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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, May 27, 2019

More Pollution at the Water's Edge

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character and record of dishonestyThe update  -- recently published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.

"We must restore America's honorable tradition of partisan politics stopping at the water's edge, Republicans and Democrats standing united in patriotism and speaking with one voice as responsible trustees for peace, democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law." -- Ronald Reagan

President Donald Trump once again upended convention during a formal state visit to Japan over the weekend, repeatedly blasting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden throughout the trip. The president latched onto an insult hurled at Biden by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and told an international audience he agreed with the dictator.
"Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record,” Trump told a news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.
Trump's remarks echoed a tweet earlier in the trip in which he questioned the former vice president's intelligence while misspelling his last name. Taken together, the remarks put U.S. political divisions front and center on the world stage and broke with a tradition in which U.S. presidents left domestic politics aside when traveling abroad.