The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump’s Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now the stakes of his stubborn stupidity have gone nuclear. Having disparaged the Iran nuclear deal for years — without actually understanding its […]
With Kim Jong Un brandishing a thermonuclear weapon — specifically his very own “peanut-shaped” H-bomb — the world faces fresh peril. So what is Donald Trump’s strategy for dealing with this threat? Let’s just say Trevor Noah is not impressed. In fact as summer ends, he’s just glad he isn’t wearing white pants.
To give the indoctrinated people of North Korea “a sense of how America is feeling right now,” Oliver enlists Weird Al Yankovic, who plays the “international language” of the accordion “like a fucking angel.”
Ted Lieu is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 33rd congressional district since 2015. Rep. Lieu served in the JAG corps from 1995-1999 and as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 2000-2016. Lieu has been an outspoken critic of the war on Yemen, and more recently, of President Trump’s authority to unilaterally authorize a nuclear first strike.
Here Late Night host Seth Meyers explains “word bingo” — a game some European diplomats play whenever Trump talks at international gatherings.
“I don’t want to be alarmist, but we’re all gonna die,” responded Late Show host Stephen Colbert to the nuclear pissing contest between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. Between rounds of golf on Tuesday, Trump issued an escalatory warning to Jong-un: North Korea best not make any more threats to the […]
Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the Herblock Prize and […]
To Danziger, Donald Trump is someone whose naval command should be limited to the bathtub (or perhaps the hot-tub at Mar-a-Lago). The risks of losing an “armada” are much too high.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the mix-up was due to a deliberate attempt to psych out North Korea’s leaders — or a false narrative that resulted from miscommunications up the chain of command. On Sunday, North Korea attempted to test a ballistic missile, but it exploded seconds after launch.
When Donald Trump sends Mike Pence to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, Danziger worries — and it’s impossible not to worry about these ill-informed weenies in control of the world’s security.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump “will take action” if North Korea continues to threaten the U.S. McMaster was asked on ABC’s Sunday program “This Week” about North Korea’s complaints that aggressive language from the U.S. increases the likelihood of conflict.
Yes, Donald Trump campaigned on draining a swamp full of elites. But we shouldn’t be so naive as to believe that he we speaking about all the elites. He meant just the elitists who want to help minorities.
An unnamed US official says it was not thought to have been an intercontinental ballistic missile. But the timing of the test, as American Vice President Mike Pence was travelling to the region and following the North Korean military parade in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display, suggests deliberate defiance.
In the Saturday Night Live cold open, Trump (Baldwin) complains about the dictator of North Korea. “He’s a war monger, he’s quick to anger, he’s a huge narcissist, he’s got a stupid little haircut, why would they let a man like that run an entire country?” Then he gets down to real business, the simmering feud between the spectral, demonic Bannon (Mikey Day) and Jared Kushner, played with aplomb by guest host Jimmy Fallon in a blazer and flak jacket.
“Jared, you’re such an inspiration,” the president gushes. “You showed everybody that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do whatever you want.”
“We are comparing Trump’s policy toward the DPRK with the former administrations and we have concluded that it’s becoming more vicious and more aggressive,” he said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
North Korea is “ready for war” the foreign ministry said the day after the U.S. redeployed an aircraft carrier from the Western Pacific toward the Korean Peninsula. According to a statement reported by state media channel the North Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA), the government has promised “catastrophic consequences” to any further “reckless moves for invading” by the United States.
While U.S. President Donald Trump has not set out a clear strategy for dealing with the isolated nation, he has criticized the past administration’s U.S. policy of “strategic patience,” in the face of North Korea’s ongoing efforts to develop long-range nuclear strike capability.
In a shift seen as a victory for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, the president removed his chief strategist, former Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council principals’ committee. From that powerful post, Bannon wielded substantive influence over critical policy issues, despite his lack of experience and qualifications.