Yes, through Executive Order.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
In Conservaland, the uppity President isn't allowed to have an opinion, and if he breaks that rule, he'd better not dare share it when asked.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
The fact that in the middle of a shutdown, and the whole issue in Syria still happening, the AP finds it appropriate to ask and that they'll likely get a response is troubling. But I don't blame him for answering a question asked to him. Especially in the hedging manner in which he answered. I just don't think we should've had a presidential and news environment that would make a reporter think that kind of question at this moment was in any ways reasonable.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.