President Trump announced today that he will not fail in dealing with the North Korean threat. He basically sat there on his phone, and typed up a message to post on social media, that reads like a horribly written piece of dialogue out of an action film.
Trump also attacked three of the only five still living former U.S. Presidents, something highly unprecedented. “Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail.” Trump posted.
His attack comes after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday that the U.S. was in direct contact with North Korean officials, even though there is no official diplomatic relationship between Washington and Pyongyang. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that North Korea is showing no interest in negotiating a reduction of its nuclear weapons program.
Earlier today, Trump said he told Tillerson it was a waste of time to try to negotiate with North Korea’s leader. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man. Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Trump posted.
There are two possible explanations for Trump’s posts today. First, is that he really is that crazy, and thinks he’s living some world war 3 action movie, with him starring as President. The second possibility, is that this is a classic example of a good cop bad cop routine. Trump lashes out like a madman (bad cop), to give Rex Tillerson (good cop) some more negotiating power. It’s up to you to decide, and based off Trump’s off the cuff remarks in the past, it probably doesn’t go as deep as the second possibility.