Trump threw a fit as his empty North Korea summit is turning out not to be the hit that he thought it would be.
The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2018
Any American president should have worked to get the hostages back. Keeping Americans safe at home and overseas is considered a part of the presidential oath of office and a basic duty of the presidency, so that is not an accomplishment. North Korea should have never taken the hostages in the first place, so what Trump wants credit for is rewarding hostage takers. Secondly, Trump is the one who promised total denuclearization as an outcome of this summit. When he found out that the North Koreans would not be giving up their nukes, Trump shifted his position to talking is a win.
Most importantly, the North Koreans did not stop their testing and launches because of anything that Trump did. They stopped testing and launching because they had met their goals for the year, and they were out of money.
Trump has already been played by Kim Jong-un, and the fact that he is getting called out on it in some of the media coverage is driving him crazy. From the US perspective, the summit is already a failure. The North Koreans have given up nothing, but have been given what they craved most. Kim Jong-un has been elevated to the same level as the President Of The United States.
The summit has already failed which is why Trump is tantruming from Singapore.
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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