Now, yes, I know that this has come under a wee bit of criticism, with some pointing out that that's not how international diplomacy works, and that it's seriously dangerous, showing the pitfalls most notably with North Korea pushing towards nuclear war. For starters. Not to mention problems remaining in the Middle East. And with the Iran nuclear agreement. (Nukes do show up here a lot...) And the Russia sanctions -- along with pretty much everything Russian. And China. And...well, okay, we get the point.
But I have a different perspective on it. Me, I think it's great. Because finally! At last Trump is on the record saying that if anything goes wrong with the State Department, he's the one to blame.
Of course, this clearly wasn't just a slip of the flapping tongue, since Trump has said things like this before -- that "I alone can fix it" and that he knows more about ISIS than all the generals. So, this is simply who he is. But still, for all his self-mania, you have to admit, "I'm the only one that matters" is still pretty good even by his standards.
And in the end, me being me, when I read Trump's statement, I couldn't help but think of a song from a musical that fits spot-on perfectly. I've posted it here previously, but it's too ideal not to repeat it here. The song is from the utterly bizarre move musical, ...Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? It has a score by Anthony Newley and Herbert Kretzmer (who wrote the lyrics to Les Miserables). This is the final, egregiously egomanical number of pure bombast that, at the climax of the movie, somehow is able to top the two hours of mind-numbing egocentric pontification that went on before and lead up to it. It's a song called, "I'm All I Need."
It's amazing how well it fits.