Political Analysis: Is Trump Planning For A Storm?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Oct 09, 2017,
Oct 09, 2017, 17:01
At one point, he transitioned from talking about the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea to the failure to get an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill passed in Congress.
The President added that for 25 years of negotiations extended to North Korea and the huge amount of money shed out, nothing had worked out.
'... Hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of USA negotiators.
As President Donald Trump posed for a formal photo with his top military commanders and their spouses in the State Dining Room at the White House on Thursday evening, Trump pointed to the leaders gathered around him and asked the small group of reporters standing before him, "You guys know what this represents?"
Late last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was looking into resuming consultations with North Korea to settle the crisis.
No, that is not at all what we heard him say.
In an interview that aired Saturday night, Trump complained that he even had to deal with North Korea in the first place.
Reading reporting of Tillerson's statement in Beijing, it would have seemed that the acknowledgement was truly something remarkable - that despite the missile launches and war of words that has been ongoing since August between Kim and Trump - the U.S. had found a way to break the cycle of crisis and enter talks.
Then, when asked what he meant by "storm", he ominously answered, "You'll find out".
Presidents of United States simply do not talk this way.
"As I announced before a wonderful crowd in Little Havana earlier this year, we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban regime until it delivers full political freedom for the Cuban people", Trump said during an event for Hispanic heritage at the White House on Friday. Maybe it's quiet before storm, "he said".
"We're continuing to put maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on countries like North Korea". I read the transcript carefully, and have to say that whoever wrote it for him did a very good job, it matches the President's odd style.
Trump did not immediately specify what that one thing is. Trump was engaged in a heated war of words with Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea. Not only there, I was handed a mess in the Middle East as well. USA led coalition forces began attacks on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 - 16 years ago - and the nation is still in Afghanistan with no idea when the war will end or even how to end it.
She then played a clip real of times that Trump has promised that big news was coming, only to have the story fizzle.