Trump has taken to Twitter to claim that “Our great country is respected again in Asia. You will see the fruits of our long but successful trip for many years to come!” The tweet comes on the back of a 12-day tour of five Asian countries.
Our great country is respected again in Asia. You will see the fruits of our long but successful trip for many years to come!
Trump’s most notable stops were in China and South Korea, where he once again tried to affirm American dominance and pursued his line that China took advantage of America.
During his stop in South Korea Trump also addressed the issue of North Korea.
Trump caused fury with a tweet that described North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un as “short and fat.” It was the Twitter remark that has caused outrage in North Korea, with the leadership criticizing Trump.
The surprise came from the reception that Trump received which appeared, at least on the surface, to be a good one. In a later message, he confirmed that “Fox and Friends” would be showing highlights of the self-proclaimed successful tour.
While his proclamations may be of a successful tour, it’s clear that Trump achieved very little and upset many. It certainly is the Trump calling card to upset as many people as possible.
This is how Twitter reacted:
The Trump tour may have been designed as an exercise in improving relationships, but it appears unlikely that it helped much. In most of the world, Trump is seen as a buffoon and his appearance there is unlikely to have changed that much; especially after his Twitter provocation of the North Korean leadership.