The dialogue surrounding North Korea is shifting.
President Trump has been able to do what no president before him has. He’s managed to convince North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to tone down his aggressive rhetoric in favor of a more diplomatic approach.
“We have been told directly that they (North Korea) would like to have the meeting as soon as possible. We think that’s a great thing for the world,” President Trump told reporters at the White House.
“He (Kim) really has been very open and, I think, very honorable from everything we’re seeing… Now, a lot of promises have been made by North Korea over the years but they have never been in this position.”
Last week North Korea stunned the world by announcing plans to cease its nuclear weapons testing program. World leaders have been angling for that outcome for a long time.
“It would be very easy to make a simple deal and claim victory… I m not going to do that. I want them to get rid of their nukes,” Trump said of his upcoming meeting with Kim.
“We’ll see where that will all go… Unlike past administrations, I will leave the table. But I think we have the chance to do something very special.”
Trump already defeated ISIS. Now he’s about to neutralize the threat that’s been emanating from North Korea for years. It’s incredible how effective he is.
Instead of rejoicing that a diplomatic option is on the table, Democrats made a stink about the way Trump spoke of Kim.
“I think it is important for the president to use measured descriptions of Kim Jong-un. In the past, he has not done that. He may have gone a bit far calling him honorable,” Sen. Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate foreign relations committee, said.
(Source: New York Post)