There is much one could say about “President” Trump’s almost first one hundred days, but most of it isn’t worth dwelling upon, which is good news to a one handed typist.
It is not worth dwelling upon because most of it has been empty boasts, unfulfilled promises, fitful threats and ridiculous assertions. This formula worked well in the TV surreality of the campaign trail, but is falling apart like Cinderella’s coach racing towards midnight now that Trump is expected to actually accomplish things.
Most of this charade most of us can live with while it plays out, but Korea stands out as an exception. Someone has aptly called it ” a drawn out version of the Cuban missile crisis.” I was around during that crisis and fear abounded. If there is less fear around these days, it is because we are more closely wedded to TV’s versions of reality than the real thing. We have become anesthetized.
As a reality TV show Trump’s tough guy stance is entertaining. In reality, Trump’s posing is frightening. He acts like a bloviating bully whose foreign policy comes at the spur of the moment.
Call it gallows humor, but I have to laugh at the fiasco of the fleet that was portrayed as being dispatched to Korea, but actually was going elsewhere on pre-planned maneuvers. AND THEN IT WAS GOING TO KOREA….. as spokesman Sean Spicer “explained.” As always not admitting a screw up. Blaming the press for misinterpretations.
Leisurely heading towards Korea is not the same as rushing there, implied in Trump’s tough guy talk. That’s like saying police are responding to a 9-1-1 call, as soon as they finish their coffee and donuts at Dunkin’s.
Whatever. I have to hope that charade – which a number of South Koreans running for the presidency there call “a lie” and reason not to trust Trump in the future – does not foreshadow a mishandling of a huge, immensely complex problem that Trump promises to “take care of”, as if he were negotiating just another real estate deal.
REALLY FOLKS. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.