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The Federalist’s Bre Payton: Trump-Kim Summit Was A ‘Giant Blunder’

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The Federalist’s Bre Payton: Trump-Kim Summit Was A ‘Giant Blunder’





Bre Payton, the culture and millennial politics reporter for The Federalist, said on Monday that she was “very, very upset” by President Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, calling it a “giant blunder.”

“I was really upset when the president decided to meet with Kim Jong Un, shake his hand on the stage, have North Korean and American flags hung next to one another, I was honestly very, very upset by that — not talking human rights abuses at all, I mean how can you even do that,” Payton told Hill.TV’s Ned Ryun and Krystal Ball on “Rising.”


“However, I think the American people are willing to forgive that, in my opinion, giant blunder if it does result in better relations between North Korea and the United States,” she added.

Payton also said she wasn’t surprised by Trump’s tweet announcing his decision to cancel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned visit to North Korea.

“We all knew that North Korea wasn’t going to denuclearize … This is the one trick that they have,” she said.

The Hill added:

In June, Trump became the first American president to meet face-to-face with a North Korean leader. Together, the two leaders signed a joint statement that committed North Korea “to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

But little has materialized from the denuclearization deal and negotiations remain at a stand-still.





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