Trump And Kim In Singapore: History In The Making
When I was a little kid and complained that I couldn’t do something, my very wise and astute mom would lay this little sonnet on me: “They said it couldn’t be done/But, he with a chuckle replied/ Well maybe it couldn’t but he would be one who wouldn’t say no until he tried/ So he began to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn’t be done/And he did it!!!!
I think this describes Trump perfectly. They first said he couldn’t pass the primary and he did. Then they said he’d never be the candidate and he did become the candidate. Then they said he’d never win the presidency and he did. Then they said he’d never meet with Kim and now he is and it’s working out positive.
Rush Limbaugh summed it up so eloquently like he always does saying:
I don’t believe that anybody thought this was gonna happen. I think they were all caught completely flat-footed with the success of this meeting. Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, we’re on the verge of a potential disaster, all of it.
And the remarkable thing was that I don’t care how many of these people on the left and all the networks spoke, they sounded identical, whether they were journalists, whether they were think tank people, former Obama administration, they had one line, two lines, and it was identical: Trump incompetent, Trump’s gonna get snookered, Trump is dangerous, Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, this could be the worst disaster in American history. Those were the themes, and they were all over the media all day yesterday and all of last night.
, I happen to know that a deal like this or a summit like this — you know, Mike Pompeo’s been working on this for months. All kinds of behind-the-scenes work that nobody saw has been going on for months. It was known yesterday, it was known last week that this was gonna happen unless Kim Jong-un did something to blow it up.
But this meeting wasn’t gonna happen if this agreement wasn’t gonna be signed. And that’s just standard, day-to-day tradecraft. Any administration practices that policy.
but I think they were totally caught off guard. I think they’re sitting there yesterday — well, what was really going on was they were hoping it was gonna blow up. They wanted it to blow up. They wanted Kim Jong-un to humiliate and embarrass Trump. So when that didn’t happen, I think that they were caught completely flat-footed with the success of this meeting, and especially the signing of the declaration which reiterated the Norks’ pledge to get rid of nukes.
The experts did not expect any of this. And one reason why is Obama couldn’t pull it off, and if Obama couldn’t do it, why, then, nobody could. And don’t laugh. That is how they think.
So they’re caught short, totally shocked, totally surprised. So now they have to find a way to condemn it. They have to find a way to blow it up, because they were caught flat-footed. They never thought this was gonna happen. “because Obama couldn’t get it done.” If he couldn’t, then nobody could. The fact that Trump did makes Obama look bad, other previous presidents look bad. That can’t stand, either.
I think Little Rocket Man — I don’t think he likes leading a squalid, poverty-stricken country. I think he wants a better life for himself. I think he’s tempted by these things, where his father and grandfather never were. Trump knows this and is using it.
, They prepared a video that they showed Little Rocket Man on an iPad, what his country could be with international investment. Trump is showing Little Rocket Man (paraphrasing), “See that beach? When you launched your missiles at us, I didn’t see the missile. You know what I saw? I saw your glorious beach, and I looked at that beach, you got a beach every bit as good as Palm Beach. Let me show what you could do with that beach.”
Here comes the video with condos, high-rises, speedboats. Little Rocket Man is looking at this thing, dazzled at it. Now, wait ’til the media figures out that Trump wants to do a deal to build Trump International high-rise in North Korea, whatever they’re going to say.
The expertise, the expert negotiator in this whole thing is Donald Trump! Donald Trump is the expert negotiator, and the evidence is clear. It’s evident. They were surprised. They were shocked. They didn’t see this happening, even though in their own minds they should have known it was gonna happen because these events don’t happen if there isn’t going to be an agreement. The event is canceled rather than have a humiliation or an embarrassment by the failure to get a signed document, whatever it is, out of whatever deal, whatever negotiation is taking place.
They should have known something was gonna be signed. And yet they continue to be flat-footed, shocked, and surprised, and they tell us they are the experts. They may be experts at spying on us. They may be the experts at infiltrating the IRS to deny you tax-exempt status. They may be experts at flat lining the U.S. economy. They may be experts at destroying the American health care industry. That may be their wheelhouse of expertise. They couldn’t even negotiate a deal with Russia to “cut it out,” to stop meddling in our elections. The expert negotiator that we’ve all watched in action the last year and a half, whatever, is none other than Donald Trump.
I would like to remind these media folks who like to quote these so called experts that the definition of an expert is a person by means of his position hides his ignorance better than the rest of us. It was the experts who said planes would never get off the ground, it was the experts who said trains wouldn’t go faster than 30 miles an hour, it was the experts who said man would never set foot on the moon a and it was the experts who said Donald Trump would never be president. So much for experts.
Right after the summit Trump made an unusual announcement that the U.S. would be ending the war games in South Korea and hopefully bring all the troops home. President Trump’s pledge on Tuesday to cancel military exercises on the Korean Peninsula surprised not only allies in South Korea but also the Pentagon.
Hours after Mr. Trump’s announcement in Singapore, American troops in Seoul said they are still moving ahead with a military exercise this fall — Ulchi Freedom Guardian — until they receive guidance otherwise from the chain of command.
Lt. Col. Jennifer Lovett, a United States military spokeswoman in South Korea, said in an email that the American command there “has received no updated guidance on execution or cessation of training exercises — to include this fall’s schedule Ulchi Freedom Guardian.”
“We will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance from the Department of Defense,” she added.
In Washington, officials at the Pentagon, State Department and White House were scrambling to figure out exactly the impact of Mr. Trump’s comments.
“The Department of Defense continues to work with the White House, the interagency, and our allies and partners on the way forward,” Lt. Col. Christopher Logan, a Pentagon spokesman, said in an email. “We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”
In Seoul, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea hailed Mr. Trump’s summit meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Mr. Moon called the joint statement that was released after the meeting “a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth.”
But Mr. Trump’s promise to end joint military exercises with Seoul left many South Koreans stunned. The annual exercises have been an integral part of the alliance, forming the bulwark of South Korea’s defense against North Korea and Seoul’s sense of security among bigger powers in the region.
Ulchi Freedom Guardian is one of the largest military exercises in the world. The war games, which last year ran for 11 days, have involved some 17,500 American forces, including about 3,000 from outside the peninsula, and 50,000 South Korean troops. The exercises include computer simulations carried out in a large bunker south of Seoul intended to check the allies’ readiness to repel aggressions by North Korea.
If I were Trump I wouldn’t rush into this so fast. Take Ronald Reagan’s advice, trust but verify first. Trump says he trusts Kim, but I would still be wary until everything is dismantled true peace is on the way.
Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican of South Carolina who speaks to Mr. Trump regularly, played down the impact of halting any exercises. But he strongly cautioned against another proposal Mr. Trump has been weighing: reducing the 28,500 American troops now stationed on the Korean Peninsula.
“I don’t think canceling a war game is going to matter over the arc of time,” Mr. Graham said on NBC’s “Today” program.
“The one thing that I would violently disagree with is removing our troops,” he said. “I can’t imagine I would vote for any agreement that requires us to withdraw our forces because that would destabilize Asia. That’s what China wants. That doesn’t make the world more peaceful, it makes it more dangerous.
Trump is solving problems he inherited yet democrats who caused the problems can’t stop complaining. Trump could find a cure for cancer and give everyone a million dollars and they would still complain and say that is not enough.