The second meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Jung Un II is set to take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, but hopefully this time the North Koreans will follow through with their commitments, if any commitment is made at all.
The first time these the leaders met, both agreed that denuclearizing N. Korea was a good idea and committed to it. But in the months following the meeting, Jung Un showed very little in terms of scrapping his nuclear program.
While both Republicans and Democrats lawmakers are skeptical that Jung Un will follow through with anything he says he will do, some skeptic Democrats don’t seem to have much faith in the meeting, and may think that both leaders could be using their meeting for a “photo-op.”
Arizona Congress Ruben Gallego (D) an Iraq War veteran, believes as much, and hopes that Trump will not compromise national security just to get Kim Jung Un to agree to something.
“What happens in Korea affects us and the entire world. That is why I’ve spent the last two years trying to ensure that President Trump doesn’t mortgage our national security for the sake of a photo-op with a dangerous adversary in Kim Jong-un,” Rep. Gallego said.
If Trump has learned anything from monumental mistake President Bill Clinton made when he trusted Kim Jung Un’s dad end his nation’s nuclear program, is not to trust the North Koreans.
Since the Clinton Administration’s blunder, North Korea developed their nuclear arsenal, the same arsenal Trump is now trying to get them to destroy.