MSNBC Guest Insists Trump-Kim Meeting Is Not ‘Historic’

Dominic Mancini | Reporter

MSNCB commentator Jon Meacham was in denial about the historical nature of the Singapore summit with President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday morning.

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“Just because something hasn’t happened before doesn’t mean it’s historic,” Meacham told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

“I think when you call something historic, it means that it has a good chance of having lasting implications. And I think it’s very unclear, at least to my layman’s eye, that this does that,” the Time magazine editor stated, to which a fellow panelist chimed in with agreement. (RELATED: Meacham Compares Trump To George Wallace).

Most media outlets have deemed the summit “historic” since Trump’s announcement of his agreement with Kim. CNN recently described the Trump-Kim meeting as “unprecedented and surreal talks.”

NewsBusters’ Scott Whitlock noted that news organizations frequently use the word “historic” when reporting landmark accomplishments.

Trump and Kim signed a letter amid the summit’s close on Tuesday, and Kim promised that “the world will see a major change.” Trump said the leaders discussed denuclearizing the peninsula as well as North Korea’s human rights issues, saying Kim is a “very good negotiator.”

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