Trevor Noah: Trump endorsed 'the Freddy Krueger of human rights'

“Today we all woke up in a different world, because late last night yesterday morning Donald Trump held his long-awaited summit with North Korean dictator and stuffed animal of himself, Kim Jong-un,” said Stephen Colbert. “And from the beginning, Donald Trump signaled he was serious about peace because he didn’t greet Kim with his normal alpha-male hand battle.” In Singapore, Colbert added, the two shared a lunch where “Korean stuffed cucumber” was on the menu.

3 Other Related Articles

Huffington Post -
South Korea Blindsided By Trump War Games Agreement

Trump made the remarks at a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, calling war games expensive and “provocative.” South Korea’s Presidential Blue House said it needed to “to find out the precise meaning or intentions” of Trump’s statement, while adding that it was willing to “explore various measures to help the talks move forward more smoothly.”

South Korea said last month that the issue of U.S. troops stationed there was unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement were signed.

NBC News -
The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

“What do you say to America’s allies that worry you are jeopardizing our longtime alliances and worry you are treating our historic friends and enemies and our historic enemies as friends?” he was asked at the news conference Tuesday.

“As history has proven over and over again, adversaries can become friends,” Trump said at a news conference here Tuesday. And Trump, who publicly muses about winning a Nobel Peace Prize, surely knows he can’t make peace with nations who are already friends.

The Week -
Trump goes it alone

That's the primary thing that distinguishes Trump's America from Lyndon Johnson's or George W. Bush's America: We are now unbound and unconstrained, a military and economic behemoth acting like a free agent, doing whatever we please on the world stage.

It is now undeniable that President Trump's combative, impetuous character and cluster of bedrock beliefs about a zero-sum world of ruthless, cutthroat competition among rivals have combined to produce a situation that may well shred the global trading and alliance system, as well as the rule-based international order, that the U.S. has built and nurtured over the past 70 years.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte