Addressing U.S. allies at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the audience: "I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump." After five seconds of total silence, Pence soldiered on. read more
This is well worth another listen. It stunned American journalists when it was first broadcast in July 2017 for its non-hyperbolic, straight-from-the-shoulder assessment. It still amazes me that it was rendered less than six months into Trump's presidency and yet concisely summarizes what thinking commentators now universally conclude. Daring and accurate at the time; still as accurate today.
Of the many reports on Uhlmann's piece, I chose the link to the Daily KOS report because the Daily KOS added no comment or characterization to it and because it included a verbatim transcript.
Uhlman's penultimate sentence: "Some will cheer the decline of America, but I think we'll miss it when it's gone." read more
Intelligence officials briefing Trump daily are frustrated by Trump's ignorance and uninquisitiveness regarding world affairs and his indifference to the national security information they try to relate to him. read more
Caught on closeup video: A teen wearing a red MAGA cap approached an elderly Native American demonstrator who was chanting and beating a hand-held drum. The teen stepped up uncomfortably close to the older man and, with a smirk on his face, proceeded to try to stare him down. He failed. read more
On Saturday morning, Jan. 12, Trump tweeted: "Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!" [Italics added.] read more