Tim Naftali is the former Nixon Presidential Library Director.
Tim went on CNN and claimed that President Donald Trump makes rogue regime North Korea and dictator Kim Jong-un ‘look reasonable.’ Kim, of course, ordered the death of his stepbrother and has no qualms about killing and starving his own people.
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Naftali said, “[H]e is so good at the game of poker, international poker, that he has managed to make a man who ordered the murder of his stepbrother — Kim Jong-un — look reasonable. Donald Trump’s policy has managed to make the North Korean regime look reasonable because of the steps it has taken to have a dialogue with South Korea. Now, that, to me, is not the sign of an intelligent American policy. And yet, the president promises us that he’s smarter than all of his predecessors and that he will figure out something that none of them has figured out, up to now. It’s dubious. Because he never gives us details. It’s always these grand statements without detail.”
"He has managed to make a man, who ordered the murder of his stepbrother – Kim Jong Un – look reasonable. Donald Trump's policy has managed to make the North Korean regime look reasonable." – Tim Naftali https://t.co/D1hes1WI2C pic.twitter.com/aEzR7Muxor
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) January 18, 2018
More on Naftali’s Trump-bashing. He wrote this piece for liberal rag Slate in May 2017:
Firing an acting attorney general, threatening widespread investigations against civil servants, characterizing unfriendly press as enemies of the state. And with the possibility of collusion with a foreign power inspiring suspicions of a cover-up involving a sitting president, is it any wonder that nearly 45 years later, we have Richard Nixon on the mind? For a generation whose context for understanding presidential misdeeds is the Watergate scandal, it’s worth asking: How Nixonian is the Donald Trump administration so far?
For a time, Trump might not have minded the comparison; he so admires aspects of the disgraced 37th president that he proudly displays in the Oval Office a framed letter in which Nixon prophesied a future political career for the Manhattan developer. There are some important differences in the men themselves. Richard Nixon was an introvert, and Trump, though he does seem to like being alone, is more the extrovert. Even more importantly, Nixon was a skilled lawyer and had legislative and executive experience at the federal level before taking the oath of office. Although he did not like Washington much more than Donald Trump does, Nixon, at least, understood it.
Yet more striking to me, as a former director of the Nixon Library, are the similarities, some of which may be surprising to those not steeped in the folkways of Nixonland. The historical Nixon and Trump share the quality of extreme pettiness. Trump’s tweets have betrayed his thin skin and his incessant desire for personal advantage. Nixon’s pettiness is all over the released Oval Office tapes. But the example that is truly Trumpian involved the building of the president’s library in 1990. Nixon authored a “urinal memo” which stipulated that while there should be many urinals in the public men’s room on the ground floor, the men’s room downstairs, on the floor where archivists would eventually work, should have only one urinal. As the first library director told me when I arrived in Nixonland years later, it was “to make those bureaucrats wait.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
Naftali and those on the left cannot be trusted to give an honest assessment.
Hey, Tim. How’s your 401K doing at the moment?