He thinks you negotiate the same way between states as you do in back room New York realestate deals.
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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:36 pm

Churchill wrote:He thinks you negotiate the same way between states as you do in back room New York realestate deals.
It is the same. If not, why not?

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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:36 pm

Churchill wrote:I thought "allies" don't impose tariffs on the other and bring up false securiry concerns combined with dwelling on a 200 year old war and the like? I think any positive policy is almost accidental coming out of the Trump administration. He thinks you negotiate the same way between states as you do in back room New York realestate deals.
There's a bit of subtle and not-so-subtle hypocrisy with these meetings and press releases. That diplomats and world leaders use of flowery language in their rebuke and voter pandering is no different than what Trump posts on twitter.

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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:36 pm

German car manufactures are already indicating they will not oppose the lowering of tariffs on Freedom-Made cars to match the much lower tariffs Freedom has on Kraut-Made.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:30 am

I HOPE there is a fistfight. I would pay good money to watch it
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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:35 am

Analysis: It's all "art of the deal", but really it always was.

The difference is that this time the President of the United States is officially considered denunciation fodder by the "allies", and furthermore (though for reasons not specifically related to the summit) an acceptable target for professional viewers-with-alarm.

So no fistfights, even metaphorical ones.
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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by WildCat » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:38 am

ed wrote:What about Merkel? I hear she's tough.
I hear she has a final solution.
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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:53 am

Jew did Nazi that coming.

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Re: g7 Summet: Potential for a fistfight?

Post by Witness » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:22 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I HOPE there is a fistfight. I would pay good money to watch it
Ditto! :drool:

But the gents in three piece suits, coat and hat in the ring, with patent leather shoes (and boxing gloves, we are not barbarians). The ladies of course in high heels. I'm sure that would draw the masses closer to politics! :mrgreen: