It's all a big lie.
Friday evening news broke that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had announced he is ending nuclear testing and shutting down his nuclear testing site.
This is propaganda. It has not been verified, and only time will tell. Kim Jong-un could flip-flop Saturday morning. More importantly, however, he doesn't need to test his nuclear weapons because he has fully-functional nuclear weapons. The testing phase is over.
So what does the world's greatest negotiator do? Does he say, "Time will tell"? Does he present a cautious front? Does he challenge the veracity of a man who has lied about matters of grave concern before, who has little credibility throughout the world?
“There is nothing in North Korea’s statement that signals a willingness to give up their nukes,” Benjamin Silberstein, a North Korea researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, told The Washington Post.
The President of the United States is tweeting out actual quotes, verbatim, from Kim Jong-un to his 51 million followers.
A message from Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Also will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.” Progress being made for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
"Progress being made for all!"
Donald Trump literally just became the Minister of Propaganda for a dangerous dictator.
And he did it gleefully. No threats needed. Kim Jong-un without effort just got Donald Trump to do his bidding, to voice his propaganda as if it were verified truth.
Donald Trump will be heading to a meeting with Kim Jong-un at some point in the coming weeks. And already Kim has Trump eating out of his hand.
Donald Trump is an idiot.
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