President Trump’s trip to Asia was top-notch theater, but it was hard to find even one nugget of new foreign policy wisdom in all those hours.

We saw once again the degree to which this president just can’t take success for an answer. He made a respectably good speech in South Korea, and then went on to rub shoulders with Vladimir Putin and say all the wrong things.

Our intel officials were “political hacks” he told American correspondents, and Putin had not at all intervened in American elections. But then, and not even slightly embarrassed, the very next day he said he only believed that Putin believed that his people had not intervened.

But the visit did make clear that President Xi Jinping is now replacing this U.S. president on the world stage.

President Xi didn’t just roll out the red carpet for President Trump this time; he gave Trump the carpet in solid gold wrapping, with a toy panda on the side. Trump was treated to the first dinner for a foreign leader in the Forbidden City since the Communists took over in 1949. Trump loves this attention, and the Trumps responded, but in what turns out to be a contradictory way.

Video of President Trump’s adorable granddaughter, Arabella, was shown in China singing in Mandarin Chinese. A cute tribute, for sure. The only thing was that she sang to “Uncle Xi.”

This reminded me of when the head of the British foreign office told me that Britain’s problems with thinking of the maniacal Josef Stalin as a reasonable man began when Churchill started calling him “Uncle Joe.”

But there was another story from the president’s trip that got little attention, yet underlies everything that is happening in Southeast Asia.

A New York Times article from Hanoi quoted a prominent Vietnamese major general critiquing the presidential visit to Hanoi by saying: “I would like to give advice to the whole world, and especially to the United States, that you must be careful with China. Xi Jinping’s ambitions are dangerous for the whole world. China uses its money to buy off many leaders, but none of its close allies, like North Korea, Pakistan or Cambodia, have done well. Countries that are close to America have done much better. We must ask: Why is this?”

Times South Asia correspondent Hannah Beech then quotes Maj. Gen. Le Van Cuong, retired director of Vietnam’s Institute of Strategic Studies, as further noting that, in a lengthy address earlier this fall, Xi had called China a “great” or a “strong power” no fewer than 26 times.

Vietnam, the correspondent notes, “is worried about American inattention.” This fear is reflected across Asia.

Small countries in Asia are being pushed into China’s voracious arms by the U.S. exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade pact that would have given 11 smaller economies an alternative to the Chinese-led economic order. The pact would have imposed international labor and government accountability standards on these small countries; now those checks on power are gone.

The trip unquestionably strengthened Russia and China, and the Trump policies that underlay it threw smaller economies like Vietnam’s deeper under the big bus of China.

This is quite an accomplishment for a two-week trip around almost half of the world. But only if you’re Russia or China.

Georgie Anne Geyer is a nationally syndicated columnist.

(66) comments

Carlos Ponce

"....and Putin had not at all intervened in American elections. But then, and not even slightly embarrassed, the very next day he said he only believed that Putin believed that his people had not intervened."
Georgie, Trump said that the FIRST time. You probably were listening to or reading some Liberal anti-Trump news source if you thought he stated "Putin had not at all intervened in American elections". I got it the first time but the FAKE NEWS outlets put a twist in what was stated.
“He said he didn’t meddle,” Trump said, answering questions in the press cabin on Air Force One. “I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. . . . He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”
"Every time he sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that,' " Trump said. "And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it."
"I think he is very insulted by it," Trump added.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/politics/president-donald-trump-vladimir-putin-election-meddling/index.html
But the Liberal pundits took this as meaning Trump agreed with Putin that Russian had not intervened. A REAL journalist should see that was not true, an unnatural stretch of what was actually there. Georgie didn't.

Diane Turski

It is pathetic and dangerous for the USA that the president is so easily manipulated by the master puppeteers Xi and Putin!

Carlos Ponce

Was he manipulated? Au contraire mademoiselle, What Trump did was manipulate them. They just don't know it. It's the Art of the deal. And the United States comes out ahead.[beam]

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [What Trump did was manipulate them. They just don't know it. It's the Art of the deal. And the United States comes out ahead.]

Trump seems mentally ill to me. He can't seem to complete a full coherent sentence. Have you read a transcript of his non-scripted speeches? It's scary that a mentally ill person has conned so many people.

Carlos Ponce

"Trump seems mentally ill to me." Your opinion and that of a few die hard Liberals who refuse to accept the election results of 2016. It's not mine. His speech is not that of a gifted orator but that of the ordinary man. I find that refreshing. Have you read a transcript of Obama's non-scripted speeches? He can't seem to complete a full coherent sentence but that's common in EVERYDAY, NON-SCRIPTED speech. And doesn't know how to pronounce "corpsman" nor how many states are in the United States. I suggest you have your mental stability checked before you question others. I suspect there's something wrong in Little Marky's head.[wink]

Carol Dean

Don't think anyone really cares what you think Li'l Mark!

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [Your opinion and that of a few die hard Liberals who refuse to accept the election results of 2016. It's not mine. His speech is not that of a gifted orator but that of the ordinary man.]

You know his mental health is questionable Carlos. The whole country is talking about it. I see people in the future asking themselves how in the world people of this time could elect such an obviously mentally-ill person to high office. Have you seen clips of Trump slowed down Carlos? He sounds like a drunk. Something is not right, and it isn't just partisan democrats saying it.

Mark Aaron

Carol: [Don't think anyone really cares what you think Li'l Mark!]

Do you know what an ad hominem argument is Carol?

Doyle Beard

I think the most pathetic thing is how O was manipulated by NK along with Bill Clinton and George Bush his predessors.

Jarvis Buckley

Carlos , I respect youfor your efforts. These folks will never realize what a great president we have.

Steve Fouga

You're right about never realizing it. The guy's an incompetent buffoon. The job's much too hard for him.

Carlos Ponce

Steve, you'll continue saying that long into his second term and long after his eight years are over. But when you see the economy booming and more take home pay you will wonder, "Maybe he is a good president." But you will never say it out loud.

Steve Fouga

To me, judgment of a president's worth goes far beyond the economy, but of course the economy is a key measure of a president's success. For example, it's possible to consider the Clinton presidency a "success" because of our strong economic performance during his tenure.

I believe the economy will ultimately regress under the Trump administration. If it doesn't, it will be a nice bonus in an otherwise disastrous presidency. If, when he is removed from office, the GDP has grown faster than during his predecessor's terms, unemployment has shrunk faster, wages increased faster, and our standing as a world economic power is better, I will consider him to be an economic success, and I won't be afraid to say it.

I can't envision a scenario where I'd consider him a success in general. Maybe he'll change my mind in the short time he has left.

Carlos Ponce

Not to worry Steve. The Dems will come up with another James Carville or Al Gore declaring a good economy bad.
"It's the economy, stupid" and "What was down is up and what was down is up." Clever little unsubstantiated sayings that the gullible ate up.

Carol Dean

Carlos, the liberals will never admit that they have been wrong!

Mark Aaron

Jarvis: [ These folks will never realize what a great president we have. ]

There is a reason for that Jarvis. You have been conned.Do you remember the 1979 Peter Sellers movie 'Being There' where Sellers plays the simpleminded gardener that everyone mistook for a political oracle? It's like that, but the simpleminded character is a narcissistic know-nothing.

Carlos Ponce

Chauncey Gardiner (AKA Chance the gardener) in Being There is based on...
A. Barack Obama
B. Bernie Sanders
C. Mark Aaron
D. All of the above
I select B. Barack was too young and no one thinks Little Marky is a political oracle.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [ Chauncey Gardiner in Being There is based on...
A. Barack Obama
B. Bernie Sanders
C. Mark Aaron
D. All of the above
I select B. Barack was too young and no one thinks Little Marky is a political oracle.]

That is not even close to the spirit of the movie Carlos. More like:
A Donald Trump
B Pat Robertson
C Sean Hannity
D Carlos Ponce

Carlos Ponce

A Donald Trump
B Pat Robertson
C Sean Hannity
D Carlos Ponce
E. None of the Above - CORRECT ANSWER
None of those you name fit the mold of Chauncey Gardiner.
Donald Trump was a successful businessman before he took up politics full time.
Pat Robertson is a theologian and heads a sucessful television production show.
Sean Hannity did start out as an everyday man who became a general contractor before moving behind the radio microphone. But he is no Chauncey Gardiner.
Carlos Ponce is just a retired math teacher who does volunteer work for a Historical, Association, his church and Hitchcock ISD. Not involved in politics except for contributing to forums in a local paper and voting
Bernie Sanders was a porn writer involving abusive sex fantasies according to Slate and Mother Jones. By espousing "free" college and other Socialist goals he has caught the attention of the young and Democratic Socialists. VERY Chauncy Gardiner-like.

Jim Forsythe

Trumps second term, maybe. Will he run, will he be the Republican candidate , or someone else that is a better fit for the party, that could unite the party be the one. The 2020 election will be won by who carries the Independent  vote. At this time, he has his core voters support, and not much more. 

American isolationism is the path, we are on. If we as a Nation, try to go it alone,, we will be left behind.
Imagine how this resonates abroad. “America First” was the name of the organization led by Charles Lindbergh that bitterly fought FDR before U.S. entry into World War II — right through the Battle of Britain — to keep America neutral between Churchill’s Britain and Hitler’s Reich.
Not that Trump was consciously imitating Lindbergh. I doubt he was even aware of the reference. He just liked the phrase. But  in London and in every world capital they are aware of the antecedent and the intimations of a new American isolationism. Trump gave them good reason to think so, going on to note “the right of all nations to put their own interests first.” America included.

If nature abhors a vacuum and the U.S. is no longer willing to lead and set the tone in world affairs, who will fill the vacuum? Putin is salivating to take over and call the shots. Also, since WWII the U.S. has championed the spread of free market economics, human rights and democracy across the globe. It is obvious that these priorities are the farthest from Trump's mind. What will a world look like whose sole guiding principal is the will to power?

Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. A survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.


Carol Dean

It has been predicted that George Soros has been grooming a muslim who is a US citizen to run in 2020! Keep your eyes on the target!

Steve Fouga

Hahahahaha! [beam]

Carlos Ponce

Steve, we've already had a president who received his training in a Muslim Madrasa. Not so far fetched.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, the story  is about, President Trump’s trip to Asia , not is a ex President a Muslim.

What does Madrasa mean ?
Madrasa  is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious (of any religion), and whether a school, college or university. The word is variously transliterated madrasah, medresa, madrassa, madraza, medrese, etc. In the West, the word usually refers to a specific type of religious school or college for the study of the Islamic religion, though this may not be the only subject studied. In countries like India, not all students in madrasas are Muslims; there is also a modern curriculum

Why do some people try and pass off as fact, that he is a Muslim , when we have a President who has a 
questionable second job, selling of Trump gear .
 Donald Trump got into the spirit of Black Friday with a Facebook promotion for his “Trump Gear.” .
“We’ve got a great deal for our supporters this Black Friday! Use the code GIVING for 30% off OFFICIAL Trump Merchandise,” Trump touted on his Facebook page with his @realDonaldTrump photo. The offer was repeated on the Republican National Committee’s Twitter site

The idea that he was "a president who received his training in a Muslim Madrasa" came from Insight which  was owned by Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church! 
"Insight on the News (also called just Insight) was an American conservative online and print news magazine. It was owned by Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, which also owns the Washington Times, United Press International, and other media through News World Communications"

In the past week, many of you have read a now thoroughly-debunked story by Insight Magazine, owned by the Washington Times, which cites unnamed sources close to a political campaign that claim Senator Obama was enrolled for “at least four years” in an Indonesian “Madrassa”. The article says the “sources” believe the Madrassa was “espousing Wahhabism,” a form of radical Islam.

All of the claims about Senator Obama's faith and education raised in the Insight Magazine story and repeated on Fox News are false. Senator Obama was raised in a secular household in Indonesia by his stepfather and mother. Obama's stepfather worked for a U.S. oil company, and sent his stepson to two years of Catholic school, as well as two years of public school.
To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. Furthermore, the Indonesian school Obama attended in Jakarta is a public school that is not and never has been a Madrassa.

[R]reporting by CNN in Jakarta, Indonesia and Washington, D.C., shows the allegations that Obama attended a madrassa to be false. CNN dispatched Senior International Correspondent John Vause to Jakarta to investigate.

He visited the Basuki school, which Obama attended from 1969 to 1971.
“This is a public school. We don’t focus on religion,” Hardi Priyono, deputy headmaster of the Basuki school, told Vause. “In our daily lives, we try to respect religion, but we don’t give preferential treatment.”
Vause reported he saw boys and girls dressed in neat school uniforms playing outside the school, while teachers were dressed in Western-style clothes.
“I came here to Barack Obama’s elementary school in Jakarta looking for what some are calling an Islamic madrassa … like the ones that teach hate and violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Vause said on the ‘Situation Room.’ “I’ve been to those madrassas in Pakistan … this school is nothing like that.”
Vause also interviewed one of Obama’s Basuki classmates, Bandug Winadijanto, who claims that not a lot has changed at the school since the two men were pupils. Insight reported that Obama’s political opponents believed the school promoted Wahhabism, a fundamentalist form of Islam, “and are seeking to prove it.”
“It’s not (an) Islamic school. It’s general,” Winadijanto said. “There is a lot of Christians, Buddhists, also Confucian. … So that’s a mixed school.”

A spokesman for Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs said claims that Obama studied at an Islamic school are groundless.

“SDN Menteng 1 is a public primary school that is open to people of all faiths,” said the spokesman, Sutopo, who goes by only one name. “Moreover, he studied earlier at Fransiskus Assisi, which is clearly a Catholic school.”
Obama later transferred to SDN Menteng 1 the elite, secular elementary school at the center of the controversy. The school is public but is very competitive and has exceptionally high standards. It is located in one of the most affluent parts of Jakarta and attracts mostly middle- to upper-class students, among them several of former dictator Suharto’s grandchildren.
Indonesia is home to several of the most radical Islamic schools in Southeast Asia, some with alleged terrorist links. But Akmad Solichin [the vice principal at SDN Menteng 1], who proudly pointed to a photo of a young Barry Obama, as he was known, said his school is not one of them.

Carol Dean

Try the man, Dr. Abdul- Sayed, born and educated in America. Currently living in Detroit!

Carlos Ponce

My post addresses the concept of having a Muslim president. In the eyes of many that's already accomplished.

Jim Forsythe

"My post addresses the concept of having a Muslim president. In the eyes of many that's already accomplished. "
In Your eye's ,Carlos?

Carlos Ponce

He who has eyes can see. He who has ears can listen. He who has a brain can THINK. Now if you cannot see, hear or THINK, something is wrong.

Steve Fouga

Carlos, "many" believe Obama is a Muslim, as in maybe tens of thousands of hardcore nutcases. No serious student of Obama, or any of the other 300-and-something million Americans believe it. He's not a Muslim. We haven't had a Muslim president.

Soros backing a Muslim for president is laughable, hence the laugh and the emoji.

Mark Aaron

Poor Carol, so easily deceived when it is what you want to hear.

Carol Dean

Jim, you realize that for each and every study there is an equal opposite study, right? When your name is George Soros, you can pretty much control whatever information you want in regards to certain individuals.

Carlos Ponce

Speaking about Soros and controlling information, this is interesting, Carol Dean:
"Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros"
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/11/24/washington-post-reporter-caught-plotting-liberal-agenda-with-billionaire-george-soros.html

Carlos Ponce

Jim, pay attention. The posts about George Soros ARE NOT attached to comments about a madrasa.

Jim Forsythe

"My post addresses the concept of having a Muslim president. In the eyes of many that's already accomplished. "
In your eyes, is President Obama a Muslim?

"He who has eyes can see. He who has ears can listen. He who has a brain can THINK. Now if you cannot see, hear or THINK, something is wrong." And your answer is?
Carlos, Is President Obama a Muslim?


Trump connection to George Soros.
Trump repaid his loan to the hedge funds that George Soros in part lent him. In October of 2004, Thomas A. Corfman wrote in The Chicago Tribune, “Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper” All that money was repaid, Trump does not owe any7 of it to any one at this time. I mentioned this in the article.

Trump in a interview.
King of conspiracy theories Donald Trump (what, you thought we were going to say Glenn?) has recently brushed off questions about George Soros during a recent speech. Glenn was curious as to why someone who seems game for something as out there as “birtherism” would dismiss a question about Soros.
“”Forget Soros. Leave him alone. He’s got enough problems. What about Soros, let’s talk about somebody else, sweetheart,” Trump said.
“A lot of people think that George Soros is you know nothing to worry about,” Glenn said. “Anybody else find it odd that he would say let’s get off of George Soros?”
“In December 2001, the New York Post mentioned a private party hosted by Roubini and Oliver Stone, George Soros, and Donald Trump,” Glenn said. “Roubini, George Soros, Donald Trump, that’s interesting company for a conservative candidate.”

Jim Forsythe

Carol Dean Nov 26, 2017 11:13am
Jim, you realize that for each and every study there is an equal opposite study, right? When your name is George Soros, you can pretty much control whatever information you want in regards to certain individuals.

Jim Forsythe Nov 26, 2017 1:08pm
What does George Soros have to do with "a president who received his training in a Muslim Madrasa"

Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 2:54pm 
Jim, pay attention. The posts about George Soros ARE NOT attached to comments about a madrasa.
Carlos, pay attention. If you are going to be snarky, you may want to read all the post first.

Carlos Ponce

Jim asks, "Carlos, Is President Obama a Muslim?"
[smile]
Obama's actions against Israel and using our tax dollars to influence their elections speak for themselves.

Carlos Ponce

Carol Dean Nov 26, 2017 11:13am
Jim, you realize that for each and every study there is an equal opposite study, right? When your name is George Soros, you can pretty much control whatever information you want in regards to certain individuals.
Attached to this post:
Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 11:37am
Speaking about Soros and controlling information, this is interesting, Carol Dean:
"Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros"
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/11/24/washington-post-reporter-caught-plotting-liberal-agenda-with-billionaire-george-soros.html
The "madrasa" post is on a separate thread. Apparently you are having difficulty following these threads. So PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!!!!!

Jim Forsythe

My post addresses the concept of having a Muslim president. In the eyes of many that's already accomplished. "
In Your eye's ,Carlos?

Carlos Ponce

READ, Jim. What does "eyes of many" tell you?

Jim Forsythe

Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 5:05pm 
READ, Jim. What does "eyes of many" tell you?
Tells me you do not want to answer.
The question, is President Obama a  Muslim? 
Is your answer yes?

Carlos Ponce

Read my post "EYES OF MANY"! I'll leave it up to GOD to decide where his faith is.

Steve Fouga

He's not Carlos! Say he's not! We don't want to think of you as a nut!

Steve Fouga

Haha!

I left out a comma.

Should have been "He's not, Carlos!"

Carlos Ponce

Steve, if you say he's not........ I think it's still up to GOD. Do you think you're GOD?

Jim Forsythe

Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 8:06pm
Steve, if you say he's not........ I think it's still up to GOD. Do you think you're God?

Carlos, do you think President Obama is a Muslim?
Why not answer, is it because you do not believe he is a Muslim?
You can do it, yes or no!
 

Carlos Ponce

Steve, what part of "it's still up to GOD" don't you understand?

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, Please answer.

Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 9:41pm
"Steve, what part of "it's still up to GOD" don't you understand?"
Does not God give you free will, and a ability to think for yourself?
Is Obama a Muslim?

Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 2:57pm
"He who has eyes can see. He who has ears can listen. He who has a brain can THINK. Now if you cannot see, hear or THINK, something is wrong."
So , if you can think, is Obama a Muslim?

Carlos Ponce Nov 26, 2017 11:32am
"My post addresses the concept of having a Muslim president. In the eyes of many that's already accomplished." 
Is the concept of having a Muslim president already accomplished? 
You do have a opinion?
Is Obama a Muslim?

Carlos Ponce Nov 25, 2017 9:36pm
"Steve, we've already had a president who received his training in a Muslim Madrasa. Not so far fetched"
So is he a Muslim?

Carlos Ponce

Jim, I've already answered that question. If you don't like my answer - TOUGH!

Jim Forsythe

                                                          
 If you are not going to back up your statements with your opinion , than you do not believe in it.
All you have done is suggest that Obama is a Muslim , so you are not  on record saying he is a Muslim.

You have no lack of having opinions about other people.
You judging Steve. ""Maybe he is a good president." But you will never say it out loud. " You do not know what Steve will do!

Carlos,Judging President Obama   "He can't seem to complete a full coherent sentence but that's common in EVERYDAY, NON-SCRIPTED speech. And doesn't know how to pronounce "corpsman" nor how many states are in the United States.
( You judging Mark) I suggest you have your mental stability checked before you question others."

Calling Mark " Little Marky" is this what a man does when he does not want to Judge? Is this what God teaches, making fun of others?
Why are you calling him names, and not his given name?  What part of Mark , is little? Oh that's right , you do not judge. so you can not answer.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, if you didn't like my answer - TOUGH.

Mark Aaron

Thank you Jim for serving as a good example to us all.

Jim Forsythe

Thanks, Mark.

Mark, what is amazing is it is a simple question, that he refuses to answer. He went on about ''Steve, we've already had a president who received his training in a Muslim Madrasa'' but refuses to say Obama is a Muslim or not, so later he can say he did not say that Obama is a Muslim or not. It would be like me asking you if are you a fisherman, it's  a yes or no answer.

Carlos Ponce

"but refuses to say Obama is a Muslim or not, so later he can say he did not say that Obama is a Muslim or not. It would be like me asking you if are you a fisherman, it's a yes or no answer."
Jim, that is the most illogical post you've ever made. Asking a person directly whether he is something or not is not equivalent to asking a third person. Do you see how stupid your statement is? Sheesh!

Carlos Ponce

Jim, Little Marky put the matter to rest. A person's religion or lack of is their personal business. It's between them and God. Trying to get me to judge another person's religion as you two have is badgering and bullying.

Jim Forsythe

Judging me, are you. I'm Asking you directly. Is Obama a Muslim?
This is a yes, or no question, with a yes or no answer!

Carlos Ponce

Jim, is that the way you THINK you can win an argument, badger and harass? I already gave my answer.

Jim Forsythe

As Steve said"President Obama's religion is not "up to GOD," it's a matter of record. Of course God, being all-knowing, knows Mr. Obama's religion, and what God knows is that Mr. Obama is a Christian."

Carlos Ponce

So Jim and Steve speak for God now.

Jim Forsythe

President Obama's religion is not "up to GOD,"  
Each of us get to choose what  religion fits us .God gives us free will to decide for ourselves. If I want, I can follow the  teaching of Protestant pastor Gene Scott  or Oral Roberts Ministry of  American Charismatic Christian. Even though they are both dead , they are recorded, so one can follow them, if they want.
President Obama is a Christian by choice, because he has free will to choose
 
If you believe that God, is all-knowing, then he  knows Mr. Obama's religion.
If God is all knowing ,God knows that  Mr. Obama is a Christian."
Unless you know something else. If you do, please share.
If I want to believe that I have a  vision from a 900-foot-tall Jesus, like Oral Roberts did ,I can.
As Pastor Gene would say, I like the way that sounds, so play it again.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: ["Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros"]

Could you two possibly be more easily bamboozled?

Carlos Ponce

Could anyone be more gullible than Little Marky?

Carlos Ponce

"Picture this: millionaires and billionaires gathering under tight security in fancy hotels with powerful politicians and operatives to plot how their network of secret-money groups can engineer a permanent realignment of American politics.
Only, it’s not the Koch brothers. It’s the liberal Democracy Alliance."
From "Inside the vast liberal conspiracy"
https://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/inside-the-vast-liberal-conspiracy-108171
And who is a large contributor to the Democracy Alliance???? GEORGE SOROS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Alliance
And that's the meeting WAPO reporter Janell Ross spoke at.

Jim Forsythe

What does George Soros have to do with "a president who received his training in a Muslim Madrasa"

Dr. Abdul- Sayed ; said
For me, religion isn't about how or if one prays, but rather what they pray for and what they hope for. And for me, personally, I pray for my family. And I pray for my state and my country.
And I believe in the fundamental decency of people who can come together across traditional boundaries, as we have in the past. We need to reject this notion that we're different and can't see across a religious or ethnic divide. 
I know this is possible, because I have seen it every single day at my family's dinner table. My family is extremely diverse, and includes Christians, Muslims, and atheists. And they come from all over the world.
I've seen them come together because they believe in their shared future: their children. And I know we, across all corners of Michigan, can do the same.
Dr. Abdul- Sayed   was inspired to run for governor following the Flint water crisis, stating "I watched as Governor Snyder and his team of accountants were cutting costs and cutting corners. Their inattention to communities ultimately poisoned thousands of children - and those children were the very ones that I was serving at the helm of the health department. ... And that's something I didn't believe in. I believe in government as something we do in this country for the people and by the people".
.
Abdul is called to public service by a core belief in people. He believes that all people can thrive when we value each other and our communities, we seek to protect and defend our vulnerable, and when we create the kinds of opportunities that empower people to dream for a better future.

The Paul Soros connection. Not the George Soros connection!
The “‘Soros’ Fellowship” referenced in the report is the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which is not directly affiliated with George Soros
Paul Soros and his wife, Daisy Soros, founded The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, which provides funding for graduate degrees for immigrants and the children of immigrants. Each year thirty students receive a fellowship are awarded up to $90,000 to cover two years of graduate tuition, as well as living and other expenses. The fellows may study any subject they wish at any American university  However, to be awarded the fellowship, students must demonstrate a unique "idea or talent," have accomplished something concrete through long term effort, and have been involved with the government or other organization dedicated to the ideals of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
Paul and Daisy Soros founded the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship in 1998 with $50 million. By 2010, they had awarded more than $30 million to nearly 400 students. They dedicated an additional $25 million to the Fellowship in 2010. Paul Soros served as Chairman of the Fellowship, and his son, Jeffrey Soros, became president in 2010

The story came from "The Olive Branch Report" , this is your go to source?
 El-Sayed did study at Columbia University on a fellowship offered by George’s late brother, Paul Soros.
Claims that Abdul El-Sayed and George Soros are linked, and that Soros has groomed El-Sayed to be the next Barack Obama, first surfaced at The Olive Branch Report, a fringe website that states it provides content “as is” and “without warranties of any kind,” shortly after Abdul El-Sayed announced his campaign for Michigan governor in spring 2017.
The story, appearing under the headline, “The Next Obama: Abdul EL-Sayed Is Being Groomed By George Soros,” reports:
There is a new potential “darling” of the Left. He is an accomplished doctor with a “Soros” Fellowship.  I knew that Soros had to be in the picture somewhere with Dr. el-Sayed.
Although the headline of the report clearly claims that Abdul El-Sayed and George Soros are linked, the body of the report references only the ambiguous “Soros’ Fellowship” — leading readers to draw the false conclusion that the fellowship was offered by George Soros.
In reality, the “‘Soros’ Fellowship” referenced in the report is the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which is not directly affiliated with George Soros. Paul, who died in 2013 at 87, made his fortune as an engineer specializing in the port-building industry. Sometimes referred to the “forgotten Soros” because he was overshadowed by his older brother, George, Paul founded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 

Steve Fouga

Carlos asks: "Steve, what part of "it's still up to GOD" don't you understand?"

The part that doesn't make sense.

President Obama's religion is not "up to GOD," it's a matter of record. Of course God, being all-knowing, knows Mr. Obama's religion, and what God knows is that Mr. Obama is a Christian.

Carlos Ponce

I'm glad you're talking to God, Steve.

Steve Fouga

Me too.

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