Despite her promise to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency, Lena Dunham has decided to stick around. In a pre-election interview with Fox & Friends, Trump called Dunham a “B-Actor” bereft of “mojo” and opined that the exodus of Dunham and other folks solemnly vowing to leave if he triumphed would be “a great thing for our country.” I’m inclined to agree, because whether she’s agitating for Hillary Clinton or waxing on about millennial ennui, Dunham never does much more than purvey outrage and anxiety disguised as commentary and political activism.
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President Donald Trump’s formal announcement that the United States plans to leave the Paris Climate Agreement met with outrage among environmentalists and world leaders alike, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“We’re getting out,” Trump declared, “and we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine.” In response, Macron warned that Trump “is making a mistake for the future of his country and his people and a mistake for the future of the planet.” “We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” Trudeau said in a press release. “Canadians know we need to take decisive and collective action to tackle the many harsh realities of our changing climate.”
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Young Voices spokesperson, Stephen Kent, contributed to a segment on American perceptions of Ivanka Trump in her role abroad.
You can see the whole segment by NRK here
President Trump recently had a “very friendly conversation” with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, and reportedly invited him to visit the White House. Such state visits are not uncommon, however, what makes this invitation stand out is the fact that Duterte is a certifiable lunatic who has been terrorizing his country for decades as a mayor of Davao City –– and now as the new president.
Ad nauseum during the US presidential campaign, Trump assured the American people that he would “make America great again.” America cannot be both great and strive to be a unipolar hegemon. America’s past and potential future greatness lies in our core values, values that must be cast off in the pursuit of global primacy. If Trump is serious about making America great, he will kick Duterte and other reprehensible American clients to the curb and no longer provide aid and US backing.
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Late last week, the Trump administration ordered a missile strike on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. The political and diplomatic effects are still reverberating. Was this the right move?
Another potential crisis is brewing in northeast Asia. A U.S. carrier group is heading to the Sea of Japan as a show of force against recent North Korean aggression. Will this escalate the situation?
Perhaps the biggest story this week was the United Airlines passenger being dragged off a flight. Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville to make room for United crew members. How can this situation be avoided in the future?
Bill Buck of MyWallit.com, Jerrod Laber of Young Voices Advocates, conservative writer and editor Brian McNicoll discuss these issues & more….
Check out the whole exchange here