Tuesday Briefing: Trump Obliterates Former Journalist turned Activist Acosta, Mattis Sends Warning to North Korea as Rogue Regime Pulls Back Threats
The North Korean regime walked back threats of attacking Guam on Tuesday, the same day they threatened to strike the strategic military base.
State media stated that Kim Jong Un would pull back from firing on Guam after examining a military plan put forth by his generals. They also sent out a warning that his actions might change “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions.”
If Kim Jong-Un were to order a strike, China would sever ties and enforce more economic sanctions that would prevent the trade of coal, oil and seafood. And worst of all, the United States would show them ‘Fire and Fury’ to which the world has never seen.
China’s threat against North Korean imports was a result of a weekend phone call between Mr. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on how to deal with North Korea’s advances in developing ICBMs.
Mr. Trump also tweeted on Friday that U.S. military resources were in place, “locked and loaded,” should North Korea “act unwisely.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a stern warning to North Korea that, “If they shoot at the United States, I’m assuming they hit the United States. If they do that, it’s game on.”
“I need a certain amount of ambiguity on this” he added.
The decorated General has been known to issue cool and thought provoking remarks during his tenure that tends to amaze the general public. When asked by CBS anchor John Dickerson in May if anything keeps him up at night, Mattis responded saying, “Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.”
Jim Acosta Proves that Journalism is Dying
Trump gave a press conference on Monday adding further remarks to his already unifying statement on Saturday following the Charlottesville riots.
“As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence,” Trump said. “It has no place in America. And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.”
Trump added, “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
Jim Acosta once again made a humility of himself by speaking out once the conference was finished.
He rebuttaled the President by asking,
“Mr. President can you explain why you did not condemn the hate groups by name over the weekend?” Acosta asked.
“They have been condemned,” Trump responded, “they have been condemned.”
“And why are we not having a press conference?” Acosta continued. “You said on Friday we’d have a press conference.”
“We had a press conference,” Trump said, “we just had a press conference.”
“Can we ask you some more questions?” Acosta added.
“It doesn’t bother me at all, but I like real news, not fake news,” he responded.
“You’re fake news,” the president said while pointing his finger at Acosta, and walking away.
This is yet another blunder on the part of CNN and their departure from objective journalism. Acosta was ridiculed by Trump advisor Stephen Miller when discussing the Raise Act which would cut legal immigration levels. Acosta quoted a poet that remained ingrained on the monument and claimed that the bill would maneuver the ethnic flow of individuals coming into this country. Miller rebuked the journalist turned activist by calling out his ‘cosmopolitan bias’ to which he only perceived English speakers to come from Great Britain and Australia.
The era of objective journalism is crumbling. The rise of social media has forced major news outlets to compete in a different fashion. With fringe groups and unsobering perspectives coming to wake towards the end of the Obama presidency, media conglomerates have been forced to find ways to appeal to viewers and secure the best rating possible or they will die off.
Fox News and MSNBC play to their political bases. CNN’s attempt to join MSNBC is a frustrated effort to garner ratings as they are lagging in the Nielsen behind the two major cable networks. CNN is using Jim Acosta as a guinea, an attempt at jabbing at the President and then going on the show’s networks to recant his story inside the press pool. It is all for show and higher ratings. The 90’s reporting of CNN has long been said goodbye to; the ground footage during wartime in the Gulf War and Iraq.
It is always fair to give corporations such as CNN and journalists the benefit of the doubt, however they have more than nearly thwarted their reputation and are no longer journalist, but political activists.
They craft this narrative that Trump must hate minorities cuz he shames violence on both sides. They create this outrage that should not exist in the first place. The News media is essentially beginning with the premise that Communism is less of a threat of Neo-Nazism by not denouncing both sides. This is a cancerous movement being paid off by the liberal elites, globalists particular George Soros, a Communist with influence in major corporations as Wikileaks so strongly pointed out during the election campaign.