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Trump Ended 2018 France Trip Having Art Loaded on Air Force One

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Presidential looting?

After Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was canceled in November 2018, the U.S. leader had some extra time on his hands in a mansion filled with artwork. The next day, he went art shopping -- or the presidential equivalent.

Trump fancied several of the pieces in the U.S. ambassador’s historic residence in Paris, where he was staying, and on a whim had them removed and loaded onto Air Force One, according to people familiar with the matter. The works -- a portrait, a bust, and a set of silver figurines -- were brought back to the White House.

The decision to cancel Trump’s visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery outside Paris is under new scrutiny after the Atlantic magazine on Thursday published a bombshell report that Trump belittled the American servicemen buried there, part of a broader history of disparaging certain people who’ve served in the military. Trump has vehemently denied making the comments about “suckers” and “losers” in the armed forces.

Never previously reported is Trump’s spur-of-the-moment art caper before leaving the ambassador’s residence.

The incident was met with a mixture of amusement and astonishment at the time, but caused headaches for White House and State Department staffers, according to several people familiar with the episode who asked not to be identified due to its sensitivity.


Donald Trump, Air Force One and French Art Haul: Latest News on President - Bloomberg
 

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Presidential looting?

After Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was canceled in November 2018, the U.S. leader had some extra time on his hands in a mansion filled with artwork. The next day, he went art shopping -- or the presidential equivalent.

Trump fancied several of the pieces in the U.S. ambassador’s historic residence in Paris, where he was staying, and on a whim had them removed and loaded onto Air Force One, according to people familiar with the matter. The works -- a portrait, a bust, and a set of silver figurines -- were brought back to the White House.

The decision to cancel Trump’s visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery outside Paris is under new scrutiny after the Atlantic magazine on Thursday published a bombshell report that Trump belittled the American servicemen buried there, part of a broader history of disparaging certain people who’ve served in the military. Trump has vehemently denied making the comments about “suckers” and “losers” in the armed forces.

Never previously reported is Trump’s spur-of-the-moment art caper before leaving the ambassador’s residence.

The incident was met with a mixture of amusement and astonishment at the time, but caused headaches for White House and State Department staffers, according to several people familiar with the episode who asked not to be identified due to its sensitivity.


Donald Trump, Air Force One and French Art Haul: Latest News on President - Bloomberg


I saw a report that the figurines are “fake!” Kinda fitting.......
 

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Presidential looting?

After Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was canceled in November 2018, the U.S. leader had some extra time on his hands in a mansion filled with artwork. The next day, he went art shopping -- or the presidential equivalent.

Trump fancied several of the pieces in the U.S. ambassador’s historic residence in Paris, where he was staying, and on a whim had them removed and loaded onto Air Force One, according to people familiar with the matter. The works -- a portrait, a bust, and a set of silver figurines -- were brought back to the White House.

The decision to cancel Trump’s visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery outside Paris is under new scrutiny after the Atlantic magazine on Thursday published a bombshell report that Trump belittled the American servicemen buried there, part of a broader history of disparaging certain people who’ve served in the military. Trump has vehemently denied making the comments about “suckers” and “losers” in the armed forces.

Never previously reported is Trump’s spur-of-the-moment art caper before leaving the ambassador’s residence.

The incident was met with a mixture of amusement and astonishment at the time, but caused headaches for White House and State Department staffers, according to several people familiar with the episode who asked not to be identified due to its sensitivity.


Donald Trump, Air Force One and French Art Haul: Latest News on President - Bloomberg

Everything that is in any US Embassy belongs to the US.
 

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Everything that is in any US Embassy belongs to the US.

Of course, glad the weather was good enough for Trump to take off and bring his loot back to DC.. [emoji1]


McCourt, the ambassador, was startled, but didn’t object, according to people briefed on the incident. Trump later quipped that the envoy would get the art back “in six years,” when his potential second term in office would be winding down.

The art, worth about $750,000 according to one of the people familiar with the episode, was loaded aboard Air Force One while Trump visited another cemetery before the flight back to Washington.

“The President brought these beautiful, historical pieces, which belong to the American people, back to the United States to be prominently displayed in the People’s House,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in response to questions from Bloomberg News.
 
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Everything that is in any US Embassy belongs to the US.

The point isn't it belongs to the united states it's that he took the stuff without asking like any decent person would do. You seem to not be able to help yourself, you defend him for everything.
 

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The point isn't it belongs to the united states it's that he took the stuff without asking like any decent person would do. You seem to not be able to help yourself, you defend him for everything.

He doesn't need anybody's permission.
 

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Does that apply to the ambassador’s residence as well?

Are you asking me if the Ambassador's personal possessions belong to the US?

If so, the answer is no. Not anymore than YOUR personal possessions belong to anyone but you.
 

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He doesn't need anybody's permission.

I am very happy he found a way fill that time he saved by not visiting the graves at Aisne-Marne by bringing back reproductions of art in the ambassador's residence.
 

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Are you asking me if the Ambassador's personal possessions belong to the US?

If so, the answer is no. Not anymore than YOUR personal possessions belong to anyone but you.

more excuses

trump walks on water to you guys... it's pretty sad
 

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I am very happy he found a way fill that time he saved by not visiting the graves at Aisne-Marne by bringing back reproductions of art in the ambassador's residence.

You can be sure it didn't take him any time at all...beyond telling a flunky to load this and that onto AF1.
 

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You can be sure it didn't take him any time at all...beyond telling a flunky to load this and that onto AF1.

Trump is a LOOTER. That he is rich enough, to hire a looter for him, does not negate that he is the HEAD LOOTER. So, should looters be shot?
 

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Trump is a LOOTER. That he is rich enough, to hire a looter for him, does not negate that he is the HEAD LOOTER. So, should looters be shot?

Trump "looted" nothing.
 

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Presidential looting?

After Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was canceled in November 2018, the U.S. leader had some extra time on his hands in a mansion filled with artwork. The next day, he went art shopping -- or the presidential equivalent.

Trump fancied several of the pieces in the U.S. ambassador’s historic residence in Paris, where he was staying, and on a whim had them removed and loaded onto Air Force One, according to people familiar with the matter. The works -- a portrait, a bust, and a set of silver figurines -- were brought back to the White House.

The decision to cancel Trump’s visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery outside Paris is under new scrutiny after the Atlantic magazine on Thursday published a bombshell report that Trump belittled the American servicemen buried there, part of a broader history of disparaging certain people who’ve served in the military. Trump has vehemently denied making the comments about “suckers” and “losers” in the armed forces.

Never previously reported is Trump’s spur-of-the-moment art caper before leaving the ambassador’s residence.

The incident was met with a mixture of amusement and astonishment at the time, but caused headaches for White House and State Department staffers, according to several people familiar with the episode who asked not to be identified due to its sensitivity.


Donald Trump, Air Force One and French Art Haul: Latest News on President - Bloomberg

The rumor mill is running three shifts...lol
 

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The rumor mill is running three shifts...lol

Rumor mill?

“The President brought these beautiful, historical pieces, which belong to the American people, back to the United States to be prominently displayed in the People’s House,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in response to questions from Bloomberg News.
 

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“The President brought these beautiful, historical pieces, which belong to the American people, back to the United States to be prominently displayed in the People’s House,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in response to questions from Bloomberg News.

Where's the "looting" part?
 

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Trump is a LOOTER. That he is rich enough, to hire a looter for him, does not negate that he is the HEAD LOOTER. So, should looters be shot?

Do you really wanna touch that?

Suggestion: Tread lightly.
 

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He doesn't need anybody's permission.

So again I ask you, does that make it right to take something out of the ambassador's residence without asking? Trump is lowlife and will always be lowlife. It's all about him. One day the right might wake up and realize this? Nah.
 

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Presidential looting?

After Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was canceled in November 2018, the U.S. leader had some extra time on his hands in a mansion filled with artwork. The next day, he went art shopping -- or the presidential equivalent.

Trump fancied several of the pieces in the U.S. ambassador’s historic residence in Paris, where he was staying, and on a whim had them removed and loaded onto Air Force One, according to people familiar with the matter. The works -- a portrait, a bust, and a set of silver figurines -- were brought back to the White House.

The decision to cancel Trump’s visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery outside Paris is under new scrutiny after the Atlantic magazine on Thursday published a bombshell report that Trump belittled the American servicemen buried there, part of a broader history of disparaging certain people who’ve served in the military. Trump has vehemently denied making the comments about “suckers” and “losers” in the armed forces.

Never previously reported is Trump’s spur-of-the-moment art caper before leaving the ambassador’s residence.

The incident was met with a mixture of amusement and astonishment at the time, but caused headaches for White House and State Department staffers, according to several people familiar with the episode who asked not to be identified due to its sensitivity.


Donald Trump, Air Force One and French Art Haul: Latest News on President - Bloomberg

"Bone" spur of the moment? I see what you did there;)
 
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