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"'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 13, 2017 01:55PM
They fooled the Orange Moron, he thought he was going to see the Arc de Trumpf.

(Category: Pals of the Executive Liar=> JIM.)

Trump visits Paris without his friend, the mysterious Jim
By VIVIAN SALAMA
Associated Press
[hosted.ap.org]

PARIS (AP) -- For all things Paris, President Donald Trump's go-to guy is Jim. The way Trump tells it, Jim is a friend who loves Paris and used to visit every year. Yet Jim doesn't appear to be accompanying Trump on his first trip as president to the City of Lights. In fact, Trump has said repeatedly that Jim doesn't go to Paris at all anymore. Trump says that's because the city has been infiltrated by foreign extremists.

Whether the enigmatic Jim exists is unclear. Trump has never given his last name. The White House has not responded to a request for comment about who Jim is or whether he is on the trip. Trump name-dropped Jim again and again on the campaign trail, but his friend didn't receive widespread attention until Trump became president. For Trump, Jim's story serves as a cautionary tale - a warning that even a place as lovely as Paris can be ruined if leaders are complacent about terrorism.

Asked about Jim's criticisms during a press conference Thursday, Trump dodged. Instead he praised his host, French President Emmanuel Macron. Paris was "going to be just fine," Trump said, because France now has a "great" and "tough" president. He joked that Macron had better do a good job, "otherwise you're going to make me look very bad."

Jim's biggest moment in the spotlight was during a high-profile Trump speech in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
Trump explained that Jim "loves the City of Lights, he loves Paris. For years, every year during the summer, he would go to Paris. It was automatic, with his wife and his family." Trump one day asked Jim: "How's Paris doing?" "'Paris?" Jim replied, as relayed by Trump. "'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, responded by tweeting a photo of herself with Mickey and Minnie Mouse inviting Trump "and his friend Jim" to France to "celebrate the dynamism and the spirit of openness of #Paris."

France's then-Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also took to Twitter, noting that 3.5 million American tourists had visited France last year.
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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 13, 2017 03:07PM
There will be music and dancing in the "No Trump Zone" the night before the holiday and a march titled "Don't Let Your Guard Down Against Trump" the next day. thumbs up

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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 13, 2017 03:28PM
Maybe Jim was thinking of Paris, Texas and the befuddled Pres. Trump is once again confused.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 13, 2017 03:31PM
John Barron's nickname is "Jim".
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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 13, 2017 03:39PM
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.



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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 13, 2017 03:42PM

Jim, is that you?
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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 13, 2017 04:12PM
I think Jim would still go to Paris.

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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 13, 2017 04:33PM
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mrbigstuff
I think Jim would still go to Paris.


Is that Trump's doctor?
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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 13, 2017 06:47PM
I saw Jimmy in Paris.

Twice.

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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 13, 2017 10:07PM
Jim = Jonathan S. Tuttle!

[www.youtube.com]
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Re: "'Paris?'I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.'"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 14, 2017 07:34AM
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