When President Barack Obama contended with an Ebola oubreak, Mr. Trump demanded measures like canceling flights, forcing quarantines and even denying the return of American medical workers.
Michael CrowleyTrump assured Americans today that warmer weather will likely kill off the coronavirus.
But experts call that a premature claim to make about a little-understood virus.
It was not Trump’s first questionable statement on the subject.
Michael CrowleyEven before Trump made a dubious scientific claim about coronavirus today, some experts worried about his suitability to manage an epidemic
Neoconservatives have long urged action against Iran, just as they once did about Iraq.
Michael CrowleyAt least two 'Never Trump’ neocons called for Suleimani’s capture or killing years ago. They’re among several Iraq War supporters now applauding Trump, to the alarm of their critics.
The anger over a new citizenship law has led to unrest in more than a dozen cities as people fear it could endanger the nation’s sizable Muslim minority.
Michael CrowleyOne storyline of 2019 is creeping authoritarianism. Another is people power. Major protests this year in Hong Kong, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Sudan, Chile, Bolivia, Russia, France — and now India.
The American was safely evacuated, but the episode was the latest indication that Russian intimidation of American officials has reached levels unseen since the Cold War.
Michael Crowley“They could have killed this guy”: Russian authorities interfered with the medical evacuation of a US embassy employee in Moscow, in what officials call a dangerous new twist in a campaign of diplomatic harassment. New from me and @EricSchmittNYT
The impeachment inquiry is in some ways the culmination of a battle between the president and the government institutions he distrusted and disparaged.
Michael CrowleyAt first, “it was always a one-off. ‘This diplomat resigned.’ Then the story would disappear three hours later. It never went anywhere.”
“Now,” he added, “these people have a platform. And not just a platform, a megaphone.”
Describing his opposition to foreign interventions, the president has spoken with unusual candor about a sensitive subject.
Michael CrowleyTwo views expressed here:
1. “I think it’s disrespectful... He’s politicizing casualties.”
2. “Policymakers, especially here in Washington, D.C., need to understand that these wars have a real cost.”