U.N. Bilat #3 – President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron…

Together again….  President Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral discussion at the U.N. General Assembly.

President Macron and Lady Brigitte Macron were honored at the first official state dinner hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the White House earlier this year.  They have a rather distinct relationship; and despite the demands of the ūber- vichy french resistance, the pontificating brie seems unable to dislike President Trump.

U.N. Bilat #2 – President Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…

President Donald Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for a bilateral discussion during the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

President el-Sisi was one of the key Arab leaders who stood in support of President Trump prior to the historic U.S-Saudi Summit in 2017. CTH readers will likely have followed the importance of el-Sisi in achieving regional stability and the elimination of extremism throughout the mid-east.

U.N. Bilat – President Trump and President Moon Jae-in: Key Topic North Korea and Chairman Kim Jong-un…

President Trump has empowered South Korean President Moon Jae-in to be the tip-of-the-spear for friendship-based face-to-face negotiations with North Korea with the goal of a denuclearized peninsula.

Though it was a very unconventional approach, President Trump created the foundation for stability and amicable regional relationships by fracturing the controlling influence of Beijing, China over Chairman Kim Jong-un.  Amid many international accomplishments, the results in North Korea are a truly remarkable exhibition of how the Trump doctrine uses economic power to achieve national security objectives.

During the public bilateral discussion, President Moon Jae-in carries a message to President Trump from Chairman Kim Jong-un; and President Trump announces the likelihood of a second summit with Chairman Kim in the “not-too-distant” future.

It is also important to underscore the reciprocal economic value South Korea presents to U.S. President Trump, for securing their domestic security within KORUS, the U.S. and South Korea trade deal.

There’s no doubt, NO DOUBT, the KORUS trade agreement was enhanced to the benefit of the United States, in an non-quantifiable measure, by the regional security President Trump was able to provide.

The original U.S-Korea trade agreement, which South Korea agreed to open and renegotiate, was only five years old.  It is highly doubtful South Korea would have agreed to the renegotiations if it were not for the security leverage carried by President Trump in presenting President Moon with the gift of Chairman Kim.

This really is a Win/Win/Win.

On November 8th, 2017, President Donald Trump delivered a historic speech to the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul. Amid escalating tensions with North Korea, President Trump outlined his views, policy and perspective for the regional partners while calling for North Korea to reevaluate its path.   The speech made by President Trump to the South Korean assembly was the foundation speech which outlined everything that has transpired in the past year.  –READ HERE

Nov.2017 – […] On this peninsula, we have watched the results of a tragic experiment in a laboratory of history. It is a tale of one people, but two Koreas. One Korea in which the people took control of their lives and their country, and chose a future of freedom and justice, of civilization, and incredible achievement. And another Korea in which leaders imprison their people under the banner of tyranny, fascism, and oppression. The result of this experiment are in, and they are totally conclusive.

[…]  We did not choose to draw here, on this peninsula — this magnificent peninsula — the thin line of civilization that runs around the world and down through time. But here it was drawn, and here it remains to this day. It is the line between peace and war, between decency and depravity, between law and tyranny, between hope and total despair. It is a line that has been drawn many times, in many places, throughout history. To hold that line is a choice free nations have always had to make. We have learned together the high cost of weakness and the high stakes of its defense.

[…] A sky-top view of this peninsula shows a nation of dazzling light in the South and a mass of impenetrable darkness in the North. We seek a future of light, prosperity, and peace. But we are only prepared to discuss this brighter path for North Korea if its leaders cease their threats and dismantle their nuclear program.

The sinister regime of North Korea is right about only one thing: The Korean people do have a glorious destiny, but they could not be more wrong about what that destiny looks like. The destiny of the Korean people is not to suffer in the bondage of oppression, but to thrive in the glory of freedom. (Applause.)

(read full speech)

In my opinion, that was one of the greatest speeches for international clarity and the cause of freedom in our lifetime.  President Trump followed up that speech, with action(s) that showed the entire region he was not delivering words… he was delivering a vision.

The results, well, the results speak for themselves.

President Trump’s lack of adherence to political conventions creates solutions that are almost immeasurable in consequence.  Stunningly significant geopolitical changes.

President Trump has a gift.

Some, often President Trump himself, dismiss the consequential nature of his gift through use of the phrase “deal-making“.  Indeed it does ultimately come down to deals; however, what President Trump is able to accomplish is not through use of the external; his diplomatic achievements are based on a genuine internal desire for peace, a very specific, truthful and purposeful peace, amid all nations.

It is unfortunate so many cannot see our good fortune.

President Trump and President Moon Jae-In Participate in KORUS Trade Treaty Signing – 3:45pm Livestream…

President Donald Trump and President Moon Jae-in participate in a signing ceremony for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) at the United Nations in New York.  Anticipated start time 3:45pm – 4:00pm EST

UPDATE: Video Added


Fact Sheet on KORUS Available Here

WH Livestream LinkFox News Livestream LinkPBS Livestream Link


The media were going bananas this morning with proclamations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the cusp of being fired and headed to the White House.

Firing is not how leverage works.

According to both President Trump (via tweet), and DAG Rod Rosenstein (via statement), the President and Deputy AG had a meeting last week to discuss the declassification directive.  Within that meeting it is almost certain that part of the conversation circled around Rosenstein being unable to fulfill his responsibilities at the DOJ if the substance of the information underneath the declassification directive was released.

Understanding the institutional corruption hidden by the DOJ and FBI classification and redaction, it is predictable that Rosenstein would become the target for Trump media allies and supporters when the circumstances, evidence and details surrounding the soft-coup attempt are exposed.

Whether the Deputy AG  participated/facilitated the soft-coup attempt directly, indirectly, or through willful blindness, there’s no way that Rosenstein could stay on.   So within that conversation last week, it is almost certain the DAG advanced his resignation *IF* the declassification directive went forward and exposed the usurping details.

Kaitlan Collins

The decision by President Trump not to declassify the information did two things:  (1) it gave the President leverage over Rosenstein and by extension over Mueller.   After all, the construct of the special counsel was built upon DOJ/FBI intentional lies and FISA fraud. (2) the decision places a heavy burden upon the Inspector General to be brutally honest with his FISA report.  If the IG is not brutally honest, Trump releases the declassified information and the IG is shown as participating in a cover-up.

All of this leverage makes the position of DAG Rod Rosenstein tenuous.

Do you think Rosenstein likes the idea of sitting around waiting for the IG report to show the world how badly he botched the DOJ job, and even facilitated their corrupt activity, during his stewardship?   He made a Special Counsel investigative appointment from a foundation of fraud; and all of this was collateral damage from the political efforts of the prior administration.  Think about it.  Sucks to be the DAG. [He did it to himself]

Add into that sunlight waiting to surface – the reality that former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is openly telling his allied media he has evidence (memos) that will implicate Rosenstein in the plot, scheme and soft-coup.  See Rosensteins’ position?

There’s no reason for the White House to fire Rosenstein; his own conduct has put himself into a virtual corner and there’s only one way out.  So it was brutally obvious, to me, with Trump carrying all of this leverage over Rosenstein, the White House meeting today wasn’t about firing him.

The statement from the White House:

WH Statement on inquires about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories. Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.  ~ Sarah Sanders

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein career in the DOJ is over, he’s a dead-man-walking, but not because of anything President Trump has done; Rosenstein has put himself into this position.   President Trump just smartly took the opportunity to hold the political leverage and narrow the path.

There’s no doubt the DAG will resign, the question is the timing.  What moment provides him the least disgraced exit?  That’s the question.  Everything else is media shiny things; chaff and countermeasures from the narrative engineers.

President Trump Participates in Global Call To Action For The Illicit Drug Problem…

Earlier today President Trump spoke to the U.N. on the issue of illicit drug supply and global distribution.


[Transcript] New York, New York – 8:35 A.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is.

The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and in nations around the world. Today, we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together.

I want to express my deep gratitude to Ambassador Haley for her outstanding leadership in counter-narcotics at the United Nations, along with the dedicated work of our great Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who’s done an absolutely fantastic job, and Ambassador John Bolton. Thank you very much.

We also thank the Secretary-General for joining us at our special guest — and as our special guest. He’s become a great friend, and he’s doing a wonderful job at a very, very complex situation, but a beautiful situation. And I’ve always said the United Nations has tremendous potential, and that potential is being met. Slowly but surely, it’s being met.

We are likewise grateful to our 31 co-host countries. Each of you is taking critical steps to combat the global drug problem.

As the 2018 World Drug Report highlights, cocaine and opium production have hit record highs — incredibly — and global deaths caused by drug use have increased by 60 percent from the year 2000 to 2015. So, in 15 years, it gone up 60 percent, which is absolutely terrible.

As we know, illicit drugs are linked to organized crime, illegal financial flows, corruption, and terrorism. It’s vital for public health and national security that we fight drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the financial lifeblood for vicious transnational cartels.

In the United States, we’re taking aggressive action, securing our border, supporting law enforcement, devoting record funding to the opioid crisis, and promoting treatment and recovery.

Many nations here today are also taking bold action. Newly elected President Duque, Colombia, campaigned on an anti-drug platform, and won a very, very impressive victory. Congratulations.

We look forward to partnering with his new administration to eradicate coca production in his country. All of us must work together to dismantle drug production and defeat drug addiction.

For this reason, last month, the United States announced a “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem.” The call is simple: reduce drug demand; cut off the supply of illicit drugs; expand treatment; and strengthen international cooperation. If we take these steps together, we can save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world. And when I say countless, I’m talking about millions and millions of people.

I’m thrilled that every country in the room today has agreed to answer our call, and I want to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to this important initiative.

The United States looks forward to working with you to strengthen our communities, protect our families, and deliver a drug-free future for all of our children.

Thank you very much. And thank you for being here. We appreciate it. Thank you. (Applause.)


8:39 A.M. EDT

Sunday Talks: Secretary Mike Pompeo Discusses North Korea, Trade and Upcoming UN General Assembly…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears on Fox Sunday with swamp guardian Chris Wallace to discuss North Korea, the global trade reset with China and the upcoming United Nations General Assembly.

President Trump Arrives in New York for UN General Assembly….

President Trump has arrived in New York this afternoon in advance of next week’s meetings and speeches at the United Nations General Assembly.

Sunday Talks: Ambassador Nikki Haley Discusses Upcoming UNGA…

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses upcoming international issues that will be addressed by President Trump this week at the United Nations General Assembly.

Topics include: (1) upcoming sanctions against any nation that engages with Iran [stage 2 sanctions scheduled for November 1].  (2) The ongoing conflict in Syria.  (3) The denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and issues with North Korea ballistic missiles. (4) the ongoing trade reset and geopolitical strategy with China.

Donald J. Trump

I will Chair the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran next week!

Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
‘Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live….

Sunday Talks: National Security Advisor John Bolton Discusses Upcoming U.N. General Assembly and POTUS Speech…

We switch from domestic to foreign affairs starting with an interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton who discusses the upcoming speech by President Donald Trump to the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA).


Part two of the interview below.