Ever since Donald Trump was elected as the President of US, he has become notorious for unpredictably tweeting rash comments. His previous tweet was, “Let it be an arms race”, which triggered the threat of a nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia. Trump has let his party workers and his personal spokesman, Sean Spicer, explain the meaning of his tweets. Often they would come up with multiple explanations for his tweets, leading to utter chaos and confusion in the minds of people. Following this trend, Donald Trump’s latest tweet was directed against North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un. Read more on Donald Trump
Kim Jong Un said in his annual new year speech that North Korea’s long range, nuclear ballistic missile program was almost complete and would add significantly to North Korea’s defense capabilities. “Research and development of the cutting-edge tech weapons are actively progressing and strengthening our defense capabilities, including last stage preparation of tests for intercontinental ballistic rocket launch have been continuously succeeding,” Kim Jong Un said.
Reacting to Kim Jong Un’s speech, Donald Trump had tweeted yesterday evening (3/1/2017, 6:05 pm) stating that, “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!” It is now unclear what Donald Trump meant by his statement, “It won’t happen!” It is also unclear whether he has requested his party workers to clarify his statement. The US’s Department of Defense responded to Kim Jong Un’s statement by saying that, “Multiple UN Security Council resolutions explicitly prohibit North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology. We reaffirm our ironclad commitments to defend our allies utilizing the full spectrum of U.S. extended deterrence capabilities”.
A year ago Trump said, “You have to give Kim credit for the way he took over in his 20s after the death of his father and went on to execute his uncle and others to consolidate power”. During his campaign in the 2016 US presidential elections, Trump stated that the US should work with China to put an end to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program. But later on he stated that China should deal with the problem itself. Forty two minutes after his initial tweet on Monday, Trump tweeted again and accused China for doing a one – sided trade with the US, which is in China’s favour. He also accused China for not trying to stop North Korea’s nuclear missile program. “China has been taking out massive amounts of money and wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice!” Trump’s critics, who include the Republican Party’s foreign policy and military experts, have said that Trump did not have the knowledge or temperament to serve as the Commander in chief of the US’s armed forces. On Monday, the former National Security Agency analyst, John Schindler said Trump’s second tweet in particular was a big mistake, as China has been North Korea’s only ally but has, so far, sided with the United Nations against its neighbor on the matter of nuclear weapons. South Korea’s defense minister, Han Min Goo, on Tuesday (3/1/2017) said that Donald Trump’s tweets were rash and immature and that Donald Trump might not become the ‘revolutionary leader’ that the US citizens expected. “Keep pissing off Beijing, Don ― as POTUS you’ll have no channel to DPRK next time the Norks do something crazy”, John Schindler wrote in response to Trump’s tweet.
When Donald Trump was elected as the President of the US in the 2016 presidential elections, there were great expectations from the people of US that he would generate jobs for US citizens and improve the economy of the US. He is a man with a lot of experience in business, especially in the real estate sector. People expected him to act maturely and weed out corruption in the US at the same time. But so far, his unpredictable and rash tweets have only ruined his reputation and caused confusion in the minds of people as his party workers and spokesman have offered multiple explanations for his tweets. He has so far not shown any signs of being a revolutionary leader that people expected. Instead he is acting like an immature child whose rash tweets have brought the world on the verge of a nuclear war. It was said during the 2016 US presidential elections, that this election would determine the fate of the world. Observing Trump’s comments so far, we are inclined to think that it is for the worse! Read more on Startup News