The Donald doubles down on North Korea

 Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un fave Dennis Rodman in Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” days, 2009.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un fave Dennis Rodman in Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” days, 2009.

It’s clear now that President Donald J. Trump is like the Lord:  He giveth and he taketh away.

Just ask the Dow and the Nasdaq.

Trumpet said he was responsible for the Dow at 22,000. If that’s so, he’s going to have to own the 205 point drop today, to say nothing of the 135 point drop in the Nasdaq and the 36 point drop in the S & P.

But hey, for all of you who thought you could coast into September, Trumpet is just looking out for your interests when it comes to fellow narcissist and nutjob Kim Jong-un of North Korean nukes fame. “It’s about time somebody stuck up for the people of this country and the people of other countries,” Trumpet said from the comfort of his Bedminster, N.J. golf club.

First of all, I love the implication that other presidents didn’t stand up for anyone. All those years of negotiations were for what, nothing? And I guess President Barack Obama ordering a $1 trillion overhaul of our nuclear triad system – for which Trump is trying to take credit – was for nothing either. But then Obama understood the Theodore Roosevelt dictum: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Trump, on the other hand, believes in speaking stupidly, thereby ensuring that you will have to use your big stick. What gives him the idea that you stick up for someone by thrusting him into harm’s way?  The idea that we – and our stock portfolios – are being held hostage by this mercurial ignoramus is not to be borne. But, strangely enough, I don’t only blame Trump. He is what he is, and what he is is apparent and transparent. The people I really blame are his lazy, racist, greedy voters who care about nothing but their own dark motivations.

Their man Trumpet may be stupid but that doesn’t mean he isn’t sly. In fomenting trouble abroad and at home with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom he continues to badger about the failure of Repeal and Replace, he deflects attention from the Russkie investigation while playing to his base, which thinks toughness is the same as strength.

Trumpet, like his supporters and the Big Bad Wolf, believes in threatening to huff and puff and blow your house down.

Let’s hope – no, pray – that a 200-point stock market drop is, at the end of the day, all we have to worry about.