Victory: 3 'Problem' Nations Tested Trump, He Sent Them Crawling Back


President Donald Trump has a tough job. All presidents do.

While holding the most powerful office in history, a president is bound to be tested. Political opponents, terrorists, foreign rivals, and even foreign allies all wait like hungry jackals for the smallest gap to exploit.

Trump has been tested, perhaps more than any president since World War II.

One of the first challenges was from North Korea.

The hermit kingdom wasted no time in ramping up war rhetoric, promising to bury Washington, D.C. in a sea of radioactive ash. These threats soon became more realistic as Kim Jong Un’s scientists developed a missile with a range long enough to strike the continental United States.

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Without batting an eye, Trump went to gunboat diplomacy. He parked a few aircraft carriers within striking distance of North Korea, ensuring Lil’ Kim was most definitely shaking in his size 4 boots.

In no time at all, supreme leader Kim was begging to meet and talk things out.

Not to be outdone on the list of communist countries doing stupid things, China decided to test Trump’s resolve to put the American economy first.

They got a much different response than they did with Bill Clinton.

After only months of tariffs, Chinese president Xi Jinping is facing growing criticism over his decision to not back down in the face of hurricane Trump. As the New York Post points out, some are even braving China’s police state policies to criticize their president.

For a country that’s implemented the ‘Great Firewall of China’ to keep its citizens from accessing anti-government information, this dissent harbors a real possibility of spiraling out of control.

Last but not least, we have Iran.

Starkly anti-American since their Islamic revolution, Iran has done their best to challenge the United States at every turn.

Then-President Barack Obama infamously handed over a cash ransom for the return of U.S. sailors captured by Iran’s navy.

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Now in the midst of an economic crisis, Trump’s sanctions have done wonders to further the chaos. Protesters are flooding the streets, and strikes are becoming more and more frequent.

Handled well, Iran can hope for a long road to recovery. Handled poorly, and Iran has regime change and even possible civil war to look forward to.

Trump continues to hammer Iran, going so far as to level threats against any company willing to do business with the rogue nation.

While they have not accepted defeat yet, they are most certainly diminished in their ability to do our citizens harm.

If his head is not on a pike by then, the Ayatollah is most certainly going to be rooting for anyone BUT Trump in the 2020 elections.

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Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
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