Incredible – President Donald Trump Historic Visit to North Korea CTH - June 30, 2019
The world was watching history being made and overnight millions of Americans stayed up to watch the first sitting U.S. president cross into North Korea. President Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un took a massive step toward deconfliction and peace.
CTH doesn’t want to devalue the history of this moment by over analyzing the dynamic. This is an incredible moment in history as U.S. President Donald Trump carries the hopes of tens-of-millions toward a peaceful outcome in North Korea.
Feckless "reporter" "...are you afraid of offending him on that subject?"
Pres. Trump: "Not at all. I don't really care about offending people. I sort of thought you would know that"
Trump invades N. Korea!
At the most uptight and dangerous border crossing, where layers of protocol and hate fester for generations, the Bad Orange Man strolled through the dead line where N Korean guards are shot by each other when trying to escape Kim's hell on Earth.
The President walked right through the sights of multiple rifles to greet Kim in his own country.
On the one hand, a propaganda coup for Kim, "see how the American President came to me as a beggar so that I would spare his country from my wrath? Am I not The One?" But he'd say more or less that any way, after all, they tell the people that the charity food aid is the West paying tribute to his magnificence. ( and he's not all wrong )
And Trump trolled the feces right out of the press at the same time. What he did Just Isn't Done! No one just strolls through a death trap without ceremony!
Note that Trump met with China's God-King Xi before visiting Kim. I don't know if Trump's stategery will work, but it's certain previous administration's didn't.
State-run media produced that video. It's propaganda, to be sure, but it's positive propaganda.
I've read that this is the first time a US president visited the DMZ wearing a suit and tie, not a bomber jacket. (Remember the famous pic of Resident 0bama peering through binoculars into NK while hiding behind the bulletproof glass? Prolly looking for his magic wand...)
I've also read that this is the first time a US President visited the DMZ not flanked by US military generals.
History in the making, and.......we're not done yet.
Trump might have a vest, but NO ONE in literally decades has strolled across the dead line like that. If he was faking unconcern, he did it well.
I'm sure the SS had instructions to shoot the Supreme Leader if the Norks shot Donald, and there had to be staff at the artillery positions ready to order an all out barrage of the thousands of N. Korean artillery lining the border, & there were fighters with pilots in cockpit ready to strike, but none of that would be publicized, ( except for treasonous scum who hate Trump & America ) and none of that changes the brass balls effect of that short stroll.
I don't have to like the guy to be honest about that. ( in fact, the Fundamental Difference between ideologies in the U.S. is being honest about criticism vs. lying to steal power )
That announcer sounded beside himself with excitement.
Translated North Korean Broadcast Even More Optimistic and Respectful Than Initial Review CTH - July 3, 2019
Jumping Ju-Ju bones. Wow. The North Korean broadcast of the meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un has now been fully translated to English.
Initially, even without the translation, we could see the optimistic message and a mutual strategy that would align the interests of Chairman Kim and President Trump. However, the translation is even better than anticipated. The message to the North Korean people is not just optimism and propaganda, the message directly and purposefully conveys an incredibly strong message of respect for U.S. President Trump. WATCH:
Traditional propaganda messaging would convey great power and respect for Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un and a message of moderate diminishment toward the U.S. President. This type of propaganda narrative is also what the U.S. Main Street Media had stated Kim Jong-un would use. But they’re wrong… all of them.
The actual message conveyed to the citizens of North Korea is one of united celebration and magnanimous respect for Chairman Kim and President Trump. The broadcast specifically cites “wisdom”, “respect” and praise for the “incredible courage” of President Donald J. Trump. Exactly the opposite message predicted by the DC naysayers.
All over southeast Asia the media reports are optimistic, positive and upbeat with the possibility of a generational crisis finally coming to an end. President Trump is being called a hero throughout Southeast Asia for bringing peace to Korea.
Yes, the DPRK broadcast is "propaganda," but this type of propaganda, with a message of optimism and peace that proclaims the dignity and respect of both leaders, is the best kind of propaganda. This is not anti-American, this is specifically pro-American.
What an incredible shift in the dynamic.
Watch the cinematography of the video and it’s obvious the DPRK message is strategically positive. The emphasis on Moon Jae-in also indicates a hopefulness of a unified Korea. Both leaders united; both nations at peace. Incredible.
Happiness and optimism for the future of North Korea is the message. The video and accompanying storyline makes it clear how Kim Jong-un is comfortable, joyful and mutually respectful around U.S. President Trump.
The more this message is broadcast the greater likelihood President Trump and Kim Jong-Un will achieve a peace agreement and break free from the captivity of Chinese manipulation.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to have seen the brilliance of this approach now, and is positioning himself to facilitate, not impede. Under this unified Trump-Kim strategy to weaken the illicit influence of Beijing’s dragon masters, the people of North Korea need to regard President Trump as an ally; this strengthens the position of Chairman Kim amid his own people.
With the people of North Korea genuinely supporting Kim, over time the Beijing elements within the Kim government can be isolated and removed. The goal is peace, diminishment of Beijing authoritarian influence/control, and with eventual release – freedom for the entire Korean peninsula.
I am apt to believe that [the Declaration of Independence] will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. -- I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. -- Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
-- John Adams - July 3, 1776
What to Expect at This Year's Annual Fourth of July Celebration US Department of the Interior - July 1, 2019
WASHINGTON – This year's annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall will feature music, flyovers, fireworks, and an address by President Donald J. Trump. Salute to America will honor each of the nation’s five service branches with music, military demonstrations, multiple flyovers including a flight demonstration by the Blue Angels, and much more.
One-of-a-kind music and air power experience
Pensacola News Journal: Blue Angels Will Perform At Trump's Salute to America Fourth of July Celebration
“The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform a flight demonstration at President Donald Trump's ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July Celebration in Washington, D.C. next week… The demonstration will be one of multiple aircraft flyovers at the star-spangled event.” (6/28/2019)
MilitaryTimes: Navy’s Blue Angels Set to Participate in Flight Demonstration for Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration
“The Navy’s Blue Angels will perform a flight demonstration at President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration, according to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt… The celebration includes a parade honoring Independence Day and will also feature a fife and drum corps, military units and drill teams.” (6/28/2019)
WJLA: The Blue Angels Will Do A Flyover During D.C.'S Fourth Of July Celebration
“D.C.'s annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Blue Angels flyover… Salute to America will honor each of the nation’s five service branches with music, military demonstrations and flyovers. Participants include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (‘Pershing’s Own’), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others.” (6/28/2019)
The Hill: Trump Administration Unveils New Details About July Fourth Fireworks, Flyover
“President Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event in Washington, D.C., is primed to be one of the longest fireworks shows and will feature a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. New details released by the Interior Department on Friday show that the annual spectacle that has been amped up…” (6/28/2019)
A spectacular fireworks show
Washington Examiner: Boom: Donations to Trump’s July Fourth ‘Salute’ to Double Fireworks Display, Longest Ever “Washington’s July Fourth ‘Salute to America’ envisioned by President Trump will conclude with the capital’s longest ever fireworks display thanks to donations being made by two of America’s biggest pyrotechnics outfits.” (6/24/2019)
WTOP: National Mall Fireworks Show Promises to Be Biggest Ever, Thanks to Donations “President Donald Trump’s inaugural July 4 ‘Salute to America’ on the National Mall aimed to be big — but now it’s shooting to be the biggest fireworks display ever held in the D.C. region, thanks to donations from two of the U.S.’ biggest pyrotechnic companies… Phantom and Grucci’s pyrotechnic donations are valued at $750,000.” (6/26/2019)
Schedule of Events
National Independence Day Parade – Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street NW 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more celebrate Independence Day in this patriotic, flag-waving, red, white and blue celebration of America's birthday! Visit the National Independence Day Parade for more information.
Salute to America – Lincoln Memorial 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. President Donald J. Trump honors America’s armed forces with music, military demonstrations, flyovers and much more. Participants include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others. Gates open at 3 p.m.
A Capitol Fourth Concert – West Lawn the U.S. Capitol 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Symphony Orchestra, join host John Stamos for an all-star salute to America's 243rd birthday with performances by Grammy Award-winning music legend Carole King, multi-platinum recording artist Vanessa Williams, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, the National Symphony Orchestra, a special appearance by the Sesame Street Muppets, and much more! Gates open at 3 p.m. Visit A Capitol Fourth for more information.
Fireworks Display 9:07 p.m. – 9:42 p.m. Independence Day celebrations culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall. The fireworks will be launched from West Potomac Park and behind the Lincoln Memorial. They will be visible from locations throughout D.C. and Northern Virginia.
For additional information about the day’s events, including security restrictions, public access points, road closures and prohibited items, please visit the National Park Service website. Complete information and updates on the Independence Day celebration can be found here.
wish i could get to DC to see the fireworks. firworks by Grucci is a great company and they do amazing shows. they are my hometown fireworks company (Bellport, Long Island). I have a few friends that currently work there.
I saw that MSNBC will not be one of those networks. Dozens of people won't know it's happening!
I see what you did there. Nice!
The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!
-- President Donald J. Trump, 10:30 AM - Jul 3, 2019
I just...don't like the climate right now and am honestly worried about what could go wrong, if the wrong people are in those crowds. I hope for the best...but I have nightmares that it'll be Portland. Or Chicago. The potential is there. The "stupid" is there. I just hope the preparation is there, and responsive enough.
I have a flatscreen hooked to surround and a subwoofer. I'll be OK in my living room.
For a 5842# Lincoln Navigator with 285 size tires to have as low a pressure, the tire contact patches would have to be over 8 inches long. All the clowns bitching about road damage are shooting from the hip without any, like, facts as a basis.