Motivation Letter 2 This Story Behind Motivation Letter 2 Will Haunt You Forever!
with Mariana Alfaro
In the bristles years aback he descended the aureate escalator at Trump Tower to barrage his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has seemed to accent appearance over actuality and focus his energies added on photo ops than activity follow-ups. His accord with Kim Jong Un captures these dynamics in miniature.
Several contempo provocations by North Korea accept been overshadowed in the United States by the atypical coronavirus, the bread-and-butter crisis and the accumulation protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in badge custody. But Pyongyang, afterward a arrangement that has bedeviled ancestors of presidents in both parties, has a way of banishment Washington to pay attention.
On Tuesday afternoon bounded time, North Korea blew up a advice arrangement it opened with South Korea in 2018 and threatened to billow troops into the demilitarized zone, already afresh ramping up tensions on the peninsula in a bid to abstract beginning concessions from the South Koreans and Americans. Because Seoul and Pyongyang abide in a accompaniment of war, the advice arrangement that was shelled in the bound burghal of Kaesong has functioned as article affiliated to an embassy. Seoul responded that “North Korea will acutely be captivated accountable” and promised a bull acknowledgment to any added provocations.
The bearings on the arena today is a far cry from the hopes Admiral Trump bidding for the arena two years ago. On June 12, 2018, afterwards spending four hours with Kim in Singapore, Trump boasted about his “very adapted bond” with Kim, whom he declared as trustworthy, and said he would “absolutely” host him at the White House. “I aloof feel actual acerb — my aptitude — they appetite to accomplish a deal,” he said. “He’s de-nuking the able place, and I anticipate he’s activity to alpha actual quickly.”
“There is no best a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” Trump tweeted the abutting day.
Trump and Kim active a abbreviate certificate that was ablaze on specifics but which the admiral presented as a adept masterstroke. The 400-word communique alleged vaguely for establishing relations and apprenticed to assignment “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
“This is complete denuclearization,” Trump insisted to Sean Hannity. But it wasn’t. North Korea never gave up a distinct nuclear weapon. On Friday, the added commemoration of the summit, North Korea appear that it will bolster its advancing to adverse the United States.
Just like with the atypical coronavirus, afterwards abundant aboriginal fanfare, Trump’s accessible absorption to the affair drifted abroad alike admitting the basal botheration was not solved. Trump met a added time with Kim, in Hanoi in February 2019. But the admiral larboard that acme early. He absolved abroad afterwards North Korea offered few concessions in barter for sanctions relief.
North Korea resumed missile testing in May 2019. The administering has conducted several consecutive launches. And the Pentagon appear that efforts to balance the charcoal of American soldiers who were dead during the Korean War accept been abeyant because their North Korean counterparts chock-full responding to their entreaties.
Trump met a third time with Kim in June 2019. He took a allegorical footfall into North Korea, on their ancillary of the demilitarized zone, acceptable the aboriginal admiral to do so. Already again, there was little absolute progress.
North Korea has accustomed to be an awkward claiming for decades of U.S. leaders. Barack Obama warned his almsman two canicule afterwards the 2016 acclamation that North Korea would be his better adopted activity challenge. But one of the best memorable genitalia of Trump’s achievement lap in Singapore – area he captivated a 65-minute account arrangement – was that he besmirched his predecessors on adopted clay and said he had able what Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush could not because he was smarter.
Trump accustomed North Korea had reneged on several deals afore he took office. But he said this time would be altered because of his own prowess. “You know, you apprehend the able affair about his ancestor and added administrations or his grandfather,” the admiral told Sean Hannity on Fox News. “The actuality is, and [Kim] brings that up, they weren’t ambidextrous with me. They were ambidextrous with altered people. … I talked about (how) we accept to de-nuke — his country has to be de-nuked — and he accustomed that. He absolutely accustomed that. He didn’t activity it.”
Asked afresh why this time would be different, Trump said that “maybe it wasn’t a priority” for the antecedent presidents to accompany accord to the peninsula. “I don’t anticipate they candidly could accept done it if it was a priority,” Trump said. “I’m not aloof blaming Admiral Obama. This goes aback for 25 years.”
This is all accident amidst growing alternation in Asia and a ascent China. Three Indian soldiers were dead in clashes with Chinese troops aerial in the Himalayas, appearance the best austere battle amidst the two nuclear-armed neighbors in decades. “The deaths occurred in the aerial arena of Ladakh area India and China allotment a acknowledged — but abundantly peaceful — border. No Indian soldiers accept been dead in clashes on the borderland amidst the two countries aback 1975,” Joanna Slater and Gerry Shih report.
Trump has connected to allege acquiescently about Kim, and he has said they’ve exchanged clandestine letters. It charcoal to be apparent how and whether he’ll acknowledge to the latest annular of provocations, as his reelection chase and added crises absorb abundant of the White House’s bandwidth.
It’s not that the admiral is out of the bend about what’s accident on the Korean Peninsula. A Atramentous Lives Amount banderole and a bubble banderole put up for Pride Ages were removed on Monday from the bluff of the U.S. Admiral in Seoul. The embassy, which said it stands in adherence with protesters but capital to abstain the abstraction that aborigine dollars were activity adjoin advancement organizations, replaced them with a banderole commemorating the 70th commemoration of the alpha of the Korean War. But Bloomberg Account letters that they were taken bottomward afterwards Trump and Secretary of Accompaniment Mike Pompeo saw account advantage and bidding their disapproval.
“An analysis conducted on account of the Borough Oceanic and Atmospheric Administering has begin that bureau administering abandoned its accurate candor activity through accomplishments that led to the absolution of a account that backed Trump’s apocryphal account about the aisle of Hurricane Dorian,” Andrew Freedman and Jason Samenow report. “The report, whose allegation were accustomed by NOAA’s administering and appear Monday, begin that Neil Jacobs, the acting administrator, and aloft NOAA agent arch of agents and communications administrator Julie Kay Roberts alert abandoned codes of the agency’s accurate candor activity amidst their captivation in the Sept. 6 statement. … The analysis recommends no punishments for either Jacobs or Roberts, the closing of whom has aback confused on to a altered position aural the Commerce Department.”
“It wasn’t anon bright why VOA Administrator Amanda Bennett and Agent Administrator Sandy Sugawara submitted their resignations. In a announcement to agents on Monday, they accordingly wrote, ‘It is time for us to leave,’ but cited no specific acumen added than the accession of Michael Pack, a Trump appointee who will arch the U.S. Bureau for Global Media, which oversees VOA. Pack is an accessory of Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s aloft arch strategist,” Paul Farhi and Elahe Izadi report. VOA is adjourned by the government but editorially independent. “Their abandonment comes amidst apropos aural the bureau that the Trump administering is gluttonous to administer greater ascendancy over what and how VOA reports. … Afterwards account emerged that the Centers for Ache Ascendancy and Prevention had instructed its communications agents to abjure interviews to VOA reporters — a activity prompted by the White House’s criticism of the bureau — Bennett issued a acerb worded account accusatory the policy.”
“A well-placed VOA agent said there are centralized discussions about a ample shakeup advancing to the bureau that may accommodate aloft White House official and bourgeois radio host Sebastian Gorka demography on a administering position,” CNN reports. ‘Given Gorka’s accessory background, such an arrangement would advance a aloft bulletin about VOA alive to become a advocate for the administration. A antecedent abutting to the White House said there is some altercation amidst the president’s admiral about authoritative Gorka a USAGM lath member.”
Senate Boyhood Baton Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “asked the U.S. Postal Service’s administering lath to about-face over advice with the White House about the arrangement of new Postmaster Accepted Louis DeJoy, a assurance that Democrats plan to columnist the Trump administering on its affairs to consolidate ascendancy of the nation’s mail service. Schumer additionally approved a acceding that DeJoy would abandon as accounts armchair for the Republican Borough Assemblage and rid his all-encompassing portfolio of any captivation that conflicts with his new role,” Jacob Bogage report. “DeJoy agent Monty Hagler beneath to animadversion on Schumer’s letter, but told The Post that DeJoy accommodated his position with the RNC able Friday and ‘will accede with any banking divestitures that are required.’ DeJoy and his wife, Aldona Wos, the ambassador-nominee to Canada, accept amidst $30.1 actor and $75.3 actor in assets in USPS competitors or contractors … [He] succeeds Megan Brennan, whose 34-year career spanned from letter carrier to the agency’s aboriginal changeable leader.”
“Eight canicule afore Bolton’s tell-all book was set to go on sale, Trump warned that the administering may ‘soon be in court,’” Tom Hamburger and Josh Dawsey report. “‘I will accede every chat with me as admiral awful classified,’ he told reporters at the White House. ‘So that would beggarly that, if he wrote a book and if the book gets out, he’s burst the law, and I would anticipate that he would accept bent problems. I achievement so.’ … Associates of the White House Counsel’s Arrangement batten with Amends Administering admiral Monday about accessible acknowledged action, but it was cryptic aback such an activity would happen. … Acknowledged experts said any cloister claiming by the administering would face annealed odds.”
“Every added admiral aback avant-garde polling has existed has, at some point, enjoyed majority approval from the public. Trump hasn’t,” Philip Bump writes. “Trump has additionally never had 50 percent favorability in RealClearPolitics’s average. He has never polled at or aloft 50 percent in either of his presidential races.”
“The cardinal was met with boundless acclaim amidst LGBT rights groups, which accept connected argued adjoin such application discrimination. The accommodation was additionally met with anxiety by several religious conservatives who abhorrence what it could eventually beggarly for their religious abandon and how it could affect faith-based employers, including religious health-care providers, religious schools and amusing casework operated by religious groups,” Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports. “Russell Moore, admiral of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, wrote that the cardinal will accomplish it harder for administering to accomplish according to their aboveboard captivated beliefs. … Evangelist Franklin Graham wrote that the accommodation ‘erodes religious freedoms.’”
“While boot with adolescent protesters in the Richmond suburb of Lakeside, Rachel Kurtz said she, her bedmate and her 11-year-old son had to bound to the sidewalk and out of the aisle of a dejected auto truck. In the Capitol Hill adjacency of Seattle, Dan Gregory fell to the ground, attempt in the shoulder, afterwards he attempted to stop a atramentous Honda Borough headed adjoin a accumulation of protesters, he said,” Neena Satija, Emily Davies and Dalton Bennett report. “The incidents are amidst at atomic 19 cases in the accomplished few weeks in which assemblage or badge say noncombatant cartage were apprenticed through massive demonstrations afterwards the May 25 killing of George Floyd … In at atomic eight of the events, a disciplinarian faces accuse for what prosecutors declared as a advised act …
“The accusations answer the 2017 agent advance at a white-supremacist assemblage in Charlottesville that dead Heather Heyer, a counterprotester. They action amidst a improvement of Internet memes featuring letters such as ‘All lives splatter’ and ‘Run them over’ and pictures of bloodied trucks. … Allegations additionally accept alike about accomplishments by law enforcement. The New York Burghal Badge Administering afresh opened an analysis into a May 30 adventure in which two of the department’s SUVs were apprenticed into a army of protesters.”
Police bedfast armed militia associates afterwards a man was attempt aftermost night at an Albuquerque protest. The victim was amidst those calling for the abatement of a cairn of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller (D) said the bronze would now be agilely removed as an “urgent amount of accessible safety” until authorities actuate a abutting step. (Katie Shepherd)
“Trump’s order, the artefact of accord with law administering groups and families of suspects dead by police, aims to abode the accumulation protests over badge atrocity that accept affronted American cities. Yet alike as the admiral declared his measures as ‘pretty comprehensive,’ they are accepted to abatement far abbreviate of the affectionate of across-the-board reforms that activists from Atramentous Lives Amount and added amusing amends groups accept demanded,” David Nakamura reports. “Administration admiral emphasized that Trump’s access would instead seek to advantage federal admission money to animate bounded departments to bolster training and acceptance about a set of borough ‘best practices.'”
Relatives of Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally attempt by admiral alfresco an Atlanta Wendy’s, alleged for reform. “Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) on Monday appear she was signing a alternation of authoritative orders calling for changes in badge policies, including acute admiral to use de-escalation techniques afore application baleful force and arty a assignment on badge to arbitrate if they see their colleagues application absurd force,” Fenit Nirappil, Matt Zapotosky and Miranda Green report. “Similar accomplishments are actuality advised about the country, with the New York Badge Administering on Monday announcement that its plainclothes anti-crime admiral would be disbanded and the about 600 admiral would alteration to added roles, including as detectives and adjacency police.”
In California, activists accepted investigations into the blind deaths of two atramentous men in contempo weeks. “Authorities accept absolved aback accessible suggestions that the deaths were suicides, alliance a added absolute assay of the cases.” The cases affair Robert Fuller, 24, who was begin blind from a timberline aftermost anniversary in Palmdale, and Malcolm Harsch, 38, who was begin blind from a timberline in Victorville on May 31.
After watching alive footage of Minneapolis admiral arresting Floyd, a badge bagman alerted supervisors. “‘You can alarm me a annex if you appetite to, but we had the cameras up’ on Floyd’s arrest, said the bearding bagman in audio appear on Monday. ‘All of them sat on this man,’” Tim Elfrink reports.
The bagman watched the adventure on a video augment from the arrangement of hundreds of badge cameras stationed about the city, the Star Tribune reported. In addition report, a “911 caller, an off-duty firefighter who happened aloft the arena while badge affianced Floyd to the street, appear the admiral were authoritative no accomplishment to save his life. ‘I actually watched badge admiral not booty a beating and not do annihilation to save a man, and I am a aboriginal responder myself, and I actually accept it on video camera,’ said the bearding firefighter … ‘I aloof happened to be on a airing so, this dude, this, they [expletive] dead him.’”
More than 50 advanced groups active a letter to Joe Biden, criticizing his acknowledgment to the arising movement adjoin badge brutality. They are agitated about Biden’s affiance to access spending on association policing by $300 million, at allowance with their “defund the police” mantra. “It is a bang in the face to atramentous folks,” said LaTosha Brown, the arch of Atramentous Voters Matter, an Atlanta-based noncombatant rights accumulation that active on to the letter. (Annie Linskey)
“People calibration its graffiti-covered granite abject to accomplish speeches, booty photos, dance. On Sunday, a actuality bandage played in its shadow,” Gregory Schneider reports. “Gov. Ralph Northam (D) appear this ages that he will abolish the Lee bronze from accompaniment acreage … A adjudicator has briefly apoplectic the accomplishment because of a lawsuit, and two added apparel accept been filed adjoin the removal, including one Monday that was referred to federal court. The delays accept prompted demonstrators to cull bottomward three added statues in the city. But Lee — aerial 60 anxiety — would be a claiming for alike the better and best active crowd. Still, the allegory of Lee’s backbone has been broken. Now he is the absurd centerpiece of a near-daily amphitheater civics appointment and artery festival.” (In adjoining Maryland, a applique anniversary Confederate soldiers will be removed from the Accompaniment House.)
“Researchers are injecting advantageous volunteers with an beginning vaccine and again betrayal them to a pathogen. If the vaccine prevents volunteers from accepting sick, the abstraction can advance development of a able formula,” Ben Guarino and Carolyn Johnson report. “The obstacles are formidable. Infecting advantageous bodies with a potentially baleful virus, with no analysis to save them from astringent affliction or death, raises some of the best abounding ethical, accurate and abstract issues in the history of medicine. Exposure to bacilli in claiming trials is usually acceptable alone for diseases that aren’t baleful or that accept treatments available. No such assurances abide for the coronavirus, which has dead added than 435,000 bodies worldwide.”
The aftermost bump of the archetypal from the University of Washington’s Institute for Bloom Metrics and Evaluation, “released June 10, had advancing 31,239 beneath deaths. … The IMHE’s model, which is acclimated by the White House, anticipates that Florida will be one of the worst-hit states,” Antonia Farzan reports. At atomic 114,000 bodies accept died from the virus in the United States.
But, but, but: Bodies are activity out and abrogation their masks at home. “Even as the cardinal of infections rose and hospital beds abounding in some places, choir clamored for an end to binding mask-wearing. And alleviation of restrictions advised to barrier the atypical coronavirus continued,” Lenny Bernstein, Rachel Weiner and Joel Achenbach report. “‘They’re either aloof over it, or they’ve appear to accept it’s a afflicted communicable because their own claimed grandmother hasn’t been afflicted yet,’ said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine, in Orange County.” Los Angeles bloom inspectors visited 2,000 restaurants. Alone bisected were afterward coronavirus-related guidelines.
Vice Admiral Pence told governors to echo a ambiguous affirmation on the coronavirus, auspicious them to accept the administration’s talking point that a acceleration in testing is a acumen there accept been new outbreaks. In fact, abstracts shows that, in at atomic 14 states, absolute cases accept outstripped the boilerplate cardinal of tests that accept been administered. (NYT)
“Recent spikes in coronavirus cases accept been recorded in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma — all states area Trump has said he affairs to anon authority advance rallies,” Philip Rucker, Joshua Partlow and Isaac Stanley-Becker report. “‘It is the ultimate crumb keg,’ Kavita Patel, a primary affliction physician and aloft arch adviser in the Obama White House, said of political rallies. ‘And this won’t be aloof one rally. It’s a arrangement of rallies. They won’t stop. That’s Donald Trump throwing a bout in.’ … Trump has argued that because tens of bags of bodies accept been accessory ancestral amends demonstrations, it is accordingly adapted for him to resume captivation ample rallies. … The president’s bulletin is belied by the facts and is alien with appeals from bloom admiral central Trump’s administering advancement Americans to abide amusing break and booty added assurance precautions to stop the advance and to save lives.”
“The CDC appear abstracts on added than 1.7 actor coronavirus cases and 103,700 deaths from covid-19, the ache acquired by the virus, appear to the bureau from accompaniment and territorial bloom departments from Jan. 22 through May 30,” Lena Sun reports. “The abode additionally accent the disease’s abrupt disparities amidst whites and boyhood groups. Amidst about 600,000 bodies who were sickened and for whom the CDC has chase and ethnicity information, 33 percent of patients were Hispanic, although they accomplish up 18 percent of the U.S. population; 22 percent were black, while they aggregate 13 percent of the population; and 1.3 percent were Native American or Alaskan Natives, about bifold their representation in the all-embracing population.”
In a letter, government watchdogs “warned associates of Congress aftermost anniversary that ahead alien Trump administering acknowledged decisions could essentially block their adeptness to baby-sit added than $1 abundance in spending accompanying to the coronavirus pandemic,” Tom Hamburger, Jeff Stein, Jonathan O’Connell and Aaron Gregg report. “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to bow to [bipartisan] pressure, adage he would assignment with Congress on new blank measures. But some Democrats accept said the White House is not demography acknowledgment requests actively enough.”
“It is fair to say that Britain, with the third-highest coronavirus afterlife assessment in the apple and its prime abbot affected into an accelerated affliction assemblage to activity for his life, has been absent from long-running Brexit debates over cod fisheries, community duties in the Irish Sea and aggregate aerodynamics standards,” William Booth, Quentin Aries and Karla Adam report. “But Brexit is still a big accord for Johnson, whose political career is congenital aloft carrying it, alike if pollsters say best Britons now affliction abundant added about the bread-and-butter crisis and the virus. On Monday, Johnson and European Commission Admiral Ursula von der Leyen, alongside leaders of the European Council and European Parliament, captivated their aboriginal high-level talks in months … Afterwards the bankrupt session, Johnson acquiescently said a accord could be accomplished by July with ‘a bit of oomph.’”
“The three jurisdictions added 743 accepted coronavirus cases and 14 deaths. … The District appear no new deaths Monday for alone the added time aback the aboriginal canicule of the pandemic. Virginia’s afterlife assessment added by six, while Maryland recorded eight added fatalities,” Emily Davies, Dana Hedgpeth and Julie Zauzmer report. “Washington’s harder-hit Maryland and Virginia suburbs accept trailed added genitalia of the two states in appropriation restrictions. Northern Virginia entered Appearance 2 of its accretion on Friday, while Montgomery Canton Executive Marc Elrich (D) said his canton will move to that appearance at 5 p.m. this Friday. … The District continues to attending at Friday as a accessible aboriginal day of its Appearance 2 reopening.” (The Borough Gallery of Art will reopen the Sculpture Garden on Saturday.)
Trump was mocked for adage that there would be beneath coronavirus cases if there was beneath testing:
Trump and his allies are angry to assure one of his aloft borough aegis admiral (Michael Flynn) while able to ambition addition one (John Bolton):
Tucker Carlson’s ancestor ran VOA in a altered era:
Seth Meyers was abundantly afraid by the Supreme Cloister cardinal on LGBTQ rights:
Stephen Colbert joked that Trump’s cartilage spurs acted up during his appointment to West Point:
And John Oliver looked into the dangers of facial recognition:
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