More than 30 years ago, when he was still a builder in Manhattan, Donald Trump said he had one great ambition: He wanted then U.S. President Ronald Reagan to appoint him America s envoy to Moscow to negotiate a nuclear arms deal. It ll take one hour of discussion before the Cold War is over, Trump was said to have boasted at the time.Plainly, the Trumpian grandiosity was always there, but what happened to the ambition? Now that he s president, Trump doesn t need to wait for an appointment to try his hand at nuclear negotiation. Only last year the president called nuclear weapons the biggest problem in the world. And yet Trump has barely mentioned the issue while his administration announced Friday it is pulling out of the three decade old Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and is possibly setting its sights on former President Barack Obama s 2011 New START treaty, the strategic arms reduction pact that will expire about two weeks into the next presidential term if it isn t extended. Negotiations on such an extension would need to begin soon.
BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam Cawthorne January 28, 2019 8:43 pmBill Burton, who served as Barack Obama's press secretary during his first presidential campaign, is leaving his public affairs job to join the team of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is mulling a bid for president as an independent.
By David Jablinowitz, World Israel NewsFormer U.S. President Barack Obama s "misplaced " policies towards the Middle East are responsible for leading to the present crisis in Syria, and his policy towards Iran led to Saudi Arabia 's mistrust of the American administration, says Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the U.S.
Donald Trump continues to prove his obsession with former President Barack Obama by allegedly telling visitors of the White House that his predecessor sat in the Oval Office s private dining room and watched basketball all day. He just sat in here and watched basketball all day, Trump reportedly said of Obama, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing unnamed White House officials.
Donald Trump apparently loves giving visitors extended tours of the White House and drops a few outlandish claims during them from time to time. For example, a group of visitors told the Washington Post that Trump claimed Barack Obama would spend the day watching television in the Oval Office in a small screen that has since been upgraded to a flat screen.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump enjoys giving impromptu talks to visitors mdash; and on one occasion baselessly claimed that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, watched a lot of sports from the private dining room off the Oval Office. ”He just sat in here and watched basketball all day, ” Trump said, according to the publication, citing four people.
The people need to hear from you. America needs your help, wrote Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones in a letter Tuesday to Obama that he also sent to Bush.Jones tells FOX19 NOW he was motivated to reach out to the former presidents by the partial government shutdown that is now the longest in history coupled with the incident in Washington D.C. between a group of students from a Northern Kentucky private Catholic high school and Native Americans.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California joined the 2020 presidential contest on Monday, thrusting a daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India into the Democratic race two years after she arrived in the Senate.
With the shutdown trudging on, it would be a bad look for Trump to hit the links and, Kimmel noted, the president hadn't played golf since late November making it the longest golf less streak in his presidential tenure. He appealed directly to the president."I know it doesn't mean much to Donald Trump that a bunch of Americans are being forced to work without paychecks, or that vital services like food inspection, TSA, anti terrorism efforts are being compromised" Kimmel said. "But I know what does matter to you. I know what you care about down to the bottom of your Kentucky fried little heart. And that is golf. Donald Trump has not been able to play a round of golf in 52 days. The only time the president gets to yell 'fore' now is when he tells his staff how many Whoppers he wants for lunch."
Underlining that the YPG PYD is clearly tied to the PKK mdash; listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US, and the European Union mdash; Graham told reporters that the US strategy in Syria has the potential to cause harm to Turkey.He said ex president Barack Obama created a nightmare for Turkey by arming the terror group.
President Obama is interviewed by author, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers. Born in Chicago, Eggers has turned literary success into social change, launching a national network of literary tutoring academies called 826, as well as the human rights non-profit book series Voice of Witness. Eggers engages President Obama in a conversation about their shared city, their shared commitment to strengthening communities, the power of the pen, and how early memoirs kicked off and shaped both of their careers.
;I knew it way back then and I m absolutely convinced of it today you re one of a kind,; he wrote Thursday alongside a throwback image of the two, decades younger, smiling for the camera with his arm slung over her shoulders.Michelle is closing the book on a very busy 54th year which saw the release of her blockbuster memoir, Becoming.
Jan. 17 is a day of celebration and should be cherished. The former first lady turned 55 on Thursday, and among all the fans and followers to send their birthday wishes to Obama was Beyonc . The superstar shared a black and white throwback picture of a toddler aged Obama with the words "bow down " written in pink over the image. The leader of the BeyHive didn't even add a caption to the post. I think she knew, as well as the rest of us, that "bow down " was enough to pay tribute to Obama on her birthday. Also, how many people in this universe can say that they got a social media shoutout (the most important of the shoutouts) from Beyonc ? Obama definitely can, and I don't even know which queen is luckier. What a tough position to be in. At first glance you might not be able to tell that the adorable girl in Beyonc 's post is Obama I mean, if you didn't happen to notice that her face has barely changed. Don't worry if you're skeptical or confused, because there just so happens to be proof. Back in December, Obama appeared on CBS This Morning to reveal that she was adding 21 more stops to the book tour for her latest memoir, Becoming. Her announcement was accompanied by a heartfelt segment called "Note to Self, " which featured Obama reading a note to her younger self about her life, love, accomplishments, and loss. Throughout the clip she also shared never before seen photos of her younger self, and one of them is the image Beyonc posted.
The Grammy winner, 37, posted a photo of Obama as a little girl on her Instagram account on Thursday, January 17. Written across the throwback pic were the words BOW DOWN. Beyonc was in good company. Barack Obama also celebrated with a tribute to his wife. I knew it way back then and I m absolutely convinced of it today you re one of a kind, @MichelleObama, the 44th president, 57, wrote via Instagram. Happy Birthday