James Mattis left world leaders speechless with what he said about North Korea
The media doesn’t know what to make of Donald Trump’s outreach to North Korea.
Pundits and Democrats expected Trump to blunder the world into nuclear war.
That all changed when James Mattis left everyone speechless with his thoughts on the matter.
Donald Trump pulled off the impossible.
Ahead of his summit with Kim Jong Un, he secured the release of three Americans who were held hostage.
I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
That has led to increased optimism that Trump can be the American President who finally solves the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis shared this optimistic outlook during Congressional testimony.
“Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Wednesday there’s “reason for optimism” on the Trump administration’s efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula after the release of three American prisoners from North Korea.
Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Pentagon’s fiscal 2019 budget request, Mattis said the administration’s effort has always been diplomacy first, supported by military might.
“Certainly their capability concerns us on the military side. However, we see there is some reason for optimism,” Mattis said. “We said all along this was a diplomatically led effort, backed up by military force.”