What a time to be alive! To witness a president of the United States dismissively tell a brutal communist dictator, “thanks for the hostages,” is a truly special thing.
Of course, Trump waved off Kim Jong-un on Thursday knowing the “Rocket Man” would realize he made a mistake and come lumbering back to the negotiating table, albeit with an adjusted tone. In a Friday press release that followed Trump’s au revoir, Pyongyang said: “I would like to conclude that President Trump’s statement on the North Korea-U.S. summit is a decision that is not in line with the wishes of the humankind who hope for the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula as well as the world.” That is quite a 180 in rhetoric.
One day after the president dumped a moody Kim, the White House reported “very productive talks” about having the summit after all. Come Saturday, Trump said renewed talks were “doing very well” and after convening in secret at the behest of Kim, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reported that Pyongyang was willing to discuss “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” By Sunday, U.S. officials were in North Korea to help organize the summit that, “experts” say, was canceled because Trump was “worried North Korea would beat him to it.”
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