Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Donald Trump's Insane Day At The United Nations
Ever since General John Kelly took over as Donald Trump's chief of Staff, or Babysitter-in-Chief, he has been able to restrain him better than most.
Marred only by the occasional temper tantrum or soiled diaper.
But yesterday as we all know, Trump was able to escape Kelly's clutches for a couple of hours.
And shock the whole world.
With the worst speech ever delivered by an American president at the United Nations.
President Trump brought the same confrontational style of leadership he has used at home to the world’s most prominent stage on Tuesday as he vowed to “totally destroy North Korea” if it threatened the United States and denounced the nuclear agreement with Iran as “an embarrassment” that he may abandon.
A speech so bad it reminded some people of the one Robert de Niro as Al Capone gave in the movie The Untouchables...
Before he started swinging that baseball bat.
And the look on General Kelly's face just about said it all...
And who can blame him?
For while some diplomats interpreted Trump's deranged speech as just another attempt to try to scare Kim Jong-un into thinking he's so crazy he might do ANYTHING.
As another General David Petraeus has pointed out, that strategy might be effective, until it becomes disastrous.
Petraeus cautioned while "madman" posturing may be useful, it can prove disastrous in a crisis if the other side views you as "irrational."
"You do not want the other side thinking that you might be sufficiently irrational to conduct a first strike or to do something, you know, so-called unthinkable," Petraeus said.
And somebody as paranoid as Kim Jong-un starts thinking he has nothing to lose...
But of course, the real scary part is that Trump wasn't really addressing Kim or the United Nations.
He was addressing his rabid base, in the hope of winning back some who have been threatening to abandon him.
That's why he used the words Rocket Man or these words:
And judging by the reaction of some Breitbart readers, his speech seems to have been a big success.
And then this morning Trump retweeted this from the religious bigot Franklin Graham...
And I for one have seen enough.
Will somebody please pray that General Kelly can find the strength to control Trump?
Until that maniac can be removed from office.
By whatever means necessary.
Before he kills us all...