I stayed up late last night to watch a great president make history in North Korea. I woke up early to watch a pack of Democrat jackals nip at his heels.
I eagerly await 2020 to watch the Republican president kick the jackals into oblivion.
The president’s spontaneous decision to invite himself to a meeting with Kim Jong Un at the DMZ paid off with immediate results, as the pair met for 55 minutes and it was announced that talks will resume to seek the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
It could not have happened without Donald Trump, and South Korean President Moon called Trump “the peacemaker of the Korean Peninsula.”
But that did not stops Dems — either the presidential contender kind or the press corps kind — from attacking Trump.
As a typical example, the new Democrat darling Julian Castro said, “we haven’t gotten anything out of it.” He said it’s “all for show” and that Trump was just “raising the profile” and “growing the strength” of a dictator.
What Castro and the other Dems do not understand is that real progress is not made by condemnation but by persuasion. That persuasion can take the form of force, but that is the least effective form. A schoolyard bully can earn your lunch money by punching you in the face, but he will not earn your friendship. A handshake between enemies is much more effective at leading to understanding and a shared lunch at the table.
CNN’s barking chihuahua Jim Acosta doesn’t get it. At the G20 summit he asked Trump, “What is it with your coziness with some of the dictators and autocrats at these summits?” Trump handed Acosta his shorts: “I get along with everybody, except you people,” he said to the roomful of reporters.
Here’s an opinion that matters more than Jim Acosta’s. John Delury, a Korea expert at Seoul’s Yonsei University, tweeted, “North Korea has to be made to feel less threatened, more secure, less under siege, more welcome in the world. … For Donald Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un, however briefly, on a Sunday in the DMZ — a barren no man’s land that embodies the unhealed wound of post-WWII division, the Korean War, and 70 years of animosity — advances the cause of ‘establishing new relations.‘”
There you have it. A president trying to make history versus an opposition party trying to make trouble.
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