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Kim Accepts Trump's Offer to Meet in US and Trump Will Go to North Korea

According to North Korea state media, Trump and Kim Yong Un agree to meet in each other's country.

There is scant US press on this at the moment but several hours ago the Telegraph reported Donald Trump 'accepts Kim Jong-un's invitation to visit North Korea'.

"Kim Jong-un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong-un to visit the US," KCNA reported.

"The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-US relations," the report added, using the official abbreviation for North Korea.

"Kim Jong-un said in order to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realise its denuclearisation, the two countries should commit themselves to refraining from antagonising... each other out of mutual understanding," KCNA reported.

Current and former US defence officials expressed concern at the possibility the United States would unilaterally halt military exercises without an explicit concession from North Korea that lowers the threat from Pyongyang.

Body Language

There is an interesting video in that link on body language. I played others but that was the best one I could find. It does not embed.

Here is one that is more general, not related to to the visit with Kim.

Tweets

Misguided Pundits

Misguided pundits bitch and moan that North Korea got a "better deal".

One person on Twitter (a chickenhawk) called Trump a coward.

My Take

The deal looks even better now than it did this morning

" I suspect many will think Trump caved in. I think this was Trump's finest moment as president."

I am an equal party basher. I have blasted Trump for weeks on end over his trade policy.

Many people will never be happy with Trump no matter what he does.

Everyone Wins

It doesn't matter who got the better deal as long as both sides win, and both sides did win.

Trump agreeing to go to North Korea and Kim to the US is an amazing achievement.

Let the peace begin.

MIke "Mish" Shedlock

freeing prisoners of war is a huge deal no one seems to mention.
if NK executed an american we would call for invasion. i think americans being freed stands as a powerful symbolic gesture and i can imagine some families are very happy today to have their loved ones home after so many decades.

After decades of non-diplomacy with North Korea, Trump(a la Nixon) has decided to try a different tack. Anything, besides bombing NK, is a better idea than paying NK to shut up(Clinton and Obama and Bush.) So, while Nancy Pelosi is playing checkers(inviting the Golden State Warriors to Capital-wow that's amazing!) Trump is actually working on de-escalation. And for all the libtards who think Kim is a murderous dictator-well so what if he is? The US bodycount alone in Libya and Syria is 10x that of NK. And if NK is a brutal regime, we have the US and Japan to blame for that, right? The Democrats are really, really looking sad in all this. Wishing for failure on this level-and maybe ask the South Koreans who have the MOST to lose, what they think about this??

Its hard to respect many of the decisions of US presidents of the last 50 years, especially those that were well planned and informed by their experts. So for me, the proof is in the pudding. Let's see how this pudding goes down.

What are you meant to do then? Apart from invade all countries deemed to be led by a dictator and kill them and foist democracy upon them which clearly has not worked very well! Also, mas murderer could be more readily applied to any US president since WWII in terms of numbers of people they are responsible for killing and especially in North Korea.

Not so fast. As an Asian I can confirm that what we talk and what we do are totally different. I don't trust even my closest family members here.

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