Perhaps you thought nothing could get more surreal than Donald Trump nearly starting WW3 with Russia over chocolate cake with the Chinese President in his golf club, well, it could. Today’s White House briefing of Senators, is turning out to be even more bizarre.
Congressional officials are asking why the briefing, which could result in a chain of events that see America enter into a devastating war with North Korea and WW3, is occuring at the White House at all, and not at Capitol Hill, as usual, according to CNN.
“I, frankly, don’t understand why it’s not easier to bring four people here than it is to take 100 there,” said Senator Angus King.
The Trump team say the Whie House location underlines the importance that Trump places on the meeting. Yet, now it turns out, the enigmatic Trump may not even attend the briefing.
“If he attends — which is not determined — it will just be a brief drop-by,” a Trump official said.
A brief drop by? Does that show Trump takes the briefing seriously? If he doesn’t take the briefing seriously, why hold it at the White House?
Or is he going to drop by declaring he has just launched 59 nukes against North Korea, putting the Senators before a fait accompli?
“Is this a real briefing or is this another Trump dog-and-pony show? This feels very much that this is just a Trump request to hold a photo-op, it is totally outside the normal boundaries,” said a Democratic congressional aide, who also questioned the security of the White House auditorium.
“A (secure facility) exists (on Capitol Hill) for a reason,” the aide said. “Will he be treating this as a stunt, is that the approach that he is bringing the briefing or will this be a serious conversation about North Korea?”