No one knows what the outcome will be in the talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. President Trump already is backing off his tough talk about North Korea and its nuclear weapons, and more stricter sanctions.
According to The New York Times, President Trump is more or less taking the same position as did President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.
Reports say he has backed off from the demand that North Korea disarm its nuclear program immediately and is willing to settle for a prolonged freeze on the North’s existing nuclear capability, with the hope that disarmament will follow. The president has indicated he no longer will pressure the North with sanctions and will back off from the use of the term of putting “maximum pressure” on the North. His change in attitude came after an Oval Office meeting with a high ranking North Korean official.
The president has even suggested that the most important result from talks with Kim at Singapore might be a formal peace treaty to officially end the Korean War. The ceasefire in that war occurred July 27, 1953. A peace treaty without conditions that would result in the North dropping its nuclear weapons buildup would have no value.
It might be that President Trump is falling for deception, of which the North is an expert. If he gives in to the North, removes sanctions and gives aid to the North in exchange for a worthless peace treaty, he will qualify for the “Fumbler of the Century” award.