Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it

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  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    Feb. 13, 2019 6:22 p.m.

    Spokane Ute - Spokane, WA
    Feb. 13, 2019 11:17 a.m.

    "Nope, make America a Socialist country for the first time....."

    America has been a social democracy ever since the 13th Amendment was passed into law fulfilling more of the hope generated in the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. However, it wasn't until the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and participate in our democracy that we moved a step closer to that dream. Ever since, we have made modest improvements toward that ideal initially layed out in 1789.

    We have people today who want to restrain our country with their devotion to a man who idealizes three communist dictators and is accused of collaborating with one as an agent of that nation's push to dominate the world. Xi Jinping of China and Kim Jong Un of North Korea may be leaders Donald Trump would want to emulate, it is a former KGB chief and man wanting to re-establish the Soviet empire that Trump is beholden to.

    Talk all you want about "socialism" as a fear-inducing bug-a-boo by the wingnut fringe, but nothing compares with Trump's worship of and service to Vladimir Putin and his fascination with authoritarians and dictators.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 13, 2019 11:17 a.m.

    one old man - MSC, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    Thank you, Nancy and new Dems in Congress.

    Maybe now we will have a chance to Make America SANE Again . . . .
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    Nope, make America a Socialist country for the first time.....

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    Feb. 13, 2019 10:02 a.m.

    @countryvoice: "What about the new Iran deal that has Iran stopped dead in their tracks? What about the new NATO deal where all the other members have forked over past due money? What about a new climate deal where the rest of the world is finally doing their part? Yea and of course what about the deal where North Korea has handed over their nuclear weapons? A new NAFTA and deal with China where the US finally has dominance again?"

    Per Google, nearly all of the substance of the paragraph above is categorically false.

    The parts of that paragraph that are true? Iran, China and North Korea are real countries and NATO is a real strategic alliance.

  • countryvoice3 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    Impartial7.."Trump can't negotiate"

    What? What about the new Iran deal that has Iran stopped dead in their tracks? What about the new NATO deal where all the other members have forked over past due money? What about a new climate deal where the rest of the world is finally doing their part? Yea and of course what about the deal where North Korea has handed over their nuclear weapons? A new NAFTA and deal with China where the US finally has dominance again?

    See he's accomplished more in two years than any other President ever....or not.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    Thank you, Nancy and new Dems in Congress.

    Maybe now we will have a chance to Make America SANE Again . . . .

  • wgirl , 00
    Feb. 12, 2019 8:16 p.m.

    The Republican leaders have no idea what Trump will do.

    The White House says they were in daily communication with the Republicans on the negotiation team. The Republicans on that team say they got Trump's approval on all the points of the negotiation. But, when it comes down to it, nobody knows what Trump will do. There is no rhyme or reason...no logic...to what he does. He does what he thinks is in his own best interest at any given moment.

    Will he do what Sean and Ann tell him to do?

    I don't think he is willing to shut down the government again, but I think there is a good chance he will sign the bill but also declare a national "emergency" and take funds appropriated for defense for his wall.

    If the Republicans - who called Obama a "King" and a "Monarch" for signing Executive Orders - don't stand up to Trump if he does claim there is an "emergency" on the southern border, they will not only be hypocrites, but they will be responsible for all the national "emergencies" that other Presidents declare in the years to come.

    Votes have consequences. I think the day will come when Trump voters are ashamed to admit what they did to our country.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 7:54 p.m.

    Mexico isn't paying for it. Neither is congress. He's trying now to tell us a bunch of it has been built anyway. Not on his watch.

  • Mary Mc Lacey, WA
    Feb. 12, 2019 4:15 p.m.

    Does a bill have to "thrill" trump for him to sign it? Are we moving into thrill or kill reality TV legislation? If so, do we get to say "you're fired' if we don't like what he does ?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 1:48 p.m.

    He may not be happy but he'll continue to keep about 40% of Americans believing in the unbelievable.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    Feb. 12, 2019 1:06 p.m.

    Trump: "I can't say I'm happy. I can't say I'm thrilled"

    Americans do not care about your feelings.

    If you want to be thrilled or happy, next time hire a competent negotiator.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 11:54 a.m.

    Trump can't negotiate. Never has. Ask his previous business partners and employees. Trump overpaid for just about every one of his NYC properties (and then defaulted on many loans). He bullies, threatens and stomps off. That might work in real estate, with other properties to go to, but there's on 1 US Congress that he must deal with. A 10 year old with a lemonade stand can negotiate better than Trump.