Democrats are now taking another opportunity to talk negatively about President Trump.
This time Senate Democrats are blaming President Trump for walking away from the historic summit with North Korea, claiming the president used North Korea's rhetoric as an excuse to do so.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
President Trump used North Korean rhetoric as an excuse to walk away from a high-stakes summit with dictator Kim Jong Un, a senior Senate Democrat suggested Thursday.
“It seems to me that there’s an effort here to create alternative facts in which North Korea walked away, but it's rather clear to me that this was President Trump’s decision,” New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations panel, said during a Thursday hearing. “He walked away ... it’s likely because he came to the conclusion — that the challenges that dawned on him of the full nature of the negotiations with the north, and that his approach was setting us up for a failure.”
That was one tart example of Democrats blaming Trump for the cancellation of what would have been an historic June 12 meeting with Kim.
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., argued more heatedly that the White House bungled the diplomacy in the run-up to the meeting. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintained that the process had stalled due to North Korean intransigence.
“Over the past many days we have endeavored to do what Chairman Kim and I agreed, [which] was to put teams, preparation teams, together to begin to work to prepare for the summit,” Pompeo said during the hearing. “And we received no response to our inquiries from them.”
Recently North Korea has become silent when the United States had reached out in attempts to keep moving forward with the summit. North Korea had also released a criticizing and negative statement about Vice President Mike Pence.
Why would it be unexpected that Trump would step back from the table at that point? That's who Trump is. The master negotiator doesn't sit at the table playing games, he gets the job done.
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