Jimmy Carter spoke with The Washington Post on Friday and, after two years of trying to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, called the president a “disaster.” Combine that thought with Trump’s latest weekly address, posted by video on Twitter, and you have the stuff American nightmares are made of.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
The video begins with a statement about Trump’s mysterious “many people,” whom he never identifies, and how they ask him all the time why he meets with foreign leaders. Like every other time Trump started a claim with “many people say,” he is most likely lying. Who asks a president of the United States why they meet with foreign leaders? That’s pretty much on the top of the list of a president’s job description.
He went on to brag about his meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, intimating that he won something in that meeting since the remains of soldiers from the Korean War were returned to the U.S. While that is a wonderful development, it seems a very small return for the legitimacy the meeting with a U.S. president gave Kim Jong Un. Trump also boasted that there has been no more nuclear bomb testing from North Korea, but conveniently didn’t mention that North Korea has not dismantled a single bomb and, in fact, continues to produce more of them.
All of this seemed to be a lead-in, although he never mentioned Vladimir Putin or their meeting in Helsinki at all, to making that meeting seem more advantageous and less treasonous. As he has many times in conversations about his dealings with Russia, Trump said once again that meetings like these “are a good thing, not a bad thing.”
Most ominously, Trump assured his followers that “nothing bad can happen.” If that doesn’t chill your blood, you’re not paying attention.
Twitter wasn’t pleased with the president’s weekly address, either. See some of their comments below:
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