BY: RYAN YOUNG
On June 12, 2017 President Trump and newly crowned “chairman” Kim Jong Un made history together when they shattered the separation of the past and formed the very first steps to peace.
Throughout the last year President Trump and Kim Jong Un have participated in a war of words. The two leaders have thrown insults at each other, even going so far as to compare the sizes of their nuclear buttons and their capabilities.
While many in the mainstream media have criticized President Trump for his bold rhetoric, the proof— let’s just say—is in the progress.
In less than half of a term as president, Donald Trump has successfully brought Kim Jong Un to the peace table. Through harsh words, demonstrations of military strength, and determination to protect America, the 45th president is proving how valuable his deal making skills really are.
President Trump was the first American president to ever sit down with the North Korean official, let alone cancel the meeting before doing so.
Before the June 12 Summit President Trump made perfectly clear that he would not tolerate any disrespect or threats by the regime.
President Trump canceled the summit after Kim Jong Un made disrespectful and slanderous remarks about Vice President Pence. The cancellation of the summit showed North Korea and the world that President Trump is not messing around—that he is not looking at the summit as another political feather in his cap.
The result of President Trump’s cancellation of the summit, was Kim Jong Un’s main general hand delivering an apology letter and request to reinstate the June 12 summit.
This bold, some might view risky cancellation decision by Trump, gave the president the upper hand and opened up a more honest and productive meeting in the newly reinstated summit.
Kim Jong Un came to the peace table with understanding, respect, and determination to make a deal that not only would benefit his country and America, but the world.
Behind closed doors, which just to translators, the two world leaders were able to agree upon the full denuclearization of North Korea, as well as the safety and security of North Korea’s citizens.
President Trump also received Chairman Kim’s promise to bring all American soldiers remains from the Korean war back home to the families that have eagerly awaited their loved ones return.
While many in the media will continue to minimize or marginalize these historic accomplishments and agreements reached, we the American citizens see and acknowledge what took place on June 12, 2017 and will forever remember and be grateful.