James Clapper Praises Trump For North Korea Meeting

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper praised President Donald Trump for his efforts in denuclearizing North Korea.

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Clapper, who has been incredibly critical of Trump, said that he gives the president credit for changing the narrative in negotiations with the North Korean regime. (RELATED: Clapper: It’s ‘A Good Thing’ FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign)

“My observation certainly when I was there was the North Koreans were clearly stuck on their narrative and we were kind of stuck on ours,” Clapper said. “Emblematic of that were the talking points I was assigned to recite to the North Koreans, first one of which was ‘you must denuclearize before we talk to you.’ Well, that’s a nonstarter.”

“President Trump to his credit has changed that narrative I think…that’s a good thing,” he asserted. (RELATED: Trump Explains Why He Gave Up War Games In North Korea Summit)

Christopher Smith also contributed to this report. 

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