Sunday, August 13, 2017

Trump's approval rating rebounds amid North Korea tensions

Kelli Lowe,

U.S. missile image from article
President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. If Ukraine and Russian Federation can be said to engage in public diplomacy on Twitter when they battle each other with memes, then it could also arguably be a form of diplomacy for Trump to seek to deter North Korea with tweets, alarming as those tweets may be. But if the president's use of his Twitter account is really making that result more likely, and if putting him on ice for a while could "affect the larger world" by making that result less likely, they should really think about doing it! But, as we wroteTrump's "first order" was not about nuclear weapons, and the modernization plans now underway were started during the Obama administration. ...

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