I am so sick of all the incessant coverage of every stupid, dishonest thing Donald Trump says or tweets. Which is why I am keeping this opinion piece short and simple. My hope is that hope it resonates with the MSM is some small way.
Anyone paying attention knows there is a real danger of suffering whip-lash from the constant change of positions and embarrassing tweets from 'dear leader' Trump these days. However, lately incredulous as it sounds, I've been hearing Trump and his surrogates imply we need to ignore the North Korean leaders bluster and baseless lies and threats. I wonder if ole Donald has the self awareness to understand the irony. I mean after a year of non-stop lies, baseless bluster, flip-flopping and insults from the "birther in chief", for him to call Kim Jong-Un unstable and dishonest (which he of course is) is just amazing! It's like Al Capone calling Meyer Lansky a crook.
But to be fair, the premise actually has roots in valid logic. Any professional dog trainer knows that to change unwanted attention-getting-behavior in canines, you must employ the strategy of ignoring and not rewarding that behavior. So hypocrisy aside, the Trump call for ignoring North Korean rhetoric actually has some value. We should not feed into the lies and insanity and invite further escalation.