Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Another Member of Trump's Cabinet Implies That Nobody Should Listen to Trump

President* Donald Trump said Wednesday that "talking is not the answer" when it comes to reining in North Korea -- seeming to contradict a statement from his top diplomat that the US will continue to seek a peaceful resolution to tensions with Pyongyang despite its provocative missile tests.

"The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!" Trump tweeted just days after North Korea launched a missile that flew over northern Japan.
And this:
Mattis broke from that view, telling reporters asking about the tweet at the Pentagon, “We’re never out of diplomatic solutions.”
Funny how it's the fat old draft-dodger who is slavering at the idea of a war, while it's the wise old warrior who is counseling caution.

Maybe it's because Mattis knows something about war, while Trump only knows what he's seen at the movies.

In a normal administration, a cabinet member would be out the door for openly saying that the President should not be listened to. But Tillerson and now Mattis are saying just that.

1 comment:

Nangleator said...

Not seeing much "fire and fury." Not that I want to... but Krazy Kim called don-don's bluff and everyone in the world either knows it, or is squeezing their eyes shut pretending it didn't happen.