Washington Post: ZOMG, Trump Didn’t Come Home With A Deal!

OK, OK, it’s actually not that bad, but, you just knew that the Credentialed Leftist media (and some #NeverTrumpers) would be losing their minds and attempting to put what was essentially a meet and greet in the worst possible light. Some are just bat guano insane, such as Excitable Kathleen Parker’s (since I’m at the WP), others attempt to put their Trump Derangement Syndrome in reasonable terms

No more concessions
America needs tangible commitments from North Korea. So far, Trump hasn’t gotten them.

THE SINGAPORE SUMMIT was, without question, a triumph for Kim Jong Un and his North Korean regime. A dictator who has ordered the murder of his own family members, and who oversees a gulag comparable to those of Hitler and Stalin, was able to parade on the global stage as a legitimate statesman, praised by the president of the United States as “very talented” and worthy of trust. President Trump offered Mr. Kim a major concession, the suspension of U.S. military exercises with South Korea, and spoke of his wish to withdraw U.S. troops from the country. Mr. Kim, meanwhile, did not commit to the “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization the United States has demanded — nor to any other change in his regime’s criminal behavior.

The two leaders agreed to begin a diplomatic process to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” That is certainly preferable to the slide toward war that appeared to be underway last year, and it can be hoped that it will eventually lead to steps by North Korea to dismantle its arsenal. But Mr. Trump has placed a large bet on a cruel and unpredictable ruler whose motives and aims are far from clear — and who has shown no sign of altering North Korea’s commitment to nuclear weapons or its deceptive negotiating tactics.

Funny how we didn’t hear the same things regarding Obama attempting to, well, give the farm away to the Islamic extremists who run the Islamic Republic of Iran. But, such is the talking point of the Trump haters, who apparently would rather see the negatives in everything Trump.

But, this is the age of Trump. Things are done different. When Trump was saying that he could take the measure of Kim in a minute, that’s what he meant. To put it in terms of the business world, something which the politicians and those who follow them, like the WP Editorial Board, do not understand, you have two CEO’s of giant companies doing a meet and greet to see if they can do business. Looking each other in the eye. Having a frank conversation between personal stories and polite conversation. Then they go their separate ways and let their underlings handle the details.

The diplomatic process that will now begin ought to be aimed at delivering tangible North Korean commitments and meaningful actions. The United States should be seeking a full declaration of the regime’s arsenal and nuclear facilities, as a start; without it, showy demolitions of test sites are meaningless. And Mr. Trump should refrain from offering Mr. Kim any further unilateral concessions.

Trump gave NK a few concessions, all of which can be cancelled in a heartbeat. Trump is thinking about the bigger picture: making North Korea much less of a threat to the world, much less South Korea. Could NK be playing games? Of course. But, you have to determine whether to play that game. I’ll give Obama credit for refusing to play the normal game that previous presidents had engaged in, in which they gave NK stuff when NK became aggressive and verbose. Unfortunately, that led to the missile launches and nuclear weapons. But, that would have happened anyhow.

Now, we have Trump playing the game in his own way. People should be hoping it succeeds. What if NK can have their nuclear weapons capabilities removed, which leads to further weapons removals? What if the country can be made more open? What if it comes that South Korea and Japan no longer have to worry about attacks from NK? It has to start somewhere, just like with Nixon going to China. But, it sure appears that the Democrats, the Credentialed Media, and NeverTrumpers want this all to fail.

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26 Responses to “Washington Post: ZOMG, Trump Didn’t Come Home With A Deal!”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Kim Jong-un is, of course, a ruthlessly brutal dictator and one of the world’s worst human rights violators. North Korea is a police state, and residents suspected of defying the regime are often banished without trial to gruesome prisons, where inmates are routinely starved and tortured. Kim also has a taste for executing his perceived enemies. As the New York Times points out, Kim has ordered at least 340 executions since taking power in 2011, including that of his own deputy premier for education, who in 2016 was killed by a firing squad for “disrespectful posture.” The nation’s general over the armed forces was executed with an antiaircraft gun for falling asleep in a meeting.

    Trump: he says he has developed a “special bond” with Jong-un.

    “Really, he’s got a great personality,” the president told Greta Van Susteren.

    “He’s a funny guy, he’s very smart, he’s a great negotiator. He loves his people, not that I’m surprised by that, but he loves his people.”

    calling him “very talented” before lauding his ability to take over the North Korean regime at the age of 26. “One out of ten thousand probably couldn’t do it,” Trump said.

    “His county does love him,” Trump said. “His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor.”

    Yep, they love him as if their lives depend on it (h/t to S Colbert).

    Kim used his nukes/ICBMs to get international “stature” courtesy of the naïve tRump. Well played Kim, well played. China and Russia are pleased to the moon.

    tRump is destroying America. Period.

    • formwiz says:

      It’s called diplomacy, nitwit, and Kim already had global stature, thanks to the Demos who wet their pants every time NoKo demanded more money.

      And where was all the Lefty outrage from ’93 to ’01 and ’09 to ’17?

      And tRump was so naive, he got Li’l Kim to destroy his weapons site.


  2. Jeffery says:

    When Trump was saying that he could take the measure of Kim in a minute, that’s what he meant. To put it in terms of the business world, something which the politicians and those who follow them, like the WP Editorial Board, do not understand, you have two CEO’s of giant companies doing a meet and greet to see if they can do business. Looking each other in the eye. Having a frank conversation between personal stories and polite conversation.

    Now that’s funny! The “CEO” of North Korea murders his own people – and lies as much as the “CEO” of America. It’s laughable to think that a conniving sociopath like Jong-un couldn’t hornswoggle a vain sociopath such as Dotard J. tRump. It’s why tRump is drawn to conniving sociopaths, they flatter him. And it’s why he detests real leaders such as Trudeau, Merkel, May and Macron.

  3. formwiz says:

    But Li’l Kim did hornswoggle a couple of vain sociopath such as Zippy and Willie.

    Or have we forgotten the Agreed Framework they would always invoke?

  4. formwiz says:

    Just to get Li’l Kim from demanding to a one on one was a big step.

    People who have to be told what to think like Jeffery can’t see that.

    • drowningpuppies says:



    • Jeffery says:


      You should perhaps investigate the history of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

      The NK weapons programs dates from the early 1980s. From ’85 to ’92 they were signees of the non-proliferation agreement but didn’t comply with IAEA procedures for verification. That was under President’s Reagan and Bush I. In ’94 they agreed to shelf their program in exchange for light water reactors, but that agreement went belly up in 2002 from NK violations. In 2005 they confirmed they had nuclear weapons. Between 2006 and 2017 they conducted 5 nuclear tests. In 2012, they agreed to stop uranium enrichment and missile tests in exchange for food aid, but shortly after NK broke their pledge with a missile test, the US stopped the food aid and told them to suck it. In 2017 they tested ICBMs capable of reaching the US mainland.

      No one was talking nuclear war until tRump was inaugurated. It was only under tRump’s watch that they developed ICBMs. It’s clear that NK has been a pain in the arse to ALL administrations since 1980ish. Maybe this time NK is serious, but nothing in their history gives us much hope, tRump’s intuition not withstanding.

      Here’s a fact check of your Lyin’ King’s dishonest twitterings:


      Of course, Dotard J Trump will just call this more “fake news”. After all, as our dictator, only he knows the truth.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        It was only under tRump’s watch that they developed ICBMs.

        Another baseless nignorant statement from the house negro.


        • Jeffery says:

          As my buddy Field Negro points out, Con Men assume their racist remarks hurt the target, while the truth is it reinforces the target’s moral superiority over the insecure racists.

          Anyway… Dotard’s new BFF first test-fired long-range ICBMs in November 2017. Or is this just more “fake news”. In the Time of Trump (TOT) one never knows what is true or not.


          • drowningpuppies says:

            Uh, nignorant, Trump was sworn in Jan. 20, 2017.
            Only a nignorant angry little black fella would claim the Norks developed and launched an ICBM in less than a year.

            That claim rightfully belongs to the feckless Loose Shoes administration.

            You are incredibly stupid.


          • Jeffery says:

            Just as we thought. tRump apologists are too stupid to even use a calendar. January 2017 occurred BEFORE November 2017. In fact, and this my come as a shock to tRump acolyte, but this occurs EVERY year.

            This is post-fact Amerika. Allah help us all.

            Your god-king, Dotard J Trump, lies constantly. He rarely tells the truth.

            He claims that “fake news” is Amerika’s greatest threat, but he’s wrong. His attacks on the free press are more of a threat. His lies and the morons who serve him and believe him are greater threats.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            January 2017 occurred BEFORE November 2017.

            Why yes it does. How very observant.

            Now does little nignoramous still claim the Norks developed and launched an ICBM in less than 10 months…?

            Are you that obtuse?
            But, then again, you are incredibly stupid.https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

        • Jeffery says:

          And of course racism is the basis of the New Conservatism. It’s always been a conservative value, but Dotard J Trump has made it fashionable.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            That card expired during Loose Shoes administration.


          • Jeffery says:

            Dotard J Trump endorsed an avowed white nationalist Republican who won the VA Senate primary.

            This is tRump’s Amerika.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    “If you’re keeping score at home, every pundit and MSM head who claimed the summit would never happen, or Trump would blow up, is now 100% and forever wrong. Still watching CNN????”

    … or MSNBC, or reading the field negro…



    • Jeffery says:

      It was Dotard J Trump who canceled the photo-op meet-n-greet. And then your unpredictable dictator decided it would help him to go. So he blew up the G6+tRump meeting so he’d look telegenic by comparison in Singapore.

      The Kremlin is pleased with their investment in tRump.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        You be stumblin’, bumblin’, and fumblin’ yo, little fella.


        • Jeffery says:

          If you spent any time formulating an argument everyone might not consider you such a racist buffoon.

          We used to call peckerwoods like you Ozark Brush Apes. Ancestry.com would probably find significant Neanderthal DNA in your saliva sample, or male dog DNA.


          • drowningpuppies says:

            And if you spent less time aping the field negro, you might actually have a coherent thought.

      • david7134 says:

        Let see, Jeff throws out a stupid statement that comes from some acid trip that he is on and tried to get everyone upset and start responses so he can call them named and allow him to get his hate on. Jeff is one sick puppy.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          It’s fun to watch the meltdown when the nignorant angry little black fella gets caught in his little lies or in his incredible stupidity.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Two more tRump “associates” with ties to Russia outed today.

    The Kremlin ishttps://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif very pleased with the work that Dotard J Trump is doing for them!

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