Trump in Asia: Fashion, Food, Fun in Photos


Melania’s departure outfit on November 3. Courtesy Kate Bennett, Twitter.
Melania’s arrival in Hawaii outfit courtesy Steve Herman, Twitter.
Also in Hawaii, Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.
With Mrs. Abe in Japan.
Yokota Air Base (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Courtesy Anna Fifield, Twitter.
Courtesy Abe Shinzo’s Official Twitter.
Courtesy Kate Bennett, Twitter, Japan.
Courtesy Stephanie Grisham, Twitter, Japan.
Arriving in Seoul. courtesy Doug Mills, Twitter.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit South Korea (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in China (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in China (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
In South Korea. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

Courtesy Reuters Twitter.


Air Force One breakfast menu courtesy Steve Herman.
Air Force One Lunch courtesy Jonathan Lemire.
Hamburger lunch with PM Abe courtesy Prime Minister’s Office of Japan.
Gourmet Korea food courtesy US Embassy, Seoul.
Welcome cake courtesy The Blue House, South Korea.
Courtesy David Nakamura Twitter


Courtesy David Nakamura.

Courtesy Pop Sensation and YouTube star Pikotaro, famous for his video Pen-Pineapple, Apple Pen.

Church Shooting Fake News: Facebook Photo of Devin Kelley as Antifa

This week marks the beginning of Media Literacy Week which is directed at students and educators, but Fake News and Media Literacy are everybody’s problem.

Today alone, a screenshot of Sutherland Springs shooter’s now deleted Facebook page has been shared, altered and then reshared.

Original screenshot:

Altered screenshot implying he is a member of Antifa:L

Likely, there will be more to follow. The following meme has been produced in honor of Media Literacy Week:

Media Literacy Week  – November 6-10, 2017


The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) announced U.S. Media Literacy Week (#MediaLitWk) will be held November 6 –10, 2017. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today.

Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country will work with NAMLE to participate in events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.

Sponsors includeTrend Micro, Nickelodeon, Twitter, and Facebook.

The third annual U.S. Media Literacy Week will kick off with a launch event hosted by Reuters in NYC on November 6. The event will bring together journalists, pre-K to grade 12 educators, higher education professors and researchers to create dialogue around teaching media literacy and providing the tools students need to develop critical thinking skills around news and the media. A wrap up event will be held at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco on November 10.

Media literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, analyze, act, communicate and create using all forms of media.

Media Literacy is a crucial life skill in the 21st century. Virtually all careers today require some level of critical thinking about media and media messages, as well as the ability to produce and work with a variety of media and information.

Media Literacy should be an essential part of education today. Low-income schools and communities in particular often lack the resources needed to adequately prepare them to create and criticize media and technology.

Media Literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers.

Media Literacy Week USA is a celebration of the efforts by educators and organizers nationwide to prepare youth to live, learn and thrive with media.


Media Literacy Week Emoji on Twitter–

Just use #medialitwk and/or #mlw17 and/or #getsmartonline and it will pop up.


Teacher’s Resources and a toolkit for educators are available free online at

Scream Helplessly at the Sky Events Planned for November 8th

Nov 8, 3 PM

Causes · 566 people

Let it be thescream heard round the world! Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, at precisely 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific, LET IT OUT!

Wednesday, 6 PM

27 people interested

Wednesday, 6 PM · Lubbock, Texas

264 people interested

On the anniversary of the election of the 45th president, join us in screaming helplesslyatthesky in honor of 1 year of our helpless demise under his control.

Nov 8, 7 PM

20 people interested

Snowflakes and libtards,enjoy a collective cathartic scream into theskyand let off some steam about our current political establishment.

Wednesday, 6 PM · Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge · Dallas, TX

1,366 people interested

Rage, rage against the dying of the light! Mark the one-year anniversary of the so-called “election” of the so-called “President” by joining the national primal scream. Howl atthesky, wail, gnash your teeth, bang your drums! May this shitshow of an administration hear our cathartic scream!

Nov 8, 7 PM

6 people interested

It’s been a year since the election and we all have been screaming a lot in this last year. Please join Democrats across the country as we commiserate by posting your own Facebook live video to this page.

Wednesday, 6 PM · Wooldridge Park · Austin, TX

4,188 people interested

Come join us as we lament the dreadful state of current affairs. If we yell loud enough, perhaps we can open up a rift in the space time continuum and hop onto a better timeline.

Nov 7, 8 AM

50 people interested

Don’t know where to Vote? Go here: all you want, but if you don’t start getting used to voting for every election and primary from the local level and up, things aren’t going to change.

Wednesday, 6 PM

10 people interested

Join us cucks and snowflakes, safe spacers and libtards, as we enjoy a collective cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political establishment. Kennedy Park in Salina, KS Original Boston event:

Wednesday, 4:20 PM

8 people interested

Be pitiful an full of sadistic rage

Nov 8, 7 PM

2 people going

Wherever you are, take a moment to let out all of your frustration, anger, sadness and regret (for those that skipped voting) over the year sincethe election.

Wednesday, 6 PM · Edwardsville City Park · Edwardsville, IL

101 people interested

It’s an I Scream Social! Screamhelplesslyatthesky on the anniversary of the election.Timed to coincide with the NYC event, this unofficial, non-sanctioned gathering gives you the opportunity to raise your voice in solidarity and protest the sad state of the U.S. Presidency from theblackest depths of your tattered soul. #resist

Nov 8, 11:35 PM

1 person going

Nov 8, 3 PM · Wilkes Barre Public Square · Wilkes-Barre, PA

3 people interested

We can’t vote him out just yet, may as well just screamatthesky!! We’re screwed!! (now… vote in the next election!!)

Wednesday, 12:01 AM · United States


In case you missed it the first time, thousands of concerned citizens fueled by despair will take part in a new ritual of sorts: commemorating the anniversary of Donald Trump’s election by screaming atthesky. This can be fun for all. Bring a chair, some popcorn, or a camera. Just do a search for “ScreamHelplesslyAtTheSky” to find an event near you.

Nov 8, 3 PM · Wilkes Barre Public Square · Wilkes-Barre, PA

1 person going

We can’t vote him out just yet, may as well just screamatthesky!! We’re screwed!! (now… vote in the next election!!)

Nov 8, 7 PM

16,029 people interested

Join us cucks and snowflakes, safe spacers and libtards, as we enjoy a collective cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political establishment.

Nov 8, 7 PM · Cheesman Park, Denver

4,795 people interested

On the anniversary of the 2016 election, join thousands of other snowflakes, safe spacers and libtards across the United States, as we enjoy a collective cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political establishment.

Nov 8, 4 PM · Salt Lake City Public Library · Salt Lake City, UT

2,227 people interested

On the anniversary of the 2016 election, join thousands of precious snowflakes worldwide as we enjoy a cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political situation. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing… let it out at precisely 6pm EST (4pm our time). If you want toscream in the company of other demoralized safe-spacers, join us on library square! (210 E 400 S) We will drink hot beverages, cry, sing sad songs, make paper snowflake decorations, etc. ❄️❄️❄️

Nov 8, 4 PM · First Congregational UCC – Grand Junction · Grand Junction, CO

Causes · 7,076 people

On the anniversary of the 2016 election, join thousands of other snowflakes, safe spacers and libtards across the United States, as we enjoy a collective cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political establishment. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, atprecisely 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific, LET IT OUT! However, if you want to scream with others, we will be meeting at Grand Junction First Congregational Church located at 1425 N 5th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501 This event is hosted by Monthly Meeting – Black Lives Matter Grand Junction. However this will be a great opportunity to meet other progressive groups/people. You don’t have to be a progressive to attend. Black Lives Matter Grand Junction’s mission is to hear and protect black voices, empower people of color, and educate thecommunity on racial hardships through empathy, a sharing of stories, and an expression of love. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm atthe Unitarian Universalist Congregation of theGrand Valley located at 536 Ouray Ave.

Nov 8, 6 PM · Dilworth Park · Philadelphia, PA

Causes · 3,975 people

Let’s have a primal scream for the current state of our democracy! Gather together after work at Philadelphia’s City Hall, or just scream in solidarity from your own backyard. [We at Philly UP Know we’re not helpless. We’re just capitalizing on the title of the other event making it’s way around Facebook. Make sure to join us at TuesdayswithToomey every Tuesday, to join us at Coffee And Politics on November 4th, and to vote in the Election on November 7th.]

Nov 8, 5 PM · Centerway Square · Corning, NY

4,405 people interested

Stop by The Cellar at 5pm for a drink and then head to Centerway Square at 5:30 for a good helpless screamatthesky. Then, head down to Card Carrying Shop to load up on feminist literature and trinkets before heading back to The Cellar for some nibblies and many, many more drinks. Inspired by Philly UP

Nov 8, 7 PM

452 people interested

I’ve seen this happening in a bunch of other cities, but I haven’t found one for Bellingham! I thought it would be nice to take a break from theorganizing and activism many of us have been partaking in and just let a nice collective scream out atthesky. 🙂

Nov 8, 6:59 PM · Point State Park Fountain · Pittsburgh, PA

685 people interested

Mad as hell? Need to vent? Meet up at Point State Park fountain to vent and discuss our concerns, give tips on how to wean off benzos, trade high fiber recipies, bond with your fellow libtards, snowflakes, and humans. Share a hug. And SCREAMat 8pm as we air our grievances.

Nov 8, 6 PM · Boston, Massachusetts

70 people interested

Spectate butthurt libtards screaming atthesky. Bring your own lawn chairs and popcorn!

Wednesday, 9:30 PM · Trevecca Nazarene University · Nashville, TN

12 people interested

November 8th, 2016. Many remember the stress and chaos of thenight. Many more have felt the anxiety since then. In commencement ofthe anniversary date approaching, we will take 5-10 minutes to vent thefrustration of the past year. Amidst slipping grades, the anxiety of a bad spray tan representing our country, recognizing that we are in theprocess of stepping into a black void known as the future, and sleep deprivation doing its work, we shall scream into the starry night in hopes that something, somewhere, hears our cry and will relieve us of this stress. This will be followed by a self-care hour of friendship, hot cocoa, hot tea, coloring books, and The Office! Bring your friends! We will meet atthe TCC field!

Nov 8, 6 PM

622 people interested

This is happening in Boston and we thought it might be therapeutic to do the same here in Rochester. Come express your anger atthecurrent state of democracy and join us around the Liberty Pole as wescreamhelplesslyatthesky!

Nov 8, 6 PM · Grand Hope Park · Los Angeles, CA

99 people interested

Mark the one-year anniversary of the so-called “election” of the so-called “President” by joining us for wailing, gnashing of teeth, rending of garments, and banging of drums. Bring a drum or a rattle if you want. Howl atthesky.

Wednesday, 6 PM · Trump Tower Chicago · Chicago, IL

136 people interested

Come join us as we screamhelplessly into thesky, using words/moans/yells of choice to lament the shit show that is American politics. Location is not limited. Yell by Trump Tower (shiver), atthe park, by the lake, into a pile of cheese fries. (Thanks Boston for starting this very necessary event)

Nov 8, 8 PM · New Haven Green · New Haven, CT

113 people interested

Location is not limited. Use your own backyard if desired.

Nov 8, 8 PM · Miami, Florida

24 people interested

Nov 8, 7 PM · Bond Park · Estes Park, CO

24 people interested

Let’s have a solidarity event in Estes Park with “Screamhelplesslyatthesky on the anniversary of the election” in Denver. Hope to see you at 7pm on 11/7!!

Nov 8, 5:45 PM · Downtown Fort Collins · Fort Collins, CO


The screaming to begin at 6 pm sharp!

Nov 8, 6 PM · Indianapolis, Indiana

8 people going

This is not my idea. This is the Indianapolis version of the national event. At 6pm on November 8th, wherever you are,screamhelplesslyatthesky for the anniversary of the election.

Nov 8, 5 PM · Tir na Nog Irish Bar & Grill, Philadelphia. · Philadelphia, PA

Comedy (performance)

Philly Up (the group that does Tuesdays for Toomey) has organized an event where Dems are actually going to “screamhelplesslyatthesky on nov 8


You Can’t Spell America Without Me:



Release date November 7, 2017

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally
“I have the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences and, what do you call them, paragraphs. My previous books were great and sold extremely, unbelievably well–even the ones by dishonest, disgusting so-called journalists. But those writers didn’t understand Trump, because quite frankly they were major losers. People say if you want it done right you have to do it yourself, even when ‘it’ is a ‘memoir.’ So every word of this book was written by me, using a special advanced word processing system during the many, many nights I’ve been forced to stay alone in the White House–only me, just me, trust me, nobody helped. And it’s all 100% true, so true–people are already saying it may be the truest book ever published. Enjoy.”

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

There are intimate, powerful, mind-boggling revelations on every page. You are there with him during his private encounters with world leaders, a few of whom he does not insult. You are there at the genius Oval Office strategy sessions with his advisers. You are there in his White House bedroom as he crafts the pre-dawn Twitter pronouncements that rock the world. And, of course, you are there on the golf course as Trump attempts to manage the burdens of his office.

President Trump explains each of the historic decisions that have already made America great again, and how he always triumphs over the fake news media. You’ll learn what he really thinks of his cabinet members and top aides not related to him, of the First Lady and the First Daughter and the additional three or four Trump children. Included at no extra charge is a lavish and exclusive portfolio of spectacular, historic and intimate color photographs of President Trump in private – inside the White House, inside Mar-a-Lago, at Trump Tower, and more.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Kurt Andersen is author of Heyday and Turn of the Century and frequently writes for New York and Vanity Fair. He is host and cocreator of the Peabody Award–winning public radio program Studio 360. In 2006, he founded Very Short List, an email service for connoisseurs of culture who would never call themselves “connoisseurs.” He was cofounder of Spy magazine, and has been a columnist and critic for the New Yorker and Time. Andersen lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn.

Twitter Explains How Donald Trump’s Account Was “Inadvertently” Deactivated

Twitter Government explains how Donald Trump’s Twitter account disappeared:

  1. Earlier today ’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.
  2. Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review.
  3. Update: We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again. We won’t be able to share all details about our internal investigation or updates to our security measures, but we take this seriously and our teams are on it.

Inside the Luxurious Vietnamese Resort Hosting Trump, Putin, Xi and More

President Trump will travel to Danang, Vietnam, on November 10. There, he will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting and deliver a speech at the APEC CEO Summit. In the speech, the President will present the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and underscore the important role the region plays in advancing America’s economic prosperity. On November 11, the President will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam for an official visit and bilateral engagements with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders.

The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort will host the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the 25th APEC Summit, on 11 November 2017. The 2017 APEC Summit comes to Vietnam’s third largest city for an event that marks a milestone in the city’s socio-economic development.

Opened since 2012, the resort has undergone some infrastructural investments, including widening internal roads and upgrading technical facilities, including a major face-lift for its ‘Summit’ conference centre. A new 500sqm reception hall has been built alongside new meeting rooms and a VIP lounge with a unique design by architect Bill Bensley.

The Summit Conference Centre will welcome heads of government from all 21 member economies, along with thousands of delegates, entrepreneurs and international media.

Monkey Mountain and the resort overlooking a private bay.

Private villa.
Club Peninsula Suite.
Club Peninsula Suite double bath.
Private suite’s ocean view.
Newly opened Great Hall
Breakfast on the beach.
Afternoon tea.
La Maison 1888 Restaurant with various dining rooms
Meeting room.
Theater style meeting area.
Architect Bill Bensley’s unique design.
Waiting area inspired by cave paintings.

Scheduled attendees at the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Brunei  Sultan Hassanal  Bolkiah

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Chile President Michelle Bachelet

China President Xi Jinping

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Indonesia President Joko Widodo

Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

South Korea President Moon Jae-in

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Russia President Vladimir Putin

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Taiwan Special Representative of President James Soong

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

United States President Donald Trump

Vietnam President Trần Đại Quang (host)

Assassination of Kim Han Sol, Son of Kim Jong Nam: Plot Foiled

According to Korea Joongang Daily (JoongAng Ilbo), China has arrested would-be assassins of Kim Han Sol, the 22 year old son of recently assassinated Kim Jong Nam. Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, was assassinated on February 13, 2017 in the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airport through the use of a VX nerve agent, considered to be a weapon of mass destruction. Kim Han Sol is the nephew of Kim Jong Un.

For current updates on the assassination trial of Kim Jong Nam, see

Assassination of Kim Jong Nam Trial: What We Know So Far

According to the the South Korean daily, seven North Korean spies were secretly dispatched to China on a mission to kill Kim Han Sol. Chinese authorities have two of these spies in custody and is questioning them in Beijing. The anonymous source said that North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau recently sent the team to Beijing — apparently without China’s knowledge — to search for the 22-year-old nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and kill him. Officials from China’s Ministry of State Security apprehended two of the spies, but the whereabouts of the other five suspects are not currently known.

Kim Han Sol is the son of Ri Hye Kyong and the now deceased Kim Jong Nam. They also have a younger daughter. The family had been living in Macau until the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, when the family went into hiding.

Kim Han Sol made a statement in March 2017 in a YouTube Video uploaded by a group named Cheollima Civil Defense.

In a statement on the Cheollima Civil Defense website the organization said the following:

“Cheollima Civil Defense responded last month to an emergency request by survivors of the family of Kim Jong Nam for extraction and protection. The three family members were met quickly and relocated to safety. We have in the past addressed other urgent needs for protection. This will be the first and last statement on this particular matter, and the present whereabouts of this family will not be addressed.

We publicly express our gratitude for the emergency humanitarian assistance afforded to us in protecting this family by the governments of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America, and a fourth government to remain unnamed. We also recognize our colleagues who remain in the North or within its system who provide critical assistance in extracting such individuals.

In particular, we recognize Ambassador A.J.A. Embrechts, representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, for his timely and strong response to our sudden request for assistance. Ambassador Embrechts is a credit to the people of the Netherlands and their long and principled stance for human rights and humanitarian norms.

We regret that several nations refused assistance to this family in this particular apolitical, humanitarian emergency. We, and those we aid, recognize with gratitude all who stand with us on the right side of history.”

천리마민방위 | Cheollima Civil Defense