Transcript for Trump struggles to unify with North Korea, NFL comments
Good morning. Donald Trump promised to be a ewe fie enwher he was running for office. If that hapts he hoped to achieve, he's not having much success. According to our new ABC news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 66% of all Americans, including nearly 4 in 10 conservatives think trump has done more to divide the country than unite it. Instead of bringing the country together, he's proved to be a provocateur. And as we are reminded yet again this week, when the president tries to be provocative, it can have real consequences. Let's start with North Korea. President trump at the U.N. This week, threatening to totally destroy the reclusive nation. That nirng the eye of Kim Jong-un escalating tensions so da matticly, we were left with this split screen yesterday. On the left, b-1 bombers flying farther north of the dmz than any American planes have in decades. On the right, that was north Korea's foreign minister, tletenning that launching his country's missiles and hitting the U.S. Is now quote enevidentable. This day afrs hez said his country could debten nay a high drone general bomb over the pacific ocean. That would be major escalation. It's been decades since the last atmospheric h-bomb tests were conducted. Despite the toll, it could fry electrical grids. It is an understandably frightening thought. This morning, a very different cause for concern here at home. A concern once again provoked by the president. There he was, Friday night, in Alabama, wading once more into the thicket of race relations in the country, attacking the predominantly African-American NFL players saying they're protesting racial injustice. Wouldn't you love the see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a Off the field right now. Out, he's fired. He's fired! While some, including in the military, find it deeply offensive not the stand for a flag for which many have given their lives, condemnation of trump's comments was widespread. From players across the league. Nearly half of all NFL teams, the NFL xhirgs, NBA star Lebron James, spreading to baseball last night. The president's response? Taking to Twitter. Doubling down on his attacks. Even suggesting fans boycott the NFL. Of course, we have seen that before. The president provokes on race, takes criticism, refuses to back down.
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