Trump’s summit deal does little to help the U.S. but lots for North Korea
Who is President Trump working for? He disrupts relations with our allies in the Group of Seven economic powers in an attempt to get Russia readmitted. And now he offers protections to Kim Jong Un in North Korea vowing to suspend military exercises in the region and getting vague promises in return.
Noticeably absent in his talks with Kim was President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. Trump does not share the spotlight. A Nobel Peace Prize? Trump is a horrible deal maker and has done little to help American interests, but a lot to help our adversaries. What is going on? George Magakis, Jr.
Who would have thought it? As recently as a year ago, President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un were hurling insults at each other. Now they’ve had an unprecedent- ed handshake at the negotiating table. Although I dislike some of Trump’s behavior (his vulgar mouth and incessant tweeting), I admire his respect for the American flag. I have to give Trump credit: He got the slippery Kim to Singapore. Trump may be able to outfox Kim. I think even crazy Kim knew that if he continued to be belligerent, he might be in the crosshairs of a mother of all bombs. Trump brought the world a degree of safety that former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Presi- dent Barack Obama never did. Trump has accomplished what decades of presidents could not. Kim might still betray, but he will obviously think twice.
James A. Marples