Trump told reporters that he doesn’t need to prepare for the summit with North Korea because it is about “attitude.”
Trump said, “I’m very well prepared. I don’t think I have to prepare very much. It’s about attitude. It’s about willingness to get things done, but I think I’ve been preparing for the summit for a long time, as has the other side. I think they’ve been preparing for a long time also, so this isn’t a question of preparation. It’s a question of whether or not people want it to happen, and we’ll know that very quickly.”
Trump is about to make a terrible deal
The North Koreans aren’t going to give up their nuclear weapons. Everyone understands this, but Trump and his administration. Kim Jong-un is looking for his nightmarish regime to be elevated on the world stage, and for as much economic aid as can be conned out of the arrogant and gullible Trump.
The N. Korean regime should be celebrating as soon they heard that the world’s worst negotiator is not preparing for the summit. As president, Trump has shown an ability to blow up deals, but he has no clue how to make them. Trump is desperate. He needs something that he can sell as a “win,” and the fact that he is going to wing it with North Korea means that the American people should expect a deal where the US gives the regime economic aid, and North Korea keeps their nukes.
Think of the worst deal imaginable, and that’s the deal that Trump will make.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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