North Korea threats to launch a ballistic missile attack on the US territory of Guam has served as an ideal way for President Donald Trump to move the focus away from domestic issues like the violent protests in Charlottesville, said Daniel Shaw.
Mr Trump promised to react with “fire and fury” as he began a war of words with the rogue state’s despot leader Kim Jong-un.
The North Korean dictator called off his plan to strike a US Air Force base on the Pacific island of Guam, insisting he was ready but would wait on the “foolish Yankee’s” first move, said state media.
The US President has faced another crisis closer to home, with demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent, killing one person.
Mr Trump was criticised for not condemning the alleged neo-Nazi elements who attended the rally in Charlottesville, where civil rights activist Heather Heyer was killed when a car ploughed into a crowd of people protesting at the demonstration.
Mr Shaw insisted the North Korea nuclear crisis, which some fear could spark World War 3, has acted as a “perfect distraction” to the problems faced domestically by Mr Trump.
Speaking to RT, the public affairs expert said: “They want another war, it’s the perfect distraction for Trump after Charlottesville demonstrates just how divided, racist and full of white supremacy this country is.
“Who is Trump to be lecturing anybody abroad when all of the problems we are embroiled with right here in Virginia.”
Donald Trump is also losing grip on his White House administration, according to a senior member of George W Bush’s administration.
Richard Painter, former…
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