What A Weird World! The Dotard and The Rocket Man

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Alex Weidner, Managing Editor

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This is What A Weird World!, where I’ll take a look at some of the weirder things that happened last month.

People of authority are expected to act with a certain sense of dignity. Some of the leaders of the world’s nations, however, seem to think that they’re the exception to these expectations.

How about that recent weird exchange of insults between The Donald and Kim Jong Un? First, there was Trump channeling his inner Elton John during a speech to the United Nations and calling the leader of the hermit kingdom “Rocket Man.” I can’t help but picture Trump smoking a cigarette and reciting the words to Elton John’s hit song a la William Shatner.

But the Rocket Man fired back, calling our president “mentally deranged” and a dotard.

A what? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary says a dotard is someone in dotage, or at the point in life when someone goes senile and shows signs of a diminished mental state. Yeah, that sounds like Trump to me. Geez, I never thought I’d agree with Kim Jong Un.

Normally, when we hear Kim respond to Trump, it’s through North Korea’s state-run media. But this time it came straight from the man himself. Trump finally called Kim Jong Un crazy enough times that Kim personally made an “I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I” response. The playground bullies have grown up, but now they have nukes.

Not to say anything of Donald Trump’s fitness to serve as president, but don’t we expect more dignity from the President of the United States than lowly name-calling? There’s a rogue nation threatening to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons and all the president has done is fire off insults while complaining about NFL player national anthem protests.

With the impending doom of nuclear war on the horizon, and our fate in the tiny hands of President Dotard Trump and Supreme Leader Rocket Man, maybe we should encourage Melania Trump to go ahead with her anti-cyberbullying campaign, with a focus on her husband.

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