FROM Gwynn Guilford
Donald Trump in the Eyes of the Rest of the World Donald Trump's presidential candidacy has "opened the door to madness." That's according to a business journal in Germany. Spain's leading newspaper is "dumbfounded," and a columnist in London's Financial Times says Trump in the White House would mean "global disaster." Mexico's top diplomat calls him "ignorant" and "racist," and Israelis say they're "bewildered" by how little he appears to know about the Middle East. We talk with observers from other countries who see Trump's success with American voters as democracy gone wrong.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.