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ArrowFodder November 15th, 2019 4:26am

Is President Trump primarily responsible for setting and communicating foreign policy, determining the nature of foreign relations with nations like Ukraine, and managing all official contacts with foreign governments like Ukraine ?

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JPA1960 Illinois
11/16/19 6:57 am

Absolutely. The President has responsibility for anything happening in his administration. If he is not keeping up with, he is not doing his job correctly.

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ozzy
11/15/19 5:18 am

Yes. The president is the only decision maker regarding foreign policy

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SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
11/15/19 2:32 am

No! The State Department is RESPONSIBLE for that. The President is ACCOUNTABLE for that department’s actions. The Congress must be CONSULTED as that Branch has the oversight power, power of the purse, the war powers, advice and consent power on all appointments to the foreign service, and the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations. And finally, the American People must be INFORMED because, after all, we are still a democracy (for now)!

ArrowFodder ohio
11/15/19 4:35 am

Your blind partisan hatred has blinded you to the real power and responsibility of the executive branch . The following is from Wikipedia describing Presidential power. It was written based on the constitution and historical precedent and not informed by current Democrat delusions ...

ArrowFodder ohio
11/15/19 4:35 am

Thus, the president can control the formation and communication of foreign policy and can direct the nation's diplomatic corps. The president may also appoint Article III judges and some officers with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. In the condition of a Senate recess, the president may make a temporary appointment.


Under the Constitution, the president is the federal official that is primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations. The president appoints ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (subject to confirmation by the Senate) and receives foreign ambassadors and other public officials.[29] With the secretary of state, the president manages all official contacts with foreign governments.

ArrowFodder ohio
11/15/19 5:05 am

And the point about Democracy is the point we are making. “We the people” elect the President who in turn implements the foreign policy agenda that he campaigned on . That means we indirectly drive foreign policy and the state Department implements the President’s agenda which is our agenda . THAT is Democracy and patriotism . The Deep state in the state department doesn’t get to call the shots, which is the real threat to our Democracy

FitzDarcy Tre46on
11/15/19 1:53 am

Yes He IS THE PRESIDENT we ELECTED him, those Ambassadors & Foreign"Experts" are NOT elected. All this is , is a bunch of Butthurt deepstaters that got their feefees hurt. They got use to doing Lazyass Obama's job.

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ArrowFodder ohio
11/15/19 4:32 am

Sounds about right :)

lj74
11/14/19 11:54 pm

I hope that’s not a surprise to you.

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ArrowFodder ohio
11/15/19 12:49 am

Nope. I’ve known about Presidential powers for quite a while . But I am concerned that so many people don’t know these basic facts . It explains why so many are fooled by the MSM.

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/14/19 10:15 pm

The answer is yes. That is why the full weight of the federal government should come down on his shoulders alone if he breaks the law.
Multiple people are testifying to the fact that the president broke the law by extorting, bribing and abusing the power of the presidency. If you want America to remain a Constitutional Republic and not become a dictatorship, this president must be held accountable for his actions.

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ArrowFodder ohio
11/14/19 10:27 pm

At least you know the constitution. That’s good . But there is zero evidence , I mean zero that the President engages in extortion or bribery. The evidence that is coming out now has completely destroyed the Democrats theory. All the direct evidence shows that the President of Ukraine was unaware that aid was on hold , right up to sept 10 before it was related on sept 11. The evidence for that comes from the transcript and the testimony of Taylor about meetings with the Ukrainian President. At the same time President Trump did ask Zelensky for assistance in an Investigation into corruption in Ukraine, and the evidence shows there was a lot of corruption. BUT there was never any linkage between an investigation and getting aid . And there could not have been since Zelensky did not know it was on hold .

ArrowFodder ohio
11/14/19 10:31 pm

It follows that there was no bribery or extortion, since a request for an investigation would have to be linked to getting aid . No such link exists since there is no evidence of statements that aid would be released ( and they didn’t know it was with held) only if an investigation was performed

ArrowFodder ohio
11/14/19 10:34 pm

The core claim of the Democrats impeachment is BS. There is no evidence to support it at all. In fact The evidence supports the President’s description of events completely.

ArrowFodder ohio
11/15/19 5:10 am

Uh ... no . I’m not lying . Everything above is from what has come out of the hearings so far in cross examination by Jim Jordan. Your article has nothing to do with what we are discussing .

Think Lovin Life
11/15/19 7:24 am

Ody ... I agree, and it was a travesty that the full weight of the law did not come down on MrO when he broke the law ... many times with respect to his pitiful foreign policy.

SnotBubble California
11/14/19 9:39 pm

I wouldn’t agree that he is responsible for all official contact with foreign governments. Congress, cabinet members and diplomats all contribute to foreign communications.

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ArrowFodder ohio
11/14/19 9:47 pm

Read the Wikipedia on the powers of the President below . He most certainly is in charge of the ....”The president appoints ambassadors, ministers ...”

ArrowFodder ohio
11/14/19 9:48 pm

“the president manages all official contacts with foreign governments.”

ArrowFodder ohio
11/14/19 9:28 pm

The answer is yes!! :)

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_the_president_of_the_United_States#Constraints_on_presidential_power

Thus, the president can control the formation and communication of foreign policy and can direct the nation's diplomatic corps. The president may also appoint Article III judges and some officers with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. In the condition of a Senate recess, the president may make a temporary appointment.


Under the Constitution, the president is the federal official that is primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations. The president appoints ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (subject to confirmation by the Senate) and receives foreign ambassadors and other public officials.[29] With the secretary of state, the president manages all official contacts with foreign governments.

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