Undeniably, the release of the three Americans being held hostage by North Korea is good news. And as they landed in the US at 3 am, Trump was there on the tarmac to greet them. It was a made-for-TV moment – even after 3:00 am ET.
But then Trump opened his mouth:
“We want to thank Kim Jong-un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people. They are really three incredible people. And the fact that we were able to get them out so soon was really a tribute to a lot of things, including a certain process that’s taking place right now. And that process is very important.”
Kim Jong-un was excellent to those three Americans? The ones he took hostage?
In the span of a few moments after 3:00 am ET, we saw the very best of Trump (a televised prisoner release), as well as the very worst (praise for a dictator who delivered something the president wanted).