Fox’s Napolitano: Trump Won’t ‘Survive’ if ‘He Has Another Week Like the Last One’


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Former Superior Court judge and Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano argued in his latest column that if President Donald Trump has another week like this last one, his presidency won’t survive. At the Washington Times, Napolitano went through an exhausting list of hits Trump took in the last week to make the case. He covered the “pseudo-negotiations” of the Hanoi summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the testimony about Trump from former fixer Michael Cohen, a bipartisan move in Congress to stop Trump’s emergency declaration, the New York Times report on Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner‘s security clearance… it goes on. With regard to Cohen, Napolitano wrote:
While the world watched the pseudo-negotiations in Hanoi, House Democrats were conducting a public hearing, over the objections of their Republicans colleagues, about Mr. Trump’s alleged unlawful behavior before and while he was president. The sole witness Continue reading "Fox’s Napolitano: Trump Won’t ‘Survive’ if ‘He Has Another Week Like the Last One’"

Trump on Reports of North Korea Rebuilding Missile Launch Site: ‘Very Disappointed’ If That’s Happening


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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump expressed disappointment over the reports that North Korea is rebuilding one of their key missile launch facilities. As Trump took questions in the Oval Office, a reporter asked him about the activity picked up around Tongchang-ri, a launchpad and engine testing site that the North Koreans claim is used for space exploration. Trump’s response:
“It’s too early to see. We’ll see. We have to solve a problem. We have a very nasty problem. We have to solve a problem. The relationship is good. I would be very disappointed if that were happening. It’s a very early report. We’re the ones that put it out. I would be very very disappointed in Chairman Kim. I don’t think I will be, but we’ll see what happens. It will ultimately get solved.”
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North Korea Reportedly Rebuilding Rocket Launch Site Days After Trump Accepted Kim’s Promise to End Testing


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Multiple outlets are reporting that North Korea has started rebuilding a satellite rocket launchpad and engine test site Tongchang-ri, which North Korea refers to as a “space launch center.” This report comes just days after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short a highly anticipated summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. In a press conference that followed that failed summit, Trump proclaimed he believed Kim’s promise to continue to cease the rocket testing. Mika Brzezinski shared this report and included the potentially embarrassing press conference moment in which Trump admitted his trust in the North Korean leader saying “ Kim promised me last night, regardless, he won’t do testing of rockets and nuclear, not doing testing. So, you know, I trust him. I take him at his word. I hope that’s true.” As the Washington Post put plainly, this development Continue reading "North Korea Reportedly Rebuilding Rocket Launch Site Days After Trump Accepted Kim’s Promise to End Testing"

Watch: John Bolton Refuses to Say Trump Gave Nothing Away to Kim Jong Un


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National Security Advisor John Bolton conspicuously refuses to agree with Donald Trump that the United States “gave nothing away” to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during the world leaders’ summit meetings. On Sunday morning’s edition of CBS News’ Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan pressed Bolton about the gains that Kim made as a result of the two summits. She pointed out that while these negotiations are ongoing, Kim “can still produce nuclear fuel.” “And as you saw after the President left Hanoi, Kim Jong-un stayed there,” she added. “I mean he was walking around touring hot spots in Vietnam. He no longer looks like a pariah. Didn’t he gain from this?” “I don’t think that’s the President’s view at all,” Bolton replied. “He sat across from the President almost as if an equal,” Brennan pointed out. “He, he did that in Singapore,” Bolton stammered. “The Continue reading "Watch: John Bolton Refuses to Say Trump Gave Nothing Away to Kim Jong Un"

Bolton Says Kim Jong Un ‘Walked Away From’ Trump Offer at Hanoi Summit


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Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton seemed to solve the mystery of which world leader put the kibosh on nuclear talks in Hanoi when he told Chris Wallace that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “walked away from” Trump’s offer. After the Hanoi summit abruptly ended this week without a planned signing ceremony, Donald Trump held a press conference at which he repeatedly claimed that the United States had “decided to walk away” from the bargaining table. But when directly asked whose decision it was to end the talks, Trump refused to say. On Sunday morning’s edition of Fox News Sunday, Wallace asked Bolton “How did it fall apart? Who said what?” “Well, I don’t think it fell apart,” Bolton replied, and added “They left on good terms.” Wallace asked for more details about the meeting. Bolton said he thought “the North Koreans were very disappointed we Continue reading "Bolton Says Kim Jong Un ‘Walked Away From’ Trump Offer at Hanoi Summit"

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Corrects Himself After Trump Calls Him Out on Kim Jong Un’s Train Ride: He’s Right


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Fox News’ Neil Cavuto today talked about how long both President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un came for the Vietnam summit that ultimately broke down in the end. At one point he said the train ride Kim Jong Un took was two hours, and minutes later the president corrected him: Cavuto clearly noticed and cleared things up on air, saying the president is right:
“We did get a tweet from the president, a sign that he’s watching. He makes note of the issue that Kim Jong Un took… a 3-day trip, according to the president, not the 2 hours that I believe I had mentioned. He is right about that. I did mean to say it was a more onerous trip for the president to take because he Continue reading "Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Corrects Himself After Trump Calls Him Out on Kim Jong Un’s Train Ride: He’s Right"

Andrew McCabe: Trump Dismissed US Intel on North Korea By Saying ‘I Don’t Care, I Believe Putin’


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In his full interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Andrew McCabe claimed that President Donald Trump once dismissed U.S. intelligence findings of North Korea, saying he takes Vladimir Putin at his word instead of them. As McCabe talked about directing the FBI in the days after James Comey was fired, he recalled an official who told him of a meeting where Trump “launched into several unrelated diatribes.” Part of Trump’s tangent was devoted to a recent series of North Korean missile tests, during which, the president supposedly said he doubts Kim Jong Un has intercontinental weapons that could reach the U.S. “He did not believe that because President Putin had told him they did not. President Putin had told him that the North Koreans don’t actually have those missiles,” McCabe said. “Intelligence officials in the briefing responded that that was not consistent with any of the Continue reading "Andrew McCabe: Trump Dismissed US Intel on North Korea By Saying ‘I Don’t Care, I Believe Putin’"

Trump Praises Kim Jong Un: ‘North Korea Will Become a Different Kind of Rocket – an Economic One’


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President Donald Trump tonight announced the location of his Vietnam summit with Kim Jong Un and had some words of praise for his leadership. He tweeted tonight that they have agreed the summit will be in Hanoi on February 27th and 28th: POTUS went on to praise Kim and say that North Korea is on the way to becoming “a different kind of Rocket – an Economic one”:

Trump: We’d Be ‘In a Major War with North Korea’ If I Wasn’t Elected President


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As President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, he took credit for the fact that the United States is not currently at war with North Korea. Trump used a part of his speech to claim that his administration has made historic leaps in resolving the question of how to handle Kim Jong Un’s rogue regime and international aggression. As he spoke of how there hasn’t been a missile test in North Korea for over a year, Trump declared that “If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea.” Trump went on to confirm the date and location for his next summit with Kim Jong Un. “Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one,” Trump said. “Chairman Kim Continue reading "Trump: We’d Be ‘In a Major War with North Korea’ If I Wasn’t Elected President"

Ex-CIA Chief Brennan Slams Trump Over Spat With Intel Leaders: Kim Jong Un Played Him ‘Like a Fiddle’


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Former CIA Director John Brennan went on a tear today in response to President Donald Trump publicly trashing his own intel leaders.

Trump Contradicts Himself, Administration on ISIS and North Korea in Morning Tweetstorm


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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump released a number of tweets that directly contradict national security intelligence on several major foreign policy fronts. When Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, he drew significant media attention by breaking with multiple points Trump has been trying to make in recent days. Trump claims ISIS has been defeated in Syria, but Coats says the terror organization still commands “thousands” of guerrilla warfare fighters in Syria and Iraq. Trump says he’s making progress with North Korea as he heads towards another summit with Kim Jong Un, and yet, Coats says the rogue regime is “unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities.” There have been other points of divergence between Coats and Trump, but nonetheless, here’s what the latter had to say today:

New North Korean Missile Site Reportedly Discovered as Trump Preps for New Summit With Kim Jong Un


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As the White House prepares for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a new report indicates that researchers have discovered a secret North Korean ballistic missile launch site. Beyond Parallel, a project from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has released a profile report on the Sino-ri Missile Operating Base. The facility is described as one of the oldest of approximately 20 missile sites that have never been declared by the North Korean government, and it apparently serves as a training ground and research & development headquarters for the Korean People’s Army Strategic Rocket Forces missile brigade, “The Sino-ri base appears to have been involved at different times in validating designs and testing capabilities for new launchers, support vehicles, and specialized equipment, etc,” the report states. “It has also been a site for assisting in the development of operational Continue reading "New North Korean Missile Site Reportedly Discovered as Trump Preps for New Summit With Kim Jong Un"

Trump Tweets Out Picture in Oval Office on Christmas Eve: ‘Looking Forward to My Next Summit with Chairman Kim’


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  President Donald Trump is not going to be in Mar-a-Lago this Christmas and he really wants everyone to know it. On  Monday, the president tweeted out an image of himself working in the Oval Office on Christmas Eve, along with the caption: “Christmas Eve briefing with my team working on North Korea – Progress being made. Looking forward to my next summit with Chairman Kim!” A second North Korea summit — slated for sometime in 2019 — has been in the works since the fall although it is unclear why Trump chose Christmas Eve to highlight those plans. What is clear, though, is that Trump is all alone (for now) in the White House Continue reading "Trump Tweets Out Picture in Oval Office on Christmas Eve: ‘Looking Forward to My Next Summit with Chairman Kim’"

North Korea: We Won’t Denuclearize Until America Removes Threat to Us First


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A new statement from the North Korean government says the Kim regime will never relinquish their nuclear weapons unless the United States also agrees to decommission what Pyongyang defines as a threat to itself. Officials in Seoul picked up on an announcement from the state-run Korean Central News Agency, and it reaffirms North Korea’s adamant refusal to give up their military assets. The news comes as Pyongyang and Washington continue to face a deadlock in negotiations for removing sanctions on North Korea in exchange for an end to their shows of international aggression. From the announcement, as reported by Associated Press.
“If we unilaterally give up our nuclear weapons without any security assurance despite being first on the U.S. list of targets for pre-emptive nuclear strikes, that wouldn’t be denuclearization — it would rather be a creation of a defenseless state where the balance in nuclear strategic strength is Continue reading "North Korea: We Won’t Denuclearize Until America Removes Threat to Us First"

John Brennan on North Korea’s Expanding Missile Program: Kim Jong Un ‘Masterful’ in How He ‘Duped’ Trump


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In light of the recent news about North Korea’s ballistic missile program, former CIA director John Brennan says Kim Jong-Un managed to fool Donald Trump during their Singapore summit earlier this year. As Brennan spoke to Morning Joe on Tuesday about the president’s latest antics, Willie Geist brought up the recent reports of new satellite images which suggest the North Koreans are still developing their missile capabilities at multiple hidden bases. Geist remarked on how Trump likes to say that his administration is making great progress in resolving the North Korea issue, but the way Brennan sees it, “the only thing that has changed over the last year is the escalatory rhetoric.” “I know Mr. Trump has said that the summit in Singapore was a great success. I have not seen any success at all,” Brennan said. “I think Kim Jong-Un has really been masterful in terms of how Continue reading "John Brennan on North Korea’s Expanding Missile Program: Kim Jong Un ‘Masterful’ in How He ‘Duped’ Trump"

Lindsey Graham Knocks Trump’s Warm Words for Kim Jong Un: ‘This Love Crap Needs to Stop’


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Lindsey Graham is now seen as one of President Donald Trump‘s most vocal allies on Capitol Hill, but he offered some criticism today of the President’s comments about Kim Jong Un. Trump has offered the North Korean dictator some warm words multiple times since their summit, most notably last week when he said they “fell in love.” Graham rather bluntly said today, “I’m telling President Trump, enough with ‘I love you’… From my point of view, this ‘love’ crap needs to stop. There’s nothing to love about Kim Jong Un.” Graham made these comments at the Atlantic Festival, where he was booed for comments he Continue reading "Lindsey Graham Knocks Trump’s Warm Words for Kim Jong Un: ‘This Love Crap Needs to Stop’"

Trump: Me and Kim Jong Un ‘Fell in Love’ After ‘He Wrote Me Beautiful Letters’


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President Donald Trump‘s rallies are a fairly boring affair these days — he stays more or less on script. In a moment of improvisation at this rally on Saturday in West Virginia, however, he made a startling revelation: he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have fallen in love. Trump started with one of his usual diatribes about former President Barack Obama‘s Iran nuclear deal, falsely claiming Obama “gave” Iran $150 billion, which isn’t even remotely true (Iranian assets were unfrozen as part of the deal; the U.S. did not hand cash over to Iran, as Trump bizarrely and repeatedly claims.) The president then moved on to his relationship with Kim, with whom he’s engaged in denuclearization discussions. “I like him, he likes me!” Trump said of Kim. “I guess that’s okay. Am I allowed to say that?” “I was really being tough and Continue reading "Trump: Me and Kim Jong Un ‘Fell in Love’ After ‘He Wrote Me Beautiful Letters’"

One Year After ‘Rocket Man’ Taunt, Trump Lauds Kim in UN Speech: I Thank Him For His ‘Courage’


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President Donald Trump‘s Tuesday speech at the United Nations General Assembly marked a shift in tone on North Korea as he moved away from inflammatory rhetoric and expressed praise for dictator Kim Jong Un. “I would like to thank chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he’s taken, though much work remains to be done,” Trump said. “I also want to thank the many member states who helped us reach this moment.” However, sanctions, Trump noted, will stay active until North Korea denuclearizes. That term has been a source of debate as major questions remain as to what steps Kim will take to enact that change, and how far he’s willing to go. The president credited his June summit with Kim in Singapore for the progress, adding that the dictator’s regime has ended its nuclear testing, dismantled certain military facilities and set free U.S. hostages. Continue reading "One Year After ‘Rocket Man’ Taunt, Trump Lauds Kim in UN Speech: I Thank Him For His ‘Courage’"

Martha MacCallum to Nikki Haley: Was It Mistake for Trump to Say North Korea No Longer a Nuclear Threat?


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While President Donald Trump claimed North Korea had ceased being a nuclear threat following his Singapore summit with dictator Kim Jong Un last June, Ambassador Nikki Haley was asked if that was the right move. The direct question came at the end of an interview Thursday with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, who wondered whether Trump’s remark was a mistake. “No, I don’t think it was a mistake because I think that what you saw were two leaders that both showed they had the political will to go forward,” Haley said, adding that “we both have to figure out how each defines denuclearization.” Haley noted it was made “very clear that we want to see denuclearization with verification,” contending that it’s been a success “in that we haven’t had any ballistic missile tests, you’re seeing Kim now socialize with the region — that needed to happen.” Although serious Continue reading "Martha MacCallum to Nikki Haley: Was It Mistake for Trump to Say North Korea No Longer a Nuclear Threat?"

Trump Touts North Korea’s Proposal to Dismantle Missile Launch Facility: ‘Very Exciting!’


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President Trump took time to celebrate last night in light of the latest news coming out of the Korean Peninsula. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un held a joint press conference on Wednesday where it was announced that North Korea would agree to disassemble a key missile launch site while allowing for international inspections. While this is a considerable step forward in terms of denuclearization, Kim’s government hinted that they will only agree to these terms if the United States takes “reciprocal measures” in turn. The terms of these “reciprocal measures” are not yet clear, but nonetheless, Trump is quite delighted with this news. He also seems pleased with the reports indicating that North and South Korea will pursue a joint bid in 2032 to host the Olympics together.