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So, did Trump's endorsement of Johnson help him or hurt him?
by StillInTheWilderness on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 03:03:42 AM EST
Hard to say at a Parliamentary level. He was already the overwhelming favourite and many careerist Tory MPs would have seen supporting him as a ticket to a ministerial job.

At a grass roots Tory membership level, Trump's endorsement enhances his prestige as a global player and plays into the Tory conceit of being very important on the world stage. Many of them like Trump anyway,and share his attitudes to the EU.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 10:57:27 AM EST
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Trump meddling in European elections?!

I expect all principled Russia-gating anti-meddlers to be up in arms about this. (Not that there are many considering how few reacted when the US government appointed a new president of Venezuela.)

by fjallstrom on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 09:13:27 PM EST
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You have to remember that everything south of us is just a big US colony we haven't coerced into speaking English yet, and so we can send in the Marines and install a new tinpot government any time we feel like it.
by rifek on Mon Jun 17th, 2019 at 03:23:06 AM EST
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