DNC Deputy Chair: Kim Jong-un Is Acting More Responsibly Than President Trump

Posted: Aug 11, 2017 8:35 PM

Well, this is just insane. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, said unhinged dictator Kim Jong-un is acting more responsibly than President Trump. The remarks were made at the progressive Netroots Nation in Atlanta [emphasis mine]:

North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he is acting more responsibly than this guy is. And but I’m telling you is that once you start seeing missile launches, you’re going to see the time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now. So, if you don’t want to get caught deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately.”

Leah wrote earlier today that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said we should just give what the North Koreans are demanding. Let’s not replay that movie starring Neville Chamberlain. Well, if you want a reason for why Republicans are more trusted on national security and foreign affairs, this is it. 

Right now, Guam is said to be a target of the North Korean dictator. And even that has elicited weird takes from the media, like the Associated Press, who tweeted last night, “If North Korea sent missiles toward Guam or the US, could the US missile defense system shoot them down? Should it?”

Should it? Guam is American soil. It has two huge naval and air force bases on the island. Should we defend American soil? That’s another absurd angle to this whole story.

North Korea has possessed nuclear weapons for years. The increased tension in the pacific theater is not Trump's fault. Both parties have dropped the ball on this, especially under the Obama administration. It's sad that some Democrats are using nuclear war as a means to tear down the president.