Boy oh boy we're so pleased we now don't have to worry about NK any longer because Trump stalled their plans. NOT!!
They've continued to expand and update their nuclear weapons and missile facilities, and in fact, satellites have recently discovered previously unknown bases just for this purpose. DT only kissed up to the dictator like does with all strongmen tyrants. He seems to be envious of their total control of their countries. Big surprise!
Randy, if reasonable is possible in even a remote part of your mind can you explain why you expect more from NK under a Trump presidency than we got under any presidency during his lunatic father'and his reign?
They make gestures intended to look like softening. The West, forever hopeful, takes a baby step forward. They prove themselves liars, the West steps back again.
Is that your grandpa's picture? Maybe you are just too young to know the drill. Trump did what he should have in that moment, South Korea stepped forward, like a good neighbor should. Unless, it is your contention that other leaders who have opened a dialogue with NK were just kissing a##, you look like a person grasping for reasons to rant.
You're right. It isn't a surprise that NK, once again, lied and reneged.
What is different this time is that, in the process, Kim Jong Un got something he always wanted and other world leaders would never give him: a place on the world stage. Icing on the cake was fawning adoration from a U.S. President, to boot. "We fell in love."
Also what is different is Trump's ridiculous declaration that he had solved the NK crisis and "some people" say he should win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Lastly, and the biggest and most embarrassing difference, is that Trump was played like a violin by a two-bit murdering dictator. "I make the best deals."
Trump is too much like a needy child to ever be able to successfully negotiate with a manipulative dictator.
Good points all, but like me, spittin' in thuh wind!
Don't forget the cancelled war games NK wanted.
What did NK gain? You say a spot on the world stage. Did Trump give him that, or SK? Because if no one else had been involved, do you think those two leaders speaking would have not been news? Do you think the Olympics would have not been news? If you think that, you've got an over developed sense of the value of us.
Trump has always been laughable, as a speaker. We fell in love is no less ridiculous than calling him rocket man, but no more so.
I didn't expect NK to stick to any real concessions. They never have. And I worry about SK, because their president wants normalized relations so badly and I fear this will all end poorly.
But, again, Trump did the only thing a president can do. He reached out. Yeh, he's clumsy. He put up a good effort of sounding optimistic, in his goofy way. But what, exactly, did we concede? Nothing. What did we gain? The whole world witness to their lies and deception
Hating Trump must get tiring. All those hoops.
We conceded competence, strength, and respect in exchange for buffoonery, braggadocio, and derision. I don't hate Trump, I just see him for exactly what he is. If Obama or any other American president behaved that way with a murdering dictator...well, you know the answer. Remember Obama's head now to the Japanese emporer? He was called treasonous for that. I haven't even approached that kind of criticism and Trump's behavior was much more egregious.
But, hey, keep on excusing and denying your lying eyes. The rest of us aren't buying it.
My lying eyes? That is the best you can do, just insult me, personally? Oh. That's right. It's you pp. Of course that's all you can do.
But don't worry pp. It isn't long before the presidential primaries. That creepy porn lawyer plans on running so there's someone to fit your standards.
Didn't DT tell you to not believe anything you see and hear negative to him? It's the same thing as not believing your lying eyes, LTL. But you seem to get indignant when you are guilty of obeying him.
Geez, it's a common saying and I did not intend to insult you but point out how often you and other Trump defenders deny or excuse what is right in front of you.
It is no worse than you claiming my observations are based solely on hate but I can take your inaccurate assessments and continue the dialogue. You insult me and "the left" almost daily but somehow you're purer than me. [Shrug]
I've never heard the expression. You insult me and then pretend it didn't happen. I can certainly understand why.
Believe me, if I intended to insult you, I would own it.
"Me or Your Own Eyes?
Groucho Marx? Chico Marx? Popular Song? Peggy Hopkins Joyce? Dorothy Dix? Ace Reid? Apocryphal?
Dear Quote Investigator: According to legend when the wife of a famous comedian caught him in bed with another person the entertainer was unperturbed and denied that anything improper was occurring:
Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?
This remark has been attributed to Groucho Marx."
Perhaps it’s just the way it was worded but let’s be clear - South Korea “stepping forward” has been happening for a long, long time and was not contingent on Trump playing peacemaker.
Of course I didn't expect Donnie to keep his word, LTL! Do you? Anyone, having any knowledge about NK's past, could've told Trump what to expect--and did so-- and he claimed he headed off a nuclear war with his visit there.
Trump had both houses of congress and accomplished nothing with his lies and bluster. Remember "Little Rocket Man"? Sure you do!
And I hope your picture is not really you, LTL. But I'll admit you do seem a bit "catty" at times.
As far as my reasons to rant--by your judgment--what's your excuse? When I see a corrupt person ruining my country, somehow it seems the right thing to do. And it's my privilege as well.
We now live in a dangerously absurd, hopefully God willing, very brief, beyond dysfunctional era where a vicious dictator from anywhere in this world can simply turn on his or her television with feed from the USA, and watch Donald John Trump reveal his every inner thought, emotions and angry intent 24/7: In the past, our enemies were forced to employ spies to get the very same intel on our so called leaders that they now get for free with a simple cable hook-up: UNREAL:
And then there are actually some individuals out there who actually wonder WHY every enemy of ours can manipulate and mold the orange elderly man purely at will?
Bozo's constant twitter rants are a road map into his little twisted mind and every enemy our there is taking maximum advantage of him and his daily ramblings:
After two insane years of Bozo Trump antagonizing a nuclear power in N Korea, the only tangible result has been Bozo voluntarily discontinuing OUR MILITARY exercises in the region: I'm sure Vladimir Putin is proud of his little asset:
Do you wonder why our "leader" didn't smile the whole time in France except when Putie arrived and gave him the thumbs-up? What an embarrassing smuck we have not attending the ceremony at the WW1 cemetery.
I don't hate him, but abhorrence is not far off at this time!
DJT a true antagonizer, or this ? You Pick ,
There's more , much more !
Thank you for picking wrongly ," a nation's leader is either a leader or a follower and few know the difference until it really matters ."
Who said that ?
Aime , The difference today , I don't hypocritically expect more "manners " from those who're at the helm of the ship than the average seamen [women] . If you want to teach mannerisms to your children ,shut off the nightly news , don't let them read Real Clear Politics , watch CNN or Rachel Maddow , clean up your own house first .
The difference between the inaction of all previous presidents dealing with North Korea compared to Trump's action ................
Hey ! Is that Barack Obama or GW Bush ?
by Greg Schweizer 21 months ago
The United States is being threatened and bullied by North Korea, why is it that our government is..still playing patty cake about Russia instead of concentrating on the REAL danger at hand?
by Don W 2 years ago
I'm struggling to keep up with all this. Is Trump really planning to attack North Korea if they do another nuclear test? Is it seriously being considered as a possibility? Or is it just sabre rattling? And is this type of brinksmanship the best approach to foreign policy?
by ptosis 3 years ago
What do you think will result after President Trumps speaks with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un? Trump said he would talk to Kim to try to stop the country's nuclear program. "I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him," Trump said. China is one of the few...
by Ralph Schwartz 12 months ago
Well the world didn’t end. President Trump is leading America into diplomatic territory not seen in decades. Maybe we’ll finally see an end to the Korean War. Dennis Rodman was there too sporting a MAGA hat and taking shots at Obama. Thoughts?
by Ashutosh Joshi 14 months ago
Will the small step by Kim be a giant leap for the two Koreas? Does Trump deserve any credit for the same?Ofcourse its all too early and the skeptics need much more than just photo-ops. Nonetheless, this is historic moment as Kim walked across the demarcation line at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). A...
by Jack Lee 22 months ago
It appears that we are at another crucial point in history. In the 1980s, Reagan faced a similar threat in Soviet Union. He negotiated and ended the cold war and took down the Soviet empire without firing a shot. In 2017, it appears President Trump has a similar challenge. If he can negotiate an...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|