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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hold off on that Nobel Peace Prize...

President Chaos cancelled the meeting with Kim Jong Un  that he bragged so long and loudly about.

Give President Chaos a "D" for diplomacy and send him back to the golf course. That's the only place where he knows what he's doing.

What a national and international embarrassment #45 is!

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit With Kim Jong-Un 

Trump cited North Korea’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” in calling off the June 12 Singapore meeting.

via DailyKos:

White House Gift Shop item of the day: Trump—Kim Summit Coins

What can you do with an unbelievably gaudy coin featuring the words “Supreme Leader” and Donald Trump’s name on both sides when the ill-conceived event the genuine gold-plated, baked enamel monstrosity celebrates fails to come off? You sell it at a discount!

That the summit didn't happen only makes this more precious. Please store next to your Loch Ness Monster/Bigfoot world tour T-shirt.


Rational Nation USA said...

Oh well, it is what it is and it WAS to be expected.

tRUMP and Un are on a collision course that is sure to delight Bolton et all.

Jerry Critter said...

Gee, what a surprise! Incompetency once again raises its ugly head as another Trump failure is achieved. What happened? Wouldn’t North Korea give enough money to Trump to meet with him?

Dave Miller said...

Trump said “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”

Or to put it another way, Kim gave Trump a dose of his own public humiliation medicine and he couldn't take what he so often dishes out.

Trump has called for the end of North Korea, called the leader names, questioned his legitimacy as the leader there and he cites Kim's anger and hostility as a reason to call off the summit?

Two peas in a pod.

Remember when conservatives berated candidate and then Pres Obama for even thinking you could meet with and make agreements with dictators and tyrants? I wonder what they'll say now...

Jerry Critter said...

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Bolton wrote this letter. After all, it is longer than 240 characters.

Ducky's here said...

Dave, you're not taking stock of his achievements:

1. North Korea is a failing state (nuclear state). Clearly the best strategy is to antagonize it.

2. Don't discount the damage Bozo has done to our relations with South Korea.

I expect the mothership is pleased that Lord Dampnut is clearly listening to John Bolton.

KanaW said...

Having read the letter, my takeaway is that it sounds like something a 16 year old girl would send to break up with her boyfriend. SMH.

skudrunner said...

Sometimes it is best to just back away. Sorry to differ with The Rev but obama the great did make agreements with dictators and tyrants. Iran is the perfect example of sometimes you should walk away instead of agreeing to a one sided agreement, pay millions for hostages and give up billions.
I never thought the meeting would take place because there are two megalomaniacs involved but at least he didn't give away the store for nothing. Maybe he can give billions to support a one sided climate change agreement and show he has totally lost his mind.

Ray Cranston said...

WE KNEW ALL ALONG IT WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN! This man is like the people who stand in front of a lion's cage and tease it it with a stick, but if you were to open the cage door, they would be the first to run! BLOODY BLOW HARD!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Hey Ray, Here's Charlie Pierce's take on Trump's latest blunder:

You Can't Break Up With Me, Trump Tells Kim Jong-un, I Broke Up With You!
President Mean Girl gives the Supreme Leader a high school burn.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN, Everyone knew the Art of the Deal con man wouldn't be able to pull this off. #4K can blather on all he wants about how KJU was mean to him, but everyone knows Trump got played like a cheap violin. Some negotiator. Tired of all that winning yet?

Jerry I wonder if #45 will put the summit commemorative coins in the same trophy cabinet with his two ex-wives, his Trump steaks, airline, and university.

Dave, Trump can try to blame on KJU, but the world knows that #45 is a classic blowhard with the negotiating skills of a 4-year old.

KanaW, Charlie Pierce agrees with your assessment, re: junior high school breakup. LOL!

skud, does Trump pay you to put lipstick on a pig?

Kevin Robbins said...

at least he didn't give away the store for nothing

He's peddled Democracy and fair elections to the Russians and is selling out the economy to the Chinese. For an increased bottom line at Trump enterprises.

okjimm said...

Ha! I would award him the No Bell prize.....he pulls the cord and only gets a tinkle! Chime of the century!

okjimm said...

Ha! I would award him the No Bell prize.....he pulls the cord and only gets a tinkle! Chime of the century!

F.D. said...

By canceling his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, President Donald Trump has proved his lack of skill as a negotiator, handed the world’s most brutal dictator a win, and further isolated the United States as a world power.

Dave Miller said...

Skud... I think you'll be hard pressed to show where I said Pres Obama did not make deals with dictators or tyrants.

I'll await news on that.

But that's not really the issue for libs like most of us here. In the 2008 campaign and during the Obama Admin, the extremists on the right, trying to thwart Obama at every turn, mocked him for saying we should meet with our enemies. "What was the point" they asked? They're tyrants they said and they'll never live up to their word.

Do you remember any of that?

And now, when Trump dies it, he absolutely brilliant.

Makes one wonder why the change... can you explain it? Cause all I can see is pure political expediency, or a bunch of lying self dealers. In any case, the politicians in the middle of that, and the people that blindly supported them should be shamed.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, are you wearing your tin foil hat? "Increased bottom line at Trump enterprises?" How?

KP said...

Not likely, but it would be wonderful if Trump accomplished something so special on the Korean peninsula that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

I am sure everyone here agrees with that.

KP said...

Somebody needs to buy the book or reread it.

Dervish Sanders said...

Re the Anon comment "Kevin, are you wearing your tin foil hat? 'Increased bottom line at Trump enterprises?' How?"... All the bribes the administration has been accepting. Trump is running the most corrupt administration in history. One example would be the $500 million bribe China just promised Trump for saving ZTE (the Chinese telcom company that we just banned from selling their product in the US for violating Iran and NK sanctions). Trump ordered the 7 year ban reversed... in exchange for "$500 million in Chinese government loans [for a Trump-branded] theme park outside Jakarta, known as MNC Lido City".

Jerry Critter said...

ok Jim,
LOL...and a short tinkle at that!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dervish, you'll confuse "Anonymous" with the truth. Remember the Trumpistas have alternate facts and they've turned a blind eye to the massive corruption that is the Trump Administration.

Kevin Robbins said...

Thanks Dervish, I was afraid I was going to have to take off my tinfoil hat and put on my thinking cap.

"Increased bottom line at Trump enterprises?" How?

What a funny, funny troll!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me sir, but did you just dream this up? Or do you have absolute proof?

Flying Junior said...

DJT has miraculously brought about world peace by ending NK's nuclear ambitions. Or so the RW crazies have been telling us all year long. Yet we remember how Trump reacted to the provocative tests in 2017 that brought about a NK H-Bomb and subsequently ICBM testing that proved that he could accurately fire a nuclear warhead not only at Hawaii but anywhere on the West Coast.

When the crisis hit early in his presidency, DJT said that if the little guy didn't capitulate, the U.S.A. would literally blow the entire country off of the map. Never mind that there is only one Korean Peninsula. The testing continues while our blowhard president ramps up the crazy threats. Next thing you know Jong-Un is more or less justified in becoming a nuclear power because he has been repeatedly threatened by the president of a nation that once was an ally for peace and stability.

So the little guy figures out a way to majorly pwn the big, fat idiot in the WH and dangles a summit...

Who does DJT think he is? Richard Nixon meeting Mao-Tse Tung? Remember his initial response was to threaten the entire Korean Peninsula with nuclear annihilation.

Thinking DJT missed his Kennedy moment.

Yet the alt-right called Obama feckless? Who was it who justified Kim's way clear to be an uncontested nuclear power complete with ICBM capability?

That's right. Your boy. Your god-emperor.

So what is the latest gaff from the WH? Trump leaves the door open for the summit, promising that North Korea will be rich. That’s rich! And out of the other side of his mouth, he again threatens annihilation by the U.S. military. And supposedly HRC was a neocon war hawk who would have surely brought about WWIII by now had she been elected.

KP said...

Flying Junior, no matter what any of us say, we will know more in a few years. That will be leave enough time to ridicule Trump. For now, best to stick to ridiculing President Clinton, President Bush and President Obama. As Obama said "PERIOD" and as Trump says "We'll see".

We'll see, period!

I hope discussion works.

Is anyone posting here rooting against America and Trump and against a peace deal?!

Don't feel shy. I know you are lurking :- )

Flying Junior said...


The facts I stated are well-known. Trump's responses to the increasing threats of 2017 and 2018 by NK were reckless and frankly dangerous. They gave the little guy perfect cover to increase his capabilities. He had no incentive to do otherwise. He actually had powerful motivation to join the international nuclear community.

He's done it now. He did it on Trump's watch. He did it largely in reply to Trump's various insane threats. Contrast that with the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.

It's not a good thing for me and certainly no cause to celebrate. I live on the West Coast. But keep on believing. Maybe Trump will get it right. All I can do is pray that he doesn't actually start a war with NK or Iran. John Bolton as National Security Adviser does not bode well. Tillerson, the voice of sanity in the State Department is free to speak his mind at this point. He can join the five other republicans that have the backbone to stand up for what is right.

KP said...

I live in Southern California so I get it; but 'facts' may not be as well known as some pretend. I think we will see that play out imminently with the soon to be released IG report.

Maybe kill the messenger :-)