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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Trump rallies South Korea, press portrays it as a chat about golf

The world faces its biggest nuclear crisis in 55 years. Not since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 has the United States faced such a real possibility of a communist firing nuclear weapons at the United States or her allies.

In the midst of this crisis with North Korea, President Trump went to South Korea to address and reassure the South Korean parliament in a moving speech.

The American press portrayed the speech as a commercial for his golf course.


President Trump told the South Korean General Assembly:
North Korea is a country ruled as a cult. At the center of this military cult is a deranged belief in the leader's destiny to rule as parent-protector over a conquered Korean Peninsula and an enslaved Korean people.
The more successful South Korea becomes, the more decisively you discredit the dark fantasy at the heart of the Kim regime. In this way, the very existence of a thriving South Korean republic threatens the very survival of the North Korean dictatorship.
This city and this assembly are living proof that a free and independent Korea not only can but does stand strong, sovereign, and proud among the nations of the world.
Here the strength of the nation does not come from the false glory of a tyrant. It comes from the true and powerful glory of a strong and great people, the people of the Republic of Korea, a Korean people who are free to live, to flourish, to worship, to love, to build, and to grow their own destiny.
In this republic, the people have done what no dictator ever could. You took, with the help of the United States, responsibility for yourselves and ownership of your future. You had a dream, a Korean dream, and you built that dream into a great reality.
In so doing, you performed the Miracle on the Han that we see all around us, from the stunning skyline of Seoul to the plains and peaks of this beautiful landscape. You have done it freely, you have done it happily, and you have done it in your own very beautiful way.
This reality, this wonderful place, your success is the greatest cause of anxiety, alarm, and even panic to the North Korean regime. That is why the Kim regime seeks conflict abroad, to distract from total failure that they suffer at home.
The tribute to the people of South Korea showed a great understanding of the suffering and the triumph of its people. His speech was a beautiful and remarkable account of how the Republic of Korea recaptured Seoul and rebuilt from the rubble in 1951.

He doubled down on American resolve to strip North Korea of its nukes.
We have learned together the high cost of weakness and the high stakes of its defense. America's men and women in uniform have given their lives in the fight against Nazism, imperialism, Communism, and terrorism. America does not seek conflict or confrontation. But we will never run from it.
History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested America's resolve. Anyone who doubts the strength or determination of the United States should look to our past, and you will doubt it no longer.
We will not permit America or our allies to be blackmailed or attacked. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. We will not be intimidated. And we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here on this ground we fought and died so hard to secure.
That is why I come here to the heart of a free and flourishing Korea with a message for the peace-loving nations of the world: The time for excuses is over. Now is the time for strength. If you want peace, you must stand strong at all times.
The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens with nuclear devastation. All responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea, to deny it and any form, any form of it, you cannot support, you cannot supply, you cannot accept.
No more Mister Nice Guy.

So how did the American press play it? In mentioning the great achievements by South Korean writers and artists, he praised Sung Hyun Park for wining the Women's Open at his golf course.

From the Hill: "Trump touts New Jersey golf club during South Korea speech."

From HuffPost: "Trump Plugged His Golf Resort In A Speech Before The South Korean Legislature."

From the Washington Post: "Trump promotes his New Jersey golf course during speech to South Korea parliament."

From CNN: "Trump shouts out South Korean golfers in national address."

They do not deserve press credentials.

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12 comments:

  1. This is why we hate you, media.

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  2. Golf is a sport loved by Japanese and Koreans. The Koreans did extremely well at the Open. Talking about golf and edifying their players would be getting him tremendous good will. This is what those press morons don't understand. cdm

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  3. If you want serious journalism the last place to go is the mainstream press.

    I keep thinking about that Tocqueville quote where he talks about how the press screams loudest just before it is silenced. In this case it isn't because of a Napoleon but because people are just turning them off.

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  4. Koreans pack our local driving range and have done so for 20 years. The area it is in became heavily Korean partly as a result. DT's shout out was indeed well received and taken as it was intended to be. It was a very human communication.
    The press has become like the kid who shot spitballs in third grade and sill did in highschool physics. The respect they once commanded for boldness has faded away to the irrelevance of immature failure. The outlets quoted are writing for a select clientele of either morons or Trump hating bureaucrats. Who cares, really?
    The pictures of Trump being mobbed by troops says more about his stature and seriousness in reality than any fantastical lie from the "press".

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  5. I gotta YouTube this, Big D. Your excerpts gave me chills. Mr. T has done some great speeches lately but this may be his best to date. Broad, sweeping, historically accurate, powerful. Rocket Man's gonna need a change of pants cause he just pissed and pooped the ones he had on.

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  6. Those excerpts show a great speech, and the enemedia shows what an enemy of US it is.

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  7. What else would one expect from the Democrat media machine?

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  8. The Fake News Media hates Trump far worse than they hated Nixon and I didn't think that was possible. - GOC

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  9. Yeah, and the "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech was about doughnuts.



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  10. WTF is wrong with mentioning Korean golf in passing? Dips!

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  11. Great post, but where is the full text? To see the true golf reference in context.

    The media is deplorable; but maybe should just be called incompetent. Horribly incompetent.

    Too bad he failed to mention Samsung Galaxy, the Nov 2017 World Champion League of Legends esport.
    https://www.riftherald.com/lol-worlds/2017/11/4/16605884/samsung-galaxy-2017-league-of-legends-world-champion-ssg-skt

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