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Bernie Sanders Praises Trump After Summit With Kim Jong Un

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders praised President Donald Trump after a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a statement released Tuesday.

The meeting between Trump and Kim was “a positive step” towards peace, Sanders said hours after Trump and Kim signed a “comprehensive” agreement promising North Korea better relations and security guarantees. In return, North Korea has committed to the “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Trump said after his meeting with Kim.

“While very light on substance, the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore represents a positive step in de-escalating tensions between our countries, addressing the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons, and moving toward a more peaceful future,” Sanders said in the statement. “Congress has an important role to play in making sure this is a meaningful and serious process and not just a series of photo ops.” (RELATED: President Trump And Kim Jong Un Meet For The First Time At Singapore Summit [VIDEO])

Sanders has previously scrutinized Trump for nearly all of his accomplishments since taking office.

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