What’s the difference between a leader the world respects and a leader nobody respects? North Korea showed us this week, when it began kissing up to Donald Trump in the hopes that he would take it easier on them.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, an editorial run by a North Korean state media outlet praised Trump as a “far-sighted presidential candidate,” in spite of the fact that Trump has repeatedly threatened to up the pressure on the communist nation.
“In my personal opinion, there are many positive aspects to the Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies,’” Han Yong Mook, a Chinese North Korean scholar, wrote. “Trump said ‘he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North,’ isn’t this fortunate from North Koreans’ perspective?”
“The president that U.S. citizens must vote for is not that dull Hillary — who claimed to adapt the Iranian model to resolve nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula — but Trump, who spoke of holding direct conversation with North Korea,” the article continued.
It’s clear that the North Koreans have no fear of Hillary Clinton, just as they have no fear of President Barack Obama. After all, the hermit nation first went nuclear mostly under Bill Clinton’s watch. Clinton constantly used half-measures to try to stop the rogue nation’s nuclear ambitions, all to no avail.
Now, under Obama, they’ve tested intermediate-range missiles and have claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb.
It’s obvious that the North Korean media’s words of “respect” are a ploy. Trump, after all, has intimated he might allow South Korea and Japan to go nuclear, something that would be disastrous for the communists in the North.
By kissing up to Trump, they’re showing that they have a very legitimate fear of what American foreign policy would do if the president weren’t such a lightweight. If only America would have recognized this much earlier, we wouldn’t be in this predicament.
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