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Letter: Trump’s childish response to North Korea is a risky ego trip
01062018 NORTH KOREA
South Korean army soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The news today was, in my opinion, more than enough reason for our country to finally say “adieu” to this White House occupant.

Children taunt their opposition; presidents discuss with their advisers (the knowledgeable ones), then respond instead of give the response I saw on many news shows today. That response was, “I have a bigger, better button than you.” It is a childish response, a taunt, and not a well thought-out response. 

President Donald Trump does indeed have the advantage. But if the North Koreans decide to take a chance and get irritated enough to give it a go and launch one missile, and our defense fails just once and that thing gets through and is able to reach the United States, how many people have we sacrificed just to the satisfaction of one man’s ego? Think that scenario over.

Joseph McGuigan

Gainesville

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