Trump Tweets Tillerson Wasting His Time Negotiating with North Korea: A day after his secretary of state said the US had direct communications to North Korea and was “probing” to find ways to resolve escalating nuclear tension between the two countries, Donald Trump tweeted that the secretary of state is “wasting his time” and should “save his energy.” While I’m no foreign policy expert, I’m guessing that means Secretary Tillerson ought to be taking the President’s lead and start spending a lot more time out on the golf course instead of wasting his time trying to avoid a nuclear war. Is it just me, or are Trump’s tweets starting to evolve from kind of crazy-funny to downright scary - at least for those of us who have hopes that planet Earth will remain habitable for the near future.
Over 11,000 Prepare to Evacuate as Vanuatu Volcano Erupts: A flotilla of boats were headed to the Pacific island of Ambae, Vanuatu, as efforts get underway to evacuate all 11,000 residents of the island because of an erupting volcano. In an angry early morning tweet storm, President Trump claimed this whole eruption might have been prevented if only political correctness hadn’t stopped local islanders from sacrificing a few virgins to the volcano gods.
HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns Over Private Jet Travel: Fierce Obamacare opponent and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has resigned following numerous revelations that he had taken pricey private jets at the taxpayer’s expense to conduct official business. Gee, seems as if President Trump has appointed yet another pampered, self-centered, self-serving sleazeball to a trusted cabinet post - and now the public is paying the “Price.” Now, one can only wonder if Secretary Price will be eligible to take his health insurance with him to his next job?