by Bradley Matthews
President-elect Donald Trump has attracted controversy due to conversations with Pakistani and Taiwanese leaders. Should he wait until after inauguration to talk with foreign leaders? Vote in our CBC reader poll!
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Hey E. All your phony recounts have now officially been SHUT DOWN! Time to start crying in your beer again. Better yet, put on your big boy pants, & take it like a man. The economy has already grown more since the election than all 8 years of choking regulation, anti business, anti energy years of good ol’ B.O. Sit back & watch what can happen when we have someone in the White House who is a patriot, actually loves this country. Not a wife who was NEVER proud of this country until her Divider in chief was elected. He’s already lined up more business investment for the future of America & growth of America than good ol’ B.O. even wanted. 8 years of the destruction of America & the middle east will be his ONLY legacy! Worst president EVER! Hillary would have been on day one, but luckily the countries IQ is still above 50. No one with an IQ above 50 could possibly want what she had in mind.
December 12, 2016,3:50 pm
It’s not over
December 9, 2016,5:58 pm
LEAVE TRUMP ALONE…he’s doing fine and better than any president…only TRUMP IS a PRESIDENT !! – See more at: http://www.conservativebookclub.com/22657/featured-article/should-trump-wait-before-talking-with-foreign-leaders#comment-591ave
December 8, 2016,4:52 pm
LET TRUMP ALONE…he’s doing fine and better than any president…only TRUMP IS a PRESIDENT !!
December 8, 2016,4:51 pm
Ivan, I am on your side! Snowflake?
December 8, 2016,4:35 pm
Sarah Palin is and has been a tough negotiator and a beautiful woman with intestinal fortitude! She absolutely, loves this country, and that alone is better than anyone the past eight years has offered! She is honest, she has class, she is a God fearing woman, a good wife, and mother, as well as a patriot! There is no comparison, when you go from anti-American liars, and racists, to someone of her integrity, ethics, and morals!
December 8, 2016,4:33 pm
The entire world deserves better than Obama! Our allies will once again feel more confident knowing that liar, Obama is gone! They can count on our help, and our enemies can count on once again, the awesome military might of the United States, and Israel, teaming up to destroy everyone stupid enough to challenge us! Obama was a joke to them, now they will fear us!
December 8, 2016,4:25 pm
I believe Sarah Palin would be a perfect Sec. Of the Interior. With her experinces in Alaska she is eminently qualified. Although if President Trump desides that we would be better served with her as Sec. Of Veterans Affairs, then I yield to his decision. He is in a far better position than I to know what we need to make America Great Again.
December 8, 2016,4:23 pm
Rob Get over yourself snow flake.
December 8, 2016,4:22 pm
Susan erikson I don’t see where Trump has anything to apologize for. I think your killer Hillary Clinton should be the one to apologize. She split this country apart with her racism and selling US secrets to foreign entities. You just need to lie down and wait on someone to award you that participation trophy Ms. Snowflake. You liberal idiots need a few years working for a living instead of getting food stamps and welfare. Then you might appreciate someone like Trump who gave up a billionaire lifestyle to help ungrateful idiots like you. Whereas Clinton’s only goal in life has been to steal money and power where ever and however she can. Up to and including murder.
December 8, 2016,4:20 pm
Ivan Gentry, eww!
December 8, 2016,4:20 pm
Unlike Hussein Obama Soetero, Mr. Trump has class, he has the right to converse with anyone that wishes to speak with him, I would imagine many foreign leaders are sick of Obama’s lies! They will resume the respect the United States deserves once the circus leaves town!
December 8, 2016,4:18 pm
Susan erikson You are an idiot. You obviously have no idea how the transition to power happens. Do you think he would be allowed to do anything he’s doing if he was not authorized? Self serving? What has he done up to this point that is self-serving? Everything he’s done has been to help the american worker. You need to get back in your hole troll.
December 8, 2016,4:16 pm
Sarah Palin for Secretary of Veterans Affairs? Absolutely, YES! Why not? I hope she’s willing and available.
December 8, 2016,4:16 pm
I’m glad to see the dialogue.
December 8, 2016,4:13 pm
The Donald has spoken with these leaders a long time ago, why not now?
December 8, 2016,4:06 pm
Donald Trump is a true leader and I allow him to speak to who ever he wishes to talk to. I trust his decisions talking to world leaders.
December 8, 2016,3:59 pm
Trump is going to the White House Really?? We are in a world of hurt now😡😡
December 7, 2016,9:48 pm
+Susan erikson I agree
December 6, 2016,9:10 pm
No, he should not. It has the appearance of being self serving. He is not President yet. When he is President, he needs to consult with the State Department before going off half-cocked like he did with Taiwan. And his meeting with the Japanese president with his daugher, without clearance, sitting in!
He is a neophyte in regards to foreign affairs. His first job is to appoint someone the entire nation can get behind; someone like Gen. Petraeus. The nation was torn apart by his campaign; it is time now for him to apologize (and I mean, really apologize, not some mention of “saying wrong things in the heat of the campaign”) to all those he insulted. He needs to bring this country together. The world is very dangerous; we need someone who were can trust and in whom ALL, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Greens, will believe.
December 6, 2016,7:04 pm
I believe Sarah Palin would make a good Secretary of Veterans Affairs. For sure better than any we have had so far. The VA is just like all other Government agencies, None of them are worth a damn, & run by corrupt Idiots who cater to the Politicians, who really don’t give a damn.
December 6, 2016,6:30 pm
No, he doesn’t have to wait., but he needs to pick & choose who he wants to talk with & when. For years our Politicians have always blamed Russia for everything. I think they were wrong. it is time Russia & the USA became allies. Countries we need to be on guard of are Iran, north Korea, & most of the countries in the Middle east.Other Countries with extremest leaders like the dumb bitch in Germany who cater to The Muslim Terrorists. Trump has inherited a very big mess, & I doubt he can straighten it out in 4 years, because of the Democrats & the Rino Republicans. We need to help him with Prayer & let God help him, win a second election, & then with Gods help things will get done. From what i can see & read, the Liberal democrats & many of the RINOS are not Christian Peoople & do not care about this country & the people in it, but only care for themselves & what they can do to line their own pockets. I believe in God & Jesus Christ, & I truely believe with out their help Trump would never have won the election. Don’t forget what this election was about & keep praying for God to help Trump.
December 6, 2016,6:24 pm
I agree with AMERICAN! He will let ALL know who he is.
December 6, 2016,9:40 am
donald trump is an honorable man and if the leaders of other countries reach out to him looking to make peace between our countries after the turmoil of so many years of controversary and hatred, i think it’s a wonderful thing …..
December 6, 2016,9:37 am
Trump is a Leader like none we’ve had in many years-Honest and True, above Corruption! A true Leader leads, He don’t wait for any Corrupt Position from anyone who’s Corruption inspired Citizens to put Him into Office, When He see’s something that needs done for His Citizens, He goes to Work for them!! When they call Him, what would you have Him do? Refuse their call supporting the Corruption that created the Problems to begin with?
December 6, 2016,2:16 am
Talk to who you want to. Only God will stop you .
December 6, 2016,12:43 am
No, Sarah Palin should not be in charge of Veterans Affairs. She has no experience or qualifications
to be involved in this process of government.
December 5, 2016,9:28 pm
YES, Trump should speak to
any foreign leader who calls him. It would be rude not to.
December 5, 2016,9:24 pm
He has the right to speak whom he wants to. Preprepared come January.
December 5, 2016,7:11 pm
its up to him. He’s POUTS Elect.
December 5, 2016,6:31 pm
He should never speak to any foreign leader representing this country when anything he says can undermine relationships made by the sitting President. He is known for speaking before he thinks and becoming defensive if challenged in any way so he needs to save all that for when his administration takes over and he is sworn in as the President.
December 5, 2016,5:59 pm
NO! Lacks experience.
December 5, 2016,5:28 pm
On Sarah Palin: She should be Secretary of the Interior and managing our natural resources.
Yes, President Elect Trump should speak to anyone he chooses. This is still a free country and Taiwan is a Democracy, which we have very few off in that part of the world.
December 5, 2016,5:26 pm
Communication (or the lack thereof) is what I consider the #1 problem in the world. OF COURSE he should communicate !
December 5, 2016,5:17 pm
A lot of people will be Supprised
When she gets the job , heads will roll , the little Clicks will be gone ! Sure wish I could work with her to clean this mess up .
December 5, 2016,4:25 pm
“I would discourage the president of the U.S. and whoever is advising him, from what appears to be this effort to slowly, or maybe not so slowly, push Jeff Sessions out the door.”
“No president should have to deal with his own intelligence agencies selectively leaking classified information in order to hurt people. Is it possible to get control of them?”
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