Amped up trouble with China, North Korea, Hong Kong and the Middle East, compete for President Trump’s attention even as he’s besieged daily with the impeachment inquiry that divides his friends and excites his enemies.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un rides a white horse on Mt. Paektu (aka Baekdu), the holy mountain of his grandfather Kim Il-Sung, in advance of “a great operation to strike the world with wonder again and make a step forward in the Korean revolution,” according to official news coverage.
President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, John Bolton, says Trump’s dealings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un benefit Mr. Kim more than the U.S.. In his first public remarks outside the White House, Politico reports that Bolton thinks the Trump focus on high-profile summits rewards Kim, but that North Korea will never honor any nuke deal.
Progressives in the media and politics complain that Kim Jong Un is playing President Trump, who settles for a self-aggrandizing photo opp, but is not projecting American strength (LOL). The Left also criticizes Trump for using the North Korea summit and G-20 meeting to cozy up to strongmen like Kim, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. […]
The United States has a moral obligation to intervene in North Korea to prevent further calamities.