Category: World Politics

Honorable, Smart, Funny Kim Jong-un; and a Tweet from George Washington

Kim Jong-un, whom Donald Trump recently praised more effusively and unqualifiedly than he has ever praised any American president, has, apparently as part of his enthusiastic surrender to Trump’s giant hands and amazing chess mastery, spent the past couple of weeks upgrading his nuclear weapons program and executing an army officer who ordered extra food for his starving troops. Had Barack Obama chosen...

Kim Visits China to Report on How He Snookered the Orange Idiot

Kim Jong-un, fresh off his complete submission before the strategic, economic, and military might of…Xi Jinping, has arrived in China to “brief” Xi’s Communist Party inner circle about how he successfully manipulated the United States government into granting all of China’s wishes while somehow persuading themselves that this was a Make-America-Great-Again kind of victory. As Reuters reports: China has been particularly pleased by...

Why Only Trump Could “Solve” North Korea

Donald Trump and his cult members — sorry, I will never refer to his supporters in any other way again, unless, in a generous mood, I call them “fans” or “idolaters” — are working overtime to spread the word that by solving the North Korean problem forever in one magic meeting, he has accomplished something that previous American presidents were unable or unwilling...

The Day After: Three Reflections on Smallness and Appeasement

Moon Jae-in’s smiling, hugging, champagne glass-clinking lovefest with Kim Jong-un was one of the most shameful moments in modern Korean history. It was also an indication for all the world that Korea’s future is now in very dangerous hands. Donald Trump, always adept at sensing popular weaknesses to exploit for his own benefit, has pounced to cash in on South Korea’s left turn....

Trump Sells Out Friends for Personal Vanity

As part of his complete capitulation to the demands of a tin pot communist dictator — which he and his cultists are trying to frame as an act of negotiating genius — it turns out that Donald the Wonder Idiot also promised Kim Jong-un that he will summarily cancel U.S. participation in the longstanding annual joint military exercises, or “war games,” in which...

Trump Just Got Owned by the Smarter Man

Breaking: Donald Trump proudly showed off a document he signed today with Kim Jong-un, promising a lot of promises, most of them essentially meaningless — except that one of the promises is to help the DPRK work toward a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” ZOOM IN ON THE TEXT: “President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim...

Singapore Summit: Who’s the Great Negotiator Here?

Fans of Donald Trump like to defend all his stupid, incoherent, or unscrupulous moves by saying, “I’ll assume he knows what he’s doing; after all, he’s a negotiating genius.” Their faith is that whatever Trump appears to be doing on the surface, he is in fact playing some kind of deal-making hardball that will eventually break down and win over any opponent. These...

Trump-Kim: The Prime Time Reality TV Summit of Doom

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the cable news event of the season: Donald Meets Jong-un. Live in U.S. prime time — did you think Donald Trump would have it any other way? See it all unfold from the comfort of your living room, with pre- and post-game analysis by your Fox News hospitality girls, Sean “Trump is the One True God” Hannity...

Why Donnie Hates Justin

Think of Donald Trump. I mean, to the extent this is still possible, think of him as he really was before his carefully-crafted grassroots populist makeover. Think of him from beyond the Fox News, Steve Bannon, Russia Today-fostered television image of the cult-friendly “alpha male outsider fighting for the little guy.” What do you see? Here is what I see: An overly coiffed,...

No Collusion! (Trump Just Likes KGB Thugs)

Donald Trump is at the G-7 economic summit making news by acting, as he has done so many times before, as chief spokesman and apologist for Vladimir Putin. Here is a video clip of his response to a direct question about the reason Russia was expelled from the former G-8, namely the annexation of Crimea: Notice how Trump, Mr. Tell-it-like-it-is, begins by completely...