As you know, Donald Trump is just about set to wrap up his romp through Asia.
To his credit, he managed to get through the marathon adventure without causing an international incident, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t do anything untoward (he did) and it certainly doesn’t mean he didn’t make a fool of himself on any number of occasions (he did that too).
Now that the trip is in the books, he’s free to get back to doing what he does best: heaping praise on Vladimir Putin and saying ridiculous things on Twitter.
Earlier today, we documented a series of absurd comments the President made about Russian election meddling while speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One. Those comments included this rhetorical monument to stupidity:
Every time [Putin] sees me, he says, ‘I didn’t do that. And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it.
Well on Saturday evening, Trump took to Twitter to strike back at Kim Jong-Un who, in response to comments Trump made at the South Korean National Assembly, called the President a “lunatic old man,” and said the United States must remove him from power “to get rid of the abyss of doom.”
Needless to say, that didn’t go over well with Trump, but he held his
thumbs tongue until he was clear of the blast radius. Safely out of range, Trump tweeted the following a few minutes ago:
Where to begin? First of all you’ve got to love the location finder there: “11 Nov 2017 from Vietnam.”
But the best thing about this is undoubtedly the fact that the President of the United States is now using a high schoolish insult tactic. “I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat'” – “except that I just did.”
Additionally, it’s not 100% clear that “short and fat” is any worse than “Little Rocket Man” and it’s safe to say that “short and fat” is far preferable to “I’ll nuke your entire country” which Trump has all but explicitly threatened to do on any number of occasions.
Finally, it’s probably also safe to say that this tweet was not run by any of the army of advisors that accompanied him on this overseas jaunt, advisors who, up until about 45 minutes ago anyway, had succeeded in keeping this trip from careening off the tracks.