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On May 24 President Trump canceled his scheduled summit with North Korea, which is now back on for June 12 after further negotiations. Predictably, the cancelation met gloating and celebration among many congressional Democrats, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggesting she imagined Kim Jong-Un was having a “giggle fit.”
To the casual observer, it must have sounded a little strange to hear people reveling about the summit’s cancelation. After all, having a meeting that could broker a denuclearized North Korea would objectively be a good thing for the security and peace of America and the world. But to those more steeped in the political maneuverings of Washington DC, it didn’t come as a surprise at all to see Democrats gleeful over this opportunity’s cancelation.
Democrats - Congress - Media - President - Trump
Democrats, both in Congress and in the media, were all too happy to see President Trump pull the plug on a meeting that would be good for America. Their immediate reaction was to gloat and attempt to discredit those who suggested President Trump had receive a Nobel Peace Prize if he brokered a nuclear deal.
Following news of the meeting’s cancellation, Democrat Gerry Connolly (VA) took to Twitter to say: “N Korea summit canceled. I guess that Nobel Peace Prize will have to wait. Covfefe!” Never one to waste an opportunity to criticize the president, Joy Behar laughed on “The View,” stating: “There goes that Nobel Prize.” All this, although President Trump winning a Nobel Peace Prize would likely mean the world was on the path towards being a safer place with a denuclearized North Korea.
Irony - Democrats - Criticism - President - Trump
There was also an inescapable irony in Democrats’ criticism of President Trump for canceling the meeting. Democrats expressed almost unanimous disapproval when President Trump initially agreed to take the meeting with Kim. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was “alarmed,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth stated the meeting...
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