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MSNBC Panel Unloads on ‘Madman’ Trump for Handling of North Korea


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<p>During Monday&rsquo;s <em>The 11<sup>th</sup> Hour</em> on MSNBC, serial liar Brian Williams trotted of an expert panel of Trump critics and let them loose to smear the President&rsquo;s actions against North Korea. &ldquo;On the one hand, Brian, when you have a dangerous stand-off with a nuclear-armed adversary, of course, you would like to think that within our government we have stability, methodical planning, every step is very calculated,&rdquo; declared <em>Politico</em>&rsquo;s Michael Crowley, &ldquo;And I&#39;m not sure we can be certain that that&rsquo;s happening in this administration right now.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Crowley began his comments by suggesting that Trump&rsquo;s approach to foreign policy is that of Nixon&rsquo;s &ldquo;madman theory.&rdquo; Basically, the theory says you act so unpredictably that your adversary can&rsquo;t predict your actions and will come to the table to negotiate.</p>

<p>&ldquo;But I definitely see that as part of the strategy here, to kind of psych the North Koreans out, to try to dislodge this status quo, by suggesting we&#39;re just crazy enough to do the thing that George W. Bush or Barack Obama would never do,&rdquo; he explained, &ldquo;I just don&#39;t think it has a high probability of working.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Those comments opened the floodgates and unleashed anti-Trump condemnation from the other commentators.&nbsp;</p>