If Trump defeats Kim, will that make it okay for him to have naively gambled with other people's lives?
On the one hand, getting rid of Kim Jong-un's insane dictatorship would surely be a great thing. The North Korean people have a whole lot of healing to do.
On the other hand, Trump is gambling with OTHER people's lives and money. Any costs are coming out of taxpayers' pockets, which infamously does NOT include #PresidentTweety. Much worse is that any lives lost will not be his own. If he bungles "the game" badly enough, that could be MILLIONS of human beings. I think it's even worse that many of Trump's most enthusiastic supporters would dismiss them as little yellow runts (or worse) that don't even count.
On the third hand, going against little Kim could be a smart bet if the Donald had carefully and deeply studied his opponent, but there is no evidence that he has or that he wants to do so. Actually, the evidence is even worse than that, indicating that Trump is not even capable of deep thinking and careful study. It appears that he whipped up this fresh crisis without even discussing things with "his" wise and experienced generals.
More hands to hand, but I think that's enough for now. Whatever happens, we already know that Trump is going to claim 1000% of the credit if things go well and accept 0% of the blame if they don't.