Trump Considers Face-to-Face Meeting with Kim Jong-Un

During an interview yesterday, President Donald Trump said that he would consider a face-to-face meeting with North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-Un. Many would criticize such a move, but sometimes a great deal can be accomplished with meeting with one’s enemy. It’s possible a face-to-face meeting could avert the possibility of was and save the lives of millions. If nothing else, it would resolve most questions as to how far Kim is willing to push.

President Trump said in an interview Monday that he “absolutely” would meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances.

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump told Bloomberg News, adding: “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”

The comments come as he and his advisers grapple with how to rein in the North Korea threat. Trump has declined to take military action off the table, but has been urging China to pressure Pyongyang into changing its behavior — as Congress moves on a separate front to apply new sanctions. 

If it would prevent war and the death of millions of people, then a face-to-face meeting between Presidents Trumps and Kim would be best. However, Trump specified that the conditions had to be right for such a meeting to take place. Currently, if no meeting takes place, it’s hard to imagine war being averted, unless China steps in and becomes more forceful with North Korea.

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