He was “not kidding around,” Donald Trump said. This was going to be the week, he vowed, that he would shut the southern border if Mexico or the Democrats in Congress or somebody didn’t do something about migrants and drugs coming in. “This is a National Emergency!” he tweeted on Wednesday. So when, then, would he issue the order? Thursday? Friday? Saturday?
Maybe our hemisphere’s would-be saviour, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, didn’t pay enough attention in political science class.
US President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution from Congress and his assertion of support to the Arab Coalition in Yemen is a bold, timely and creditable move.
I’m not afraid of migrants. I’m not afraid of people fleeing violence in search of a better life. I’m not afraid of asylum seekers. And I’m certainly not afraid of a president who thinks he can scare a large swath of his fellow citizens — you know, the ones he’s supposed to represent — by threatening to send busloads of migrants and asylum seekers into their cities.
Congressional Democrats on Thursday claimed ownership of the obstruction of justice investigation into President Donald Trump, vowing to pick up the inquiry where special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report left off.
Shortly before he released the special counsel’s redacted report on Thursday, Attorney General William Barr announced the document said President Donald Trump’s campaign had not “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
When Trump officially nominates Kentucky socialite Kelly Knight Craft as ambassador to the United Nations next week, the US will have officially killed off any semblance of making efforts toward international diplomacy.
Sure, turning down an invite to a banquet for Donald Trump is little more than gesture politics. But throwing a banquet for Donald Trump is gesture politics on a grand scale to begin with, and of the two, I know which gesture I prefer.
Long known as a law-and-order prosecutor, Attorney General William Barr is under fire from critics who say he acted more as a partisan advocate for President Donald Trump than an impartial law enforcement officer when he released the special counsel report into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Robert Mueller’s report landed with an anticlimactic thud. It seems to have changed no one’s mind or made anyone particularly happy. If you believed that President Donald Trump was guilty of collusion and obstruction before the report came out, you probably still do. And if you didn’t believe it before, you still don’t.