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Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons program

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he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit.

I wonder whether the US relations with Pyongyang are good because Trump and Ivanka, perhaps through NK's pals China, have made arrangements to sell rights to their brand names there, too. https://globalnews.ca/news/4873239/ivanka-trump-china-trademarks-trade/

Trump and family care little if anything about the US 99.9%. Their first and foremost concern is to pay off their loans to international 'financiers' and increase family profits while Trump's in the WH.

Trump's trip to Hanoi to meet with his love interest Kim will provide even more exposure to the Trump brand name. Kachingkaching

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"Trump noted that North Korea has not tested any rockets or missiles or nuclear weapons in months..."

Makes you wonder why. Maybe the question that should be asked is: how much have they (NK) achieved so far? Maybe enough to be a real threat.

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Trump has been ineffective on North Korea. I'm worried he will give even more concessions without anything in return.

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Trump said his second meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam, would be "very exciting,"

A second date is always exciting.

Trump noted that North Korea has not tested any rockets or missiles or nuclear weapons in months

Maybe they don't need to test them anymore because they got it to work ? I mean, that's how it is usually.

"I think I would like to see ultimately denuclearization of North Korea. I think we will see that ultimately," Trump said. "I have no pressing time schedule."

Note the "I think". Very encouraging.

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How convenient. He must have finally figured out North Korea has no intention of holding up their end of the agreement. Just as they have done time and time before.

Has there ever been a president as stupid and ignorant as this man? Certainly not in my lifetime.

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Another waste of time. Except good for Trump and his goal in 2020, and good for Kim pulling off a second meeting, when his family predecessors couldn't pull off even one. Kim is keeping his nukes, China has his back on sanctions. Trump has been taken for a fool but doesn't realize it.

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Well, this is what you expect to get when you have a failed reality TV host and serial adulterer who thinks he's smarter than foreign policy experts and senior General officers who have been studying and negotiating with nK for decades. 

Two "Dear Leaders" with similar leadership styles and very similar brainwashed supporters... 

Perhaps they can compare notes on how to best conduct their next "rallies"....

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More flip floppin by the master flip flopper....

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If anyone else had made these remarks - people would see this as pretty reasonable. Once again, I am not defending Trump Boi - but to rush and pressure Kim (who is irrational as is) seems like a poor strategy. Also, people criticize Trump for not fixing the NK problem - the same problem every other administration couldn't fix either.

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The only important thing is missiles are no longer heading towards Japan regularly, as they were under Obama. Trump stopped that. Give him credit please. Citizens of Hokkaido would be sleeping well at night.

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people criticize Trump for not fixing the NK problem

No, that's not what he gets criticized for. Or at least, I've never seen anyone criticizing him for that - do you have some links/examples?

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Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons program

Well that's good since NK doesn't seem to be in a rush to give them up.

Our first agreement?

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Trump has been ineffective on North Korea

He's been more effective than Obama was. So there goes that argument, Super. Try something else.

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The only important thing is missiles are no longer heading towards Japan regularly, as they were under Obama. Trump stopped that. Give him credit please. Citizens of Hokkaido would be sleeping well at night.

You have a rather poor memory, because missile launches peaked during the Trump administration. Give Trump credit for a crisis he manufactured? No thanks.

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I thought Trump said they already had. Oops!

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He's been more effective than Obama was.

He most definitely has not. He canceled the war games with S. Korea when Kim told him to, and he gave Kim propaganda material to solidify his power in NK, which he is about to do again next week. And missiles?

Number of missile tests by NK during 8 years of Obama: 12

Number of missile tests by NK during 2017 (Trump): 16

Fact check yourself son.

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The only important thing is missiles are no longer heading towards Japan regularly, as they were under Obama. Trump stopped that.

Number of missile tests by NK during 8 years of Obama: 12

Number of missile tests by NK during 2017 (Trump): 16

You're congratulating Trump on stopping a problem he started. You must realize just how silly you look when you do that, right? I mean it's like if I punch you in the face, then say 'oh sorry', and you say 'good job in stopping that fight!'

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Sure Trump you are not in rush, no sanctions are imposed against you... Kim, better rush, otherwise half of your poor country will die from starving...

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Of course Trump is in no rush!

1: NK have The Bomb and a delivery system. That's all they needed, and they have it.

2: Trump is into the garden/lanscaping phase of his retirement. Stay active, and build a nice fence around the yard. A beautiful fence!

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Serrano: He's been more effective than Obama was.

From the North Korean perspective, yes. Let's see what Trump gives away next. His typical playbook for authoritarian leaders is appeasement. You might remember that wet noodle performance he gave with Putin standing next to him.

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Trump will be having a second date with 'Rocket Man' Kim but still steadfastly refusing to even have some selfies with the democratic lady president Tsai English of the ROC-Taiwan?

What is happening to America?

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush

Obviously, he means it as "we don't lift sanctions if you don't give up nuke. If you want to lift the sanction on your country and then you must give up your nuke ASAP"

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Obviously, he means it as "we don't lift sanctions if you don't give up nuke. If you want to lift the sanction on your country and then you must give up your nuke ASAP"

No, that’s not obvious. If that’s what he meant, then why didn’t he say that? I think you are trying to pretend he said what you think he should have said, instead of looking at what he actually said.

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