WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan famously vowed to “trust, but verify” when confronting strongmen from places like the Soviet Union.
President Trump just trusts them.
When Vladimir V. Putin, the president of Russia, denied meddling in American elections, Mr. Trump said: “Every time he sees me, he says, ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”
In the aftermath of the Saudi killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who lived in Virginia, Mr. Trump tweeted, “Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate.”
And on Thursday in Vietnam, when Mr. Trump was asked about the death of an American student, Otto F. Warmbier, after meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, the president took pains to absolve him of any responsibility for the torture that Mr. Warmbier was said to have endured during his detention in North Korea before he was returned home comatose.
“He felt badly about it. I did speak to him. He felt very badly,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Kim, whose culpability in Mr. Warmbier’s fate is an article of faith among American national security officials. But for Mr. Trump, the more important declaration came from Mr. Kim himself.
“He tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word,” the president told reporters.
That no-questions-asked approach drew immediate condemnation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that there was “something wrong” with Mr. Trump’s willingness to believe Mr. Kim’s denials, and Nikki R. Haley, the president’s former United Nations ambassador, disputed his rosy assessment.
“Americans know the cruelty that was placed on Otto Warmbier by the North Korean regime,” Ms. Haley tweeted.
It might be tempting for some of the president’s supporters to assume that Mr. Trump’s embrace of Mr. Kim’s protestations of innocence was a one-time occurrence that emerged from his diplomatic efforts to woo Mr. Kim during negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
But in more than two years in the Oval Office, the president has demonstrated an unmistakable pattern: He tends to believe what strongmen say.
“These aren’t leaders who are ‘frenemies,’” said Derek Chollet, the executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund and a State Department official under President Barack Obama. “These are folks where the presumption is that they are not on the level and we have to go into these conversations with deep skepticism and eyes wide open.”
Instead, Mr. Chollet said, Mr. Trump seems to accept the statements of foreign leaders at face value when it meshes with his own political interests.
In the case of Russia, Mr. Putin’s denials of election meddling fit with Mr. Trump’s claims that the investigations into whether his campaign conspired with Russia were nothing more than a hoax. After investing heavily in a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia, it worked for Mr. Trump to accept the denials by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of any role in Mr. Khashoggi’s killing.
The pattern continued in a 2017 call to Rodrigo Duterte, the authoritarian president of the Philippines who is accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects, when Mr. Trump ignored those claims and instead told Mr. Duterte “what a great job you are doing.”
It is not hard to detect more than a bit of jealousy in Mr. Trump’s encounters with leaders like Mr. Duterte, Mr. Kim, Prince Mohammed and Mr. Putin. He seems to long for the efficiency of their style of government, under which they have sought to bend institutions and the law to their benefit.
Mr. Trump has lamented the “stupidity” of an American system that allows asylum seekers to have their day in court even as he has lauded the Chinese for being able to simply put drug dealers to death with minimal fuss. In China, he noted this month, a drug dealer gets “a thing called the death penalty.”
“Our criminal list, a drug dealer gets a thing called, ‘How about a fine?’” he continued.
What is striking about Mr. Trump’s interactions with foreign leaders is that his eagerness to believe is hardly universal — and is rarely extended to the leaders of the United States’ closest allies, with whom the president has had remarkably rocky relations.
When European leaders repeatedly tried to explain to Mr. Trump the value of NATO and the importance of trade, the president scoffed at their explanations.
After Swedish officials challenged Mr. Trump’s assertion that their country was a haven for terrorism, the president repeated the claim during a news conference. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden was standing right next to him.
“I was one of the first ones to say it. I took a little heat, but that was O.K., because I proved to be right,” Mr. Trump insisted.
And after being corrected by the British prime minister, Theresa May, about there not being no-go zones in London, Mr. Trump continued to tweet about “destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom.”
Mr. Trump’s diplomatic style is an echo of his broader personality that comes through in his interactions at home as well. When Roy S. Moore, a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, was accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls, Mr. Trump’s first instinct was to believe his rebuttals.
“He totally denies it,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Moore, who was accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another teenager.
Mr. Trump also said he believed the denials from Brett M. Kavanaugh, his nominee to the Supreme Court, as Mr. Kavanaugh battled charges of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college.
But after Mr. Trump’s comments this week about Mr. Warmbier, the president’s statements on the world stage have once again captured people’s attention. Mr. Warmbier’s parents are no doubt among them.
After Mr. Warmbier’s death, his father, Fred Warmbier, said that his son had been tortured, and he had no doubt who was responsible for the damage that led to his death.
“Otto was systematically tortured and intentionally injured by Kim and his regime,” Mr. Warmbier told Fox News at the time. “This was no accident.”B:
本期买马开奖结果【很】【多】【人】【在】【追】【逐】【成】【功】，【很】【多】【人】【成】【功】！ 【很】【多】【人】【在】【追】【逐】【成】【功】，【很】【多】【人】【没】【有】【成】【功】！ 【世】【界】【就】【是】【如】【此】，【人】【生】【就】【是】【如】【此】！【成】【功】【的】【路】【上】【不】【是】【只】【有】【一】【个】【人】，【会】【需】【要】【许】【多】【人】【的】【帮】【助】！ 【一】【个】【人】【的】【成】【功】，【不】【叫】【成】【功】！【一】【个】【人】【的】【成】【功】，【必】【然】【会】【带】【动】【许】【多】，【默】【默】【无】【闻】【的】【人】【的】【成】【功】！ 【没】【有】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【伟】【大】，【她】【只】【知】【道】，【如】【果】【自】【己】【出】【手】【救】【下】，
【藏】【羚】【羊】？！ 【不】【对】！ 【仔】【细】【的】【想】【来】，【这】【是】【绝】【对】【不】【可】【能】【的】【事】【情】，【因】【为】【对】【于】【羚】【羊】【而】【言】，【他】【们】【从】【来】【也】【没】【有】【有】【过】【直】【立】！ 【所】【以】【说】，【在】【这】【件】【事】【情】【上】，【苏】【正】【非】【的】【推】【论】【是】【不】【正】【确】【的】【事】【情】。 【人】【类】【之】【所】【以】【可】【以】【站】【立】【起】【来】，【经】【历】【过】【四】【千】【五】【百】【多】【年】【的】【进】【化】【历】【程】，【而】【现】【在】【的】【这】【件】【事】【情】，【只】【可】【以】【证】【明】【了】【一】【件】【事】【情】。 【那】【就】【是】【娱】【乐】【娱】【乐】【尚】【且】
【战】【斗】【还】【在】【继】【续】。 【丧】【尸】【实】【在】【太】【多】【了】，【他】【们】【三】【个】【人】【的】【火】【力】【有】【点】【扛】【不】【住】。 【文】【山】【跟】【罗】【伯】【特】【也】【爬】【上】【了】【上】【一】【层】，【有】【丧】【尸】【跟】【着】【上】【来】，【直】【接】【一】【脚】【踹】【下】【去】。 【但】【是】【能】【挡】【住】【一】【面】，【挡】【不】【住】【其】【他】【面】【啊】。 【更】【多】【的】【丧】【尸】，【从】【其】【他】【地】【方】【爬】【上】【他】【们】【所】【在】【的】【那】【一】【层】。 【丧】【尸】【的】【速】【度】【很】【快】，【它】【们】【就】【像】【魔】【鬼】【一】【样】，【迫】【切】【的】【想】【要】【吞】【下】【你】【的】【灵】【魂】。
【顾】【飞】【觉】【得】，【自】【己】【没】【看】【错】【人】。【锻】【造】【道】【器】【的】【方】【法】【是】【小】【事】，【顾】【飞】【不】【怕】【张】【刚】【说】【出】【去】，【而】【张】【刚】【保】【守】【了】【秘】【密】【却】【让】【顾】【飞】【对】【他】【的】【信】【任】【更】【加】【了】【一】【层】。 【去】【看】【周】【静】【时】，【邹】【家】【的】【门】【是】【敞】【开】【着】【的】，【马】【兰】【花】【居】【然】【在】【邹】【七】【月】【家】，【周】【静】【在】【静】【静】【的】【练】【着】【绣】【花】，【马】【兰】【花】【就】【在】【一】【旁】【含】【笑】【看】【着】，【时】【不】【时】【地】【往】【周】【静】【嘴】【里】【喂】【食】【着】【一】【颗】【蓝】【莓】【模】【样】【的】【果】【子】。 【那】【慈】【爱】【的】【模】
【其】【他】【长】【老】【不】【但】【没】【觉】【得】【尴】【尬】，【反】【而】【都】【挂】【着】【幸】【灾】【乐】【祸】【的】【笑】【容】。 “【孙】【长】【老】【原】【本】【就】【是】【你】【的】【不】【是】，【是】【你】【怠】【慢】【了】【这】【位】【贵】【客】！” “【孙】【长】【老】【你】【应】【该】【向】【贵】【客】【道】【歉】！” “【道】【歉】？【他】【打】【了】【我】，【我】【向】【她】【道】【歉】？” 【孙】【霓】【裳】【愤】【怒】【到】【了】【极】【点】，【望】【了】【墨】【染】【一】【眼】。 【墨】【染】【淡】【漠】，【高】【傲】，【并】【不】【说】【什】【么】，【代】【表】【他】【已】【经】【默】【认】。 【一】【瞬】【间】【孙】【霓】【裳】【明】本期买马开奖结果【蛤】【蟆】【屋】，【自】【来】【也】【带】【着】【长】【门】【和】【小】【南】【回】【到】【了】【这】【里】。 “【奇】【怪】，【弥】【彦】【怎】【么】【不】【在】？” 【自】【来】【也】【一】【眼】【扫】【了】【过】【去】，【却】【没】【有】【看】【到】【提】【前】【回】【来】【做】【饭】【的】【弥】【彦】。 【长】【门】【和】【小】【南】【都】【是】【一】【慌】。 “【弥】【彦】【该】【不】【会】【出】【事】【了】【吧】？” 【小】【南】【担】【心】【道】。 【长】【门】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】，【说】【道】：“【不】【会】，【这】【个】【蛤】【蟆】【牌】【翻】【过】【去】【了】，【而】【且】【这】【里】【还】【有】【洗】【了】【一】【半】【的】【米】，【他】【应】【该】
【流】【光】【溢】【彩】【映】【江】【水】，【魔】【都】【两】【岸】【不】【夜】【天】。 【仿】【佛】【是】【为】【了】【庆】【祝】【申】【奥】【成】【功】，【这】【个】【东】【方】【魔】【都】【的】【夜】【晚】，【是】【那】【么】【的】【璀】【璨】【辉】【煌】。 【时】【间】，【已】【经】【来】【到】【了】【深】【夜】，【窗】【外】【还】【不】【时】【爆】【出】【多】【彩】【斑】【斓】【的】【烟】【花】，【偶】【尔】【两】【声】【鞭】【炮】【声】，【也】【没】【有】【人】【步】【入】【睡】【梦】【的】【人】【们】【有】【任】【何】【的】【不】【耐】，【扯】【开】【的】【嘴】【角】【显】【示】【着】【每】【个】【人】【都】【是】【那】【么】【的】【开】【心】。 【套】【房】【客】【厅】，【在】【沙】【盆】【里】【小】【便】【完】【的】
“【咻】【咻】【咻】” 【一】【片】【密】【林】【中】，【几】【名】【身】【穿】【白】【袍】【的】【男】【子】【仔】【细】【寻】【找】【着】【什】【么】。 “【队】【长】，【你】【看】【这】【儿】！” 【罗】【杰】【一】【喜】【低】【声】【喊】【道】。 【远】【处】【的】【成】【兴】【华】【听】【见】【队】【友】【的】【呼】【唤】，【急】【忙】【跑】【了】【过】【来】。 “【怎】【么】【了】？” 【成】【兴】【华】【疑】【惑】【道】。 【说】【完】，【眼】【睛】【看】【向】【罗】【杰】【指】【着】【的】【位】【置】，【脸】【色】【突】【然】【一】【变】。 “【这】【是】” “【队】【长】！” 【就】【在】
【只】【是】【眼】【下】【嘛】，【就】【事】【论】【事】【的】【说】，【想】【要】【达】【到】【先】【天】【的】【话】，【通】【天】【他】【光】【是】【依】【靠】【修】【炼】【踏】【过】《【明】【王】【真】【经】》【的】【初】【级】【门】【槛】，【是】【还】【不】【足】【以】【让】【他】【一】【飞】【冲】【天】【来】！ 【因】【此】，【是】【必】【须】【得】【要】【是】【更】【进】【一】【步】【的】，【最】【起】【码】【也】【得】【是】【要】【初】【步】【掌】【握】【住】【明】【王】【之】【身】【的】【更】【高】【阶】【才】【可】【以】【的】【通】【天】【他】。 【就】【像】【是】【虚】【叶】【他】【一】【样】，【当】【初】【在】【浣】【熊】【市】【的】【地】【下】【蜂】【巢】**【里】【头】，【那】【是】【靠】【着】《【金】【刚】