Skip to comments.Chuck Schumer: Trump has given a ‘brutal and repressive dictatorship’ legitimacy
Posted on 06/13/2018 7:38:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday criticized a joint diplomatic statement released a few hours before from President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un as lacking detail and giving Kim too much room to back out.
Schumer said by meeting with Kim, Trump has given a brutal and repressive dictatorship the international legitimacy it has long craved.
It is best not to dive in head first and hope for the best but rather to work slowly, transparently and verifiably to build trust and lock in concessions, Schumer warned.
Schumer argued the agreement lacks detail on achieving a pathway to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, on how the United States may verify that North Korea has disarmed and on how to ensure that North Korea stops enriching plutonium and uranium.
The document is short on details, Schumer said. As we have learned in the wake of the collapse of the 1994 and 2005 agreements, North Korea is liable to backtrack on vague commitments as soon as it's in their interest.
Schumer argued that Kim has a history of backing out of agreements and raised concern that the North Korean leader may not make any further concession now that he scored the public relations coup of meeting with a U.S. president as an equal on the international stage.
It is worrisome, very worrisome, that this joint statement is so imprecise, he added.
Schumer said he was also very troubled by Trump agreeing to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea, the United States's longtime ally.
Schumer defended those exercises as legal and said they were given up for the mere hope that North Korea will freeze its illegal nuclear testing regime.
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You mean as in Obies Iran deal?
If chuckee is not happy-——WINNING!
FOAD Chucky. You were in love with KJU just a month ago.
It seems to me that President Trump inherited a near-impossible situation. The only way to talk to NK was to acknowledge that the guy with his nukes has legitimacy..
They salivate over North Korea and wish they could bring that kind of control here.
You know it's what they ultimately want.
As if NK wasn’t “legitimately” launching missiles over Japan and aiming them at Guam, AK and the west coast.
They’ll be buying food from U.S farmers when it’s all said and done. They think because Trump says something positive he boxes himself in. If it were not Trump maybe you can make that argument but Trump will so and and say whatever he needs to regardless of the nice words. Kim may test that and Trump will slap him down like a Trudeau
Obama have a brutal dictatorship legitimacy and $150 billion. What did Schumer say about that? Chuck you Farlie.
I should have guessed already, but the left is NEVER going to give this President any credit.
What President Trump did was not only unprecedented, but very ‘in your face’ to 0bama! And a lesser extent to Bill Clinton.
Chucky is such a loser.
Go cry in your milk with your buddy dinero upchuck.
Chucky is just trying to keep people from noticing he and his fellow democrats, including Obama, gave the NORKs nuclear weapons now that public opinion is against the dems.
Trump has started a conversation with someone who is willing to blow up the world in return for respect. Trump gives him respect... and offers him a path forward that doesn’t involve blowing up the world.
Who knows where it will lead? But the conversation is underway and smiting him is always in our back pocket if the need arises. While we’re talking we have time to build up our forces if things go pear-shaped.
Trump uses the carrot and stick method of diplomacy and uses it quite well. Remember just 6 months ago he was using some of the harshest and most aggressive rhetoric against NK we’ve ever seen - the stick. As they get in line he brings out the carrots. The dude is master of the deal and is actually willing to use the leverage the US possesses to get the job done. MAGA!!!!!
Giving a brutal and repressive regime like Communist China launch and targeting technology was A OK when Slick Willy did it, though.
Wow. What a trade our guy Trump has made. All he wants to do is to save millions of lives and Los Angeles itself and avoid a nuclear war with North Korea.
And for this he had to allow Kim legitimacy? Actually this seems like a pretty good trade to me.
Chuckie is either an idiot or a liar. In fact he is both.
Imagine how different Lil’ Chuckie would be talking if Obozo had been able to do what our President has just done.
“Theyll be buying food from U.S farmers when its all said and done.”
I never thought of that.
Excellent. I guess we can call it a ‘peace dividend’, eh?
Or winning, whichever you prefer!
——Go cry in your milk with your buddy-——
The New Mexican had only one credential. North Korea. His whole life is now blown to hell by the trip to singapore. He was on Fox News blathering the same inconsequencial nonsense and making a fool of himself. He just needs to shoot himself and get it over with
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