This was a deal like you’ve never seen. No really. No one has — or probably ever will — see such a deal. Literally.
To the embarrassment of our great country, the self-proclaimed best deal-maker in the world was just played by North Korea like a $3 kiddie guitar from Toys ‘R Us — and you know how that store ended up.
And so earlier today Trump withdrew from the proposed “historic” meeting with his tail between our legs.
Remember how last month the White House’s orange bloviator just couldn’t just wait to boast that “Little Rocket Man” promised to give up all his nukes? Thing is, it was all a scam, and the fat dictator with the worst haircut since the Three Stooges, had been dealing with the President of the United States and the leader of South Korea like a skilled croupier in one of Trump’s bankrupt casinos.
But what The Donald failed to boast about back then was that North Korea’s MAIN nuclear test site had days earlier reportedly partially collapsed due to the stress of several nuke explosions.
The site had become not just unsafe and vulnerable to radiation leaks but even the ability of the facility to carry out any further testing was in doubt. Of course Kim Jung Un announced that he was done with testing. He’d broken the damned thing!
So on Thursday, he invited journalists to witness the denotation of explosives inside three of its four tunnels at that Punggye-ri test site as though he’d done it to make peace. Does anyone care that the site was already allegedly ruined?
That little nugget did not however deter our President from full-out boasting like a demented dictator from a WWII spoof, that he and he alone was responsible for the future of the deal of deals — a deal like you never saw, in fact.
He even embarrassingly tweeted on April 22, “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake News NBC just stated that we have given up so much in our negotiations with North Korea, and they have given up nothing. Wow, we haven’t given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!”
The leader of our democracy was so thrilled with the mass murdering “Little Rocket Man” that he called him a “very honorable” man.
Really? Very Honorable Man had, according to USA Today, as of last year, executed at least 340 people for crimes like not agreeing with his deforestation program, protesting the death of a husband, and of course disagreeing with the Supreme Commander.
Then there was the offing (OK, alleged offing) of his own uncle and brother. Kim even supposedly had a misguided follower executed because he’d copied his hair-do. But then again, who would even want to live with a hairdo like that?
On the most serious side, in December a report was released by three international jurists with the support of International Bar Association, which called for the prosecution of Kim Jung Un for crimes against humanity. The Guardian reported that the claims included: “starving prisoners are regularly executed when caught scavenging for food; abortions being performed by injecting motor oil into the wombs of pregnant women, execution by firing squad of prisoners attempting to escape” as well as murder, infanticide, torture, Christian persecution, rape, and “overwork leading to countless deaths”.