Sen. Schumer: Trump ‘Legitimized A Brutal Dictator’

Julia Nista | General Assignment Reporter

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor Tuesday to criticize President Donald Trump’s diplomatic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


“It is worrisome, very worrisome, that this joint statement is so imprecise,” Schumer said. “What the United States has gained is vague and unverifiable, at best. What North Korea has gained is tangible and lasting.”

Schumer added that by meeting with Kim, Trump “has granted a brutal and repressive dictatorship the international legitimacy it has long craved.” (RELATED: Dennis Rodman Sheds Tears Over North Korean Summit, Says Obama Would Not Recognize His Efforts)

The New York senator said “for the United States, it’s permanent proof that we have legitimized a brutal dictator who has starved his own people.”

Trump and Kim met Monday in Singapore to discuss diplomatic relations in light hostilities that include North Korea’s nuclear program and U.S. sanctions on the country. (RELATED: Sec. Mattis: ‘All’s Quiet’ In The North Korean Military)

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