North Korea Missile

North Korea Missile


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Donald Trump ran for president promising he was going to rebuild our military, as though it is falling apart and in ruins. If you want our military to be the best, which means you want the best people. You don’t ban people from serving because they make you uncomfortable.

You’re also not going to bolster our military if you view it as something to be used to throw red meat to shore up support from your base of haters. I would hope the Commander in Chief would have more respect for our armed forces than to use them as political props. I also expect those who say they support our troops, to support all of our troops.

North Korea tested another missile last week and experts are in agreement that they’re getting closer to acquiring the capability of not just hitting targets in Asia, but also Hawaii, Alaska, and the continental United States. We probably need to focus on how to prevent that from happening instead of wasting time on problems that don’t actually exist. North Korea launching a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile is the kind of stuff that should keep Trump up at night, not transgenders in our military.

You would think there’s a better way to handle the issue of North Korea’s nuclear and missile program other than tweeting at China. Of course, we’re talking about a man who doesn’t understand the nuclear triad.

Trump needs to focus on real problems. He needs to give our military and those who serve more respect than something he can use to distract us from his personal problems. Donald Trump will never truly respect the military, not just because he didn’t serve, but because he’s not intelligent enough.

The world doesn’t need the threat of an insane madman propped up by a cult of personality who has nuclear weapons at his disposal. It doesn’t need Kim Jong Un either.

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I don’t have faith that a man who can’t handle insults by a television morning show host, can handle an international crisis that threatens the life of millions of people. I can’t see a man who dishes out childish, petty immature insults, being diplomatic with a tyrant who is leading a rogue state. A man who retweets violent GIFS off Reddit isn’t one to educate the world on peace.

China and Russia got together and said the United States can do its part in decreasing the hostile atmosphere on the Korean peninsula by ending its war games with South Korea. With that statement, they’re comparing our nation’s behavior with that of the DPRK. That would be an outlandish comparison if our leader wasn’t also a crazy-haired juvenile narcissist screaming about fake news and conducting public temper tantrums over stuff that doesn’t exist.

On Monday, a day before our Independence Day, North Korea launched another missile. Experts on such military stuff say this was an ICBM and that the rogue state may have reached the ability to strike as far as Alaska. No one outside that secretive state knows when they’ll acquire the capability to arm a missile like this with a nuclear weapon. Trump handled the situation with a tweet.

He tweeted out, “North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!

I’m sure that exclamation point will show Kim Jong Un that Trump is serious. Publicly pondering why Kim doesn’t have anything better to do is childish. Kim doesn’t have talk show host to battle with or hold reelection fundraisers six months after entering office. I don’t think Kim plays golf or waste hours a day gauging his press coverage on television (maybe if Fox And Friends would say something nice about him).

Trump also questions why South Korea and Japan puts up with the threat of North Korea. He should remember that the president of China told him it’s not as easy of a situation as he thought it was as a candidate. Urging our allies in Asia to develop and arm themselves with their own nukes isn’t a responsible or safe solution.

Trump has criticized the way former U.S. presidents have dealt with North Korea, but sitting around tweeting and playing golf while hoping China takes care of it will be doing less than nothing to solve the crisis.

Trump claims he has the best words, and from those words he chooses to describe what North Korea does as “bad.” He’s also considering doing “pretty severe things.” The man has everything except a thesaurus. In the film “Kingpin,” Woody Harrelson is asked what the Bible says about “not forgiving people.” He answers “it’s against it.” Like Woody in that movie, Trump needs to study the problems he’s supposed to understand and that he claims he’s the only one who can fix.

Trump’s ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley (who has no previous experience in foreign policy), read a statement about North Korea that sounded like it was coming from a middle school student who had just learned about North Korea by writing a C- report on the nation. She also tweeted out that thanks to North Korea she had to spend her Fourth in meetings.

There’s another quote from Kingpin that comes to mind. It’s, “everybody run! There’s a shit cloud coming!”

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $50 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.