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Method Or Madness?

Posted on the 11 April 2018 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

I, like most people, assume that Donald Trump is just an overgrown spoilt brat child who has no concept of his actions having negative consequences, it's all just "I want, I want, I want".
When he threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" or started the tit-for-tat tariff game with PR China, I, like most people, thought, Oh fuck, where will this end?
But possibly, he is a tactical genius, was just bluffing and planned this all along, headlines from the last few days:
North and South Korean leaders to meet for historic summit on April 27
Secret, direct talks underway between US and North Korea
China's President Xi promises to CUT car import tariffs as he buckles in trade war with Trump and warns against ‘Cold War’ mentality
Or possibly, he won't realize what a dangerous/stupid game he is playing and this will just spur him on to make ever more outrageous demands. Like threatening to nuke London if he doesn't get an invitation to that wedding thingy to which - if the MSM is to be believed - everybody wants an invitation?

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