James Clapper Praises Trump For North Korea Meeting

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


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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