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So Far, North Korea Is Following Through on Promises to Trump

It is a powerful symbolic gesture that war will soon be at an end, which, most seem to be forgetting this week.

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Tuesday’s Kim-Trump summit has by far been the most discussed story of the week, mostly because it’s hilarious to hear the liberal media’s massive flip-flop from defending Kim Jong Un a few months ago when Trump was talking smack on “rocket man” to lamenting the multitude human rights abuses in North Korea they apparently just learned about five minutes ago.

Trump could cure cancer and these people would be discussing how tragic it was that oncologists would soon be losing their jobs, no joke.

While there are many perfectly legitimate reasons to cast doubt on whether or not a tyrannical dictator who keeps millions of starving people as his virtual slaves will actually follow through on his word, I think it is safe to say…so far so good.

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The Blaze reports that the President announced Friday the remains of American and North Korean soldiers lost in the war have begun their return home, something that both Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In stressed were the top priority for a peace treaty between the two nations.

North Korea has begun returning remains the missing remains of soldiers from the Korean War, President Donald Trump told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Friday morning during an impromptu interview on the North Lawn of the White House.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un agreed during the summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump said, to immediately begin returning troops who went missing in action during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.

Trump said he told Kim he would like to get the American remains being held in North Korea.

“[Kim] said, ‘Yes, we will do that,’” Trump explained. “They are already starting to produce the remains of these great young soldiers who were left in North Korea. We’re getting the remains.”

This may not seem as vital from a security standpoint as denuclearization, which is clearly the goal of Trump cozying up so very much to Kim. But it is a powerful symbolic gesture that war will soon be at an end, which, most seem to be forgetting this week, has already been agreed upon:

In April, Kim and Moon agreed to finally end the 65-year war and denuclearize the Korean peninsula when they signed the “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula.”

The two nations plan to convert the 1953 armistice to a peace treaty by the end of the year.

For such a clearly volatile dictator to be facilitating the return of US and South Korean dictators, it bodes well for the rest of the agreement. The rest, of course, remains to be seen, but I’d feel pretty confident in saying we have good reason to be hopeful.

 

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Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Says Trump Isn’t Making Up Border Emergency

The more the Democrats fights securing the border, the larger the price they will pay in 2020.

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[This piece originally appeared at LidBlog.com and has been reprinted with permission from the author.]

Former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan: Democrats’ battle against the border wall is driven by identity politics. President Trump declaration of a national emergency to build a border barrier is necessary according to Obama’s Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan.

The more the Democrats fights securing the border, the larger the price they will pay in 2020.

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Former President Barack Obama’s Border Patrol chief blamed the disagreement surrounding the border wall on identity politics, during a Friday night interview with Brian Kilmeade on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Mark Morgan was on Carlson’s show to discuss President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a state of emergency in order to reallocate funds toward constructing a wall along the southern border. Trump received $1.375 billion from the bill that he signed, and intends to dedicate an around $6.5 billion more from other agencies.

“Mark Morgan is the former head of the border patrol. And he’s heard the rhetoric, but he knows the reality. Mark, is the president making up an emergency?” Kilmeade asked.

“Absolutely not,” Morgan responded. “Brian, this is part of the frustration for those of us from a law enforcement, border security perspective. How many more statistics do we have to provide? How many more factually based examples do we have to provide? How many more angel families have to stand in front of some of these individuals before they finally say, ‘Yeah, okay, this is real.’ It’s just incredulous.”

In an interview with CNN former border patrol chief Mark Morgan said that President Trump had no choice but to declare a national emergency to get funding for the border wall because “Congress failed.”

The Democrats think they know so much more and are much better informed than those who are actually on the ground every day at the Southern border.

This is not the first time Mark Morgan explained that a border barrier was necessary. In a mid-January interview he stated:

“Before I was the chief of border patrol I was with the FBI,” Morgan explained. “And I actually supervised MS-13 gang force in southern California. We used to catch them on surveillance wires, and they would laugh, MS-13 gang members would laugh [at] how easy it was to go back between Mexico and the U.S. border.”

(…) The other day when they had the national press conference, and they [border patrol agents] got up, and they said the wall works, they’re right,” said Morgan. “And it’s not based on a personal political ideology. That’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven.”

This isn’t only about identity politics. It’s also about stupid, stubborn, defiant Democrats who have chosen to disregard their duty to represent the people in favor of petty party politics

 

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MAGA MADNESS: Loony Lib Pulls Gun on Trump Fan Over Hat

I must remind you once again that we are all Americans, regardless of our political affiliation.  It’s time to start acting like it.

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What started out as a social media joke about the lunacy of the liberal left has now turned into a bonafide phenomenon called Trump Derangement Syndrome, for which we are too intrinsically intwined to have any true perspective as if yet.

Try to remember the shock and horror that you felt when you first saw the bloody, decapitated head of the President at the end of Kathy Griffin’s outstretched arm.  The steely, cold stare that she gave the camera was purely chilling.  Her eyes belied no emotion at the heinous and callous effigy in her hands, that she herself chose to create.  She had the uncaring and unflinching look of a cold-blooded predator.

It was unnerving to witness.  The photo-realistic, bloody head was enough to form a brick somewhere deep in my guts, but seeing Kathy Griffin’s absolute void of emotion struck me in ways that no political imagery had before.

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Now, remember that this was all nearly two years ago now.  Today, in 2019, were we to see something like this, it wouldn’t have nearly the effect.  We’d scoff, and scold, but in the end we would chalk it up to “liberals being liberals”.

It is this passage of time, and the erosion of dignity within the democratic party, that has led to madness such as this:

Police in Bowling Green, Kentucky, say James Phillips was arrested after witnesses said he pulled a gun inside a Sam’s Club outlet because the victim was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat.

A police report notes that the suspect admitted to getting upset over the headwear and that he “flipped off” the MAGA hat wearer, according to WBKO-TV 13.

The victim, Terry Pierce, told police he had a right to wear the hat. “I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to,” the Sam’s Club customer said.

Pierce added that Phillips, “Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.’”

Phillips claimed that he told Pierce to put the gun down so they could settle the argument like men, but Pierce ran out of the store, instead.

I must remind you once again that we are all Americans, regardless of our political affiliation.  It’s time to start acting like it.

Sensibility is the only cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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