Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

"What makes Trump's comments so disturbing is that they reveal a president who believes in projecting American power but not American values - he believes in might but not right", said Zegart, who co-authored with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a book about global insecurity, "Political Risk".

Donald Trump said he wishes people would "sit up and pay attention" to him the way they do in North Korea when Kim Jong Un speaks.

Trump carried North Dakota with 63 percent of the vote in the 2016 election.

One of the costs of the Trump Era is that all opinions become suspect because, even more than usual, everything is seen through the prism of whether you are for or against the president. "I want my people to do the same". Kim tortures his own people, and when reporters point this out to Trump, he instead jumps to Kim's defense. I want to have a good relationship with many other countries. They have both defied convention and appear to know something the rest of the world does not.

As other politicians prepared for Sunday morning talk shows, President Trump circumvented the traditional press circuit once again by tweeting a blue streak on the North Korea summit and, from his perspective, the media's failure to properly acknowledge his successes.

Trump also said it was his idea to suspend joint U.S.

Trump himself tweeted out this line of thinking, asserting that "pundits & talking heads" who were "begging for conciliation and peace" were now saying "you shouldn't meet, do not meet". The video also went to great lengths to show what North Korea could gain economically were it to meet USA demands.

Referencing that remark, Reid asked Schwartz about Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un including going so far as to call Kim a "smart guy".

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"You don't understand sarcasm", he told the reporter dismissively, with a wave of his hand.

In explaining what he'd do if he proved to be mistaken about his big bet this week on the integrity of Kim Jong Un, Trump said: "I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong'". The nuclear threat posed by North Korea remains undiminished. He has claimed North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, despite the fact that the country has not yet abandoned its nuclear program. "I can now call him", he said. Following drills previous year, the North fired ballistic missiles over Japan, triggering a global alarm and ratcheting up a diplomatic war of words between Trump and Kim. "I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done".

Nuclear deterrence, as Bernard Brodie pointed out more than 70 years ago, works even when there is a huge disparity in the number of weapons possessed by the two sides.

Immediately after the announcement on June 12, United States forces in Korea said they had received no guidance on stopping any drills, and South Korean officials said they were trying to figure out which exercises Trump was referring to.

Trump defended his salute of one of Kim's generals, footage of which was released Thursday by North Korean state media as propaganda.

Some analysts in Japan suspect that reveals his real intentions and that North Korea is just a convenient excuse for doing what he has wanted to do all along.

'That's my term. They might use it, ' Trump said.

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