Flashback one year ago: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un once again defies the international order to scale back its nuclear weapons program, and launches a missile into the Sea of Japan. U.S. President Donald Trump logs on to Twitter to defend America’s allies, promising “fire and fury” if the Hermit Kingdom continues this behavior.
Now, this immortalized tweet was used by the left to suggest that Trump was just another GOP war hawk bent on flexing America’s military muscle wherever he felt like. It could not be, as the White House argued, a strategic display of posturing to intimidate an enemy. Trump can’t be that smart, right?
Today, Trump’s critics are still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that the decades-long war on the Korean Peninsula has officially ended, and peace talks between the Korean states have begun. To make matters even worse for the mainstream media, South Korean President Moon Jae-in directly credited Trump as being one of the main reasons the talks were able to happen at all.
Now, we understand that the media kind of wanted the situation on the peninsula to deteriorate further. It would make it a lot easier for talking heads to maintain their silly narrative that Trump is a brain-dead dunce with access to the nuclear codes, and a lot harder for people to realize that hard diplomacy might actually work.
~ Facts Not Memes