The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Earthquake Rocks Southern Chile, Typhoon Hits Philippines and Tweeting With the Enemy

    Know This: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has hit southern Chile, but a tsunami warning has been lifted and no fatalities have been reported. Authorities are evacuating thousands of residents as super typhoon Nock-ten makes landfall in the eastern Philippines. Cleveland police have identified the officer whose 2-year-old son fatally shot himself with his father’s gun. And the Oakland Raiders’ Super Bowl dreams have been dashed by quarterback Derek Carr’s broken leg.

    Disarm This: Donald Trump’s Twitter habit may be making America’s adversaries more unpredictable: “We’re just operating in this world where you cannot believe the things he says,” said Eliot Cohen, a former George W. Bush administration official. “It’s going to greatly magnify the danger of miscalculation by all kinds of people.”

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