Trump-Kim summit

Trump-Kim summit has given rise to hope and Democrat critics should give it time to deliver

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2018, 9:03pm
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2018, 9:02pm

The Trump-Kim summit pas de deux did not turn out to be the danse macabre predicted by many media and kitchen-table pundits (“Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s body language was a complex display of power, politeness and clash of cultures”, June 12).

To fault President Donald Trump for meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un because he is a tyrant, as many Democrats and others have done, is simply foolish, as is the denigration of the meeting voiced by Democratic leaders such as Senator Chuck Schumer and minority leader Nancy Pelosi on the grounds that the two potentates did not achieve substantive resolution of even one outstanding issue (“US politicians on both sides of the aisle sceptical of Trump-Kim summit”, June 13)

The team of former president Barack Obama met for many months with Iran, along with the United Nations Security Council permanent members and Germany, to forge what many consider a flawed nuclear agreement.

Democratic and editorial cavilling over Trump’s summit meeting with the North Korean leader is as unseemly as it is politically motivated. Let’s give this sprig of hope some room to grow; we can always stomp it to death and ridicule Mr Trump if it fails to sprout.

Paul Bloustein, Ohio