Calls that Donald Trump makes to foreign leaders have consistently alarmed US officials, a new report from CNN found.
Hundreds of classified calls with heads of state have gone so poorly that insiders including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff say Trump poses “a danger to national security of the United States”.
The sources said there was little evidence that the President became more skillful or competent in his telephone conversations with most heads of state over time. Rather, he continued to believe that he could either charm, jawbone or bully almost any foreign leader into capitulating to his will, and often pursued goals more attuned to his own agenda than what many of his senior advisers considered the national interest.
Arizona governor Doug Ducey has rolled back state pandemic reopening processes and ordered bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks around the state to be closed for at least 30 days starting Monday night.
Following the expiration of Ducey’s stay-at-home orders in mid-May, most bars and nightclubs in Arizona reopened and the number of new cases of Covid-19 began to climb again.Continue reading...