Joe Scarborough Praises Trump's North Korea Deal
If you were trying to find thoughtful analysis of the North Korean deal, you had to sort through a lot of white noise from media. Only to be met by a myriad of opinions that could have been written by dedicated tribalists two days ago. People were focused on owning each other for contradictory opinions, not providing insight. Basically, one's thoughts on the deal hinge on one's original thoughts on Trump.
lol https://t.co/qqFbzJZv0l— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1528771853.0
Which is why I found head Trump-hater, Joe "Beady-Eyed" Scarborough's comments enlightening. Generally, when it comes to fair commentary on Trump, Scarborough can step on a Lego. Joe is the same guy who made candidate Trump the second cohost of "Morning Joe." Only to get a #RESIST tattoo across his sternum once Trump used Hillary's perpetually angry face to wipe the electoral map.
Anyway, Joe actually saw promise in the North Korean meet cute.
“I have to admit when I see these two people shaking hands I feel a sense of relief as do a lot of people in Washin… https://t.co/VQgpcgvqlb— Morning Joe (@Morning Joe)1528801247.0
Maybe shaking things up. Maybe saying no to the experts. Maybe raising hell on the world stage. Maybe calling him "Little Rocket Man." Maybe threatening him got these two together.
Trump and Kim are the Ross and Rachel of our time (see Not Holding Back! Donald Trump Says ‘We can totally destroy North Korea…’ and North Korea Sentences Trump to Death. For Being a Big Meanie…).
Politically, it's going to be positive for Donald Trump. But six months ago, people high up in the administration were telling us there was a 50-60% chance of a ground war on the Korean Peninsula. That there would be fighting. That American blood would be spilled.
To be fair, people on the right have issues with the deal's details.
This is very disappointing. Each of the four main points was in previous documents with NK, some in a stronger, mor… https://t.co/TBgnQOKuxi— Bruce Klingner (@Bruce Klingner)1528789873.0
This feels like the Agreed Framework of the 90s all over again. NK gave its word to abandon its pursuit of nuclear… https://t.co/i2j2mrbOY3— Ari Fleischer (@Ari Fleischer)1528793896.0
So we wait to see if Kim holds up his end of the deal. And how Trump reacts if he doesn't. Is there new peace? Or does it turn out Kim lied about everything? Only Kim snickered to Trump that he didn't lie. Then he compliments the president on his beautiful hair and giant penis.
To paraphrase The Avett Brothers, there's a road full of promise, but I have a head full of doubt.
Let's see what happens.