President Donald Trump baffled Americans everywhere when he announced on Friday, via Twitter, that he would reverse sanctions against North Korea imposed by his own Treasury Department only a day before.
The move comes barely weeks after talks between the President and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un abruptly ended with no strides made toward the goal of denuclearization.
It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2019
When asked by reporters how Trump reached this decision, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a startling response:
“President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.”
Though Trump is proud that he’s since built a bridge with the dictator, Americans are startled at his reasoning for lifting the sanctions.
Personal attraction over sound security assessments? THAT's a sound basis for addressing the greatest nuclear threat of recent years.
— Chris can't sleep (@cclarke52) March 22, 2019
So McCain is bad and Kim is good?
— WendyG (@wglaaber) March 22, 2019
Incredible. Running foreign policy with one of the world’s most dangerous bad actors based on personality and likeability. What could possibly go wrong? 🙄
— Teresa 🇺🇸 (@MDTeresa) March 22, 2019
He's murdered journalists and starved hundreds of thousands ..
— Collin W. (@RedWebster1) March 22, 2019