A Trump Tweet For Every Occasion.
A common refrain is that “there is a Trump tweet for every occasion.” It refers to the ability to find a Trump tweet in the past contradicting something he tweets, says or does in the present. There are numerous examples of this, such as Trump’s tweets lambasting Obama for golfing, his tweets attacking Obama for even thinking about attacking Syria, or his tweets using anonymous sources to attack Obama’s birth certificate while condemning the media’s use of anonymous sources as made up.
Today, Trump “sadly” tweeted that he is calling off the summit with North Korea aimed at ending their nuclear program.
For the record, the “tremendous anger and open hostility” referred to by Trump as justifying cancelling the summit was North Korea describing Vice-President Pence as a “political dummy.” North Korea had already been angered by new National Security Advisor Bolton’s bumbling comment suggesting a nuclear deal with North Korea follow the “Libya model.” From North Korea’s perspective the Libya Model was one where Gadhafi stupidly gave up his nuclear program only to be defenseless when the United States turned against him and used military force less than ten years later to depose him, leading to his torture and execution. Despite North Korea’s strong protest of Bolton’s words, Pence doubled down on them, prompting North Korea to call him a “political dummy.”
While cancelling the summit, Trump’s letter is disturbingly ingratiating and fawning towards the North Korean “Glorious Leader” murderous despot. Trump thanks Kim Jong Un for his “time patience and effort.” Trump praises the “wonderful dialogue” between the two and gushes that “some day, I look very much forward to meeting you.” Trump praises the release of American hostages as a “beautiful gesture” ignoring that it was made possible only by the taking of the hostages, torturing confessions from them, and confining them slave labor camps.
If only Trump spoke so highly of our allies. Trump is clearly using obsequious flattery trying to salvage things with “His Excellency” Kim Jong Un because Trump put so much of his credibility on the line based on his supposed success on the Korean Peninsula. That success was to be the proof of Trump’s bargaining and diplomatic skills through bluster. Trump could point to this one big success and say “see my style works.” Now that evaporates, and some sucking up to the North Korean co-nutjob is all the strategy he has left.
Which brings us to the subject of this article, the numerous premature victory laps Trump took touting his success with this initiative. The premature victory laps go all the way to gloating about the media being so wrong about him and using his North Korea “success” to bolster his claims of a Russia Collusion “Witch Hunt.” Decide for yourself which Trump premature victory lap tweet you like best:
It should be noted that Trump is now somehow blaming China for the process falling apart.