We all know what’s going to happen. Donald Trump will get totally bamboozled by Kim Jong Un, give away the store, and claim a huge breakthrough, convincing his idiot horde that he’s accomplished something no previous president ever could have. Meanwhile, he’ll freak out our allies by doing something stupid, like saluting a North Korean general or telling Kim he can go ahead and pick any city in South Korea in exchange for a Trump Tower Pyongyang (which will have the most tremendous Dear Leader statue in the world, believe me).
And, of course, former Secretary of State and 2016 popular vote winner Hillary Clinton knows it.
Hillary Clinton said this week that she has little faith in President Donald Trump’s ability to negotiate for North Korean denuclearization, and speculated that any claims of victory will be like putting “lipstick on a pig.”
The former secretary of State told journalist Tina Brown in a podcast episode released Tuesday that ahead of Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, “I have serious doubts that whatever [Trump] claims will be actually achieved.”
Gee, ya think? You mean obsessively reading a duplicitous dictator’s “love letters” isn’t sufficient preparation for a high-level summit? I … just … can’t … believe … it.
She called Trump’s vision of complete denuclearization a “fantasy” and suggested Trump was only in it for the vast media attention he has drawn.
“All the intelligence, which Trump dismisses, suggests that it’s unlikely but not impossible that Kim Jong Un will give up his nuclear weapons capacity,” she said. “I don’t see a deal there that is a verifiable, enforceable deal,” Clinton argued, but “I don’t know what Trump will claim.”
Oh, I know what Trump will claim. He’ll claim the Earth would be a charcoal briquette floating listlessly through space by now if Hillary had been elected. He’ll claim North Korea is just days away from becoming a pre-Trump-era Western-style democracy. And it’ll have so many Taco Bell Expresses they won’t know what to do with themselves.
He’ll claim all sorts of ridiculous things, and his troglodytic supporters will believe him.
That’s the whole point of this summit — to allow Trump and the rest of the GOP to craft some risible talking points that his base will swallow like Busch Light and Hot Pockets on Christmas.
In other words, it’s 100 percent bullshit.
But you knew that already.