The Daily Beast reports:
President Trump says he isn’t bothered by North Korea’s recent weapons testing, unlike some of his own “people,” because Kim Jong Un has already shown his loyalty by making a crack at Joe Biden.
Bizarrely, Trump made the comments not only just hours after his own national security adviser condemned North Korea for testing ballistic missiles, but also right before his scheduled meeting in Japan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also spoke out about the missile testing.
The country’s test of ballistic missiles earlier this month was seen as an aggressive escalation that violates United Nations Security Council resolutions, according to Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton.
North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019
Trump has nicer things to say about Kim Jong Un, who murders his own people & imprisons political opponents than the last Vice President of the United States
This tweet should be a major scandal that draws condemnations from both parties
Instead, it’ll be forgotten by tomorrow https://t.co/ftoUwQWAgv
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) May 26, 2019
The President of the United States praises a brutal, evil dictator for criticizing a fellow American.
It’s not funny. It’s scary. It’s unpatriotic. Trump’s not playing chess. He’s just putting his own interests above the nation’s interests. Again. https://t.co/Mwrr5XXAEP
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 25, 2019
Trump isn’t afraid to sit down with Kim Jong-Un or Vladimir Putin, but he was afraid to sit down with Robert Mueller and is terrified of Don McGahn testifying before the American Congress. Tells you everything you need to know.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 25, 2019
Bolton says North Korea is violating U.N. resolutions and refusing talks, but Trump expresses “confidence” in Kim Jong Un https://t.co/6CtOOmRDUY
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 26, 2019
Trump, in Tokyo to meet with PM Abe on security, stands by a murderous dictator whose weapons tests outrage the Japanese and also insults a former Vice President who Kim has verbally attacked last week…and spells Biden’s name wrong to boot. https://t.co/cdR4ttwE1F
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) May 25, 2019
Trump reports that he smiles when a brutal totalitarian dictator, with American blood on his hands, mocks the recent vice president of the United States. Who is and isn't loyal to this country? https://t.co/SY998VgjRQ
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 25, 2019
The President holds the authority to launch nearly 1500 strategic nuclear weapons at will. And Republicans will say nothing, because abortion and judges and socialism and "well, it's just how he talks," when they'd storm the White House if this was anyone else. https://t.co/8p2coZ71We
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 25, 2019
Hey @realDonaldTrump, in case you are confused, below are two facts.
1. Chairman Kim: not American
2. Former Vice President of the United States: American
You represent all Americans, remember? You should not be egging on a foreign power to criticize an American VP. Get it? https://t.co/EFxYyORTJV
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 25, 2019