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President Trump would meet with Kim Jong-un, but now’s not the time

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President Trump would meet with Kim Jong-un but nows not the time

It is “far too early” to sit down and have a one-on-one discussion with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, President Trump told Sharyl Attkisson at the outset of his five-nation Asia tour. The nuclear ambitions and erratic behavior of the North Korean leader will be the top point of discussion as the President meets with world leaders on his tour.

It may be too early, but the President indicated he would be willing to meet with Kim. This is the first time he’s indicated that willingness since entering the Oval Office. In fact, he said would “sit down with anybody.”

North Korea has been provocative with the United States, South Korea, and Japan since the young leader took over for his father’s death in 2011. The negative sentiment has ratcheted up in recent months with nuclear weapons tests reportedly being held regularly.

“I don’t think it’s strength or weakness, I think sitting down with people is not a bad thing,” the President told Attkisson. “So I would certainly be open to doing that [sitting down with Kim] but we’ll see where it goes. I think we’re far too early.”

Speaking to U.S. troops in Japan, President Trump used harsher words about North Korea without mentioning them by name.

“No one, no dictator, no regime … should underestimate American resolve,” Trump said.

There’s no reason to believe Kim will take the President up on his offer. The stance they portray for their isolated citizens is one of strength against an imperialistic America bent on North Korea’s destruction. Formal talks with the United States government is not on North Korea’s agenda.

Further Reading

Donald Trump: I would sit down for talks with Kim Jong-un

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/05/donald-trump-i-would-sit-down-for-talks-with-kim-jong-un“You are the greatest threat to tyrants and dictators who seek to prey on the innocent,” he said, adding that authoritarian regimes could also take the route “towards prosperity and peace”.

“No nation should ever underestimate American resolve,” said Trump, who did not refer to North Korea by name. “Every once a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them, was it? We will never yield, never waver and never falter in defence of our people, our freedom and our great American flag.”

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  1. ed

    November 6, 2017 at 10:51 am

    After Trump’s mockery, taunting and public name-calling of Kim Jong-Un, why would Kim Jong-Un want to meet with Trump ?

    He’s currently in a pretty good position where he’s got the US militarily paralyzed due to Trump’s fear of offending China and losing his personal profits from Chinese-made goods while causing panic among the left-coast liberals that fear a nuclear attack from his over-hyped missile “capability”.

    Meanwhile, he how has the upper hand in negotiations because the world is now recognizing Trump as the blowhard buffoon he is and that nothing Trump says or tweets means anything 24 hours after it’s said because Trump’s administration is always there to walk back and reverse Trump’s idiocy. Kim Jong-Un also has the moral authority that Trump long ago squandered with his public acts of perversion and his tweets and public delusions of importance and dictatorship.

    Since Trump refuses to listen to his advisors and experts and Kim Jon-Un is clearly listening to his people that have experience in foreign relations, Trump is at a severe disadvantage and we should be GLAD that Kim Jong-Un will not meet with Trump. We can keep at least a SMALL measure of our dignity and national pride.

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