President Donald Trump has no idea what he’s doing when it comes to issues of foreign policy, but he remains willfully ignorant of what he should actually do going forward.
With this issue in mind, his Wednesday Twitter message, offered on the occasion of the soon to begin Winter Olympics, hosted this year by South Korea, rings hollow. He’s not the globally minded, benevolent leader that he seems interested in pretending like he is.
The message is a video clip from his address to South Korean government officials during his stop in the country as a part of his Asia tour last year.
In the clip, he recounts the horrors of the Korean War, before praising the South Koreans for their recovery from the effects of that war.
The clip is captioned with a message reading:
‘Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the
@Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION!’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018
Trump’s message, as so many others from the president, completely ignores actual, pressing issues at play.
For instance, he himself has put the nation of South Korea in grave danger through his warmongering, with him having carried on with a months-long campaign of taunting the heavily armed North Koreans while they’ve continued to proceed with their plans to maintain a nuclear arsenal.
There has been a glimmer of hope for some kind of reconciliation between the North and South Koreans associated with this year’s Winter Olympics, with the North Koreans having reached out to the point of sending leader Kim Jong-un’s sister to the Games.
Check out Twitter’s response to the president’s message offered on the occasion of the Olympics below.
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