Trump's response to North Korea's new missile launch reveals how weak a president he really is
President Donald Trump is truly revealing how weak of a president he really is, and it's unfolding before our very eyes.
In the past, he talked a big game, got North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table, threw a ton of fake praise onto the man known for horrible crimes against humanity and his own people, and in the end, Trump remained positive things would all fall together even after they avoided striking a deal to give up their nuclear ambitions.
Now with North Korea launching new missile tests, Trump was only able to utter the response: "Nobody's happy."
That's it? No plan? Just no one is happy they're doing this? How weak can you get?
"Nobody's happy about it," he told reporters.
"We'll see what happens," he added. "I know they want to negotiate, they're talking about negotiating. But I don't think they are ready to negotiate."
South Korean President Moon stopped short of criticizing President Trump, choosing instead to say that Kim's actions run the "possibility of running foul of UN resolutions."
Pyongyang's latest move had "an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires", he said in an interview marking his first two years in office.
"It appears the North is highly displeased that the Hanoi summit ended without agreement," he added, but warned that the launch "could make negotiations more difficult."
That's all the more reason you'd think Trump would follow through on his past threats to step up the pressure on the North Koreans, but he has so far refused to do so, saying that him and Kim Jong Un were now "friends." He actually said that.
The Justice Department is being harsher than Trump on the latest missile launches even. "This conduct violates longstanding US law and United Nations Security Council resolutions," the Justice Department said.
Right now, no one knows when they will come back to the negotiating table and all that past bragging has appeared to be in vain. If that was Trump's strategy to forge a deal, his weak style hasn't worked.