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Seth Barrett Tillman
If Trump were playing hardball: Trump to Spanish ambassador: Will you vote to extend Brexit negotiations? Spanish Ambassador: Yes Trump: Just so we are clear. No quid pro quo, but I am recognizing free and independent Catalonia on November 1, 2019. Spanish Ambassador: Joke? /1
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Seth Barrett Tillman Oct 22
Replying to @SethBTillman
If Trump were playing hardball (II) Trump: ... And then I am asking Bojo for a 99-year lease at Gibraltar. And then I am forbidding US Navy ships to dock in Spain. And then I tell US cruise ships -- any problems in Spain -- no help from US embassy. /2
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Seth Barrett Tillman Oct 22
Replying to @SethBTillman
If Trump were playing hardball (III) And then we stop sharing all intel at all levels with your government, including that relating to .... But you do what you think best. And by the way...Mr Ambassador, your credentials are now withdrawn--you are persona non grata. /3
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SmileChris Oct 22
Replying to @SethBTillman
Why does one have to insist it's not a quid Pro quo before making a proposal? Seem self defeating...
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Seth Barrett Tillman Oct 22
Replying to @ColonelGoldfish
that's a joke
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