Opinion: 5 ways Trump weakened America this week

Every week is “interesting” — in the apocryphal Chinese curse sense of the word — when Donald Trump is President. But the past seven days left the world even more flabbergasted than almost any other in this mind-boggling presidency, as Trump strutted into the spotlight of world affairs, making grand pronouncements and sparking flames of fury at home, anxiety among US allies and glee among America’s foes.


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Opinion: Four steps for a successful Trump-Kim summit

President Donald Trump flies to Singapore this week for a potentially legacy-making moment when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss a nuclear deal. Based on his tweets, it is clear that Trump is eager to demonstrate to the world that he can make this work and accomplish what his predecessors failed to do. Indeed, he appears more interested in achieving a deal with North Korea than he is in maintaining peace with some of our oldest allies.


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Opinion: Why Kim wanted Trump to free me

Alice Marie Johnson first wrote this piece in 2016, and updated it in early May when Kim Kardashian West was advocating on her behalf. On June 6, President Trump commuted her sentence. After serving 21 years of a life sentence received after a conviction for a first-time nonviolent drug offense, Johnson is expected to be released from prison soon. Kim Kardashian West tweeted: “BEST NEWS EVER!!!!” Her commutation is Trump’s sixth act of clemency since taking office and the second after a celebrity appealed to him. Last month, Trump pardoned Jack Johnson after Sylvester Stallone raised his case with him.


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Opinion: President Trump, please stop lying about the Eagles and the flag

Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, continues to show that he is a fraud and a liar. He invited the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, a traditional visit for any championship team of a major sport. He knew full well that some of the Philadelphia Eagles players do not agree with his policies, his past statements and certainly his negative sentiments towards NFL players in general regarding protests during the National Anthem. He invited the team anyway, and, to its credit, the Philadelphia Eagles organization accepted the invitation. Clearly, that was the beginning of the charade to be hatched later by the White House.


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Opinion: Trump torches Macron, his last friend in the G-7

Donald Trump may have just torched his last real friend in the Western alliance, someone he could have counted on when the going gets tough. In what was supposed to be a frank exchange of views, French President Emmanuel Macron apparently got the full Trump treatment the other day when he tried in a phone call to level with the one world leader who does not support being leveled with, even coming from his closest confidants.


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