Friday, May 26, 2017

From the Belgian Press

Donald Trump offered an insight into his approach to political life during his 30 hours in Belgium while munching “lots of” Belgian chocolates, it has been reported

Le Soir, a Belgian daily newspaper, reported that the US president acclaimed the chocolates.


“These are the best,” he said, before explaining that his ambivalent attitude towards the EU was a consequence of his experiences trying to set up businesses, notably golf resorts, on the continent.

“He made a lot of references to his personal journey. He explained, for example, the functioning of Europe on the basis of his difficulties in doing business in Ireland,” one source told the Francophone paper.

How subtle. No family business interest conflicts here. Could he be any more transparent about what's important to him?  I do believe using your office as president to enrich yourself is considered to be improper.  Improper enough to have you removed.
A second source told the newspaper: “Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a licence and that did not give him a very good image of the European Union.”
Me, Me, Me.
The paper reports: “Donald Trump had no idea of the economic weight of Belgium and even less of what the country represents for trade with the United States. Then he was introduced to the thing in a very visual way. But the president only gave vague attention to it.”
Wasn't any Trump business concern involved.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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