Welcome to the first week of Trump’s America 2018.
January 1 was a relatively quiet day in the news cycle. The following day, however, was filled with a barrage of breaking news on, dare we say, foreign policy?
In response to Kim Jong-Un’s New Year’s Day speech where the North Korean leader referenced his nuclear “button,” President Trump tweeted, “Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
The week continued with Attorney General Jeff Sessions breaking his boss’ promise to leave marijuana legalization up to the states. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley threw a party reception for countries that didn’t condemn the United States’ decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The biggest bombshell of the week was Michael Wolff’s newly-published book, Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House, and the chaos it unleashed within the administration. The book features scathing comments from top aides about the Trump White House. Trump’s lawyers tried to stop the book from being published by filing cease and desist letters to former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, Wolff and his publisher, Henry Holt and Co.
That’s not all. Check out more of the week’s drama in the video above.