Dems Blast POTUS Over ‘Photo-Op’ With Kim Jong-Un
President Donald Trump made history - and generated some criticism - over the weekend by physically stepping into North Korea to talk peace with Kim Jung-Un.
As the Independent reported Sunday, the president shook hands with the North Korean leader in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, and then stepped over the line, put him technically inside the Communist country.
His physical presence inside the country is a first for U.S. presidents.
Flash bulbs popped away, and as expected, critics of the president disparaged the move as an empty gesture.
A number of the top Democratic presidential contenders weighed in: “Our President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictator,” wrote senator Elizabeth Warren. “Instead, we should be dealing with North Korea through principled diplomacy that promotes US security, defends our allies, and upholds human rights.”
Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, as well as candidate Julian Castro were softer in their rhetoric, giving the president props for meeting with the North Korean leader, while cautioning that the administration needs to push for more substantial progress in talks.