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Trump Says Democrats May Have Contributed to Failure of Kim Talks

Well, I doubt it, because I don’t think Kim Jong-un was watching the House Oversight Committee hearings. But still, the staging of a hearing in which the president was repeatedly attacked while overseas — not to mention at a nuclear summit — shows that for Democrats, partisanship comes before country. Criticism of any sitting president used to be muted when the president was overseas. Not

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Trump Gets Played by Kim Jong-un Yet Again

President Trump continues to let a murderous thirty-something dictator wall all over him, at great peril to the United States. As you are probably aware, Trump came home early from his meeting in Vietnam with Kim Jong-un without any deal. As I’ve written again and again, Kim Jong-un is not interested in a nuclear agreement. He will never give up his program or his missiles.

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Trump Gifts Kim Jong-un a Recording of Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea bearing a gift from President Trump for Kim Jong-un, a recording to Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” South Korea’s Chosunilbo news agency reports. According to the story: Sources in Washington said the gifts reflect Trump’s expectations that Kim will follow through on the pledges in an agreement the two signed at their summit. One diplomatic source in

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More Evidence Kim Jong-un is Playing Trump for a Chump

See, this is what I’m talking about. I keep saying that Kim Jong-un is putting on a big show of wanting a deal because he got scared that President Trump was going to attack him before he could complete his nuclear ICBM program and be able to strike the United States. But you don’t believe me. You think Trump is a genius and could never

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Video || Trump Touts Kim Summit Result as North Korea Closes In on Nuclear ICBM

Trump touts what he says is a deal with North Korea and talks about “peace” always being worth it. Honestly, he sounds like Jimmy Carter. I’m not seeing much yet beyond promises of the type North Korea has given before, and valuable time given the North to finish developing its ability to strike the United States with North Korea. Once he’s got that, it’s game

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Trump Undermines the Military Option

President Trump is right to try to pursue diplomacy with Kim Jong-un, and to meet with him personally. It’s typical that Trump does game-changing stuff and everyone objects that he’s breaking protocol by not having deals in hand first. How well has “protocol” worked before? That’s the point of Trump. But I hope there is more than meets the eye here. What I’ve seen isn’t

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The Smart Video Trump Showed Kim Jong-un to Convince Him to Change

I like this. It’s not just gauzy feel-good stuff. That would be something Obama would show Kim. It’s also got some very specific warnings that look a lot like threats to blow North Korea to smithereens. Carrot and stick. That’s been the difference with Trump as opposed to previous presidents. The serious, credible wielding of a threat. It’s the language North Korea understands.

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