On Monday, CNN’s Jake Tapper ripped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for attempting to interpret Trump’s tweets about North Korea.
Trump is headed to Vietnam for another summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump tweeted that North Korea was no longer a threat, in which Pompeo had to clarify.
Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
“There is often a disconnect between Trump and the members of his administration between facts and reality,” Tapper said.
He then played a clip of him interviewing Pompeo from Sunday morning.
“Do you think North Korea remains a nuclear threat?” Tapper asked Pompeo.
“Yes,” he responded.
“But the President said he doesn’t,” Tapper said referring to Trump’s tweet.
“Right. He said the efforts made in Singapore, this commitment that Chairman Kim, may have substantially taken down the risk to the American people. It’s the mission of the Secretary of State and the President of the United States to keep the American people secure. We’re aiming to achieve that,” Pompeo said.
“I guess he offered something like a Trump to English dictionary,” Tapper said.
Pensacola gunman showed mass shooting videos at party: report
The Saudi military student who carried out a deadly shooting spree at a US naval base showed videos of mass shootings at a dinner party the night before the attack, The New York Times reported Saturday.
The shooting Friday in a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida left three dead and eight wounded, including two responding sheriff's deputies.
The revelation about the dinner party came as authorities probed whether the shooter had any accomplices.
"We're finding out what took place, whether it's one person or a number of people," President Donald Trump told reporters. "We'll get to the bottom of it very quickly.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi set to make history in Hague genocide case
Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is set to make legal history when she defends Myanmar in The Hague this week against charges of genocide targeting the Buddhist state's minority Rohingya Muslims.
The tiny west African state of Gambia, acting on behalf of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, will ask the International Court of Justice to take emergency measures to halt Myanmar's "ongoing genocidal actions".
But in a highly unusual move, the office of Nobel Peace laureate and Myanmar civilian leader Suu Kyi has said she will lead a team to the UN's highest court, based in the turreted Peace Palace in the Netherlands.
Sesame Street still going strong after 50 years
Generations of children around the world have grown up learning their ABCs and 123s from the lovable muppets on "Sesame Street," and as the pioneering television program turns 50, it's as popular as ever.
It's also about to earn one of America's top cultural awards, to go along with a pile of nearly 200 Emmys -- at a gala in Washington on Sunday, it will be the first TV show to earn the Kennedy Center Honors.
Since its debut in November 1969 on American public television, the famous address has taken on many forms, in more than 150 countries.
In Afghanistan, it's "Baghch-e-Simsim." In Latin America, it's "Plaza Sesamo." And in Arabic-speaking countries, it's "Iftah Ya Simsim."