At his speech before the U.N. General Assembly today, Donald Trump took some time to denounce the evil North Korean regime and its brutal dictator:
Trump denounced North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying his country “threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of life.”
He praised the U.N. for imposing economic sanctions on Pyongyang, but he also said if the regime continues to threaten the United States and its allies and to destabilize East Asia the U.S. is prepared to take action.
“We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said. “If the righteous many don’t confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,” he added, before repeating a nickname he gave Kim on Twitter. “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself.”
And that’s got Politico’s chief international affairs columnist Susan Glasser feeling a little bent out of shape:
President just threatened to 'totally destroy' another country and mocked its leader at UN. Just take a moment to reflect on that.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) September 19, 2017
With all due respect, Susan dear, maybe you should take your own advice and engage in a little reflection.
Take a moment to reflect on someone caring about Kim Jong Un's feelings. https://t.co/vmG3PKCOGV
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 19, 2017
It’s a pretty safe bet that any North Korean who would make fun of Kim Jong-un would end up vanished or dead … is Kim really the one whose feelings you should be worried about here?
If you're going to be morally self righteous, at least defend someone that ISN'T Kim Jong Un
— (((Zee Nagioff))) (@zeenagioff) September 19, 2017
I'm ok with insulting the guy who runs a giant concentration camp and starves his people to death.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 19, 2017
Yes ! he mocked a criminal dictatorial psychopath who brutalizes his own people and threatens our country with WMD, and …the problem is ?
— Jose Pinto (@jose_jpinto) September 19, 2017
He threatened us and Japan first, and has for years. He starves his people, and you take his side. Freakin' unbelievable.
— Texasbluebonnet (@gidget2114) September 19, 2017
So, just so I am clear:
NK can threaten the U.S.
U.S. cannot say anything
This is your stance?
— 👑Erin Murray👑 (@MsErinMurray) September 19, 2017
N.korea already threatened U.S.. If a conflict arises, you have to go all the way with it. They, and the world, need to know U.S. resolve.
— Al (@alocke4454) September 19, 2017
I'm reflecting on your stupidness
— Mathematic Investor (@mathman6577) September 19, 2017
And her historical ignorance. Evidently she was born yesterday:
Reflect on this: “We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals” -B. Obama https://t.co/NXWsF2a5ed
— Nick Conner (@NCON1986) September 19, 2017
Yes, let's reflect. pic.twitter.com/q4rqxPaMsA
— R€D (@DrkMtt3r) September 19, 2017