So who might have predicted any of what has happened in the past 24 hours?
North Korea has accused the Donald Trump administration of pushing a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization” and called it “deeply regrettable”. This took place only hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his two days of talks in the North Korean capital were “productive.”
While North Korea has taken such tactics over the decades when it comes to negotiations, there is a difference this time given the lay of the land.
Trump told the American people, leading up to the summit with the North Korean leader, that he would know in a minute if Kim were serious. Trump said he would just trust his gut. That’s what he does, Trump told us. And then Trump told us following the summit that Kim was serious. Trump added our nation could sleep with ease as result of the summit.
But Kim has now basically told the world through actions and words that Trump is a dumb fool.
North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons–as the very definition of denuclearization means vastly different things between the West and the Kim regime. What Trump has done with the short-sighed summit–which this blogger was opposed to–was nothing more than to elevate Kim’s international stature. The result of this move by Trump might very well allow Kim to be even bolder and potentially more reckless.
And with what he have seen with Trump’s other foreign policy mistakes we can only assume that Russian President Putin, upon meeting Trump in several days, will eat his lunch and take all his pocket money for the week.