Trump Lies Too Much to Take His Word that There Was Ever a Taliban Meeting

Our Reality TV President has done more to debase the presidency of the United States than anyone could ever have imagined. Donald Trump’s pathological lying, infantile insults, willful ignorance, blatant self-dealing, mental infirmity, disrespect for the law and the Constitution, and bizarre affinity for foreign dictators, cannot be dismissed as mere character flaws. They are dangerously and deliberately anti-American.

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Among Trump’s multitude of personal and presidential improprieties are his official proclamations via Twitter. They represent an unprecedented devaluing of governmental discourse. It’s a cartoon version of diplomacy. And Trump’s latest Twitter pronouncement may truly have blasted through the bottom of the barrel and excavated a rough passage to China.

There is so much wrong with this tweet it’s hard to comprehend that it wasn’t the work of comedians on acid. And while many of Trump’s Twitter outbursts seem astonishingly stupid, this one really deserves further examination. So let’s break it down, shall we?

Disclosing Peace Talks with Terrorists
The first problem with this tweet is that it exists at all. No sane leader would even contemplate disclosing on Twitter that there was a secret meeting being planned with the same terrorists who harbored the 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Nor would the cancelation of such a clandestine meeting be tweeted along with petulant threats to make future talks even more difficult.

Invitation Without Pre-conditions or Concessions
Trump’s tweet revealed that he intended to reward these still unrepentant terrorists with a meeting at a presidential retreat on U.S. soil, despite the fact that they have not conceded a single thing to earn it. To the contrary, they still celebrate 9/11 as a proud victory in their struggle to impose a radical form of islamic rule. They continue to be affiliated with Al Qaeda and it’s religious and imperialistic principles. And since the Taliban haven’t agreed to anything prior to the meeting, an agreement that fails to restrict their governance of Afghanistan appears all the more likely. Especially since Trump is such an awful negotiator that he already said publicly that he wants to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan. He needs a deal more than than they do, which can only result in a bad deal for the U.S.

Staining the Anniversary of 9/11
Trump also managed to show callous disrespect for the victims of 9/11, their families, and all Americans by scheduling a meeting with bin Laden’s protectors for the week of the anniversary of 9/11. The memory of that horrific event is still an open wound that millions of Americans recall in stark and painful detail. Apparently that isn’t the case for Trump.

Canceling the Meeting Because Terrorists Committed an Act of Terror
This is a mind-boggling admission by Trump. Peace talks are always held between two warring factions. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one side or the other engages in violence prior to the completion of any peace treaty. That’s the whole reason for the talks. But Trump is pretending that a recent car bombing in Kabul is his excuse for calling off the meeting. What was he expecting? He never demanded anything, including a cease fire.

Trump Wants to Know: “How Many More Decades Are They Willing to Fight?”
It’s hard to imagine that Trump thinks this is a serious question. The Taliban, and their comrades in Al Qaeda, have already been fighting for many decades that go back to before the U.S ever set foot in Afghanistan. He should ask his friends in Russia. It’s further evidence that they are committed to a long term battle that Trump is showing he doesn’t have the stomach for. Most Americans certainly do not want this war to continue, but as President, it’s foolish and dangerous to show your cards to the enemy.

What Peace Talks?
It’s notable that there has been no confirmation from the Taliban that any meeting was ever actually scheduled. There is no indication that they traveled to the U.S., or were preparing to do so. There is no indication that they have had to alter such plans. They have not issued any statements criticizing Trump for abandoning the peace effort. Just total silence from the Taliban.

And that may be the most revealing part of this whole affair. Why is anyone taking Trump’s word that there were any peace talks scheduled in the first place? This is the President who has spent the last week insisting that his inclusion of Alabama among the states at risk during Hurricane Dorian was correct, despite documented evidence that it wasn’t. He went so far as to summon the Fox News White House correspondent to the Oval Office for a spanking because everyone at Fox wasn’t obediently regurgitating his lies. He’s the President who has told more than 12,000 lies just since his inauguration.

Consequently, it would be foolish to assume that any peace talks were actually scheduled with the Taliban. Trump could easily have made it up the way he made up what he said was the question he was asked most at the G7 meetings in France a couple of weeks ago. Or the way he made up the size of the crowd at his inauguration. Or the way that he made up that China pays the tariffs, not American importers and consumers. Or the way he made up untold numbers of other purposeful fallacies intend to deceive the American people. So until there is proof that peace talks at Camp David were actually scheduled between Trump and the Taliban, no one should believe they were. His tweet is just not good enough.

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12 thoughts on “Trump Lies Too Much to Take His Word that There Was Ever a Taliban Meeting

    • That Trump would schedule such a mtg. here, with them, so near anniversary date of 9/11, doesn’t surprise me at all. Trump Tower was not hit, so he doesn’t care what happened or how many died. That’s Trump, everyday.
      I don’t believe any such mtg. was agreed to be held, unless we hear that from the other side. And that’s a miserable thing to say, I know, but worse is that I cannot believe our own president to be telling the truth about this (or any other) matter!
      We should always be able to trust that our president is not a lying piece of shit without any boundaries & without ANY loyalty or dedication to this country!
      Remove him.
      He is the true “enemy of our people & of our country”!
      That’s a fact.
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  1. He does this to distract from how he’s connected to his good friend Jeffy Epstein. The two are Crime partners and Trumpf (R) is hoping for the Judge’s ruling on Epstein’s papers and videos to be released is blocked. Is he the Anonymous ‘person’ suing the Court to block the release? If he has nothing to hide, (that looks worse in writing), he will never object to prove he’s not another baby girl raping pedophile. When he’s forced out of Office the Prosecution must continue, no one is above our Laws, not even Vladimir Putin’s choice. The entire Trumpf (R) mob needs to go to Federal Prison, to balance out the damages done.

  2. That Trump would schedule such a mtg. here, with them, so near anniversary date of 9/11, doesn’t surprise me at all. Trump Tower was not hit, so he doesn’t care what happened or how many died. That’s Trump, everyday.
    I don’t believe any such mtg. was agreed to be held, unless we hear that from the other side. And that’s a miserable thing to say, I know, but worse is that I cannot believe our own president to be telling the truth about this (or any other) matter!
    We should always be able to trust that our president is not a lying piece of shit without any boundaries & without ANY loyalty or dedication to this country!
    Remove him.
    He is the true “enemy of our people & of our country”!
    That’s a fact.

    • I agree. Seems strange to me that they’d agree to meet here, anymore than Trump wanting to meet “on their turf”. Home field advantage ‘n all.
      I’m not even sure I believe a peace proposal was so close to signing? If so, leave it to Trump to call it all off at last minute. After all, he didn’t do all that hard work making any kind of deal. Others do the work; he comes in for the glory moment, bragging rights.
      (“Art of The Deal”, my ass.) Unless there was a ceasefire agreement, don’t know why he’d expect fighting to suddenly stop in war zones? Trump was busy golfing & rerouting a hurricane with his Sharpie. Guess he couldn’t just draw the Taliban in with a Sharpie, on picture of Camp David, eh?
      Trump demands — doesn’t even know how to negotiate.
      No one likes a bully! He knows zero about wars, or much of anything else one should know to lead a nation. And he does not care. Can’t be bothered to learn cuz’ he’s certain that he knows everything! Just ask him.
      Thinks he was elected King, or God, & he acts like it. He is allowed to do so, for some insane reason that I don’t quite understand.
      Trump thinks he could rule the world, but he hasn’t any of the skills, or the gray matter, to do so — even if, God Forbid, it was handed to him on a golden platter!
      I hope we all survive “the Trump Regime”. He’s pissing off everyone, even our long-time allies cannot trust us anymore. Can’t blame them. And now, Trump is stupidly, pissing off people with big bombs. “Does the name Custer mean anything to you, Trump?!?” (Doubt it does.)
      And Mr. John Bolton, well he is very determined to get his war with Iran that he’s been itching for since Iraq war. The “men behind the curtain” , who are really the ones in power, running it all in secret – in the darkest of shadows; they’re leftover group from W. Bush’s White House with a few new guys of like minds. They are NOT men of Peace & Goodwill — farthest thing from it! They are VERY POWERFUL tho. Dirty, nasty & yes, evil men. They are running dictatorship from the shadows – by Executive Orders, – with help from
      many Republican minions. No Congressional involvement. No checks & balances. They don’t fear war. They want war! War is power — Their aphrodisiac. THEY aren’t the ones going to kill & be killed, so for them, is like a living video game — bomb-dropping drones & all. Rumsfeld’s biggest wish come true. (Step out from behind curtain & take a bow, Rummy.)
      They always get what they want. They scare me. And they’ve had years to plan this power play & put pieces in place. “World Domination” ~ only it’s not a video game when real lives are being played with in a bloody war!

      Those who call for war should always lead the charge themselves, I feel. Reality check like no other. ?

      Well, tomorrow is another day in Trumpworld, USA. Who knows what he’ll do next? So mentally unstable – hard to predict anymore. Doubt even he knows.
      I wish he’d drop dead during 1 of his angry screaming fits, from heart attack. “Fitting.”
      Oops?! Guess that’s not very Christian thinking, but it is the truth! I never claim to be perfect, by any means, but if I confess it, am Forgiven. I’ll go with that.

  3. Usually meetings between two or more belligerents are held in a neutral world city, i.e. Paris, Vienna, Zurich, etc. It’s truly doubtful that the Taliban would come to the United States for such a meeting. I am sure the Taliban would have a big say where such a meeting would take place. Trumpelstiltskin would just love to grandstand it up if he could meet such adversaries face to face in his own backyard.

  4. There’s no way the Tyrant would plan a meeting at Camp David. He can’t personally profit from it.

    • Shhhh… A secret meeting, no less. Until Trump, it was normal to hold such meetings at Camp David, the Presidential Retreat. It’s safe, great security set-up, doesn’t cost taxpayers bunch of extra money (like all Trump’s visits to his properties do!) & It’s a beautiful, peaceful, secure setting. Hell, it’s perfect! Not good enuff for Trump apparently. From day #1 & 1st meeting with foreign leader, as prezident, the private meeting was at Mar-a-Lago, as if doing his private business stuff & not working for us at all. Been that way ever since too.

      • Camp David probably has a media stage where Lying Donny could broadcast his “Afghan Peace Summit” after all parties were present. I very much doubt that a single car bombing was the cause of his distress. He didn’t know the victims and could care less. Isn’t Jared the Mideast Peace Czar? He should go to Afghanistan and meet with the Taliban.

  5. Ain’t that the truth! And rest of world outside this country seem to know that. Only here at home is there a group of willing numbchucks being taught what to chant at Trump rallies & Rethug cronies who pretend all is fine, bring loyal to the man in WH, not to Our Country & its people!

  6. Punk schoolyard bully, who never learned any social skills whatsoever & Daddy’s money substituted for education, social skills, and no doubt, all the dates he’s ever had. Other than lecherous pedophiles, don’t think he has/had any friends that he didn’t buy with that money. Users & losers, and he couldn’t tell the difference, never having close relationship with anyone but himself.

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