Back in the early days of the Trump campaign I said then that there were a few positions I could go along with….mostly in his foreign policy. But once elected he has shown me nothing….his disdain for the State department is most troubling….then his policy handling through the use of Twitter nis another disturbing aspect for me.
But I think his approach to the problems in Korea have turned my stomach about as far as it can go….he has become an embarrassment……for example…..
Trump’s North Korea policy was put on display on Sunday morning, as the President’s plan to deal with the nuclear weapon pursuing regime is to mock them on Twitter.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
The President undercut any attempts being made to solve this crisis with a single tweet. Trump’s social media statements are why the North Koreans don’t take him seriously. The presidency is not reality television. Taunting and mocking aren’t the same as governance. The reason why the Kim regime has accelerated its nuclear program so quickly is that they tested Trump early in his presidency and realized that he is going to do nothing to stop them.
It is almost as if the President is trying to provoke an armed conflict in North Korea. Trump wants to be a wartime president, and his childish taunts are only pushing a crisis closer to the brink. While Trump tweets, the regime continues to launch missiles and develop their nuclear program, and when the crisis hits the breaking point, Trump will take no responsibility while claiming that the military was his only option.
As an international relations professional I am having a hard time dealing with this amateurish attempt at foreign policy.
His speech to the UN may be more telling….but I am thinking….NOT!