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Manila - Trump Wrongly Claims Air Force One Denied Landing In Philippines

Published on: November 14, 2017 02:27 PM
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the press cabin aboard Air Force One as they depart home to the U.S. from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the press cabin aboard Air Force One as they depart home to the U.S. from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Manila - President Donald Trump told a fanciful little tale Tuesday about Air Force One being denied landing rights in the Philippines during a trip by his predecessor because bilateral relations were so bad. That didn’t happen.

Before boarding the plane in Manila to come home, Trump bragged to the press that he’s pushed relations with the Philippines to new heights.

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“And as you know, we were having a lot of problems with the Philippines,” he said. “The relationship with the past administration was horrible, to use a nice word. I would say horrible is putting it mildly. You know what happened. Many of you were there, and you never got to land. The plane came close but it didn’t land.”

That prompted a lot of head-scratching.

President Barack Obama last visited the Philippines in November 2015, arriving in Manila after an overnight flight from Turkey. There were no problems with landing the plane. Obama used the visit to announce the United States was transferring two ships to the Philippine Navy.

Perhaps Trump was referring erroneously to Obama’s aborted meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte? In September 2016, Obama abruptly canceled a meeting with the new Philippines leader in Laos after Duterte called him an obscene name. Duterte was warning Obama not to speak with him about the brutality of his crackdown on the illegal drug trade.

Obama went ahead with his Laos trip, meeting other leaders.

It’s possible Trump was referring to something other than an Obama presidential trip. But if he was, he didn’t say.



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 Nov 14, 2017 at 03:08 PM hashomer Says:

The Orange Narcissist doesn't know how to control his stupidity, like with this latest fairy tale. Your're not the Leader of the Free World when you make up childish bubbemeises that lack any reality. And his endorsed pedophile 'judge' Moore is on the ropes in Alabama. Make America Grope Again! LOL.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 03:29 PM yonasonw Says:

Herr Drumpf, BS Artist in Chief

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 03:37 PM Emes Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

The Orange Narcissist doesn't know how to control his stupidity, like with this latest fairy tale. Your're not the Leader of the Free World when you make up childish bubbemeises that lack any reality. And his endorsed pedophile 'judge' Moore is on the ropes in Alabama. Make America Grope Again! LOL.

You’re a sad miserable sore bitter people.
Maybe find a friend.
Or maybe connect with some family it might help you.
Return to your God! You’re leftist which is antithesis to God!

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 05:17 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #3  
Emes Says:

You’re a sad miserable sore bitter people.
Maybe find a friend.
Or maybe connect with some family it might help you.
Return to your God! You’re leftist which is antithesis to God!

Your monicker is ironic, taking into account your mindless attack on #1’s objection to Trumps lies.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 05:24 PM yaakov doe Says:

It certainly seems that Trump is out of touch with reality and can't differentiate between facts and his very own fiction. It's time for an examination for dementia.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 05:27 PM JaredKusherIzSorosPartner Says:

If TRump believes it ...
TRump is telling the truth.

Believe me. It is the truth!

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 07:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
JaredKusherIzSorosPartner Says:

If TRump believes it ...
TRump is telling the truth.

Believe me. It is the truth!

sad

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 10:02 PM 023111b06 Says:

The reporter brain damaged or what? I remember clear there was a us plane denied landing in phillipines sometime ago. Because of the tensions between US and phillipines, the plane was denied landing. Think its a millitary plane. Not airforce one. Btw did he mentioned airforce one specifically? Dun dig little little trivial things like that like a dick.

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 Nov 15, 2017 at 09:31 AM waitandsee Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

The Orange Narcissist doesn't know how to control his stupidity, like with this latest fairy tale. Your're not the Leader of the Free World when you make up childish bubbemeises that lack any reality. And his endorsed pedophile 'judge' Moore is on the ropes in Alabama. Make America Grope Again! LOL.

if you call this stupidity his stupidity won him the election, he talks like me and you
he not talking fancy politician words that nobody understands
and for your info he never endorsed Moore go check the facts and come back but Moore is anyways going to win no netter what because he is against the club up there in Washington and he is still up in the polls

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 Nov 15, 2017 at 02:42 PM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

The Orange Narcissist doesn't know how to control his stupidity, like with this latest fairy tale. Your're not the Leader of the Free World when you make up childish bubbemeises that lack any reality. And his endorsed pedophile 'judge' Moore is on the ropes in Alabama. Make America Grope Again! LOL.

Actually, Trump did not endorse or support Moore in the primary. He, in fact, gave his endorsement to Moore's opponent.

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