The Trump doctrine — if there can really even be said to be something that coherent associated with the current administration — is to blame everyone else for problems.
On that note, President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to insist that China is responsible for keeping North Korea and its nuclear weapons development in line.
Trump wrote: “China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will.”
There is a twofold problem here, however.
Firstly, Trump asserted in the months he spent running for office that he wouldn’t rely on other countries to fix our problems.
As the top commenter on Trump’s tweet mockingly stated, “I’m a little confused … At the GOP convention you told us “I Alone Can Fix it!”… do we now also need to work with others?”
Secondly, however, there’s a problem with Trump thinking that cyberbullying is an effective way to conduct world affairs. If he really wants to do something to get China to help keep North Korea in check, then he really needs to stop posting pathetic attempts at intimidation on Twitter.