Fresh from his latest social media escapade involving the retweet of anti-Muslim videos shared by a British right-wing activist, US President Donald Trump went on to continue his ‘Twitter war’ with North Korea.
In his latest invective aimed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom the president has dubbed "Little Rocket Man", Trump lamented that the Chinese envoy’s trip to North Korea apparently had no impact on Pyongyang, and pitied the living conditions of the North Korean people.
The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 ноября 2017 г.
The president’s tweet elicited a string of negative responses from other Twitter users, with people wondering if this kind of name calling actually helps defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Seems as though all is failing around you. Why not initiate negotiations with N Korea and invite Japan, S Korea and China. That's exactly the procedure the State dept should be considering. Stop the bellicose tweets & name calling; that's schoolyard bullying. Think like an adult.— William Mcmanus (@wamcmanus) 30 ноября 2017 г.
This tweet perfectly sum up how much you don’t know about the world and what you’re doing.— Vikki V (@MissVikkiV) 30 ноября 2017 г.
Oh Christ..now it's the foreign affairs via tweet segment of our morning.— Dacia (@DaciaOaks) 30 ноября 2017 г.
Just curious what you think you gain by calling him names? How does this help deescalate the situation? How does this give you any negotiating power on the world stage? Doesn't this do nothing but instigated more problems? You are a danger to the human race!— Brian T. (@Tyrr3ll74) 30 ноября 2017 г.