One would think that as many times as Donald Trump has royally screwed things up, he’d learn a bit of humility. But one would be wrong in thinking that way. Donald Trump has no humility and never will. His big screw up this time has to do with a commemorative coin he had minted to celebrate a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that will probably never happen.
For years the U.S. military has issued challenge coins as a way of rewarding soldiers for particularly impressive feats. They’ve been so popular that the tradition has now spread to the civilian parts of the government. The coins are now used to commemorate specific events or accomplishments.
There's now a White House Military Office coin for the upcoming Trump Kim Jong Un summit. The North Korean dictator is referred to as "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un." pic.twitter.com/tFAmE813Y1
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 21, 2018
Part of the problem with Trump’s particular coin is that it refers to Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader, even though he’s holding over 100,000 of his own people (political prisoners) in deplorable prison camps, and a substantial number of people in his country are starving to death. Sounds like he’s a real great supreme leader for sure with stats like that. The coin also has Trump and Kim looking eye to eye as if they’re on equal footing, which will make the North Korean leader absolutely giddy with glee.
Trump thinks he has this meeting in the bag, but since he’s demanding that North Korea give up all their nuclear weapons, and Kim refuses to do that, this meeting will most likely never happen. Given that, Trump is going to look like a fool when the North refuses to show up for the summit. But looking like a fool is the one thing Donald Trump does very well.
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