In the three short months of his Presidency, Donald Trump has managed to bring us to the brink of all out war with North Korea. He may have thought that it was a good idea to threaten a tyrant who is known for his paranoia about an American attack, but he was dead wrong.
Trump has been all over the map in terms of how to deal with the hot headed Kim Jong-un. He’s tried to lay his heavy hand on China, forcing them into dealing with their insane ally. He’s threatened to lob a preemptive strike against North Korea. At one point he lied about sending an “armada” of military ships to the area.
North Korea didn’t roll over and promise to behave, as the famous egomaniac might have thought. Instead, Kim has amped up his missile tests, and promised to keep working until he gets those nuclear weapons at last.
Now apparently the President is spinning again and trying to make nice with Kim. He told Bloomberg News that he would be honored to meet with the President of North Korea.
Seriously? He’d be “honored” to meet with the guy who has threatened this country over and over again?
He even went public with his view that Kim Jong-un is “a smart cookie.”
Then the President went to talk to Fox News, the one outlet that he considers to be an “honest” media outlet. He then went on a rambling, incoherent rant about North Korea.
He sounded more or less scared to death of the country that he has aimed at our hearts. In his interview, Trump claimed that no one is safe from Kim.
When interviewer Eric Bolling asked Trump about whether or not our troops stationed along the border between North and South Korea, Trump answered with a rambling, incoherent response that said this:
“Nobody’s safe. I mean, who’s safe? The guy’s got nuclear weapons.”
Then he did his usual trick of saying positive things about the people whose lives he has just put on the line. He went into an unrelated statement about the greatness of our troops.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) May 1, 2017
So. Let’s look at a couple of things here, shall we?
In the first place, No. The guy doesn’t have nuclear weapons yet.
In the second place, when did you jump from ‘I’m going to bomb them first’ to ‘We’re all going to die’?
And how to you square that with ‘I’d be honored to meet with him?’
We are being lead by a total and complete nutburger. And he’s scared of Kim Jong-un.