We are just 2 days away from the historic Singapore summit, where President Trump and Chairman Kim signed an agreement of intention to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Since then, there has been sirens on the left attempting to de-legitimize the effort.
Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement on Tuesday that he welcomes efforts to “de-escalate tensions and pursue diplomacy, but proof of success will only come when we see substantive and verifiable evidence that North Korea is eliminating its nuclear arsenal.”
He criticized the declaration reached between Mr. Trump and Kim as being “very light on details” and “is the beginning of a long negotiation process.”
“It is troubling, however, that the Trump administration has given the North Korean regime many sought-after wins up front without getting anything in return,” Biden said.
He added, “Talking to dictators is one thing; embracing them is another. So far, this is not a deal that advantages the United States or makes us safer.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor to discuss the U.S.-North Korea summit, saying the agreement reached between Mr. Trump and Kim is “short on details” and “vague” on concrete action.
“We must get action not just photo ops,” urged Schumer.
Schumer says the joint agreement views denuclearization as a “far off goal” with no clear pathway on how to achieve it or verify that North Korea has in fact disarmed.
He noted however that it was a “welcomed improvement to see them have a dialogue rather than engaging in name calling,”
“We are all rooting for diplomacy to success, we must be clear-eyed about what a diplomatic success looks like with North Korea.”
“We want to see these efforts succeed and ensure that what has just transpired was not a reality show summit,” Schumer said. “What the United States has gained is vague and unidentifiable at best. What North Korea has gained, however, tangible and lasting.”
He said the U.S. must be “clear-eyed” about what a diplomatic success looks like, but added later he believes Trump has “undercut our foreign policy” by agreeing to freeze joint military exercises with South Korea. He also said that Trump has failed his own standard of a denuclearized North Korea.
“President Trump has not made much progress toward that goal yet and had given up substantial leverage already,” Schumer said. “The leverage of joint military exercises, the leverage of an audience with the president of the United States.”
Nancy Pelosi had this to say: “Nuclear nonproliferation is a pillar of America’s national security. We respect any serious and real diplomatic efforts to achieve that goal on the Korean peninsula. Apparently, the President handed Kim Jong-un concessions in exchange for vague promises that do not approach a clear and comprehensive pathway to denuclearization and non-proliferation.
“In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime’s status quo. The millions of families currently living in fear of nuclear weapons in the region deserve strong and smart leadership built on diplomacy and engagement with our regional partners and allies.
“The President’s marginalization of the vast expertise of the State Department and his habitual disparaging of our allies as demonstrated at the G7 Forum hinders a lasting, stable pathway to peace.”
Maxine Waters said that the Singapore summit was a travesty, and that “its now time to start talking about impeaching this President”. The drumbeats from the left are deafening, signaling their heartfelt wish that this President fail in the endeavor to bring peace to the Korean peninsula. The mainstream media is on their same page, bringing in “experts” that nay-say the Presidents efforts and predict a big disappointment rather than a win for the world. All this after 1 meeting that actually had positive initial results.
Why the pushback? Is it a real concern that the President is going down the wrong path for peace, or is it a cynical effort to paint a negative picture in order to undermine public perception in order to somehow elevate their efforts in the 2018 mid-term elections? Sadly, my opinion is that the latter is the case. They cannot countenance any win by the President, because it makes their chances of taking over congress and getting rid of the President less likely.
The President and the Conservative movement has been winning. His approval numbers are higher than either Obama’s or Reagan’s at the same time frame in their Presidencies. In 1.5 years, he has eliminated all but one last vestige of the Obama legacy, with only Obamacare impeding a total sweep. We have seen tax reform, shrinking government and our military strengthened. The economy is buzzing with success after success and our stock market is having steady gains. Our unemployment rate is at historic lows, and jobs and overseas profits are coming back to us at an unprecedented rate. Illegal immigration is now finally being properly addressed, and we are sending record numbers of these people back. Our Supreme Court is now more conservative than in recent history, and it appears that our President will be able to appoint another conservative to the bench in short order. Lower court appointments are also leaning conservative, balancing out the liberal domination that has been pandemic in recent years. Add to that the historic Singapore summit for even more “winning”! America is coming back, and this is not boding well for the Liberal Democratic Party.
The long waited for “Blue Wave” that has buoyed the hopes of every Liberal Progressive Socialist (Democrat) is now more elusive than ever. The last thing that they want is another win for conservatives, but that is what they are faced with. Regardless of the cynical statements and reporting by the mainstream media, they cannot drown out the fact that the conservative view of America is back, and it is a positive driving force for us to achieve the goal of “Making America Great Again”!