Another day, another dumbass tweet from President Tiny Twitter Fingas. I know there are those who believe that the media shouldn’t follow the tweets of the dictator-in-chief. Those who believe that his tweets only move the focus away from his work or lack thereof, but let me assure you that his tweets are important, and the media can do both: follow the idiotic banter on his timeline and note his failed policy.
On July 3, after learning that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, aka “I always sat alone during high school lunch,” had launched that nation’s “longest-reaching weapon yet—an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range that experts say covers Alaska,” the Washington Post reports, America’s fearless troll took to Twitter.
Look, we all know that North Korea’s leader is about as stable as a fidget spinner sitting atop a toothpick, but I don’t see how antagonizing him on Twitter helps. Kim strikes me as a loner who wants desperately to be loved, which is why he keeps clinging to Dennis Rodman of all people: They are one and the same.
I’m also not sure why Trump thought he was going to use China to help wrangle North Korea, when Kim has proved that he is wrangle-proof, but Trump has begun chiding China on Twitter because that’s very presidential.
On Wednesday, Lil’ Fingas tweeted this:
When I was little, my mom used to tell my sisters and me that some jokes we make have to stay in the house. This was code for, “When I say something messy about the neighbors, don’t take it into the streets.” This tweet about China was a house joke. A White House joke. It didn’t need to get dragged into the Twitter streets, but by creating this “everyone vs. us” mentality, the president is Kanye-ing the U.S. into a war we can’t win.
As a famous man whose name I can’t remember once said, “The man who has more to lose always does.” I agree that North Korea is a problem, but it’s a problem to handle delicately, and playing a game of chicken on Twitter with a man who desperately wants a hug is a dangerous game—and a game we can’t win.
Read more at the Washington Post.