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'He hates that letter': Trump is reportedly furious at Defense Sec. James Mattis' resignation - here's why

Defense Secretary James Mattis dropped a major bombshell into an already frantic Washington, D.C., this week by officially resigning in protest from the Trump administration.

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Conservative writer details Trump's colossal failure on the world stage: 'Not a single substantial foreign policy achievement'

When President Donald Trump was campaigning, he repeatedly insisted that the only reason anything bad ever happened to the United States was that American leaders were too "stupid" to make better international deals. But Trump has quickly been learning — even if he doesn't realize it — foreign policy is a lot more difficult than it may appear.

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The Cost of Trump's Lawless Words: Foreign Army Cites White House Speech to Justify a Reported Massacre of Protesters

As soon as President Donald Trump said the words on Thursday, national security experts and many former military officers were immeidately denouncing them.

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Trump’s Midterm Strategy Is Right out of the ‘Wag the Dog’ Political Playbook

President Donald Trump faces real risks from the upcoming midterm elections, and he's clearly getting desperate. Instead of boasting about his supposed "successes" in an attempt to rally his voters, he's going on the attack against Democrats — and against immigrants.

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Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump's Response to the Reported Murder of a Journalist Is Completely Falling Apart

President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner have enjoyed a very friendly relationship with the government of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS. And the connection is more than political: Trump has had business interests in Saudi Arabia since at least the early 1990s. But the Trump family’s relationship with the Saudi royal family has been complicated this month by the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, October 2. The Washington Post columnist, a frequent critic of the Saudi government and MBS, had been living in exile in Virginia since 2017 and feared that he would be arrested as part of MBS’ crackdown on dissent. And Khashoggi had reason to worry: Turkish government officials are alleging that they have proof of Saudi agents murdering him inside the Consulate and dismembering his body.

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United Nations Diplomats Confirm They Were Laughing at Trump During His Ridiculous Speech: Report

Before he was elected president, Donald Trump frequently said the world was laughing at the United States — and he promised he could change that. But on Tuesday, that hope was dashed as the United Nations General Assembly burst into laughter at his ridiculous boasting about his presidency in a speech.

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Iran President Blames US-Backed Gulf State for Terror Attack - And Vows to Confront Trump at UN General Assembly

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U.S.-backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U.S. over tensions between the two countries at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.

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Here Are 5 of the Most Disturbing Foreign-Policy Blunders of the Trump Era

President Donald Trump has not only used his “draining the swamp” concept in connection with domestic policy—he has applied it to foreign policy as well, denouncing the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations as foreign-policy nightmares. Trump, in fact, has often been quite critical of Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, for the disastrous Iraq War and the overthrow of dictator Saddam Hussein. But Trump has hardly been a stellar president on foreign policy. From hiring a Bush-era CIA torture proponent to undermining NATO to embracing war-crazed neocon John Bolton, Trump has had a generally abysmal record on foreign policy.

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Jared Kushner Thinks He Has the 'Deal of the Century' for Middle East Peace - But It Would Have Catastrophic Consequences

Leaked emails from Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and appointed steward of the Israel-Palestine conflict, are shedding light on his planned “deal of the century” for peace in the Middle East. In extracts published by Foreign Policy magazine, Kushner proposes “disrupting” the work of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and ending the refugee status of 5m Palestinians across the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

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'He's Masking Cowardice and Weakness': Ex-DOJ Official Slams Trump's Blustering Foreign Policy as a Danger to the Country

As more evidence emerges that President Donald Trump has been deceived by the North Korean regime, his complete ineptness at developing a proactive and effective foreign policy is becoming clear, as a former Justice Department official argued Tuesday on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House."

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