If you want to distract the public from your awful internal policies, all you need is an external enemy - sometimes at least as crazy as you - to project your iron leadership. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, evolves into the best 'actor' to play the role for Donald Trump.
As Donnie takes back all his promises, with the more-tax-cuts-for-the-plutocracy bill as his latest 'achievement', Kim Jong-un's statements come to give him the perfect opportunity to drive attention of the US citizens away from what's going on inside the US and what would be the awful implications of his policies for the majority of the Americans.
Trump grabbed the opportunity to respond to latest Kim Jong-un's statements that his country's nuclear forces were now “completed” and that the nuclear launch button was always within easy reach, tweeting:
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
As has been described, Trump appears to be desperate to present something positive after his rapid and unconditional retreat from his pre-election positions towards almost everything that shapes the US neocon/neoliberal establishment agenda.
So, what he does, is to provoke, or respond instantly to Kim Jong-un every time things are getting ugly inside, and the deep state is pushing him to escalate tension with Russia.
But while these clowns are playing their dangerous games, we don't even dare to think the consequences in case of some kind of accident ...