Word War Two

Pro athletes weren’t the only targets of Trump messaging over the weekend. North Korea also received some more presidential Twitter trash talk: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho responded by saying that Trump had “declared war.”

+ “Never before have two leaders in command of nuclear arsenals more closely evoked a professional wrestling match.” The New Yorker: The Madman Theory of North Korea.

+ “A North Korean offensive strike is unlikely. That is, unless the Kim regime is provoked, perhaps by a particularly warmongering early-morning tweet, into believing that its existence really is at risk.” Blained Harden in the NYT: Rocket Man Knows Better.

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