Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Corker: "Difficult" to Know What Happened with North Korea

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 11:19 AM

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If you're still unclear about what really got done in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, you're in company with the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Trump and Kim did sign a document that said they'd work towards a new relationship, building a better peace, the complete de-nuclearlization of the Korean Peninsula, and more.
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Right? So, yeah, that's something. But, wait. What? Don't worry if it's not perfectly clear.

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (read: a guy who should really, actually have a clue about this kind of stuff and access to the answers), said in an official statement Tuesday morning, that he's not really sure, either.

“While I am glad the president and Kim Jong Un were able to meet, it is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has occurred,” Corker said. “I look forward to having Secretary [Mike] Pompeo before our committee soon to share his insights and look forward to carrying out our oversight responsibilities.” 

But it kinda, maybe even doesn't matter what they did or said or signed. Trump said that he may be wrong (just joking, of course. C'mon!) about all of it but that he'd never admit it.

Here's part of a White House transcript of a press briefing after his meeting with Kim.

"I think he’s — I think — honestly, I think he’s going to do these things," Trump said. "I may be wrong. I mean, I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong.' I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse. (Laughter.)"

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