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GOP Congressman: Biden Can End The War In Ukraine By Having Trump Call Putin

If perhaps you had heard all of the ridiculous shit that can possibly emanate from the mouth of a Republican, consider what Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) had to say Thursday about how the Biden administration can end the war in Ukraine.

According to the congressman, the war would immediately end of President Joe Biden asked disgraced former president Donald Trump call Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling Fox News anchor John Roberts:

“Joe Biden, you need to call Donald Trump. Donald Trump will call Vladimir Putin and end this war. We must stop this war, and Donald Trump can do it.”

The remarks from Nehls come just a day after Biden announced would be sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine to help them repel Russian troops.

When it comes to the tanks, Nehls had this to say:

“The American people have to understand that is a very powerful piece of equipment, but it requires an enormous amount of logistical support. You have to have a logistical package. It has a jet engine. When you have to remove that engine, you need a big crane. It’s called, an M-88. It’s a wrecker for a tank. And you need to have smart people working on that. You need to have the maintenance personnel. You need to have the individuals know how.”

Here’s what doesn’t make sense about what the congressman said: For years now, Donald Trump has claimed he has no ties to Russia and denied that he is friends with Putin. But now Congressman Nehls is certain that one phone call from Trump to Putin would put an end to the fighting.

If Trump can end the war so damn easily, why doesn’t he just pick up the phone and do so? No one is stopping him.

We won’t hold our breath waiting for Donald Trump to do anything good for the United States or our allies. He never has.

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Tucker Carlson Says Lindsey Graham’s ‘Personal Life’ Explains His Support For Ukraine

According to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the reason Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is so eager to give more military aid to Ukraine as it continues to fight against a Russian invasion is because of the senator’s “personal life.”

Mediaite reports that Carlson made his comments on his show Thursday evening, seeming to suggest that Graham’s sexuality might be in question. The senator is 67 and has never been married, leading some to say that he’s a closeted homosexual.

“So, the other day Lindsey Graham came out–” Carlson began, taking a long pause “–the Republican from South Carolina, and said that he agreed with Joe Biden and Zelensky.

Carlson then played a clip of Graham remarking:

“How does this war end? When Russia breaks and they take Putin out. Anything short of that, the war’s gonna continue. To ask the Ukrainians to give Russia part of the country after all this death and destruction is not gonna happen. To signal a ceasefire, Russia will take the opportunity to rearm and come at them again. So, we’re in it to win it and the only way you’re gonna win it is to break the Russian military and have somebody in Russia take Putin out.”

That led Carlson to tell his viewers:

“So, it’s really hard to overstate how crazy this is. And you don’t want to play shrink and wonder about, you know, what emptiness at the core of Lindsey Graham’s personal life causes him to identify so strongly with a country he’s not a citizen of. Something’s going on there.”

According to Carlson, continuing to assist the Ukrainians will only lead to wider conflict, including a catastrophic war between the U.S. and Russia.

“What happens then?. Well, the world’s largest land mass falls into ungovernable chaos.”

Leave it to Fox News to try and slag a member of the GOP simply because they don’t like his foreign policy aims. What’s next? Will Carlson begin suggesting that Graham is a transsexual? With Fox, you just never know how low they’ll go.

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Don Jr. Gets Slammed For Calling Ukrainian President Zelensky A ‘Welfare Queen’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, telling U.S. lawmakers that “Your money is not charity. It is an investment in the global security and democracy that we handle in the most responsible way.”

But despite the fact that Russia continues to attack Ukraine and kill innocent civilians, some Republicans have been critical of the U.S. commitment to our Ukrainian allies.

One of those is none other than the son of failed, one-term, twice-impeached loser ex-president Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., who called Zelensky a “welfare queen” for daring to seek more military aid from the U.S.

On Twitter, Don Jr. posted this hateful missive:

“Zelensky is basically an ungrateful international welfare queen.”

The “welfare queen” slur was coined by Ronald Reagan during his first run for the White House in the 1970s. It was a direct attack on antipoverty programs that began during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson to help rectify the injustices that led to the civil rights movement.

While Don Jr. is certainly entitled to his opinion, no matter how ignorant his take on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, he’s not exactly the one to be throwing stones at others, as Twitter users quickly reminded him.

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Revealed: Trump Owed $20 Million To A Company Allied With North Korea While President

To many, it seemed odd that Donald Trump would be interested in trying to make peace with North Korea while he was president. After all, he had once threatened the hermit nation with “fire and fury” if they continued to test nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles that could one day reach the United States.

What was with Trump’s bizarre fascination with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un? Did he truly believe he could talk Kim out of his nuclear ambitions?

A report from Forbes suggests that Trump might have been operating out of his own financial interest on behalf of a company that has extensive business ties to North Korea.

Buried in a heap of recently released financial paperwork sits a surprising revelation: Donald Trump had a foreign creditor he failed to disclose while running for president in 2016 and after assuming office in 2017.

The documents, compiled by the Trump Organization and obtained by the New York attorney general, show a previously unreported liability of $19.8 million listed as “L/P Daewoo.” The debt stems from an agreement Trump struck to share some of his licensing fees with Daewoo, a South Korean conglomerate that partnered with Trump on a project near the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Trump eliminated the debt five-and-a-half months into his tenure as president, according to the documents. He seems to have acted with some urgency to wipe the liability off his balance sheet. From 2011 to 2016, the documents show that the balance stayed static at $19.8 million. Paperwork capturing Trump’s financial picture as of June 30, 2017, five months into his presidency, appears to show that the balance had dropped to $4.3 million, $15.5 million less than it had been a year earlier. Trump got rid of the debt altogether shortly after that. “Daewoo was bought out of its position on July 5, 2017,” the documents say, without specifying who exactly paid off the loan.

Did Daewoo pay off Trump’s debt as some sort of quid pro quo? Such an arrangement might have gone something like this: Trump would agree to hold talks with Kim and ratchet down the incendiary rhetoric he had once used in exchange for the $19.8 million disappearing from the Trump debit sheet.

Amazingly, the fact that Trump owed such a huge sum to a company that does business with North Korea (which U.S. companies are prohibited from doing under federal law and sanctions) may not have actually been illegal, just unethical as hell, Forbes notes.

Although the debt appeared on the Trump Organization’s internal paperwork, it did not show up on Trump’s public financial disclosure reports, documents he was required to submit to federal officials while running for president and after taking office. Trump’s former chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, told the New York Times in 2016 that his boss disclosed all debt connected to companies in which Trump held a 100% stake on the documents. That was not true.

There is a chance that Trump’s omission may have been legal, nonetheless. Although officials have to list personal loans on their financial disclosures, the law does not require them to include loans to their companies, unless they are personally liable for the loans. The Trump Organization documents do not specify whether the former president, who owned 100% of the entities responsible for the debt, personally guaranteed the liability, leaving it unclear whether he broke the law or merely took advantage of a loophole.

How many other countries does Trump and the Trump Organization have with other nations hostile to the United States? It’d be nice to know that before the disgraced former president runs again in 2024, but as of this moment, there is no law requiring him to release a full accounting of his business dealings, meaning that he could be an ever bigger threat to American national security than we ever imagined.


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Trump Agrees With Saudis Raising Price Of Oil – Says They’ve ‘Been Treated Badly By The United States’

According to disgraced, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia had every right to urge OPEC to raise the price of oil — even though it will hurt the average American — because the Saudis have been “treated badly by the United States.”

Speaking to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on his radio program Friday, Trump claimed Saudi Arabia “has been treated very badly by the United States, by this particular group of people” and that the Biden administration took the Saudis “for granted.”

Earlier this month, the Saudis announced they would be cutting oil production by 2 million barrels a day, a move the Biden administration called a “hostile act” that would result in the U.S. “reevaluating” its relationship with the kingdom.

Trump also said that if he was still president, he would not have retaliated against Saudi Arabia because they serve as a useful counterbalance to Iran, which makes little or no sense because it’s merely playing one repressive regime against another and sullying the name of the United States by doing business with a country that routinely cuts off people’s heads in public for simply disagreeing with the policies of the Saudi royal family.

Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump would defend the Saudis no matter what they do. After all, he has yet to criticize Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his role in the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Fred Hiatt of The Washington Posted noted in April of 2020:

No doubt President Trump was unaware of the significance of the date he chose to salute “my friend MBS.”

No doubt Trump had no idea that it was the year-and-a-half-anniversary of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

But, yes, Trump’s tweet came 18 months to the day after his “friend MBS” — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — had a hit squad murder Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. A hit squad that included forensic doctor Salah Mohammed Tubaigy, who brought his bone saw with him from Riyadh.

It’s hard to tell who exactly is more evil, Trump or his murderous “friend” in Riyadh.