Trump: North Korea No Longer a Nuclear Threat

Via:  tessylo  •  6 months ago  •  51 comments

Trump:  North Korea No Longer a Nuclear Threat

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President Trump returned on Wednesday from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore and issued what would be a remarkable statement — if it were true.

“Just landed,” Trump tweeted shortly after touching down at Joint Base Andrews. “A long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

While Trump and Kim concluded their summit in Singapore by signing a joint statement that promised “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” it did not specify what that process would entail. According to the Washington Post, North Korea’s definition of “denuclearization” is different from Trump’s.

The United States did, however, commit to suspending joint military exercises with South Korea, Trump told reporters before departing the summit site. It’s unclear whether the president informed U.S. allies in the region of his plan to end the “war games,” as he called them, prior to his declaration.

“We save a fortune by not doing war games,” Trump tweeted Wednesday, “as long as we are negotiating in good faith — which both sides are!”

Slideshow: Historic summit between Trump and North Korea’s Kim in Singapore >>>

Trump described his meeting with Kim as “an interesting and very positive experience” and said North Korea “has great potential for the future.”

“Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea,” Trump added. “President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer — sleep well tonight!”


Not everyone is prepared to accept the president’s reassurances.

“What’s really disconcerting is that Trump announced unilaterally to the leader of North Korea that the United States is going to stop military exercises with our allies, without first telling our allies or even the Pentagon,” Michael Green, a senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Yahoo News on Tuesday. “That’s astonishing.”

During his post-summit press conference, Trump admitted that he may be wrong about Kim’s willingness to denuclearize.

“I think he’s going to do these things,” Trump said. “I may be wrong. I mean, I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong.’ I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.”
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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    6 months ago

“I think he’s going to do these things,” Trump said. “I may be wrong. I mean, I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong.’ I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.”

What a fucking moron

 
 
SteevieGee
2  SteevieGee    6 months ago

So...  That's it then?  Push a magic button and... Poof!... no more nuclear threat?  Two despots who have a long history of not keeping their promises and not honoring their own agreements have an agreement.  Kim's test facility was seismically unstable and leaking radioactivity so he had to close it.  He needs money for a new one.

 
 
lady in black
2.1  lady in black  replied to  SteevieGee @2    6 months ago

And trumpers will believe this bs hook, line and sinker....sad reality to live in.

 
 
Trout Giggles
2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  SteevieGee @2    6 months ago

And that money trump is talking about givng NK? Guess where it will go?

 
 
Tessylo
2.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2    6 months ago

'And that money trump is talking about givng NK? Guess where it will go?'

A new test facility?

I heard Un lives in luxury and all the rest of the country pretty much lives in poverty.  

 
 
Skrekk
2.3  Skrekk  replied to  SteevieGee @2    6 months ago
Two despots who have a long history of not keeping their promises and not honoring their own agreements have an agreement.

And all the agreement really seems to be is "We talked today and we might talk again."

 
 
SteevieGee
2.3.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Skrekk @2.3    6 months ago

Yeah,  and somehow they'll even break this one.

 
 
Skrekk
2.3.2  Skrekk  replied to  SteevieGee @2.3.1    6 months ago

Most likely the US will break it first like we did with the Agreed Framework.    But at this point it's not clear what if anything has actually been agreed upon.

 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     6 months ago

Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

 
 
321steve
4  321steve    6 months ago

Trump said. “I may be wrong I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.”

How reassuring having a president who seems to still to be stuck with the piss poor attitude of some teenagers. 

In contrast, I was raised to believe you took responsibility for your mistakes. 

As an adult I came to understand every human has problems and makes mistakes.

I also realized that responsible people deal with their problems and learned from their mistakes. Learning from your mistake starts with admitting you were wrong and made a mistake to begin with, not admitting mistakes is ignoring reality and doesn't fix the problem or the person.

IMO: Dysfunctional America recently just hired a fitting dysfunctional leader ..... So, WTF could go wrong ? 

I guess we'll find out.

 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  321steve @4    6 months ago
So, WTF could go wrong ?

What? Me, worry?

 
 
LynneA
5  LynneA    6 months ago

...There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

Sounds a lot like "Mission Accomplished".  Can only hope this goes better than that affirmation!

For the supporters of everything Trump...Obama's "You can keep your doctor" is  along the same lines of bogus statements.  We saw how that worked as well Winking 2 

 
 
JohnRussell
5.1  JohnRussell  replied to  LynneA @5    6 months ago

Lynne, please don't compare the pathological, daily, liar Donald Trump to President Obama. You are playing into the trumpist's hands. 

 
 
lady in black
5.1.1  lady in black  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    6 months ago

All trumpers have is whataboutism when trying to defend the POS who resides in the White House.

 
 
LynneA
5.1.2  LynneA  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    6 months ago

Compare?  Notice the winking face.  The fact remains this forum provides a perfect platform to be the ugliest American around, just trying to head it off at the pass!

If one cannot see the distinct difference between Trumps statement and Obama's as it relates to us as American's, my only response is "you cannot fix stupid".

 
 
LynneA
5.1.3  LynneA  replied to  lady in black @5.1.1    6 months ago

LIB, totally agree.

Unending whataboutism is why I phrased...For the supporters of everything Trump...

 
 
NORMAN-D
5.1.4  NORMAN-D  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    6 months ago
please don't compare the pathological, daily, liar Donald Trump to President Obama.

Who is this 'Obama' creature?

 
 
livefreeordie
5.1.5  livefreeordie  replied to  NORMAN-D @5.1.4    6 months ago

I agree Hussein Obama is best forgotten

 
 
Ender
5.1.6  Ender  replied to  LynneA @5.1.2    6 months ago
you cannot fix stupid

Hey, I was kicked out of that nation... heh heh

 
 
SteevieGee
5.1.7  SteevieGee  replied to  livefreeordie @5.1.5    6 months ago

And yet... You keep bringing him up.

 
 
livefreeordie
5.1.8  livefreeordie  replied to  SteevieGee @5.1.7    6 months ago

Actually I didn’t. I responded to the post of someone else who brought him up

 
 
SteevieGee
5.1.9  SteevieGee  replied to  livefreeordie @5.1.8    6 months ago

Yeah, you do that a lot.

 
 
JohnRussell
6  JohnRussell    6 months ago

This is yet another example of one of those things that are supposed to be true (in Trump's mind) simply because he is the one who said it. It is a psychological disorder. 

It works like this - if you are Donald Trump you are never wrong (this is a man who has to be dragged kicking and screaming to make even the tiniest apology). Since, by dint of being Donald Trump , you are never wrong, therefore everything you say is true. Therefore and forthwith North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat to anyone. 

Got that? 

 
 
Ender
6.1  Ender  replied to  JohnRussell @6    6 months ago

He even said in his news conference that if it turns out bad that he would lie about it and pass the blame.

 
 
NORMAN-D
7  NORMAN-D    6 months ago

Trump meets Kim and sets the stage for fundamental change in Asia -– Here's what his critics missed

President Trump achieved a major diplomatic breakthrough Tuesday in his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, dramatically improving America’s national security.

Most fundamentally, Kim agreed at the summit in Singapore to give up his nation’s nuclear capabilities, the acquisition of which has been its foremost priority for decades. To get to this point, President Trump conceded very little.

During the President Clinton-era negotiations with North Korea, the United States and our allies agreed to millions of dollars in food aid – easily converted to cash on the black market – and billions of dollars in so-called energy assistance that were a huge boon to Pyongyang. But the North kept its nuclear program.

During the administration of President George W. Bush, U.S. negotiators offered cash payments to North Korea just to get the nation back to the negotiating table. We relieved pressure from tough financial sanctions and sent other assistance. That didn’t work any better than President Clinton’s approach.

President Trump got to this point by ignoring all the establishment experts.
This time, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have insisted that North Korea undertake actual disarmament before real financial concessions or even sanctions relief. That, plus President Trump’s pressure campaign that involved working with allied militaries and governments around the world, proved to be decisive. This is proof that peace paradoxically comes from strength.

So far, President Trump – in close coordination with our allies in Japan and South Korea – has agreed merely to suspend occasional military exercises. He also agreed to provide a security assurance to North Korea in exchange for its nukes – part of what Pompeo has described all along as convincing North Korea that giving up its nuclear arsenal will actually make it safer.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/06/12/trump-meets-kim-and-sets-stage-for-fundamental-change-in-asia-heres-what-his-critics-missed.html

Off Topic {SP}

 
 
Tessylo
7.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  NORMAN-D @7    6 months ago

Faux 'news' popularity does not correlate to veracity.  

 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    6 months ago
Faux 'news' popularity does not correlate to veracity.

I believe it's exactly the reverse. The more viewers you have the more likely you're pandering and telling a certain block of viewers what they want to hear instead of sticking to objective facts.

"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." 2 Timothy 4:3

 
 
LynneA
7.2  LynneA  replied to  NORMAN-D @7    6 months ago
in close coordination with our allies in Japan and South Korea – has agreed merely to suspend occasional military exercises.

Understanding this is an opinion of events, I find the aforementioned statement blatantly false. According to South Korea and Japan, hell even our country, NO inkling the occasional military exercises suspension was imminent.  This is a HUGE win for NoKo and China.

 
 
Trout Giggles
7.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  NORMAN-D @7    6 months ago

What's a security assurance?

Has somebody threatened NK?

 
 
NORMAN-D
7.3.1  NORMAN-D  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.3    6 months ago
Has somebody threatened NK?

Yes....

 
 
Trout Giggles
7.3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  NORMAN-D @7.3.1    6 months ago

Who?

Besides trump?

 
 
NORMAN-D
9  NORMAN-D    6 months ago

off topic [ph]

 
 
NORMAN-D
9.1  NORMAN-D  replied to  NORMAN-D @9    6 months ago

Explain this please....

 
 
Tessylo
9.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  NORMAN-D @9.1    6 months ago

Stop with your off topic nonsense 

 
 
NORMAN-D
10  NORMAN-D    6 months ago

 
 
NORMAN-D
11  NORMAN-D    6 months ago

"According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize shall be awarded to the person who in the preceding year "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".

download.jpeg

 
 
Tessylo
11.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  NORMAN-D @11    6 months ago

So that will not be Donald Rump.  Thanks!

 
 
NORMAN-D
11.1.1  NORMAN-D  replied to  Tessylo @11.1    6 months ago

never mind......

 
 
It Is ME
11.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  NORMAN-D @11.1.1    6 months ago
never mind...…

Exactly ! 

 
 
livefreeordie
11.1.3  livefreeordie  replied to  NORMAN-D @11.1.1    6 months ago

It should be if they are objective

 
 
Tessylo
11.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  livefreeordie @11.1.3    6 months ago

crazy

 
 
Ender
11.2  Ender  replied to  NORMAN-D @11    6 months ago

Why not give it to Moon. Seems to me he has done more than trump.

 
 
devangelical
12  devangelical    6 months ago

*poof* All gone. Everybody is safe again, except for porn stars and playboy bunnies.

 
 
NORMAN-D
12.1  NORMAN-D  replied to  devangelical @12    6 months ago
*poof* All gone. Everybody is safe again, except for porn stars and playboy bunnies.

What are you suggesting.....Does Stormy and the DNC....have yet, more evidence of ikkyness on The Trupster? /s

 
 
livefreeordie
12.2  livefreeordie  replied to  devangelical @12    6 months ago

Not as long as there are Democrats and Hollywood celebrities

 
 
LynneA
12.3  LynneA  replied to  devangelical @12    6 months ago
playboy bunnies

laughing dude So long as no one messes with chocolate Easter bunnies, it's all good!

 
 
SteevieGee
12.3.1  SteevieGee  replied to  LynneA @12.3    6 months ago

You realize that chocolate Easter bunnies are hollow and, therefore, at risk to Trump attack.

 
 
luther28
13  luther28    6 months ago

North Korea No Longer a Nuclear Threat

Because Mr. Trump says it is so, well that is just a huge pile of malarkey. I am sure that the peoples of South Korea will sleep easily with the knowledge that Mr. Trump is watching over them.

 
 
Raven Wing
13.1  Raven Wing  replied to  luther28 @13    6 months ago

If Trump and the Republicans are so sure that NK is no longer a threat, let them send their own families to live there for the next 5 years and see if it is true.

 
 
Ender
14  Ender    6 months ago

All of this is Kabuki theatre. 

It seems some lap it up.

 
 
Ender
15  Ender    6 months ago

Does any one think Un will let his people be exposed to the outside world? If they were, they would know how much they were being lied to all this time.

Un is not going to let his control over the populace disappear.

Someone else here said this and I have said it. Even if they did get rid of nukes, they have China on their border. China has more than enough nukes to cover them. They could even put some on the border to appease Un.

 
 
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