“President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for talks by the end of May, an extraordinary development following months of heightened nuclear tension during which the two leaders exchanged frequent military threats and insults,” the Washington Post reported Thursday.
“Kim has also committed to stopping nuclear and missile testing, even during joint military drills in South Korea next month, Chung Eui-yong, the South Korean national security adviser, told reporters at the White House on Thursday. Chung extended the invitation from Kim to meet while briefing Trump on the four-hour dinner he had with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang on Monday.”
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018
If the meeting does take place, Trump will be the first American president to meet with the leader of the North Korean regime. Liberal snark poured from the sky in the Twitterverse, of course, but even a CNN host had to admit that if his administration is successful in its peacekeeping efforts with North Korea, Trump “would be going down as a great president, and there’s no way around that”:
CNN’s Erin Burnett: If Trump solves the North Korea problem he “would be going down as a great president, and there’s no way around that.” pic.twitter.com/xPTP0dF0fm
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2018