I Was Wrong

In Paris, Trump met with the Ukrainian president Poroshenko and didn’t have a meeting with Putin. It’s not even a blip on the radar of anybody in the US, and rightfully so, but in Ukraine it’s a mega big deal.

I can’t believe I bought into all this garbage, two years ago, about Trump being Putin’s agent. I actually suffered. Worried about it.

On the positive side, I very easily accept when I was wrong. It’s very good not to be narcissistically injured in a way that requires inhabiting a world of fantasy to maintain a sense of self.

10 thoughts on “I Was Wrong”

  1. Hi Clarissa,

    You are perhaps the harbinger of a Democratic Party rebirth.

    Democrats must show themselves to be a party of honesty, integrity and compassion, but sadly with the crazies in power, the only message the people hear is that the Democrats are undeserving of the public trust.

    If I may make a suggestion to Democrats in general, STOP with the slander! Offer solutions and viable alternatives. Engage in rational discourse with your political opponents. But above all, return to your roots, that is the working class you abandoned while you pursued left-wing identity politics.

    p.s. I’m a retired steel worker, and have worked in the coke ovens, blast furnace and ingot rolling mills.


    1. I like steel workers. And I can very well understand how they might have no interest in the Democratic Party of rich kids who blab endlessly about inclusivity and other snowflakery. So yeah. . . I hope things will change.


  2. The news itself is very scarce, (and I don’t read Ukranian or Russian) so forgive the source:

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has had a brief meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Paris. “Yesterday [November 10], a meeting with the President of the United States of America was held. As a result of this discussion, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and his American counterpart – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met today [November 11],” he said after a trilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris on November 11, an UNIAN correspondent has reported.

    According to Poroshenko, the result of the meetings was an agreement to hold the Ukraine-U.S. Strategic Partnership Commission at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries in Washington, D.C., on November 16 this year. The Commission was founded almost ten years ago, the president said.

    Today we’ve agreed to restore its work as a symbol of the fact that the partnership between Ukraine and the United States of America is strategic in nature,” he added. He also informed that a meeting of diplomatic adviser to the President of Ukraine Kostiantyn Yeliseyev with adviser to the President of the United States on national security John Bolton had taken place in Paris. In total, more than 40 meetings and discussions with world leaders have been held during Poroshenko’s visit to France to join events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on November 11. Poroshenko said that the meetings in Paris with the heads of state and government of the world confirmed a clear and solid support for the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. “Active support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, support for us in the reform process is powerful and tangible on behalf of the world community. And this is extremely important,” he added.


    1. In terms of foreign policy, Poroshenko is one of the most talented politicians of all times. Domestic policy – it’s hard to say because it’s not as dependent on an individual’s will.


  3. Everything that has to do with putin is mega important to Ukraine and all Ukrainians who stand together facing russian hypocrisy, living through the deaths of our soldiers and volunteers, hoping to get back stolen Crimea one day. Europe doesn’t care until putler’s ambition grows and he will try invading Latvia or Estonia. Who knows…maybe then political leaders will stop expressing their “deep concerns” about the situation in Ukraine and finally help us with weapons or a ticket to NATO.

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