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Yep. Trump's ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, was asked by a journalist about a statement he had made about supposed "no-go zones" in Holland controlled by Muslim extremists. He denied ever saying such a thing, calling it "fake news". The report then cut to a clip of Hoekstra saying exactly that in a speech. when pressed about why he would claim that was fake news, Hoekstra then, incredibly, said "I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did." Literally moments after he said it. I guess we can add the Netherlands to the list of countries we've alienated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/22...
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Not sure which one of you is the duplicate. But it is amazing and appalling at the same time.
 
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These Trumpers are a new and special breed. Politicians have always lied but these people are something else. When caught in a lie, they just double down on the lie with even bigger lies. They know that they can get away with this because their supporters will support them no matter what they say or do. Trump was right about being able to shoot someone and still get elected, and a child molester nearly got elected as a US senator. We are through the looking glass...
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maxo-texas wrote:
Not sure which one of you is the duplicate. But it is amazing and appalling at the same time.

I didn't post about the ambassador to the Netherlands. That's fake news.



Trump's people making us look good around the world
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maxo-texas wrote:
Not sure which one of you is the duplicate. But it is amazing and appalling at the same time.

Technically me. I think I started first but he got his posted first.
 
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desertfox2004 wrote:
These Trumpers are a new and special breed. Politicians have always lied but these people are something else. When caught in a lie, they just double down on the lie with even bigger lies. They know that they can get away with this because their supporters will support them no matter what they say or do. Trump was right about being able to shoot someone and still get elected, and a child molester nearly got elected as a US senator. We are through the looking glass...


This is not, however, new and unknown. George Orwell wrote rather prophetically of it; he simply imagined it coming from the other end of the left-right spectrum...
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JasonJ0 wrote:
desertfox2004 wrote:
These Trumpers are a new and special breed. Politicians have always lied but these people are something else. When caught in a lie, they just double down on the lie with even bigger lies. They know that they can get away with this because their supporters will support them no matter what they say or do. Trump was right about being able to shoot someone and still get elected, and a child molester nearly got elected as a US senator. We are through the looking glass...


This is not, however, new and unknown. George Orwell wrote rather prophetically of it; he simply imagined it coming from the other end of the left-right spectrum...


A little more weight for the horseshoe theory, where the far-right and far-left are more like each other than the center.
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Yeah, but it's only the Netherlands. Wake me up when they lie about their lies to Germany or China.
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It's actually an insult to the intelligence of the people he is dealing with, to do that.

It's like raising your hands, and telling someone to 'ignore the man raising his hands'. In the end, it just brings on more attention, attention that is not good. When will they learn? shake
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There's a pretty simple explanation here involving the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, Uranium One, and the deep state, but you're going to have to give me a minute...
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chopkins828 wrote:
There's a pretty simple explanation here involving the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, Uranium One, and the deep state, but you're going to have to give me a minute...


I got you, bro.

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damiangerous wrote:
when pressed about why he would claim that was fake news, Hoekstra then, incredibly, said "I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did." Literally moments after he said it./


It reminds me of junior high :
[student is talking to her neighbour]
Teacher : Stop talking !
[The student suddenly stop talking and loot at the teacher]
Student : I wasn't talking !
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