Trump Meets Kim Jong Un in North Korea, Nuclear Talks Resume

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Trump became the first sitting president to step into North Korea. Kim Jon Un accepted a last-minute invite from Trump.

The Wall Street Journal reports Trump Steps Into North Korea as Two Sides Agree to Restart Nuclear Talks

Mr. Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to step inside North Korea, calling it a great honor and stopping for photos. The two walked some 19 steps into the North, then returned to the boundary—where the president posed a question to Mr. Kim.

“Would you like to come over?” he asked.

Mr. Kim agreed, and made an unexpected visit to the “Freedom House” building on the South Korean side.

There he sat down with Mr. Trump and answered several questions, saying he had been surprised by the last-minute U.S. request to meet.

The two leaders, joined by several members of their nuclear teams, then headed into a closed-door meeting that lasted nearly an hour. They emerged with the commitment to jump-start nuclear talks, which had stalled after February’s summit in Vietnam ended abruptly without a deal.

“We’re not looking for speed. We’re looking to get it right,” Mr. Trump said after the meeting. “We’re on a very good path. This was a terrific day.”

The meeting was supposed to be brief but lasted over an hour.

Newsweek called it a "Clown Show"

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My Take

One can question Trump's motives, but this was a good move.

He should try the same with Cuba and Iran. Tariffs and sanctions have gotten Trump nowhere.

But roadblocks remain. North Korea wants sanctions removed first, the US wants to see progress first.

Mike "Mish" Shedlocks

Comments (20)
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Webej
Webej

The purists who denounce any rapprochement with "tainted" leaders (usually echoing humanitarian indignation points fed to them by the MSM with little room for the much broader world of indignities or relative context) prefer to be "right" in their splendid isolation than to attempt engagement, whatever the outcome. They do not seem to realize that this rarified moral high ground does not change anything but reinforces the conditions in which the subjects of their indignities live.

Bardenio
Bardenio

All the morons who prefer war instead of diplomacy don't understand the saying... Keep you're friends close, and your enemies closer. Peace just may break out.

SMF
SMF

You know an issue has become political (instead of logical) when your opinion about it depends on what your political party says.

If Obama had done this, a lot of the current critics would be demanding that he get a Nobel for this.

Je'Ri
Je'Ri

It took real cajones for DJT to do that, because aside from some deranged Nork ruining his day, it would have been the perfect time and place for the Deep State to kill two birds with one stone. It is ironic that the MSM, which for years scolded US leadership for not talking to the Russians, North Koreans, etc., are now outraged (unhinged, judging by those Tweets) that DJT would dare to talk them.

Stuki
Stuki

The sheer amount of press, and subsequent "authority", the Juntas of the decaying West, and the Kim dynasty, have both been able to sucker out of their similarly pliant and well indoctrinated sheeplings; by playing along and pretending some isolated, illegitimate communist backwater incapable of developing a rice cooker, have somehow developed their own, no strings, nukes; has got to be one of the most spectacular demonstrations of how "world's political elite vs everyone else", not "nation state vs nation state", is the true game being played.