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Thursday, April 27, 2017

So, Like, What's Up With North Korea?



Before the entire Senate took the bus to the White House, Leah McElrath st ShareBlue sounded the alarm about the possibility of war:

For a president desperate to prove his first 100 days are not a total failure, engaging in military action against North Korea, which poses an actual, though not imminent, threat to U.S. national security, could be the opportunity he is seeking to show his strength as a leader.

After the meeting, Leah's colleague Oliver Willis gave me no reason to think it was a big deal or that the Senate learned anything new:

Donald Trump invited the entire Senate for a briefing at the White House on North Korea and military preparation, but only spent 14 minutes with his fellow leaders.
Based on what those senators are now telling reporters, the entire meeting seems to have been a colossal waste of time.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told the Washington Post, “There was very little, if anything new” in the meeting, adding, “I remain mystified about why the entire Senate had to be taken over to the White House rather than conducting it here.”
A Democratic senator told the New York Times that, during the meeting, Trump did his “ridiculous adjective” bit, and that in response there were “about 80 sets of invisible eyes rolling.”

On Twitter, Ron Asher agrees:



Trump very well may have just done it for his own self-aggrandizement. As absurd as that is, I hope that's the case. I'd like to wake up tomorrow unincinerated.

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