Apparently, the thing that sent little Lord Fauntleroy over the edge this time was an interview the Journal did in which he was quoted saying “I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un.” Trump is adamant he said “I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un.” The problem for Trump is that the Journal taped the interview. It later released a statement that read:
We have reviewed the audio from our interview with President Trump, as well as the transcript provided by an external service, and stand by what we reported. Here is audio of the portion the White House disputes.The New York Times raises a valid point:
Mr. Trump insisted that he had actually started his sentence with the contraction "I’d," not "I," which would change the meaning from a surprising boast of an existing relationship into a prediction that he could have a good relationship with the dictator if he wanted it.Which of course begs the question, if the latter were actually true - that he could have a good relationship with Kim - why hasn’t he pursued it? Seriously, why hasn’t the great deal maker brokered a deal with the great tyrant?
No pun intended, but if this weren't so tragic, "it'd" be hysterical.
How apropos that on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - a day which saw the 45th president of the United States golfing - King's words should so completely encapsulate this absurdity. "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."