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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:23 PM

Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Source: Associated Press


Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
Updated 1:19 pm CDT, Thursday, August 22, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the amount of money spent.

Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the latest in an escalating spat between the U.S. and Denmark after Trump scrapped a visit to the country, saying current Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity.

Loekke Rasmussen, who led the country until June, tweeted Thursday to Trump: "We have had (proportionally) exactly the same numbers of casualties in Afghanistan as US. We always stands firm and ready."

Trump, who has urged NATO members to do more to meet the alliance's goal of committing 2 percent of gross domestic product to defense, earlier tweeted that "Denmark is only at 1.35%."

"We will not accept that our defense willingness is only about percentages," Loekke Rasmussen tweeted. "I told you at the NATO Summit in Brussels last year."

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Danish-ex-PM-attacks-Trump-for-comments-on-14369666.php





Lars Loekke Rasmussen, watching Mr. Trump

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Reply Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 22 OP
sandensea Aug 22 #1
progree Aug 22 #5
sandensea Aug 22 #6
madaboutharry Aug 22 #2
IcyPeas Aug 22 #3
Fresh_Start Aug 22 #4
bucolic_frolic Aug 22 #7
sandensea Aug 22 #8
Judi Lynn Aug 23 #9
sandensea Aug 23 #10
Mike_DuBois Aug 23 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:30 PM

1. Watching...and chuckling under his breath a little too

Of all the problems Danes might have imagined they could ever have with the U.S. (if any at all), they certainly never expected this one.

Of course though, it's not a problem with the U.S. - it's a problem with the Orange Blob.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:24 PM

5. Is he chuckling, or is that a pained grimace? n/t

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Response to progree (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:38 PM

6. The wry smile: a politician's best friend

Very useful in meetings with insane kleptocrats with their finger on the nuclear codes; and with mothers-in-law.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:31 PM

2. Stupid ass Trump picks a fight with Denmark.

Only Trump could find a way to alienate the Danes. He is insane.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:32 PM

3. ... and trump fires back in 5...4...3...2.... /nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:08 PM

4. counties attacked by Trump of defense spending rates

should say they can do it cheaper because they aren't paying companies to lobby the GOP in the USA.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:56 PM

7. In Trump's mind there is nothing but Trump and money

A developer. Numbers. Environmental impact is irrelevant to him. It's just resources, money, input, output, profit.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:15 PM

8. And Incestvanka

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Response to sandensea (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:16 AM

9. Good gawdalmighty! Never have seen that one! She has had to endure that crap or be cut out

of the will, and set loose in a totally alien world without people to look after her.

Makes you wonder if she ever realized how monstrous he really is, and he had to have a moment of truth and lay it all out for her that she has to go along with him or else, or if he started this crap when she was so young it was like boiling a frog slowly over her lifetime, and she never knew she was hopelessly ruined until she was...

He ESPECIALLY looks like the pervert he is in this photo. Wow!

Thanks for sharing.

<shudder>

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:25 AM

10. Straight out of the Roman Empire, aren't they.

Besides the degeneracy, these people are becoming a real danger to the nation - just as so many Roman emperors were to theirs.

A danger to the U.S. and the world.

I wouldn't be surprised if he orders an attack on Greenland now. His base would love it - and so would Big Awl and Big Mining.

Thank you, by the way, for keeping up with Brazil's ongoing Amazon fire crisis so dilligently, Judi.

Bolsonazi's definitely become the other great threat to world safety.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. Yeah...but in this case he's not wrong

 

NATO aggreement is each nation dedicates 2% to orovide for the common defense. Countries that don't are getting a free ride.

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