Blinded by Trump hate, liberals were quick to jump on the bandwagon that the President had some how lost his negotiation standing with Kim Jong Un shortly after he canceled a summit where the two were going to meet.
A letter from the President to Chairman Kim Jong Un: "It is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting." pic.twitter.com/3dDIp55xu1
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2018
But, timing is everything.
As BizPac Review reported, North Korea had kept one of its promises and destroyed a nuclear testing site Thursday morning. At the time it wasn’t clear if Trump’s decision to cancel the meeting happened before or immediately after the site was decimated.
As dust from the bombshell news settled, it looks as if it was the latter. But, reactionary leftists aren’t good at waiting for facts or revelations to pan out and immediately ripped into Trump for being “played” by the dictator.
Why I gave Trump an F on his foreign policy. He is not committed to doing the hard work of serious diplomacy.
— Barbara L’Italien (@teambarbara) May 24, 2018
He got played BIG time. pic.twitter.com/Efn39B44WM
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@TrumpsareNazis) May 24, 2018
Kim Jong Un played Trump and won. How embarrassing. The bar is so low for Trump and he still cant slither under it.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) May 24, 2018
It’s a ridiculous notion to believe Trump was in this to win a Nobel Peace Prize. A prize that’s been stripped of its meaning especially since it was given to former President Obama for doing nothing. But it’s even more ridiculous to believe that Trump was “played” by little “Rocket Man.”
While liberals were gloating over Trump’s apparent loss, another narrative was developing as reports from within North Korea started to come out.
Officials inside NoKo were reportedly “shocked” as they heard the news that summit was called off — especially as it came just AFTER the test site was destroyed.
NK tried to leverage Trump and he pulled out instead. That’s what he’s supposed to do.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 24, 2018
You’ve got to think that Kim blowing up his nuclear test site and then immediately losing the summit can’t help his standing internally
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) May 24, 2018
.@willripleyCNN is INSIDE North Korea reporting right now: “Being inside this country just hours after they blew up a nuclear site.. it’s very awkward and uncomfortable moment right now.”
— Catherine Valentine (@CNNValentine) May 24, 2018
.@willripleyCNN on phone from north korea now. says he was the first person to read to the north korean officials he was with trump’s letter. they had all just been together seeing a nuclear site dismantled.
he said they were in shocked, got up, left and are all on the phone.
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) May 24, 2018
With all due respect, I don’t know how Trump got played by Kim Jong Un. Trump got 3 hostages out of North Korea and got them to dismantle parts of their nuclear weapons program, including destroying one of their testing sites. And he gave them what exactly? https://t.co/HUbTsKCzPN
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) May 24, 2018
There are three Americans home today who would dispute the notion that President Trump's attempt to hold a summit with North Korea achieved "nothing."
— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) May 24, 2018
So, who is playing who? Ari Fleischer went on Fox Business to explain Trump’s gaining the leverage now.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) May 24, 2018
And, it’s still fluid situation. Nothing is set in stone.
President Trump, after canceling the North Korea summit in a lengthy letter just a few hours ago, says just now that there’s a chance the “existing summit” could still take place.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 24, 2018
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