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Explosive Trump book could spell disaster for US foreign policy

THE revelations about the Trump White House exposed in a new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, along with an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times on Wednesday, have gripped America. They give an account of an administration in disarray and of a president whose lack of understanding and tempestuous countenance makes him unfit to hold the office. Since the book’s release, column inches and airwaves have been filled with what this means for the US; is it a constitutional crisis? Is the president a danger to national security? And what can be done about it? But the chaos described could have wider implications far beyond just America. Encounters described in both the op-ed and Woodward’s book cast doubt on some of the administration’s biggest foreign policy decisions and call into question just how much Asia’s leaders – and fellow deal-makers – can trust what’s coming from the White House. SEE ALSO: Is North Korea playing Trump? ‘Let’s f**king kill him!’ It appears damage to Trump’s flagship attempt at diplomacy may have been averted. Since the Singapore Summit in June, Trump has been attempting to build bridges with the North Korean regime, the end goal being denuclearisation. Statements coming from Pyongyang on Thursday suggest leader Kim Jong Un is more committed to this pursuit than ever, and finally setting a timeline for progress. But it’s likely, after months of floundering talks, that Woodward’s revelations and the Times’  op-ed were at the top of his mind. Kim’s statement aims to directly counter the president’s critics, unashamedly heaping praise on Trump and reminding him that, unlike Trump’s own staff, he has never said anything negative about him. This tweet by @realDonaldTrump strengthens Kim Jong Un. Trump gave up military exercises, but Kim has NOT: -reduced nuclear weapons-reduced missiles-reduced chem weapons Kim HAS: -increased nuclear... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Explosive Trump book could spell disaster for US foreign policy, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Explosive Trump book could spell disaster for US foreign policy

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 6 September, 2018

 

 

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