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100 thoughts on “President Donald Trump Preps For NATO Summit In London | Morning Joe | MSNBC”

  • While I think Boris Johnson is a privileged buffoon, he was correct in stating the recent London Bridge terrorist was on early release. He received a 15 year sentence for terrorism, and after two years was released without even being interviewed to see if he was reformed. That is not just "Boris Johnson is saying …". that is Boris Johnson is stating a known fact. If it were not for Corbyn's well known bigotry and support of terrorists, I'd be hoping that Labour won this time around.

  • All those deluded enough to think that Trump has any respect outside the bozos in the US should watch how the British laugh at Trump's stupidity.

  • Bonking Boris wants Old orange fat guts to shut his orange mouth or bugger the election for him. Old obese would not even know where London is

  • The only thing orange man will prep is his fricking ugly hair,can’t prep the jerks brain because he has no brain

  • During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Donald Trump promised he would eliminate the nation’s debt in eight years. Instead, his budgets would add $9.1 trillion during that time. It would increase the U.S. debt to $29 trillion according to Trump's budget estimates.

    Candidate Trump had two strategies to reduce the U.S. debt. He promised to grow the economy 6% annually to increase tax revenues. But once in office, he lowered his growth estimate to 3.5% to 4%.

    These projections are above the 2-3% healthy growth rate. When growth is more than that, it creates inflation. Too much money chases too few good business projects. Irrational exuberance grips investors. They create a boom-bust cycle that ends in a recession. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget lowered annual growth rates down to between 2.4% and 2.9% annually.

    Trump promised to achieve 4% growth with tax cuts. In his first 100 days, he released the outline of what would become the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% beginning in 2018. The top individual income tax rate drops to 37%. It doubles the standard deduction and eliminates personal exemptions. The corporate cuts are permanent, while the individual changes expire at the end of 2025.

    But Trump's tax cuts won't stimulate the economy enough to make up for lost tax revenue. According to the Laffer curve, tax cuts only do that when the rates were above 50%. It worked during the Reagan administration because the highest tax rate was 70%.

    Trump’s second strategy is to “eliminate waste and redundancy in federal spending.” He demonstrated cost-consciousness in his campaign. He used his Twitter account and rallies instead of expensive television ads. He outlined his cost-cutting strategies in his book, "The Art of the Deal."

    Trump was right that there is waste in federal spending. The problem isn't finding it. Both Presidents Bush and Obama did that. The problem is in cutting it. Each program has a constituency that lobbies Congress. Eliminating these benefits loses voters and contributors. Congress will agree to cut spending in someone else’s district, but not in their own.

    Any president must cut into the biggest programs to make an impact on the debt. More than two-thirds of government spending goes to mandatory obligations made by previous Acts of Congress. For FY 2020, Social Security benefits cost $1 trillion a year, Medicare costs $679 billion, and Medicaid costs $418 billion. The interest on the debt is $479 billion. 

    To lower the debt, military spending must also be cut. The most Obama spent was $855 billion in FY 2011. The most Bush spent was $666 billion in FY 2008. Instead of cutting, Trump is breaking all those records. Military spending rose to $989 billion in FY 2020.

    What's left after mandatory and military spending? Only $676 billion to pay for everything else. That includes agencies that process the Social Security and other benefits. It also includes the necessary functions performed by the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service. You'd have to eliminate it all to make a dent in the $1.1 trillion deficit. You can't reduce the deficit or debt without major cuts to defense and mandated benefit programs. Cutting waste isn't enough.

    Trump has a cavalier attitude about the nation’s debt load. During the campaign, he said the nation could "borrow knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.”5 He added, “The United States will never default because you can print the money." 

    Trump thinks about the national debt as he does personal debt. A 2016 Fortune magazine analysis revealed Trump's business is $1.11 billion in debt.6 That includes $846 million owed on five properties. These include Trump Tower, 40 Wall Street, and 1290 Avenue of the Americas in New York. It also includes the Trump Hotel in Washington D.C. and 555 California Street in San Francisco. But the income generated by these properties easily pays their annual interest payment. In the business world, Trump's debt is reasonable.

    But sovereign debt is different. The World Bank compares countries based on their total debt-to-gross domestic product ratio. It considers a country to be in trouble if that ratio is greater than 77%. The U.S. ratio is 104%. That's the $21.516 trillion U.S. debt as of September 28, 2018, divided by the $20.658 trillion nominal GDP.

    So far, this high ratio hasn't discouraged investors. America is the safest economy in the world. It has the largest free market economy and its currency is the world's reserve currency. Even during a U.S. economic crisis, investors purchase U.S. Treasurys in a flight to safety. That's one reason why interest rates plunged to 200-year lows after the financial crisis. Those falling interest rates meant America's debt could increase, but interest payments remained stable at around $266 billion. 

    But that changed in late 2016. Interest rates began rising as the economy improved. As a result, interest on the nation's debt will double in four years.

    The United States also has a massive fixed pension expense and health insurance costs. A business can renege on these benefits, ask for bankruptcy, and weather the resultant lawsuits. A president and Congress can't cut back those costs without losing their jobs at the next election. As such, Trump's experience in handling business debt does not transfer to managing the U.S. debt. 

    Trump is wrong to assume that the United States could simply print money to pay off the debt.8 It would send the dollar into decline and create hyperinflation. Interest rates would rise as creditors lost faith in U.S. Treasurys. That would create a recession. He's also wrong in thinking that he could make a deal with our lenders if the U.S. economy crashed. There would be no lenders left. It would send the dollar into a collapse. The entire world would plummet into another Great Depression. 

    At first, it seemed Trump was lowering the debt. It fell $102 billion in the first six months after Trump took office.9 On January 20th, the day Trump was inaugurated, the debt was $19.9 trillion. On July 30, it was $19.8 trillion. But it was not because of anything he did. Instead, it was because of the federal debt ceiling.

    On September 8, 2017, Trump signed a bill increasing the debt ceiling. Later that day, the debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time in U.S. history. On February 9, 2018, Trump signed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until March 1, 2019.10 It was $22 trillion. In just two years,Trump has overseen the fastest dollar increase in the debt of any president.

    Trump's Fiscal Year 2020 budget projects the debt would increase $5 trillion during his first term.11 That's as much as Obama added while fighting a recession. Trump has not fulfilled his campaign promise to cut the debt. Instead, he's done the opposite.

    2019 may be seeing the national deficit exceeding $1 trillion. This could be the result of Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cuts done in 2017. These cuts are a loss to government revenues. When the national deficit increases, the government needs to borrow more since its income cannot cover its expenditures. Such action increases sovereign debt.

  • Lol glad to know mainstream media’s hatred of progressive working class candidates goes beyond America. The only mention of British politics in god knows how long and they manage to get a dig in on Corbyn

  • Don’t understand the need for NATO, the old enemy is gone, why continue to spend trillions on weapons, who is the new enemy now?

  • The conservative party in Britain is nearly as corrupt as the GOP. Started when Bush and Tony Blair teamed up on the Iraq war. That war was a big money maker for the wealthy establishment in both countries.

  • as an american i want to say to all NATO members i am terribly terribly sorry for our president and i wish to god he wasnt ours. if he pulls out of NATO and the alliance crumbles i will seriously consider leaving my country because i dont want to live in a nation run by this man where we just abandon our allies without any consideration or thought or communication amongst us. just know that atleast to me I believe in the alliance and I want it to be strong and successful and have the best coordination trust and willingness to just put all our common good together for the betterment of all

  • I suppose Trump will criticise the leaders for not celebrating the 70th anniversary earlier.

  • He is not welcomed here in Europe. Every time he comes, he insultes us and spit on us…even his best friend Putin have more respect for us

  • Dear United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

    My administration will be arriving shortly to attend the 2019 NATO summit. I look forward to the occasion.

    Your ally, the United States of America.

  • Trump going to NATO is a total waste of time for world peace. He betrays allies, evidence the Kurds, Syria, while embracing enemies like North Korea, and Russia.

  • đŸ”„đŸ”„Amerikkka seesđŸ”„ DAILY "MASS SHOOTINGS"KILLING WELL OVER đŸ”„5 CITIZENS daily in U.S.by AR15 MILITARY RIFLERS YET💡 WHITE MALES under 30 yrs = Domestic Terrorists also causing SCHOOL DRILLS.. YET BRITIAN


  • For God's sake please help me 😱😱 You can support homeless dogs by donating only $ 50 🐕🐕🐕

  • Really? How is he "prepping"? Buying up a week's supply of black Sharpies? Practicing closing an umbrella? Finding out which stores sell Sudafed UK?

  • One thing you can count on about the nato summit meeting is Donald Trump yet again will be the stupidest person in the roomđŸ‡ș🇾 !!!

  • Trumps disapproval ratings in the UK is not high at all. We want somebody like Trump to take charge. So much fake news !

  • Americans have done a poor job of supporting education, particularly since @1980. Young people in elementary and high school have not been taught the influence America had in helping to create these international discussion groups. The human and financial cost of another world war in the nuclear age was unacceptable to all. Americans need someone in the White House who is capable of thinking globally. Trump's thinking is "Me, me, me", without regard for others or long-term consequences. Putin used/financed Trump in the set up of his hotels throughout the world as a means to launder money. What Americans need is a leader once again committed to our allies and to avoiding war. Putin is after a monopolistic control of oil in Europe. His partnership with Turkey and Saudi Arabia is giving him the exclusive control that he desires. After Russia's aggressive land grab of Crimea from Ukraine (for the 1st time since WW2}, Russia was kicked out of one of these groups. Trump has been the only one speaking up in Putin's favor, yet the Russian military are still poised at the Ukrainian border. The West is convinced that this "standoff" will hold, as long as it's clear that they continue to support Ukraine. When Nazi Germany started taking over countries, there were no protective alliances. The countries fell quickly, like dominos. If Russia were to successfully take Ukraine, it would be logical for Putin to go after Alaska next. Russia is "selling" the taking of Crimea as an "annexation" of adjacent territory. Alaska would fit that description as well as being the source of oil fields. On the international scene, Trump has made himself known as a "loose cannon". His emotions and actions are unpredictable. They are not necessarily determined by the best interests of our country or of our allies. It's past time to get Trump out of office.

  • REMIND ME what the democrats are doing because it seems to me and every sane human trump is doing his job to get the nato to defend themselves who the subhuman know as the democrats are moving their impeachment like the basterds they are.

  • the core mission of NATO is defending its member countries against any offensive attacks, upto now NATO has violated its mission and US used NATO's resources, locations, and manpower to invade countries like Iraq, Syria and more. So NATO is entitled to either ask US to pay back for the resources they used or mask off NATO's core mission, it is a big lie.


  • Trump standing on the stairs next to Air Force One with that laughably stupid red "Keep America Great" cap on his ignorant head is an absurdity beyond comprehension.

  • Trump is not the president and Joe knows it. He also knows this has been a three year long psyop to conceal Barack Obama's covert presidency

  • This man is a weaker leader than Putin, why is he wearing clown makeup?
    And why are the Democrats weaker?
    Putin probably made Trump stand in the corner, stare at a wall, and think about what he did, when they met in Finland.

  • Some of Donald Trump's victims of sexual misconduct: Jessica Leeds (1980s) Kristin Anderson (1990s) Cathy Heller (1997) Temple Taggart McDowell (1997) Karena Virginia (1998) Mindy McGillivray (2003) Rachel Crooks (2005) Natasha Stoynoff (2005) Jessica Drake (2006) Ninni Laaksonen (2006) Burnett's unnamed friend (2010) Cassandra Searles (2013) Bridget Sullivan (2000) Tasha Dixon (2001) Unnamed contestants (2001) Samantha Holvey (2006)

  • I love the live shots of Washington you show. Somehow makes me feel more connected to the stories you are reporting.

  • Trump will be humbled at some point should the Democrats prove their point. Brits need to be careful in trusting him.

  • The People need a Final resolution to remove bigotry,racism,fascism ,religion+ Idolatry toward money and wealth within politics Globally. ENOUGH!!!! ENOUGH!!!!!

  • In any other nations that aren't filled with idiots, an endorsement by Trump is detrimental. BoJo knows this, that's why he's hoping President OrangeCunt will keep his gob shut while in London.

  • I like TV presenter Joe, but he needs to cede his platform to others, including his co-host- he interrupts a bit too much, delivering a monologue. Sometimes that’s boring,,,,, but I still like him!

  • he can expect more protestors than on his last visit. a LOT of the NHS are going to protest him, many doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, midwifes, health assistants, cleaners, all protesting to stop trump, and boris privatising the NHS because over 100 THousand british people will die if they do. for example i would refuse to pay for health insurance. id still have the treatment i just wouldnt payu for it, id just rip the bill up. because i shouldnt have to pay for treatment. ai also would refuse to pay any health insurance for any staff i had, on principle. but then there are the homeless, ther unemployed, the poor, the sick the old, all would be murdered by trump if he gets his way. THAT is why so many are coming this time to protest trump. because in wanting to copy the american healthcare system he is wanting to create the most evil and cruel healthcare system known to man, the american system

  • #presidentpussyassbitch is out of his cage and visiting a friendly nation. Prepare to be embarassed and ashamed.

    Dark sunglasses 🌞👓

  • Why is TREASONOUS trump wearing that STUPID hat ?
    This is because AMERICA is NOT just a country, it is the SPIRIT OF FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY Itself — and this SPIRIT LIVES FOREVER within the HEARTS OF ALL REAL AMERICANS !
    Doesn't he know this ?

  • For crying out loud man……
    why is threatening our ALLIES??
    [He's] doing it right now as we speak……does [he] have any living cells in that vacant space [he] calls a brain??
    < I refuse to believe its entirely empty because when it comes to THE BAD STUFF…..he sure can remember to Tweet about it later. >
    Wow………….I think [HE] thinks [he] has balls 😕
    France, Italy & Germany…please forgive us……for it was not the entire Nation who voted him in…he CHEATED his way to leader

  • He was on the London Bridge?
    How appropriate.
    After he told his soldiers to get out of Syria, like his boss Putin told him, and handed it to Turkey that freed 100 ISIS terrorists?

  • I hope he brought his Vladdie's Workout, kneepads!
    A NATON summit means big bathrooms.
    He should be able to swing a few trade deals there!

  • It probably wasn't even an actual investigation Gump cared about so
    much as the announcement on t.v. by Zelensky. An investigation would not reveal
    any malfeasance. Gump wanted Ukraine's president to publicly ANNOUNCE on
    t.v. an impending investigation of the Bidens for corruption ; the announcement itself was to
    disgrace Joe and put a stink on him. Gump was going to keep holding back
    the aid money until president Zelensky did it. He had been sitting on it for months. It's Bribery, an impeachable offense. Gump needs to go.

  • It probably wasn't even an actual investigation Gump cared about so
    much as the announcement on t.v. by Zelensky. An investigation would not reveal
    any malfeasance. Gump wanted Ukraine's president to publicly ANNOUNCE on
    t.v. an impending investigation of the Bidens for corruption ; the announcement itself was to
    disgrace Joe and put a stink on him. Gump was going to keep holding back
    the aid money until president Zelensky did it. He had been sitting on it for months. It's Bribery, an impeachable offense. Gump needs to go.