It was only four months ago, or a hundred lifetimes of Trump as the president, since he met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and told America he had fixed everything, deserved a Nobel peace prize, and that he had ended the nuclear threat from North Korea.
As it turns out, those negotiations are far from over, which is why Trump is still sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to try and make Trump’s previous statements about his accomplishments there more than just another round of empty bragging.
After a rally in which Trump astoundingly told his rabid fanbase that he and the dictator “fell in love” in Singapore, everything he says about negotiations with the man who has had his own relatives killed to stay in power is suspect. After all of Trump’s promises that Americans can now “sleep at night” because the threat had ended and negotiations went so perfectly when no other (more qualified, diplomatic, and legitimate) president had been able to accomplish anything, why are negotiations still ongoing?
Perhaps it’s because North Korea made absolutely no efforts to stop the production of nuclear weapons following the summit in Singapore. In fact, aerial photos proved an embarrassment to Trump after he had made such huge promises and set such lofty goals. It turned out that Kim didn’t love him and had, instead, lied to him, just as every person with any experience in actual politics had warned him he would do.
No one on Twitter was willing to let Trump forget that embarrassment. See some of their responses below: