How Trump Bettered The North Korea Problem

How Trump Bettered The North Korea Problem

New York Times columnist David Brooks is stating that Trump’s pulling out of the Iran deal has left him with some “very mixed” emotions. He added that the matter in which Trump has handled North Korea has proven that he understands thuggish rulers “better than people who have higher SAT scores.”

Brooks stated Trump “comes from a background where basically, in the real estate business, he worked with a lot of thugs, and he cultivated a lot of thugs, and he was a little thuggish himself. But, in my view, that helps him, for all his drawbacks, understand thugs. And so North Korea, he understood that being tough with a thug produces some results. And we’ve had — we’re in a better situation with North Korea than we were otherwise.”

“President Obama, the argument he made for it, which was that Iran would moderate and become a more familiar member of the company of nations, that has turned out to be clearly false. They are the most genocidal nation on the face of the earth. They export violence and terror around the earth. And so Trump standing up to them at least has some legitimacy. It’s possible that he understands people like that better than people who have higher SAT scores.”