Interesting Picture – Dennis Rodman Meets With Tom Bossert…

Back in April, 2018, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert was essentially fired (resigned) due to a conflict with incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton.

As the story was told at the time:  Bossert resisted a reorganization of the National Security Council that made him subordinate to the national security adviser, so Bolton told him to pack his bags and get out.

However, Tom Bossert was exceptional in his role as Homeland Security Adviser; with expertise on cyber defense, terrorism and national security responses to natural disasters. As a DHS expert Bossert’s communication and coordination skills during the 2017 storm season was particularly, and extraordinarily, effective.

Additionally, close-quarter White House staff held/hold very high opinion of Mr. Bossert, the highest; and POTUS Trump is not the type of person who would randomly allow such high caliber talent to leave an organization. Tom Bossert’s April announcement always seemed oddly out of step.

Today Dennis Rodman tweets this picture of himself and Tom Bossert in Singapore just after the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un.

(Twitter Link)

Hmmm?

Tom Bossert is no longer officially part of the Trump White House.

Yet Tom Bossert is in Singapore… liaising with Dennis Rodman.

Yesterday during a CNN interview, Dennis Rodman said he was contacted by a female emissary from the office of the president conveying thanks for his efforts and relaying a sentiment of appreciation and pride toward Mr. Rodman.

Today unofficial Tom Bossert meets with unofficial Dennis Rodman.

Curiouser and curiouser…

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233 Responses to Interesting Picture – Dennis Rodman Meets With Tom Bossert…

  1. I thought odd when I saw the tweet. Immediately thought of how highly you felt about Bossert. Interesting!

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  2. soozala says:

    To quote our GREAT President, “It’s a complicated business, folks…..” LOL!!

    Liked by 37 people

  3. WonkoTheSane says:

    I also heard Gorka calling in to a radio show from Singapore. I thought…’that’s odd’.

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    Really was! It was the last person I could see Dennis meeting with in Singapore. I replied to his tweet below:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      This tweet is so true!

      Liked by 60 people

      • Phillie_fan62 says:

        Well for one Micheal, they’re wrong a lot! Does that count? LOL that’s about the only thing though.

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        • Phillie_fan62 says:

          oops Michael, sorry for the misspell.

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        • NJF says:

          Evidently Little Ben Shapiro is having quite the melt down. He he.

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            Really? Please provide a link, I’d like to see it – because he’s done this before. He never got over his TDS after he lost his job and made an idiot of himself going after Corey Lewandowski to support that nutty hussy neverTrumpette who wrote a crappy book and married somebody else anyway.

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            • Quest says:

              Ben Shapiro melt down.

              Hope link works, if not pointer at Gateway Pundit.

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              • Peoria Jones says:

                Thanks! Not exactly a meltdown, but he’s obviously got personal issues.

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              • GenEarly says:

                Shapiro is a Putz, surely talks like one! What rodent headed logic! Keep following the Clintoon-Bushie-Obamy “model of success” with N. Korea. sheesh.

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              • rashomon says:

                Just take a deep breath and exhale, Shapiro. Your Speed Racer lectures are tiring

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              • Raven says:

                Ben Shapiro is correct in some aspects. No one would deny Kim runs a despotic regime, but . .

                I’ve been in sales all my life, so I see this agreement more like a real estate deal. You sign the contract and comply with it as time goes by.

                No one likes the human rights record of North Korea but putting that down as a stipulation up front may well scupper the whole thing. Bringing North Korea into the 21 century is a process and all that stuff will follow, methinks. This is a monumental change of direction for Kim.

                Why make that more difficult for Kim?
                To eat an elephant, you still have to do it one bight at a time.

                The other consideration is the strategic use of the optics.
                Everyone sees the deal as being done and if China want to meddle in it for their own gain, that will be made public also. This tactic sidelines China.

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                • OSP says:

                  Excellent, Raven

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                • cali says:

                  @Raven: I often think that many stories about what is going on in NK were told to keep that country isolated for those with real bad motives. Nobody really knows how much of it is even true.

                  Go back to the Saddam issue and how they engineered a war against him. He too was accused of throwing babies out of their incubator and yet, it was later found to be all lies. These lies worked because soldiers received orders to go to war.

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              • Plain Jane says:

                The staccato verbalization of the Pipsqueak grates on my body.

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              • covfefe999 says:

                So he assumes the worst and then tries to cover up his irrational pessimism by saying “if I end up being wrong I’ll admit I’m wrong”. Why not just be neutral and wait to see what happens LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE DO, Ben?

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              • Alleycats says:

                Ben Shapiro sounds like a cartoon character. What a pretentious little snot.

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              • shadowcole says:

                Anybody with a voice like that should never be on tv. I couldn’t get past, hey how are you, lol.

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              • clairebee says:

                Naive.

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          • JoAnn Leichliter says:

            Yes, and the National Review brain trust isn’t taking it well, either. I am waiting to see what Victor Davis Hanson and Conrad Black have to say, since they are the two intellectual heavy hitters left there.

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      • Maquis says:

        They have exacerbated all the ills that they fault Trump for solving.

        So there’s that…

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      • MAGA Magician pulls NORK rabbit out of the nuke hat

        Congratulations to all !

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      • Dontcha know it just totally chaps their asses that several people with NO political “experience” (as defined by the careerists in the DOS) have achieved what hundreds of lifers in the State Dept. failed to do.

        Dennis Rodman, PDJT and Mike Pompeo cannot ever be given enough credit for laying the groundwork for a very possible and very awesome outcome with NoKo. The DPRK can become a team player in the global trade scheme, while eliminating its dependence on (and taking orders from) China. The North Koreans can finally enjoy a better life, like their Southern Korean brethren, via regional foreign investments in NoKo, AND KJU will be a hero to his own people. Also important is that China can no longer use NoKo’s bad behavior as a wedge issue to gain the upper hand with the US on trade. That would be a win all around.

        If this can happen, it is a HUGE game changer in the region. We just have to hope that China and Russia won’t somehow sabotage this.

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        • Maquis says:

          Yes, we need to hope Russia and China don’t sabotage this. Conversely, Russia and China also better hope they don’t screw this up.

          Isolation like those countries have never known is a very real danger for those Outlaw Nations.

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        Goes to show until it’s time to Stand Up, you never know who’s a real Patriot!

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    • hellinahandbasket says:

      Come on, this is worthy of a Y U G E chuckle . . . because after everything we’ve been through since June 16, 2015 – this is absolutely hah-larious! (good, but completely hilarious!) Dennis Rodman worthy of the Presidential Medal of Freedom!
      Up is down, left is right, bad is good, wrong is right = Rodman + Presidential Medal
      If I didn’t see it written in your tweet, I would have never thought that word-combination would appear in a sentence string – never, ever! #MAGA

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      • fleporeblog says:

        I agree! Before yesterday, I could never have imagined it. Dennis Rodman will be known in the history books not because he played and won Championships in the NBA. That will be a footnote. He will be known as the one American that gave Kim a chance and believed peace was attainable.

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      • brh82 says:

        There is a large glam photo of Stormey Daniels on Dennis Rodman’s Twitter page. It contains audio of her saying, “There’s a storm comin’, Baby”. Twitter censors have the ability to tinker with every posting however they want. On this particular one, they have made it impossible to “block” the photo or the person who posted that Tweet. Dennis can’t take it off his page or silence the audio or stop the person who posted it from posting again on his page. You and I can’t either.

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    • tuskyou says:

      Thank you and God bless you for replying to Dennis. (I don’t tweet) but you captured my sentiments perfectly with your tweet.

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  5. deepdivemaga says:

    Mr. Sundance, please let us in on what you are thinking sir. I’m sure you have something might fine brewing.

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  6. TwoLaine says:

    And here I was just missing Tom last week when the WH posted their FEMA Central Planning pix and video for the year. I was wondering where he was and what he was up to. HOPING President TRUMP found something for him somewhere.

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    • ristvan says:

      Just checked. He is presently parked in DC as the Homeland Security consultant to ABC, and was undoubtedly in Singapore on behalf of ABC. Tye ABC role makes some news sense. Was FEMA: hurricanes and fires. Was NSC: cyber security and the ‘Russia DNC’ hack and the ‘NoKo Soko banh’ hack. Lots of newsworthy stuff where he can contribute deep perspective until something else suitable in the administration opens up.

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      • OSP says:

        What is the NoKo Soko banh’ hack, rist?

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      • Carrie2 says:

        ristvan, it occurs to me that the spying departments in England many years past always had “unemployed” spies and they worked with real successes. Could be our President is doing the same? Hmmm. Our President is far ahead of so many that they will never ever understand him or the Art of the Deal. He treated Kim as a man, a leader, and capable of being the leader of a great country and for sure never ever was done by any previous presidents or others. Over the hours, it was interesting to notice how Kim’s face and reactions were opening up and was willing to see his country fruitful/wealthy/and counting as a part of the world. I liked when Trump told him that the beach there could be filled with luxury hotels, etc. after cleaning out all the nuclear stuff. Kim’s ego brightened his eyes being told by a worldwide businessman what was possible for him and his people. Yes, Trump did treat him more as a “real” father. Will be interesting to see what happens or not, but I think I could bet that things are changing in and for NK because Kim was treated as a real person with real possibilities beyond murdering, rapes, starving his people. Remember this was how his father and grandfather raised him and now he hears and knows a better future is a great opportunity.

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      • glenndc says:

        Rud Istva, climate guy? Wow!!

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      • glenndc says:

        Rud Istvan, i’ve been reading your comments at various atmo and climate blogs for years. If this is you, how interesting to see you here, on this thread.

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  7. MM says:

    Interesting……..

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  8. Bossert’s twitter profile reads:”Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism”

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  9. Rock Knutne says:

    The Lord works in strange ways…no?

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  10. parteagirl says:

    Give Trump an obstacle, he’ll figure out how to work over, under or around it. Give him an impossibility, he’ll see it as a starting point. Tell him that’s not how things are done, and he’ll respond, “Oh, really?” Try to box him in, and he’ll just think outside of it. Lose someone like Bossert, he’ll find a new role for him. Write off someone like Rodman, he’ll see untapped potential instead. We will never see another leader like Trump in our lifetimes. God bless him!

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  11. filia.aurea says:

    What a relief!

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  12. Robert Smith says:

    Hitting those problems from all angles with a trusted hand. Like jared and ivanka.

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  13. bosscook says:

    I think Trump has put the whole WH protocol system on it’s head…if he thought Bossert was valuable and essential to what he wants to do, he just made him an “assistant”. He has all kinds of surprising people working for him…probably people we don’t even know about. Politicians do protocol. Businessmen do….business.

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  14. cdnintx says:

    Bossert working with Pompeo in State Dept. unofficially?

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  15. fleporeblog says:

    Anyone you might be interested.

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  16. Ziiggii says:

    re: that ‘female emissary’…. 👇

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  17. Perot Conservative says:

    Glad to see he is in the mix.

    I also saw Sara Carter was there, classy and sexy Latina Mom of 5!

    I pop into a liberal outlet or two and post the positives … then they explode!

    We received:

    1. Commitment to de-nuke
    2. Test site destroyed
    3. Engine test site to be closed
    4. American soldiers remains from Korean War to be returned
    5. Imprisoned Christians to be released
    6. No missile tests in 7 months
    7. No nuclear tests in 7 months

    Carrots
    1. DC visit
    2. Trump visit to NK
    3. Asia investment
    4. US investment
    5. Sanctions removed

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  18. chojun says:

    By all accounts Kim should be fearful of John Bolton’s hawkish foreign policy style. Bolton is the man with the severe look carrying the club with spikes in it. I think Trump is subtly playing a game of good-cop/bad-cop with North Korea. Bolton was present during the summit but I wonder how much of a role he played? Was he just there as a fixture? A subtle reminder that one possible outcome (of a failed summit) would be war on the peninsula? I continue to believe that tomahawk missiles in Syria are one part of why Kim wanted this summit so badly.

    I think people like Rodman and Bossert are probably playing an unofficial back-channel role in the negotiations. Whether he likes it or not, Rodman is a diplomat and an emissary to North Korea. Rodman is one of the first Americans who kept a promise to North Korea and it apparently made a difference to Kim.

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    • fred5678 says:

      I get the impression that Pompeo is Patton without the cussing.

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    • HKBill says:

      Chojun, you got it with the “first Americans who kept a promise”. I was watching Scott Adams talk about making Kim and equal with Trump and thought this is exactly what a good host would do in Asia. The honor of elevating him will not be forgotten much like the promise Rodman kept opens doors. One really cannot overlook good manners and a little Confucian common sense as to how well things may play out.

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  19. EggsX says:

    Bossert moving over to the Trump Campaign/political arm?

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  20. fleporeblog says:

    Just like SD’s incredible catch during the sit down with Kim and the fact he felt empathy for him, Thomas Wictor captures it as well with a little background about Kim the person.

    Incredible read!

    Here is what SD said and posted last night:

    UPDATE: I’ve added video, a VERY SPECIFIC video, to this post because it is stunningly telling of the dynamic. Watch Chairman Kim Jong-un closely; he is extremely overwhelmed/intimidated by the scale, scope and intensity of the swarm media and the events that have brought him to this moment.

    Kim’s respiration rate is fast and deliberate; he attempts to calm his nerves with breaths while simultaneously is aware that every moment is being captured. I find myself feeling great empathy for Chairman Kim Jong-un in this video. Again, watch closely this video captures the essence of the meeting better than all others:

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    • holly100 says:

      Wow….that video. Worth watching. Try it without the sound.

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    • Great read Fle, and remember what our Glorious President Trump, our His Excellency President Trump, our Glorious Bastard 😉 told us:
      “Peace is the Prize”

      Stupid pundits…”he didn’t get anything” yeah, right, World Peace aint anything /s

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      • MfM says:

        Trump patted Kim’s back or arm numerous times and Kim did it back. What I found interesting was at one point Trump pats Kim on the back, but it wasn’t a single pat, it was several pats like you’d give someone who was nervous.

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        • Our President is a kind, compassionate & gracious man…I pray many…those not steeped in their hatred & evilness…will awaken to the man we all know and they will come to love him too after realizing how badly they have been lied to by the weaponized media, the never trumper rinos & the dnc

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          • Remember how PDJT was ridiculed for essentially holding hands with the Saudi King when what he was really doing was helping him walk. Remember when PDJT waited in the entryway with Ben Carson at one of the debates when Dr Carson had missed his cue for coming on stage. It’s the little things that people do when they don’t have to that really shows their character.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        You are so right! Their worse nightmare is exactly what he is getting!

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    • trumpsbamagirl says:

      The world is watching Kim– and the world believes him to be an evil dictator who feeds his family members to dogs and starves and tortures his people.

      I am in awe of his courage just to face the foreign public…. much less the fake news media.

      President Trump obviously inspires bravery, decency and determination even his most nefarious adversaries.

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    • Sunshine says:

      He must feel great, he’s finally a free man. Thanks for the very telling video and Wictor thread.
      Yesterday, I laughed when Trump mentioned the beautiful beaches. He’s a developer at heart, in all things.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Sunshine did you see the 4 minute video our President presented to him in English and Korean? There is this beautiful hotel right on the beach.

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        • rashomon says:

          When reporters asked how much money the U.S. was going to devote to this project, PDJT jumped in quickly with a “not much if any” while adding that Japan would probably be a big benefactor. His comment does not mean that he won’t direct private investors to improvements selected by the N. Korean people; he emphasized that the people needed to choose how their country should modernize, a nudge toward a democracy of some type.

          Our president seems to be accepted as a mentor by Chairman Kim; I bet that is part of the hidden agreement much like Truman assigned Ed Deming to lead the reconstruction of Japan after WWII. Frankly, I think Kim is tired of being perceived as Satan’s evil twin. That might have been his family heritage, but he seems to want to step out into the modern world…play pick-up basketball and take his children to Disneyland.

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    • jmclever says:

      I’m reading between the lines from Thomas Wictors post. Kim is likely what Elaine Aron calls a highly sensitive person. She has a book by the same title discussing people who are high sensory processing people, are mostly introverts, usually gifted, and overwhelmed by sensory overload. If this is true, then Kim was likely installed because they thought he could easily control him. HSPs often cannot tolerate violence, so maybe Kim’s overlords use violence against his people to control him the way an abusive spouse uses violence against a pet to control his target. POTUS Trump role may be to give Kim courage and support to be able to extricate himself and his people from the Chinese Communists’ oppression.

      P.S. I know my posts about KJU are all over the place. I’m really trying to make sense of events. On the one hand, there is Otto Warmbier who seems to embody a continued commitment to generations of violence by NoKo regime that also is personified by a tiny North Korean defector defiantly brandishing a pair of ramshackle crutches and whose siblings had to be fed dirt in order to survive. OTOH Is smiling KJU shaking My President’s hand and promising to save the world from the threat that he created. Something doesn’t add up unless China’s involvement in NoKo is more extensive and sinister than we realize.

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      • Maquis says:

        China, and “our” Deep State.

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      • A2 says:

        Thomas Wictor has his Kim’s mixed up. Kim Jung-un was chosen by his father to succeed because of quite the opposite reasons; Kim Jung-un has been described as “very civilized and intelligent,” “a cool-headed personality” and has “strong political instincts” and “a personality similar to [Kim Jung-il’s] and always took a leadership role.”

        One account said that Jung-un is extremely deferential and loyal to his father. Kim Jung-nam (the brother KJU had assassinated in Malaysia by sarin) said that he thought his half-brother was “probably loyal to our father and very faithful.” On the contrary another account claims that “if Jung-un does not like someone he has been known to punch or kick them, even if they are party leaders as senior to him as his father.”

        KJU’s older brother (by the same mother) is the ‘passive’ one and was passed over by the father as too effeminate’. The elder half-brother, Kim Jung-nam was passed over because he became ‘corrupted'(lived a decadent lifestyle) whilst he served NK as a liaison with Europe and SE Asia.

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      • MVW says:

        I also see that the two sides of Kim are incongruous. Dennis Rodman describes the boyish Kim personality, and that contrasts to the Stalin political behavior needed to keep a dictatorship under control.

        I would bet Kim’s role in his party is one of ‘The Persuader’ and ‘Strategist’, and that the party takes care of the political road work. Kim does not act as a strongman. Neither is he the puppet. That is how I reconcile the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde picture.

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    • Raven says:

      Good observations, Fle.

      The other thing I’ve always considered paramount is that Kim isn’t an ideologue. He’s a despotic leader, for sure, but not an ideologue.

      For instance, I doubt this deal could have been made withKim’s father or grandfather.

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  22. Oh yes, I definitely noticed that the man who could make a description of an old phone book fascinating was hanging with Rodman. Curious indeed. But very happy to see him 🙂

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  23. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    He is now apparently an ABC News contributor. Stated at the beginning of this video from yesterday.

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  24. Paul B. says:

    Wikipedia has that “he is currently an ABC News Homeland Security analyst.” Maybe that’s why he was over there.

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  25. Alison says:

    I am glad you posted this, SD. I was very disappointed when Bossert left the WH and this photo with Dennis Rodman is enough to arouse Curious Cat (not to be confused with Suspicious Cat.
    Am keeping fingers crossed he has landed on his feet in service to USA.

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  26. hatterasgal says:

    Secretary Pompeo – Tomorrow Seoul, then on to Beijing to continue to build the team to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
    7:49 am June 12, 2018

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  27. Whiskey1 says:

    President Trump comes across as a father figure in their dynamic. I have never seen anything like it.

    I think Kim is eating it up. Fascinating!

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    • Caius Lowell says:

      People used to ask the great Tom Wolfe how his fiction was so predictive, and he said that people aren’t motivated by money or power, they’re motivated by *STATUS*! Having PDJT travel out to meet Kim Jung Un is the ultimate status event for a guy who lives, breathes, and craves status.

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      • churchmouse says:

        Yes, it IS all about status, power and money.

        Tom Wolfe had his finger on the cultural button in so many ways. He had such an artful way of expressing it, too; his take was highly amusing satire rather than a full-on sermon.

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  29. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Knew something was coming!

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  30. keeler says:

    Officially, Bossert’s current job is “ABC News contributor.” That would explain his presence in Singapore and his meeting with Rodman.

    It would also provide an excuse to be traveling with the President on foreign trips.

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  31. Daniel Arden says:

    Probably in the bullpen for somebody—maybe the Chief of Staff, in the next year or so

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  32. Firefly says:

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  33. Matt says:

    All dis happens if dat Rex dude wuz Sec of State ?

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  34. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Tom Bossert is no longer officially part of the Trump White House”

    Trusted people can have more “flexibility” in certain situations, thus at times are more valuable when they are not part of the “official” team. Perhaps that is what we are seeing here, so stay tuned to CTH for further information.

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  35. Caius Lowell says:

    PDJT just added another dimension to his chess — well done Sir!

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  36. vēritas quaestio says:

    “Tom Bossert was exceptional in his role….” Absolutely true! It will be very interesting to learn what role he’s playing now and for whom.

    I was surprised when the usually insightful and impressive Dan Bongino mockingly disparaged Dennis Rodman last night. Rodman is definitely on the non-conformist side of humanity in many ways but he’s not a threat to anyone as far as I know and he means well. He’s also eager to support Trump at a time when it’s fashionable for the vast majority of celebrities of all kinds to join the howling pack of crazed anti Trumpists that are led by the foul mouthed, phony tough guy with the limited vocabulary, Robert “effin” DeNiro.

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  37. kltk1 says:

    Reading this leads me to believe, somehow, Bolton is being used, to some end, POTUS needs./wants and will, at some point, be kicked to the curb. Not unlike Rex Tillerson. Bolton, although not a darling to the current establishment hacks, is still a bureaucrat and Washington player. DJT doesn’t have a lot of love for those folks as they’re untrustworthy. I don’t think we’re going to fully appreciate what DJT is pulling off until well after he’s out of office.

    Pompeo for President 2024.

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    • EJ says:

      Bolton brings a significant “bad cop” appearance. It’s nice to have, especially when the President can just tell him to shut up.

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  38. rashomon says:

    PDJT’s commitment to end the war games was an excellent move. My son-in-law has served two two-year tours in SA with responsibility for certain parts of the training. The NoKo’s hatred flared every time, which did not make the South’s civilian population very easy.

    Whoever initiated that provocative routine on the border and adjacent islands (often populated by outlying NoKo fisherman) certainly wasn’t encouraging any type of peace between the two regions, much less working toward reconciliation. It’s similar to two kids in the back seat of the car on a family vacation from hell. “You leg is in my space!” “You breathed on me?! Etc etc. etc.

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    • jello333 says:

      And I’ve heard that part of it involved some kind of “decapitation exercise”, where they trained on how to take out the top guy… I mean how to literally kill the leader of NKorea… that would be Kim. Not at ALL provocative, huh? So it’s a great, great move by Trump to stop these “war games”. You can’t very well pledge to protect a guy, while at the same time making plans on how to literally kill that guy.

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      • rashomon says:

        PDJT recognizes more about the North Korean (Asian) culture than all the military and State Department wizards ever have. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Justa little bit o’. Especially with Kim, who must feel his youth puts him in a precarious place. What other president has made a personal effort to address NK leadership face-to-face? They always sent “peeps” of lesser status. PDJ showed up AND offered an invite to the U.S. to boot.

        Frankly, our president is quite correct: it’s a very complicated situation.

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  39. Ospreyzone says:

    My respect for John Bolton has gone south over the past few months. After accusing Tucker Carlson of being a shill for Putin after Tucker questioned the Russian election meddling narrative, I’ve lost faith in his judgement. These days he seems to be an anachronism that can’t seem to adapt to rapidly changing political landscapes.

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    • jello333 says:

      Never liked him, and I’m not thrilled he’s now in the Trump administration… but then again, I suspect Don has some good reasons that I don’t know about.

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  40. Troublemaker10 says:

    Tom Bossert’s article about the summit is fair and somewhat positive. Maybe he can’t work with Bolton, but I sure hope the Trump Adm brings him back in some capacity….especially regarding NK.

    ———-

    ‘3 to 6 months’: Tom Bossert’s take on North Korean denuclearization post-summit
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/months-tom-bosserts-north-korean-denuclearization-post-summit/story?id=55839732

    Excerpt:

    “I am all positive on my bottom line: this is nothing but…a highway to peace,” Bossert said. “[The] first step that we could count on as irreversible would be [North Korea] turning over their missiles and their warheads – the actual bombs.”

    Bossert said he expects that to happen within “three to six months” if the regime is serious about denuclearizing.

    “If we see that, we’ve got a deal,” he said.

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    • jello333 says:

      That just set up a pretty bizarre visual in my mind. “Here ya go.” “What’s this?” “It’s a nuclear bomb, it’s kinda fragile and sensitive ya know.” “Oh gee thanks, just what I always wanted.” (Yeah I know that’s not how it’s done, but it’s what flashed in my mind. 🙂 )

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  41. trapper says:

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it …

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  42. gfunkpalace says:

    Not surprising, since I believe Bossert is part of the Q team. Q team was obviously in Singapore based on the flurry of drops. Bossert was moved back in April to be OTG away from Bolton. Bolton = old school foreign relations. Trump is nimble (with twitter) and more nimble with Q. Trump knows he needs a backdoor verification method with the people, because otherwise we’d feel hopeless with all of this corruption.

    Don’t forget the addition of Ezra Cohen at the time of Bossert’s departure. It’s just shifting analysts away from Bolton and under a protected and trusted Executive office.

    Both Cohen and Bossert have the skills and fit the bill to pull what Trump has pulled: a coordinated PR campaign using TS military intelligence via Q.

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  43. Ellie says:

    Tom Bossert was in Singapore because he’s the new ABC news contributor,

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  44. Mickie says:

    I read somewhere that Bossert now works for ABC.

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  45. Charlotte says:

    A great piece about China’s control of North Korea.

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