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An idiot abroad: the G7 edition.

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36 minutes ago, marioandsonic said:

Well, what does Trump want it to be about?


34 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

What Donald J. Trump always wants everything to be about: himself.


Trump didn't want to go. 


Trump has questioned why he must attend G7



But in conversations with aides over the past weeks, Trump has questioned why he must attend, according to people familiar with the conversations. After the past two G7 summits ended acrimoniously, Trump complained about attending a third, saying he didn't view the gathering as a particularly productive use of his time.


After those summits, Trump was irked at the lengthy discussions about the environment and oceans, the people familiar said, and felt he wasn't given enough room to tout his achievements as president. Inside the White House, it wasn't clear Trump would commit to attending the this year's G7 until late spring.


To help make his attendance this week more palatable, aides lobbied to add a Sunday morning session focused on the global economy as a venue for him to brag about the US economy to leaders of nations where growth is slowing.


How that sessions unfolds remains to be seen: fellow leaders blame the global slowdown partly on his protracted trade war with China, which devolved on Friday when China announced new retaliatory tariffs on US goods. Trump responded by pressing American firms to cease business there, and equity markets dropped sharply.


And the notion of the American President convening a session simply to flaunt the relative strength of the US economy -- and taking credit for it -- isn't likely to sit well with other leaders, particularly since many of them blame his trade tactics for a slump in global growth.


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9 minutes ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

His hands look so small compared to those Japan PM. Donald is 6’3 and the Japanese PM is 5’7. 


My God, Donald has tiny child hands. 


A reporter dug up the molds for his Madame Tussauds hands and confirmed that they are in fact of below-average size for a man of his size.

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On Saturday, the 49-year-old FLOTUS arrived to dine alongside her husband and France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and his wife, Brigitte, at the Biarritz lighthouse wearing a cream-colored Gucci Pleated Technical Jersey Dress. The $3,800 sleeveless piece featured removable crystal brooches on a front belt chain and was paired with sky-high silver Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps, which retail for $745.


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