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Trump: My Button Is Bigger Than Your Button.

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Day6 Wed 03-Jan-18 13:51:52

I cannot believe Trump. He ought to write the "How Not to Do Diplomacy" handbook.

Was he right to stand up to North Korea's equally barmy Kim Jong Un? Part of me admires his lack of tact in this instance. If we tiptoe around bullies it gives them power. Is Trump's confrontation so bad? It's a weird way for heads of state to behave, for sure.

Their playground 'bring it on' behaviour could result in Armegeddon. sad

Day6 Wed 03-Jan-18 13:53:32


BlueBelle Wed 03-Jan-18 13:54:06

I know what I d like to do with his button and it wouldn’t look too button like when I d finished I cannot imagine the word admire and trump going in the same sentence

OldMeg Wed 03-Jan-18 13:55:51

I can’t stand him he’s a pompous ass with an IQ in single figures.

Day6 Wed 03-Jan-18 14:31:40

I abhor Trump...and Kim Jong Un.

However, if North Korea makes threats, how should Trump respond to them? Should he ignore what is going on in North Korea? Part of me is bemused that Trump is actually confronting him head on with two fingers raised. Very un-Presidential.

It is terrifying that these two hot-headed and arrogant men have such power.

OurKid1 Wed 03-Jan-18 14:45:40

Oh dear ... sorry to be inappropriately light-hearted, but when I saw the title of this thread, I had a vision of Trumps belly button! I am now going to have work very hard to erase that image from my mind.

Day6 Wed 03-Jan-18 15:03:12

grin I know OurKid1

I too saw Trump's retaliation reported in just the same way and wondered if he was navel-gazing. Then I realised that he didn't do introspection or soul-searching. grin

Teetime Wed 03-Jan-18 15:04:13


Cold Wed 03-Jan-18 15:12:37

Good grief they are both behaving like squabbling 9 year olds!

Trump is giving Kim Jong Un everything he wants - power through the creation of uncertainty and tension especially as he can play Trump so easily when Trump is totally unable to control himself.

I would expect it will ramp up in the coming weeks as there is nothing that Kim would like more than to sabotage the Winter Olympics in arch enemy South Korea by creating an international crisis of mistrust.

Day6 Wed 03-Jan-18 15:26:26

That's a good point Cold.

Have just read an interesting article (via another thread) which states "almost every time Trump tweets, the United States seems to grow weaker and the rest of the world stronger."

Very interesting read regarding how the most recent presidents of the USA have damaged the nation's standing abroad with regard to foreign policy. (Trump has to take the biscuit though!)

eazybee Wed 03-Jan-18 15:57:10

I'm ashamed to say that when I heard the announcement 'my button is larger than your button' I sniggered. But it isn't funny; two men behaving like schoolboys over grown ups' very serious toys.
An acquaintance with American friends and relations said yesterday that they are all convinced Trump will be impeached, and forced to go. But how long, Lord, how long?

phoenix Wed 03-Jan-18 16:02:36

Ah, but who's got the biggest hands??????

Grandma70s Wed 03-Jan-18 16:08:35

It would be very, very funny if they weren't in such powerful positions. I see Trump’s tweets quoted and can’t believe they’re genuinely written by an adult, but apparently they really are his.

nanaK54 Wed 03-Jan-18 16:25:45

They both frighten the living daylights out of me

Fennel Wed 03-Jan-18 16:33:49

It reminds me of that film Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

annodomini Wed 03-Jan-18 18:31:34

I saw a cartoon on FB this morning with two small boys saying 'Mine's bigger than yours'. Very apt.

Iam64 Wed 03-Jan-18 19:12:35

I'm struggling not to feel just a bit scared. Laughing out loud at their ridiculous comments helps but really - how did this not very bright, totally lacking in diplomatic skills individual become the Potus. We all know how Kim Sung thing got to become a dictator

paddyann Wed 03-Jan-18 19:18:10

considering how NK was devastated by the Americans in the past I can understand their fear I dont understand all.Or the fact the Americans still have bases in SK which is a threat to the north anyway.To be honest I'm surprised Trump is still president and if I was religious I'd be offering up prayers for him to be sacked ..tomorrow if not sooner .He's a liability ..not just for America but for the whole world

Cherrytree59 Wed 03-Jan-18 19:58:08

A slither of hope.
CNN news 21hrs ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in
welcomed Kim Jong Un's apparent willingness to enter into dialogue and called for swift measures to help North Korea participate in the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

An opportunity not to be wasted?

BlueBelle Wed 03-Jan-18 20:22:40

NK would not bother anyone but their own brainwashed population if Trump the idiot didn’t keep rattling the bars he s like a kid poking a stick at a tiger until it snaps They are both psychopathic despots but Trump is the biggest most ignorant idiot the world has ever come across

M0nica Wed 03-Jan-18 20:29:40

Its a case of my d*ck is bigger than your d*ck. Most men grow out of that phase in junior school.

The more I read about Trump and Kim Jong Un, the more I am struck by how similar they are. Posturing, posing, shooting their mouths off in silly threats, that could get serious, continually challenging each other to arm-wrestling contests, which they can always find reasons for not having.

Yes, the more I think about it the more sure I am that the future of the world lies in the hands of two men with the minds of 10 year olds.

lemongrove Wed 03-Jan-18 20:40:35

Yes, they do both seem very like teenagers, but very powerful ones unfortunately.
I know what you mean though Day6 because previous Presidents have done nothing, which allowed the state of things to be as they now are vis a vis NK becoming a nuclear capability.

Day6 Wed 03-Jan-18 21:14:55

Is this confrontational verbal assault - for all the world to read - the new way forward? (Or backwards?)

Trump and Kim Yong Un are sparring and it's out there. There aren't peace keepers flying in to closed conference rooms to mediate - this is out and out hatred. They might as well be in a boxing ring.

I do agree lemon. I think previous diplomacy has conveniently turned a blind eye to what could be worrying global situations. Previous 'diplomatic' styles have kept a lid on a simmering pot. Kim Yong Un turns up the heat and Donald Trump pulls off the lid and throws it away. It's likely to boil over. They are pressing each others buttons, to coin a phrase. It is all so childish but it's made us all very aware of the precarious situation we are in.

whitewave Wed 03-Jan-18 22:30:50

Trump has in fact directed his biggest tirade towards his pal Bannon. Strong language! Russia and Trumps family feature in Bannon book out next week.

Expect more from Trump

whitewave Thu 04-Jan-18 09:40:29

Just been reading about Trumps association with the Russians.

Anyone watching McMafia? You’d be hard pushed to distinguish between the two. Especially when you look at the pair of them I.e. Trump and wife.

Money laundering seems high up there. Drugs? Prostitution? Wonder why they need to launder it?