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Old 09-09-2019, 09:44 AM
dasmoocher is offline
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Originally Posted by Locrian View Post
He already did. He had a chance at doing something grown up and presidential looking, but had to tweet a “Hey, look at me” moment and turn it into a toddler moment.
Originally Posted by jsc1953 View Post
He probably saw a Taliban peace deal as another shot at a Nobel Peace Prize. I just wonder how he was convinced to cancel.
The article really doesn't have much detail, but yeah:

Trump reportedly wanted to show off his negotiation skills by inviting the Taliban to Camp David

* A proposed meeting of President Donald Trump, the Taliban, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David was axed in part over disagreements over the political showmanship, a new report says.

* According to The New York Times, the idea of a meeting on US soil was subject to an argument between Trump and his National Security Council as to whether it should come before or after any concrete progress was made toward peace.

* Trump wanted to go sooner, The Times reported, so the optics of making a deal could be part of the negotiation.


Trump, who dispensed with decades of political norms when he abruptly met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean Peninsula, reportedly wanted to be perceived as the chief negotiator of peace with the extremist group.
Yes, because ending the US's longest war should depend on how it affects Trump's ego.