RNC: Trump's North Korea Decision Is 'Good Negotiating'

May 25, 2018

By Alisha Haridasani

Kim Jung-un's willingness to tone down his rhetoric and reconsider a meeting with President Trump is a result of the president's “good negotiating,” a Republican spokesperson said.

A day after Trump cancelled his planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim said Friday he was ready to come back to the table “at any time.”

Trump applauded Kim’s openness, and the president told reporters that U.S. officials were still talking with the North Koreans.

“That’s what good negotiating looks like,” said the Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany. “President Trump knows when to walk away.”

Trump’s decided to cancel the June meeting in Singapore after North Korean officials threatened to pull the plug on the meeting themselves in response to seemingly threatening comments from Vice President Mike Pence about regime change.

North Korea's unpredictability is not new, but the recent changes of directions are different, McEnany said, noting there have been tangible results from talks with Pyongyang. The North Koreans appear willing to still consider talks, they released three American hostages, and they destroyed their nuclear test site on Thursday.

“These are acts of good will, indications of seriousness,” she said.

“In the least, we are going to walk out of this with three free Americans,” said McEnany. “That’s a very good thing and more than past presidents have gotten.”

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