North Korea achieved yet another massive victory over the United States, after Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their second summit in Vietnam without any agreement Thursday. “Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump said at a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. “This was just one of those times.”
Kim Jong Un is simply trying to buy time right now and he’s playing games with Trump. Trump is bending over backwards to be friends with Kim Jong Un, to the point that he actually defended the brutal dictator over the death of American college student Otto Warmbier.
Otto Warmbier’s family says he was “brutally tortured” while imprisoned in North Korea and died in 2017 after being flown back to United States in a coma. Trump defended Kim Jong Un over the killing, saying, “I don’t believe he would have allowed that to happen. It just wasn’t to his advantage to allow that to happen. He tells me he didn’t know about it, and I take him at his word.”
President Trump on Otto Warmbier: "I really believe something very bad happened to him, and I don't think that the top leadership knew about it…(Kim Jong-Un) felt very badly about it…He tells me that he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word." pic.twitter.com/EWnw7BzVNe
— Axios (@axios) February 28, 2019
North Korea and Kim Jong Un officially now have the upper hand in these ongoing negotiations. Kim Jong Un is simply trying to buy time so he can develop nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States. Trump is letting Kim Jong Un stall the negotiations and he is even defending the North Korean dictator over the death of an American.
Kim Jong Un is not only stalling Trump, but he is getting credibility on the world stage by having the president of the United States praise him. Trump said Kim refused to give up his nuclear weapons until Trump ended sanctions on the country, something Trump doesn’t want to do. Trump thinks the sanctions are working, but they clearly are not because the Kim regime has proven time and again that they don’t mind starving their people.