2/17/17: President Trump has spoken with nearly 30 foreign leaders since winning the election on Nov 8, 2016.
2/2/17: Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran to punish Tehran for its recent aggressive behavior including its ballistic missile program and terrorism sponsorship. We say its about time. Something had to be done. Their recent actions included over 300 incidents of taunting US ships, detaining US sailors and broadcasting them surrendering to Iranian forces on their knees, multiple ballistic missile tests, capturing a US drone , imprisoning four American hostages and publicly threatening America on several occasions. Amazingly, Iran's dangerous behavior continued even after the Obama administration released to them an estimated $150 billion dollars in assets and also paid Iran an additional $400 million in cash for release of hostages.
2/15/17: Trump directly tells Netanyahu to 'hold off on settlements for a bit in Israel. President Trump stated "As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit," "We'll work something out, but I would like to see a deal be made. I think a deal will be made."
We agree with President Trump here. This is arguably the most complex world issue that no previous U.S. President could solve. But there is absolutely no chance of a two state solution as long as Israel keeps building settlements. Granted the Palestinians don't recognize Israel as a legitimate state however for decades Israel has pursued a policy of building Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinians territory. Most countries view the settlements as an obstacle to peace but many in Israel disagree, citing a biblical, historical and political connection to the land as well as security interests.
1/25/17: The Trump administration froze Obama’s attempt to send $221 million to the Palestinian Athuthority. Congress had initially approved the Palestinian funding in budget years 2015 and 2016, with the US Agency for International Development sending the Palestinians $355 million in 2015. Most all Americans can't understand why the American government continues to send billions of dollars overseas, especially to countries and organizations that publicly threaten and criticize America. This money instead would be much better used if it went towards America's infrastructure, helping the vets, homelessness, innovation, fighting crime or strengthening the military.
A very complicated issue. One that was ignored by President Obama during his 8 years in office. During that time Syria has entrenched itself in a seven year civil war resulting in displacing millions of Sryian refugees all over the world. President Obama's red line was ignored by the brutal Syrian President Bashar al-Assadin in 2013 when he killed more than 1,400 civilians in Syrian using chemical weapons. America was criticized for not acting as leader of the world and allowing a cancer of the globe to grow. Barack Obama, who declared a red line against Syria and failed to enforce it in 2013, settlled instead for a deal on chemical weapons. The Obama administration declared repeatedly that they had successfully made a deal with Syria to get rid of "100%" of their chemical weapons.
4/3/17: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assadin ordered another chemical attack in northern Syria killing at least 85 people, including 20 children. This time, with President Trump at the helm, the reaction was much different. As the world watched, America responded quickly by launching 59 tomahawk missles striking the Syrian military airfield that was responsible for the chemical attack on the Syrian civilians.
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