Twitter Blows Up Over Announcement Trump Will Meet Kim Jong Un: ‘Totally Unprecedented’
President Donald Trump just made a semi-surprise announcement that he would meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un by May of this year.
South Korean National Security Office Head Chung Eui-yong also announced this evening that the Jong Un is committed to denuclearization and would likely commit to stopping further tests in their nuclear weapons program.
This could be very good news for the continued existence of the world, particularly in light of recent reports that Jong Un squandered his entire family’s fortune in his pursuit of nuclear militarization, leaving little for the actual day-to-day operations of the country.
The meaning here? North Korea could actually be serious this time, after many promises made throughout the years to end nuclear testing. Money talks, after all.
Of course, Trump himself once stated that he would never set foot in North Korea, in a tweet from 2014.
Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth I want to go to.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2014
So what did the rest of Twitter think of Trump’s announcement that he would be sitting down with the notorious Kim Jong Un? The mood is cautiously optimistic, with a bit of surprise, and fear, thrown in for good measure.
If it accurately reflects the views of Kim Jong Un, it's a sudden and unexpected turnaround by the belligerent North Korean dictator whom Pres Trump has ridiculed as Rocket Man and against whom has threatened nuclear war.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2018
Totally unprecedented. Kim Jong Un seems to be fully committed and ready to deal with the US, being well aware that President Trump is the only one-shot man who could make a bold and fast, realistic decision without going throught typical bureaucracy.
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) March 9, 2018
South Korean NSA says Pres. @realDonaldTrump has said he will meet with Kim Jong Un by May – with the understanding that denuclearization is the goal. Big movement – a healthy dose of skepticism about NK delivering – but a big development nonetheless.
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) March 9, 2018
Absolutely STUNNING news. @realDonaldTrump to meet with NoKo’s Kim Jong Un
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 9, 2018
President Trump has been unable to stick to his talking points even in meetings with congressional lawmakers. Going off script in a sitdown with Kim Jong Un could have dramatic consequences…
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) March 9, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s verified twitter account is going to be lit AF
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 9, 2018
imo the thing about trump meeting kim jon un is that he’s a coward and in the face of any perceived threat he caves instantly, so since people have been telling him kim jong un is a madman who wants him dead, trump will likely just shit himself and nod silently the whole time
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) March 9, 2018
Really hope Kim Jong Un asks Trump about that whole “Rocket Man” nickname…
— Lia Eustachewich (@liaeustach) March 9, 2018
Since the US has exactly zero good military options against North Korea, this meeting between Kim Jong Un and @realDonaldTrump could be a good first step to preventing a catastrophic war. https://t.co/6lfydmROxR
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 9, 2018
Here is to hoping “Little Rocket Man” will soon become, uh, simply “Little Man.”
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