Paul Kelly sings Trump’s praises

Trump flew to the Helsinki summit after his visit to Britain where he trashed every notion of a trustworthy US-Britain alliance and treated his embattled but gracious host, May, with cavalier contempt. This followed his attendance at the NATO summit where Trump ­attacked alliance partners not just for their inadequate military spend­ing but betrayed something far deeper — his disdain for the EU, which he later branded a “foe” because he thinks it has undermined America’s eco­nomic interest over the decades.

Treated Theresa May with contempt? Told off NATO? Disdain for the EU?  Sounds awesome. Yet Paul Kelly seems to think these are all a bad thing.

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38 Responses to Paul Kelly sings Trump’s praises

  1. Herodotus

    Saw that. Commenters are not happy with Paul.

  2. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Well, Trump will just say he misspoke, and all will be well! Kelly will be sorry then!

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Would she be the same Ms May who has just had 10 ministers and parliamentary secretaries resign, including her defence procurement minister yesterday?

    Would that be the same EU who has had vast tariff and non-tariff walls against US products for so long that everyone has forgotten about them, until Ms Merkel offered to lower some car tariffs a fortnight ago?

  4. Habib

    Paul Kelly is a doddering, decrepit commie whose opinion is of less value than Zimbabwean currency. Why is every bloody bogtrotter in this benighted nation a Maoist?

  5. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Paul Kelly has been wrong about every single major issue for 50 years. To be kind he is a complete fool.

    Good to see Sinc hop on the T-Train.

  6. C.L.

    LOL.
    A classic clueless own goal from the man I like to call the Paradigm Whisperer.

  7. Dr Fred Lenin

    Donald Trump is like most of us ,pretty honest and truthful ,the muppets he is dealing with are not,that explains his contempt for them . Who could trust
    an elected leader trying to distort the will of the majority on Brexit,who could trust an elected leader that opens the borders of her own and other countries allowing an invasion of illiterate peasant Muslims and Africans to go on welfare , obeying the wishes of a billionaire communist soros (schwartz) . Who could trust a bunch of criminal lefty commissars hell bent on destroying European cultures in the New Fourth Reich . Trump is awake to these frauds he has to be Washington is full of simialrv people that he walks all over daily ,they can’t win ?but like fish in a net they squirm a lot ineffectually .Trump is Far too good for you ,hoist the white flag you are beaten .

  8. Mother Lode

    What is wrong with that guy – the full quote about the EU being a ‘foe’ is out there.

    Having a go at NATO for sponging off the US for so long is kind of what the leader of the US should do – who else will stick up for the Americans.

    May is a joke who seeks to outsource the Brexit to Frau Merkel rather than looking at what the British want. Trump’s point was obvious, if the Brits aren’t going to disentangle themselves from Europe then deals with the British will have to be managed accordingly – that they are still subject to the EU.

    Kelly seems to be another one of those shallow and unimaginative crew who thinks that the decorousness of diplomatic theatrics should be maintained even at the true expense of the millions of citizens. Best let NATO continue to be a hollowed shell reinforced with American money and American lives than make it work. Better to insist that economic relations be managed as tools of diplomats than allow nations to flourish.

    Oh, and the young Royals? They are lowering the tone of the Royal family to a reality TV show where they just blurt out every thought that occasionally arcs across the chasm between their ears. I will not be sorry when the show is cancelled if that is what it sinks too.

  9. Pyrmonter

    Paywalled.

    Aside from not entirely pulling its weight, what actual harm has ‘Europe’ done to the US? Its trade restrictions are bad, but hardly able to inflict meaningful harm on the US (unless you think Boeing would have been even more profitable without Airbus, at the expense, presumably, of both US and foreign air travellers). Many of its states defence expenditures are nominal; but Italy and Germany aside, increasing those expenditure shares would make a vanishingly small difference to overall NATO defence expenditure; much less than the changes in US Defence expenditure over the past decade.

  10. Dr Fred Lenin

    I believe the US has 36,000 military personnel in Europe ,helping to defend the Fourth Reich from those dammed Russians , at no cost to the Reich, they are determined to absorb Belarus and the Ukraine including Crimea in spit of a referendum in the Crimea , wishing to re unite with Russia . The referendum would have been more honest than a lot of US decromat elections . Trump is trying to get Fairness into trade ,the left should approve it helps the “wukkas”they love and Fairness is the latest left buzzword
    If the left were genuine they would help US workers welfare instead of stealing everything that isn’t nailed down like obummer the zkenyan muslim and the Klintons . And like our own alp rigging elections is an historical facet of leftist politics ,”whatever it takes “as the alp firebug says .

  11. Dr Fred Lenin

    Mother lode ,May I suggest Merkel be named as Reichskanzler Merkel of the Fourth Reich ,the Germans pull the strings in Europe,what they couldn’t do by force of arms they have done by stealth , in league with the quislings in Brussels and collaborators like Macron ,May etc .

  12. JohnL

    Trump flew to the Helsinki summit after his visit to Britain where he trashed every notion of a trustworthy US-Britain alliance and treated his embattled but gracious host, May, with cavalier contempt.

    “Cavalier contempt”? I think that he was very restrained and polite with this useless woman. Just think what Churchill would have done to her in the Trump’s place?!?!

    This followed his attendance at the NATO summit where Trump ­attacked alliance partners not just for their inadequate military spend­ing but betrayed something far deeper — his disdain for the EU, which he later branded a “foe” because he thinks it has undermined America’s eco­nomic interest over the decades.

    “Trump think”? No, Kelly! Trump knows and everyone, except Kelly, knows that EU has undermined not only America’s economic interest but the world’s interest including the members of EU in favour of Germany. Today whole of Europe works for Germany! German prosperity was built with American money and Slav’s and Turk’s labour.
    Trump is the first world leader to tell Germans that it is going to stop. And Frau Merkel does not like it. Well, get used to it you communist whore! He may even demand that Stasi record be open to show how many people she and her father betrayed to the Stasi.

  13. mareeS

    Trump said to EU and UK what needed to be said. USA is not their forever benefactor.and it’s time they picked up their game and ceased thinking vaingloriously that Europe is the centre of the universe.

    We were discussing Kelly’s piece and western media pieces on Trump/Putin, earlier today, and by cripes, we agreed that friendly relations are good for the world. We already lived through one long, Cold War and some hot ones.

  14. anonandon

    Kelly has the distinct knack of being wrong about almost everything but camouflaging his mistakes with forceful prose. True story.

  15. H B Bear

    Teh Australian’s in-house snoozer Paul Kelly has never knowingly been right about anything. They are thinking of naming a wing of the Van Wrongselen School of Wrongology after him.

  16. Iampeter

    I think the issue is that he’s dissing his allies publicly at a time when showing a united front is important, while behaving like a whimpy, beta, cuck in front of the worlds worst dictators as he publicly praises them and hates on America.
    Even Obama wasn’t this bad and he was the most anti-American President ever. Well, until now.

  17. JC

    I think the issue is that he’s dissing his allies publicly at a time when showing a united front is important, while behaving like a whimpy, beta, cuck in front of the worlds worst dictators as he publicly praises them and hates on America.
    Even Obama wasn’t this bad and he was the most anti-American President ever. Well, until now.

    What exactly did Trump say to make you believe he cucked in front of Putin. Explain it.

    I suggest you go read the Kenyan speech in Egypt for a president selling out the US, you hallucinating twerp.

  18. Egor

    This opening monologue is very good even excellent.

  19. thefrolickingmole

    Lets break down the dishonesty and double dealing of Nato/Germany .

    Nato exists as a cold was relic there to keep the USSR (remember them) from steamrolling the Euros.

    The USSR has gone but the Euros quite like the idea of outsourcing 70% of their defense costs and allowing the US to do the heavy lifting, apparently because they are threatened by Russia.

    That would be the EU where ONE MEMBER has a GDP 3 times that of Russia.
    https://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/germany/russia

    But it gets better, Germany and the EU import massive amounts of their energy from the country they claim threatens them enough to need Nato, ignoring the “Ally” underwriting their defense.

    Germany, ruining everything for everyone since forever.

  20. mh

    Anyone who is pro capitalism should also have disdain for the EU.

    NATO members needed to be told to pay up as agreed.

    MSNBC are saying that Trump’s press conference was as “serious as Kristallnacht”. But you won’t find any Friedmans at the NYT condemning those comments.

  21. .

    MSNBC are saying that Trump’s press conference was as “serious as Kristallnacht”

    Good god that is insane.

  22. mh

    May is a joke who seeks to outsource the Brexit to Frau Merkel rather than looking at what the British want.

    According to Boris yesterday, May even outsourced a decision on whether England should boycott the World Cup to Mutty Merkel.

  23. mh

    Dot, watch Tucker @ 21:30

  24. .

    Nothing should surprise me anymore, but that woman is willfully stupid or simply a fanatic.

    I was speechless and my jaw dropped the whole time.

    FMD these people are nutters. Over 18 months since Hillary lost – what sore losers they are.

    I probably cannot sufficiently express to you my surprise and revulsion to these deep state arsewipes.

    Tucker ripped him a new arsehole. Good work Tuck.

  25. .

    Talking about that Democrat Congressional loon. He was a real prick.

  26. mh

    Dot, the hysteria being shown probably shows Trump is in a position of strength, not weakness.

    The attacks are now totally irrational. When media commentators are telling us that a Trump press conference with Putin – where Putin gifts Trump a World Cup soccer ball – will go down in infamy like Kristallnacht or Pearl Harbour, you know they don’t have much left in the tank.

  27. Entrop

    Germany, ruining everything for everyone since forever.

    Well, for at least five centuries, although come to think of it the Romans may disagree.

  28. candy

    Odd how the Left have turned from having sympathy with the socialist/communist nations to now hating Russia and North Korea because Trump is engineering a better understanding with them.

    And the Left now love the cream of British society, the Royals, because of Megan Markle’s cultural origins and reportedly the Royal Family are not Trump fans. Before this the Left despised the Royal Family.

    These people turn on a dime, as they say.

  29. mh

    Is the comparison with Kristallnacht by the MSM even suited for Godwin’s Law analysis?

    It’s blown Godwin out of the water.

  30. mh

    Candy, it’s TDS.

    And there is no known cure.

  31. .

    Odd how the Left have turned from having sympathy with the socialist/communist nations to now hating Russia and North Korea because Trump is engineering a better understanding with them.

    Remember how the lunar right were fellating Putin even after his army shot down a civilian airliner, rigged two elections in the Ukraine, he tried to murder their President, tried to trump up false charges against his enemies, broke a treaty with the US…

    Their theory now rests on Putin funding Merkel to destabilise himself with the Euromaidan protests.

  32. mh

    I wonder what Oliver Stone thinks of it all.

  33. mh

    Candy, you reminded me of New Years Day when I heard ABC News cover the NYE celebrations from around the world. They included the Pyongyang celebrations too, with the intent to normalise NK while they were blasting missiles over Japan. Trump was speaking of fire and fury at this time. Of course once Trump met Kim, and Kim agreed to nuclear disarmament, Kim is a pariah again.

    The Left are mad. Quite mad.

  34. BorisG

    I suggest you go read the Kenyan speech in Egypt for a president selling out the US, you hallucinating twerp.

    With all respect, this is a deflection. Just because obama made a wrong speech 8years back, doesn’t mean trump should sell out American interests to Putin. Quite unprecedented in its own right.

    To say tna5 he believes Putin’s denial over the findings of his intelligence services and to suggest a joint investigation of GRU ‘active measures’ would be beyond parody if it wasn’t serious.

    But If you s haven’t yet woken up to the reality of a crank president. nothing will help.

  35. BorisG

    Odd how the Left have turned from having sympathy with the socialist/communist nations to now hating Russia and North Korea because Trump is engineering a better understanding with them.

    And leftist is everyone who dares to criticize trump? I don’t consider myself a leftie, and have always and cosnsently opposed both North Korean and Putin’s regime, and long before trump came into politics.

    Of course I don’t equate Kim to Putin. Kim is a tyrant while Putin is merely a ruthless dictator. However in terms of world peace Putin is much more dangerous than Kim, as demosbtarted by his invasion of his neibougrs.

  36. Iampeter

    And leftist is everyone who dares to criticize trump?

    Given the fact that Trump is passing trillion dollar infrastructure bills, regulating trade and mergers, couldn’t repeal Obamacare, wouldn’t supporting Trump be what makes one a leftist?

    Total confusion about the basics of politics is all we get from conservative commentators here.

  37. JohnJJJ

    Mother Lodethey just blurt out every thought that occasionally arcs across the chasm between their ears
    You win.
    I am still smiling.

  38. None

    Odd how the Left have turned from having sympathy with the socialist/communist nations to now hating Russia and North Korea because Trump is engineering a better understanding with them.

    As I keep saying all that matters to the left is being left.

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