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US Republican Presidential candidate takes umbrage at Secretary John Kelly cycling in his 70s

There's perhaps a new badge needed in this world, or a t-shirt, that says "Hated by Donald Trump". Well, t-shirt makers, Donald Trump officially hates cycling, and website Newsy has created an amusing video montage of him telling us all about it.

Trump's main bone of contention seems to be that US Secretary of State John Kerry rides a bike, and this year fell and broke his leg during Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland, a fact Trump is seen wheeling out during five different speeches, in which Kerry's age wavers between 72 and 74 (he's 71) and the ride becomes a bicycle race.

US Secretary of State John Kerry airlifted to hospital after French Alps cycling crash

The climate change denier has got himself into hot water for various gaffes during his presidential campaign, including insulting various female public figures. His love of the insult is so highly developed, the internet has made a Trump insult generator, so perhaps an outburst on cycling was inevitable. 

Trump says: "We won't be using a man like Secretary John Kerry, goes into a bicycle race at 72 years old and falls and breaks his leg. I won't be doing that."

In a second interview he's filmed saying of Kerry: "He's 73 years old and he goes into a bicycle race. He's got the helmet, the whole thing, he's negotiating a very important deal.

"You say John Kerry's a joke. No, he's a bicyclist, OK?"

"I don't want him on a bicycle during nuclear negotiations."

In one clip Trump puts his right hand up. "I swear to you I will never enter a bicycle race if I'm president," he says.

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CommotionLotion [47 posts] 2 years ago
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Berk.

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CarlosFerreiro [121 posts] 2 years ago
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Trump, the business brain that took the billions he inherited and skillfully halved the value......

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userfriendly [621 posts] 2 years ago
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Trumpet.

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mrmo [2096 posts] 2 years ago
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should we more concerned that a not insignificant number of americans actually seem to want him as president? 

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HalfWheeler [672 posts] 2 years ago
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I heard someone call him a cunt the other day.

I couldn't let this pass. I said "I think you'll find a cunt has warmth and depth...".

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oldstrath [953 posts] 2 years ago
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mrmo wrote:

should we more concerned that a not insignificant number of americans actually seem to want him as president? 

 

Probably,  although a selfish git inspired by his own greed might still be less damaging than was  the lunatic Dubya, inspired by the voice of god.

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Jamminatrix [190 posts] 2 years ago
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Just more lying by MSM/Left for their agenda, no surprise to see that sentiment puppeted here.

Trump was infering Kerry should not have been on a tax-payer funded cycling adventure in the middle of foreign negotiations. It was an example of the kind of nonchalant chronies that get appointed into office, who don't have USA interests at first priority, which is a huge running point of Trumps campaign platform.

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StraelGuy [1144 posts] 2 years ago
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The man's a dangerous bad joke.

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HalfWheeler [672 posts] 2 years ago
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Jamminatrix wrote:

Just more lying by MSM/Left for their agenda, no surprise to see that sentiment puppeted here. Trump was infering Kerry should not have been on a tax-payer funded cycling adventure in the middle of foreign negotiations. It was an example of the kind of nonchalant chronies that get appointed into office, who don't have USA interests at first priority, which is a huge running point of Trumps campaign platform.

 

Bored with the Mail on Sunday?

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Gus T [324 posts] 2 years ago
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Jamminatrix wrote:

Just more lying by MSM/Left for their agenda, no surprise to see that sentiment puppeted here. Trump was infering Kerry should not have been on a tax-payer funded cycling adventure in the middle of foreign negotiations. It was an example of the kind of nonchalant chronies that get appointed into office, who don't have USA interests at first priority, which is a huge running point of Trumps campaign platform.

 

Nope,  John  Kerry was getting his daily exercise and could just as easily broke his leg walking down the street.  For your information there's no such thing as a left wing US politician, there right and far right.  Strange how you think a President who had alzheimers and another who is an ex-alcolic and drug user were safe guardians of peace or that a racist mysogenist like Trump is a voice of reason. 

American's, I give up......................

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horizontal dropout [299 posts] 2 years ago
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Jamminatrix wrote:

Just more lying by MSM/Left for their agenda, no surprise to see that sentiment puppeted here.

Not sure what MSM is (main stream media?) but the tone of this comment is that it and the Left is always lying.

Jamminatrix wrote:

Trump was infering Kerry should not have been on a tax-payer funded cycling adventure in the middle of foreign negotiations. It was an example of the kind of nonchalant chronies that get appointed into office, who don't have USA interests at first priority, which is a huge running point of Trumps campaign platform.

Can you expand on how you deduce that from the clips? Looks like he's just making empty political points to his brainless supporters to me.

I think overall this might be a case of haters gonna hate.

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jasecd [510 posts] 2 years ago
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Jamminatrix wrote:

Just more lying by MSM/Left for their agenda, no surprise to see that sentiment puppeted here. Trump was infering Kerry should not have been on a tax-payer funded cycling adventure in the middle of foreign negotiations. It was an example of the kind of nonchalant chronies that get appointed into office, who don't have USA interests at first priority, which is a huge running point of Trumps campaign platform.

 

You're the same prick who was making racist anti imigrant comments yesterday? Why am I not surprised.

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aladdin pain [84 posts] 2 years ago
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How soon they forget.

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brooksby [2919 posts] 2 years ago
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It's official: Pope is a catholic.

its official: bears do their business in the woods.

its official: fish don't ride bicycles.

its official: Donald Trump hates (everything!) sorry - cyclists.

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Malaconotus [105 posts] 2 years ago
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http://deadspin.com/remembering-the-tour-de-trump-donald-trumps-failed-b... More on the Tour du Trump, a failure like its sponsor.

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stomec [36 posts] 2 years ago
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Jamminatrix wrote:

 Trump was infering Kerry...[Bile deleted]

No. He was implying.  You inferred. Please note the correct spelling. 

Either the Internet is making you look stupid, or you really are.  I'd stop posting if I were you. 

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Exup [47 posts] 2 years ago
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Trump says: "We won't be using a man like Secretary John Kerry, goes into a bicycle race at 72 years old and falls and breaks his leg. I won't be doing that.

With that double chin, I'm not surprised 'you won't be doing that' !

Nice hair colouring (spelt correctly) too. 

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velo-nh [137 posts] 2 years ago
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None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

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CumbrianDynamo [45 posts] 2 years ago
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If he becomes president I think there's a much higher chance of him entering an arms race than a bicycle race

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mike_ibcyclist [65 posts] 2 years ago
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Trump is as likely to become President about as much as Corbyn will be UK PM. 

 

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ibike [166 posts] 2 years ago
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I can't be the only one who - for some strange reason - finds that deeply reassuring!

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Argos74 [470 posts] 2 years ago
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Excellent! The Trumpet hates me. That's another one off my bucket list. If Katie Hopkins comes out with an anti-cycling rant I'll be skipping down the street shouting "Bingo!".

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userfriendly [621 posts] 2 years ago
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mike_ibcyclist wrote:

Trump is as likely to become President about as much as Corbyn will be UK PM. 

If that's supposed to be reassuring ... it's really not!

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Xwheels [23 posts] 2 years ago
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velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Well pointed out.

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Gus T [324 posts] 2 years ago
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Xwheels wrote:
velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Well pointed out.

 

And none of the quotes from Donald Trump bare any relation to the events that really happened.  When he resorts to using the truth I'll respond to that, if he chooses to lie, I'll respond to the lies and point out that he is sexist, mysogenistic and racist. Remeber this is the being who responded to difficult questioning that he couldn't answer by inferring that the questioner was menstratiing. 

As to the question, was it responsible for a senior politician to go cycle riding before a major conference, the answer is yes it was, cycling is not normally a dangerous occurance, had it been mountain climbing, bob sledding or bird hunting with Dick Cheney then I would have said no. Dies that answer your question.

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Xwheels [23 posts] 2 years ago
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Gus T wrote:
Xwheels wrote:
velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Well pointed out.

 

And none of the quotes from Donald Trump bare any relation to the events that really happened.  When he resorts to using the truth I'll respond to that, if he chooses to lie, I'll respond to the lies and point out that he is sexist, mysogenistic and racist. Remeber this is the being who responded to difficult questioning that he couldn't answer by inferring that the questioner was menstratiing. 

As to the question, was it responsible for a senior politician to go cycle riding before a major conference, the answer is yes it was, cycling is not normally a dangerous occurance, had it been mountain climbing, bob sledding or bird hunting with Dick Cheney then I would have said no. Dies that answer your question.

The question was "Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?"

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ch [188 posts] 2 years ago
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velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Read the article:  "I swear to you I will never enter a bicycle race if I'm president," and ""You say John Kerry's a joke. No, he's a bicyclist, OK?"

Trump is appealing to a public who doesn't like bicycles or bicyclists.  

This journal is not a tabloid, it is journal focused on the interests of cyclists.  That includes road safety for cyclists.  

From Trumps choice of derision butt here, we can extrapolate that if he becomes president, he will consider making a point of putting cyclists interests and safety last, all the while insulting and deriding cyclists, to gain a margin of popularity for himself.

 As for your minor points -

(1) you don't like the fourth paragraph - The fourth paragraph would never have appeared in this journal if it hadn't been for Trumps trying to harvest anti-cyclist feelings to up his poll ratings.  Pick on people and you make enemies.

(2) "if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations", - That's a no brainer, staying fit is part of keeping your mind sharp, even more so  when one is older.  If you are active accidents can happen - but still bone breaking cycling accidents are pretty rare - most of the elder recreational cyclists I know have not broken bones, period.  Racers are different (why did Trump make that deliberate mistake? - dishonesty?).  

Are you a cyclist or did you just post here because Trump's name appeared?
 

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Gus T [324 posts] 2 years ago
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Xwheels wrote:
Gus T wrote:
Xwheels wrote:
velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Well pointed out.

 

And none of the quotes from Donald Trump bare any relation to the events that really happened.  When he resorts to using the truth I'll respond to that, if he chooses to lie, I'll respond to the lies and point out that he is sexist, mysogenistic and racist. Remeber this is the being who responded to difficult questioning that he couldn't answer by inferring that the questioner was menstratiing. 

As to the question, was it responsible for a senior politician to go cycle riding before a major conference, the answer is yes it was, cycling is not normally a dangerous occurance, had it been mountain climbing, bob sledding or bird hunting with Dick Cheney then I would have said no. Dies that answer your question.

The question was "Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?"

 

Just because you don't like the answers doesn't mean that Road CC is becoming a trashy tabloid however if you were paying attention to Donald Trump's comments you would see that he is carrying out a tabloid campaign targeting minority groups to get himself noticed, the being is a walking tabloid, so the answer is no.

BTW are you a member of his campaign office?

 

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Xwheels [23 posts] 2 years ago
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Gus T wrote:
Xwheels wrote:
Gus T wrote:
Xwheels wrote:
velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Well pointed out.

 

And none of the quotes from Donald Trump bare any relation to the events that really happened.  When he resorts to using the truth I'll respond to that, if he chooses to lie, I'll respond to the lies and point out that he is sexist, mysogenistic and racist. Remeber this is the being who responded to difficult questioning that he couldn't answer by inferring that the questioner was menstratiing. 

As to the question, was it responsible for a senior politician to go cycle riding before a major conference, the answer is yes it was, cycling is not normally a dangerous occurance, had it been mountain climbing, bob sledding or bird hunting with Dick Cheney then I would have said no. Dies that answer your question.

The question was "Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?"

 

Just because you don't like the answers doesn't mean that Road CC is becoming a trashy tabloid however if you were paying attention to Donald Trump's comments you would see that he is carrying out a tabloid campaign targeting minority groups to get himself noticed, the being is a walking tabloid, so the answer is no.

BTW are you a member of his campaign office?

 

Sounds like you are very passionate, which is a good quality. Its probably best to be more thoughtful and less presumptuous though. I agree with your sentiments.
What I was saying about the headline was that 'Donald Trump Hates Cyclists' 'Its official' are the type of innaccurate sensationalist headlines found in the tabloid press.
You have yourself worked up a bit, as designed by the road.cc policy of publishing articles a large amount of its readership will deem inflammatory. However, yes I agree with your views on Donald Trump.

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Gus T [324 posts] 2 years ago
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Xwheels wrote:
Gus T wrote:
Xwheels wrote:
Gus T wrote:
Xwheels wrote:
velo-nh wrote:

None of the quotes used in the article say anything like the title of the article.  Instead of considering if it's responsible for an older diplomat to go cycling on the eve of important negotiations, you instead make jabs about climate change and sexism.  Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?

 

Well pointed out.

 

And none of the quotes from Donald Trump bare any relation to the events that really happened.  When he resorts to using the truth I'll respond to that, if he chooses to lie, I'll respond to the lies and point out that he is sexist, mysogenistic and racist. Remeber this is the being who responded to difficult questioning that he couldn't answer by inferring that the questioner was menstratiing. 

As to the question, was it responsible for a senior politician to go cycle riding before a major conference, the answer is yes it was, cycling is not normally a dangerous occurance, had it been mountain climbing, bob sledding or bird hunting with Dick Cheney then I would have said no. Dies that answer your question.

The question was "Is road.cc trying to become another trashy tabloid?"

 

Just because you don't like the answers doesn't mean that Road CC is becoming a trashy tabloid however if you were paying attention to Donald Trump's comments you would see that he is carrying out a tabloid campaign targeting minority groups to get himself noticed, the being is a walking tabloid, so the answer is no.

BTW are you a member of his campaign office?

 

Sounds like you are very passionate, which is a good quality. Its probably best to be more thoughtful and less presumptuous though. I agree with your sentiments. What I was saying about the headline was that 'Donald Trump Hates Cyclists' 'Its official' are the type of innaccurate sensationalist headlines found in the tabloid press. You have yourself worked up a bit, as designed by the road.cc policy of publishing articles a large amount of its readership will deem inflammatory. However, yes I agree with your views on Donald Trump.

 

No I'm not worked up, I actually wrote & re-wrote my comments several times to ensure I was not letting my emotions interfere with my comments, it's just that I don't like the kind of person Donald Trump is or the accusations that a cycling website reporting on cycling issues home and abroad is accused of trashy journalism because someone doesn't like their headlines. All headlines are deliberate hooks to get you to read the story but that does not make the story trashy.

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