U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Monday his predecessor, Barack Obama, would have engaged in a war with North Korea resulting in the deaths of millions of people, but also said the media would have praised Obama if the 44th president had “gotten along” with the totalitarian regime. A week removed from his unprecedented meeting with the North’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong Un, Trump said the “Fake News” would have proclaimed Obama a “national hero” if he too had taken “the initial steps” that Trump made with Kim. “If President Obama (who got nowhere with North Korea and would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed) had gotten along with North Korea and made the initial steps toward a deal that I have, the Fake News would have named him a national hero!” the president tweeted. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in … [Read more...] about Trump Says Obama Would Have Gone to War with North Korea, Killing Millions of People
next Image 1 of 2 prev Image 2 of 2 SEOUL, South Korea – The Latest on developments in inter-Korean relations after last week's landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:55 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing his assault on the media by suggesting that its coverage of the North Korea summit would have been more favorable had his predecessor done it. Trump tweeted Monday that "if President Obama...had gotten along with North Korea" and taken steps toward peace "the Fake News would have named him a national hero!" The president also asserted without evidence that his predecessor "would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed." Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week in Singapore. The president has strongly suggested that the meeting ensured that North Korea was no longer a threat. Some critics believe Trump made too many concessions … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump slams media coverage of North Korea summit
By Marc A. Thiessen Well, that didn't take long. President Trump had barely departed Singapore when Democrats in Washington unleashed scathing attacks over his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Marc Thiessen (Washington Post photo)John L. Micek | [email protected] "What the United States has gained is vague and unverifiable at best. What North Korea has gained, however, is tangible and lasting," Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) fumed. "In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime's status quo," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) protested. Please. Where were these complaints when President Barack Obama was enjoying peanuts and Cracker Jack with Raul Castro at a Havana ballpark? And a few months ago, Schumer was decrying Trump's "reckless" military threats and Pelosi was complaining about his "saber-rattling." Now, suddenly, … [Read more...] about On North Korea, Trump deserves more latitude and less attitude
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index An American businessman who lives in Singapore took advantage of an unusual opening in an administration where matters of policy and business often seem to blur. President Trump and Kim Jong-un had a historic summit meeting at a colonial-style island hotel in Singapore. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times Supported by ByMark Mazzetti and Mark Landler June 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — An American financier approached the Trump administration last summer with an unusual proposition: The North Korean government wanted to talk to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser. The financier, Gabriel Schulze, explained that a top North Korean official was seeking a back channel to explore a meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, who for months had traded threats of military confrontation. Mr. Schulze, who lives in Singapore, had built a network of contacts in North Korea on … [Read more...] about North Korea’s Overture to Jared Kushner
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post Published 3:23 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Is Trump gaslighting the world on North Korea? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Critics of President Donald Trump routinely accuse him of "gaslighting" - that is, of deliberately repeating misinformation to the extent that the public starts doubting verifiable facts and believing in Trump's self-serving talking points. On Sunday, a flurry of more than a dozen … [Read more...] about Is Trump gaslighting the world on North Korea?