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Rep. Louie Gohmert Fawns Over Trump’s Cancelled Summit: Kim Jong Un Will ‘Come Back Begging’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is not among those analyzing what went wrong in the North Korea summit collapse. In fact, he’s “so proud” of how things went down that he’s not worried about it all.

In an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, Gohmert covered all the bases for a loyal take on the topic. He suggested this is just another stage of the process, he praised Trump’s handling of the entire situation, and he expressed his great pride and satisfaction that Hillary Clinton was not here to make things so much worse.

Oh, and he characterized this as a big miss by only on the part of Kim Jong Un, who will come crawling back under the weight of Trump’s wrath.

Here is part of the transcript:

VARNEY: “OK, so look, the summit is off.”
GOHMERT: “Yeah.”
VARNEY: “We don’t know any response yet from North Korea.”
GOHMERT: “Oh, listen, let me tell you, it won’t be off permanently because North Korea is going to find out now what he didn’t realize was that Trump was serious about. There will be a price that North Korea will pay and Donald Trump will lead us in — in getting that price for them and then it will be the North Korean leader that will come back begging to — to have some kind of talk.”

It would be an injustice to call that optimistic. It’s not unrealistic to expect that this is not the end of talks between the United States and North and South Korea, but that’s a long way from saying that the megalomaniacal little dictator will come “begging” back. As former Ambassador to Korea Christopher Hill said on MSNBC this morning, a good and probable next step will be talks at a lower level.

Gohmert sees it differently.

VARNEY: “What do you think the next step is?”
GOHMERT: “I think it is immediately taking steps to — well, just like Trump is talking about with Iran, putting the toughest sanctions they can imagine, turning up the heat even more on China — you know, there is a lot of things we can do that, to put the heat on China. For example, if we go bankrupt here in the United States, then China immediately falls, and there is a big revolution there in China and those people in charge are run out of town on a rail. So, they — they — they don’t have quite the leverage they think they have, and Trump is going to use all the leverage we’ve got. He, I’m so proud. He is president now; Hillary is not. We’re not going to rush over there and give them bigger and better nukes, if they’ll just promise not to use them. That is what Hillary would be doing if she were president.”

The peace process is ongoing, and denuclearization must still be on the agenda. But to take away from this that it was win for Trump is … fawning. And just what he’ll be expecting from his loyalists today.

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