The former U.S. ambassador to South Korea was astonished at the concessions agreed to by President Donald Trump during his summit with Kim Jong-un.
Christopher Hill, who conducted negotiations with North Korea under the Bush administration, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump had sold out South Korea, where he served as ambassador from 1983 to 1985.
“I’m a little worried about it, and I’d like to know how that all happened, but to me the most extraordinary news of this whole day was another blow to allies,” Hill said. “The president announced to a press conference that what he called war games, annual defensive exercises we have with South Korea, he considers it provocative and he’s going to stop them. I can understand the North Koreans taking that position, I’m a little surprised at our own president taking that position.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said the president’s remarks were “quite stunning,” and foreign policy expert Richard Haass couldn’t believe Trump had sided with an adversary over an ally.
“That’s stunning, that comment,” said Haass, the longtime president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “That suggests this was not wired. The idea that the president would unilaterally go out there, portray this in terms like ‘provocative’ and ‘war games,’ surprise an ally whose very existence depends upon the 28,500 American troops and the backing behind it, that is a stunning shock to an ally.”
John Oliver perfectly explains the Mueller report in a way all Americans can understand
The overwhelming majority of Americans have not read the 400-plus-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller. As it stands, it's unclear how many elected officials have either. It's become a problem for Democrats, who would like to impeach the president but can't get the American people to pay attention long enough.
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver has a solution. In his Sunday show, Oliver outlined a vital piece of the report that outlined just one of many obstructions of justice at the hand of President Donald Trump.
After he outlined what impeachment is, he showed Trump talking about the law that claims it's for "high crimes and misdemeanors." According to Trump, he has to be accused of both because it says "and." An annoyed Oliver corrected the president's incorrect assessment.
John Oliver unleashes epic supercut of Fox News host who can’t stop bragging about learning German in high school
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade took German as his foreign language in high school. If you didn't know that, then you likely don't watch Fox News, because the host has made a claim several dozen times.
HBO host John Oliver spent a few moments out of his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight" to mock Kilmeade for his desire to remind people of his three years of classes frequently.
Kilmeade has talked about it so many times that his co-hosts began preempting his comment every time the country of Germany is mentioned, or the German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears on the screen.
Watch the hilarious mockery below:
Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats
One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.
According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."