Trump on NATO: ‘I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.’

“I complained about that a long time ago, and they made a change — and now they do fight terrorism,” Trump said

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

Trump appears dazzled by being able to bomb Syria over dessert

Trump mentioned dessert five times while explaining how he told Xi Jinping about attacking Syria.

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Trump says he ordered strikes on Syria over dessert with Xi

President Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo on April 12, that his order to send airstrikes against a Syrian airfield took place during dessert with Chinese President Xi at Mar-a-Lago, as Xi ate, "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen."

In explaining his reasons for the Syria strike, Trump focuses on Obama

“What I did should have been done by the Obama administration a long time before I did it,” Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday.

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Key events in the career of Iran’s Ahmadinejad

(Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press)

Key events in the career of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a hard-line firebrand who has surprised Iran by filing paperwork to seek the presidency again in next month’s election:

We’re still living in Hitler’s world

Today’s politicians can’t escape the effects of World War II and fascism.

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Trump administration unveils intelligence discrediting Russia’s claims on chemical attack in Syria

(The Washington Post)

The declassified findings formed part of a coordinated broadside against Moscow from the White House, State Department and Pentagon.

Spicer: Hitler ‘didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,’ although he sent Jews to ‘the Holocaust center’

Spicer was given the opportunity to clarify his comment, which only complicated things.

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Trump promised an ‘unpredictable’ foreign policy. To allies, it looks incoherent.

(Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)

Diplomats look for answers and find few in the early days of the Trump administration.