Trump and Macron are both right: NATO as we’ve known it is obsolete; NATO as it stands with Trump as president of its greatest power is, yes, brain dead.
Christopher Dickey, a veteran foreign correspondent, is The Daily Beast’s World News Editor. He is the author of seven books, including Securing the City and, most recently, Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South.
Newly released emails suggest that in 2017 the then-ambassador lost her password for classified communication, and so she used a different system.
The generation now quaintly known as “boomers” had grown up thinking the planet might soon be blown to hell. Now that threat was over. Or was it?
Trump is thinking, and saying, he can make a buck—or anyway his MAGA government can make a buck—by holding on to those fields.
The president knows great television when he sees it, and he was enthusiastic about the images he was watching from the White House situation room Saturday night.
Making sense of Trump remarks like these is a little like searching for coins in a septic tank, but there are important revelations nonetheless. This is the full text with notes.
He blames those he betrayed as if they were servants who failed him.