What’s up with North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un? After months of silence from the cherub leader, he shows up leaner in oversized suits, testing missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and drinking foo-foo drinks sucked through swirly straws. It’s so weird and crazy that like with Trump, we stop noticing the crazy hair after awhile.
Maybe North Korea picked Saturday to fire rockets in honor of its 73rd anniversary as its own nation, or they picked that day, 9/11, to spite the United States (just in case it is all about us). And while it’s not groveling appeasement like Donald Trump did Dear Leader to Dear Leader, the Queen of England sent North Korea a congratulatory note on its anniversary, though she didn’t mention Kim.
But back to this missile test. Weren’t they supposed to stop testing missiles? There was no condition for North Korea to stop firing missiles in the treaty Trump and Kim signed in Singapore back in 2018. But then again, there weren’t any conditions required in that document about anything, making it as worthless as generic paper towels tossed to Puerto Ricans by Trump after a hurricane. But, Kim did make a personal promise to Trump that he would stop testing missiles, and then Trump stopped military exercises between U.S. troops and South Korean forces on the Korean peninsula. But somebody lied.
It’s hard to tell who’s a bigger liar between Trump and Kim, but Kim started firing missiles again in 2019…and continues to do so. Meanwhile, our readiness for an invasion by North Korea into South Korea only got weaker and weaker. You can thank Donald Trump for that just like you can thank him for the treaty with Afghanistan. Trump, the self-proclaimed greatest negotiator, really sucks at treaties. Trump treaties are crafted with less attention than he used to pay to his tweets, before he was kicked off twitter for encouraging white supremacist terrorists to overthrow the United States government.
Donald Trump left a nation and world in worst shape than he found it. All North Korea did in exchange for Donald Trump rubbing Kim’s ego was rub Donald Trump’s ego. That’s all Trump wanted from North Korea, to have his ego inflated, himself praised, headlines, ratings, and photo-ops. And there were probably a few foo-foo drinks.
Oddly enough, in the movie that pissed off North Korea so much that they hacked into Sony, “The Interview,” makes a big deal about Kim being insecure about his love for margaritas because his father called them “gay” drinks.
Soon, you can expect North Korea to test more missiles and nuclear bombs. Nothing has changed from the Trump/Kim summits (there were two of them and three meetings) except legitimizing Kim Jong Un as a world leader. Look what the Queen did.
Trump and Kim have so much in common. They’re both tyrants with ridiculous hair and bad taste. Neither can find a suit that fits. What would you like to bet Kim puts ketchup on steak also?
And there’s nothing wrong with metrosexual foo-foo drinks. At a political cartoonists convention in Washington, I was in Georgetown with the now-deceased Mike Ritter, who was gay. Mike wanted to go to a gay bar and only a few of us straight cartoonists were willing to go with him. And to show his gratitude that I did, he bought me an appletini. It was delicious. I miss my friend Mike.
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