Hatred For Trump - 'The Man Who Would Be King' - Outweighs Any Contempt For A Man Who Is One
As President Donald Trump held a critical meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on June 12, not only the American people but those of South Korea and Japan as well, should have all been unified in supporting for our president and hoping the summit proved fruitful. Yet, before Trump had left US soil for the Singapore meeting, the leftist rage against him reared its ugly head again.
We witnessed in Singapore a meeting involving two leaders whose ability to develop a working relationship together to make the world safer by eliminating a nuclear threat posed by Pyongyang was critical to whether war drums would be heard in that region of the world. While the summit produced a signed document mandating North Korea's denuclearization, we have been there before. Only time will tell whether this is simply a repeat performance by the Kim dynasty or whether a tough-minded Trump will ensure the document is enforced.
Interestingly, in meeting, these two leaders shared one personality trait in common but there also were much greater differences that distinguished them. It is on the differences liberals refuse to focus.
Clearly, both men have demonstrated to the world they are unafraid to say or act as they please, devoid of concern about the impact their words or deeds may have. But, from there, their personalities noticeably diverge.
Kim suffers no political opposition simply because it is his opponents who do the suffering. They are either banished to labor camps or executed. It matters not whether one actually is an opponent, as what matters is what Kim perceives. Compare this to Trump, whose only slaying of opponents involves tweets that often ring true and cut deep but whose opponents survive another day to continue the battle of tweets.
Additionally, Kim has done nothing to improve living conditions for his people, some of whom are forced to eat grass just to survive. Compare this to Trump who has set a record in helping Americans gain employment and able to boast the lowest unemployment rate since 2000.
Whether one loves or hates Trump, the longest they need submit to his leadership will be between three to seven more years. Kim, on the other hand, is ensconced as a leader for life of North Korea—a lifetime which, at his young age, probably means at least two to three more generations of North Koreans suffering his brutal rule.
As the two ideological combatants entered the political ring in Singapore, it should have been obvious who was wearing "white trunks" and should have been cheered by peace-loving people around the world.. While Trump may not rate high on the popularity list, he is clearly motivated to rid a region of the world of a nuclear menace. He deserved to be applauded for achieving a milestone no other American leader has by meeting, basically on his terms, with the North Korean leader. But, almost like an artillery prep fire prior to a ground assault, Trump was maligned by high profile liberals.
At the Tony Awards on June 10th, much of the evening went forward without anyone raising the anti-Trump flag. But then, while presenting an award to Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro unleashed Hollywood's liberal dogs during the last twenty minutes of the show.
Undoubtedly knowing this audience would receive him well, De Niro said, "I'm going to say one thing: 'F--- Trump. It's no longer 'down with Trump,' it's 'f--- Trump.'" He went on, in an effort to pay tribute to Springsteen and denigrate Trump, "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else and even more importantly in these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency and integrity in government. Boy, do we need that now." De Niro was given a standing ovation by his clueless audience. It was a crowd, ironically, claiming Trump acts like royalty while they turn a blind eye to their own similar claims.
Of course, in ranting against Trump, De Niro saw no need to attack other high profile individuals laden with their own baggage. Not only did he find no need to criticize former President Barack Obama's administration for a long list of transgressions involving Obama and Hillary—a dynamic duo who have destroyed the same "truth, transparency and integrity in government" De Niro claimed to so revere based on conspiratorial efforts to steal the presidency—but no need as well to denigrate the brutal dictator with whom Trump later met—a man who has killed more people in reality than De Niro has on the silver screen.
At a time so much depended on the outcome of the Singapore Summit, there should have been nothing but encouragement heard from every corner of the world as Trump endeavored to remove dangerous weapons from the hands of a very dangerous man.
Sadly, for the Hollywood elite living in an isolated corner of that world, their hatred for Trump—"the man who would be king"—outweighs any contempt for a man who brutally shows he is one.