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Thu May 17, 2018, 03:05 PM

Trump offers 'protections' if Kim surrenders nukes

Source: The Hill




BY JORDAN FABIAN - 05/17/18 02:49 PM EDT

President Trump on Thursday sought to reassure North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after Kim's government threatened to pull out of the upcoming nuclear summit with the United States.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he is “willing to do a lot” to offer Kim “protections” if the North Korean leader agrees to surrender his nuclear weapons.

“He will get protections that are very strong,” Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with NATO’s secretary-general. “The best thing he could do is make a deal.”

North Korea threw the June 12 summit into doubt on Wednesday when it said it may not show up if the U.S. continues to demand “unilateral” nuclear disarmament.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/388198-trump-offers-kim-protections-if-he-surrenders-nukes

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Reply Trump offers 'protections' if Kim surrenders nukes (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
still_one May 2018 #1
MontanaMama May 2018 #6
still_one May 2018 #11
LiberalArkie May 2018 #2
NCjack May 2018 #30
muriel_volestrangler May 2018 #3
C_U_L8R May 2018 #4
underpants May 2018 #5
NCjack May 2018 #31
MontanaMama May 2018 #7
flibbitygiblets May 2018 #8
MontanaMama May 2018 #12
flibbitygiblets May 2018 #14
MontanaMama May 2018 #15
flibbitygiblets May 2018 #19
flibbitygiblets May 2018 #20
Me. May 2018 #9
rogue emissary May 2018 #10
shanny May 2018 #21
rogue emissary May 2018 #24
Hekate May 2018 #13
Paladin May 2018 #16
asiliveandbreathe May 2018 #27
no_hypocrisy May 2018 #17
duforsure May 2018 #18
Downtown Hound May 2018 #22
jmowreader May 2018 #23
workinclasszero May 2018 #25
Freethinker65 May 2018 #26
SWBTATTReg May 2018 #28
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2018 #29
tblue37 May 2018 #32
dalton99a May 2018 #33
Orsino May 2018 #34
apnu May 2018 #35

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:07 PM

1. Because we all know trump never lies

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:12 PM

6. Bingo.

You beat me to it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:31 PM

11. ..........................................................................

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:08 PM

2. So did Bill Clinton and provided oil for electricity, until George Bush came along.

Last edited Thu May 17, 2018, 05:45 PM - Edit history (1)

Edit add in oil .

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:00 PM

30. Don't forget role of Sen. Jessie Helms in torpedoing the deal. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:09 PM

3. "nice fiefdom ya got there. Shame if somethin' happened to it. Want some protection?"

President Tony Soprano.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:09 PM

4. Spanky is trying to sell Kim on a Trump Steaks franchise

Granted Kim may be as selfish as Trump but there's no way he's as dumb.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:09 PM

5. Protection from what? South Korea?

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:02 PM

31. Most likely, protection from an internal revolt of colonels. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:13 PM

7. WTF

are "protections that are very strong"? What a friggin' doofus.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:13 PM

8. Lil Kim's response: Whatever, serial liar who is being investigated for corruption

Pass. Sorry about your Nobel Peace Prize, lol.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #8)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:33 PM

12. Missed it by that much!

Maybe Dotard can still be considered for the Nobel Pee Prize!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #12)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:38 PM

14. Good one! Or perhaps the coveted "Putzpuller" prize?

I liked EarlG's version too: NoBalls PieceofShit prize

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #14)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:40 PM

15. Instant Classic!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #15)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:21 PM

19. I smell a white-mustachioed rat. Bolton is jonesing for another war.

This ludicrous protection offer, after Bolton's completely unrealistic demands to completely denuclearize (a la Libya, and gee that worked out swell for their former leader) sounds faintly like a good-cop, bad-cop routine designed to start a war with NK.

1. Prompted by Bolton, Trump stops with the juvenile cyber-taunting, and says he wants to meet with Kim (both crave attention and validation, so of course they'd agree)
2. Kim says OK (Kim wants worldwide validation and acknowledgment)
3. Bolton plays "bad cop", demanding end result of meetings to be complete NK denuclearization, casually throwing in line about "Libya model"
4. Kim makes noise about backing out of meeting (of course he isn't giving up nukes, it's literally his only bargaining chip)
5. Trump offers useless "protection" (haha, this was probably Bolton's idea as well, making it look like Kim is being unreasonable)

How does this play out? Trump is beyond stupid (and would LOVE a distraction from that "Russia thing", so it looks like Bolton gets what he wanted all along
6. Kim backs out, starts making war noises again (he's been humiliated and needs to show he's powerful)
7. Bolton says "He's threatening us! We have to take him out!"


Only a congress with a spine can stop this. And we don't have that right now. Even if we get the much-ballyhooed "blue wave" in November, there's still 2-3 months to start a war with no one to stop it.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #19)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:22 PM

20. Sorry, I meant this to be a new post, not a response.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:15 PM

9. Next He'll Be Begging Kim To Come To The Table

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:26 PM

10. So eight years of protections tops.

Unless he's figured out a way to stay President longer. I don't see Pence or any other Republican honoring Donny's protections guarantees.

Donny's already demonstrated that the US won't stand by any agreement a previous administration signed.

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Response to rogue emissary (Reply #10)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:26 PM

21. Not even that, since tRump can't be trusted to honor any deal, even his own.

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Response to shanny (Reply #21)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:21 PM

24. True, he's the king of broken contracts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:37 PM

13. He and Dubya have made sure our word is not worth shit on the international stage...

Why should Kim believe anything he says?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:42 PM

16. Nice country you have there, Rocket Boy. Be a shame if something happened to it.

The NY mob styling just gets more and more obvious, doesn't it?

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Response to Paladin (Reply #16)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:30 PM

27. Nice..so obvious - the POS offering protection....OMG

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:57 PM

17. NK and Kim to Trump: "Wire us the money first . . . . . . "

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:19 PM

18. LOL!!!!

Two liars telling each other lies trying to get good PR from BS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:42 PM

22. Um, I wouldn't trust any guarantee Trump ever made me

And somehow I doubt the North Koreans will as well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:01 PM

23. This feels like something a mafiosa would do

"Nice country ya got here, Rocket Man. Be a shame if anything happened to it, if you get my meaning."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:24 PM

25. You can take Shitlers word for it NK

Just ask Iran....

Oh wait.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:28 PM

26. A case of Trump magic water, vodka, and steaks? Perhaps throw in a Trump tie and fake diploma

All with money back guarantees, excluding handling and shipping.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:31 PM

28. Protections?! What is RUMP going to do, talk to death anyone who threatens the NKs? Nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 06:10 PM

29. Isn't that extortion? "Nice country, it'd be a shame if something bad happened to it..."

"You just do what I tell you and I guarantee you'll be protected."

Sounds like the makings of a mob movie.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:01 PM

32. And he threatened Kim with Ghadafi's fate if he doesn't cooperate.

Mobsters run protection rackets!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:14 PM

33. Kim is laughing his ass off

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 01:08 PM

34. So vague as to be meaningless.

As usual.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 01:46 PM

35. This is the same guy who also said if NK doesn't come to the table he's going to "Gadaffi" him

Which chapters of "Art of the Deal" are these bargaining tactics coming from?

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