Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea


Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea

To hold further talks.

The US would suspend "provocative" war games it holds with South Korea. "Complete denuclearization" certainly encompasses that idea very clearly".

"We're going to denuke North Korea", Trump told VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren, adding that USA troops stationed in South Korea will remain in place, but announcing one concession long-sought by North Korea was included in the document signed earlier in the day. You can see the problem.

Joseph Essertier: I think it's good to see there's a dialogue going on now between the governments of the USA and North Korea but unfortunately there is still little dialogue on a grassroots level between Americans and North Koreans because the country is in a state of war and has been continuously since the 1930's.

In agreeing to the summit, Trump risked granting Kim his long-sought recognition on the world stage in hopes of ending the North's nuclear program. "And at the point that it's concluded they are not, the president's commitment to not have those joint exercises take place will no longer be in effect". Trump at the time condemned the North Korean government and its lack of "basic human decency".

Trump, who starred on NBC's reality show "The Apprentice" before entering politics, told reporters he was "not concerned at all" that the film could be used as propaganda, adding, "We could use that video for other countries". As Trump himself has acknowledged, more summits are likely to be necessary.

"I was just trying to absorb the whole thing of what was happening". I've done great at it.

Not only did Trump meet Kim - he embraced him. To show vision and leadership? "He had a lot to do with us being here today", Trump said.

Pompeo also cautioned that the US would resume "war games" with close ally South Korea if the North stops negotiating in good faith. To the diplomatic establishment, the appearance of a deal is always more important than its substance. I think the border got a little more open.

They first met Tuesday for about 40 minutes alone, except for their translators, before bringing in delegations from their respective sides for a working lunch. "Trying to reason with someone like that is like trying to hand feed a shark".

Trump explained he didn't need to record the specifics of his oral agreements with Kim "because he has "one of the great memories of all time" - except when it comes to Stormy Daniels, then it's all a blur", Kimmel said.

On the whole, though, if Trump's worldwide diplomacy is theater, it is bad theater.

Looking for news you can trust? This followed on the heels of an acrimonious meeting with the world's leading free societies, the G-7, where Trump went to bat for Russian Federation and followed up with a very public spat with our closest and (usually) friendliest neighbor, Canada. "When you take over a tough country, tough people, and take over from your father - I don't care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have".

The sprawling factory park in Kaesong, home to a stalled inter-Korean industrial complex, was shuttered in February 2016 to punish North Korea for its fourth nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch. And they probably believe, correctly, that this was a good thing. For the U.S., its 30,000 or so troops in South Korea represent a foothold on the Asian mainland and a major check on China's growing global ambitions.