Friday, April 26, 2019

$2 million to North Korea for the 'health care' of a murdered American? That Don Trump, he's a master deal maker.

Mod: The little details a master deal maker must take care of when he's on the way to winning a Nobel Peace Prize for a nuclear disarmament agreement with Kim Jong Un. After all, would you want to upset the Jongster when so much is at stake?

Donald Trump Agreed To Pay North Korea $2 Million For Otto Warmbier Hospital Bills, Report Says (Newsweek link): President Donald Trump approved a $2 million payment to cover the medical care of Otto Warmbier, a then-comatose University of Virginia student jailed in North Korea, according to a new report.

Warmbier was participating in a trip to North Korea late December 2015 through early January 2016 when he was detained and later charged for allegedly committing a "hostile act"—attempting to leave the country with a sign bearing a slogan from the ruling Korean Workers' Party. After sentencing, the 21-year-old at some point fell into a coma. He was eventually returned to the U.S. in June 2017 but died about a week later after he failed to regain consciousness, and the decision was made to have his feeding tube removed.

On Thursday, new information about discussions surrounding Warmbier's return was revealed by The Washington Post's Anna Fifield. Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, Fifield reported that North Korea billed the U.S. $2 million for Warmbier's hospital bill and that Trump himself approved the invoice.


While the bill was sent to the Treasury Department, it could not be confirmed whether or not it was actually paid. White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said, "We do not comment on hostage negotiations, which is why they have been so successful during this administration."

Mod: That little matter of Otto's likely murder being beneath Sarah's consideration.

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77 comments:

  1. So 2M for the torture and imprisonment of an American returned in a near coma?

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    1. A small price compared to the millions of Koreans killed by the United States.

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    2. More proof that Trump supporters are anti-American.

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    3. Trump said Kim was "very honorable". Of curse, we know what country he really loves.

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    4. Yet another disgusting day in the Dump so-called ‘presidency’.

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    5. Yes, Kim honorably had his own half brother poisoned at an airport.

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  2. I hear comments about orange idiot building hotels in North Korea. Well it's Poorest country in that part of the world ab ject property except for a very few very high government officials. Most of the residents are dealing with not starving to death on a daily basis. No private business owners or ownership everything is owned by Un who is the government. No money for food what they need with a hotel? Its a closed country foreigners aren't allowed in id like to see that idiot trump make any profit there.

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  3. This of course makes another mess that Real Americans will have to bail the (djt) clown out of. Once again The world see's and hears the facts surround all (djt) personal B.S. spreads - he is just another republican. GOP, RNC cheap trick. The a fore mentioned people and political (criminal) organization have lost all credibility in the real world.

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  4. Remember that, in Hanoi, President Trump said he believed Kim Jong Un didn't know about Otto Warmbier's death. "He tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word...I don’t believe he would have allowed that to happen."

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    1. What are Trump's gut feelings about Kim's order to kill his own half brother?

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    2. Trump would likely say the Jonger knew nothing about it. And he believes him.

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  5. There is a new game being played out in the real world and it's called: what are we going to do after the 'big republican dummy' is thrown out of office or leaves via handcuffs? https://www.rollcall.com/news/the-gop-identity-crisis-on-the-horizon Republican know for a fact they will be in the dog house for years if not decades, they will have to learn to wear fake faces to hide their shame.

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    1. They should have been in the doghouse for Bush, and Nixon

      Dumb Americans keep supporting them

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  6. If this happened under Hillary or Obama, impeachment would already be under way

    And the GOP would *NOT* be pissing themselves wondering how it would "play" in the 2020 elections...

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    1. If it were Hillary or Obama, the White House would be surrounded by armed RWNJs ... um, er ... Constitutional scholars.

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    2. Koch flunkies .

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  7. Some things never change with the GOP.

    Wasn't it during the investigation of the Reagan campaign's possession of Carter's stolen debate briefing papers we learned the Reagan campaign had conspired to further weaken Carter by promising and later giving arms to Iran in exchange for delaying the release of the American hostages until after the election?

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    1. Another whatabout idiot.

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    2. Today’s topic is about Republicans paying off a US enemy. 7:10 raised a historical example of the same thing, but didn’t try to change the subject, such as to something the other side (Dems) did, which is how whataboutism works.

      So by claiming whataboutism incorrectly, 9:08 has tried to change the subject.

      Foo’ doesn’t realize his claim of whataboutism is in itself whataboutism.

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  8. If you owe or possess trillions of dollars, does that make you a Trillionaire? or a fake financial idiot like (djt). If that question and more have gotten your attention read this. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-25/220000-every-man-woman-and-child-america-now-72-trillion-dollars-debt

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  9. Instead of 'Donald Duck' a new code has been selected for (djt) George Conway slammed Trump as 'Deranged Donald,' and a new nickname was born. George Conway wants to get the hashtag #DerangedDonald trending and he has.

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  10. To begin with: Mods opening comment this morning; again giggles. The ladt Progressive Democratic President we had received the Nobel Peace Prize for his mixed skin tone, hows that for irony!

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    1. Are you David Duke?

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    2. Are you a racist?

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    3. Is that why he received it? It was never mentioned at the ceremony.

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  11. Si because President Obama brought hime ten American's from North Korea, and paid for each; but could care less about the college student Otto Warmbier, poster 8:12am brings a known racist into their argument.
    This gives validation as to why Otto was not brought home by President Obama, because the other prisoner's were brown and Otto was white.
    Thanks for clearing up the progressive lefts stance again on hopeful future voters for their party.

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    1. Why would Obama not want to bring home a white person?

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    2. Because he's a racist!

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    3. I doubt anyone would want to bring you home.

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  12. Because President Truman (D) got America into the Forgotten War, which was never declared a War, poster 6:24am blames the United States for the deaths of Koreans attempting to fight a communist take over by North Korea, China and Russia.
    You progressives cannot rewrite history, and you progressives dont make honorable decisions when it comes down to protecting American lives in foreign countries.

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    1. Nice try 8:36, but 6:24 is not a progressive, but is one of your Dear Leader Trump's Russian friends.

      So in keeping with a friend of a friend is a friend, 6:24 is on your side, the Trump-Putin side.

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    2. GOP Bush the Lesser couldn't even bother to protect Americans at home by reading the report on an imminent attack against the US (though he did finish reading "My Pet Goat" while the attack was underway.)

      Obama protected Americans by droning the hell out of terrorists and getting Bin Laden after the previous GOP administration failed to do so despite the GOP's unnecessary, contrived, Halliburton-enriching wars that killed thousands Americans.

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    3. Another whatabout idiot.

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    4. Poor 10:40/10:16 can’t figure out what whataboutism is.

      8:36 claimed the left doesn’t protect American lives. 9:08 explained how Obama did and the GOP didn’t.

      Same topic. No change of subject. No whataboutism. See also 10:16, above.

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    5. Whatabout Uranium One?

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    6. I’m 6:24.

      8:36 is a coward for not responding to me directly.

      9:00 is a dummy for thinking I like that a-hole trump.

      Truth is millions of Koreans were killed (some of them my ancestors) by american globalist intervention.

      I encourage all to study history- you’ll make better-informed decisions tomorrow.

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    7. Doing the bidding of a friend of a friend makes one a friend 12:48.

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  13. No deal was made, no money changed hands for the release of Otto Warmbier.

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    1. He was murdered, fool.

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    2. By Trump's friend.

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    3. Who then gave him $2 million dollars.

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    4. Trump cares about health care.

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  14. Word has it Hannity is thinking of bailing on Fox because he feels they are no longer loyal to Trump.

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    1. He belongs at InfoWars, though perhaps the real issue is that the reason he was a client of the Trump Syndicate’s fixer, Cohen, is catching up with him?

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    2. Probably wants to start his own cable news network. One totally dedicated to Trump.

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    3. Hannity should take a job at Russia Today. He’d fit right in.

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  15. The so called president lies a lot and doesn't pay his bills hopefully that is the case in this instance.

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    1. No one bothered to read the last paragraph of the article...making the entirety of the article meaningless hate.

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    2. I am not sure anything that walks around on fewer than 4 legs believes anything Sarah Sanders says.

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    3. Believing Sarah Sanders is just about as dumb as believing Bob Barr.

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  16. We would love to have a new conservative news channel in the line up, Fox News is showing us that they are exposed as progressive in their delivery from many of their commentators, journalists and opinion writers.
    Hopefully we will see a new network in the near future.
    Still, Fox News continues to be less bias than their competition networks for ratings.

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    1. It’s official now. Our St Petersburg troll says FoxNews is leftist. Time to starts watching the Mussolini Network.

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  17. A Russian spy working for the NRA and the Kremlin & Deranged (djt) Butina admitted last year to covertly gathering intelligence on the National Rifle Association and other groups at the direction of a former Russian lawmaker. Her guilty plea to a single charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent came as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Russian-sentenced-to-18-months-for-being-agent-13798125.php

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  18. And although the last administration was aware of the Russian meddling, and current administration as a well as the house and senate are now aware...what has anyone proposed to do about it?

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    1. Obama put sanctions on Russia
      Trump tried to remove them

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  19. Trump’s Conspiracy Against the US and Obstruction of Justice:

    Looks like the difference between “beyond a reasonable doubt” and “preponderance of evidence” is finally being discussed.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/opinion/mueller-trump-campaign-russia-conpiracy-.amp.html

    Here’s what I posted here on 4/18:

    AnonymousApril 18, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    One thing that everyone seems to be unduly focusing on is the notion that conspiracy against the United States and obstruction must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

    That is a standard by which prosecutors determine whether a person should be charged with a crime.

    Congress and the media should focus instead on whether there is a preponderance of evidence of a conspiracy against the United States and obstruction of justice.

    If so, it is clear that Trump is unfit to be president, even if he shouldn’t be imprisoned for his acts.

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    1. The point is a good one. A President of the United States should be beyond all reproach. Trump is far less than that.

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    2. Whatabout you can't have obstruction on a false conspiracy.

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    3. Whatabout pigs that fly?

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    4. Complete lie and you know you’re posting a Russian Trump initiated meme, Ivan 12:47.

      You can be convicted of obstruction of an investigation even if the investigation reveals no underlying crime.

      Regarding your sub-meme, there was indeed a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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  20. And thats why Hillary lost the Presidency, "beyond all reproach" Hillary Clinton can not pass the smell test. She stinks, along with her family of "preponderance of evidence" obstructions.

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    1. Poor Trumpy can’t handle current events. Instead he has fallen back on GRU misinformation from 2016.

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    2. Hillary was investigates for 30 years. Nada.

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    3. Hillary has nothing to do with Trump’s numerous crimes.

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    4. And the best part is... she still beat out trump on votes!

      As bad as she is, he’s even more the loser
      😂😂😂

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  21. Some of the comments from Trump supporters today prove that the will make excuses for any of his horrible deeds. Including sending $2 million in taxpayer dollars to the bloodthirsty dictator that murdered an American.

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  22. No Trumpers make it a point that THEY DO NOT READ information or have analytical skills.
    No payment to North Korea; but the American economy has grown aother 3.2% along with the lowest unemployment on record.

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    1. Wow. A semi-colon between NK and GDP.

      Talk about lacking analytical skills.

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  23. Another disturbing event that 'Disturbed dOnAlD' spewed his B.S. out on to the audience in April 2019. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/during-nra-speech-trump-revokes-another-global-arms-treaty/ar-BBWjL4J

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  24. Mike Pence might be safe, but thee are other states who haven't banned this crude practice or maybe Mike Pence is a product of this practice? There are now 16 U.S. states that have banned conversion therapy, the widely discredited practice aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Conversion therapy is linked to higher rates of depression and suicide. This helps explain why more than a dozen states are considering legislation to outlaw it, on top of the states that have already done so.

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  25. Thanks 5:06pm this may explain you, but it still does not explain your thought process. Try again.

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    1. "... this may explain you."

      What explains you, comrade?

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  26. Oh no, even the young people have been corrupted and are being arrested to serve time for their crimes for the fuhrer.
    https://hillreporter.com/co-founder-of-students-for-trump-arrested-on-fraud-charges-32715

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    1. Why would they arrest A Trump acolyte for following the master's teachings?

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  27. Virginia's national championship college men’s basketball team has declined an invitation to visit The White House. No cheeseburgers for them!

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