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Author Archives: Keith Koffler

Trump Handled The Iran Crisis Poorly, but His Flexibility May Have Avoided a War

President Trump’s decision not to go ahead with a retaliatory strike on Iran may have prevented a war by avoiding one of the reasons for unnecessary conflict: Leaders trapped into rigid thinking and plans under which they believe their hand has been forced. Let’s be clear. Trump’s response was bungled. He’s managed to do this… Continue Reading

Trump Raises $24M in 24 Hours

That is what’s known as a “torrid pace.” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted out the news earlier today. You’ve lately been noticing lots of polls suggesting Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden would beat President Trump by 10 points. Those polls, despite being enthusiastically covered in the press, are completely meaningless, and the reporters on the… Continue Reading

Video || Trump Takes Time out of Campaign Kickoff Rally to Honor Sarah Sanders

President Trump offered a tremendous tribute Tuesday night to Sarah Sanders, a woman who has been unfairly maligned and whose family has been attacked because of her role as a spokeswoman for the White House. I’ve covered many presidents and dealt with many press secretaries. Every reporter knows and accepts that the job of a… Continue Reading

Jim Acosta’s New Book is Bombing

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s relentless self-promotion show has hit a snag, with his latest production bombing at the box office. That is, his book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” isn’t selling. Just one week after being released, it has already sunk to #488 on Amazon as… Continue Reading

WSJ Editorial: Trump’s Iran Policy Can Succeed

So everyone, from Democrats, to journalists, to all of Europe, is pissing in their pants because Iran is threatening to increase its production of uranium in response to President Trump’s sanctions and supposed belligerance. The United States has to make a decision about whether it can live with a brutal, terrorism-sponsoring Iranian theocracy with nuclear… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, June 18, 2019

11:30 am || Receives his intelligence briefing3:50 pm || With the first lady, departs the White House6:10 pm || Arrives Orlando, Florida7:30 pm || Delivers remarks at his official campaign kickoff; Orlando, Florida10:00 pm || Departs Orlando, Florida11:25 pm || Arrives in Doral, Florida where he remains overnight All times Eastern Continue Reading

Video || Trump Tells Chief of Staff Mulvaney to Leave the Room for Coughing

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney ruined the take by coughing during President Trump’s recent Oval Office interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Trump, of course, is a TV veteran who knows what works on camera. Distracting noises do not. Now, this is going viral with the insinuation that Trump is ever-so-touchy, a jerk, etc.… Continue Reading