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Fox News Contributor Byron York on Trump’s North Korea Talks: He Seemed to Want it Too Much

Washington Examiner political correspondent Byron York said President Donald Trump‘s talk of winning the Nobel Peace prize for his negotiations with North Korea may have been premature.

Trump called off his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week, but has hinted in recent days that the meeting, originally slated for June 12 in Singapore, might be back on.

The president’s diplomatic breakthrough with the rogue regime prompted plaudits from his supporters in the media and Congress, with a number even suggesting he should be up for a Nobel Peace prize. Trump, ever the narcissist, naturally agreed.

But York tamped down the hype during a Monday appearance on Fox News, arguing it’s unclear Trump’s back and forth with North Korea was strategically planned.

“It seemed like the president got a little ahead of himself with talk about the Nobel prize and how great this was,” the conservative writer said. “He appeared to want it a little too much. That is when the North Korean’s became very provocative.”

“And the president called their bluff, he pulled out of the thing,” York continued. “And then it became clear, very quickly, that the North Koreans really wanted and needed this to happen.”

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