Trump faux pas

President Trump held a joint press briefing at the White House with Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. President Trump praised Lebanon for its fight against Islamic State, al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The Lebanese prime minister was clearly too polite to directly correct the president.

 

Lebanon is not fighting Hezbollah. On the contrary. Hezbollah is an established party, well represented in the parliament and is a part of the government. Hezbollah is in fact involved in the fight against the jihadist terrorists. It is fighting against al Qaeda in the Lebanon Syria border region.

 

President Trump's faux pas had to be embarrasing for the Lebanese prime minister. It also must be embarrassing for President Trump. One can only wonder how the president of the US could make such a faux pas. Surely the president is briefed by experts before meeting foreign leaders? Was the president deliberately misled? Did he simply make it up, off the cuff? Is it simply a reflection of the American tendency to assume that the rest of the world shares their perception or they are the enemy? Whatever the reason for the mistake, it was a serious error.

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Comments (18)

  1. mrmacq

    perhaps you missed it, but the cock holster aint that terribly bright

    July 26, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      How do you know that President Trump is not intelligent?

      July 26, 2017
      1. mrmacq

        duh?

        July 26, 2017
        1. stevehayes13

          Is this supposed to be an intelligent response?

          July 27, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    Fool, only you seem to be embarrassed.

    July 26, 2017
    1. croker

      WG1 and you sir are a natural fool

      July 26, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Fool, you must have been looking in the mirror when you made that stupid post.

        July 26, 2017
        1. croker

          No. You said I am a British fool and that makes you a natural fool.

          July 26, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            Fool, I AM God.
            WAKE UP!

            July 26, 2017
            1. croker

              I would rather be asleep

              July 26, 2017
            2. wirelessguru1

              Fool, you are asleep.

              July 26, 2017
    2. stevehayes13

      I am not embarrassed and I cannot imagine how you get from the OP to the conclusion that I am.

      July 27, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Because you’re a fool and as such a big embarrassment.

        July 27, 2017
        1. stevehayes13

          An embarrassment to whom?

          July 31, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            To us here.

            July 31, 2017
            1. stevehayes13

              Why would you be embarrassed by anything I write – I am the only one responsible for my actions.

              July 31, 2017
            2. wirelessguru1

              Because you’re an embarrassment to US.

              July 31, 2017
            3. stevehayes13

              How can I be an embarrassment to the US?

              August 01, 2017