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Someone else who has figured out that the emperor has no clothes.


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uniquely dysfunctional

Indeed.


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his career could end in disgrace

We can only hope....


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His career could should end in disgrace.

There. Fixed it...


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Seems like Mr. Darroch hit the sweet point, and Mr. T.´s reactions only confirm the ambassadors assessment.
 
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I guess Mr. Darroch does not have a future as a Faux News commentator.

I certainly hope he gets reassigned to an embassy somewhere that appreciates his keen powers of observation.

Of course, if Number 10 wants to further irritate I-1, they could just leave Mr. Darroch in Washington. Hee hee.


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And now he has resigned mostly because (according to the Guardian paper) BoJo failed to say he would support him in the role as ambassador.

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Apparently Paul Ryan had a Kim Darroch moment.

And the very thin-skinned I-1 just can't ignore it.

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The president's tweets followed the release of excepts from an upcoming book by Politico's Tim Alberta. Ryan reportedly said in the book that he saw his retirement from Congress as an "escape hatch."

He also criticized the president in the book, which is set to be published on Tuesday.

“Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time,” Ryan reportedly told Alberta. “We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think he’s making some of these knee-jerk reactions.”


https://thehill.com/homenews/s...2-loss-is-mine-alone

More on the Twit Tirade:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politi...-leadership-n1029156


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"I've got morons on my team."

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... and a criminal investigation is opened.

As I thought. We'll see if it leads into B.J.'s office.
 
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I figured the Brits were going to figure out who leaked it. I know my first thought when the story broke was "who will benefit from the fallout?"


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"I've got morons on my team."

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Wouldn't it be delicious if Boris winds up getting indicted.
 
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This is the kind of behavior I've long thought I-1 is capable of. He is so focused on himself and is incapable of seeing the possible consequences of his actions.

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Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, Britain’s Ambassador to Washington wrote in a bombshell memo to Downing Street.

Sir Kim Darroch’s claim – made after Boris Johnson made a doomed trip to the White House to change the President’s mind – is revealed in leaked cables and briefing notes which led to Sir Kim’s resignation last week.


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Sir Kim’s Iran memo was sent in May 2018, after Mr Johnson – who was then Foreign Secretary – had been dispatched to Washington to make a last ditch plea to President Trump not to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran designed to prevent the regime from building an atomic bomb.

Despite a frantic 26 hours of meetings with Trump’s closest advisers, it became clear that the President was not going to change his mind.

After Mr Johnson returned to London, Sir Kim told No 10 in a ‘diptel’ (diplomatic telegram) that Mr Trump’s Administration was ‘set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism’. The Ambassador wrote that Mr Trump appeared to be abandoning the deal for ‘personality reasons’ because it had been agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Sir Kim suggested there were splits among the President’s closest advisers and said the White House lacked a ‘day-after’ strategy on what to do following withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal was called.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48978484


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It isn’t just that he’s incapable of seeing the consequences. It’s that the consequences are irrelevant to him.

There’s what he wants and what’s good for him. Nothing else matters. Well, he does defer to his daughter and sons in minor ways. But that’s it.

The world’s foremost narcissist.
 
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The journalist who got the cables. But not who he got them from.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne...-man-Washington.html


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