- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

MSNBC political analyst and author Anand Giridharadas weighed in on President Trump’s tweet Tuesday evening mocking North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, saying the president’s “profound sexual insecurity” has the potential of “literally” annihilating our existence.

Mr. Giridharadas was referring to a tweet by the president that taunted Mr. Kim as having an inferior “Nuclear Button” to his.

Mr. Giridharadas said the tweet symbolizes Mr. Trump’s “sexual and masculine insecurities,” which have the potential of triggering a full-blown nuclear war.

“As we saw all through 2017, men with profound sexual insecurity can wreak a lot of havoc in the lives of women, in the lives of their families,” he told MSNBC host Joy Reid, in a clip flagged by Grabien News. “But perhaps never have we seen a man whose profound sexual and masculine insecurities are literally threatening to annihilate the planet.

“I mean, the way he’s literally capitalizing in that tweet his ‘Nuclear Button,’” he continued. “Any psychiatrist or psychologist would have a field day with that, but we all live in a world that could literally be ended, in terms of a habitable planet, because of this sad man’s insecurities.”

Mr. Giridharadas went on to declare that “never has there been a better opportunity to save a republic in our lifetimes.”

He said the president’s hardline supporters are a “shrinking” demographic and that now is the time for people who believe in a more tolerant and diverse America, namely Democrats, to reach out and persuade centrists.

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