China’s leading newspaper, the Global Times, reports on North Korea’s display of most advanced ICBM at a military parade. A critical observation is that North Korea is still very focused on development of nuclear arms.
Here’s a must-read and deeply alarming editorial from the Observer/Guardian. The liberal Observer reports that the incompetence and infighting at the White House dismay America’s allies and encourage its enemies. The bottom line is that Trump’s unfitness for office.
Normally, I don’t blog about politics in the summer but Trump’s absence of presidential leadership is a potential threat for all of us. The Observer maintains:
The common factor in all these situations is Trump’s self-induced powerlessness and ignorance, his chronic lack of credibility and presidential authority and consequent perceptions of US and western weakness.
Yesterday, I argued that Trump’s impeachment or resignation seems no more than speculation for the moment , so based on today’s evidence, we must expect Russia, Iran and North Korea to increasingly test Trump’s weakness. With Trump weak on leadership, judgement and political skills, these are increasingly dangerous times.