Opinion: President Trump’s summit with North Korea was a success
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - After the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, there is now real hope for complete denuclearization of North Korea and progress on other important fronts.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will now hold follow-up talks with North Korean officials “at the earliest possible date." Denuclearization is the main topic on the agenda of those meetings.
Opponents of the administration’s handling of the North Korean summit argue that President Trump’s approach was somehow “too friendly” toward the oppressive dictator Kim Jong Un.
However, these criticisms are coming from the same “pundits” who were setting their hair on fire over President Trump calling Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man” months ago.
So which one do they want? Do they want President Trump to be mean to Kim Jong Un or be nice to Kim Jong Un? What they should want, is for President Trump to succeed in denuclearizing North Korea.
The so-called experts who criticized the president for his approach towards this North Korean summit were nowhere to be found when President Obama entered the disastrous deal with Iran that funds terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, and when President Obama met with dictators, like Raul Castro.
President Trump has been very tough on North Korea but also agile and open to negotiation toward the final goal-- denuclearization.
Here’s the bottom line: The summit with North Korea was a huge success in marking a path toward denuclearization. The critics who refuse to give President Trump his due in order to score cheap political points against him are exhibiting a real bad case of Trump derangement syndrome.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.