|Kim Jong Orange|
The reaction to unhinged sociopath Donald "Rump" Trump's bombastic "fire and fury" threat against the North Korean regime was almost universally panned for being dangerous and ultimately counterproductive. Also, it was oddly like something despot Kim Jong Un might have said. Some examples of the reactions:
Fire and fury? Trump is out here sounding like he's narrating a video game. Can we substitute an adult prez in times of nuclear threats?— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) August 8, 2017
"fire and fury" from little man trying to prove its not small = millions in danger— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 8, 2017
Surely some one of Trump's nut job genius advisors said say "fire and fury" (you can tell he was briefed to say it)...foolhardy.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) August 8, 2017
No joke: I read Trump's statement on North Korea and thought it was a North Korean statement on Trump.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 8, 2017
No idea what the right military strategy is in North Korea, but I worry that Trump might think it's good politics to provoke a conflict.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 8, 2017
And lest we forget:I go off the grid for half a day and when I come back I hear Trump has threatened North Korea with medieval torments. What the actual hell.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 9, 2017
I want to know if Kelly, Mattis, Tillerson, or McMaster knew what was going to come out of Trump's mouth about North Korea— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 8, 2017
It’s not remotely safe for this man to hold this office one second longer. https://t.co/w1KyELYUFV— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) August 8, 2017
"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 29, 2016
BONUS: David Graham has a good read on why this is a "wrong person/ wrong situation" disaster in the making.
UPDATE: According to sources, Rump was "winging it" when he made his "fire and fury" comments. Sleep well, my friends.