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    Trump Threatens Withdrawal from 1848 Treaty

    After attacking Japan today and "lamenting what he views as an unequal military alliance" Wednesday, claiming that if the US is attacked, Japan "doesn't have to help us at all" and "can watch it on the Sony television."

    He then lit into Mexico and connected an 1848 Treaty to the crisis at the border.

     Trump also asked why Mexico got paid millions for losing a war against the US in "the Treaty of Guadalupe"... "Mexico attacked us and we responded, then to settle the war they gave us Utah, Colorado and California which were already American anyway, and then they got paid a huge sum of blackmail money." He went on "Who names a Treaty after the woman who used to clean my resort residence in New Jersey?"

    The treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo called for the U.S. to pay $15 million to Mexico and to pay off the claims of American citizens against Mexico up to US$5 million  Wikipedia

    Trump tweeted later and expanded his complaints and connected them to the national emergency at the border, "The Wall will be much shorter and easier to build the further south it is, unfortunately whoever drew the line drew it in the wrong place."

    The Treaty was signed under President Polk.

    Trump went on to say it was the worst deal ever made and he was "thinking of withdrawing from the Treaty and moving the border straight across Mexico from the southern tip of Texas to the ocean."

    "It makes no sense to have a too long border with a river that is drying up, but can still drown people. I'm going over the maps, we'll see what happens." The President added, "They say Polk was a Democrat, I am not surprised."

    Leaks from the Department of Justice say Trump wants a question added on the 2020 census for the new American territories reading:

    What are the names and dates of birth for household members born before the Treaty of Guadalupe?

    A spokesmen for ICE said on White House orders, the Immigration Service has created a list of "millions" of names of Mexican persons who do not match any names from the 1840 US census, or Mexican records from that period.

    White House sources say Trump advisor Stephen Miller has convinced Trump people in the new sovereign American territory should be deported if they have any criminal record, to the south of the new border. Those already living there with no criminal record would be given the opportunity to stay in their homes if they can prove they have lived there since 1848.



    Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution


    heh, that's a pretty damn good Trumpmind imitation, almost NCD quality  wink

    Thanks AA.

    It would be a big win for Trump to pull out of it.

    Hadrian built a beautiful straight wall right across Britain (Miller discussing this w/Trump) why can Trump, across what sneaky Mexico tricked us out of?

    Absolutely. Hadrian is an example of somebody who's doing an amazing job and is being recognized more and more. Big impact!

    Like half of this stuff, it's already done - we juat have to come to grips with the new normal.

    Trump: "I looked at the Constitution, somebody brought it up. It doesn't say my job is to make America great, put America first, that's what I'm doing and if somebody says thats unconstitutional, I say it's wrong and maybe we need a new one."

    I don't get why Trump gets so much support. Real men don't pull out until there's a glorious sensational conclusion.

    Ever since military school, Trump has been a big athletic supporter, so I suppose athletes, at least, support him back...

    Judging from his department store encounters, I'd say a momentary fleeting warm sticky photo finish is as close to "glorious" as he'll ever conclude. Real men usually stick around to put it all the way in as well. We're just discussing whole different ball games.

    Is it really surprising that Trump would pull out early with the finish to come later? He made it clear when he said, "I alone can fix it."

    "Later" is a bit exaggerated - seems to be a tight flow of events.
    And he specifically said, "I alone will handle it", if I recall correct.

    Trump sees 1848 Treaty opening way for "real border DMZ with Mexico."

    In Korea he admired the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, which is there due to the Korean War never ending. Trump yesterday:

    Trump on the DMZ: "We’ll be at the area. We may go to the DMZ, or the border as they call it. That, by the way, when you talk about a wall when you talk about a border, that’s what they call a border. Nobody goes through that border. That’s called a real border."

    Later Trump said, his idea to quit the 1848 Treaty with Mexico would be a "win." It would mean the war with Mexico wouldn't be over, although "it would be over, like Korea" he said, and a DMZ like Korea's could be set up on the new southern border.  Secured by the military. Trump - "I like Kim's DMZ, it would be great to do it here."

    Ironically, John C Calhoun (surely Trump's soulmate) not only prevented the Trump Border Plan from being effectuated in the first place, he also, albeit unintentionally, warned us against Trump, viz:


    "None but people advanced to a very high state of moral and intellectual improvement are capable, in a civilized state, of maintaining free government."



    Anger @ Fox News tonight, wassup with that?

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 16 minutes ago

    Watching @FoxNews weekend anchors is worse than watching low ratings Fake News @CNN, or Lyin’ Brian Williams (remember when he totally fabricated a War Story trying to make himself into a hero, & got fired. A very dishonest journalist!) and the crew of degenerate......

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 16 minutes ago

    .....Comcast (NBC/MSNBC) Trump haters, who do whatever Brian & Steve tell them to do. Like CNN, NBC is also way down in the ratings. But @FoxNews, who failed in getting the very BORING Dem debates, is now loading up with Democrats & even using Fake unsourced @nytimes as....

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 16 minutes ago

    ...a “source” of information (ask the Times what they paid for the Boston Globe, & what they sold it for (lost 1.5 Billion Dollars), or their old headquarters building disaster, or their unfunded liability? @FoxNews is changing fast, but they forgot the people who got them there!

    Breaking news at the moment is Trump "wants the press to visit the detention centers" apparently including the notorious Clint Texas one the "failing fake news" NYT just did a big, front page investigation on. Maybe Fox News mentioned that investigation.

    Fox News will likely throw Trump under the bus when 'developments' make bullshitting for him a losing propo$ition, (think how GWB was tossed overboard 'he is really a librul' after the economy went off the cliff).

    WHO KNOWS? We'll see what happens, right?

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