Brooks: Trump’s Rhetoric Makes the U.S. ‘Look Like the Bad Guys’ Against North Korea

‘First of all, it may put the North Koreans in a corner, where they can’t back down, because of their own psychic needs’

Brooks: Trump’s Rhetoric Makes the US ‘Look Like the Bad Guys’ Against North Korea (Breitbart)

On Friday’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that President Trump’s rhetoric makes the US “look like the bad guys.”

Brooks said, “I don’t mind a little tough talk. When Reagan called the Soviet Union the ‘evil empire,’ he was telling the truth. So — and that’s fine. The problem with Donald Trump’s — with the rhetoric there is that it’s self-destructive. First of all, it may put the North Koreans in a corner, where they can’t back down, because of their own psychic needs. And it creates a context in which North Korea can test whatever they want to do, apparently, in the atmosphere, where — and then it, weirdly, against North Korea, somehow, suddenly, we look like the bad guys.”

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