President Donald Trump, usually the one escalating things between him and North Korean dictator Kim Jong un, continued their childish “mine is bigger than yours” rhetoric, less than a day after Trump was accused of declaring war on the continent by its foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho.
Trump assured his base and the world that he would be the one to “fix the mess” that his predecessors supposedly “left” for him. But what exactly he meant by that, we are left to interpret for ourselves.
Seeing how Trump’s handled other foreign relations crises during his time in office, such as praising Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin, among others. Trump and Putin even appeared to become best buddies at one point, after it was discovered Russian agents had a hand in hacking our elections, we are left to assume the worst.
Although Trump claims to be “prepared” to go the route of destroying North Korea’s nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to assure the American people that diplomacy is what’s really on the menu.
Even though Trump eventually agreed with him that a U.S. military strike was not the “preferred” outlet to diplomacy, it’s likely that the child-like behavior between the two countries’ leaders won’t stop any time soon.
Whether it escalates to an even higher state of chaotic mess remains to be seen. One thing is for sure – it won’t be Trump being the bigger man here.
Especially when you consider that the back and forth between the two leaders has gone on since well before Trump took office November 8, 2016. Just as you’d expect from a child-king-turned-dictator, Jong un isn’t one to sit idly by while the leader of the free world insults him.
The back and forth between the two has made for some tense diplomatic relations of late, which is more than a little scary when you thinking about what he’ll do next to provoke North Korea and those who run the country’s nuclear program.
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