Failed Second Trump-Kim Summit Has Drastic Consequences

Failed Second Trump-Kim Summit Has Drastic Consequences May 30, 2019

We fell in love.

I want everyone to think of those words, every time you hear President Donald Trump demean or insult another American citizen, whether Republican or Democrat.

Think of those words whenever the Manhattan con artist attacks our nation’s intelligence or law enforcement community.

Most definitely think of those words when you hear of petty, cowardly moves, such as having the Navy keep the USS John McCain warship out of  the sight of the president during his trip to Japan, to avoid upsetting him.

Keep in mind that those words – We fell in love – are the words Donald Trump reserves for the vicious tyrant, Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea.

In Kim’s North Korea, voices of dissent are met with imprisonment, hard labor, or execution.

North Korea is now, and has been the number one nation in the world, regarding Christian persecution for many years.

I’ve pointed this out many times, and I’ll continue to point it out.

Simply possessing a Bible verse in North Korea could result in having your entire family thrown into one of the nation’s treacherous labor camps.

Or worse.

Remember all of those things, while I tell you this.

The two leaders have met for several summits, with the last one taking place in Vietnam.

President Trump [rightly] walked away from the table when no meaningful deal could be made.

Still, he insists that he and Kim have a strong relationship and that they’ll meet for a third summit, in the near future.

I can only imagine how stressed Kim’s Cabinet must be at the prospect.

A news report on Thursday revealed that back in March, when talks fell through, the crazed Kim was so furious that he had several of his top officials executed.

That’s right.

Bloomberg News reported Thursday citing a South Korean newspaper that Kim Hyok Chol, North Korea’s special envoy to the U.S., was executed in March along with four other North Korean foreign ministry officials involved in the Hanoi, Vietnam, summit.

A fifth official, Kim Jong Un’s top deputy, Kim Yong Chol, has reportedly been sentenced to hard labor, according to the newspaper.

This is the man Donald Trump loves, and falls over himself to praise.

What’s more, the executions were carried out after these officials were accused of spying for the United States, according to the sources that spoke with the Chosun Ilbo newspaper .

“Kim Hyok Chol was investigated and executed at Mirim Airport with four foreign ministry officials in March,” the source said.

A state-run newspaper sounded positively Fox Newsian, as it called out those who would show insufficient loyalty to dear leader, accusing them of only pretending to be loyal to Kim, while secretly plotting against him and the North Korean way of life.

“Acting like one is revering the Leader in front (of others) but dreaming of something else when one turns around, is an anti-Party, anti-revolutionary act that has thrown away the moral fidelity toward the Leader, and such people will not avoid the stern judgment of the revolution,” read an article in Rodong Sinmun, according to Reuters.

“There are traitors and turncoats who only memorize words of loyalty toward the Leader and even change according to the trend of the time,” the newspaper’s commentary continued.

Chilling.

And there is something so very familiar about this. It reminds me of some political movement rotting away the core of our nation.

Funny the things that Donald Trump finds to love and the things he rejects and openly reviles.

 

 

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  • Michael Weyer

    Again, I’ll be shocked if we don’t see ads next year of Trump palling around with Kim and the line “our President considers this man a friend” (cue montage of Kim’s victims) “And Canada and England our enemies. Do we need four more years of this?”

    Glad you mentioned the McCain thing, I still cannot believe even Trump could be so amazingly thin-skinned that he demanded that (or at the very least let some underling do it). How can we be shocked he’s played by Kim and Putin when he can’t stand to hear the name of a man who’s been dead for almost a year? Check out the Arizona newspapers (courtesy of AZcentral) and see how folks in that state (left and right) are not happy with how petty Trump is being on their favorite son.

    As one writer put it “I’m surprised he didn’t make the sailors wear MAGA hats. After this, you tell me if there is a more petty and venal man on the planet than President Donald Trump.”

  • It’s a predictable science who and what Trump will praise or insult as well as when and where.

    This is Donald Trump in a 2000 interview with ‘The Advocate’, a magazine for homosexuals.

    “I used to like Pat. I was on Crossfire with him. I thought he was a nice guy. Then I read the things he had written about Hitler, Jews, blacks, gays, and Mexicans. I mean, I think it’s disgusting. That speech he made at the ’92 Republican convention was a disaster. He wants to divide Americans. Clearly, he has a love affair with Adolf Hitler, and that’s sick. Buchanan actually said gay people had chosen “satan[ism] and suicide.” Now he says he welcomes gay people into his campaign. The guy is a hypocrite.”

    Needless to say, Trump’s hypocrisy and narcissism knows no bounds.

  • John Svengali

    The atypical diplomatic approach Trump used was considered flawed from the beginning because it deviated from standard procedure. The photo ops and warm friendships can occur after something substantive is reached, you know, like ending the Korean War.

    Other presidents have made similar mistakes using personality to persuade. But Kim is a groomed Machiavellian dictator and psychopath who should be hanged. “The Prince” and “The Art of War” should be on Trump’s summer reading list. He’s dealing with a monster who’s unworthy of any rewards. Inexplicably, Trump is all “carrot,” no “stick.”

    Trump formed a warm relationship with Putin, undercutting American intelligence and military assessments. But you never hear Putin be so gracious as to undermine his own state.

    The book on Trump is the more you feed his ego, the easier he falls. You could be the worst dictator of an Orwellian gulag state, North Korea, and stroke Trump, you get to be buddies. It’s unjust moral enrichment.

    The Saudi Arabian scumbags put on the ultimate Trump love fest early in Trump’s term and garnered his affection, again because of Trump’s vanity he swooned over the lavish doting facade. It no doubt was an optic opportunity to celebrate a president who wasn’t Obama, the Iranian mullahs’ good buddy. It’s not to say that Saudi Arabia isn’t a strategic ally; it’s more that regime is barbaric, vile and oppressive as well, which needs true reform, not swallowing the red carpet spectacle as giving the kingdom a pass on their glaring unacceptable ways.

    The World War II correspondent Bill Dunn had an answer for a critic of MacArthur for being an egotist. He said, “Would you want to go into battle under a general with an inferiority complex?” Trump distinguishes himself from the capons who run Europe, rather Eurarabia. So strength is a good thing. Having the wisdom when and how to apply it is sine qua non to the fullness of leadership. Bushido means “warrior with wisdom.” Trump could stand to get some Bushido, especially since he just came back from Japan.

    I’ll give Trump credit when he earns it, transactionally, of course, not as a cultist in Trump’s cult of personality.

    JH

  • IllinoisPatriot

    Unfortunately, Trump’s summer reading list is limited at this time. He’s currently working on Run Spot Run – a book he’s been working on since 2016 and will need some time to work up to the books you recommended.

  • Mother124

    Trump secretly admires “strongmen,” (not strong men), i.e. brutal dictators.

    Best of the best re Chinese President Xi Jinping:

    “He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great,” Trump said of Xi at a lunch and fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago estate, according to CNN, which obtained a recording of the remarks. “And look, he was able to do
    that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

    The Atlantic has more:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/03/trump-xi-jinping-dictators/554810/

  • Mother124

    That’s because Trump secretly admires them.

  • Annemarie

    I just saw the report on the alleged executions this morning; glad you’re spreading the word. Horrifying.

  • chemical

    The atypical diplomatic approach Trump used was considered flawed from the beginning because it deviated from standard procedure. The photo ops and warm friendships can occur after something substantive is reached, you know, like ending the Korean War.

    Those photo ops and the sickening Trump-Kim gay romps through meadows of flowers are also North Korean propaganda. It signals to the world: The USA takes North Korea seriously. It legitimizes Kim as a world leader and it makes him look like more than the two-bit despotic dictator that he actually is.

  • chemical

    If I was a Democratic strategist, I wouldn’t mention Trump at all.

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the 2016 election, it’s that you can’t scare Democratic voters into voting for Hillary Clinton just because Republicans put forward a stupid thug as a serious candidate. You have to run on the issues that Democratic voters actually care about. Hillary Clinton, along with 16 or so Republicans, all decided to get into a mud-flinging competition with a pig, and they all ended up soiled and defeated. Trump thrives on chaos and got to where he is today by dragging everyone else down into the dirt.

    Although I criticized Buttigieg for appearing on Fox News in the first place, at least he stayed on target and when asked about Trump’s tweets, he simply said, “You know, I don’t care”.

  • Michael Weyer

    Actually, I’m sure his aides have to make it “Run Trump Run” as he only reads things that have his name mentioned.

  • Michael Weyer

    We’ll see. Trickier when we’re dealing with a guy who’s still picking fights with a dead man.

  • Ronald Langdon

    Everyone stroking each others ego LOL! Timing is very important to changing such a deep-seated anti-christian culture’ We are have a battle in our own country against the Deep State and Democrats and MSM and DOJ and FBI and Obama and Clinton etc.to maintain Christian Values and Religious Freedom. Grow up for goodness sake Susan Wright

  • chemical

    Which, somehow, the dead man keeps winning.

  • Ellen Elmore

    Ronald, no you grow up. Susan is right. Trump represents the worst of the former Republican party, now known as the Trumplican party. Trump is a self-serving, crude, narcissistic, ego-maniac who is a pathological liar, a serial cheater and abuser of women. He is the most petulant, petty and vindictive president in modern history. If this is what you want in a president, then you are part of the problem. And before you say I wanted Hillary to win in 2016, know that I voted third party rather than tarnish my principles and voting for either Trump or Hillary.

  • chemical

    So much anger. You need to blow off some steam, you’re about to blow a gasket. Most people — normal people — would pull an Aggretsuko and belt out some death metal. You should try it. Your keyboard will thank you. But you do you, pal.

  • chemical

    Ronald is just really, really, angry, and he releases his anger by yelling at people on the internet. He needs a better channel to unleash his frothing rage.

    Even though I voted for Clinton I see this blog as a place to have serious discussions regarding government policy. It’s not a place to yell at people.

  • Ronald Langdon

    Susan has been yelling at Trump since the election!!!

  • Ronald Langdon

    Your name calling of President Trump is the trademark of The Leftist Socialists Communistic party that seeks to destroy America and our sacrificial freedoms that have been acquired by the lives of millions of men and women. Your accusations are merely that without any evidence similar to THE Russian Hoax. You may have voted third party but you are the same as the crazed Democrats

  • Ronald Langdon

    I think most of you will have to eat your own words before long!!

  • RebeccaSusanWright

    Kim Jong Un presides over the #1 nation in Christian persecution in the world, and Trump loves him.
    Not really acting like a friend to Christians.

  • RebeccaSusanWright

    Shows how little you know.
    I’ve been yelling at Trump since he announced his candidacy.

  • JASmius

    “Some day”.

  • JASmius

    To coin a phrase, Trump has Kim-envy. And Xi-envy. And Vlad-envy. And Maduro-envy. And probably Khamenei-envy, too. In this case, Trump probably also admires how the only reason Kim looks as corpulent as he does is because the Nork butcher is a foot shorter than he is – what’s known as a “spinner,” given their love affair. He’d probably also fanboy over Kim being a cannibal – consuming the flesh of his enemies – but Mafia Don loves Mickie-D’s and KFC too much to give them up.

  • JASmius

    I’ll be shocked if we don’t see ads next year of Trump palling around with Kim and the line “our President considers this man a friend” (cue montage of Kim’s victims) “And Canada and England our enemies. Do we need four more years of this?”

    Republicans would unquestionably have run such ads against Democrat candidates back in the day. But that just doesn’t seem like the kind of ad any Democrat would sign off on. Sounds way too hawkish for them. They would if Kim was replaced in the narrative by Putin, but their motivation in that instance wouldn’t be geopolitical.

  • Michael Weyer

    Don’t forget they hold a man who’s been married three times and openly bragged of countless affairs as a champion of family values.

  • JASmius

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the 2016 election, it’s that you can’t scare Democratic voters into voting for Hillary Clinton just because Republicans put forward a stupid thug as a serious candidate. You have to run on the issues that Democratic voters actually care about.

    Indeed. The 2018 midterms bore that out. Of course, the issue Democrat voters increasingly appear to care most about is impeaching Trump, so that bag might be a bit more mixed than it once was.

    Although I criticized Buttigieg for appearing on Fox News in the first place, at least he stayed on target and when asked about Trump’s tweets, he simply said, “You know, I don’t care”.

    There’s a lot to be said for that. It’s eerily reminiscent of when other kids tease you at school, or the same thing from an older sibling at home. My mother (God rest her soul) was mercilessly teased by my uncle when they were growing up precisely because she always gave him the reaction he was looking for that made it fun to keep doing. He could never get any rise out of my aunt, however, and he pretty much left her alone.

    Trump is the same way (except meaner, pettier, vastly more indecent, and six decades older than my mom, uncle, and aunt were when they engaged in those juvenile escapades before he was ever born). He’s addicted to attention and uses the vilest, nastiest means of attracting it – if he wasn’t a multi-bankrupt, con man, and POTUS, he’d probably be a flasher in Central Park. But what would he do if his antics could no longer quench that neurotic, narcissistic fix? If he couldn’t get the reactions from his challengers that he seeks? “Mayor Pete” is an early-primary season “flavor of the month” who has no shot (Beto was the first), but he’s definitely onto something with that “You know, I don’t care” comment. It’s….well, eerily reminiscent of the lone Carter-Reagan debate when the Gipper’s comeback to a caustic put-down from Mr. Peanut was to chuckle and quip, “Well, there you go again”. That one moment settled the 1980 election.

    Trump was a novelty candidate in 2016; after three-plus years of his pugilistic, low-blow crapola, American voters of both parties (GOP ones won’t admit it, but there’ll be a lot more than you think) will be ready for some sunny witticisms in lieu of responses in kind. Heck, look how Pelosi keeps getting under his jowls with her series of “Oh, bless his heart” jabs.

  • JASmius

    “The Prince” and “The Art of War” should be on Trump’s summer reading list.

    Trump doesn’t even read his own Tweets, given all the grammar mistakes and misspellings.

    Inexplicably, Trump is all “carrot,” no “stick.”

    It’s perfectly explicable – he’s a lifelong Manhattan Democrat. Throw in the narcissistic personality disorder and complete lack of moral compass and what more explanation is needed?

  • JASmius

    “Run Trump Run”? He gets winded in his golf cart.

  • JASmius

    You have a….curious concept of what constitutes “Christian values” given the blanket, comprehensive corruption – moral, financial, political – of your bloated, orange calf.

  • JASmius

    First off, preach it, sister.

    Secondly, I trust you realize that trying to convince a MAGAloon of those truths is like trying to administer a suppository to a cat. Our dear friend Ronnie won’t wake up from his Trump bender for years to come.

  • JASmius

    Actually, son, it’s been Trump that’s been doing the vast majority of the yelling.

  • JASmius

    I don’t think you think.

  • Michael Weyer

    Ah, yes, remember his line of “I’ll be too busy to golf?”

    And how his cult buys it ignoring he’ done more vacation time in two years than Obama in his entire term?

  • Alpha 1

    Donald Trump shambles towards the pulpit of a megachurch. His orange flesh sizzles in the spotlights as sweat drips down his bloated face. Beginning his sermon, he says “Folks, it says in 2 Corinthians that ‘sissy Graydon Carter of failing Vanity Fair Magazine and owner of bad food restaurants has a problem-his V.F. Oscar party is no longer ‘hot”! You know, that Mary Magdalene, great tits on her, and between you and me I could have had her in 1987…” As the ecstasy of the crowd of evangelicals grows greater and greater, Trump lifts up a bible and yells “You idiots love this thing, don’t you?” “We do!” the evangelicals scream, as they achieve communion with their lord and saviour.

    Ronald Langdon sees this. A single tear falls form his eye and he whispers “This is the man who will save Christendom. Deus vult!

  • “Secretly”?

  • mudskipper

    You know, I find it curious that people keep referring to him as a life-long Democrat, even while he’s been a registered Republican for more years than a registered Democrat.

  • Alpha 1

    It looks like Kim Yong-chol wasn’t purged after all. He was seen alive with Kim Jong Un yesterday: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48493702

  • Michael Weyer

    Oh, so Kim only executed five guys instead of six? Gee, that changes everything!

  • Alpha 1

    If Kim Yong-chol is still alive, the other 5 may not have been purged. Looking at this story, it comes from a South Korean paper called Chosun Ilbo. If their sources were wrong about a purge that claimed Kim Yong-chol, it casts doubt on the whole story. Chosun Ilbo may have just jumped the gun on this one. This isn’t surprising, since North Korea is a repressive, isolated state where it’s hard to get good information. Reading the Bloomberg piece, there was skepticism when the story first broke too:

    Kim Dong-yub, professor specializing in North Korea at Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies in South Korea, said was skeptical that the Chosun report was credible. This type of political execution would be seen domestically as an attempt by the North Korean leader to shift blame for a summit that was well-publicized within the secretive state, he said.

    “It would mean that Kim Jong Un’s admitting to his own failure,” the professor said, adding that “that could damage Kim’s authority on his own leadership, a risk that he is highly unlikely to take.”

  • Michael Weyer

    Only in a place like North Korea can your life be spared because your boss doesn’t want to look like a failure.

  • chemical

    If the regime really was upset with Kim Yong-chol, they would still execute him or throw him in a labor camp, but they would lie about why they were doing that. All media in North Korea is state run, so we’d be hearing some story out of the North Koreans about how he wasn’t sufficiently loyal to the Kim regime, or how he’s secretly a spy or something.

    Kim Jong-un is extremely oppressive, but he’s not a dolt. I think Kim recognizes that Trump is very chaotic and even the best plans to manipulate him have a chance for failure.