President Donald Trump proudly stated that he had “everything” to do with what is happening on the Korean Peninsula.
“We’re doing the world a big favor. We’ll see how it goes. I think we are going to do just fine,” the president said Saturday night in Washington, Mich., commenting on potentially positive shifts on in Korea. “I had one of the fake news groups this morning, they were saying, ‘What do you think President Trump had to do with it?’ I’ll tell you what, like how about everything.”
He added that even South Korean President Moon Jae-in agrees with that. Moon has repeatedly credited Trump’s maximum pressure campaign, asserting that the president’s policies helped bring North Korea to the negotiating table.
After a year of rising tension in Northeast Asia, North Korea has begun engaging its neighbors in diplomacy. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Chinese President Xi Jinping in late March, and he met Moon at a landmark summit on South Korean soil Friday. It marked the first time a North Korean leader has visited South Korea in more than six decades.
In a joint statement drafted by Kim and Moon, the two sides agreed to pursue an end to the Korean War, as well as the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” North Korea presented these commitments to its people Saturday.
Kim and Trump are expected to sit down in the next three to four weeks, the president revealed Saturday evening. Trump acknowledged that he is unsure what is going to happen, but he has high hopes.
During his speech, the crowd interupted with a chant of “Nobel,” perhaps signaling that Trump should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his achievements in Korea, a problem that has persisted for decades.
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