After President Donald Trump’s summit in Singapore it became evident that the only person Trump seems to love more than Kim Jong-un is himself.
HBO host John Oliver explained that most diplomacy involves being pleasant “and sucking up to horrible people, Trump went above and beyond.”
He then played a super-clip of the many compliments the North Korean dictator enjoyed from the American president.
“I’m not going to say Trump’s admiration for Kim is that he wishes he could be a dictator as well. I’m going to let him say that,” Oliver said before playing the clip of Trump confessing exactly that.
He went on to explain that the president admitting he wants to be a dictator is a “dire realization right up there with the robots have become sentient or the cat has power of attorney.”
Trump’s post-summit tweets congratulating himself on a job well done didn’t do much for Oliver either. In fact, telling Americans to “sleep well tonight” induced more fright than relief.
“Donald Trump telling me I can sleep well tonight is like the Grim Reaper telling me to have a happy birthday,” the late-night comedian joked. “His presence is the reason I will not.”
Oliver went on to explain how underwhelming the “deal” made between the two men was that it consisted mostly on working on, working on something. Indeed, Oliver called it “close to meaningless.”
“In fact, what America got out of this deal appears to be something of a Trump specialty,” Oliver continued. “Something I’m going to call the ‘ice cream blow job,’ where he announces something that sounds great, but when you really think about it, isn’t actually anything.”
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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident
It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.
After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.
"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."
Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.
Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist
New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser made the astute observation that if Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destabilize the United States with the election of President Donald Trump, he's clearly achieved his objective.
It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.
Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square
Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.
Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.