Mr. Trump used both "very"s about Air Force One on his return to Washington from a weekend of fun in the Florida sun at Mar-a-Lago, his lavish resort. He revealed that he had "meetings on North Korea," but meant that he had meetings regarding North Korea. Due to the sensitive nature of the meetings, the President did not specify with whom and what was discussed, but it was "very, very huge."
"I will tell you he is acting very badly," Mr. Trump repeated as he is wont to do.
Very, very badly. Tremendously badly.
In a statement on Sunday, North Korea claimed the test was a glowing success and corpulent Kim called it "a great event of historic significance, pass the soy sauce."
North Korea is not allowed to conduct long-range missile tests as per the United Nations, but it lies that its satellite program is for peaceful use, especially after all of their enemies are dead. And the United Nations has as much clout in the global scheme of things as Richard Simmons has in mixed martial arts.
A successful test, as North Korea claims, shows that they are getting significantly closer to having the ability to reach out and touch us with a missile.
The recent test was done while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in China as he swings his way through Asia.
Tillerson has made it clear that the days of "strategic patience" (Obama's whimpy excuse for doing nothing) is over. In fact, the term 'strategic patience' is as much as an oxymoron as 'leading from behind.'
Or 'jumbo shrimp' a la George Carlin.
While there's no proof the test was deliberately time to coincide with Tillerson's visit, it's highly likely that it was.
And that's a very, very bad thing!
Although China reluctantly agreed to U.N. Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea, they opposed any measures that might collapse Kim Jong Un's regime. They worry that Kim's overthrow would send hordes of refugees into northeastern China while South Korea and the U.S. take up positions along its border.
Those North Koreans are some bad dudes.