The on-again, off-again relationship between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is definitely off for Thanksgiving, it seems.
Trump, who is the first US President to visit North Korea since the Korean War begin over six decades ago, seemed to be making some real progress with its dainty despot, Kim Jong Un…until he wasn’t.
It wasn’t Trump’s fault, of course; Kim and the North Korean government are both notoriously cagey, often using military maneuvers to garner attention on the world’s stage in hopes of being placated with the lifting of sanctions against the economically turbulent nation.
Apparently, it had been too long since Kim was given the time of day by the Commander in Chief.
North Korea test-fired two more missiles on Thursday morning, making 2019 the busiest year on record for North Korean missile testing.
Timed to coincide with Thanksgiving, the launch on Thursday is the 13th missile launch so far in 2019. Pyongyang has fired a total of 25 missiles this year, as it continues to let its military do the talking in its stalled negotiations with Washington.
The projectiles were fired from Yeonpo in the country’s eastern South Hamgyong Province into the waters off the east coast at around 4:59 p.m. local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.
North Korea has insisted that these tests were in response to continued joint military drills involving both the US and South Korea – an act deemed inappropriate by Kim and his cronies.
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