President Donald Trump spent the weekend at his private Florida golf resort, Mar-a-Lago, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. News broke Saturday that North Korea had fired a test missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan. Trump and Abe received the news and began conducting a makeshift strategy meeting in the middle of the crowded dining hall.
The Hill reported:
“Upon hearing the news, top advisers to both leaders joined in a discussion about how the countries should respond as guests gawked around them, according to a report from CNN.
The network also added that aides used cellphone camera lights to illuminate various documents brought to the tables. If the staffers didn’t use secure phones, the practice could spark national security concerns since cell phones are connected to the internet and could presumably have their cameras hacked.
As national security officials worked, the dining hall continued to operate business as usual, CNN reported, as waiters continued to serve the leaders their food as guests looked on.”
The scramble was caught on camera and posted on social media by many different diners. Unfortunately, no chants to “lock him up” have come from Trump supporters so far. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the sexism and double standards of the GOP.
Mar-a-Lago member who pays Trump hundreds of thousands of dollars posts pics of – and identifies – US official carrying nuclear football. pic.twitter.com/oyAfY0E9Fj
— Samuel Oakford (@samueloakford) February 13, 2017
North Korea is considered an imminent threat to Japan as well as the U.S. according to CNN:
“For the new commander in chief, the launch was his first brush with the hermit regime’s saber-rattling, which along with heated rhetoric from the young leader Kim Jong-un has spooked the country’s neighbors. During his pre-election intelligence briefings, Trump requested supplemental information about North Korea from US intelligence officials. National security analysts have identified the nation’s nuclear program as one of the imminent threats facing Trump as he begins his tenure in the White House.”
Trump is learning that tweeting something does not necessarily make it true.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017
“But, if his tweets are any guide, analysts say that Trump has backed himself into a corner on North Korea. They say Trump needs to reach for a new playbook if he really wants to stop Kim from adding to his arsenal a rocket powerful enough to reach any part of the US.”
The thought that Donald Trump is the only thing standing between the U.S. and a missile attack from North Korea is nightmare-worthy.
If you are looking for reassuring signs that the Cheeto-in-Chief is taking the country’s national security seriously, you haven’t been paying attention.
After the whole snafu with the impromptu strategy session, Donald decided to crash a wedding and brag about the money that has been paid by the wedding party.
‘I saw them out on the lawn today,’ Trump said of the bride and groom, who were standing nearby. ‘I said to the Prime Minister of Japan, I said, ‘C’mon Shinzo, let’s go over and say hello.’
‘They’ve been members of this club for a long time,’ Trump said of the newlyweds. ‘They’ve paid me a fortune.'”
The combination of dealing with North Korea’s missile launch and crashing this wedding just goes to show how little Trump actually cares about national security issues. Life is just one big cocktail party for him – and now it’s on the taxpayers’ dime.
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