President Trump Becomes First Sitting US President to Visit North Korea

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President Trump Becomes First Sitting US President to Visit North Korea
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President Trump Becomes First Sitting US President to Visit North Korea
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President Trump has become the first sitting US President to step foot in North Korea. The event took place at around 3:45 PM local time on Sunday. During the G20 summit, President Trump extended an offer to meet with Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone.

The two leaders shook hands as President Trump stepped over the small stone curb that separates North and South Korea. The American President and North Korean leader spent nearly an hour together during a closed-door meeting at the DMZ. It’s the first meeting between the two since their previous summit in Vietnam in February, when President Trump abruptly canceled the summit over his dissatisfaction with the negotiation process.

Critics on the left and right have condemned the president for attending yet another meeting with Kim Jong Un. They say President Trump is simply helping to legitimize a heartless dictator on the world stage. Several of the 2020 Democratic candidates have been especially critical of the meeting.

It appears that the vast majority of President Trump’s base seem to approve of his handling North Korea and Kim Jong Un. While some Republicans have objected to the president’s strategy, others on the left have applauded it. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, for example, tweeted out support for continuing diplomatic relations with North Korea.

President Trump took to Twitter following the meeting to celebrate the success of the G20 summit and his meeting with Kim Jong Un.

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