President Donald Trump fired back at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Tuesday night after he threatened the United States, saying that he too has a "nuclear button" on his desk. In a televised New Year´s address on Monday, Jong Un said, “The entire mainland of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office. They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality.” Trump fired back in a tweet late on Tuesday, writing, "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just
Bill Clinton had no button at all during his second term. It´s not actually a button, the US pres. has an id card with a code# he has to provide when he makes the call to order bombs. Clinton lost his nuclear id card at some point, everyone helped him look for it, never found it. He couldn´t remember when he last had it. Of course, this wasn´t revealed until after he was out of office and then only quietly. It was very serious. If the US had been attacked, the military would´ve been powerless to retaliate. They can´t take the order without the code. A friendly reporter called Clinton about this in 2010 and was told no comment.
I can´t say I´m thrilled by Trump´s bigger button diplomacy. But speaking the same language is often necessary to work out deals. And Kimchi seems stuck in his juvenile power trip, so Trump is speaking a language he understands.
This could be the first progress we make in dealing with the Norks since the ´50s. (At that time the common language was bombing runs...)
President Trump just wants to make sure that Kim does not make a big mistake by telling Kim the truth. Nothing wrong with that since wars have started in the past through wrong impressions on the part of aggressive but foolish leaders.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) on Monday announced she plans to boycott President Trump´s State of the Union address to Congress at the end of the month, joining a handful of other Democratic lawmakers who are skipping the annual event. "I´m here on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to say I will not be going to the State of the Union," Jayapal said in a video posted on social media. "I think it is absolutely unacceptable to see the racism and the hatred coming out the White House in a way in which this president is fueling the flames of divisiveness across
You just couldn’t trust a word Obama said! Lying was his way of life.As reported by Carter at TGP in September, Obama argued against Executive Amnesty at least 22 times –(Video) But Obama lied. He didn’t really believe what he was saying, he only hoped Americans believed him. A short time later, in June 2012, Obama went on to push through his Executive Amnesty plan referred to as DACA. During his announcement at the White House, Obama claimed that the law would be temporary – Effective immediately the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to lift the shadow of
RALEIGH, N.C.— When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what’s really going on in Washington, he scans the internet and satellite radio. He no longer flips TV channels because networks such as Fox News and MSNBC deliver conflicting accounts tainted by politics, he says.“Where is the truth?” asks the 47-year-old North Carolina resident.Answering that question accurately is a cornerstone of any functioning democracy, according to none other than Thomas Jefferson. But a year into Donald Trump’s fact-bending, media-bashing presidency, Americans are increasingly confused about who can be trusted to tell them reliably what their government and their commander in
The woman who outed White House intern Monica Lewinsky as Bill Clinton´s ´mistress,´ paints the former president with the same brush as men like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey – a sexual predator.Linda Tripp felt compelled to speak out to DailyMailTV after two decades of silence, saying that giving the President ´a pass´ for his behavior all those years ago brought us to where we are today.Tripp has pointed to that time in history as giving men in power the permission to abuse their status in order to satisfy their sexual appetites.But Bill Clinton wasn´t the only one
Last week, the Daily Mail took a moment to check out the logically indefensible, glaringly inconsistent "gender identity" policymaking going on at one of England´s oldest, top-rated all-girls grammar schools, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Manchester. Though the school is by definition exclusive and its name clearly describes itself as only a "school for girls," in the name of "inclusion," school officials have imposed a new rule on their faculty: they can no longer refer to the school´s 1,350 girl students using the "g-word." The school has imposed the new PC speech code on faculty as part of its
Nine more states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees. Last week, Kentucky became the first state to require work for some Medicaid beneficiaries. The Trump administration approved a proposal from Kentucky that would require Medicaid beneficiaries to work, volunteer or take classes as a condition of being enrolled in the program. But the state is unlikely to be the last. Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin have submitted their own proposals, though some will have to work with federal officials to make sure their requests fit the guidelines laid out Thursday by the
Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages? Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually." Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually. Kennedy next stated, "Under
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power hosted all of her fellow female ambassadors to the U.N. at her apartment on election night in 2016 for what she anticipated would be a celebratory evening watching Hillary Clinton win the presidency, Power revealed in a new interview. “Well, I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life, but none as immortalized as this one,” Power, who served as the ambassador to the U.N. during the Obama administration, told Politico in an interview published Monday.On the night of Nov. 8, 2016, Power threw a party for the 37 female
President Donald Trump defied White House reporters on Sunday after they repeatedly asked him if he was a racist.“No. I’m not a racist,” he replied. “I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”Trump spoke briefly to reporters as he entered the Trump International Golf Course with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.The president said that he and the Majority Leader had a lot of issues to discuss, including a DACA deal.“Honestly, I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal,” Trump said, “I think they talk about DACA, but they don’t want to help
More than 70 people have been injured after a floor overlooking collapsed in the lobby of the Indonesian stock exchange today. There were chaotic scenes as a mass evacuation took place at the Jakarta Stock Exchange after the mezzanine level came crashing down.Hundreds of college students from Palembang in Sumatra were visiting the building at the time and one witness said a group of them were on the mezzanine level when it started collapsing. Some 15 ambulances were sent to take victims to hospitals and pictures show huge slabs of concrete and other debris on the ground. The high-rise building,
Afghan elders from Logar Province awarded President Donald Trump a Medal of Bravery for his recent comments calling out Pakistan for its duplicity in the war on terror.“President Donald J.Trump awarded by Gold medal of bravery and appreciation letter from Well known Tribal Elders in Afghanistan due to his strong and straight engagement with Pakistan about decade long war in Afghanistan.” (Tweet) Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported: A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province,
By now, everyone has heard about President Donald Trump´s tweet countering accusations made by the Wolff in sheep´s clothing, who wrote a book detailing the supposed Shakespearian machinations that Wolff asserts are consuming the Trump White House. In his tweet, President Trump claimed he is, in fact, a "very stable genius."Throughout the media world, this made journalists´ heads explode. Dilbert creator Scott Adams points out the genius of this move by reminding people that liberals will forever mock Trump for it and that it is not a bad thing for Trump to have his name and "genius" associated with each
Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter Malia made a rare appearance in swimsuits as they are enjoying the sun in Miami.The mother and 19-year-old daughter were spotted walking off Miami Beach on Saturday surrounded by friends - including former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett - and Secret Service personnel.Michelle, 53, looked sensational in a white bikini top matched with high-waisted white denim cut-off shorts as she trudged her way barefoot through the sand, holding her shoes in one hand.
A Civil Defense employee is set to be retrained after a shocking blunder on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who ´pushed the wrong buttons´ during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later. Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn´t aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert. ´This guy feels bad,
The most recent attack on the president is designed to throw him off balance during the debate on immigration. Senator Durbin, doing his best Claude Rains imitation, stated, "I cannot believe that, in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday." Durbin was responding to Trump´s alleged comment that Haiti, El Salvador, and certain African countries are "s---holes." Many of the reports omit mention of El Salvador because it does not fit the anti-black allegations. Senator Durbin is not a young man, and he
Actress and yogurt salesman Jamie Lee Curtis knows exactly whom to blame for a false alarm that told Hawaiians an incoming ballistic missile was detected. It was all President Trump´s fault. Duh. Now, never mind that Trump was in Florida at the time. On the golf course. And forget that Hawaii´s Emergency Management Agency (EMA), run by the Hawaiian state government, apologized for setting off the false alarm when someone pushed the wrong button. In a Saturday afternoon post on Twitter, Curtis attacked Trump, writing "YOU DID THIS!" "This Hawaii missile scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that
This is the shocking moment a massive brawl broke out in a California pizza restaurant over a missing iPhone that turned out to have been in the lost and found the whole time. Police were called to John´s Incredible Pizza Company in Newark´s NewPark Mall on Saturday night after violence erupted. It broke out after a girl missing her phone had approached a group to see if they´d seen it but quickly descended into chaos, with video showing two large groups of people exchanging blows and screaming at each other. Newark police officers had to call in officers from the Fremont Police Department
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming. “We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection. Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate
Lots of the news from sub-Saharan Africa is about war, famine, poverty or political upheaval. So it’s understandable if many Americans think most Africans who immigrate to the United States are poorly educated and desperate. Research tells another story. While many are refugees, large numbers are beneficiaries of the diversity-visa program aimed at boosting immigration from underrepresented nations. And on average, African immigrants are better educated than people born in the U.S. or the immigrant population as a whole.
Former President Bill Clinton said on Twitter Saturday that no Clinton Foundation funds were used to pay for his daughter´s wedding. After President Trump reportedly made crude remarks about Haiti and other less-developed countries, some on the right pointed to alleged mishandling of Haitian earthquake relief funds by the Clinton Foundation. On Twitter, President Clinton slammed the notion that any funds from the foundation, whether earmarked for Haiti or not, were used in association with his daughter Chelsea´s wedding to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky. No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—
Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the end of the month. (snip) “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address,” Wilson said in a statement late Sunday. “I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty
Why would my 22-year-old brother be calling so early on a Saturday morning? I’d ignored the first call. But the second time the phone rang, I picked it up. He was panicking, his voice trembling uncharacteristically: He’d just received the emergency alert warning of a ballistic missile that was heading for Hawaii, where I’m from, and where he and my family still live. “THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the alert read. My brother was alone, and had no idea what to do or where to go. And he wouldn’t have had much time to figure out a game plan—some estimates
Axios.com’s Mike Allen reports that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is now considered a lock for Speaker of the House in 2019, as her party is expected to sweep the 2018 midterm elections.If so, it would be one of the most remarkable comebacks in political history, after Pelosi led her party to an historic defeat in 2010 after serving as the first female Speaker for four years, then clung to power over a shrinking minority party for eight. Allen notes: “It would take a flip of 24 seats for Dems to take over. The average loss for the president’s
Yesterday, writing about former president Obama’s hack remark to David Letterman about the absence of “a common baseline of facts” shared by Americans, I asked whether Obama really is as shallow a thinker as he appears to be. It was not a rhetorical question. To be sure, Obama has failed to display appreciable depth since he wrote his fictionalized autobiography, Dreams From Father. His signature pronouncements and phrases are banal and borrowed. “The audacity of hope,” borrowed from his spiritual mentor the Reverend Wright. “Just words,” lifted from Deval Patrick. “You didn’t build that,” the obnoxious contribution of Elizabeth Warren. “Right