Topic Archive: Trump

Low Yield and High Hopes: Reasons for Optimism

Posted: February 15, 2020 by Brian Johnston

A cursory glance at today's headlines tells a different story than what is typically drip-fed to us by the mainstream media. A Republican initiative to plant a trillion trees, the political awakening of American youth, and a big-picture look at the impact of next-generation nuclear weapons on arms control negotiations are just a few of the topics on hand for today's Proversation.

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Toldja So?

Posted: June 5, 2018 by Brian Johnston

Many of my more conservative friends have been waiting for their ‘toldja so’ moment with me. Noting that this is the first time in my life that I didn’t pull the trigger for the GOP Presidential candidate, people who know me well have been racking up talking points for why I should be liking what I see and why I ought to reconsider my vote when the opportunity to re-elect Trump comes in two and a half years. Are they correct?

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Trump Loves A Parade

Posted: March 4, 2018 by Brian Johnston

Last year while on his first visit to France as President, Donald Trump could hardly contain himself at the spectacle of Emmanuel Macron’s Bastille Day Parade—replete with military procession and armaments. He even said as much to Macron himself, “We’re going to have to try to top it.”

One could take such a statement many ways. On surface level, it could and should be considered a simple diplomatic gesture of gratitude and a tip of the hat to one of our most valued allies. After all, who goes to a party and doesn’t tell the host their event is wonderful and how grateful they are to be there? Sounds like simple courtesy.

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