You’ve probably read the New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous Trump administration official by now. The one in which the cowardly scum, too afraid to expose his name and actually stand up for his beliefs, looked around for accolades for his having “saved” the country from the president’s worst inclinations and succeeded in implementing/being a part of a “second track” presidency that had nothing at all to do with the man 63 million American elected. And, perhaps, you’ve seen excerpts from Bob Woodward’s new book, in which another slew of anonymous sources inside the White House claim much the same.
Well, we just find it remarkable that this incompetent, dangerous president is the one man who may have actually saved the planet from nuclear annihilation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced this week a timeline for his country’s denuclearization, putting the first solid building blocks in place after President Trump’s historic summit with the dictator in Singapore this summer. Seoul officials said Thursday that Kim was set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in later this month, at which time the two nations would discuss “practical measures” Pyongyang could take towards ridding themselves – and the greater Korean peninsula – of nuclear weapons. Kim has reportedly said that he would like to complete the process by the end of Trump’s first term in office.
We suppose Mr. Anonymous made all of this happen while Trump was watching Fox News or painting a beautiful mural of Vladimir Putin.
According to South Korean official Chung Eui-yong, Kim is still positive about denuclearization talks with President Trump and insists that the situation is “unchanged” since their meeting in Singapore. “He particularly emphasized,” Chung said, “that he has never said anything negative about President Trump.”
Our president tweeted his appreciation. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims ‘unwavering faith in President Trump,’ he wrote. “Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!”
Only if the, cough cough, steady state wills it to happen, Mr. President.
You think the neocon writing in the New York Times wanted Trump to find a pathway to peace with North Korea? Yeah, about as much as he wanted Trump to find a middle ground with Putin. Trump was elected into power not because he was a shining example of Republican orthodoxy but precisely because he wasn’t. And yet we have yahoos in the administration who feel they are doing America a favor by preventing the president from steering the country away from those old ideas.
To be sure, we are far from a “done deal” with North Korea, and this country’s history is one littered with broken promises, trickery, and deceit.
But Trump – and Trump alone – had the guts to put himself out on a limb and see if there wasn’t a path forward that didn’t include Patriot missiles flying into Pyongyang. The Resistance didn’t do it. Obama didn’t do it. And that arrogant idiot in the New York Times sure as hell didn’t do it.
But no, you were telling us all about what a threat he is to democracy. Please continue…