Conservative pundit Erick Erickson blasted President Trump for attacking US allies at the Group of Seven (G7) summit while giving North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a “propaganda win” in exchange for nothing, saying “if Obama had done what Trump just did, Republicans would be demanding his impeachment.”
In an op-ed titled “If Obama Had Done This,” Erickson notes that Trump’s meeting with the brutal dictator elevates North Korea’s status in the world while Trump comes “home with just a participation trophy.”
“Having the American President abdicate his leadership of the G7 to flirt with a communist monster is unacceptable,” Erickson wrote. “Diplomacy to get rid of North Korea’s nukes would be great. But that’s not what happened.”
“Instead, we gave the North Koreans a considerable PR win in Asia, gave them credibility in South Korea, and came home with just a participation trophy.”
“Like with Obama, President Trump should not have engaged in a glad-handing, face time exercise with the North Korean leader where the communist monster gets a propaganda win of North Korean flags at equal display with the American flag,” Erickson wrote, criticizing Obama’s deals with Cuba and Iran.
“The whole design of this is offensive,” Erickson wrote of the G-7 tensions moving into the North Korean summit. “The President pees in the punch bowl of the G7, insists the Russians come back into the organization, then flies off to Singapore to make kissy face with a man who routinely murders his own people.”