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The 'Ultimate Diversionary Tactic': Wag-the-Dog Concerns Emerge as Trump Cancels Pompeo's North Korea Trip

The 'Ultimate Diversionary Tactic': Wag-the-Dog Concerns Emerge as Trump Cancels Pompeo's North Korea Trip

Jake Johnson, staff writer

In a move that triggered fresh recognition of the power President Donald Trump possesses to ratchet up tensions—or even start a war—with a foreign adversary in order to distract from the "legal hurricane" that now engulfs his administration, Trump announced on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be visiting North Korea for scheduled high-level talks.

In the pages of Foreign Policy Journal, Noam Chomsky stated that a cornered Trump is “going to react like a maniac. Might try to start a war in the United States. He might start nuking people. He might do anything. Anything that goes after him personally is very dangerous.”
Will anyone in the White House or Pentagon resist? Doubtful, now that they’re down to the third of fourth generation of sycophants there, having fired the previous ones.

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The ghost of Dick Nixon is shaking his jowls and exclaiming “I am not a Trump.”

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Funny as sh!t.

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I agree with Paul Pillar that Iran is the most likely country Trump will use to distract from his personal problems.The obvious failure of his Korean Photo Op is embarrassing. He is bringing up Korea to try to pressure China on Tariffs, with no success.