Another interesting week
As each new week begins, I have ideas for this column, but by the time comes for me to write it, I have to toss my ideas in favor of events I’d rather not write about; this week is no exception. Back on Monday President Trump finally announced what we knew he would do sooner or later and pulled the US out of the ill-advised Iran nuclear deal crafted by the previous Administration. As one would expect, certain people cheered while others jeered and “Death to America” sounded in the streets as usual in Iran.
Oh yes, and news coverage was overwhelmingly negative against Trump, as it always is.
Quite a few pundits observed that nobody would ever enter a deal with this country again, that we cannot be trusted ever again, and that the upcoming North Korea talks were doomed. The New York Times demanded to know where the Secretary of State was, calling him AWOL when he didn’t appear at Mr. Trump’s announcement.
Where was the Secretary of State anyway?
Then we find out that Secretary Mike Pompeo was in North Korea sitting across the table from Kim Jong-un making final arrangements for the release of three Americans being illegally held in North Korean work camps. I can’t help but remember that certain members of the Foreign Relations Committee refused to vote for Mr. Pompeo’s confirmation recently because they said he would rather go to war then negotiate with other nations. Anyway, the three Americans flew home with Mr. Pompeo and were greeted upon landing by none other than President and Mrs. Trump when they arrived at Joint Base Andrews at 3 am.
Of course, Mr. Trump’s critics said that showed weakness…
Later that day, President Trump publicly thanked Mr. Kim for releasing those three Americans, saying that it was a very good thing, and his critics accused him of praising a dictator. Then the date and location for the upcoming Summit was announced, and Mr. Trump’s critics said he would likely give away the store, because nobody will ever trust him again because of the Iran deal. To Mr. Trump’s critics I ask… How about his tie, did he have the right tie on when he made the announcement? I thought it was kind of weak; did you miss an opportunity?
Hold on… didn’t these same people say that Trump was a war monger who was trying to cause a world nuclear war− and now he’s going to give away the store for peace?
How about Mrs. Trump’s shoes… don’t you think her shoes were a bit off for the welcoming at the airport, that maybe they sent the wrong message? Oh dear, have the critics missed another opportunity?
By the way, has it occurred to Mr. Trump’s critics that he pulled out of that Iran deal because it was Mr. Obama who was willing to give away the store for a deal, and not Mr. Trump?
Time will tell, the US and North Korean Summit is now scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. We cannot know what the outcome will be, but we can be sure of this: Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi will denounce it, and press coverage will be overwhelmingly negative, as the “Blue Tide” continues to fade away…