Skip to comments.North Korean officials seek meetings with GOP analysts to figure out Trump: report
Posted on 09/26/2017 11:43:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
North Korean officials have sought meetings with Republican analysts in Washington in an effort to better understand President Trump.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that North Korean government officials have been reaching out to Asia experts with GOP ties since before the recent bout of threats between Trump and Pyongyang broke out.
Their no. 1 concern is Trump," one person familiar with North Korea's outreach told the Post. "They cant figure him out."
In all, Pyongyang has requests out to seven organizations that have helped arrange and host meetings between North Korean officials and Americans in the past.
Trump and North Korean officials have been engaged for months in a back-and-forth of threats and insults that appeared to reach new heights on Monday when the country's foreign minister called a tweet from Trump a declaration of war. He also said that the North would shoot down U.S. aircraft even outside of North Korea's airspace. That the North Koreans are looking to talk with Republican-connected experts and analysts does not signal that they are ready to sit down for negotiations, according to the Post. Pyongyang has insisted that the country be recognized as a nuclear weapons state a demand rejected by the U.S.
North Korean officials have met with Americans in neutral places, like Geneva and Kuala Lumpur, in the past. Those meetings, known as "Track 1.5" talks, are considered official by Pyongyang and unofficial by the U.S.
The North Koreans, however, have become more interested in making sense of Trump's strategy and intentions, according to the Post.
Among those that the North Koreans have sought meetings with include Bruce Klingner, a former CIA analyst and a North Korea expert at the Heritage Foundation. He declined the invitation.
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Maybe he's inscrutable.....................
The Swamp colluding with the NORKs? Who would have thunk it!
In their experience the President should have paid up by now.
” how and when might we attack so you GOP guys can maximize poritical advantalge and depose baaad Meestah TLump..?”
Ahh, no is the time for the analysts to tell them that Trump has a hair-trigger temper and can do anything if not placated. Best off handing the baton off to a Chinese strongman and someone not named Kim as Korean figurehead, an Kim Jung Un can live in obscure opulence somewhere in a remote location with not outbound communication instead of getting whathe deserves in this life.
Maybe that's the way Trump wants it.
They threaten to nuke us, the President takes umbrage at that...and they can’t figure him out.
Alien minds truly are alien, I guess.
I’m sure there are plenty of “Republicans” who will gladly bad mouth Trump to the Norks.
He is the first one that has kept the Norks guessing. Bush and Clinton and Obama were entirely too easy to figure out. Bush was naive as hell. Clinton was for sale. Obama and the Norkeans shared an enemy.
Isn’t this a violation of the Hatch Act..?
Kim, you better believe Trump isn’t kidding.
Think or die...
Leaders are not all stupid enough to fall for the Norklear extortion routine. We don’t pay that game anymore. ?
No one in their hierarchy has ever seen a POTUS like this.
The last one was probably Nixon, and all those people in NK are probably dead or senile...................
No, it’s a violation of the Sedition Act................
“He also said that the North would shoot down U.S. aircraft even outside of North Korea’s airspace”
That and a dollar will get your country turned into a glass parking lot.
LOL...good one. Only us old-timers will get it.
I guess they're realizing that he can't be manipulated like his last four predecessors.
As far as explaining President Trump, I suggest "Dirty Harry" Callahan - Clint Eastwood, show up and ask them "Do you feel lucky punk?".
Our game of manipulation isn’t working. We need to figure out how to make it work with President Trump.
“North Korean officials seek meetings with GOP analysts to figure out Trump: report”
Prolly this is quite amusing to POTUS.45!
He’s got them thinking like Rs/AINOs now!!!!!
GyG/RED: Retired, Extreme,Deplorable!
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