Donald Trump is a bombastic blowhard. Anyone who doesn't know that hasn't been paying attention. So when he taunts Little Rocket Man, aka Kim Jong Un, most of us know it's bluster. But Kim seems to take it literally. We should be grateful for that. But do Democrats take it literally, too? It certainly seems so, based on lines such as this one in the WaPo: Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Trump’s next secretary of state. Note this part:
The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who have questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups.
Making your enemies think you are crazier than they are is a pretty good defense. Trump has gotten a lot of mileage out of that tactic, and he's found a Secretary of State who might be able to help him pull it off. Hopefully, it will continue to work on America's enemies as well as it works on Democrats.
3:54 PM 4/26/2018