If you follow international affairs at all, then you likely know that the North Korean regime is known for its outlandish lies to its populace. Whether these lies entail the claim that Kim Jong-il invented the hamburger and his birth in 1941 created a new star, while turning Winter to Spring, or that Kim Jong-un’s body was so well calibrated he didn’t urinate or defecate, the lies are absolutely laughable.
This is why it’s quite ironic that in an effort to intimidate North Korea, President Trump seems to be telling some tall tails of his own. This morning, following yesterday’s criticism of his ‘fire and fury’ comments, President Trump continued his dangerous rhetoric towards North Korea.
“My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!” Trump tweeted this morning.
While in late January, the President did give orders to the Pentagon to review America’s nuclear arsenal, while giving General Mattis until March to submit a plan to improve overall readiness in the military, that plan was not scheduled to be implemented until 2019. It certainly seems like a stretch, if not an outright lie, to conclude that in just 7 months the Pentagon was able to ‘modernize and renovate’ the American nuclear arsenal to the extent that it is now ‘far stronger and more powerful than ever before’.
This is the kind of rhetoric which drives mistrust among the international community while signaling to our enemies that our threats are empty. I just wonder when President Trump will try and claim that he too doesn’t need to use a toilet or that his hair is the envy of every man, woman and child on the planet. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.