Iran's Foreign Minister Speaks Better English Than Does Trump; LaPierre Congratulates Waffle House Shooter for Protecting Our Liberties

This morning, we here at AP learned a great deal while listening to NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the host of Morning Edition, as he interviewed Iran’s Foreign Minister, محمد جواد ظریف خونساری‎ (Mohammad Javad Zarif).


Zarif was educated in the United States.


Donald Trump was educated at Trump University, which will tell you something, because Zarif speaks English better than does Trump (


As the link indicates, the title of Inskeep’s interview is "Iran's Foreign Minister: Renegotiating Nuclear Deal Would Damage US Credibility.”


Zarif spent two full years negotiating the Iran Nuclear Deal with Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts at several other sovereign nations, all with the goal of making the Middle East a vaguely safer place.


Then Donald Trump somehow, against all odds, managed to win more Electoral College votes than Hillary, and now he wants to scrap the deal.


Enter Zarif, who has been spending a considerable amount of time recently in New York, speaking with sensible world leaders, in a strenuous attempt somehow to persuade Trump not to put an end to all Kerry’s good work.


Our chief international correspondent and associate solitary reporter, the peripatetic Larry Theis, was constantly at Zarif’s side, cheering him on.


In other news, the NRA’s top gunslinger, Wayne LaPierre, congratulated Waffle House shooter Travis Jeffrey Reinking on killing four people at a Nashville Waffle House.


“Travis, my man,” LaPierre said, "it’s really important to celebrate our liberties at all times."


Reinking was thrilled to hear this from his idol.