Trump Contradicts State Department, Says US Opposes “Foolish” Independence Campaign By Catalonia [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump said Tuesday that the United States opposes an independence drive in the Spanish region of Catalonia, telling reporters that such secession would be “foolish.”

“I think Spain is a great country, and it should remain united,” Trump said during a news conference with the visiting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

The president’s remarks mark a departure from the official position of the United States, which, as recently as Monday, was that a planned nonbinding Catalonia referendum Sunday to separate from Spain was an internal matter.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had said earlier this month that the United States took no position on the referendum. “We will let the government and the people there work it out, and we will work with whatever government or entity that comes out of it,” Nauert said.

  • Lazycrockett

    Cause Drumpf has no clue whats going on in the world.

    • Rex

      Unless he has a golf course there.

      • Tawreos

        I’m guessing he heard back from the Catalonians that he would not be allowed to build a golf course there so now he is against their separating.

  • Mikey

    and it IS an internal matter, for a foreign government to deal with. Herr Drumpf has absolutely no leg to stand on (or kneel) and his comments border on meddling in the internal affairs of a foreign state (*cough*russianhacking*cough*)

    • Gustav2

      Gee, is that why the State Dept. was neutral? /s

    • Tulle Christensen

      But they promised they might think about buying some F-35s, so Spain is bigly goud

  • AtticusP

    Americans are dying from the heat in Puerto Rico, and this asshole is talking about a domestic Spanish matter?

  • pj

    does he know where spain is?

    • Tawreos

      It’s near the country of Europe

      • bzrd

        like such as maps needed in like as South Africa

      • Prost Seattle

        Outskirts of Nambia I hear.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      All he knows it’s where it “rains on the plane” and he does think it’s a plane..

      The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.

      • Tulle Christensen

        F-35 to be specific

      • Reality.Bites

        As if he ever saw a show about being fair to ladies!

      • Prost Seattle

        The rain in Spain falls mainly in Seattle.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        You say that like he had lessons for allocution.

    • zhera

      Apparently, many Americans think Norway is the capital of Sweden. So no, he’s doesn’t know where Spain is.

      • Reality.Bites

        It’s just like many people think New York is the capital of New York, Miami of Florida or Seattle of Washington.

        Norway is merely the biggest CITY in Sweden, but the capital of Sweden of course is Denmark. 😉

      • Dagoril

        Oh please. We all know that Sweden and Norway are completely different places! Sweden is where IKEA comes from, and everyone’s favorite color is beige. Norway, on the other hand, is where everyone has to wear skis all the time, because it is mountainous and always snowing 😉

        • zhera

          Also, we have polar bears in every backyard!

      • greenmanTN

        🎼 You did it NORRRR-WAYYYYY! 🎼

        (Sorry, back to my cave now.)

  • unsavedheathen

    Odds are he thinks Rajoy is the president of Mexico.

  • Tawreos

    He wanted to make sure the Spanish PM liked him.

    • Lizard

      Weird, considering we have an extradition treaty with Spain.

  • Michael R

    He meant Nambia .

    • coram nobis

      He meant Catatonia, because that’s where he’s heading.

      • bzrd

        one hopes

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Given his knack for national names, I’m surprised he doesn’t call it Cadillacia.

        • bzrd

          only if it’s CadillaKKKia

  • Leo
    • safari

      Unexpected.

      • Leo

        Why now though is what I want to know

    • Gustav2

      There will be hurricanes now in Saudi Arabia!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Blizzards by the likes no one has ever seen !

    • TimCA

      Oh goodie! Maybe next they’ll stop beheading gay men.

      What a disgusting, vile regime!

      • RaygunsGoZap

        I hear the women will only be allowed to drive over gay men though. So, it’s not a real step forward.

        • Paula

          One step forward, eight steps back

      • Todd20036

        And yet, it’s not part of Trump’s ban

    • matrem

      Live fast, die young. Bad girls do it well.

      https://youtu.be/2uYs0gJD-LE

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • zhera

      But not alone, right?

      Because women without a male relative to chaperone them are sluts and must be punished, right?

      It’s a good piece of news, but all in all it doesn’t change much.

      • Uncle Mark

        Why do I imagine some clever Saudi women putting mannequins or inflatable men in the car to fool the authorities…much like some folks do to drive in the carpool lane?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    • bambinoitaliano

      A motorized vehicle or a camel?

    • Rex

      Only so they can go to work, buy groceries, pick up the dry cleaning…

      • bambinoitaliano

        Nah, women are just walking glory holes to that misogynistic society.

  • ikahana

    WOO HOO! Says what’s on his mind. Not like the others. We didn’t want a politician. We wanted new blood.

    We are fucking doomed. Goddamn idiot.

  • worstcultever

    I hate him so much
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    I hate him so much
    I hate him so much

    Did I mention how much I hate him

    • Tulle Christensen

      I am getting the feeling you might hate him

      • Gustav2

        Seems to be waffling.

        • Paula

          MMMM! Waffles!!

          • Hank

            BELGIAN Waffles!!!

          • CrystalALipe

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      • Tiger Quinn

        It’s fun hearing your thoughts on things.

        • Tulle Christensen

          I am just an old man who stopped having thoughts years ago

    • JerryRich
      • Tawreos

        But the dark side has cocktails and snacks during happy hour from 4-7

        • JerryRich

          You’ve got me there.

        • Al

          And also it has things that go bump in the night.

          • Tawreos

            If you meet the right person it does

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            Yeah, I learned to sleep on my back…

        • Steve

          You had me at “cock…” .

          • Tawreos

            That does seem to work well around here =)

      • Steverino

        Somebody should have told that to Steve Bannon.

    • zhera

      I sense a Billboard #1 with those lyrics. The poetic rhythm, the emotional imagery… it’s perfection!

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m not entirely convinced. ;^)

      • bzrd

        I know, needs some bigly words:
        abhor
        detest
        loathe
        despise
        execrate
        abominate

    • Marc Leger

      Do you really feel that way?

    • jerry

      And the world can only rest when Trump is in Catatonia.

    • Todd20036

      Did he turn you down to be his love-slave?

      #Imslightlyclueless

  • Ninja0980

    Fuck it.. going for a walk and looking at the leaves that are changing versus dealing with this shit.

  • bkmn

    We all know he didn’t listen to a thing the State Dept. briefed him on – syphilis induced short attention span at work.

  • Elsewhere1010

    “Hey! Hey!! Donny, there a football player over here kneeling. Yes, right there! See!!”

    There. That should distract him for five more days.

    • Smokey

      Thank dog he’s distracted by the NFL or he’d be tweeting more taunts and threats to North Korea.

      • bzrd

        a silver lining

  • Lazycrockett

    WOW

    Saudi Arabia is gonna allow women to drive!!!!

    • Tulle Christensen

      I am sure they will have to have their husband/father/brother in the passenger seat next to them

      • Tiger Quinn

        You could actually go find out before commenting.

        • Tulle Christensen

          What and break all the Internet unwritten rules. Surely you jest

          I was trying to be silly, but ok have it your way and I will google *sigh* so much work for so little gain

          • Tulle Christensen

            ok could not find anything that states it one way or the other…will keep making baseless claims as per internet tradition

          • coram nobis

            And don’t call him Shirley.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Those crowds of infidel pedestrians aren’t going to run themselves over.

  • justme

    Is there money in it for YOU Donnie???
    Cause America knows THAT is the only reason you would comment …

  • skyweaver

    Wow. I’m 51. I’ve never seen a president just wing it like this one

    • justme

      This much stupid all in one place??

      • Lumpy Gaga

        A Wal-Mart superstore of stupid.

        • Tawreos

          That’s where he got his base as well

          • Lizard

            They were having a sale.

          • Tawreos

            basement bargain sale

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          Can we at least elevate it to Costco?

      • coram nobis

        A generation lost in space, with no time left to start again.

      • Uncle Mark

        …And I thought the Bush boys cornered the market on this

        • justme

          tea bagged someone one time too many..

    • bambinoitaliano

      After the shit gibbon, just about anyone will look good sitting in the White House.

      • skyweaver

        God I know. I can’t believe how my feelings on Dubya have changed given the lens of Trumpism

  • coram nobis

    I first thought the headline read “US opposes California independence campaign”. Well, ok, but we still need to talk about that.

  • JWC

    Donnie “THE FUCKER IB CHIEF”

  • It’s like he just had a 30 minute conversation with the Prime Minister of Spain, and that’s where he learned everything he knows about Catalonia from.

    • Lizard

      “It’s like”? I’d put money on that being exactly what happened.

      • I said “like” because only a fucking mouth breathing knuckle dragging drivel monkey would do something that stupid. And we didn’t allow one of those to become president, did we?

        • Lizard

          *sigh*

          Brb, I need another drink.

          • My master plan to get guys drunk is working. Score!

          • Lizard

            Not so fast.

            I am no man.

            😉

          • Shit. But honestly sorry for the misgendering.

          • Lizard

            It’s cool. 🙂 Most people do.

          • Prost Seattle

            We still want you drunk. A loose lizard tongue is an excellent thing,

          • Lumpy Gaga

            We all need another drink. The question is, “Do you WANT one?”

          • Lizard

            Uh…yes. Yes, final answer.

        • zhera

          It’s like that’s exactly what happened.

          Hmm

    • Uncle Mark

      EXACTLY…..The asshole, who’s for BREXIT and shits on the EU and NATO is suddenly for Spain remaining united? It sounds like the PM of Spain got to Twitler before Putin did.

      • The_Wretched

        since he has no clue about anything, I’m sure Trump will flip positions the minute Russia tells him to. I also suspect donny can only see support for or support against Catalonia staying in Spain – vs the US shouldn’t say one way or the other.

    • JackFknTwist

      Just like a brainless sponge he absorbs the last thing he heard.

    • ChrisMorley

      Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote

      Government says local force will assume control of polling booths as additional officers are drafted in from Andalucía

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/26/spain-deploys-police-to-prevent-catalan-independence-vote-catalonia

  • Lars Littlefield

    Sr. Trump,

    ¿Por qúe no te callas?

  • netxtown

    well, that didn’t take long. He has now thrust the US smack in the middle of a foreign govt’s affairs.

    there is nothing donnie can’t fuck up.

    • JWC

      Anything but Russia .It must be getting scary. Wee Donny is baking bullets right left and center Any and all deflection

  • Paula

    What a coincidence that he makes this statement right after meeting with the Spanish prime minister. I wonder where he got that from. I sincerely doubt that Trump knows anything about Catalonia or the freedom movement. Its almost as if, someone put him up to it. Hmmmm?

    • JWC

      Unless it was a big colorfull map , no Donny would not know Catalonia from a door stop

      • Refugay

        I’d love to ask him what language they speak in Catalonia.

        • Tulle Christensen

          I think he should try and find out who is dyeing the white parts of the Puerto Rico flag yellow in Catalonia

          • Refugay

            Well, perhaps he’d stand up for the Catalan flag if we positioned it as a Puerto Rican flag that’s been pissed all over.

        • JWC

          Then try to mimick it

          • Refugay

            That would just be Cant.

        • The_Wretched

          “Cantaloupe” aka wolf language.

      • Gustav2

        Please, just tell him it borders Andorra!

    • bambinoitaliano

      He was waiting for Fox news to inform him but there wasn’t time to rewind.

    • jimbo65

      Considering how he can’t be bothered with actually READING briefings like a REAL POTUS does. No surprises there

    • Uncle Mark

      Catalonia is where all the cattle comes from. If they become independent, how will he be able to sell Trump Steaks…and wouldn’t Sarah MooMoo Huckabeast mooove back there to rule?

    • thatotherjean

      He is incredibly easily influenced by the last person who talked to him. The Spanish Prime Minister doesn’t want the Catalans to break away from Spain, so Donnie doesn’t either. That’s all he knows about the issue.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Halou

    Russia’s favorite data thief naturally has an opinion on European political instability. While not something of Kremlin design I’d be incredibly surprised if they’re not engaged in making what should be a diplomatic solution à la Scotland into something more heated and contentious.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Uncle Mark

      You JUST KNOW that soft-serve styled “carpet” matched the “drapes”

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Ha ha this person’s bio :

      Donna J PeckerGrabba
      @Pecker_Grabber
      Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a queen they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pecker. You can do anything.

    • Reality.Bites

      I swear every time I see her I think of the “Transylvanians” from Rocky Horror.

  • Halou

    Trump of course has to run away with his own personal opinions paying no regard for official policy. He is supposed to be the number one representative of all America not just himself.

    • thatotherjean

      If we can get other countries to recognize this–that official policy and his personal opinion are not the same–and prevent him from doing idiotic things on his own say-so, we might survive just long enough to get him out of office. We can start with North Korea.

      How the hell did it come to this?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Wait… we have a State Department?”

    — DT
    — LG

    • Gustav2

      Not so much anymore.

    • Halou

      We have a Make Putin Happy Department, tasked with going around the back of Congress to repeal sanctions.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Of course we do, their job is to keep the states in line, right?

  • John Kusters

    I seriously doubt he has the first clue about what’s going on in the region. Can he name the leaders of the independence movement? Is he up to speed on the history of Catalonia? I know Obama would be up to speed on this, and probably W. Bush as well. Secretary Clinton would absolutely know what’s going on. But no, we have to have an utterly ignorant clown for a national leader now.

  • TimCA

    O/T: I just heard that Corker will not be running for re-election. I assume this means there will be a high probability of some Trumpist yes-man replacing him in the Senate?? I can’t say many good things about Corker but he has started as of late to demonstrate some independence from Trump’s authoritarian leanings, particularly in regards to the rule of law.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Maybe the Spanish PM paella him 😛 Fine! I’ll show myself out.

  • Card
    • The_Wretched

      Donor class said they wouldn’t fund him for his anti-trump stuff?

    • Tomcat

      Probably running for Tennessee Governor.

      • Gustav2

        You really can do a lot of right wing damage as a governor.

        See Walker, Kasich….

        • Tomcat

          Our Current Governor will be running for federal SOMETHING for sure. He is worth bookuu bucks and always wants more.

  • Silver Badger

    I do hope that the asshole in chief realizes he speaks only for himself and NOT America.

    • Halou

      Regardless, all the Catalans heard was a borderline illiterate foreign moron call them ‘foolish’. They will react accordingly, much to the distress of Spain.

  • Paula

    So Mr. Trump,what part of California is Catalonia in?

    • Halou

      California. Catalonia. Caledonia. Fucking Narnia! Why does foreign policy have to be so hard?

      • Paula

        Who knew it would be so hard?

        • Halou

          Certainly not the woman who was the Secretary of State for four years. /s

        • zhera

          Nobody!

      • stevenj

        Everyone knows it’s an island 26 miles out from Long Beach.

    • OdieDenCO

      in the pasta aisle silly.

    • fuzzybits

      He probably told the Prime Minister of Spain that he and melonia had a housekeeper named Catalonia at one time.

  • Treant

    Oh, little lord Dampnut, do sit down. The adults are trying to have a conversation.

  • Talisman

    It’s more than likely that he thinks they mean cannelloni.

  • Octoberfurst

    Trump: “I don’t know anything about anything so I will just spew some talking points that the President of Spain told me. Catalonia independence bad! No independence! Trump get angry at Catalonia! Trump smash Catalonia! By the way where is Catalonia? Is it near Connecticut? They both start with “C”.”

  • boobert

    The doe tard is all screwed up because he’s not getting his twice daily pump up of the favorable articles. lol

  • Bj Lincoln

    What a f**king idiot.

    • Rex

      A thought I have about 50 times a day.

  • bkmn

    He has the best Spaniards.

  • Will Parkinson

    The blind leading the terminally stupid.

  • Publius

    He just made the referendum on independence a referendum on Donald Trump. He has no idea the consequences of what he just said.