Ed Henry on Trump-Kim Summit: It Was ‘Hardly a Good Deal’ for the US


Fox News’ Ed Henry says the talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un fell apart yesterday because the only agreement they could make was not good enough for American interests.

Fox & Friends used their show on Thursday to cover Trump’s decision to end the Vietnam summit early after failing to reach a denuclearization agreement with Kim. As Henry described the changing situation in Hanoi, he addressed the part of Trump’s press conference where the president claimed that Kim would be willing to dismantle one of his nuclear facilities if the U.S. rolls back all sanctions against his country.

“That’s hardly a good deal for the U.S.,” Henry said. “The president and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed him up on this point saying that was not good enough, an option they wouldn’t take.”

Henry went on to note how the administration claims that the summit still helped them make progress with North Korean negotiations and that Trump is leaving the door open for future talks with Kim. He also remarked on how Trump claimed to have surprised Kim by using intelligence community findings regarding the extent of North Korea’s nuclear infrastructure.

“If the president had signed an agreement as we find out 6 months later they are hiding this other stuff that is a bad deal,” Henry said. “Chairman Kim thought he was going to pull a fast one on the US, the president and Secretary Pompeo and others said no way, not going to happen.”

The conversation concluded with Fox & Friends assessing that the burden for an agreement is on Kim now since he gave a rare comment to foreign journalists and expressed interest in denuclearization.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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