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Trump the Crusader in Chief biggest foreign challenge is

  • Russia with its nuclear weapons, energy power and its interference in US elections plus Syria, Iran

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  • China with its economic challenges

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • North Korea

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  • Iran

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  • Middle East

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Global Warming

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Venezuela

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mexico and Canada trade and immigrants

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Europe

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  • Brexit

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So its good to meet North korea which have a nuclear power and call it a unique day for the world,
But very bad to meet Iran which MIGHT be having nuclear power and threaten them with a war and putting sanctions!
Foreign policy at its best!!
 

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Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at DMZ

Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at DMZ
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President Trump will meet briefly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday at the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean peninsula.

Trump and South Korea President Moon Jae-in announced the meeting would occur during a joint statement at about 1 p.m. local time in Seoul. The meeting will likely be a quick handshake and greeting, Trump said.

“We’re going to the DMZ border, and I’ll be meeting with Chairman Kim," Trump said. "I look forward to it very much. I look forward to seeing him. We’ve developed a very good relationship."

Moon said he will accompany Trump to the DMZ.

Trump had teased the potential meeting with Kim over the past 24 hours.

After floating the potential meeting on Twitter, Trump said in various comments on Saturday that Kim was open to the possible meeting. But the president continued to play up the drama until the last minute, noting potential logistical challenges could prevent the engagement form taking place.

The president first publicly suggested the possibility of a brief greeting with Kim at the DMZ in a tweet Friday.

In an exclusive interview with The Hill on Monday, Trump said he would be visiting the DMZ and that he “might” meet with Kim. The Hill delayed publishing news of the trip earlier in the week at the request of the White House, which cited security concerns about publicizing the president’s plans that far in advance.

Sunday's meet-up could serve as an opportunity for Trump to reset his relationship with Kim after a second face-to-face summit earlier this year ended abruptly and without any progress on denuclearization.

The president has heaped praise on the North Korean strongman, and the two have exchanged letters in the months since the Vietnam talks broke down.

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Moon Jae-in credited Trump for engaging North Korea on the matter of denuclearization, calling him "the maker of peace" on the peninsula.

"I hope that this meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Panmunjom will bring hope to the people of South and North Korea, and that it will be a milestone in the history of humankind toward peace," Moon said through an interpreter.

The rendezvous also holds potential risks, as it offers Kim further recognition on the world stage. The North Korean leader has been accused of numerous human rights violations, and has not taken concrete steps to date to abandon his nuclear arsenal.
 

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Putin Says Discussed Prospects of New START Treaty Extension With Trump - Reports
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Kommersant newspaper after his meeting with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, that prospects of extension of the bilateral New START treaty had been addressed but it was too early to discuss the outcome of the talks since there was a "long way" ahead.
On Friday, the two leaders met for 1.5-hour negotiations on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan's Osaka.

The meeting thirty minutes more than planned, with the leaders discussing subjects including the situations in or with respect to Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine.

When asked if the talks had shown any prospects to prolong the bilateral nuclear arms reduction treaty, which is set to expire in 2021, Putin said that though that issue had been discussed, it was too early to expect any specific results, Kommersant reported.

Russia has repeatedly expressed its readiness to extend New START.

Earlier this year, following the US's withdrawal from the INF treaty, a landmark 1987 accord aimed primarily at reducing the risk of nuclear war in Europe, Moscow voiced concerns that Washington could allow New START to expire in 2021 without renewal, as well.
 

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Democrats Dogs barging on the Historical Achievement of the Crusader in Chief
2020 Democratic candidates pan Trump's North Korea visit

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Democrats running for president on Sunday panned President Trump for stepping onto North Korean soil, then meeting with the nation's leader Kim Jong Un as ill-conceived and a waste of American bargaining power.

Trump made history on Sunday by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea. He and Kim then met for a surprise negotiation session that lasted about 50 minutes on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone.

The president hailed the meeting as an important breakthrough that will improve future communication between the two countries, and asserted it was an achievement that former President Barack Obama had grasped at futilely.

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Democrats immediately went on the attack Sunday morning, painting the meeting as an amateur move unlikely to produce any meaningful agreement on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile testing program.

A spokesman for former Vice President Joe Biden, the democratic frontrunner, hit Trump for “coddling” dictators, citing his chummy meetings with Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“President Trump’s coddling of dictators at the expense of American national security and interests is one of the most dangerous ways that he’s diminishing us on the world stage and subverting our values as a nation,” said Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates.

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The spokesman said Trump’s “conduct reinforces that we urgently need a president who can restore our standing in the world, heal relationships with key allies Trump has alienated, and delivered real change for the American people.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is alternating between second and third place in national Democratic primary polls, also weighed in.

“Our President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictator. Instead, we should be dealing with North Korea through principled diplomacy that promotes US security, defends our allies, and upholds human rights,” she tweeted.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running neck and neck with Warren, charged that Trump’s visit “weakened the State Department.”

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“The concern here is his incredible inconsistencies. I have no problem with him sitting down with Kim Jong-un in North Korea or any place else. But I don’t want it simply to be a photo opportunity, the whole world’s media was attracted there,” he said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

“What’s going to happen tomorrow and the next day? He has weakened the State Department. If we’re going to bring peace to this world, we need a strong State Department, we need to move forward diplomatically, not just do photo opportunities,” he said.

Trump drew fire from other Democrats as well, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Julián Castro, who are running lower in the polls.

Klobuchar expressed skepticism that Trump’s meeting would lead to anything substantive and criticized him for taking an overly simplistic approach to a foreign policy problem that has challenged the United States for years.

“We want to see a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a reduction in these missiles but it’s not as easy as just going and, you know, bringing a hot dish over the fence to the dictator next door,” Klobuchar said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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“This is a ruthless dictator and when you go forward, you have to have clear focus and a clear mission and clear goals,” she said.

She pointed to an earlier meeting between Trump and Kim in Singapore last year that failed to change North Korea’s testing of ballistic missiles in violation of international law.

“We’ve seen a history here, especially in this case where Donald Trump announces these summits and nothing really comes out of it,” Klobuchar said.

Castro, a former Obama Cabinet official, said Trump appeared to lay little groundwork for his meeting with Kim.

"It's worrisome that this president erratically sets up a meeting without the staff work being done. It seems like it's all for show, it's not substantive," Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Human Development, said on ABC's "This Week."

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"I am all for speaking with our adversaries, what's happened here is this president has raised the profile of a dictator like Kim Jong Un and now three times visited with him unsuccessfully because he’s doing it backward," he said.

He noted North Korea has not kept its pledge to the Trump administration to disclose its nuclear stockpile inventory.

Obama’s former acting CIA director Michael Morell backed up the candidates’ criticism, warning on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that “we’re paying a price” for meeting Kim on his home turf.

“This comes at a very high cost. This gives Kim Jong Un a lot of legitimacy. This is gold for him politically at home and in the world,” he said.

Longshot White House hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Sunday compared Trump's visit with Kim in the hermit nation to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain meeting with Adolf Hitler.

"They talk about historic moments. This is historic, him going to North Korea is like Chamberlain going to talk to Hitler," Ryan said on CNN's "Reliable Sources."

"I mean, this guy was lobbing missiles into the Sea of Japan just a few weeks ago and the president is going to talk to him? I mean, are you kidding me?” Ryan added of Kim.

Long-shot presidential candidate Andrew Yang broke from the pack, however, by praising Trump’s meeting.

“Anything that improves the political climate on the Korean peninsula and engages North Korea on its nuclear program is a good thing,” he tweeted.
 

Thawra # Furoshima

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So its good to meet North korea which have a nuclear power and call it a unique day for the world,
But very bad to meet Iran which MIGHT be having nuclear power and threaten them with a war and putting sanctions!
Foreign policy at its best!!

He called on Iran to negotiate
They refuse to talk Jeddo
???????
 

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Look at this F..,
First the event is historical
Second NK stopped Nuclear Experiences plus missiles launching including development of an ICBM
Schmi is a liar ?

Schumer: Trump's meeting with North Korean leader 'one of the worst days' in American diplomacy

Schumer: Trump's meeting with North Korean leader 'one of the worst days' in American diplomacy
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized President Trump's weekend meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as "reality show foreign policy."

"This was one of the worst few days in American foreign policy and American diplomatic history in a long time," Schumer said Monday in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Trump made history Sunday as the first sitting U.S. president to cross into North Korea.

But Schumer called out the president for calling Kim "a friend" without the country making any concessions on nuclear power.

"They have more nuclear bombs than they’ve had in the past. They are a danger to the United States and he pats the guy on the back and gets nothing in return," Schumer said.

Schumer said Trump used to criticize past presidents for being unable to denuclearize North Korea, but said Trump's "erratic" policies are even more detrimental to the U.S.

"It's reality show foreign policy. He wants that photo op, he wants that little hit," Schumer said. "He had no strategic, long range sense of where to go or what to do, and if anyone thinks this doesn’t hurt America in the short term and the long run They're sadly mistaken."

Schumer's remarks echo comments Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination made Sunday, panning the president's North Korea visit.
 

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'Nobody expected this moment' — the top takeaways from Trump's trip to Asia
Analysis: In an eventful overseas trip, the president extended olive branches to foes while keeping an eye on how it was being received back home.
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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un stands with President Donald Trump north of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea on Sunday. Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images
July 1, 2019, 6:50 PM GMT+3
By Josh Lederman
SEOUL, South Korea — As President Donald Trump headed to Asia last week, there was anticipation in the air amid burning questions over how he’d handle his interactions with many of the world’s most important leaders.

Could Trump and China achieve a breakthrough in their trade war? Would he admonish Vladimir Putin not to meddle in next year’s election? How would he deal with the cast of dictators on his schedule?

Three days in Japan and South Korea saw the president extend olive branches to U.S. adversaries in ways that may have lowered short-term tensions but left some critics lamenting that he hadn’t held a firmer line.

He even briefly stepped foot in North Korea during an extraordinary, hastily arranged meeting with Kim Jong Un that yielded a restart in nuclear negotiations.


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All the while, he made clear he was keenly attuned to how his global jaunt was playing back at home, on TV screens and on social media.

“If he did not show up, the press was going to make me look very bad. So you made us both look good,” Trump said of Kim in the DMZ after the historic meeting. But Trump was ready to go home, telling U.S. troops: “I want to get the hell back on that big plane.”

Some key takeaways from Trump’s whirlwind trip to Japan, South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone:

Fondness for firsts

There’s nothing Trump seems to like more than to say he’s made history or done what no president has done before.

It began within minutes of his taking office on 2017, when he boasted of having the largest inaugural crowd size in history, though that claim was immediately called into dispute. Trump was also the first Republican presidential nominee to speak about LGBTQ rights during a Republican National Convention and first to have an Indian-American, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, serve in his Cabinet.

And the firsts continue this week when Trump abandons the typical presidential plans for the Fourth of July and hosts an unprecedented, grandiose “Salute to America” on the National Mall — complete with Air Force One flying over Washington — that has left security and logistics officials on edge.

Already, as he traveled to Asia, Trump had made history by being the first sitting president to meet with a North Korean leader, first in Singapore last year and then in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February. But Trump was intent on notching up another first by meeting with Kim Jong Un in the DMZ — and even taking a few steps onto North Korean soil as no president before him has done.

“The media was saying this could be a very historic moment, and I guess that is what it is,” Trump said.

Bucking the hawks

It’s no secret that Trump has surrounded himself by national security advisers who advocate a hardline approach to dealing with America’s adversaries: Iran, North Korea and Russia, to name a few. Many of his trade advisers have also urged him to hold firm in the trade war with China and not ease up on increasing rounds of tariffs until Beijing capitulates.

But within a few short days, Trump agreed to hold off on his next threatened round of 25 percent tariffs on another $300 million in Chinese goods, and also lifted his ban on U.S. companies exporting technology to Huawei, the tech and telecom firm that the U.S. has accused of conducting surveillance for China’s government.


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He expressed openness to meeting with Iran’s leaders with no preconditions, and joked with Russian President Vladimir Putin about election meddling, later telling reporters that Putin “denies it totally,” without mentioning the U.S. intelligence community’s unwavering view that Putin did meddle in 2016 and plans to again.

And some of the hawks advising Trump would have preferred he not grant Kim a feel-good photo opportunity in the DMZ despite no measurable progress toward striking a nuclear deal.

The softer stance toward longstanding U.S. enemies may have been another blow to Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, who just weeks ago had urged Trump to approve a retaliatory strike against Iran that the president called off at the last minute. On his Asia swing, Trump at one point referred to his adviser as “Mike Bolton,” a mistake he’s made several times before.

Dealing with dictators

The cast of characters that Trump met with during his stop in Japan for the Group of 20 summit read like a list of the most brutal, authoritarian leaders in the world, save for a few in Africa and Latin America.

“Presidents, prime ministers, dictators — I met them all,” he said before departing South Korea.

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Meeting with powerful leaders is a key part of the job for any U.S. president, and the United States doesn’t get to pick who’s in charge in other parts of the world. But typically, U.S. leaders have sought to be more measured in their interactions with leaders who work against America’s interests or are implicated in serious abuses of human rights, women’s rights and democratic freedoms.

Trump wanted the public to know he gets along well with everybody, rarely mentioning any of the allegations against his interlocutors unless pressed directly on them by reporters covering his trip.

He called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who imprisoned many of his rivals in a purported corruption purge and was implicated by the CIA in ordering the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a “terrific ally,” telling him that he’d done “really a spectacular job.”

He called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who cracked down aggressively on civil liberties and detained tens of thousands in the wake of a coup attempt, “a friend of mine” whom he’s “become very close to.”


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Even as he wages a trade war with China that has spooked economic markets, Trump called President Xi Jinping “a brilliant man” who he said is “probably considered to be one of the great leaders in 200 years.”

But perhaps no cozy interaction raised alarm bells back at home more than his meeting with Putin, seen as undermining U.S. interests everywhere from Syria and Libya to Ukraine and Venezuela. Trump said he gets along with the former KGB officer and touted their “very, very good relationship.”

“It's appalling. It's disgraceful. It shows he shouldn't be president,” responded Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

Affection for Asia

Although Trump seems to despise the grueling task of attending major world summits like the G-20 where the sessions focus on wonky economic issues and not on him, he’s built a particular affection for Asia, making five trips here already as president. In fact, his visit to Osaka was his second trip to Japan this month alone.

“I’m thrilled to be back. I always like being back in Japan,” Trump said.

It’s unclear why Trump has developed such a fondness for Asia, but it may stem from the tradition in the region for hospitality and deference, and the tendency of many leaders in the region — especially Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — to lavish praise on Trump. Perhaps that’s because foreign leaders and their intelligence agencies who have been closely studying Trump since his election have come to believe that flattery is an effective way to curry favor with the publicity-minded president.

On multiple occasions, Trump told reporters how everywhere he went on this trip, he was being congratulated, both for his election victory more than two years ago and for the buoyancy of the U.S. economy since he took office. He even brought up his trip to China last year, saying that he’d spoken about it in Osaka with Xi and other leaders.

“The red carpet was rolled out for all of us — for this country, for our country,” Trump said.

Stealing the show

The first two days of Trump’s Asia swing brought an unusual development for the president: For once, he was not at the center of attention on the U.S. political scene.

After all, his time in Japan coincided with the first Democratic primary debate, and the media at home was abuzz with talk not of Trump but of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Vice President Joe Biden and the other Democrats vying to unseat Trump.

That fact was clearly on the president’s mind, as he repeatedly tweeted — even in between summit meetings — about the debates and his poor assessment of his competitor’s performances. In his news conference in Japan, he took it upon himself to dismiss the performance of Harris, who was widely perceived as the winner of Thursday's debate.

“You never know who's going to be tough,” Trump said of the Democrats. “One that you think is going to be tough turns out to be not much.”

But by the end of the trip, Trump managed to steal back the headlines with his historic step into North Korea and handshake with Kim Jong Un. By the time Americans woke up on Sunday, it was Trump’s face plastered on TV screens and dominating social media.
 
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