|Donald Trump salutes North Korean general|
Remember when the Obama detractors lost their shit when President Obama bowed to foreign dignitaries?
Now this from Daily Kos:
You’d think it would be a no-brainer not to salute a general from a foreign military, one that has been threatening nuclear war with the United States for decades. But, not Trump.
And now North Korean state-run television is running this video on repeat. Donald Trump saluting their general, giving him the ultimate legitimacy. What kind of message does that send to the North Koreans who’ve been living under the threat of starvation and firing squads at the hands of this very same general?
Trump saluted a North Korean military officer.
A look back at some of the right-wing hysteria over Obama bowing: pic.twitter.com/g45TPBeTJ8
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 14, 2018
This comes at almost the same time that Trump defended Kim Jong Un in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier:
“He’s a tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, tough people, and you take it over from your father … if you could do that at 27-years old, I mean, that’s 1 in 10,000 that could do that.”
BAIER: Kim Jong Un is “clearly executing people.”
TRUMP: “He’s a tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, tough people, and you take it over from your father … if you could do that at 27-years old, I mean, that’s 1 in 10,000 that could do that.” (via FOX) pic.twitter.com/R8FfkREDYX
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 13, 2018
Donald Trump salutes a North Korean general.
This salute is now being used as propaganda in North Korea.
What would Truman and MacArthur say about this?
Do we need to make a note?
“Do not salute the enemy” pic.twitter.com/wVpjJVJkZI
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) June 14, 2018
Look at Kim Jong Un’s face when Trump salutes that North Korean general. His thought bubble is like, “Whaaaaaaa…Got ‘im!!!” pic.twitter.com/A4DIv5h9Bm
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) June 14, 2018