'US will continue to put pressure on North Korea'

Marie Harrington
October 11, 2017

Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Speaking outside the White House, the president weighed in on the sexual harassment scandal involving Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein, amid reports the Democratic donor settled sexual harassment lawsuits with a number of women over the years.

Vice President Mike Pence also refuted the story, which claimed that he had to intervene to calm Tillerson's fury.

Trump tweeted earlier in the day that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is continuing to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, should instead focus its efforts on "looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country".

On Puerto Rico, Trump continued to slam San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for criticizing his administration's response to the damage from Hurricane Maria.

Every little bit helps.

More news: When, Where To Watch The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Premiere

If there is no planned military operation, then, could Trump have had other aims? Ever the showman, our president (nothing but respect) told them to stay tuned, because you're about to find out what happens next!

It was a question that might have been better directed at the President himself. "But this is a president who tweets, who engages now in verbal tweets as well".

So, the fate of Tillerson's backchannel diplomacy may ultimately rest on whether the troublemaking Netanyahu pulls Trump's chain again or whether President Zigzag wakes up at 3 a.m. with an itchy Twitter finger and a desire to look tough.

The immediate consequences of Trump's United Nations speech included ratcheting up nuclear-war tensions on the Korean peninsula and torpedoing a possible diplomatic breakthrough with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Two senior U.S. officials told CNN this week that Trump plans to "decertify" the deal soon, declaring the Obama-era pact not in USA interests and launching a congressional review period on the accord. The move will absolve him of the need to publicly state that Tehran is in compliance every 90 days.

Some of the theories floating out there: Maybe Trump was referring to the global deal with Iran, as he is expected to announce next week that he will "decertify" the agreement and kick it to Congress to handle. "If the president has a view that the bonds should not be repaid it's a powerful argument".

"We have two different foreign policies in this country right now, which is catastrophic for us", Connecticut Democratic Sen.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER