Okay, that’s not true. Now we know North Korea is filled with liars.
Mike Pence, then the governor of Indiana, said in 2016 he was going to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz during the state’s primary, and then reluctantly decided to endorse the presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.
And then somehow he wound up Trump’s running mate! Sorry North Korea, Mike Pence is no political dummy.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
North Korea’s senior envoy for U.S. affairs renewed a threat to call off a planned summit with President Donald Trump and warned that Pyongyang could “make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined.”
In its most direct language aimed at Washington following a recent rapprochement between the two countries, Choe Son Hui, the North’s vice minister of foreign affairs, said if the June 12 talks were called off, the U.S. could instead face off with North Korea in a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown.”
Ms. Choe’s statement, issued through official state media, called out Vice President Mike Pence, to whom she referred as “a political dummy.”
The Choe also called Pence “ignorant and stupid.”
Don’t get me wrong, I like Mike Pence. A lot. I’m just saying, you know, he worked this VP angle pretty well.
North Korea is mad that Pence brought up Libya in the context of nuclear negotations.
Libya under Muammar Qaddafi, as you are probably aware, had given up its nuclear weapons and wasn’t bothering us. And then Barack Obama, with Hillary’s urging, destroyed his regime. Which serves as a lesson that if you want to stay in power, don’t give up your nukes at the urging of the United States.
Another Obama administration mistake we continue to live with today.