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Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Vianna(f): 7:39am On Jul 17, 2018
The timing at Monday's press conference in Helsinki was too perfect. Right after Russian president Vladimir Putin answered a question on cooperative efforts in Syria and whether the ball is "in the Russian court," he stopped the discussion to present something to President Donald Trump — a soccer ball. The "gift" from Putin turned a metaphor about political positioning into a literal stance on sports, as the world leaders shifted the attention to the World Cup.

Speaking about having the ball in our court in Syria, President Trump has just mentioned that we've successfully concluded the World Football Cup. Speaking of the football, actually..."
Putin said, trailing off, stepping away from the podium to pick up a 2018 World Cup soccer ball, according to ABC News.

"Mr. President, I will give this ball to you, and now the ball is in your court."

The soccer ball from Putin immediately prompted skeptical social media reactions from both lawmakers and the public.

https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.bustle.com/p/why-did-putin-give-trump-a-soccer-ball-the-gift-has-some-symbolism-behind-it-9783024/amp

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Vianna(f): 7:41am On Jul 17, 2018
Prior to the appearance of the soccer ball, the subject of whose court the ball was in came from a reporter who had asked a question on Syria, according to ABC News. The reporter had referenced a Sunday night tweet from Pompeo, who had written,

A better relationship with the Russian government would benefit all, but the ball is in Russia’s court." It seems the language of the moment came from the tweet.

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Vianna(f): 7:43am On Jul 17, 2018
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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Amirullaha(m): 7:45am On Jul 17, 2018
Good for him...
Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by yemmybx(m): 7:45am On Jul 17, 2018
Ok

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Yeligray(m): 7:48am On Jul 17, 2018
Russia is not that bad as people portrayed..

The world cup changed my perception of Russia

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Hujosi: 8:09am On Jul 17, 2018
The fear of Putin is the beginning of wisdom. We talk of Joseph Stalin,.we talk of Benito Mussolini, we talk of Hitler, we talk of Putin the great. Lalasticlala

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Mathematical(f): 8:10am On Jul 17, 2018
*** America didn't participate in the just concluded FIFA World Cup, and this Vladimir Putin literally telling POTUS “Go play with the ball and save the game for the Professionals”

*** The “Ball is in your court” and Putin hands him that ball basically saying he doesn’t see Trump as a rival in the game, probably saying Trump couldn’t even SCORE even if he tried.

A slight change from that could suggest that he is saying ‘Balls in your court’ Trump indicating the recent Mueller indictments of Russian officials and more or less hinting to Trump to fire Mueller, but that is a bit of an over reach I think.

But seriously Kim Jong UN and Vladimir Putin are playing ping pong� with Donald the Clown �. It's the new International game at embarrassing orange synthetic POTUS expense.

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by somito121(m): 8:20am On Jul 17, 2018
Fear fear people and you will see them harassing smaller countries with less power.

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by oshe11: 8:26am On Jul 17, 2018
See as them dey fear Putin

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Homeboiy: 8:29am On Jul 17, 2018
make I go comment for Trump facebook page for
Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Zoharariel(m): 8:43am On Jul 17, 2018
Paul B. Belanger yaff kee me with eternal laughter grin cheesy grin

Putin sent Trump away to play with a soccer ball, while he will take control of Melania. grin cheesy grin

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by 48noble(m): 9:05am On Jul 17, 2018
Putin is one of d most brilliant presidents d world have ever seen.

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Randy100: 9:17am On Jul 17, 2018
All I see are Trump haters, even if it was Trump that handed the ball to putin they will still twist it with another meaning. Listening to 2baba "Nobody talks about you".

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Khd95(m): 9:29am On Jul 17, 2018
lord putin is the boss cool cool

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by dnawah(m): 9:30am On Jul 17, 2018
pls take that to the fbi o!remember verse of flower the same russia gave to you
Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Opinionated: 9:40am On Jul 17, 2018
No need to by hysterical liberal Americans.
Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by jaxxy(m): 9:42am On Jul 17, 2018
Putin isn't a saint bt so is the us. Putin solved huge problems America created by their stupidity, Syria and isis issues. Sofar Trump is handling putin well and hes doing an excellent job. He just needs to be flexible on other diplomatic policies done by obama and the international community

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Naijawebmaster: 10:09am On Jul 17, 2018
See a country that value Security and Human Lives. cry
Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Patrioticooduan: 10:30am On Jul 17, 2018
America dey fear Russia too much. When Russia speak, America shi.ts. Lols!

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Jokerman(m): 10:44am On Jul 17, 2018
Whether you like it or not, America is still number 1....

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by IBBG(m): 10:59am On Jul 17, 2018
Yeligray:
Russia is not that bad as people portrayed..

The world cup changed my perception of Russia
God bless you.

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Righteousness89: 11:22am On Jul 17, 2018
Be Little The Real Donald Trump at your own Peril...
Even your Enemies will push u to bow ...

Ask North Korea...

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 11:39am On Jul 17, 2018
Much ado about nothing....

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Auladimeji2: 12:02pm On Jul 17, 2018
Yeligray:
Russia is not that bad as people portrayed..

The world cup changed my perception of Russia
That's the effect of Westerners propaganda but Russians are not friendly

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by buhariguy(m): 12:10pm On Jul 17, 2018
Yeligray:
Russia is not that bad as people portrayed..

The world cup changed my perception of Russia
they were never bad, it is the US that is the problem.

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by AHCB: 12:13pm On Jul 17, 2018
I remember when the North Korean leader's sister switched pen, mouths started wagging. Now Putin handed over a ball, now this same people who wagged their mouths are wagging it again. I mean, must everything be/look suspicious?

It's not a must President Trump take the ball with him to the U.S, is it? grin

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by abumeinben(m): 12:55pm On Jul 17, 2018
Security scanner grin Sharp guy. If na Syria con give the ball nko?

I just dey imagine awa own presido... Lai Mohammed go juss carry the ball go assorock, call analogue NTA for press conference, say president Putin awarded Buhari for winning the world ball grin

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by mbos: 1:01pm On Jul 17, 2018
They meet to plan how to deal with European Union for polluting their country with Islamization and Anti-Christ Illuminati

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Re: Trump Accepts A Soccer Ball From Putin. See Reactions (PHOTOS) by Koolking(m): 1:59pm On Jul 17, 2018
World government is shrouded in secrecy and mystery. Americans are terrible people, they find every means to infiltrate sovereign nations. Am not surprise they are calling for thorough scanning of soccer ball handed to Trump by Putin for bugs. Am sure Trump would keep a backdoor replica in the white house while the original ball stays with the Pentagon.

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