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I can’t decide what’s worse – Donald Trump lying, or North Korea continuing their nuclear program. And I don’t say that in a sarcastic way. Sure, you’re probably thinking that North Korea’s nuclear program could mean physical disaster, but at the same time doesn’t Trump lying mean the same thing? I mean, he not only lied, but he revelled in the fact that he was being considered for a Noble Peace Prize. Which of course, should only be given out to be people who bring peace to the world – not lie about it. In fact, he went on record and wholeheartedly stated: “There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea”. Did he actually believe that, or was it a bold face lie?
We are learning from Reuters and NBC News that Kim Jong Un may care more about the survival of his regime, than being flattered by Trump’s hilarious (and ridiculous) video. I would like to point out that it feels like Trump has been duped, which is certainly going to make him angry. But I also find it kind of funny – don’t you? Earlier when I said that Trump was lying about the fact that North Korea was giving up its nuclear arms, maybe that wasn’t the case. Maybe Kim was lying to Trump, and he took the bait. It made him look like a hero, after all – and that’s all Trump wants. More specifically, reports suggest that while North Korea has stopped testing nuclear weapons and missiles, for now, they are continuing to enrich uranium and stockpile the relevant materials needed for the program.
I mean, it’s like saying you’re going to go on a diet, but every week you continue to fill your cupboards with chips and cookies. Maybe you don’t eat the whole bag in one sitting, but it’s there for you in case you need it.
NBC News made the following statement:
In recent months, even as the two sides engaged in diplomacy, North Korea was stepping up its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons, five U.S. officials say, citing the latest intelligence assessment. North Korea and the U.S. agreed at the summit to “work toward” denuclearization, but there is no specific deal. On Trump’s order, the U.S. military canceled training exercises on the Korean peninsula, a major concession to Kim.
While the North Koreans have stopped missile and nuclear tests, “there’s no evidence that they are decreasing stockpiles, or that they have stopped their production,” said one U.S. official briefed on the latest intelligence. “There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the U.S.”
Four more officials also confirmed that North Korea is intentionally trying to deceive the U.S. about their nuclear capabilities. But to what end? My guess is that Trump angered Kim one too many times. I mean, he did call him Little Rocket Man on more than one occasion, and while I believe in the whole “sticks and stones” theory, name-calling can be traumatizing for some. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending Kim, but when it comes to this kind of thing, it doesn’t surprise me. I would like to see if any of those U.S. officials end up leaving their posts after Trump reads the news. Or if anything comes of this. Surely, there will be a tweet of some kind. He certainly looks like a fool, but who he will blame and how it will be presented will be interesting. I’m looking forward to that one.