Weird French President Emmanuel Macron Admits to Trying to Bully Trump with Handshake

CNN

French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with US President Donald Trump in Brussels.

“My handshake with him, it’s not innocent,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview published Sunday. “It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth.”

The two newly-minted leaders met in Brussels on Thursday and shook hands in full view of the press.

Pool reporter Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post, who was in the room, described it:

“They shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening.”

Steve Holland, who covers the White House for Reuters, tweeted this: “The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard… Trump seems to just want his hand back.”

On at least one, and maybe two, occasions during the tug of war Trump tries to pull away and Macron just keeps holding on.

In the interview, Macron compared his own handshake to his leadership posture.

One must show that we won’t make little concessions, even symbolic ones,” Macron said.

The centrist European leader also likened Trump’s diplomatic approach to those of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Donald Trump, the President of Turkey or the President of Russia are of a mindset of power relations, which doesn’t bother me,” Macron said. “I don’t believe in diplomacy of the public invective but in bilateral dialogues. I don’t let anything go. That’s how one makes oneself respected.”

Youtube full handshake:

Trump is the MAN! Real Women Appreciate Real Men!

Last year, bikini photos of the woman on the left, Ice-Ts wife Coco, were mistaken for photos of the president of Croatia and went viral. That’s Madam President on the right. Very attractive, I think you will agree.

Yesterday, Madam President got some more attention. This time for her looks of adoration given to American president Donald J. Trump.

Check out the photo collage in the Tweet below.

A REAL WOMAN LIKES WHAT SHE SEES!

Here are a few more photos of her.

Trump Invites Rowdy Rody Duterte to White House

A coveted invitation to visit the white House has been extended by President Trump to Philippines tough guy President Rodrigo Duterte.

America’s Glorius Leader seems to enjoy meeting foreign leaders. Rody should be no exception. He called Obama a “son of a bitch.” I’m sure Trump has done the same in private. Immediately, the two men should experience a bond.

CNN

President Donald Trump invited his polarizing Philippines counterpart to the White House during a phone call in which the two leaders discussed North Korea.

Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte had a “friendly discussion” Saturday that also addressed regional security in southeast Asia and the Philippines’ drug war, the White House said in a statement.

While it did not provide details on when or if Duterte would visit the White House, it said Trump is looking forward to his Philippines trip in November.

A few hours before the phone call, Duterte had implored the United States to show restraint toward North Korea, saying the two nations are “playing with their dangerous toys.”

Before his phone call with Trump, Duterte said the world would suffer if the United States and North Korea — led by Kim Jong Un — could not defuse the situation.

“Everybody suffers, only because two nations are playing with their dangerous toys. It behooves a certain America, because it is the more responsible country. I’m sure President Trump by now must also be cautioning his military to just maybe hang on and not to start something they cannot control,” Duterte said.

Duterte urged the US to be patient and practice restraint.
“We know that we are playing with somebody who relishes in letting go his missiles. I would not want to go into his mind because I really don’t know what is inside. But he is putting Mother Earth, the planet, on the edge,” he said.

In a statement issued after the phone call, the White House said Trump invited Duterte to the White House to discuss the US-Philippines alliance “which is now heading in a very positive direction.”

“They also discussed the fact that the Philippine government is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs, a scourge that affects many countries throughout the world.”

Duterte’s term has been marked with accusations of human rights violations. Since he became President last year, he has encouraged the extrajudicial killings of thousands of citizens suspected of dealing or using drugs.

He took power in June 2016 and waged an all-out “war on drugs,” which killed some 6,000 people in his first six months.

In December, he admitted to having suspected criminals killed when he was mayor of Davao City.

Duterte’s tirades have raised many eyebrows since he took office.
While on a trip to China in October, he said “America has lost,” and that he has realigned himself with China’s “ideological flow.” He later clarified his comments about relations with the United States, saying he was rather pursuing a “separation of foreign policy” from the US.

He also described Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, as a “son of a bitch,” causing the White House to cancel planned bilateral talks.

Obama had previously raised concerns about Duterte’s controversial war on drugs and his human rights record.

The world is looking for real men to become real leaders. The fun begins when Rody meets Trump and they jointly plot to kill Kim Jong Un. And maybe even Hillary Clinton?

Breaking: British PM Announces SHOCK General Election on June 8

TERESA MAY. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER.

I’m not sure what motivated the lady from 10 Downing Street, but I sure hope that the outcome is a better deal for Britain as it loses its ties to the European Union.

metro.co.uk

Prime Minister Theresa May has called an early general election.

The PM announced the general election will be held on June 8 in an unexpected speech outside 10 Downing Street.

Justifying the decision, Mrs May said: ‘The country is coming together but Westminster is not.’

She added that ‘division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit’.

Explaining her change of heart on an early election, Mrs May said: ‘I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election.’

She concluded by saying it was ‘with reluctance’ that she reached her decision but added: ‘It is with strong conviction that I believe it is necessary to secure a strong and stable leadership this country needs.’

May took office in July 2016 after her predecessor David Cameron resigned as the European Referendum result was announced.

She had previously said she would stay in office until the next general election in 2020.

Under Britain’s Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, the PM can call an election if two-thirds of lawmakers vote for it.

It is unusual for leaders to make a statement outside Number 10 Downing Street and most prime ministers only use the setting for major announcements.

Her office gave no indication on the subject of the statement.

Her unscheduled speech follows a regular meeting with her senior ministers, May’s office said.

As investors awaited news of May’s statement, sterling fell by almost a cent against the dollar and British government bonds extended gains, with yields on 10-year debt falling to their lowest since mid-October.

Putin Goes to Church (Beautiful, Strangely Moving Video)

It’s 40 minutes long, but I sat and watched all of this video showing an orthodox church service. Although I’m not Russian, it put me in touch with my European roots. Putin, a Christian, is trying to remake Russia into a Christian nation again.

You will never see Obama acting with such reverence. For that matter, it might also be beyond Donald Trump too.

Full Text: Vladimir Putin’s Letter to Donald Trump

The (((press))) characterizes Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin by using the insulting term “bromance.”

Real, serious men have serious work to do to undo the idiocy of Obama. Flashpoints over the globe leave us far less safe after eight years of Obama and the prior eight years of Bush.

Finally, two real men will be able to sit down together and hash out our differences.

The Duran

Dear Mr. Trump,

Please accept my warmest Christmas and New Year greetings.

Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in recent years, show that the relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world.

I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner – to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.

Please accept my sincere wishes to you and your family of sound health, happiness, wellbeing, success and all the best.

Sincerely,
V. Putin

The Donald called Putin’s Christmas letter “very nice.”

CNN

“A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct,” Trump said in a statement. “I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path.”

The release of the letter — which was confirmed as authentic by Moscow — comes days after Russia loudly voiced complaints about its relationship with the US under the Obama administration, and after ambiguous remarks from Trump about the need to “strengthen and expand” US nuclear capability to counter nuclear adversaries.

At his annual year-end news conference on Thursday, Putin said that the US and Russia “need to discuss ways to normalize our relations. During his election campaign, Trump said it would be proper to normalize and it can’t be worse, and I agree with him.”

A Kremlin spokesperson criticized the poor relationship with the Obama administration in an interview Wednesday.

Rethinking Churchill: A Passion for Death, Destruction, and Power

The System lies to us about everything, so why wouldn’t the System glorify that globalist’s globalist, Britain’s version of Hillary Clinton, the Man of the Centuries, Winston Churchill.

If you’re unfamiliar with the criticisms of Churchill, the truth will shock you.

Short excerpt from a long article at Lew Rockwell

To gain any understanding of Churchill, we must go beyond the heroic images propagated for over half a century. The conventional picture of Churchill, especially of his role in World War II, was first of all the work of Churchill himself, through the distorted histories he composed and rushed into print as soon as the war was over.[4] In more recent decades, the Churchill legend has been adopted by an internationalist establishment for which it furnishes the perfect symbol and an inexhaustible vein of high-toned blather. Churchill has become, in Christopher Hitchens’s phrase, a “totem” of the American establishment, not only the scions of the New Deal, but the neo-conservative apparatus as well — politicians like Newt Gingrich and Dan Quayle, corporate “knights” and other denizens of the Reagan and Bush Cabinets, the editors and writers of the Wall Street Journal, and a legion of “conservative” columnists led by William Safire and William Buckley. Churchill was, as Hitchens writes, “the human bridge across which the transition was made” between a noninterventionist and a globalist America.[5] In the next century, it is not impossible that his bulldog likeness will feature in the logo of the New World Order.

But while Winston had no principles, there was one constant in his life: the love of war. It began early. As a child, he had a huge collection of toy soldiers, 1500 of them, and he played with them for many years after most boys turn to other things. They were “all British,” he tells us, and he fought battles with his brother Jack, who “was only allowed to have colored troops; and they were not allowed to have artillery.”[19] He attended Sandhurst, the military academy, instead of the universities, and “from the moment that Churchill left Sandhurst … he did his utmost to get into a fight, wherever a war was going on.”[20] All his life he was most excited — on the evidence, only really excited — by war. He loved war as few modern men ever have[21] — he even “loved the bangs,” as he called them, and he was very brave under fire.

In 1925, Churchill wrote: “The story of the human race is war.”[22] This, however, is untrue; potentially, it is disastrously untrue. Churchill lacked any grasp of the fundamentals of the social philosophy of classical liberalism. In particular, he never understood that, as Ludwig von Mises explained, the true story of the human race is the extension of social cooperation and the division of labor. Peace, not war, is the father of all things.[23] For Churchill, the years without war offered nothing to him but “the bland skies of peace and platitude.” This was a man, as we shall see, who wished for more wars than actually happened.

What Churchill loved was power, and the opportunities power provided to live a life of drama and struggle and endless war.

Yet, in truth, Churchill never cared a great deal about domestic affairs, even welfarism, except as a means of attaining and keeping office. What he loved was power, and the opportunities power provided to live a life of drama and struggle and endless war.

There is a way of looking at Winston Churchill that is very tempting: that he was a deeply flawed creature, who was summoned at a critical moment to do battle with a uniquely appalling evil, and whose very flaws contributed to a glorious victory — in a way, like Merlin, in C.S. Lewis’s great Christian novel, That Hideous Strength.169 Such a judgment would, I believe, be superficial. A candid examination of his career, I suggest, yields a different conclusion: that, when all is said and done, Winston Churchill was a Man of Blood and a politico without principle, whose apotheosis serves to corrupt every standard of honesty and morality in politics and history.