President Donald Trump further legitimized North Korea this week by meeting with Kim Jong Un at the DMZ before stepping into North Korea itself, only to attack American journalists to impress his fellow dictator.
Rather than simply coming back to the United States after the G-20 summit, Trump chose to stop by the Korean peninsula to continue sucking up to Kim Jong Un.
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During the visit, he met Kim at the DMZ and took a few steps into North Korea before talking to reporters.
“Stepping across that line was a great honor,” Trump said even though a brutal dictator like Kim deserves no such recognition from the so-called “leader of the free world.”
Trump even further stained the office he holds by inviting Kim to the White House and gushed that the murderous dictator “understands” him.
And then he attacked and insulted the press while praising Kim.
“When I put out the social media notification, if he didn’t show up the press was going to make me look very bad,” Trump claimed. “He made us both look very good.”
Here’s the video via MSNBC:
After the meeting, Trump continued praising Kim Jong Un.
Leaving South Korea after a wonderful meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Stood on the soil of North Korea, an important statement for all, and a great honor!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2019
While Trump’s biggest cheerleaders were busy kissing his a** over the meeting, experts and other observers were not fooled.
North Korea is now acting like a normalized nuclear power.
Less rockets flying toward our allies + personnel in the region is a positive security development, but Trump taking 20 small steps into NK was a giant leap backward for global nonpro efforts.@FareedZakaria heading 2U
— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) June 30, 2019
President @realDonaldTrump meets with Kim Jong Un.
North Korea continues to build nuclear weapons.
Another typical Trump “show.” https://t.co/j1aChAWPD2
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 30, 2019
Trump really loves really brutal dictators.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 30, 2019
The more hellos, photo ops, beautiful letters, and supplication by Trump that occur without concrete progress toward CVID, the less likely that national policy goal will ever be achieved.
But Trump’s narcissistic needs—via this sort of TV coverage—will be amply supplied. https://t.co/PW3Ku0upFE
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 30, 2019
Otto Warmbier was arrested by North Korean officials and held for one year five months and ten days. This is an American who made international news. There’s no way Kim Jong Un wasn’t in on it all, US intelligence and federal courts agree. Trump chose North Korea over America.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 30, 2019
For all those Christians who support president trump: did you know that North Korea leader tortures and kills Christians on a daily basis? Food for thought.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) June 30, 2019
“Doing something stupid, that nobody has been stupid enough to do before, doesn’t make it ‘historic.’ It’s just doing something stupid that nobody has been stupid enough to do before.” – @AndyLassnerhttps://t.co/LstqpOYIjs
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) June 30, 2019
I’m so old, I remember when Obama said we should try talking to North Korea and Republicans screamed “TREASON” so loud their colons turned inside out.
Good times. Good times. https://t.co/d6i4hH0Dd1
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) June 30, 2019
This meeting is not a step forward. It’s a step backward. North Korea has no need to denuclearize because Trump is giving Kim Jong Un everything he wants without having to do a thing in return except flatter Trump with letters. It’s disgraceful and threatens our national security and weakens our foreign policy.
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