Donald Trump gave a big speech on his plans to defeat ISIS on Monday — and it was a dud even by his low standards.
Morning Joe invited James Stavridis, a retired four-star Navy admiral who served as the 16th supreme allied commander of NATO, to analyze Trump’s speech and… let’s just say he was not impressed.
While he gave Trump a pat on the head for at least not talking about disbanding NATO, he said the speech had no specifics on any of the key intricacies of fighting terrorism, and instead focused mostly on putting ideological litmus tests on prospective immigrants.
“What really was lacking in the speech was anything about how the inter-agency of the government would work together, how you’d use intelligence, how you’d use cyber, private-public cooperation, and strategic communication,” he said. “The only strategic communication I heard was, ‘I hate Muslims’ — that’s not going to help us out much in the Muslim world.”
Stavridis was reportedly being vetted by the Clinton campaign to be a potential vice-presidential nominee earlier this summer, although the campaign eventually decided to go with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.
Check out the video of Stavridis nuking Trump’s ISIS speech below.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 16, 2016
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE