For the #Donald Trump administration, the month of April has been consumed and dominated by foreign policy decisions. As tensions with #North Korea continue to escalate, the president is not backing down his use of social media in the war of words against the rival nation.
Trump's Twitter warning
Earlier this month, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on his own people.
The results left close to 100 innocent people dead, including women and children. The images of the deceased reportedly bothered not just Donald Trump, but First Daughter Ivanka to the point that she pushed her father to make a move. Within 48 hours, the former host of "The Apprentice" ordered the #United States military to fire off 59 tomahawk cruise missiles to strike an airbase in Syria. While the majority of nations around the world approved of the United States reaction, others weren't too pleased, North Korea used the opportunity defend their use of nuclear weapon testing, which has since concluded with the failed launch of a missile over the weekend. In response to the current clash with North Korea, Trump voiced his thoughts on Twitter on April 16.
Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
Even before he sent out a "Happy Easter" tweet, Donald Trump took to Twitter to lash out over the issue with North Korea. The first message was in reference to Trump not labeling China a currency manipulator during his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" Trump asked, before adding, "We will see what happens!"
Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before. Frankly, we have no choice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
In a follow-up tweet just an hour later, Donald Trump once again bragged about beefing up the military, warning that the United States has "no choice," in an apparent hint of a potential military fight with North Korea. "Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before," Trump tweeted out, before warning, "Frankly, we have no choice!"
After only three months in power, Donald Trump is already coming under fire for not just his actions on critical foreign policy issues, but also his rhetoric. Just last week, North Korea's vice foreign minister warned against Trump's use of Twitter, calling his tweets "aggressive." In addition to the strike against Syria and the rift with North Korea, the United States also dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in history in Afghanistan last week, targeting tunnels used by the Islamic State (ISIS), reportedly killing 94 members of the terrorist group in the process.