I am disgusted that there are people who will shrug off the death of Otto Warmbier as a result of the way he was treated at the hands of the North Korean government for stealing a propaganda poster by saying “well he shouldn’t have been breaking the law” and then turn around and villainize the police in our own country for shooting black people who were beating their heads into the pavement or physically attacking them and trying to steal their guns by claiming these people are innocent and didn’t deserve to be shot. 

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Trump dealt with a national security crisis in front of diners and servers at a restaurant

  • North Korea carried out a ballistic missile test Saturday night, launching the weapon in Japan’s general direction while Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 
  • The launch is being described as a “show of force” by North Korea, according to NBC News.
  • The missile test occurred as Trump and Abe dined in the members’ dining area at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort.
  • Rather than retreat to a secure and private location to discuss these sensitive national security issues, Trump, Abe, Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn tended to the crisis right there in the public dining area, where people not permitted to hear classified information could have overheard the conversations, according to CNN. Read more (2/13/17 8:56 AM)

Trump may not know who runs North Korea, may think all three leaders are the same guy

  • Without looking, can you say the name of the supreme leader of North Korea? If you said anything with the name “Kim” in it, you’ve come way closer to guessing correctly than Donald Trump.
  • During a Fox News interview, the president didn’t appear to know the name of the leader of North Korea. 
  • He not only referred to the leader of North Korea as “this gentleman” multiple times during the interview, but also implied that Kim is the same person as his father and possibly even his own grandfather.  Read more. (4/18/2017 12:03 PM)
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China says war between North Korea and the US could break out “at any moment”

  • China urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to step back from the brink, warning that war over Pyongyang’s nuclear testing could be imminent if the countries don’t de-escalate tensions.
  • “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing.
  • The dire warning comes amid fears that North Korea is readying another nuclear test, possibly as soon as this weekend. 
  • Senior U.S. officials have said the U.S. is prepared to strike North Korea if they believe the isolated country will carry out the test, and have two destroyers capable of launching a missile attack positioned in the region.
  • Trump has vowed to “properly deal” with North Korea if China does not, and his administration has warned that its “strategic patience” with the country has run out. Read more (4/14/17 11 AM)