Heard from Kim Jong-un lately? (Today, Charlottesville)

Perhaps Trump is smarter than the nitpickers.

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Of course I could be wrong. But my guess is that there won’t be much more coming from that kid with a bad haircut who runs North Korea.

Kim Jong-un has been rather quiet ever since President Trump matched him threat for threat.

I haven’t heard from him. Have you? Has Trump? 

The heartache of the day USA is Charlottesville, VA, where White Trash extremists rallied for their Nazi cause and caused death to one precious life. Trump spoke about this. But not forcefully enough, according to his critics. Maybe they are right. He could have been more explicit. 

He could have singled out for condemnation that one particular white supremacist hate group rather than speak, as he did, in more general terms.

(He has now rekindled and specifically named them “repugnant…” and a group that “has no place in America”)

Yet I am so weary of Trump-bashing from all corners of America, and from around the world, that I choose to give him the benefit of the doubt unless he does something really dreadful. Over at the New York Post (by far the best daily in America) columnist John Podhoretz, normally conservative, takes it that Trump has already crossed that line.

He writes that he, Podhoretz, was correct from the beginning to be “negative” about a Trump presidency. He cites Charlottesville as his proof. 

Well here is my proof. It’s against people who day after day seek and find something ELSE to hang on Trump. (What happened to Russia, by the way?)

They object to what he says, and this time they catch him on what he doesn’t say. 

I am sick of this and so are millions of other Americans. Going after Trump has become a national pastime. 


So maybe Baby-Tyrant Kim has done just that… and gone back to being a menace only to those who can’t defend themselves, his own people. 
Same story with North Korea, which took up last week’s headlines, and as you’ve noticed, why that crisis mysteriously vanished (for the time being at least).

Is it possible that Trump did something right? Is it possible that Trump is smarter than we think he is, even smarter than his nitpickers?

Seems to me that Kim took the hint when Trump assured Kim that the US Military is “locked and loaded” so that before he tries anything stupid, Kim ought to think twice. So maybe Baby-Tyrant Kim has done just that… and gone back to being a menace only to those who can’t defend themselves, his own people. 

The United States is too big a bite for this would-be tyrant, and I put it like that because that’s the real danger; Kim is not as big as he thinks he is, not to the rest of the world. He’s a small-time punk. He’s a wanna-be Pol Pot or Baby Doc Duvalier. He wants to strike terror in the hearts of men. But Trump figured him out real quick.

Trump – in a few words – reduced him to the joke, to the clown he really is. 

Are you listening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? 

Israel could learn from this as regards Mahmoud Abbas, another buffoon who needs to be laughed out of town.

But do not expect Trump to get credit for any move he makes. He may turn out to be right. His naysayers would hate that.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com