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The 13 most bonkers moments from the Trump Kim summit. No you’re not hallucinating

The 13 most bonkers moments from the Trump Kim summit. No you’re not hallucinating

After wrapping up a historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, President Trump told reporters on Tuesday he is halting the "war games" consisting of joint military exercises with South Korea.

As the president explained it, the video was an elevator pitch - the sort of glitzy production that Trump might have once used to persuade an investor to finance a hotel and that he now hopes will persuade the leader of one of the most repressive regimes in the world to end almost 70 years of worldwide isolation and militant hostility to the United States.

"But I think this was important in that it signals that Trump and his team are in this for a long term negotiation".

I thought it was well done, I showed it to you because that's the future, I mean, that could very well be the future.

Honestly, I think he's going to do these things.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called the meeting a "major first step", in US-North Korea relations, but not a decisive one if North Korea does not follow through.

In a refreshing but startling moment of honesty, the president admitted that he'll probably dodge responsibility for the summit should the relationship between Trump and Kim go sideways. He said it would "increase the pressure on Iran" to give up its nuclear infrastructure and capabilities. "We are proud of Otto and miss him". The agreement required Iran to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for relief from worldwide sanctions.

He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing United States troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the USA was "prepared to take what will be security assurances that are different, unique, than America's been willing to provide previously".

Trump added in his remarks on Tuesday that the deal "cannot be renegotiated in any way".

The 13 most bonkers moments from the Trump Kim summit. No you’re not hallucinating
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"It's a victory for North Korea, in having initiated an open-ended, drawn-out negotiation process that ensnares the USA into not enforcing sanctions", said Lee.

Japan, the chief US ally in the region, got none of what it wanted - Kim made no promise to address the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, and he offered no limits on his ballistic missile programs.

While President Trump might be correct that his threat to rain "fire and fury" on the Korean Peninsula helped get Kim to the table (and perhaps persuaded Xi to cajole him there), the opportunity to convert that leverage into real denuclearization has been squandered.

On Tuesday, when President Donald Trump unveiled his agreement, he excoriated past presidents for failing to make the issue a "priority" and hailed his own document as "very, very comprehensive".

"Our ultimate objective is to bring North Korea out of the hermit kingdom that it has been for many decades and make sure that they abide by global norms, whether it is nuclear non-proliferation or universal human rights".

Trump admitted that some of the imagery he pitched may have been a little far-fetched, as North Korea is mired in poverty, internationally isolated, and has been mismanaged for decades by a family of dictators - Kim, his father and grandfather.

The meeting was the first between a sitting United States president and a North Korean leader. This side of the commander-in-chief came out during his meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un when Trump showed an action movie-style trailer he had made for the occasion. He explained that they're too expensive anyway and, besides, they are quite provocative to North Korea.

Still, those talks tried to nail the regime down to more specific concessions, including a 2005 commitment to abandoning "all nuclear weapons and existing programs and returning, at an early date", to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The promise "to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" is meaningless: North Korea has consistently used that formulation to suggest it might give up its nukes one day - so long as the USA does as well.


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