Media plays into Trump as madman theory

NY Times:

Is Trump Deploying the ‘Madman Theory’ With North Korea?

When President Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury,” he could have been employing a strategy used by Richard M. Nixon.
If that is Trump's strategy, the media has certainly been pushing a literal belief that Trump is crazy enough to do something rash.  Despite all the hand wringing in the media, Trump has been acting pretty sane when it comes to North Korea.  He is pursuing diplomatic alternatives with others in the region and his threats have actually played into his approach in getting other on board at the UN.

When it comes to North Korea direct diplomacy with the regime has a long history of failure.  The Bill Clinton deal put forward the evil day while helping to sustain a shaky regime.  The same can be said for Obama's approach to Iran.


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