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Old 09-09-2019, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve MB View Post
That assumes that the meeting plan actually existed in the first place and isn't being invented (and confirmed by sycophantic/armtwisted minions) after the fact.
The Camp David (instead of Trump property) venue points toward the latter -- since when does the Crook-in-Chief pass up an opportunity for graft?
But in fact The Economist, and other news agencies, were already reporting about peace talks with the taliban being set up before Trump's tweets on the matter. And they are now reporting about what is currently being done to try to reboot the process.
So he's not making the whole thing up. Though yes, it's always possible that he heard grown-ups talking about something and decided to season the facts with his own brand of bullshit and/or didn't understand.