Trump Rips Schumer, ‘Fake News’ Over Criticism Of North Korea Meeting

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by Will Racke

 

President Donald Trump on Sunday lambasted two of his favorite targets — Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the media — for their critical assessment of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Trump led off a series of tweets by taking a swipe at the New York senator, who had previously criticized the president’s meeting with him as “all cattle, no hat” — a botched version of the Texas colloquialism “all hat and no cattle.”

“Chuck Schumer said ‘the Summit was what the Texans call all cattle and no hat,’” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right? No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites. Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!”

Trump met with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday in an unprecedented summit between leaders of two countries that have technically been at war since 1950. After several meetings, they signed a joint agreement under which Washington and Pyongyang will “join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.”

However, the agreement was short on details, offering unspecified “security guarantees” to Pyongyang in exchange for Kim’s “unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

In the wake of the summit, U.S. media coverage focused largely on the ambiguity of the results, to the anger of the Trump administration. The coverage was also replete with pundits criticizing Trump for meeting with Kim without any preconditions on Pyongyang’s behavior, which Trump addressed in his Father’s Day tweetstorm.

“Funny how the Fake News, in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I ‘met,’” Trump wrote. “That’s because that’s all they have to disparage! We got so much for peace in the world, & more is being added in finals.

“Even got our hostages/remains!” he added, referring to the return of U.S. citizens imprisoned in North Korea and the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War.

Trump went on to claim that the “deal” has been well-received in the the region.

“The denuclearization deal with North Korea is being praised and celebrated all over Asia,” he wrote. “They are so happy! Over here, in our country, some people would rather see this historic deal fail than give Trump a win, even if it does save potentially millions & millions of lives!”

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Will Racke is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation. Follow Will on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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