GOP Sen. Gardner Issues Dire ‘Red Line’ Warning on NoKo: If Trump Talks Fail, ‘What is Left to Diplomacy?’

There is no sugarcoating it: The stakes are incredibly high.

If President Donald Trump‘s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, announced Thursday, does not yield results as it pertains to North Korean denuclearization, several U.S. Senators are warning that the consequences could be dire.

“A word of warning to North Korean President Kim Jong Un — the worst possible thing you can do is meet with President Trump in person and try to play him,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in a statement. continued. “If you do that, it will be the end of you — and your regime.”

And Friday on Morning Joe, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) concurred with Graham’s comments — and offered a dire warning about the potential ramifications if the meeting is a flop.

“If the result of this meeting is not verifiable concrete steps to denuclearization, it will be a failure,” Gardner said. “And the president is going to be under tremendous pressure because the new red line has been set to act.”

Gardner added, “If a meeting with the president of the United States doesn’t achieve this result, what is left to diplomacy?”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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