Trump Trusts Instincts, Makes This Decision

Recently, President Donald Trump has been in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi to participate in the second historical summit between a United States president and the leader of North Korea.

Trump shared that his meeting with leader Kim Jong Un was productive but that ultimately he felt this wasn’t the time to sign a deal. 

“It was … a very interesting two days, and I think, actually, it was a very productive two days,” Trump said. “But sometimes you have to walk, and this was just one of those times.”

“I‘d much rather do it right than do it fast,” he stated.

Trump explained that it was disagreements on the handling of sanctions that ultimately led to the decision. 

“It was about the sanctions. … Basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said. “They were willing to de-nuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn’t give up all of the sanctions.”

Trump also shared that the sites North Korea was willing to denuclearize were “areas that are less important than the ones that we want.”

“You always have to be prepared to walk,” Trump said. “I could have signed an agreement today and then you people would have said, ‘Oh, what a terrible deal.’ No, you have to be prepared to walk.”

While this particular trip hasn’t produced the results expected, Trump still reassured that things are going well and that good ground work was in place.

“This wasn’t a walk-away like you get up and walk out. … We shook hands,” Trump said, adding, “There’s a warmth that we have now. I hope that stays. I think it will.”


  1. Johns Hopkins and Fairfield Universities

    Am I the only one [Or certainly one of the very few if any] to pick-up on a very important pivotal cue by president DJT just before the negotiations in Hanoi just took place? What/Why? The president clearly/unmistakably indicated that he wasn’t interested in speed he was only interested in getting it right. I maintain that because DJT was well-aware that insufficient staff work hadn’t been completed/finalized on the part of both parties to consummate a reasonable deal that DJT knew beforehand that he was justifiably going to walk-away from the denuclearization deal even prior to the negotiations commencing/taking place in Hanoi. N’est-ce pas?

    Fred Harden III aka “GreyHairandGreyMatter”

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  2. Seventy years of impasse is changing, no matter how slowly. Our future in a world that includes North Korea is in a good pair of hands … PRESIDENT TRUMP’s . What has he called it — “The Power of The Deal”?

  3. I’m so very thankful that President Trump isn’t one of those inane politicians. I’m convinced they would have caved by now. What a blessing to have a leader of our country that deals in a managerial manor instead of political.


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