The winning is so real that even CNN can’t deny it.
A CNN reporter was left “speechless” by news that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced he will suspend all nuclear and missile tests.
Ahead of a much-anticipated planned meeting between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump, Kim declared the remarkable change in policy on Saturday, according to CNN.
According to the state-run KCNA news agency, Kim said that “under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission.”
President Trump reacted to the news on Twitter.
“North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site,” he tweeted. “This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.”
North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
CNN’s Will Ripley covered the breaking news speaking by phone on Wolf Blitzer’s show on Friday night.
“Kim Jong Un has announced to his country and his own people that he has completed his nuclear program, and therefore there is no need to continue developing nuclear weapons,” he reported.
“This is an extraordinarily significant development, and frankly a huge win for President Trump going into these discussions, this potential summit, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,” Ripley admitted.
He then quoted a North Korean official who said: “Finally Kim Jong Un has decided to open up,” the source said. “This is a new chapter for the DPRK. He has committed himself to the path of denuclearization and will now focus solely on economic growth and the national economy. Finally he has realized the best path forward is to open up the country and normalize relations.”
The official, according to Ripley, concluded, “He is finally being recognized by the international community, and this is a historic, timely opportunity.”
Ripley admitted he was at a loss for words.
“Wolf, I have to say, I am really almost speechless here at the pace at which North Korea has done this U-turn,” he said. “This all started with Donald Trump agreeing to sit down with a summit with Kim Jong Un.”
This wasn’t a complete admission that the network and liberals in general have been wrong about the president’s hard-line approach, not long ago having meltdowns over the prospect of imminent nuclear war with the rogue nation. But declaring “a huge win” for the president is a significant first step.