President Tweet becomes President Yoyo on China and Russia

Trump denounced nuclear arms treaty with Russia during call with Putin

… from Press TV, Tehran

Why do I get the feeling that Trump can’t see the issues clearly?

[ Editor’s Note:  President Tweet continues his chaotic role as head of state. If there was anyone who still thinks that Trump valued a stable and clear foreign policy they have been in a coma for the last few weeks. His number one God seems to be in holding the world stage with a constant barrage of brash claims and statements to keep world attention on him via his endless stream of tweets.

He certainly has been successful at that, but to what end? This revelation below, that he does not even know what the various nuclear treaties are about comes as no surprise to us here at VT. We knew Trump was a bull doo doo artist as it oozes out his pores, and took not talent on our part. We are simply observers.

But he made mistake number two by packing the Whitehouse with political hacks without a good mix of well versed policy professionals. Frankly, I suspect he felt threatened by having informed people around, and he fells more comfortable with political hacks, even if he calls them “strategists”.

As for Russia, we learned below he has flipped on his stated desire to want to proceed with more nuclear disarmament, leading us to think that he has had a national defense brain trust advising and briefing him during the transition. But we see now that is not the case.

Apparently ballistic missiles with ten hypersonic nuclear glide bombs defeating our phony missile defense shield does not even rate getting onto the discussion sheet. What’s up wid dat? Is it that Trump can’t put his Tweet machine down long enough to sit still for a briefing?

Larry Korb nailed this “issue” on our last The Debate show. “Watch what Trump does, not what he says he’s going to do.” But the problem with that is it makes having a press conference about his plans for anything a waste of the public’s time. It just theater.

I for one am ready to ask Congress to pass a resolution to insist that Trump undergo analysis while president as a national security issue, and we have a committee put in charge of the nuclear football, until he is deemed to understand it has nothing to do with the Super Bowl Jim W. Dean ]


– First published  …  February 10,  2017

US President Donald Trump has told Russian leader Vladimir Putin he does not want to renew a 2010 nuclear arms reduction treaty between Washington and Moscow because the deal was bad for the United States.

During his first call as president with Putin on January 28, Trump said the New START treaty favored Russia, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing current and former US officials with knowledge of the call.

When Putin raised the possibility of extending the treaty beyond its expiration date of 2021, Trump paused to ask his aides what the treaty was, these sources said.

Trump also talked about his political accomplishments and popularity with Putin, the sources said.

The hour-long phone call, which was not previously reported, has added to concerns that Trump is not adequately prepared for discussions with foreign leaders.

New START gives both countries until February 2018 to reduce their deployed strategic nuclear warheads to 1,550, the lowest level in decades. However, it does not limit the number of operationally inactive nuclear warheads that remain in the high thousands in both the US and Russian stockpiles.

The White House has declined to comment on the call and says it is probing ongoing leaks of Trump’s private conversations with foreign leaders.

“We’re looking into the situation, and it’s very concerning,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, deploring “the idea that you can’t have a conversation without that information getting out. . . . We’re trying to conduct serious business on behalf of the country.”

On the same day as the Putin call, Trump reportedly told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that their conversation was “the worst call by far” and criticized him over a pending refugee agreement negotiated by the administration of former President Barack Obama.

During a call the day before with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, tensions were also reported to be high. In all three phone calls, Trump reportedly touted his political accomplishments and popularity.

Following the Australia and Mexico calls, Trump told Fox News the leaks were “disgraceful” and accused “Obama people” still serving in the White House of providing the media with potentially embarrassing details.


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8 Responses to "President Tweet becomes President Yoyo on China and Russia"

  1. JohnZ  February 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    “You just can’t make this stuff up.”

  2. Trakkath  February 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    They are all CEOs of US INC. mere puppets and ask yourself who is the real owner and real commander ?

  3. paul becke  February 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    You’re on a roll today, John. More ‘laugh hysterically or cry a river’ humour further up, like Jim’s, and two nice quotes just above.

  4. paul becke  February 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    ‘I for one am ready to ask Congress to pass a resolution to insist that Trump undergo analysis while president as a national security issue, and we have a committee put in charge of the nuclear football, until he is deemed to understand it has nothing to do with the Super Bowl … ‘

    …. very high decibel LOL < ROFL. Jim Lad.

    A highly amusing article, Jim – but the laughter is a kind of safety-valve, to kick in when the commingled tragedy and farce threaten to become overwhelming, as you would be the first to appreciate !

  5. wjabbe  February 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Nothing in government should be secret hidden by the full military force and power of government. With government imposed secrecy one does not know what is going on. Haven’t we had secrecy long enough now?
    Why not err on open government, at every level in our country local, county, state and federal, for a change? Secrecy is the enemy of truth.
    At bottom all secrecy accomplishes is cover up horrible crimes by government officials in our good names. Let’s end this madness. We have had two centuries of secret virtually totalitarian government. Lets have the next two centuries of totally open government for a change with stiff penalties for violations up to and including death. The terrorist organization called the CIA must be totally abolished along with other secret organizations too.

    • wjabbe  February 10, 2017 at 7:12 am

      By the way, so far as I know, the words secret and secrecy do not even appear in the U.S. Constitution and never have. So where does the authority come from to have so much insidious secrecy in American Government at every level even the most local town government where they routinely hide all sorts of vital public information like criminal investigations by police or secret conversations between town officials and friends and cronies? Even all telephone conversations of public officials must be all open and published. If this were done our country would be a much more honest and open place as the great Founders envisioned, not one emulating tyrannical regimes like Nazi, Germany or the former Soviet Union. All we learned from Nazi, Germany is how to copy them.

    • wjabbe  February 10, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Try to imagine what a totally different government and world we would have, at every level, local, county, state, federal, if EVERYTHING were out in the open in the light of truth and the light of day. There would be no, zero secrets of any kind, shape or form. Oh what a different place America would be wouldn’t it? There would be no more hiding the criminal deaths and suffering and theft and planet rape by our outlaw government all over this planet; every criminal act by criminals in government would be instantly made public. You can think of many more examples. “Let There Be Light” or Fiat Lux in Latin. Let’s end tyranny. Let’s end secrecy. “Light” in the above dictum means the light of knowledge, truth and understanding. It is the long standing motto of the University of California but it applies in a general way to all things all peoples all governments all institutions everywhere on earth. It is a general dictum of intelligence, conscience and humanity and life. Let’s follow it instead of the secret death cult we have been following for over two centuries.

    • Trakkath  February 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Remember JFK´s famous speech about secrecy ?

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