Today (Sunday), President Trump met Kim Jong Un at the DMZ between North and South Korea, and stepped over the line into North Korea, where the two shook hands. They then stepped to the South Korea side and shook hands again. Donald Trump has become the first U.S. President in History to visit North Korea.
The meeting was proposed secretly a few days ago by Trump and accepted only at the last minute by Kim.
“It’s a great honor to be here,” Trump said, “I feel great.”
“This means that we can feel at ease,” Kim said of the meeting. “I believe that this will have a positive force on all of our discussions in the future.”Kim said this was “an expression of his willingness” to work towards building a new future.
They proceeded to have private talks for about 50 minutes.
This is the third meeting between the two, continuing a slow but unprecedented negotiation to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear capability.
Author’s note: Again to put this in perspective, this is a crisis. Trump’s predecessors allowed the North Korea problem to fester until North Korea became an actual nuclear power. North Korea has made moves to export nuclear weapons to radical states. EVERY president has paid lip service to this crisis, none have accomplished anything to mitigate the problem.
Trump is engaged, he has made progress, and he has done it without military force. He has not given an inch on sanctions, and yet the talks continue. Will he get an agreement? It’s tough to say, but at this point, I am optimistic.
Where is the Nobel committee? Do they not understand how peace is forged?