Trump's pick for ambassador to NZ - please take him back USA

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26 Oct 2017, 9:51 pm

Instead of choosing a diplomatic appointee (as has always happened in the past with the USA ambassadors to NZ, one of the USA's main allies) Trump sent a friend of his with no diplomatic track record, but he landed here with lots of PR about how great he was.

We don't want him Trump
You can have him back Trump
We can see why he's a friend of yours

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... ew-zealand

Even before he arrived here, kiwis made known their objections to this groper being landed on us:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic ... ew-Zealand



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27 Oct 2017, 1:54 am

Like seems to attract like. It's Trump's power clique.


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27 Oct 2017, 2:49 am

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27 Oct 2017, 2:51 am

whatever that means



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27 Oct 2017, 2:23 pm

Sorry,we have no control of our loose cannon. :oops:


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27 Oct 2017, 3:10 pm

Oh dear

Based on Mr Brown's past track record I'd recommend NZ mums lock up their daughters. Trump really has poor judgement with his appointees...



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27 Oct 2017, 3:12 pm

Better hide the ewes also.


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27 Oct 2017, 8:47 pm

It's like a soap opera spin off.



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27 Oct 2017, 9:10 pm

The USA relies heavily on its spy bases in New Zealand, which New Zealand allows them to have here rent free as part of the Five Eyes alliance. However, this could radically change in the future, given the way Trump's soap opera is going and insult of sending someone with a history like Brown's. Soap opera indeed, Trump would be safer confined to something like Aaron Spelling productions.



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27 Oct 2017, 9:14 pm

B19 wrote:
The USA relies heavily on its spy bases in New Zealand, which New Zealand allows them to have here rent free as part of the Five Eyes alliance. However, this could radically change in the future, given the way Trump's soap opera is going and insult of sending someone with a history like Brown's. Soap opera indeed, Trump would be safer confined to something like Aaron Spelling productions.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/8 ... cluding-NZ



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27 Oct 2017, 9:43 pm

B19 wrote:
The USA relies heavily on its spy bases in New Zealand, which New Zealand allows them to have here rent free as part of the Five Eyes alliance.

Yep, we provide the yanks Pine Gap free of rent...they use it to spy and stuff



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27 Oct 2017, 9:48 pm

What sort of a publication is "Stuff"?



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27 Oct 2017, 10:01 pm

EzraS wrote:
What sort of a publication is "Stuff"?

etc etc...



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28 Oct 2017, 1:33 pm

I remember Scott Brown very well from when he was in office. He was a loud, overbearing pr*ck who'd shout down his constituents who dared disagree with him. I was very proud of those same constituents who stomped a mud hole into him by voting in Warren the following election.


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28 Oct 2017, 3:34 pm

He came here with all this PR buildup, which never happens with any real diplomat, and it was fishy even then. You would have thought from the PR that this guy was a mix of superman and benevolence, but lacking modesty..