Last week, Trump threatened the leader of North Korea with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if he "doesn't make a deal" on his nuclear weapons program. (Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya, was hunted down and killed in 2011.) Trump also bragged to Kim about the massive and powerful US nuclear arsenal that he has ramped up and “prays to God will never be used.” Is there no end to the idiocy that spews from the mouth of this spoiled, sociopathic bully? It's one thing for his ill-conceived, fact-free tirades to get us, say, a bad trade deal. It's something else completely to play with the threat of nuclear war. That's insanity.
Trump cancels the summit. Then a day later he says it’s back on. Why? Negative feedback from FOX and Friends? Sufficient sucking-up flattery from the North Korean Leader? Worry he’s made his bragged-about “Nobel” less likely? Who knows? This President doesn’t have a clue how tricky and delicate negotiations like this are. This is dangerous, to say nothing of exhausting for those of us paying attention. The things he’s saying and doing are threatening world peace, to say nothing of destabilizing the country. We’ve got to keep building the momentum to go blue in 2018, because Wow! Out of the mouth of idiots...