To the editor:
When I first read the quip put out by President Trump bragging that his nuclear button is “much bigger” than that of Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, I sighed.
I do not find any humor in such a statement.
It is probably true that to leaders of the Western world, such a statement makes the United States look foolish. But the consequence of tweets in American is that Americans can be distracted from focusing on critical world events.
Do we really want to taunt North Korea at this point when they have the capacity to launch missiles with nuclear warheads?
Regardless of party affiliation, we all must resist being distracted by such constant tweets sent out without input from the president’s advisors and cabinet. What is happening today is not the “new normal,” and should never be accepted as such.
There is “real news” out there, and this is what we, as citizens, must focus on.
Eileen W. Fisher