President Trump appears to admire despicable people like Vladimir Putin. Perhaps he is naïve as demonstrated in his voicing trust and admiration for Kim Jong Un. Consider Dinesh D’Souza who Trump recently pardoned.
Leaders of our country, Republican and Democrat alike, who demand that the United States accept nothing less from North Korean President Kim Jong-un than his country’s unilateral denuclearization, should consider what gives America – or any country — a right to have these weapons.
In the old language of the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis, President Donald Trump "has just blinked" regarding the planned meeting with North Korea dicatator Kim Jong Un. In President John F. Kennedy's day, a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union was avoided. This time, who knows?
A good manager balances the good and bad in everyone and every situation. Public humiliation, as President Trump demonstrates frequently with the Justice Department, the FBI, and members of his cabinet, earn him disloyalty, not loyalty.
President Trump will have his much-anticipated meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. And that’s a pity. Nuclear Armageddon would be more easily avoided if theymet a few days earlier at Hamden’s annual HonFest, which has, at its root what the two men have in common: hair.
President Trump loves to bask in the admiration of his supporters in campaign-style rallies. At his latest rally the crowd broke into his campaign chant of "Drain the swamp." Now that is a cause I can support.
There has been another defection from the stable of White House legal eagles. Ty Cobb is not the first, and I suspect not the last, of Mr. Trump’s inner circle to vacate his position. It leaves one to wonder why so many of Trump's close advisers are bailing, like rats deserting a sinking ship.
Mr. Trump has his critics; nowhere has this been more apparent than in the evaluation of his efforts to resolve the inherited threat posed by North Korea. As a former government negotiator, however, I find myself viewing his actions from a perspective not often considered.
With our executive branch in the hands of Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled legislative branch now essentially subservient to him, the judicial branch and the Justice Department now remain the principal defenders of the rule of law in this country.
Hours before calling Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to tell him he was being fired from his position, Trump publicly announced Tillerson’s firing in a tweet. With that tweet, once again, Trump demonstrated two things: He has no loyalty to those who serve in his administration and he has no class.
There is a battle taking place at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and it is not about sports. The United States and North Korea are locked in a struggle over who controls the narrative on human rights abuses in the reclusive regime.
Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to stand for the Unified Korean team's introduction at the Opening Ceremony was ironic and hypocritical after he left an NFL game in which players knelt during the national anthem.