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Leftists More Easily Manipulated by TV and Film According to New Survey

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There’s a reason Hollywood celebrities continue to make cringe-worthy PSA’s and it’s because they have a high success rate of changing the minds of those who lean left.

According to a survey done by Morning Consult and The Hollywood Reporter, those who lean left are more easily susceptible to suggestions by the things they see in hear on the silver screen or what they see on their home screens as reported by the Daily Wire:

The survey asked: “To what extent has your opinion about racism been changed by a docuseries, movie, or TV show like ‘Green Book’ or ‘Crash’?”

17% of Democrats and 4% of Republicans responded with “a lot,” in contrast with 10% of all persons surveyed.

The survey asked: “To what extent has your opinion about sexism been changed by a docuseries, movie, or TV show like ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ or ‘A League of Their Own’?”

14% of Democrats and 5% of Republicans responded with “a lot,” in contrast with 10% of all persons surveyed.

The survey asked: “To what extent has your opinion about LGBTQ people been changed by a docuseries, movie, or TV show like ‘Brokeback Mountain’ or ‘Modern Family’?”

15% of Democrats and 5% of Republicans responded with “a lot,” in contrast with 10% of all persons surveyed.

The survey asked: “To what extent has your opinion about climate change been changed by a docuseries, movie, or TV show like ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ or ‘Planet Earth’?”

The difference was more stark on this question. 27% of Democrats and 7% of Republicans responded with “a lot,” in contrast with 18% of all persons surveyed.

The differences remain pretty static until the question about how things seen on the screen effect environment.

The study doesn’t go into why this may be, but if I were to throw a theory out, it’s one of two things. Either those who lean Republican are naturally more inclined to be less lead by things they often understand to be fiction, or — and this is more likely — Republicans and those who lean right have been trained over time to not believe what the mainstream media pumps out.

Since the right is often maliciously targeted by the media, and many documentaries are geared toward pushing a leftist narrative than an accurate one, the right has become wary of media manipulation. Especially in the age of the internet where proof of media falsehoods are just a click away, the right tends to immediately disbelieve or withhold judgement on what’s presented to them, while the left is ready to have its biases confirmed once the mainstream presents their own beliefs back to them.

I say the latter is more accurate because no one is immune to confirmation bias, but in the age when the left is in firm control over the mainstream media, it’s much easier for those on the right to be tougher nuts to crack in terms of manipulation.

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Amid Portland’s Fascistic Violence That Reportedly Left a Journalist’s Brain Bleeding, Police Have Apprehended 3

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[Screenshot from The Oregonian, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WzMZxT-41k]

 

You may have seen video of Saturday’s Portland protest insanity.

Two women and a man attending the chaotic event have now been arrested.

Amid the stunning incivility, journalist Andy Ngo was beaten up by masked members of violent, left-wing pro-fascism groups.

Purportedly, he suffered a brain bleed among other afflictions.

It’s unclear whether the three taken into custody were involved in Andy’s assault.

All three are in their early 20’s, according to Oregon’s Fox12.

Gage Halupowski, 23, was charged with 2nd-degree assault on a public safety officer.

James K. Stocks, 21, was charged with harassment.

Maria C. Dehart, 23, was charged with 2nd-degree disorderly conduct and harassment.

Someone needs to be arrested and charged with more than that, for what they did to Andy. See for yourself (but beware the explicit language):



Among attendees at the rally were Rose City Antifa and the Democratic Socialists of America of Portland.

Curiously, there was another National Socialists group in the 30’s and ’40s. They had a particular attitude toward civility: They weren’t for it.

The Portland dustup occurred during a “Him Too” rally, officially intended to support male sexual assault victims and men falsely accused.

From Fox12:

Police said officers had been hit with eggs and milkshakes. They also reported that “violent assaults” had taken place. Police said there were reports of pepper spray and bear spray used by people in the crowd.

Sounds like a really great place to be.

One of the most embarrassing things about pro-fascism Antifa is their terrible need of a dictionary. Hence, Andy back in November as well:

“I was assaulted by a mob of masked individuals in black. They also targeted my equipment. They called me a fascist & Islamophobe. They said my parents & grandparents would be ashamed of me. It feels surreal to be treated this way by people who don’t even know me.”

But they’re not the only ones who could use a visit from their Uncle Noah Webster; Don Lemon‘s in need as well:

These displays of idiocy hosted by spastic morons in black masks who don’t know the definitions of essential terms are in dire need of having their buds nipped.

Hopefully, justice will find its way to Saturday’s insanity — with regard to those who were arrested, as well as to any who should be.

Meanwhile, don’t miss this one: “WATCH IN AWE: You Won’t Believe CNN’s Spotlight On A Violent Antifa Member & Its Vulgar Message To A Conservative Media Figure.”

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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Holocaust Survivor Nominates AOC for “Nobel Prize in Stupidity” Over Concentration Camp Remarks

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Although it has been two weeks since Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s absurd comparison of border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps during an Instagram Live video, some Holocaust survivors and experts are still not done with the freshman Congresswoman.

The New York Post reported on Saturday about comments made by 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg in response to AOC’s refusal to apologize for her remarks:

“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” Mosberg told The Post. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”

[…]

Mosberg, who lost his entire family during the Holocaust and himself survived both the Plaszów and Mauthausen camps, said: “Her statement is evil. It hurts a lot of people. At the concentration camp, we were not free. We were forced there by the Germans who executed and murdered people — there’s no way you can compare.”

Mosberg was also offended by AOC declining to accept the invitation from his “From the Depths” Holocaust education group to visit Auschwitz:

“She should be taught a lesson,” he said. “If you’re not there, you will never know what happened. She doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity.”

‘Nuff said.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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Video: Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Hurt During Scuffle With North Korean Guards

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The new Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham hasn’t been on the job long, but she’s already making herself a a household name by physically confronting North Korean guards trying to prevent the American press from witnessing a historic moment.

According to Fox News, Grisham was slightly hurt with bumps and bruises while she was captured on video creating a pathway for the American press as Kim Jong Un’s personal guard attempted to stop them as Un and President Donald Trump met and shook hands across the demilitarized zone on Sunday. Reporters were calling it an “all out brawl.”

Thanks to reporters on the scene we have video of the altercation.

In the video you can see Grisham using her full body weight to push aside a guard. As she does she shouts “go go” to reporters who take the opportunity to slip past thanks to the gap Grisham created. As the reporters break away you can hear Grisham telling guards “no.”

Even Jim Acosta reported the news without spin.

Fox News reported that it wasn’t clear whether or not Grisham needed medical attention afterward, but I’m willing to bet that if she’s willing to engage in physical conflict that a few bumps and bruises isn’t going to concern her.

There’s currently no word as to why Kim’s personal guard was trying to stop American press from witnessing this event, but it wasn’t entirely successful thanks to one determined woman. North Korea is known for having everything coming in and out of the country on lock-down due to its dictatorial regime. Trump has been trying to see to it that war is avoided with the communist hermit kingdom after coming very close during the early part of his presidency.

After some back and forth between the two leaders, Trump and Kim have an vastly improved relationship, leading to this moment where a sitting U.S. president has stepped foot into North Korea. This has never happened before, and it’s a moment worthy of the press’s attention.

 

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Canadian Cartoonist Who Portrayed Trump Playing Golf Over Dead Bodies Of Migrant Father and Child, Fired

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Members of a US-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

Last week, a heartrending photograph of a Salvadoran migrant father and his 23-month old daughter lying face down on the banks of the Rio Grande, went viral. The pair had drowned on their journey to the U.S. border.

Several days later, Canadian editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder published a sketch (below) of President Trump playing golf over their dead bodies. It depicts the President standing next to his golf cart, club in hand, gazing down at the two bodies, asking, “Do you mind if I play through?”

De Adder’s cartoon immediately went viral on social media.

A couple of days later, de Adder tweeted that he’d been let go by Brunswick News Inc. “The highs and lows of cartooning. Today I was just let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick…I’ve got to admit, it hurts pretty bad. I’m a New Brunswicker.”

The reality of the situation is that de Adder had “technically been under contract to work for Brunswick News Inc., and wasn’t an employee who could be fired.”

The company published a statement on Sunday which read:

It is entirely incorrect to suggest Brunswick News Inc. cancelled its freelance contract with [de Adder] due to a cartoon depicting Donald Trump. This is a false narrative which has emerged carelessly and recklessly on social media. In fact, BNI was not even offered this cartoon by Mr. de Adder. The decision to bring back reader favourite Greg Perry was made long before this cartoon, and negotiations had been ongoing for weeks.

On Sunday evening, de Adder took to Twitter to share his side of the story.

But I will defend myself. And I will talk about why I think I was let go. It’s my perspective and they clearly have there perspective.

I do this reluctantly and only because I’m cornered. And I don’t know how it happened, but I feel my credibilty is on the line. And all I did was lose my job.

Does it matter if I was fired over one Donald Trump cartoon when every Donald Trump cartoon I submitted in the past year was axed?

It got to the point where I didn’t submit any Donald Trump cartoons for fear that I might be fired.

And Donald Trump doesn’t even matter. It’s a distraction from the big picture.

The Premier of New Brunswick Blaine Higgs is a former Irving Oil executive and any cartoon I drew that was slightly critical of him was systematically axed. You want to know why I was let go? I wanted to do my job as an editorial cartoonist, and they wanted me to do their job.

With this said, I had been giving the NB newspapers what they want for several months. Trump wasn’t on my radar. I work for canadian newspapers so there’s no need to cover Trump 24/7. And Canadian politics is quite interesting right now.

In the past 2 weeks I drew 3 Trump cartoons. 2 went viral and the third went supernova and a day later I was let go. And not only let go, the cartoons they already had in the can were not used. Overnight it was like I never worked for the paper. Make your own conclusions.

Wes Tyrell, president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, issued a statement on Facebook. He wrote, “Michael [de Adder] told me once that not only were the J.D. Irving owned New Brunswick newspapers challenging to work for, but there were a series of taboo subjects he could not touch. One of these taboo subjects was Donald Trump.” Billionaire J.D. Irving has considerable business interests in the U.S.

Tyrell pointed out that trade is an important issue for President Trump and this “affects the Irvings directly. And Trump punishes those who appear to oppose him.”

Tyrell concluded by stating, “Whether the powers that be in America would make the connection between de Adder’s cartoon and Brunswick News Inc doesn’t matter.
It seems that the Irving’s don’t want to take that chance. So they cut all ties…A solid reason why an oil company has no business owning newspapers.”

The Huffington Post reported that de Adder’s fans, including Mark Hammill who called this cartoon Pulitzer Prize worthy, were outraged by his termination.

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Meghan McCain Has a Message for Eric Swalwell & His Ageist Condemnation of Biden: the ‘Asterisk’ Needs to ‘Take a Seat’

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[Screenshot from TheDC Shorts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=172&v=eHKwY3gzM5k]

 

On Saturday, I covered the list of 2020 Democratic candidates Bill Maher thinks should get off the stage (here).

Here’s a gong from The View co-host Meghan McCain.

During a conversation Friday on the popular overwhelmingly-left-wing daytime show, the fiery chick — who called Joy Behar a “b*tch” on the air June 20th — said White House hopeful Eric Swalwell needs to “take a seat.”

Meghan also affirmed he’s “an asterisk” in the scope of the election.

Hefty.

The ladies were discussing Eric’s comment Thursday that Joe Biden should “pass the torch to a new generation of Americans.”

Meghan didn’t like that.

The talkative daughter of Sen. John McCain is like The Hulk — don’t make her angry; you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.



Here’s Eric’s remark:

“I was six years old when a presidential candidate came to the California Democratic convention and said, ‘It’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans.’ That candidate was then-Senator Joe Biden. Joe Biden was right when he said it was time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans 32 years ago. He’s still right today.”

That seems kind of mean.

Joy responded:

“So, it’s almost like calling him, so Gramps wants to run for president. I thought it was, like, really, you little whippersnapper? Shut up. You know? I don’t know. That wasn’t nice. That was an ageist comment. And pushing your way through because you’re young. Come on.”

Joy scores a gold star with me!

Ana Navarro seconded, reducing the 38-year-old California representative to symbol. But not cool like Prince did:

“It was a guy who is an asterisk in the polls, Swalwell trying to make a name for himself by doing something that was inflammatory, and it was very provoking.”

Then the show’s David Banner got in the mix. She pointed with swagger and attitude during the “asterisk” part. It was easy to imagine the “-terisk” part not being there:

“Did it change my opinion of him? No, but what I will say is Eric Swalwell with this ageist crap? I hate it. I work with women of all ages. I want experience and people who know how Washington works and who have served and had a life and experiences they can bring that to the White House, whoever that is. I thought Pete Buttigieg looked real young last night and real green, and Eric Swalwell, take a seat. As [Ana] said, you’re an asterisk on the end. Okay.”



I’d guess that many feel the same. The debate audience didn’t seem to appreciate stunning Eric’s lack of respect for his elders.

Bill Maher’s in Meghan’s camp. Here’s what he thought of Mr. Get-Off-the-Stage-Old-Man:

“Eric Swalwell. I like him. But, you know, too young. … Get the **** out.”

-ALEX

 

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Gaffe-Machine Joe Biden Made A Big Splash In Seattle This Weekend

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Joe Biden just can’t seem to help himself. The former vice president spoke at a Pride weekend fundraiser on Saturday in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, guests had paid a minimum of $1,000 to dine at the home of public relations executive and gay rights activist Roger Nyhus and to meet the candidate.

Biden told the crowd that, as vice president, he was one of the first Obama administration officials to support same-sex marriage. He spoke about how far the country has come in terms of recognizing the rights of the LGBT community.

According to the Seattle Times, Biden said that “just five years ago, it would have been acceptable for a businessman to make “fun of a gay waiter.””

His remark was not received well by guests who called out, “Not in Seattle!”

It wouldn’t have been acceptable anywhere in the U.S. to make fun of a gay waiter five years ago or even fifteen years ago. In fact, why would anyone make fun of a gay waiter anyway?

Afterward he attended a second fundraiser at the home of former Microsoft President Jon Shirley and his wife Kim where guests had paid $2,800 each to attend. The host presented Biden as “the best candidate to beat Donald Trump,” and said he would restore “honor, dignity, compassion and honesty to the White House.”

The Shirleys are known for their fine art collection and their home is filled with paintings and sculptures. Following Shirley’s warm complimentary introduction, Biden said it was “great to be back in this great museum.”

How to win friends and influence people!

Here we are sixteen months out from the election. Biden has had a rough week. He spoke endearingly of his segregationist former colleagues, and Kamala Harris turned those remarks into a  club and used it to bludgeon him during the debate. Those comments, on top of his flip-flop-flip on the Hyde Amendment, just cost him the support of one of his largest fundraisers, San Francisco based lawyer Tom McInerney. According to FiveThirtyEight’s post-debate poll, Biden’s support dropped 10 points after his poor performance. And he just can’t seem to stop himself from making unforced errors.

When Biden was riding high last December, he said “I am a gaffe machine.” In reference to President Trump, he added, “But my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth.”

Or maybe not.

Perhaps Biden was correct when, during the debate he said, “My time is up.”

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Prosecutors May Not Pursue Charges Against Alabama Woman Who Started a Fight That Killed Her Unborn Child – Should They?

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On Thursday, I covered the very political case of 27-year-old Alabama resident Marshae Jones, who started a fight last December which resulted in her getting shot in the stomach. Subsequently, her 5-months-along unborn child died. Marshae was charged for the baby’s death (here).

That’s quite a different attitude toward the unborn compared to, say, New York, where the citizenry’s been told it’s welcome to murder a baby only seconds before it’s born (here and here).

But now prosecutors are saying they may not go forward with the charges.

In a press release, District Attorney Lynneice Washington’s office announced they’ve not yet decided whether to pursue the manslaughter charge, reduce it, or drop the whole thing:

Foremost, it should be stated that this is a truly tragic case, resulting in the death of an unborn child,” the release stated. “We feel sympathy for the families involved, including Ms. Jones, who lost her unborn child. The fact that this tragedy was 100% avoidable makes this case even more disheartening.”

Plus, as reported by USA Today, there’s a little bit of shaky legal business at work:

[Marshae’s] charge appears to contradict a portion of Alabama’s Criminal Code. Though the code does include “fetal homicide” language, which defines an “unborn child in utero” as a human being, regardless of viability, the code also states that the prosecution of “any woman with respect to her unborn child” should not be permitted under criminal homicide charges like manslaughter.

“It’s the plain language of the statute,” said Andrew Skier, a Montgomery-based criminal defense attorney.

[A]fter reviewing the state code, Skier said he would file a motion to dismiss if he were involved in the case, “based on that statute” alone.

As would be expected, Planned Parenthood isn’t a fan of the case. That was made clear by Staci Fox, President and CEO of PP Southeast:

“The prosecution of Marshae Jones is absolutely reprehensible. It is more proof that Alabama will do everything in its power to criminalize pregnancy — especially for black women.”

Especially??

But there is precedent, in a way. More from USA Today, in this instance echoing what some of you pointed out in response to the initial story:

Though the indictment of a woman for her own pregnancy loss is unusual in Alabama, it is not unusual for prosecutors to charge people with murder even if they never killed anyone. Felony murder doctrine allows for murder prosecutions if someone dies in the course of an felony.

Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, what do you think the district attorney should do? In the last discussion, many of you remarked on the legal aspect. What about the moral one? What would be just?

I look forward to hearing from you all.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere and here.

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First Post Democratic Debate Poll Results Are In, Harris Up, Biden Down

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FiveThirtyEight partnered with Morning Consult to ask likely voters, “Who do you think won?” In order to get an idea of which candidates gained (or lost) support as a result of their debate performances, they asked likely voters who they would vote for before and after each debate. This enabled them to determine where that support came from (or went to). Their results provide a snapshot of where the candidates stood going into the first debate, their position the next morning and where they finished the morning after the second debate.

The results showed that Kamala Harris was the biggest winner from the first round of debates. Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro saw modest increases in support. Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker performed somewhat well in their debates, although they did not receive significant increases in support.

Joe Biden was the biggest loser.

Here are some of the significant changes by candidate:

 

Kamala Harris: Gain: 8.7%

Before first debate: 7.9%

After first debate: 6.3%

After second debate: 16.6%

Change in Favorability: +10.7%

Change in Unfavorability: +1.5%

According to FiveThirtyEight statistics, the increase in Harris’ support came from Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

 

Elizabeth Warren: Gain: 1.8%

Before first debate: 12.6%

After first debate: 18%

After second debate: 14.4%

Change in Favorability: +1%

Change in Unfavorability: -1%

 

Bernie Sanders: Gain 2.9%

Before first debate: 14.4%

After first debate: 16.4%

After second debate: 17.3%

Change in Favorability: +2%

Change in Unfavorability: -0.1%

 

Julian Castro: Gain 1%

Before first debate: 0.7%

After first debate: 2.1%

After second debate: 1.7%

Change in Favorability: +18.5%

Change in Unfavorability: +2.4%

 

Joe Biden: Loss: 10%

Before first debate: 41.5%

After first debate: 35.4%

After second debate: 31.5%

Change in Favorability: -1%

Change in Unfavorability: +3%

 

Pete Buttigieg: Loss: 1.9%

Before first debate: 6.7%

After first debate: 4.4%

After second debate: 4.8%

Change in Favorability: +9.4%

Change in Unfavorability: +3.8%

 

Corey Booker: Loss: 0.2%

Before first debate: 3%

After first debate: 3.9%

After second debate: 2.8%

Change in Favorability: +9.9%

Change in Unfavorability: +1.9%

 

Beto O’Rourke: Loss: 1.4%

Before first debate: 3.6%

After first debate: 2.8%

After second debate: 2.2%

Change in Favorability: +2.4%

Change in Unfavorability: +6.7%

Many of the lesser known candidates saw an 8-10% increase in their favorability ratings. I would include Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Eric Swalwell, Bill deBlasio, Tim Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, John Delaney, Andrew Yang, John Hickenlooper, Michael Bennet and Marianne Williamson.

Julian Castro increased his favorability by a whopping 18.5%.

Marianne Williamson increased her unfavorability by 16.6%. Next was Andrew Yang by 11%. Eric Swalwell and Michael Bennet each increased their unfavorability by 10.2%, John Hickenlooper by 9.8%, John Delaney by 8.6% and others by lesser amounts.

I agree with comedian and talk show host Bill Maher’s assessment that half of the field should bow out at this point. This would include former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, spiritual guru Marianne Williamson, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. My colleague, Alex Parker, posted about this last night here.

I would include Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in that list, and probably Maher would too, but she happened to be a guest on his program when he was discussing the list.

 

Note: Full FiveThirtyEight survey results can be viewed here.

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Take That Dennis Rodman, Trump Meets Kim In The DMZ

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In just a blink of an eye, the 45th President of the United States became the most famous American to ever step foot in North Korea and topple Dennis Rodman for that honor.

Who would have thunk it?

In the clearest example of the new phrase “Twitter Diplomacy” ever coming to fruition Donald Trump met North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un at the DMZ earlier today and actually crossed over into North Korea to become the first U.S. President to ever do so.

According to Fox News

Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot inside the Hermit Kingdom.

“I was proud to step over the line,” Trump told Kim later, inside the Freedom House on the South Korea side, according to the Associated Press. “It is a great day for the world.”

Kim appeared pleased by the meeting, the report said.

“I believe this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future,” Kim said of Trump, according to the AP. He added that he was “surprised” when Trump extended the invitation on Saturday.

The North Koreans have so far shown that they are still playing the game that they used in the 90’s when they shook the United States for hundreds of millions of dollars giving promises they never kept. Trump so far has not played that game with money but has allowed Kim to benefit with these photo ops.

How long this can continue with no real strategic breakthrough in negotiations? If it were up to me it would be now. Now with this third meeting if the North does not play ball there is simply no reason for another meeting or invite to the White House. They have not done anything to warrant it. Allow Mike Pompeo to do what he does well and get a deal in place that can be enforced before even another phone call is exchanged between the two leaders.

Even Trumps detractors will have to concede that he knows how to maximize a public relations opportunity and this one event will probably get a whole wing at the future Donald Trump Presidential Library.

Look for Dennis Rodman spending a lot of time there shaking his head wondering how he in a blink of an eye no longer was the most famous American to visit the North.

So. Sad.

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