President Trump Tuesday rebutted a contention by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that Trump’s “reckless” behavior was putting the United States on a path toward World War III.
Trump took questions today from reporters during a visit to the Oval Office by Henry Kissinger:
Question: Mr. President, is Senator Corker right that you’re putting the U.S. on the path to World War III?
Trump: We were on the wrong path before. All you have to do is take a look. If you look over the last 25 years through numerous administrations, we were on a path to a very big problem — a problem like this world has never seen. We’re on the right path right now, believe me.
He’s right. He’s exactly right. If anyone put us on a path toward World War III, it was Corker. He arranged things in the Senate so that instead of Barack Obama needing a two-thirds majority to approve the Iran treaty, as required under the Constitution, a two-thirds majority was needed to reject the deal. The agreement, of course, allows Iran to make nuclear weapons in about a decade.
Sounds like World War III to me.
Many who supported Trump worry about his rashness. But they believe he was well worth the risk.
The fact is that nothing has gotten us closer to the abyss, whether it’s the debt, ISIS, or nuclear weapons for North Korea and Iran, than the cool, calm heads that reign in the Washington establishment. These people ultimately believe that other countries think like we do and can be persuaded by reason. They can’t.
American voters reasoned that Trump is someone who won’t accept the status quo that is potentially leading us to doom. They decided he was bold enough and strong enough in his beliefs that he would do something to change it. He’s not a pussy, and he doesn’t assume that Ayatollah Khamenei “gets it.” And that makes Trump a lot less dangerous than Barack Obama, who was afraid to act and who didn’t understand other cultures as well as Trump does.
That’s right, Trump gets foreigners better than Obama.
Here’s Trump with Kissinger. Earlier, a crane had deposited Kissinger into his seat, where he awaited Trump.