Donald Trump was trying to talk tough to North Korea, but his response to a reporter’s question revealed a president without a plan who doesn’t appear to have the slightest clue of how to handle a looming potential crisis.
Trump said, “We’ll handle North Korea. We’ll be able to handle North Korea. It will be handled. We handle everything.”
North Korea recently tested missiles that could reach major US cities, and Trump’s response is nothing more than, ‘it will be handled.”
The problem is that this administration hasn’t handled anything. How is Trump going to handle N. Korea? What’s the plan? What does Trump even mean by “handling?” Trump can’t talk about North Korea in the same way that people talk about going to the grocery store and seriously believe that people will accept this as fine.
Presidents need to have strategies, plans, and goals. Trump appears to have none of these. We’ll handle it can mean anything from sanctions to an invasion.
The President’s response was embarrassing, and if Pyongyang is watching, they are laughing at Trump, because this is an expert in the art of self-humiliation.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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