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Trump to Meet with Kim

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:37 pm

There was a looooot of whining about Obama meeting with anyone without “preconditions.” Oh, well: as I said the other day, North Korea is totally going to denuclearize, so this is all good. Also they’ll give up testing during the negotiations! Of course their testing site is probably unusable at this point, so, you know . . . but still!

He’s gonna make a great deal, as he always does. ObamaCare: gone. National debt: on its way to being wiped out. North Korea: denuked. Done, done, and done.


  1. My favorite Trump quote, maybe of all time, is about Kim:

    “I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un, I just won’t. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine,” Trump told more than 600 attendees during his 35-minute address at the Renaissance Washington Hotel on Saturday. “By the way, a couple days ago they said we would like to talk, and I said, so would we, but you have to de-nuke, you have to de-nuke. So let’s see what happens. … Maybe positive things are happening, I hope that’s true. … We will be meeting, and we’ll see if anything positive happens.”

    Comment by DRJ — 3/9/2018 @ 8:31 am

  2. I don’t see anything Trump can offer Kim that will make Kim give up his nuclear program. Kim has power, money, and now he will be a world leader accepted by the world’s most powerful nation. How can Trump successfully negotiate with Kim when Trump has nothing more to offer?

    Comment by DRJ — 3/10/2018 @ 9:31 am

  3. As a conservative, my concern is not the upside (which is how Trump approaches all negotiations) but the downside. His theory in business and in politics is to try things and keep what works and forget what doesn’t work, but that isn’t how it works with other countries. There are no do-overs in this.

    If there are negative consequences to Trump’s negotiations, he can’t act like nothing happened. He has to think about the positives and the negatives before he acts but he doesn’t do that. It has come back to bite him when he fails in business, as evidenced by his bankruptcies and many failed ventures. But the downside here is much worse than bankruptcy.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/10/2018 @ 3:33 pm

  4. Trump and rational ignorance.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/10/2018 @ 5:49 pm

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