President Trump is known for making irresponsible statements. He’s often irrational and reactionary, but even when he’s measured in his responses on certain topics, he makes poor choices. One of the poorest choices he’s made since becoming President happened this week when he appeared to absolve North Korean leader Kim Jong un in the torture and eventual death of Otto Warmbier.
“I know the Warmbier family very well,” he said. “I think they’re an incredible family. What happened is horrible. I really believe something very bad happened to him, and I don’t think that the top leadership knew about it.”
They knew about it. Kim Jong un knew about it.
“I don’t think that the top leadership knew about it,” Trump said. “I don’t believe that he (Kim) would have allowed that to happen.”
Kim Jong un has had his own family members murdered. Either the President is gullible or lying.
The Warmbier family, who attended last year’s State of the Union as special guests, were appalled by the President’s response:
We have been respectful during this summit process. Now we must speak out. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that. Thank you.
They are right, and not just about their son. The North Korean regime is one of the most oppressive in the world when it comes to its own people, let alone those from other nations. For the President to say anything nice about one of the most heinous dictators in the world would be laughable if it weren’t so sad.
“He tells me that he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word,” Trump said during a news conference, also claiming Kim “felt very badly. But he knew the case very well, but he knew it later.”
It’s a common practice in business negotiations to say nice things about someone in public in hopes that it will translate to an easier deal made behind closed doors. This isn’t business. This is world politics, and so far the President’s efforts to negotiate on the world stage have been amateur hour. We don’t need someone who paid someone else to write The Art of the Deal. We need a statesman.
This is going to stick to him through the 2020 election, brought up time and time again in the general election.
President Reagan didn’t heap praise on the USSR before negotiating with them. He called them an evil empire all the way through to their demise. President Trump should abandon his real estate negotiations playbook and be more like Reagan in handling foreign affairs.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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