Anti-war liberals Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Tulsi Gabbard praised President Donald Trump’s successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a way to express revolt to the Democratic establishment.
According to Breitbart, after the historic summit, where President Trump made Kim sign a statement agreeing to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement criticizing the peaceful meeting as handing “Kim Jong-un concessions” by claiming Trump helped to “preserve the regime’s status quo.”
Going against Pelosi, Sanders and Gabbard praised Trump’s summit with Kim, calling it an “important first step” towards peace and a “positive step in de-escalating tensions.”
“While very light on substance, Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting is a positive step in de-escalating tensions and addressing the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Congress has a key role to play in making sure this is a meaningful process, not just a series of photo ops,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.
“Diplomacy & peace are better than war. #TrumpKimSummit was historic & an important first step, with Kim committing to ‘complete denuclearization.’ But we can’t blindly take him at his word. Final deal must ensure complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. Nothing less.”
“Diplomacy can be the difference between war and peace. Which is why it’s so important that we be willing to meet with anyone, even those who are not our friends, to further the cause of peace. There’s a lot more work to do,” Gabbard tweeted.
The liberal representative also added that: “Trump and Kim spent five hours meeting in Singapore for the summit, where the end result was a joint signing of documents that commit the U.S. and North Korea to a ‘peace regime’ in the Korean Peninsula.”
“We had a really fantastic meeting. A lot of progress,” Trump said after the meeting. “Really, very positive, I think better than anybody could have expected, top of the line, really good. We’re going right now for a signing.”