President Donald Trump appeared to disagree with his National Security Advisor on Saturday, claiming he was not disturbed by the recent missile tests in North Korea, essentially because he trusts dictator Kim Jong Un. In a tweet when he was in Japan, Trump also argued for a view that conflicted with his host country. "North Korea has fired some small weapons that bothered some of my people and others, but not me," Trump wrote on Twitter. "I am confident that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me."
Japan had said that North Korea's recent short-range missile test was a violation of United Nations resolutions. And Trump's own national security adviser, John Bolton, agreed with this assessment and told reporters on Saturday that there was "no doubt" that the missile test violated Security Council resolutions.
Vipin Narang, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an expert in nuclear proliferation and North Korea, said Trump's message was "worrying" for one main reason. "There is a lot that is really worrying, but most importantly, Chairman Kim keeps his promise to me," Narang wrote. "Kim has never promised to unilaterally disarm, and the problem is Trump continues to believe he did. That's why it's so dangerous. "
Trump also took the opportunity to mix a little domestic politics with a national security issue, even though he spelled the wrong one had name of former Vice President Joe Biden (he later deleted the tweet and reposted it with corrected spelling). Trump says he "smiled" when Kim "Swampman Joe Bidan (sic) called a low IQ person, and worse, maybe that sends a signal to me?" With these words, Trump seemed to refer to the North Korean outlet KCNA, which Joe Biden was dubbed "a low-idiot" on Tuesday after former vice president Kim was a tyrant.
Trump also needed something Time from His foreign trip to has blown up a ruling by US District Judge Haywood Gilliam which blocked the use of Ministry of Defense funds to build sections of the border wall. "Another Obama-appointed activist who is a judge has just decided against us on a section of the south wall that is already under construction," Trump wrote. "This is a decision against border security and in favor of crime, drugs and trafficking. We ask for an accelerated objection! "
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