Hillary Clinton just gave Trump the wake-up call he needed when it came to dealing with North Korea, since he's been failing at it so miserably.
Trump has been making incendiary statements about North Korea, both on and off Twitter.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” the president told reporters at his golf club retreat in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
It sounds like he's just quoting his favorite cheesy movie, this statement didn't seem very presidential.
Luckily, prominent congressmen agreed.
“I take exception to the President's comments because you've got to be sure that you can do what you say you're going to do,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR. “The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act.”
Unfortunately, though, the Twitter feud has continued. After North Korea said the US is “no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time,” Trump responded with this tweet.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Donald is treating this like he would one of his spats with American celebrities, he doesn't realize that he's playing with the lives of millions of people.
What's Happening Now:
Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton commented on Trump's “diplomacy” tactics during a recent interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show.
“Get over the Twitter stuff and get on to the diplomatic negotiations,” the former secretary of state said.
“This missile test is sending a message from Kim Jong Un that he is not deterred. And that's what I mean about all the tough talk that we hear from our president, really actually playing right into Kim Jong Un's hands,” she said.
“And that's what I mean when I say he's been played,” she said.
She also criticized Trump for all but crippling the State Department, where she had previously served Obama.
“We have decimated our State Department. Foreign service officers with decades of experience have either been ignored or in some cases pushed so hard that they have resigned,” Clinton stated.
Because he appointed such an incompetent person, the whole department is suffering, she argued.
“There's no real plan. What I hear from inside of the department, because I still have a lot of communication coming to me, is that there's a very small group of people around Tillerson, none of them experienced diplomats that he has brought in to be his palace guards, so to speak,” she said.
“They don't even reach out into the State Department to talk to the people who have studied North Korea for years. So they're not getting the expertise and experience that is still at the State Department.”
Too bad we couldn't have had someone who has common sense in the office of the presidency. You know, someone with experience in these matters.