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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.