Listen to Trump Brag that Nuclear Brinkmanship is Good for Tourism in CRAZY Call to Guam’s Gov
Ever since the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Pacific Theater of World War 2, the idea of nuclear war has entered the fabric of political discourse and pop culture to an astounding degree. Numerous fictional characters such as Godzilla and The Incredible Hulk were born from this monstrosity, while the general paranoia about the future state of the world served as the backbone for the decades-long Cold War. By our contemporary standards, estimates put the amount of nuclear warheads in the 10,000s, with the United States and Russia holding the most.
Despite constant fears and the closeness of the world to using them during the Cuban Missile Crisis, diplomacy has always prevailed and time has moved forward. That is until these past two weeks, where President Trump has chosen to distract the country from Robert Mueller’s call for a grand jury with the only thing Republicans can muster support for: war. In this case, with the dictatorship of North Korea. Lead by the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, the country has recently been pushing against international scrutiny by testing its intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28.
Trump, of course, has made things worse by making public threats against the Jong-un and threatening military action. While Japan and China have remained committed to putting pressure on the country, the latter economically, the truth is no one is sure about what could happen. While people like Elon Musk and The Washington Post’s Korea reporter Anna Fifield have assured the public that North Korea is not a threat to world stability, others like The Week’s Harry J. Kazianis believe otherwise.
Regardless of your viewpoint, the one thing we can all agree on is that this is not a laughing matter. Millions of lives are at stake if something goes wrong, making it all the more concerning that the main players in this affair are mentally ill. And if you think that the President genuinely understands the gravity of the situation, take a look at his recent actions with the Governor of Guam. Calling Governor Eddie Calvo on the phone earlier today, Trump assured him that the nuclear threat was actually a good thing as it would increase tourism to the area:
“I have to tell you, you have become extremely famous all over the world. They are talking about Guam; and they’re talking about you….I can say this: You’re going to go up, like, tenfold with the expenditure of no money.”
Apparently it is alright that this territory may be annihilated as at least they will experience a momentary surge in revenue. We are not lying- check out the footage below:
Image By Original: United States Department of Defense (either the U.S. Army or the U.S. Navy)[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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