Donald Trump’s recent speech at the United Nations in which he threatened to destroy North Korea and called the country’s leader “rocket man” demonstrates irresponsible leadership. His name-calling and bullying approach to North Korea shows that he is foolishly miscalculating the confrontation and fails to understand the potential ramifications his arrogance could unleash, asserts Ann McFeatters in Newsday. While both Kim Jong Un and Trump have each displayed questionable behavior toward one another on the world stage, one would expect that the U.S. president would act more maturely than North Korea’s self-indulgent despot, especially in this increasingly tense situation.
President Trump knew exactly what he was doing in calling North Korean President Kim Jong Un a "Rocket Man in his recent UN speech. Though shocked reactions in the media and on social media held uncertainty in the U.S. president’s tactics in confronting North Korea, these misgivings are all misplaced, argues Jake Novack of CNBC. Trump has a successful campaign history of using catchy nicknames to belittle opponents and win prestige and power. His latest tactics against Kim Jong Un are to skillfully and responsibly use marketing, in which Trump excels, to ridicule the North Korean leader until he falls from grace and, ultimately, from power – with no greater damage done.