North Korea

Trump Stands By His Man

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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.


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."

  • Badgerite

    trump and the gop surrendered the US to Putin and Kim long ago. The rest is window dressing. We need a commander-in-chief who will protect the country and our real and true allies.

  • muselet

    Kim Jong-un feels comfortable playing dangerous games like this because he knows Donald Trump is a shallow, very silly man with an ego as big as all outdoors. All he has to do is dangle the prospect of a nuclear disarmament treaty in front of Trump and Kim can do anything he wants.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Donald Trump is making Asia a far more dangerous place.

    –alopecia

  • Nefercat

    ““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,””
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    Yeah, good luck with that, South Korea. Your boyfriend is whooping it up with your next door neighbor. You know, the one that you have to keep getting restraining orders against.