POLL: Majority Believe Trump’s Taunting Of North Korean Leader Is Escalating Threat Of Nuclear War

The Associated Press reports:

North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s war of words with the isolated nation’s leader is making the situation worse. Less than 1 in 10 thinks Trump’s comments are making it better.

Those are the findings of a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, as tensions between the adversaries escalate and North Korea comes closer to its goal of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental U.S.

The poll found that 65 percent of Americans think Trump’s comments have made the situation between the U.S. and North Korea worse, including 45 percent who think he’s made the situation much worse. Only 8 percent think he’s making the situation better. Eighty-nine percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 38 percent of Republicans think Trump’s comments have made things worse.

  • Lazycrockett

    duh.

  • Michael R

    Polls say that Obama is a Muslim , so they don’t count ,
    what matters is our country has no leaders .

  • HoneyBoySmith

    The majority is right.

  • Adam Stevens

    Two crazy-men playing who’s got the biggest dick with nuclear weapons?

    What could go wrong?

  • Do Something Nice

    I’m sure it would be much worse for Trump if this was a global poll. It is distressing but not surprising that 62% of Republicans don’t think that Trump is making things worse.

    Fuck the Republican party.

    • HoneyBoySmith

      >Fuck the Republican party.

      I think you mean the Republican cult.

      That’s what it really is at this point.

      Jim Jones couldn’t get the sort of loyalty out of the Peoples Temple that Trump gets out of the Republican base.

      • Tawreos

        The thing is once they get all of the judges out of him they think they can they will most likely stop drinking the kool-aid right away.

      • Todd20036

        More like a Nazi cult. These idiots would make W’s idiots look normal and moderate

        • HoneyBoySmith

          That’s what’s so scary.

          I though Bush was rock bottom. Trump is so much worse.

  • Ninja0980

    The people I feel sorry for the most are the South Koreans, Japanese etc. who had no say in the fact a moron was elected President of the U.S.

    • vorpal 😼

      I’ve heard many Republicans tell people from other countries online to STFU in US political discussions because it’s none of their business.

      Given the extent to which American politics affects the rest of the world, it’s definitely everyone’s business.

      • clay

        To bad they aren’t saying the same to Russia.

        • vorpal 😼

          Most of the ones I’ve talked to who are Trump supporters (thankfully a VERY small number) completely deny the fact that Russia interfered in the election, and state that anyone who claims otherwise is a leftist loon.

          • pch1013

            Many Hillary Derangement Syndrome sufferers on the left are still saying the same thing.

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      • David Walker

        Maybe the movie minion could schedule “On the Beach” some evening. He’d think it would be a beach blanket bingo kind of thing. The big problem, though, is that it’s in black and white. That couldn’t possibly hold his attention, despite the attributes of Ava Gardner and the youth of Donna Anderson. Maybe he’d be intrigued by the “Dr. Strangelove” title, although again, it’s in b/w. If he can make it to the end, those shots of A- and H-bomb mushroom clouds could well make him cum. Mel would appreciate that, since she wouldn’t have had to do anything.

      • Misutaa Roboto

        And yet they seem totally cool with Russian interference in our election process.

        • vorpal 😼

          They will turn a blind eye to anything, as long as it gets them the results they desire.

    • canoebum

      That’ll teach them to leave the election hacking to the Russians! At this point, why not have everyone hack our elections? At least there would be some countervailing forces in social media, instead of just a Russian Troll Farm. Facebook will gladly take the money.

      • pch1013

        For that matter, is anyone hacking Russia’s election?

        • canoebum

          Putin.

          • pch1013

            Anyone outside Russia, I mean. Where are the legions of trolls shitting all over pro-Putin posts with comments in ungrammatical Russian? Where are the anti-Putin newsgroups being run from NSA headquarters?

          • canoebum

            We’d have to ask the Russian speakers around here. I’m sure he has his own online detractors, especially from Ukraine and the Baltic countries. As far as the NSA goes, why would they tell us if they were?

  • BearEyes

    35% aren’t paying attention.
    #ITMFA

  • Tawreos

    The sad part is that Trump is succeeding at diverting attention from Russia and other problems with in his administration by talking tough about nukes and he doesn’t see a problem with that.

  • Max_1
  • Bad Tom

    Even the Deplorables are scared.
    They should be.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Ode to Fuckery

    Two Dear Leaders
    Neither of them Readers
    Posturing and Posing
    Making Noise and Crowing
    Doing All They Can
    Without a Fucking Plan
    Talking Smack and Hitting back
    Jonesing for a Nuke Attack
    What To Do
    What To Say
    Christers just sit and Prey
    Others make Political Hay
    While their Tales are Tucked
    Yeah, We’re Fucked

    • JWC

      what a poet

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Most kind, thank you.

    • David Walker

      Nicely done.

  • safari
    • BearEyes

      Any word on whose prescriptions these are?

      • safari

        That would be a legal violation.

        • BearEyes

          understood – hippa and all – but I still want to know

          • I bet with some investigation you could narrow the field. I betcha they will be members who are older than 65+, and do little public speaking, but do mostly press releases.

    • kelven

      Delivered with their Viagra.

      • Pip

        Which is covered by their insurance, unlike birth control.

        • That’s because its men’s stuff, not those icky women.
          snark!

  • GanymedeRenard

    Easy, boys. Your peepees’ size is exactly the same. No need to fight!

  • vorpal 😼

    Watching this video leaves me terrified for my fellow Canadians…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ugJZhL-cbc

    • safari

      I used to think people like this didn’t exist. Then my ex asked me whether Vietnam happened before or after WW2.

      • Treant

        “Before, dear. The Viet Cong were instrumental in Hitler’s rise to power in Japan. They snuck into South Korea and tunneled under the Sea of Japan to bring copies of Mein Kampf to Empress Okiko and her people. Japan later entered the war as an ally of the United States.”

        • Kenster999

          Well said, truth teller! Those are the kinds of facts that the lamestream media won’t tell you! #fakenews #truehistory

          • Bryan

            You people are all deluded sheep, Rasputin was behind it all!! See how closely his name resembles Putin? It even has it in the name, come on sheeple wake up!! He survived the assassination attempts and gained immortality. HE WEELLL RUUUUULLLLL USS

      • David Walker

        Ex. Sounds like a good decision.

      • Lazycrockett

        Back in Junior High, when they talk stuff, our History teacher made us learn all the countries and capitals. I’m still pretty good at picking them out though I need to revisit S.A.

      • Gianni

        I once worked with a 30-something dood who, in a casual conversation with me, learned that New Jersey was a state. He actually thought NJ was a part of New York. I thought he was joking and was waiting for the punchline. He got offended when I started laughing as I realized he was serious.

      • vorpal 😼

        I think my favourite demonstration of American stupidity was when two Aussies from a talk show went to the US and asked Americans where North and South Korea were. They had a map with Australia marked as North Korean and NZ marked as South Korea, and nobody questioned the correctness of that. I was in awe.

    • canoebum

      We live in a nation of idiots.

      • Gianni

        I remember when Reagan was President, one of the late night talk show hosts (might’ve been Carson) had his staff asking people on the street if the knew that President Reagan was heterosexual. So many people were shocked when asked that question saying they didn’t know that. Go figure.

  • JWC

    Ah Duh Chee ya rilly think so

  • crewman

    Two bullies don’t mind escalating things when it’s other people’s lives at risk.

    • David Walker

      Other people? What the fuck is that? Oh, you mean like the help? Yeah, well, that’s what POWs are for.

      Haven’t these fucks ever seen “Duck and Cover”?

  • MikeBx2

    If only someone had warned us. :/

    • David Walker

      Just like Hurricane Maria…nobody saw it coming and nobody knew that hurricanes had different categories and nobody knew that people who live on Puerto Rico are US citizens.

  • Only 38% of GOP voters think he’s made things worse? What the ever loving fuck is wrong with these square heads? Ohh, yeah, they are the party of glory, of war, war heroes and of revile in mass death and destruction.

    • orion dumptee

      my neib moved to a large gated condo place,(55 +),next to a large milt base ,coastal south,,,EVERY VEHICLE was plastered with trump stickers…….

      • There is a 55+ community nearby, where they don’t allow children except for day visits. If the unthinkable happens and these elders “inherit” their grand children they are forced to sell out and move. I can not imagine wanting to live in a community that is fake. Gated communities are against the very fabric of what our country was supposed to be.

  • MikeBx2

    Is there any doubt that Trump believes starting a war will be his ace in the hole? When his approval drops to the 20’s or below and Mueller really starts closing in, starting a war will be his greatest distraction attempt ever.

    • greenmanTN

      No doubt that he thinks so, but I don’t think the reality would work that way. (Though I may be giving people too much credit.)

      • MikeBx2

        I get the feeling that reality plays no part in his demented way of thinking.

      • Treant

        There’s a limit. Those who loathe him will assume it’s a distraction. He might convert the neutral and weakly positive ones, though.

        At this point, the neutral and weakly positive ones have proven themselves of marginal intellect and negligible reading skills, so they’ll go as the wind blows anyway.

        • David Walker

          “Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter.”

    • pch1013

      If I were a tinfoil-hat type, I would speculate that he might launch a false-flag nuclear attack against a major U.S. city. For maximum effect – and to create maximum jubilation among his cultists – it would have to be a deep-blue city, but also one where he doesn’t have significant business interests.

      San Francisco, for example.

      Good thing I’m not a tinfoil-hat type.

  • As if Trump cares.

  • clay

    “All options are on the table.”
    But the only option Turmp picks up is either threats of war, or actual war, it’s hard to tell from this distance and angle. The only option Turmp clearly considers to be unworthy of the table is actual diplomacy.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Liddle’ don the con’s heel spurs must be acting up, so he wants everyone else to do the fightin’ for him.

    • David Walker

      There’s a very clear trail back in his history that says you’re right.

  • LosFelizGuy

    He’s just ramping up the fear so he can later say “Only I was able to avoid a war with NK!” This way it looks like an accomplishment on his score board.

  • Hue-Man
  • KnownDonorDad

    I think the more likely outcome is millions of dead North and South Koreans (especially from Kim throwing everything he has at Seoul in a final act of defiance), as well as any Americans and other foreign nationals who happen to be in the area.