SIMON BARBER: Donald Trump is the threat in North Korean crisis
‘The real danger comes from the White House being occupied by an insecure boob whose own party is starting to desert him’
Sometimes it helps to have a narcissistic ignoramus in the White House. As we hover near the edge of a new Korean war, this may be one of those times. China President Xi Jinping has the measure of President Donald Trump, having spent a couple of days with him at his Mar-a-Lago beach palace last April. That would explain why, on Monday, he was happy to make unanimous the UN Security Council vote to tighten sanctions on North Korea. He knows a problem child when he sees one. North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has company. In fact, as the Korean crisis escalates, the other guy with odd hair may be the more alarming of the two. Kim may soon have the ability to land a nuclear warhead on a US city, but if anyone is going to fire the first shot at this point, it looks more likely to be Trump. That’s what would be keeping me awake if I were Xi.We don’t know how his tête à tête with Trump really went, but thanks to the Washington Post’s sources, we now have verbatim Trump’s conversations with tw...