CNN Gives President Trump Credit For Opening Doors to End Korean Conflict, Reunification
“Clearly, credit goes to President Trump.”
According to the foreign minister of South Korea speaking with CNN, Donald Trump is the one who holds the most responsibility for bringing together the leaders of North and South Korea to discuss peace at the negotiating table. The two countries have been at war since 1950, as the Korean War had never officially ended. Now, the war is one of the remaining holdovers from a time of Soviet influences in the region and may soon be put to an end.
When CNN is willing to air an interview and promote it with the tagline that Donald Trump deserves the credit for ending a war, we know that it’s so apparently true that there’s no getting around reporting it. Just like the night of the election, even CNN had to eventually call the White House for Trump.
South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour ahead of the recent summit between the leaders of the two Korean nations. Kang said:
“Clearly, credit goes to Trump. He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one.”
Later in the interview, Kang suggested that it would be a “solid outcome” to get Kim Jong-Un to sign a written agreement to denuclearize, but that it would be “unrealistic” to suddenly get a full peace treaty right away, saying that hostilities must be removed first. Once confidence is restored, she said, “then [we’ll all be] ready to sign a peace treay.”
Obama’s Legacy: Otto Warmbier
After being detained in North Korea for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda banner, Ohio native Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor while visiting the country on a trip advertised by a company as “safe” for American citizens. Warmbier was arrested at the airport before he could leave the country. Warmbier was detained for a “hostile act against the state.” His arrest in early 2016 was unanswered by the Obama administration who advised his parents keep a “low profile.” But, on the election of Donald Trump, he and Rex Tillerson were able to announce in June 2017 that they had successfully negotiated for the release of the young man. Warmbier was comatose on his return to the United States and he died on June 19th, 2017. One month later, Trump banned all American tourists from traveling to the country as of September of that year.
When we announced the dead of Otto in America, we wrote:
Thanks Obama for jack squat. This is your legacy. You had plenty of leverage to get this kid back in time to his parents but how many rounds of golf did you get in instead? You’ll be remembered as the friend to fascism, communism, socialism and death to America. Fundamentally.
Trump To Be First President To Meet North Korean Leader
Last month, officials in the White House started working on hammering out details that would allow Donald Trump to be the first American President to ever meet a leader of North Korea. “Great progress being made,” said Trump after meeting with the South Korean national security adviser on the issue of the meet. Trump wants to see a halt of missile testing by the Norks and he has threatened “fire and fury” against the nation if they do not comply.
During the CNN interview, Foreign Minister Kang commented on the upcoming meeting called between the two leaders, which was necessary to show Trump that the Norks were making progress:
“I think we’re all surprised. Obviously pleasantly surprised. I think by all indications we are headed towards a very successful summit between my president and Chairman Kim tomorrow.”
Short Timeline History of Korea
Our first report on the upcoming end of the Korean War included a timeline of events in Korean history starting in the 13th century and leading up to modern times. These are the major points of what happened in the last two decades:
- 1999 North Korea promises to stop testing long-range missiles
- 2005 North Korea fires short-range missile into the East Sea
- 2006 Nuclear test in North Korea, Americans say it might have been a misfire
- 2011 Kim Jong Il dies, son Kim Jong Un takes over
- 2013 Kim Jong Un executes his uncle for being a traitor
- 2016 Impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, daughter of President Park Chung Hee for bribery, abuse of power, leaking government documents and coercion. She was later sentenced to 24 years in jail for massive corruption.
South Korean Foreign Minister on Fox
Instead of subjecting you to watching CNN, here’s a short one-and-a-half minute clip from Fox News with the Minister.