Watch Every Reporter, Pundit and Anchor Imaginable Call Trump’s Kim Meeting a ‘Failed Summit’
It was a bad weekend for Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, who had to sit there while two major network anchors called Trump’s meetings with Kim Jong Un a “failed summit.” But CNN’s Jake Tapper and Fox News’ Chris Wallace were not alone in that assessment. Not by a longshot.
When Donald Trump announced the early end of his summit with Kim in Hanoi last week, he and his administration tried to put a happy face on the breakdown of the talks. In a trio of Sunday show appearances, Bolton tried to dispute the idea that this was a “failed summit,” but even he refused to agree that Trump had given up nothing in his dealings with Kim.
A quick review of the news coverage since the summit reveals a much broader consensus on the “failed summit,” and not just from partisan commentators and elected officials. Most of the people calling the meetings a “failed summit” were objective reporters and news anchors, from every major and minor network, and even some local news outlets.
Among those who dubbed the Trump and Kim confab a “failed summit” were anchors and reporters from MSNBC, CNN, CNN International, BBC America, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox Business Network, Fox News, The New York Times, and Bloomberg. They included Tapper, Wallace, Alisyn Camerota, Kristen Welker, Anderson Cooper, and Peter Baker, among others.
Both Baker and Cooper did offer some qualified praise for Trump — saying he deserved credit for walking away from a bad deal — but Bolton also revealed, Sunday, that it was Kim Jong Un who “walked away from” a U.S. offer, not the other way around.
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