Donald Trump Set to Launch a New Social Media Platform within a Few Months; Top Advisor Says

Trump to launch social media platform in coming months, aide says

Former President Donald Trump’s social media exile may soon be coming to an end. At least that’s the story coming from Trump’s former top advisor Jason Miller.

With less than two weeks left in his term, Trump was indefinitely banned from Twitter and suspended from Facebook and Instagram without word on when it will, if ever, be lifted. Following the January 6th storming of the capital, social media companies decided to deplatform the sitting President for violating their community guidelines, citing his false claims regarding election interference, and arguing his speech ahead of January 6th’s riots incited the violence which left several people dead.

Trump was the first president to actively integrate social media into his administration, frequently making policy announcements and revealing his position on key issues with 180 characters or less.

While Americans were sharply divided on Trump’s effectiveness with Twitter, he was popular, among the media and users alike. News outlets had their daily cycle dominated by Trumps’ tweets, and the President’s reach rivaled few. At the time of his banning, Trump had over 88 million followers on Twitter, making him the 6th most followed account on the platform.

Though the 45th President has held a relatively low profile since leaving office, only releasing the occasional public statement and headlining CPAC last month, it appears a new venture is brewing behind the scenes.

“I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News’ Media Buzz Sunday morning. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform.”

Within Mar-A-Lago, Trump has been hosting several “high-powered meetings” around starting his own social media platform. Miller added his team was approached by “numerous companies” wanting to help make this project a reality.

Conservatives have argued for years that tech giants unfairly target right wing opinions and commentators, applying two sets of standards for content moderation in order to limit their reach. Trump’s platform would likely challenge this approach, and it’s unlikely many from the political left would join the site.

The free speech alternative to traditional platforms, Parler, was banned from the app store and AWS website hosting after tech companies decided they did not like their lax approach to moderating content. The site went back online about a month later after ousting their CEO and founder. It’s unlikely that Trump’s platform would be linked to Parler. At its peak, Parler had 10 million registered users, a number dwarfed by Trump’s following.

Pres. Trump Orders the Withdrawal of 2,500 U.S. Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan

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In what could be his final major order as Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump plans to withdraw a significant chunk of remaining troops from the Middle East by the end of his term.

If nothing changes, if the Trump’s lawsuits fail in court, Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. But regardless of who’s sworn in on January 20th, Donald Trump still has two full months to effectuate his vision. While most thought the majority of his final two months would be spent distributing Coronavirus vaccines created thanks to Operation Warp Speed, the president decided to fulfill yet another campaign promise: pulling out of endless wars.

“The White House will bring home 2,500 troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by the end of the year,” NPR reports, effectively reducing “the American presence by about a third, from 4,500 to 2,500 in Afghanistan and 3,000 to 2,500 in Iraq.”

Following 9/11, George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001 to drive the Taliban out of power and hunt down Al-Qaeda members responsible for the attack on the United States and acts of terrorism across the globe. U.S. and NATO forces successfully drove the Taliban out of power within a few months and maintained a limited presence in the country, defending its new government, for almost 20 years. The Taliban has launched attacks against allied forces with varying degrees of effectiveness throughout the occupation.

Troops first invaded Iraq in 2003 after U.S. intelligence reported Saddam Hussein was stockpiling Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Those reports would later be debunked after ground forces found no evidence of WMD’s. While the war officially ended in 2011 with the toppling of the Iraqi government, America maintained an active military presence in the area ever since.

Trump, who initially increased our presence in occupied Middle Eastern countries, began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in December, 2018. In that same order, Trump ordered a withdrawal from Syria.

Contrary to the spin, Trump remains the only U.S. President in more than 40 years to not start any new wars and has consistently shown more restraint than both parties in his use of force.

“NPR’s Tom Bowman reported the move is opposed by senior military leaders, given Afghanistan’s fragile state,” the outlet added. “Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have seemingly stalled, and violent attacks have risen 50% in recent months.”

“The withdrawal will likely have little effect on the ground, Bowman reported, since U.S. forces will still be training elements of the Afghan military. U.S. airstrikes against Taliban forces will also continue since forces fly out of Kuwait and other countries in the region.”

Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said Trump is carrying out his 2016 campaign promise “to bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a successful and responsible conclusion and to bring our brave service members home”.

“We will protect our children from the heavy burden and toll of perpetual war, and we will honour the sacrifices made in the services of peace and stability in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world,” Miller continued.

Though he’s pushing policy popular with his base, many Congressional Republicans have come out against Trump’s efforts to shrink our global military presence. In a rare rebuke of the President, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from their training and advising role in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“We’re playing a limited – limited – but important role in defending American national security and American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most powerful force for good in the world to simply pick up our ball and go home.” The Republican leader added, “they would love that.”

U.S. forces seldom engage in direct combat missions nowadays. Their role has largely been reduced to training Afghani and Iraqi troops, participating in support roles for allies, and defending American diplomats in the area. The Pentagon does not anticipate any hiccups in their core objections from this withdrawal.

Trump Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize after Historic Peace Agreement between Israel and the UAE

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Less than a month after President Trump brokered the first peace agreement between Israel and another Middle Eastern country in more than 25 years, a member of Norway’s parliament nominated Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize.

According to Fox News, “the nomination submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, lauded Trump for his efforts toward resolving protracted conflicts worldwide.”

Gjedde, a right wing leader of the Conservative Progress Party who’s has served in the Norwegian parliament since 2005 and is chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox “for his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”

Fox added, he said the “Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE.” Because of Trump’s actions, he thinks “other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.”

Gjedde continued in his letter to the Nobel committee, writing, Trump played a “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea. Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter.”

Since Israel’s inception in 1947 following WWII, Arab nations for the most part have either been in outright war with the small Jewish state or refusing to recognize its right to exist. However, three countries have stood against the pack and normalized relations with Israel.

In 1978 during what would famously be known as the Camp David Accord, Jimmy Carter mediated a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt that has lasted over 40 years and counting. That act was cited by the Nobel Peace Prize committee as “the high-point of his presidential term,” and was one of the main reasons behind their decision to award Carter the prize in 2002.

Almost 20 years later, President Bill Clinton hosted a peace agreement signing between Israel and Jordan at the White House, marking the second time in Israel’s history where an Arab nation recognized the Jewish state. The treaty would not have been possible without Clinton promising to forgive $700 million worth of debt for Jordan.

On August 13th, 2020, ending a 25-year peace deal dry spell, the Trump administration led negotiations between Israel and the UAE where the two countries normalized relations in exchange for Israel suspending all future annexation of territory in the West Bank.

Rumor has it Saudi Arabia may soon become the fourth nation to normalize relations with Israel, and being the wealthiest and most influential state in the region, that would be a game changer. In early September, Saudi Arabia opened its airspace to Israel, allowing Israeli to fly over the massive nation on their journey to the UAE, though the planes are still forbidden from landing.

This wasn’t the first time the Norwegian politician nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. After Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un and convinced him to sign a denuclearization agreement with the US and South Korea in 2018, Gjedde submitted Trump to the Nobel committee. Obviously, he didn’t win, but Gjedde thinks this time might be different.

“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he said. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”

After nine months of being President, the Nobel Prize committee awarded President Obama with the esteemed award, saying his “vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations,” and that he “captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.” At that point, the committee’s based their decision on the promise for change and the hope that Obama would eventually bring about greater peace throughout the world. At the time, Obama had not actually accomplished all the much on the world or domestic stage. He would later go on to expand America’s military presence overseas, launch drone strikes in over a dozen countries, and invade Libya without Congressional approval.

Oddly enough, Obama agreed with that criticism, saying in his acceptance speech, “to be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize, men and women who’ve inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.”

Trump Administration to Allow International Students to Stay in the U.S. after Universities Sue

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After dozens of American universities join together in a suit against ICE, the Trump Administration has decided to not enforce policy which requires all foreign students to return to their home country if their school switched to online learning.

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced last week that those on F-1 and M-1 student visas would need to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online when they reopen in the fall,” Fox News reported. Otherwise they’d face the risk of deportation.

Last week, ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program released a statement saying students who are now relegated to only online courses “must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain lawful status. If not, they may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.” While foreign students are allowed to take some classes online, under current immigration directives they must take at least one in-person course in order to remain in the U.S. lawfully.

This followed a litany of colleges and universities announcing their intentions to host the Fall 2020 semester entirely virtually as fears of a second Coronavirus wave mount.

Immediately after the announcement, students and university faculty rallied behind international students, calling the action unfair and impractical. Many international students wouldn’t have the same access to their classes in their home countries due to time zone differences, internet accessibility, and potential firewalls put in place by their own government, such as the case with Chinese students.

One petition has already garnered 138,000 signatures.

According to Business Insider, over 200 universities have joined together in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s new rule, “arguing that the policy jeopardizes students’ safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.” They’re also claiming the rules “blindsided” them and they’re set to lose millions if international students choose not to enroll as these students pay the most money for tuition and rarely receive scholarships.

Preexisting DHS policies require international students to attend in-person courses in order to remain in the country, however the administration has decided to overlook the requirement amid the pandemic.

Trump Considers Cutting Funding to the WHO for being “China-centric”

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In response to the WHO dropping a major ball in its response to the China-originated Novel Coronavirus pandemic which killed over 90,000 people worldwide and brought the global economy to a screeching halt, President Trump is threatening to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the WHO.

On two separate occasions, China was able to exert its political influence over the independent health organization. When the epidemic was still in its early stages, the WHO blindly accepted China’s claim that the Coronavirus was not transmittable from person to person. However, we now know that in late December and early January Chinese officials ochastrated a coverup of the severity of the virus and ordered Wuhan researchers to destroy any samples they were testing on and to delete their research, so it is likely China knew of the transmissibility before they made the news public.

After the danger of Coronavirus became more apparent, the United States was among the first to implement a travel ban against China to prevent undiagnosed carriers from transmitting the disease to the United States. The WHO condemned the U.S. on February 3rd, saying travel bans “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade,” though bans were eventually copied by most Western countries. WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added, “we call on all countries to implement decisions that are evidence-based and consistent.”

The United States is the largest contributor of the WHO, which has a yearly budget of $5.6 billion. The U.S.’s contributors make up 15% of that.

In early February, Forbes reported “the Trump administration requested a reduction in U.S. financial contributions to the WHO from $122.6m to an assessed contribution of $57.9m.” Though, “despite the slashed budget, that figure still makes the U.S. the WHO’s top financial contributor by far.” The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is the second largest contributor to the WHO; their contributions make up 9% of organizations budget.

President Trump revitalized these threats earlier this week, saying the organization was too “China-centric.” According to NPR, “he complained that the WHO ‘receives vast amounts of money from the United States’ and that the organization ‘called it wrong.'”

“They could have called it months earlier,” Trump added. “They would have known and they should have known and they probably did not. So we’ll be looking into that very carefully.” Trump is referring to the WHO accepting Chinese propaganda about the virus without verifying the information.

“We’re gonna put a hold on money spent to the WHO,” Trump told reporters. However, he quickly weakened his stance by saying “we’re going to take a look at it.”

The WHO “seem to come down on the side of China,” Trump continued. “‘Don’t close your borders to China,’ they don’t report what’s really going on. They didn’t see it, and yet they were there, they didn’t see what was going on in Wuhan. They didn’t see it. How do you not see it? They didn’t report it. They must have seen it, but they didn’t report it.”

WHO director responded by saying “we are close to every nation, we are color-blind.”

He called for the U.S. and other nations to stop politicizing the crisis, “please, unity at national level, no using Covid or political points. Second, honest solidarity at the global level. And honest leadership from the US and China.” Dr. Tedros added, “the most powerful should lead the way and please quarantine Covid politics.”

China Agrees to Increase Imports from U.S. by $200 Billion in ‘Phase 1’ of Trade Deal

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After two years of trade wars and what seemed like never ending tariffs being levied against China by the U.S., and vice versa, a groundbreaking deal has been made which is projected to dramatically increase U.S. export to China and protect American intellectual property… and that’s just ‘Phase One.’

Markets are up today as President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sign what Trump has dubbed the long awaited “phase one” of a new trade deal with China.

According to an analysis from CNN, the trade deal signals a “pause” to the ongoing trade war, and “commit[s] Beijing to buy $200 billion in US agricultural, auto, manufacturing and aviation goods.” The deal also allows Trump and China to keep the current tariff’s on nearly $380 billion worth of goods and services in place.

Yahoo Finance broke down the additional purchases China pledged to make over the course of the next two years. “Beijing will make at least $32.9 billion in additional agricultural purchases over the next two years… an additional $77.8 billion in U.S. manufactured goods, $52.4 billion in U.S. oil and gas purchases, $37.9 billion in financials and other services, and increase protections for U.S. intellectual property.”

On the issue of intellectual property protection, the agreement reads, American companies will “be able to operate openly and freely in the jurisdiction of the other Party without any force or pressure from the other Party to transfer their technology to persons of the other Party.” Within 30-days of signing, China must create a plan to “strengthen intellectual property protection aimed at promoting its high-quality growth.”

It’s estimated that intellectual property theft by Chinese companies, enabled and encouraged by Beijing, costs American businesses at least $225 billion per year with estimates hitting as high as $600 billion a year. 

If the trade export estimates are correct, then U.S. exports to China will sore to $260 billion a year in 2020, and $310 billion in 2021. Currently, yearly U.S. exports to China hovers around $120 billion.

This deal is expected to be a huge relief to American farmers, who have been hit hard after agricultural exports dried up amid new tariffs levied by China in response to Trump’s tariffs.

Many worry that the intellectual property proactive measures put in place may not be enough, as the deal does not leave much room for punitive punishments for failing to abide by the provisions in the agreement. If a consensus on a trade or IP dispute between the United States and China is not met, the only recourse would be exiting the deal, according to Yahoo. 

“The signing of the Phase 1 deal would represent a welcome, even if modest, de-escalation of trade hostilities between China and the U.S.,” said Eswar Prasad, a Cornell University economist and former head of the International Monetary Fund’s China division. “But it hardly addresses in any substantive way the fundamental sources of trade and economic tensions between the two sides, which will continue to fester.’’

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The effectiveness of the deal will depend largely on China’s willingness to enforce its promises; the cost of intellectual property theft is far greater than any amount of soy the Chinese could buy from American farmers.

President Trump called ‘Phase One’ “one of the greatest trade deals ever made” in a tweet.

Phase two of the three phase plan is expected to come before the November election, according to statements made by Trump. 

Rep. Jeff Van Drew Switches Parties from Democrat to Republican Over Impeachment

South New Jersey Representative Jeff Van Drew will be making an official switch to the Republican party because of the years long attempt to impeach President Trump.

Rep. Van Drew represents NJ’s 2nd Congressional district, a district Trump won by 4.6%. According to Five Thirty Eight’s analysis, Van Drew only sides with Trump on votes 7.1% of the time.

ABC first reported the rumored party switch on Saturday say, “Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who has long opposed House Democrats’ impeachment effort, discussed switching parties in a meeting with President Donald Trump.” The administration source was not named, but as more information unfolded it became obvious that this allegation was accurate.

Rep. Van Drew is one of nearly a dozen House Democrats who openly oppose the impeachment proceedings, and was one of two Democrats to oppose opening impeachment procedures.

According to Fox News, “while Van Drew has called President Trump’s conduct in relation to his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ‘unsavory,’ he has repeatedly said he did not see evidence that would justify his removal from office.”

Van Drew would prefer letting voters decide whether Trump should be ousted in the next election saying the “Founding Fathers had vigorous debates of whether they would even allow impeachment in the Constitution.” He added, “you don’t disenfranchise voters, millions upon millions of voters. Voters choose their leaders in America.”

This comes hours after the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump – one for abuse of power, and one for obstruction of Congress – across party lines.

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy released a statement saying, “Jeff Van Drew has chosen his political career over our Constitution. Despite knowing full well that the President has abused the powers of his office, Congressman Van Drew is now willing to enable Donald Trump just to try to salvage his own election.” He adds Rep. Van Drew “has long voted against core Democratic values.” Democrats do not seem like they will be missing this Representative from their caucus.

In a Tweet, President Trump said Van Drew switching parties “would be big.” He added, “always heard Jeff is very smart.”

Trump to Release Transcript of Call With Ukrainian President Amid Impeachment Proceedings

After a ‘whistle blower’ submitted a request to report what they saw as gross misconduct from President Trump with a world leader to Congress, the biggest scandal of Trump’s presidency could sputter out before it even began.

The ‘whistle blower,’ who did not have first hand knowledge of the conversation, had alleged President Trump made an inappropriate deal with a world leader that they felt was worthy of immediate review by Congress. After more leaking and an explanation by the White House, we learned the president had asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s involvement in the firing of a prosecutor who was investigating his son, Hunter Biden.

President Trump had blocked hundreds of million dollars in foreign aid to Ukraine in the weeks prior to the allegedly inappropriate call. The claim remains that Trump had blocked the aid in order to coerce Zelensky into investigating a 2016 incident in which Biden had threatened to halt over $1 billion in US loan guarantees to protect his son from potential legal trouble. Oddly enough, Trump wanted to investigate exactly what he’s being accused of.

Democrats are attempting to make the case that President Trump acted corruptly by using federal funds to force a foreign nation into doing opposition research against his biggest political opponent for his campaign.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the start of formal impeachment proceedings earlier today in response to Trump’s handling of Ukraine.

President Trump admits asking, through his attorney Rudy Guilliani, Zelensky to investigate the nature of a Ukrainian Prosecutor’s firing. Biden had, according to the Trump campaign, used the billion dollars in loan guarantees to protect his son.

Trump told the press that he withheld military funding because European nations needed to pay their fair share, which is backed by his overall stance on NATO spending laid out over the last several years.

The only problem is no one calling for impeachment has actually seen the transcript. President Trump has announced on Twitter that he has “authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine,” adding that “you will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call.”

He added in a later Tweet that ” Secretary of State Pompeo received permission from Ukraine Government to release the transcript of the telephone call I had with their President.”

Trump asserts the release of the transcript will reveal “no quid pro quo,” the main case being made against him. Whether or not the cries for impeachment are valid, we will know tomorrow.

According to Politico, along with the call transcript, “the White House is preparing to release to Congress by the end of the week both the whistle blower complaint and the Inspector General report that are at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, according to a senior administration official, reversing its position after withholding the documents from lawmakers.”

#TrumpsTerrorists Trends on Twitter after Two Mass Shootings in Two Days

Hours after a weekend of death, many are quick to shift the blame from the monsters who carried out these senseless killings to President Trump, branding him as a racist instigator to these alleged white supremacist attacks.

On Saturday, an evil 21-year-old entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas with an AK-47 rifle and open fired on a crowd of innocent shoppers in a 20+ minute rampage which left at least 20 people dead and more than 26 people injured. U.S. Attorney John Bash said at a new conference that the suspect will likely be charged with domestic terrorism charges, as it was revealed in the shooters manifesto that he held a high level of anti-Hispanic sentiment and rallied against the replacement of white heritage.

It goes without saying, yet I will say it anyway, that white nationalism is entirely evil and indefensible.

The second incident, a day later, took place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. This shooting at a local bar left 9 people dead, and 27 other injured. The facts of this act of evil are still unraveling so more will come as they emerge.

It is the official policy of Chezner Media to not publish the names, faces, or manifestos of mass shooters or domestic terrorists. We refuse to give these monsters any of the attention they crave. In the El Paso shooters manifesto, which he posted to the site 8Chan, he reportedly claimed to be inspired by the New Zealand shooting months prior.

Only a few hours after the second incident, #TrumpsTerrorists began trending on Twitter. It is now the Number 1 trending hashtag with over 115,000+ tweets.

Many in the media and online pundits are quick to blame President Trump for creating an environment where white supremacy and domestic terrorism can thrive. Don Lemon went as far as labeling Trump a racist during the questioning of last week’s Democratic Debate.

An example of the type of tweets currently trending

The two recent incidents commonly cited are his comments regarding the Democratic ‘Squad’, and critiques about the cleanliness of Baltimore. Trump drew heat from all sides for telling the ‘Squad’ to return to their home countries. Though many have correctly argued that the series of tweets had xenophobic undertones, it is not racist because Trump targeted the progressives for their policies, not their race.

Trump’s attack on Baltimore were anything but racist, as these are all objectively true observations about the state of the American Metropolitan. Baltimore is frequently featured on lists of the most rat infested cities, it has the highest crime rate, over 2,000 per 100,000 residents, among large U.S. cities, and there is a large population decline. It is not racist to point this out,

Trump has frequently called white nationalism “repugnant” and has wholeheartedly disavowed racism every time he was asked to. It is irresponsible for the media to blame a politician for the actions of someone acting independently if that person even slightly overlaps politically with the politician. Blaming people for other person’s actions is not only a slippery slope, but can be seen as a blatant attempt to smear that politician with views them likely do not subscribe to.

The fact of the matter is these attacks have happened long before Trump was ever on the political scheme, they are happening now due in no part to Trump’s presidency, as his actions have aggressively been against white nationalism, and they will continue long after he leaves office unless we as a country address the underlying issues that cause this type of violent mindset in today’s youth.

Though the media is quick to link Trump and his rhetoric to the actions of evil men, despite many in their manifestos saying Trump has been ineffective to their plight, we are yet to see radical left wing extremists being tied to liberal politicians. The AntiFa member who attacked an ICE detention center with propane bombs used AOC’s ‘concentration camp’ language in his justifying document, and the maniac who attacked a GOP Congressional baseball practice was an avid Bernie-Bro. Yet, nobody puts the blame on the Democrats, which is the correct way to react.

It is impossible to blame Trump for these tragedies as he had never targeted or attacked someone because of their race or ethnicity.

Trump and Kim Agree to Resume Negotiations for De-Nuclearization

It’s hard to imagine that a year ago President Trump and Kim Jong Un were at each others throats, comparing the sizes of their ‘nuclear buttons,’ and trading insults. Trump famously coined the term ‘Rocket Man’ in reference to Kim, a throwback to the Elton John song by the same name.

Now, after a simple tweet by the President while attending the G20 Summit in Japan, Trump became the first sitting US president to enter North Korea by crossing the DMZ line and shaking hands with the dictator. All recent presidents had made similar visits to the Korean Peninsula, but Trump was the only one to actually enter North Korea and have a face-to-face meeting with the Dictator of the hermit nation.

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea had a similar encounter with Kim last year where he too crossed the DMZ for the first time following the first Trump-Kim summit.

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What was supposed to be a simple symbolic gesture of willingness to negotiate became an impromptu hour-long discussion between the two leaders in the Freedom House on the Southern side. As the meeting was thrown together last minute, many feared it would end with one party walking out, like Trump did when a middle ground couldn’t be reached at the February summit.

However, after the meeting Kim said the two have an “excellent” relationship. On the South Korean side, Kim added “I believe this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future.”

Trump shared the warmness saying their friendship was “perpetually great.”

According to the BBC, “both countries agreed to set up teams to resume stalled nuclear talks.” The countries will arrange to have their teams formed and meet in the coming weeks to build off the first summit’s agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Though no concrete plans have been set, nor any active steps to dismantle the Korean facilities, there have been no nuclear tests in North Korea since September 3rd, 2017.

Sanctions against the Kim regime will remain in full effect as of now.

Democratic Candidate Kamala Harris criticized President Trump’s “photo-op,” saying he should take the nuclear threat seriously. Senator Elizabeth Warren did not mince words either, calling for “principled diplomacy that promotes US security, defends our allies, and upholds human rights,” calling the meeting a “squandering [of] American influence” that should have never happened.