Donald Trump made the one move that Barack Obama was afraid to make
Donald Trump was elected because Barack Obama was a failure.
Nowhere was that more clear than foreign policy.
And with one stunning announcement, Trump made the one move Obama was afraid to make.
Trump had set up a June 12 summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
But as the meeting approached, the North Koreans pledged not to give up their nuclear weapons and insulted Vice President Mike Pence.
Sensing that the North Koreans thought they could box Trump into accepting a bad deal, the President walked away.
TRUMP TO KIM: “You talk about your nuclear capabilities but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 24, 2018
When Barack Obama was desperate for a legacy foreign policy achievement, he bent over backwards to appease the Iranians.
The Iranians got over 100 million dollars in U.S. taxpayer money – which was used to fund terrorism and enrich despots – and the right to one day develop a nuclear weapon.
Trump – who wrote The Art of the Deal – knows that in a negotiation if you are afraid to walk away from the table, you lose.
So Trump walked when the North Koreans thought they could bully their way into gaining the upper hand.
The big difference between Trump and Obama is Trump puts America First where as Obama placed himself above all other considerations.