Even though I have been a Trump supporter from the very beginning of his career, I have been guilty, like many others, of expecting him to move at a faster pace on issues we want to see fixed. Yet time and time again this president has proven that his pace is focused on effective solutions, not pressure from the media or his constituents. I honestly can’t wait to see how the left spins this story and president Trump’s amazing effort towards peace.
Trump was in Japan for the G-20 summit of world leaders, during which he tweeted an invitation to Kim for them to meet in the demilitarized zone between North and South Kora, also known as the “DMZ.” North Korea reacted positively to the tweet calling the proposal “interesting” but made no confirmation that he would accept until the last minute. NBC News reported that even as Trump was on his way to the DMZ by helicopter, “U.S. officials had told NBC News they were unsure whether Kim would really show up.”
Kim did show, and “journalists jostled to capture the historic encounter and even White House officials accompanying the president seemed unsure what would happen next.” NBC said. Also reported was that “Kim told Trump that he ‘never expected’ to see the president at this place.” After the meeting, Kim used a translator to tell reporters “This means that we can feel at ease…I believe that this will have a positive force on all of our discussions in the future.”
The reactions of liberals and anti-Trumpers will be of their usual low standards and small-minded thinking no doubt, but they cannot deny the pure tenacity and bravery towards peace this President is making. NBC News reported the scene in a play-by-play: after Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in landed in the DMZ, the “commander of the U.N. Security Battalion, briefed Trump about the security situation, gesturing toward North Korean territory…Minutes later, Trump and Kim were side by side posing for photos and taking a step together over the line into North Korea.” After photos were taken of the historic moment, “they then spoke briefly to reporters inside a nearby room before holding talks that Trump had predicted would last just a few minutes but went on for close to an hour.”
This is the continuation of Trump’s unprecedented actions towards peace. He was not only already the firstU.S. president to meet a North Korean leader while in office, but he had also met with Kim twice before. This meeting, however, was of the utmost significance as it “marks the first meeting in the no-mans-land between North and South since the end of the Korean War.” While rump said that sanctions on the North would remain in place, for now, he appeared to leave open the possibility that things can change. “At some point during the negotiation, things can happen,’ Trump said.”
According to the reports he “projected no sense of urgency on Sunday as he argued there was plenty of time to reach a deal with North Korea, echoing an argument he’d made about resolving the Iran nuclear issue the day before.” Trump boasted: “I’m never in a rush. If you’re in a rush, you get yourself in trouble.” Whether liberals, believe it or not, Trump expressed high hopes with North Korea’s Kim: “He understands me, and I believe I maybe understand him…sometimes that can lead to very good things.”
I believe it will.