Many have mocked Trump’s approach with North Korea.
From calling Kim “little rocket man” to a fight over a bigger button… many wondered if his rhetoric was less “tough” and more “childish.”
(And of course… the left bleated that it would cause Kim Jong-Un to NUKE us and we would all be DEAD BECAUSE OF TRUMP. OMG!!!)
Anyway, President Trump discussed his approach with Sean Hannity last night after the summit.
And what he had to say is really, REALLY interesting.
According to Daily Caller:
After a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he “felt foolish” using such harsh rhetoric when speaking about the dictator.
After rehashing some of the remarks Trump made, such as calling Kim Jong Un “little rocket man,” and “my button is bigger,” Hannity asked, “How did it evolve from that to this, because he did say at the very beginning, we’re going to basically start over and that has been building behind the scenes?
Trump bluntly replied, “Well, I think without the rhetoric, we wouldn’t have been here.”
The president continued by taking subtle jabs at nameless prior administrations, stating, “other administrations … had a policy of silence. If they said something very bad, very threatening and horrible, just don’t answer. That’s not the answer. That’s not what you have to do.”
Trump said he didn’t like using the harsh rhetoric, telling Hannity, “I hated to do it. Sometimes I felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice.”
Ok so… is he wrong?
He’s absolutely right to say that other, more “conventional” approaches DID NOT WORK.
And yet here we are… the day after one of the most historic moments in American diplomacy.
All because Trump ruffled some feathers.