Donald Trump made one of the worst mistakes of his life – up there with allowing his daughter to marry Jew Kushner – when he chose Paul Ryan over the other Paul (Nehlen) in the Wisconsin Republican Primary last year.
Apparently, Trump thought Ryan could be negotiated with, and/or brought over to the side of Nationalism/Populism through logic and understanding of what Americans truly want and need on both the domestic and foreign fronts.
Unfortunately, this dream has been shattered time and time again since the Primary Election, and we now have pretty much the same as we dealt with in the past.
Lobbying for war against weird but Isolationist North Korea, threats against the Russians, and accusations of election interference that could have come straight from a DNC-affiliated think-tank.
The United States must keep military options on the table when dealing with North Korea, but it does not want to use them unless it has to, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said during a visit to Britain on Wednesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programmes seen by Washington and others as a direct threat.
“Allowing this dictator to have that kind of power is not something that civilized nations can allow to happen … of course we don’t want to have military options employed, but we must keep all options on the table,” he said when asked if the U.S. administration would be willing to drop bombs on North Korea.
He used his remarks to call on countries to meet the alliance’s minimum defense spending requirement, and also singled out the international threat posed by Russia.
“Russia is determined to exploit weakness and opportunity wherever it may surface,” he said, citing Moscow’s involvement in supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“As they expand, and seek to expand their sphere of influence, they are continuing to challenge the sovereignty of all our allies in eastern and central Europe.”
He repeated U.S. concerns, denied by Moscow, that Russia had interfered in its 2016 election and said Russia was currently interfering in elections in Europe. He gave no further details.