While Trump fans are ecstatic over his big diplomatic “victory” of agreeing to meet with an evil dictator other people are not so optimistic, and they have been expressing their reservations on Twitter ever since the announcement was made.
Some people think the announcement is nothing but an attempt to distract from Trump’s problems:
How do you distract from a porn star payoff scandal, the fact you committed treason, your collusion with Russia, the destruction of America, the WH mass exodus & the fact you're the most disliked person on the planet?
Agree to meet with Kim Jong Un, that's how. What a joke.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 9, 2018
They're trying to deregulate the banks again.
"Yeah but look, Stormy Daniels!"
It'll inevitably lead to instability and another crash.
"North Korea wants a sit down."
Are US citizens that easy to distract? ????
— Just J #MMT (@consbyname) March 9, 2018
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) March 9, 2018
Others think that Trump may not be the best person to negotiate for the U.S. in talks with North Korea:
The United States is sending the former host of Celebrity Apprentice who has filed bankruptcy 6 times, been involved in 3,500 lawsuits, and is currently under investigation to negotiate with North Korea. What could possibly go wrong? ????
— Ryan Knight #BlueWave2018 ???? (@ProudResister) March 9, 2018
Of course without a Korean ambassador, there is no one else available to represent the U.S.
Rep. Ted Lieu says "any diplomacy and dialogue (with North Korea) is good," but it's unacceptable that we don't have a US ambassador to South Korea. It's like "playing a high stakes game of basketball against your opponent with half your team missing." https://t.co/PkOXMwRIB5
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) March 9, 2018
Some think Trump acted too quickly and doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Trump is rushing into a risky summit without having gotten anything substantial in return and without having even consulted the State Department. As usual he doesn’t know what he’s doing. My @PostOpinions column: https://t.co/Xoh966TBGH
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) March 9, 2018
We are sending an idiot who couldn't negotiate a deal with a porn star to
negotiate with North Korea .
— Dan O'C (@danoc214) March 9, 2018
Others say Trump is being taken advantage of by Kim Jong
After calling Trump's approach to North Korea too hardcore and threatening nuclear war, #MorningJoe is now saying Trump is weak and 'being played' by accepting a meeting with Kim Jong-Un! pic.twitter.com/HOlQDaLJYR
— Boston????????Bobblehead (@DBloom451) March 9, 2018
Experts think that Trump and his harsh rhetoric have had nothing to do with North Korea’s desire to have a meeting with him, but the pressure is coming from elsewhere.
North Korea have been forced to the table by the overtures of South Korea, and pressure from China. It had VERY little to do with Trump. Trump’s aggressive rhetoric has done nothing but slow progress down. If another leader spoke about Trump like that how would he react?
— Richard Goldsmith (@richardlg999) March 9, 2018
Then there’s this question: Are we sure we’re sending our best people to negotiate over nuclear weapons?
The 2 negotiators we sent to North Korea:
Dennis Rodman & Donald Trump
— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS ???????? (@TopRopeTravis) March 9, 2018
Does Trump even understand what North Korea is trying to do here? https://twitter.com/AsCorrespondent/status/972056904607420417
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) March 9, 2018
Of course, many skeptics will find humor in the North Korea announcement. Rob Reiner asks an interesting question.
Goes without saying, we all want peace with North Korea. But if you had to bet, what comes first? Peace or impeachment?
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 9, 2018
If trump gets held hostage in North Korea for fucks sake nobody pay the ransom,even if it’s only £20 ????
— Paul B Lyons. (@plyons45) March 9, 2018
Donald Trump is set to rule out North Korea as the location for his meeting with Kim Jong-un after aides informed him there aren’t any McDonald’s.
— JOE Politics (@PoliticsJOE_UK) March 9, 2018
And questions about the ultimate location for the proposed meeting.
The leaks from North Korea have already started!
What is the extradition policy between the U.S. and North Korea? I’m guessing we don’t have one. I’m guessing @realDonaldTrump knows that too. I say let him go.
— 105.5 The Moon (@TheMoonOfSalem) March 9, 2018
And finally, there is this hopeful thought – maybe Trump will just stay there!
Seriously? No. But wouldn't it be fun if he's seeking asylum? Trump Tower North Korea.
— Carly The Nasty Genius Woman #Resist (@ondinemonet) March 9, 2018
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