North Korea leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the testing of new weapons over the weekend and that included the testing of a new ballistic missile according to analysts who spoke to Voice of America, the U.S. government-funded international broadcaster.
North Korean state media described the weapons in more vague terms, claiming they were "tactical guided weapons," and South Korea responded by condemning the test.
In a rare show of frustration with Pyongyang, South Korea’s presidential Blue House said it was “very concerned” about North Korea’s actions, which it said went against a September military cooperation agreement between the two sides. It urged North Korea “to stop actions that raise military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.”
“From now on, our government will work in coordination with the United States to ramp up vigilance and closely communicate with neighboring countries as needed,” said spokeswoman Ko Min-jung.
Now, you might say Trump's response was not quite the same as South Korea's response.
Trump responded by downplaying and covering for North Korea's actions and said he stands by the man he fell in love with, Kim Jong-un.
Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it. He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2019
Trump is not necessarily wrong about one thing.
I have no doubt that Kim Jong-un knows that Trump is "with him" and that's why he feels free to do whatever.
This has been today's episode of "imagine if Obama did it."