President Trump abruptly walked away from negotiations with North Korea in Vietnam and headed back to Washington on Thursday afternoon, saying the U.S. is unwilling to meet Kim Jong Un’s demand of lifting all sanctions on the rogue regime without first securing its meaningful commitment to denuclearization.
Trump, speaking in Hanoi, Vietnam, told reporters he had asked Kim to do more regarding his intentions to denuclearize, and “he was unprepared to do that,” Fox News reports.
“No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
“Sometimes you have to walk and this was just one of those times,” Trump said in a press conference with reporters after he abruptly left the summit with the North Koreans.
Trump said that the walkout was “friendly” and that the two leaders shook hands before departing.
“It was about the sanctions… basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that. He wants to de-nuke, but he wants to do some areas that aren’t what we want. You always have to be prepared to walk.” ~ President Trump
Trump specifically said negotiations fell through after the North demanded a full removal of U.S.-led international sanctions in exchange for the shuttering of the North’s Yongbyon nuclear facility. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the United States wasn’t willing to make a deal without the North committing to giving up its secretive nuclear facilities outside Yongbyon, as well as its missile and warheads program.
This is never what it seems and it is baffling how people refuse to see that North Korea is China’s kid brother and doing what they are told to do with the United States by China. North Korea has not done anything to even slow down their Nukes, chemical and biological weapons or their missile capabilities, in fact they have stepped it up. The President cannot be blunt with America because America won’t even step up to stop the democrat sociopaths destroying our nation.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.