Here’s the Sad Reality About the War of Words Between Trump and Kim Jong-Un

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is an absolutely horrific human being. He’s a brutal, authoritarian dictator who routinely murders people, even members of his own family, while presiding over an impoverished country filled with millions of people who are starving, brainwashed, live in constant fear, and completely isolated from the outside world.



That said, I think for the very first time in history, most of the world views a North Korean dictator as more intelligent and mentally sound than a United States “president.”

I know I’m not the only one who realizes Kim Jong-Un is essentially “trolling” Trump, right? While Jong-Un is most definitely a madman, I don’t think he’s an idiot. Unlike the millions of Americans foolish enough to continue to support Trump, he knows that he’s an incompetent, mentally unstable, insecure buffoon who has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.

With each and every move, Kim Jong-Un just seems to be baiting Trump so that he’ll continue to show the world what an incompetent blowhard he is.

The truth is, there’s not a whole lot we can do about North Korea — and Kim Jong-Un knows it. Having the ability to kill millions of people in South Korea within a matter of minutes, a brutal dictator who couldn’t care less about how many of his own people die certainly realizes that he has the “upper hand” in this situation.

There’s no doubt the United States could annihilate North Korea in a war. They simply don’t have the firepower or resources to defeat the United States.

But that’s not really the issue here.

The debate isn’t whether or not the United States could “win the war,” it’s how many millions of people could Kim Jong-Un kill on his way out of power. And make no mistake about it, if North Korea is attacked, they’re going to launch everything they have at as many people as possible to inflict as much death and destruction as they can.

It’s the same reason why you can’t really “defeat terrorism.” For most terrorist organizations, it’s not about “winning a war,” it’s about inflicting death and terror. They don’t need to carry out elaborate 9/11-style attacks when all it takes is one “suicide bomber” who’s prepared to die to inflict death upon “their enemy” and spread terror among those they oppose.

Right now Kim Jong-Un is having a field day with Trump. He knows he can launch a missile into the middle of the ocean, challenge his ego, or insult him in some way — then sit back and wait for the “President” of the United States to ramble off some ridiculous tirade on Twitter like a petulant child.


It’s not a good thing when the “President” of the United States is spewing out over-the-top bombastic rhetoric during a United Nations address where he referred to Kim Jong-Un as “rocket man,” only to see the North Korean dictator respond in such a way that makes him appear to be the more intelligent and mentally stable of the two.

Sadly, that might be the truth.

As I said earlier, it’s clear Kim Jong-Un is “trolling” Donald Trump. Every time the “president” spouts off one of his ridiculous threats, the North Korean dictator is forced to respond, because that’s what happens when two unhinged megalomaniacs go back and forth. The biggest difference being that Kim Jong-Un is blatantly challenging Trump’s threats, repeatedly proving that the current “president” is just a raving lunatic who can’t control himself.

Not that I’m saying I want Trump to follow through with his threats, I’m simply pointing out, as I’ve said before, this is why other presidents haven’t spouted off absurd threats like Trump has. It’s not because they were weak or incompetent, it’s because making empty threats that you repeatedly don’t follow through with makes the United States look weak and incompetent.

I do honestly believe that most of the world is looking at this situation, and for the very first time in history, having to wonder aloud, “Could the North Korean dictator really be more mentally sound, intelligent, and rational than the current ‘President’ of the United States?”

That’s absolutely shameful and embarrassing.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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