Trump reverses North Korea sanctions, because he ‘likes Chairman Kim’

Boaz  Guttman / Flickr Donald Trump amp Kim Jong Un...
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Donald Trump made foreign policy by tweet again on Friday, and the White House isn’t even trying to cover up his reasons. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea,” Trump tweeted. “I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!”

This was confusing because 1) the new sanctions came on Thursday, not Friday, against two Chinese shipping companies that the U.S. says have been helping North Korea evade existing sanctions, and 2) emphasis on the existing sanctions part. This wasn’t a new policy; it was an application of one already in place.

So why did Trump make this move, undercutting economic pressure on North Korea? Well, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.”

You’d say it’s like the public announcement of a middle-school crush, except Trump already said of Kim that “we fell in love.”

This is foreign policy by personal relationship, conducted by someone who is most interested in having personal relationships with dictators.

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John R. Frain
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John R. Frain

MAGA:Morons Are Governing America.

Inzane
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Inzane

Good thing Trump was not the President on the brink of WWII. We might all be speaking in an different tongue.

Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

Trumper is an embarrassment in front of the entire World-Who says that about a brutal
Dictator? How much longer will we be forced
To endure this humiliation and watch out democracy be destroyed before someone takes care of this problem….?

Michael owens
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Trumps a fkwt, get rid of the crime family. Stop talking & start Doing!!!!

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The really scary part of all of this is he could actually be re-elected, from what I see and hear all of the Dems throwing their hat in the ring are not or do not seem to be very concrete in their message, like healthcare and Medicare for all, some are seesawing on it, gun control, immigration, etc. Also, are there too many running for the DNC ticket? I don’t know but Agent orange has as yet no one opposing, he has his GOP enablers, his fanatical lunatics of a base, AND big money donors, as well as foreign influence… Read more »