Donald Trump Is Still Leading in Strength with North Korea

Trump wanted a deal with North Korea and knows he can’t get it if we isn’t willing to walk away.

Obviously, North Korea knew that Donald Trump wanted a deal with them. They thought that put them in an advantageous position.

Now they know differently!

The Liberals should have learned differently too—the ones who said, after they had to give up their complaint that Trump wanted a nuclear war, that Trump would be too eager to make a deal. They claimed he would make too many concessions.

The Washington Times reported, “Trump warns North Korea: U.S. military ‘ready if necessary.’

President Trump said Thursday that the U.S. will stand firm with grinding economic sanctions against North Korea, after he canceled his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and warned Pyongyang that the U.S. military is “ready if necessary” to counter any hostile actions.

After days of increasingly threatening rhetoric by North Korean officials, Mr. Trump told Mr. Kim in a letter that he was canceling the denuclearization summit set for June 12 because of the “tremendous anger and open hostility” directed at the U.S.

He was responding in part to a top North Korean diplomat’s warning that the U.S. was facing a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown.”

“You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” Mr. Trump wrote to the North Korean leader.

After days of stinging rhetoric, Pyongyang’s first reaction to the news was unexpectedly mild, a reflection either of alarm on the part of North Korea or an effort to position Kim Jong-un in the public relations battle over the summit. In a statement carried on the state-owned wire service, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said the North still wanted a Kim-Trump summit and was flexible on where and when.

“We express our willingness to sit down face-to-face with the U.S. and resolve issues anytime and in any format,” the minister said in the statement late Thursday. “Our commitment to doing our best for the sake of peace and stability for the world and the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged, and we are open-minded in giving time and opportunity to the U.S.”

The developments capped a whirlwind series of high-level, secretive negotiations that seemed poised to lower tensions between the two countries. On May 9, momentum for the summit appeared to be on the upswing as North Korea released three American captives, who returned with fanfare to Washington with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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