So Much Winning!

Preznint Shithole speaks!

“If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!”

So imagine my lack of surprise when Pyongyang issued a statement accusing Pompeo of trying to force denuclearization demands upon them:

“The U.S. is fatally mistaken if it went to the extent of regarding that [North Korea] would be compelled to accept, out of its patience, demands reflecting its gangster-like mindset.”

And we must note that with Comrade Stupid’s trade wars with China, well, China is unlikely to help get his orange ass out this sling, unless the Walking Temper Tantrum gives up on the trade wars? Yeah sumpin’ like that.

Axios morning email thingie goes long:

This was entirely predictable, and was predicted by experts, Jonathan Swan points out:

  • People who’ve worked with the president, both at the Trump Organization and in the White House, say he viscerally fears being played for a sucker and humiliated.
  • But Trump has made himself quite vulnerable to embarrassment in the North Korea talks, which suggests he won’t have a great deal of patience for the entirely predictable shenanigans from Pyongyang.
  • Remember how abruptly he cancelled (and then reinstated) the talks when Kim insulted Vice President Pence? We’re now in a situation where China could “rescue” the talks and leverage its power with North Korea to get a better trade deal by doing so.
  • The bottom line: There’s a long road ahead to any satisfactory peace deal with North Korea; but a very short road to renewed hostilities. Should a few more things go wrong, Trump could swing abruptly against Kim Jong-un.

A smart reading-between-the-lines of the North Korean statement comes from Vipin Narang, an MIT specialist on North Korean nukes, who tweeted:

  • “This is not the end of the process. It’s a negotiating tactic, but signals several serious things: (1) We aren’t unilaterally disarming. Stop saying it. Stop asking for it. Never going to happen. (2) Any other stuff short of that? Gonna cost you chief. And burn a lot of clock.”

Be smart … Frank Lavin, former Singapore ambassador under George W. Bush and former National Security Council summit organizer, tells me:

  • “The more the Trump administration celebrates any success, the more North Korea is disincentivized from actually delivering.”
  • “A public proclamation of a triumph takes North Korea off the hook.”
  • “Better for Trump to understate the North Korea talks and label them the first step of a long journey.”

So guys, you tired yet of So Much Winning from the world’s best negotiator?

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10 Responses to So Much Winning!

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    His base doesn’t care, they accept any drivel or spittle emitted by him as the god-honest truth. And the rest of us know better, but are pretty much powerless to do anything about it………except to vote all the miscreants out this Nov.

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  2. This was propaganda from the Trump camp all along. He claimed he would be tough on NK and he’s making it look like he’s doing it. Like the above comment says, that’s all his supporters need. Anything else is fake news. For Trump and co, it’s job done.

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  3. Osirisopto says:

    China already bribed him once. He might be stupid enough to try it twice but they aren’t. They’ll let him fry.

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  4. roket says:

    “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!”

    Really? Give that narcissist a Nobel Peace Prize before he blows us all to kingdom come.

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  5. Redhand says:

    What’s truly pathetic is that his narcissism absolutely prevents him for seeing the reality of any situation. And rather than be embarrassed, he’s just pretend that it didn’t happen. His base will cream their jeans for it. “That’ll show those libs.”

    They’d be saying the same shit even if if N. Korea nuked New York.

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  6. Karla says:

    “Better for Trump to understate the North Korea talks and label them the first step of a long journey.”
    Well that will work. If there’s one thing Trump is really good at, it’s understatement.

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  7. FelineMama says:

    My quote: If it not for Dicktator In Chief, USA would not be on the “Shit Country List.”
    Cograts maga red hat assholes!!!

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  8. Infidel753 says:

    Pretty easy trick preventing a war when you just give the other side everything they want in exchange for nothing, with a salute thrown in.

    If the shit does hit the fan, I just hope Kim is smart enough to realize that Trump and his Trumpanzees don’t care jack about blue cities getting nuked (I live in one of the closest US cities to North Korea) and aim their nukes at Merde-a-Lago or some similar teabagger holy site.

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