Americans were horrified even before Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, as Trump openly admitted that he was not doing any preparation for the North Korea Summit and that his “instincts” would be his guiding force (and we all know how that goes).
But now that Trump has met Kim, his statements have gotten even more concerning. In an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, Trump dished about his historic meeting with Kim and spoke openly about their “very special bond,” which stunned Stephanopoulos. Trump said:
“Well it’s been a very intense day. As you know we discussed things over the last few months. We’ve developed a pretty good relationship in terms of getting something done. It got done.”
Out of Trump’s meeting with Kim, the president stated that a “terrific” document was signed and a joint statement was issued. Trump explained:
“There are things that we negotiated after that document that are also very important. They’re going to get rid of certain ballistic missile sites and various other things– We’re going to put that out later.
They’re going to get rid of their nuclear weapons, George, and I think they want to do it relatively quickly. We have the framework for getting ready to denuclearize.”
The most stunning part of the interview concerned Trump’s instincts, which have repeatedly malfunctioned throughout Trump’s life and presidency. Stephanopoulos reminded Trump:
“Kim is a brutal dictator. He runs a police state. Forced starvation, labor camps, he’s assassinated members of his own family. How do you trust a killer like that?”
“George, I’m given what I’m given. Okay? I mean, this is what we have, this is where we are, and I can only tell you from my experience, and I’ve met him, I’ve spoken with him. I’ve met him. And this is, this has started very early and it’s been very intense. I think that he really wants to do a great job for North Korea. I think he wants to de-nuke… without that, there’s nothing to discuss. It was on the table from the beginning, and you see a total denuclearization of North Korea — so important. And, he wants to do the right thing. Now, what it is I can’t talk about — it doesn’t matter. We’re starting from scratch. We’re starting right now, and we have to get rid of those nuclear weapons.”
Stephanopoulos had to do a double take and asked Trump just how he could trump Kim, and what Trump said next was deeply concerning:
“Well, over my lifetime I’ve done a lot of deals with a lot of people and sometimes, the people you most distrust turn out to be the most honorable ones. And the people that you do trust turn out to be not the honorable ones.”
“He said openly that no other president could have done this.”
We are screwed. Apparently, all Trump needs in order to be persuaded by any world leader is to be flattered and told he’s better than everyone else. And if you know anything about Trump’s multiple failed business and corrupt ways, you know how Trump’s “deals” turn out. You can watch this terrifying video below:
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