CNN host Erin Burnett is a reliable critic of the Trump administration, but she believes that the president has a chance to make history if he can solve one recurring foreign relations problem: North Korea.
The White House divulged Thursday that there is an agreement for US President Trump to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The first-ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader is projected to take place by May, according to South Korea.
CNN’s Erin Burnett responded to the news by telling a panel that Trump would go down in history as a “great president” if he could solve the nuclear North Korean dilemma.
“Just an extraordinary evening, and of course opening the door to the big question. If President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great president,” Burnett said. “And there’s no way around that. That is the reality here.”
President Trump also faced criticism for potentially handing the North Koreans a propaganda victory. The announced meeting also comes as a surprise after President Trump has repeatedly mocked Kim Jong Un with the epithet, “Rocket Man.”
Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that he didn’t “believe” that North Korea would give up his nuclear weapons, but added that he wasn’t going to “be critical” of the meeting because Trump was attempting to do something other presidents haven’t done.
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