Exploiting Michael Wolff’s best selling book “Fire and Fury” to get back at 71-year-old President Donald Trump, 34-year-old North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un shows he’s a good propagandist. Saying Fire and Fury proves “rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the international community,” Kim can’t imagine what it’s like to have a free press. Quoting Kim chapter-and-verse in the Korean Central News Agency [KCNA], North Korea’s state propaganda machine. If any writer dared to write anything like Wolff’s book, he’d be arrested, jailed, tortured and executed. Kim has a lot of nerve quoting a tabloid gossip book, pandering to the anti-Trump media, which, according to Kim, is gaining momentum. Had Kim paid any attention to U.S. politics, he’d know that Trump isn’t liked on the left or the right. Kim’s dictatorship has no equal on today’s world stage.
Trump’s Aug. 8, 2007 “Fire-and-Fury” comments relate to warning the dictator about nuclear threats against the U.S. While Kim’s North Korean propaganda machine touts its Jan. 4-5 reconciliation talks with South Korea, North Korea spins the talks as possible reunification. Nothing was discussed of any substance, especially on Trump’s demands that Pyongyang disarm in nukes and ballistic missiles. All that was discussed concerned North Korea sending a delegation to the Feb. 8-25 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Once the Seoul Winter Games end, Kim will once again be in the hot seat. Faced with stinging U.N. Security Council sanctions, Kim’s economy has been deteriorating rapidly, unable to get petroleum products and other vital supplies into the hermit nation. U.S. and U.N. officials now have the authority to interdict any ships heading in-or-out of North Korea.
Kim raises “Fire and Fury” to discredit Trump, reeling from allegedly vulgar comments about third world citizens seeking to immigrate to the U.S. No matter how vulgar Trump’s comments, they highlight the fact that the U.S. attracts refugees from all over the planet seeking a better life. North Korea attracts no one, watching defectors run across the Demilitarized Zone [DMZ], often in a hail of gunfire. “The anti-Trump book is sweeping all over the world as Trump is being massively humiliated worldwide,” said Kim. Kim would have you believe that Trump’s foibles lend credibility to his brutal dictatorship. Trump’s political problems stem from his endless tweets and mouth running like Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. Kim’s critique against Trump only makes things worse once the Seoul Games end Feb. 25. Kim happily reinforced Wollf’s central premise that Trump isn’t mentally fit to be president.
No one on the world stage, including Trump, looks crazier that Kim, especially making his nuclear threats against the U.S. Trump’s been criticized for provoking Kim, calling him “Rocket Man” at his Sept. 19, 2017 speech to the U.N. General Assembly. But after a series of nuclear threats and ballistic missile tests, Trump put Kim on notice that he was on a “suicide mission,” threatening the U.S. with nuclear war. “The promises and the attempts made by the U.S. president in the first year of his presidency have been increasingly encouraging the idea that he has some sort of mental problem,” said Kim. Kim continues to trade barbs with Trump, keeping him in the headlines. Trump threatened Kim knowing fully that the North Korea faces a unified U.N. Security Council, including Russia and China. Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Dec. 14, 2017 that war on the Koran Peninsula is possible.
Kim’s all over the map talking about Trump “ripping up” the Iran Nuclear Deal. Trump’s Dec. 12, 2017 decision refers the Iranian Nuke Deal back to Congress for re-certification. “Trump’s pledge to rip the July 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal is an example,” said Kim of Trump’s mental problems. But whether or not the Congress votes to continue the Iran Nuke Deal, it has no bearing on Trump’s views on North Korea. Kim can’t fathom that Trump has drew a red line on stopping a nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile [ICBM]. North Korea’s recent talks with South Korean mention nothing about Trump’s demand for Pyongyang to disarm. So far, Kim’s dismissed the U.N. Security Council’s demands that North Korea disband his nukes and ballistic missiles. All that was discussed was North Korea sending a delegation to the Seoul Winter Games, nothing about disarmament.
Kim’s constant insults against Trump, this time using Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” as proof of Trump’s mental instability shows how a tabloid book can impact U.S. national security. While Wolff’s intent is purely political, his book has a direct impact on U.S.-North Korean relations. With the U.S. First Amendment protecting Wolff, Trump can’t do much under U.S. libel or slander laws, even proving distortions and falsehoods. Giving Kim ammunition hurts U.S. national security, letting a tin-pot dictator spew pernicious propaganda. “Our libel laws are a sham and a disgrace, and do not represent American values or American fairness, or American fairness, so we’re going to take a strong look at that. We want fairness,” said Trump. However much Wolff’s book slandered Trump, it did far more damage to U.S. national security, giving Kim more ammunition to provoke war on the Korean Peninsula.