The Trump Kim Summit in Hanoi was cut short when President Trump walked away from negotiations after not linking the terms.
While twitter and some entertainment journalists like Jim Acosta seemed to enjoy the though of a failure during the 2 leaders second meeting, even some of Trump’s most harsh critics voiced their displeasure the at gloating.
California (D) Rep. Ted Lieu has this to say:
The hashtag #TrumpFail is trending and I find it inappropriate. People should not be hoping the President fails or taking pleasure in his failure on the global stage. Whether you like @realDonaldTrump or not, he represents America in foreign affairs. We want America to succeed.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 28, 2019
President Donald Trump cut short his two-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, ending the talks early and leaving empty-handed as he returns to Washington facing heavy scrutiny over his former lawyer Michael’s Cohen’s testimony to Congress.
At a press conference in the Vietnamese capital, Trump said talks broke down because Kim demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea. Downplaying the setback, Trump said negotiations would continue and that he thinks the two leaders will “end up being very good friends.”
“They wanted the sanctions lifted in entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said, portraying Kim’s proposal as a blanket removal of sanctions in exchange for the closure of the Yongbyon nuclear facility, North Korea’s most important research and production site. “We had to walk away from that.”
Kim Departed the following day and returned to North Korea.
Then According to Fox News, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released a statement saying that he “is willing to sit down again with President Trump for denuclearization talks in the near future despite the two leaders not reaching a deal this week during their highly anticipated Hanoi summit, North Korean state media reported Friday.
As many gloated at failure it is very important to note Kim’s continued commitment to negotiate both after and during the meetings.
For anyone that missed it or is hypnotized by organizations like CNN, During a Thursday press conference before his discussion with President Trump, a reporter asked North Korea’s Kim Jong Un if he was willing to denuclearize.
“If not I’m willing to do that, I wouldn’t be here right now,” Kim responded through an interpreter.