Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

White House "Calm Before The Storm" Explanation Comes Up Short

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I hope they choose wisely. That day's episode was not quite over.

The two tweets come after Trump delivered cryptic comments on Thursday while taking photos alongside top military leaders.

"You know in theory, I want to focus on North Korea, I want to focus on Iran, I want to focus on other things".

Regarding the Mideast, Trump said that his administration was working on a new peace plan for considering moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"What's the storm?" another reporter asked.

"Could be the calm before the storm", he said a second time.

This military spouse has the appropriate reaction to the current state of affairs.

The president must make some hard decisions: whether to continue to rely on economic sanctions that don't appear to be working against North Korea; and whether to refuse to certify Iranian compliance with the bad nuclear deal and demand that additional constraints be placed on the Islamic Republic's risky and provocative activities. "Just a total mess", CNN quoted President Trump, as saying, in an extensive interview.

That, the White House hopes, will include more than $1 billion for partial construction of a wall between the USA and Mexico.

Recently, Trump has been the subject of much criticism for his slow response to the relief effort in Puerto Rico.

"Cut it down to middle-income people and working people", he said.

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And the way the president sees it, he'd really prefer to not have to still be talking about health care.

The president also denied a NBC News report this week that said Tillerson, frustrated with the job, was considering resigning and had called the president a "moron". You'll find out. We have the world's great military people. Or maybe the storm has something to do with North Korea or Syria. Or maybe he didn't mean anything by it at all.

On this week's episode of So You Think You Can President? we're left with a cliffhanger. "But this is a president who tweets, who engages now in verbal tweets as well".

When a President mocks a marginalized group on national television, and gets a laugh, it's a sign that our nation is perhaps more troubled than we originally thought. But we do know - or we ought to know - this: In world politics, there is a gathering storm that threatens America and our allies.

Trump, who made the comment to reporters at the White House, did not elaborate. She did little to provide clarity to Americans anxious that the country might be headed into war.

In the past, Sec. of Defense Mattis has said that he sees no good options for military action against North Korea.

But back in December, as Trump hinted at a trade war with China, the markets generally didn't take him seriously and since have stayed generally buoyant, for which the president took credit.

"I think you can take the president protecting the American people always extremely serious", Sanders said.

She noted that the United States was continuing to put maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on countries like North Korea and said that all options were still on the table. "Sometimes I'd like him to be a little bit tougher, but other than that we have a very good relationship".

With fanatical dictators like those in control of North Korea and Iran, we can not rely on containment and deterrence as acceptable policies to prevent them from using nuclear weapons, as we have done for years with the Soviet Union (and now Russia) and China. A reporter asked, again, "What storm?"

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