Kim Jong-un may or may not be a pickled vegetable right now, but Politico knows one thing for sure: Donald Trump has been exposed.
North Korea’s dictator has vanished from sight, and in doing so, he’s exposed a potentially major weakness of President Donald Trump’s negotiating tactics https://t.co/ISsKi0VWk7
— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2020
Trump made a bold bet: that by breaking precedent and engaging directly with Kim Jong Un, he could convince the brutal young autocrat to give up his nuclear arsenal in exchange for future economic gains.
But the approach, which has included three face-to-face meetings, has resulted in no such breakthrough while arguably disempowering top aides to Trump as well as U.S. diplomats. Some U.S. officials have found it hard to even get in touch with their North Korean counterparts; in some prominent cases, they’ve been publicly scorned. Trump’s game plan also essentially sidelined U.S. allies in Asia, as well as U.S. rival China, all of whom have a great deal at stake in Pyongyang’s future.
Yes, Politico. We get it. Donald Trump was too deferential to Kim Jong-un. But is Trump’s negotiating “weakness” really the story here, as we wait to find out whether a brutal, murderous dictator is dead or alive?
— American Journalists Publish Chinese Propaganda (@JohnEkdahl) April 27, 2020
— Frank (@mugtang) April 27, 2020
Wow, that’s a leap
— Katie Mallory (@KatieMaloCup) April 27, 2020
Something classy for this tweet. pic.twitter.com/DNLieV9mmW
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 27, 2020
— Harold Stickeehans (@StickeeNotes) April 27, 2020
Y'all are really something.
— Alex (@SteeleX87) April 27, 2020
And that "major weakness" is… it's next to impossible to negotiate with a dead man?
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) April 27, 2020
Kim Jon Un: *dies*
Politico: "DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN EXPOSED!!!!"
— JBurke (@JBurke13) April 27, 2020
Siri…show me the most desperate insinuation to Orange Man Bad ever written.
— Guy Faux (@Faux_Guy_) April 27, 2020
North Korea's dictator has vanished from sight, and in doing so, he's exposed a potentially major weakness of Politico's reporting tactics. pic.twitter.com/kTTpgDtvSN
— Cory J Turner (@CoryJTurner) April 27, 2020
— EMM (@mm77atl) April 27, 2020