After the disaster that came of the summit in which Donald Trump was going to solve the entire, decades-long struggle with North Korea, as well as Trump’s sudden discovery (his latest conspiracy theory) that a “spy” was placed in his campaign by Democrats, there was no question that his Twitter rants would increase in volume, intensity, and paranoia. Friday morning did not disappoint on that front.
Trump announced on Thursday to no one’s surprise that the upcoming summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un, for which a commemorative coin had already been minted, was being called off. Trump cited hostility and aggression in some of the North Korean government’s latest statements, but people with more knowledge and ability to tell the truth than Trump explained it a different way.
For instance, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation John Tierney said:
‘The first rule of diplomacy is to always consult your allies, yet our key allies in the region were blindsided by the move. President Trump can blame North Korea’s hostile rhetoric for his decision, but the reality is that the Trump administration had no unified diplomatic strategy from the beginning.’
Trump also continued his “spy” rant despite the fact that he’s been told repeatedly that there was no such spy, but an informant working with the FBI due to reports from foreign governments that Trump’s campaign may be committing legal acts. The Democrats did not order the investigation and were not “in absolutely power.” President Obama was a Democratic president, but unlike Trump, he did not interfere with law enforcement’s investigation by the intelligence communities.
Thanks to private meetings with the Department of Justice in which Democrats were not allowed to attend, the American people will probably never know the truth behind these claims and will only hear what Trump says happened.
Twitter responded to Trump’s tweets with disbelief and frustration. See some of their comments below:
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