Grind for March 9th
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Democrats Cheer Communist Interference in U.S. Election
Democrats and Republican Never Trumpers are celebrating Chinese interference in the U.S. presidential election.
On Saturday night, Trump opponents revealed that they had used viral videos on the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok to urge young people to flood the Trump campaign website with fake requests for tickets to the president’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The result: predictions for hundreds of thousands of fans, but a half-empty BOK Center stadium.
It is a deep embarrassment for the Trump campaign, and indeed for the Trump administration itself.
President Trump has rightly criticized his predecessor for allowing Russian interference to take place in the 2016 election. Now he can be accused of allowing China to do the same.
Regardless, the Tulsa fiasco is also a sign that China is the central issue in the 2020 campaign. Read more…
South Korea Says Bolton’s Memoir on Trump-Kim Summit is Distorted
Accounts by former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of discussions between leaders of the United States and the two Koreas in his upcoming book are inaccurate and distorted, South Korea said on Monday.
Bolton gives details in the book of conversations before and after three meetings between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including how their second summit in Vietnam fell apart.
The book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir”, is scheduled for publication on Tuesday but media outlets have released excerpts.
Reports have cited Bolton as writing that Moon, who is keen to improve relations with North Korea, had raised unrealistic expectations with both Kim and Trump for his own “unification” agenda.
“It does not reflect accurate facts and substantially distorts facts,” South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, said in a statement referring to Bolton’s description of top-level consultations.
Chung did not elaborate on specific areas South Korea saw as inaccurate but said the publication set a “dangerous precedent”. Read more…
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