Oh, dear lord.
Earlier today, we documented what might very fairly be called one of Donald Trump’s most unhinged morning Twitter tirades in the short history of his presidency.
Starting at roughly 7:00 a.m. ET, the leader of the free world launched into what we described as a “marvelously schizophrenic string of non sequiturs” that started with Iran, devolved quickly into a conspiracy theory about his own Justice Department’s role in a deep state plot to undermine the White House, and concluded with 500 characters worth of withering criticism aimed at the New York Times.
“Nope, nothing crazy about any of that,” we quipped, adding that it was “just the President of the United States spending the first three hours of the work week having a schizophrenic, self-aggrandizing social media meltdown.”
Well fast forward to Tuesday evening and Donald Trump has just unleashed what is easily his most egregious tweet ever. Have a look:
That of course references something Kim said during his annual New Year’s Day address. Specifically, the young despot reminded the world that Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal is now complete and warned that the “launch button is always on the desk in my office.”
But during that same address, he took an uncharacteristically conciliatory approach to the South, offering to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month.
That was a remarkable step forward and it was greeted warmly by Seoul.
One question that remained unanswered was how Donald Trump would react to thawing relations between North and South while Kim stood firm on his nuclear ambitions.
Well now we know.
It goes without saying that the tweet shown above is absolutely egregious and is indicative of why some lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently held a hearing on the President’s authority to unilaterally call for a nuclear strike.
Something tells us we might have just seen what will turn out to be Trump’s most liked tweet of 2018. Because if last year was any indication, his followers love the prospect of nuclear war…