As he recuperates from his jet lag from the flight to Tokyo, President Trump is finally regaining his full normal Twitter velocity after only being able to muster a few original tweets scattered amongst the retweets of actor Jon Voight’s love letter to the president and GOP propaganda from the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.
His latest missive, however, is bound to cause diplomatic reverberations with his hosts in Japan — as well as plenty of anger and dread back here in America — after Trump decided to minimize the significance of North Korea’s latest missile tests as inconsequential in light of his celebrated love affair with the murderous dictator Kim Jong Un.
Trump may not trust his own intelligence agencies any more than the American people trust the president’s own intelligence, but all it took for him to be convinced of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim’s benevolent sincerity was an enigmatic smile and an insult towards the man who currently is the leader among the several Democratic candidates rated as beating the president in early polling for the 2020 presidential race.
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North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019
The president is perhaps one of the only people who don’t consider him to be disturbed — or at least incredibly disturbing.
His inclusion of a new nickname for former Vice President Joe Biden — Swampman — is incredibly laughable given his own administration’s felonious track record.
Moreover, the second-hand description of Biden — whose name the president is unable to even spell properly — as “a low IQ individual” is another case of Trump’s application of a perfect descriptor for himself towards one of his rivals.
With the safety of not only the Japanese nation — which sits well within the range of North Korea’s existing nuclear missiles — but of America itself at stake, President Trump’s casual brushoff of the bellicose actions of the authoritarian leader he envies so much is foolish, extremely reckless, and dangerous as well.
The only signal that’s being sent to the president is the big red “Stop!” signal being sent by Americans infuriated with the behavior of a childish president who would rather score a trite political point than ensure the peace and well-being of our nation and our allies.
Just another reason to invoke the 25th amendment before it’s too late.
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