On Thursday night, South Korean officials said that President Trump, Moon Jae-In, and North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un were all willing to converse on the topic of nuclear weapons. President Trump later tweeted that Kim Jung-Un told South Korean officials that he spoke about denuclearization and “not just a freeze”. In the same tweet, he said sanctions against the regime will remain in tact.
So how did this all play out worldwide?
Markets saw green as the U.S economy added 313,000 jobs with a steady wage of 0.1%. Reuters reported that it will be the first time in 20 years North Korea meets with a president. However, according to TIME, no sitting president has ever spoken with North Korea.
Radicals such as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was so enthused by the retrogressing decision made by President Trump. On her show, she said “Why has no sitting American president ever met with a leader from North Korea?” Well frankly, Rachel, no one has had the bowel to. Not Reagan, H.W Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr. and most certainly not Obama, who banned words such as ‘jihad’ and ‘Islam’ due to his level of sensitivity.
Remember, this is the woman who said Trump was going to get the United States into nuclear warfare.
Even if President Trump does in fact have the bigger button, you can make the argument that this will put all ad-hominem rhetoric aside by the two. Many were skeptical about a potential meeting between Kim Jung-Un and President Trump. According to Reuters, “South Korean officials said Friday Trump almost immediately agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, without preconditions, by the end of May.”
No hesitation. And you thought Trump was close minded.
Maybe you can consider this as a risk-and-reward type of deal. Keep in mind he is a businessman whose net worth is over $3B. At first, he goes harsh with the sanctions put by Nikki Haley. Then, you have a CEO that runs the free world and not a agenda driven politician. Lastly, the outcome is this: speaking with a dictator who is willing to give up all nukes in return for no sanctions, trade agreements with the U.S, and aid for North Korea’s people who have been put in labor camps.
This was no ‘legitimizing’ Kim Jung-Un. Kim Jung-Un will continue to starve citizens today, tomorrow, and for days to come. It’s simple: diplomacy. Trump’s criticizers and sought to ‘never get anything done’ thought this had the least chance of happening. But in order for agreements to occur, there needs to be good, successful diplomacy put in place. Trump is arguably the one made to be a good diplomat and negotiator.
While he holds a standard of political incorrectness, he’s on his toes day in and day out, working constantly. Or, drink 8 Diet Cokes and watch 10 hours of TV every day. You choose whether you’d like to be intelligent or dumbfounded by the hysterical mainstream media.
All in all: if President Trump manages to denuclearize Kim Jung-Un and his regime, he may well be a Nobel Peace Prize contender. As much as you may or may not like him, Republican, Democrat, whatever. Stripping a detrimental dictator of approximately 5500 nukes will go down in the history books.
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