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WASHINGTON — President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, will not personally greet the eight American Nobel laureates this year before they travel to Sweden in December to receive their prizes.

Not all the honorees are disappointed.

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  • Probably some “global warming looks” in the crowd. “We prefer to put our heads in the sand. Looky here. Woo, that sand is hotter than last year.”

  • Do you know if the Thanksgiving turkeys have turned down their ‘Pardoning Ceremony’ in protest of Trump’s fowl words and policies?

    • You suggest that like you think Trump might have any awareness of it.

      In Trump’s world, if it isn’t on Fox News and about him, it’s irrelevant.

  • Trump is not about to meet with a group of people and not have HIMSELF as the top dog.

    Trump has nothing to say to these people and frankly their intelligence and accomplishments will intimidate the hell out of him.

    He has nothing of value to say to them.

    And they likely won’t say anything to HIM, that he would even remotely comprehend.

  • Trump’s reasons for not meeting with the Nobel recipients:

    1. Smart people are intimidating to Trump. They speak in complete sentences without scripts and they don’t buy into his BS.

    2. Obama is one of them.

    3. Trump got wind that many of them wouldn’t show up.

    • Dear Ben,
      What do you complain about?
      Your president keep saying that Putin is a good guy and that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing (his tweets).
      So both Obama and Hillary were just doing God/Trump’s will. Amen

    • Actually Ben, you just embarrassed yourself by exposing your ignorance, but don’t feel too bad because most Republicans are just as ignorant when it comes to the uranium deal.

      NO uranium was sold to Russia. The uranium deal was to allow a Canadian Russian-owned company to extract up to 20% of US uranium reserves in the US, but NONE of it is permitted to be exported. It’s a mining contract, not a uranium sale.

      Oh, and yes, I think using drones to hunt terrorists is a far better solution than invading a country under false pretenses, leading to the deaths of 100,000 innocent people.

      Now, do you feel smart? You shouldn’t.

    • I think number 2 is the reason we can dismiss the Nobel Awards as compromised. Sure, Trump may not be likable or even right. To suggest intelligence is the dividing line is just salty. He doesn’t seem to have anything to gain from boasting Nobel’s view of peace.

  • The real truth is that the president is, self claimed, so smart that he would have embarrassed all these “geniuses”, with both his eloquence and his omniscience

  • A fact averse person would feel terribly uncomfortable around people who traverse in the world of facts. Coupled with this man child’s par-toddler tendencies for diplomacy, this is not entirely unpredictable.

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