The president has his hands full with the likes of John McCain who is as liberal as any RINO can be. He is also rabidly anti-Trump when it comes to matters of foreign policy. But when you mix McCain with the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, you have the makings of a genuine international crisis that would fall right into the lap of President Trump.
Being a Vietnam era jet pilot, McCain is the sort who believes he’s a hot dog, top-gun war ace with stories to tell and a whole lot of attitude. But maybe making an unflattering remark on a major television station (MSNBC) about Kim Jong-Un isn’t such a wise thing to do to the leader of a rogue nuclear power on the verge of having intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities.
During an interview with Greta Van Sustren, McCain called the young dictator a “crazy fat kid” which elicited an immediate response from Kim Jong-Un who called the remark a “provocation” and followed up with a few remarks of his own.
Watch the video of McCain:
Via The Hill:
“China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” McCain told MSNBC’s “For the Record with Greta.”
“They’re the ones. They could stop North Korea’s economy in a week…
“He’s not rational, Greta,” he added. “We’re not dealing even with someone like Joseph Stalin, who had a certain rationality to his barbarity.”
Kim Jong-Un’s response was biting:
As such guys as John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to declaration of war against the DPRK, the DPRK will take steps to counter it.
They will have to bitterly experience the disastrous consequences to be entailed by their reckless tongue-lashing and then any regret for it will come too late.
They will have to be entirely responsible for their foolhardy tongue-lashing.
It is, indeed, a burlesque making even a cat laugh for the dishonest elements of the U.S., the mastermind of all forms of terrorism worldwide, to label other country “terror-sponsor”.
Of course “meany” McCain couldn’t let that go by without being addressed:
What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid? https://t.co/Ym3juRfBev
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 29, 2017
Red State expressed some of their own concerns:
McCain really isn’t all that right here. Kim Jong Un is fat and he is a sociopathic kid who could easily have a role in Game of Thrones but he’s not crazy or irrational. We may not understand his methods but that is more of a cultural issue than anything else. During my time in Korea and in discussions with Korean friends I found that the DPRK was considered very rational and it was the irrational US that scared the bejeezus out of them.
It’s easier to trust Donald Trump handling a foreign leader like Kim Jong-Un than to trust McCain. Trump is a businessman who is used to making deals that everyone can come to some sort of agreement with if they are willing. McCain is used to just opening his mouth and letting out whatever comes. In this case, his opinions would be better kept to himself!
Source: Red State