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Tucker Carlson joins Trump in North Korea, John Bolton exiled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Video)

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the media reaction to US President Trump’s historic entrance into the North Korean side of the DMZ. Fox’s Tucker Carlson was at the event with the US delegation accompanying President Trump.

Trump became the first sitting American president to ever step foot in North Korea, and while Carlson was there covering (and maybe even advising) the President, missing from the historic diplomatic moment was uber war hawk, national security adviser John Bolton.

Bolton was dispatched to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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A host of Democratic party hopefuls for the presidency have taken turns denouncing President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un as a “photo op,” while slamming Trump for cosying up to the “ruthless dictator.”

After scheduling an impromptu meeting via Twitter, Trump met Kim at the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone on Sunday. The leaders shook hands and Trump became the first sitting US president to cross the border into the North.

The historic moment was praised by some observers – including Pope Francis and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, but Trump’s Democratic rivals savaged him for so casually extending the olive branch to Kim.

“Our President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictator,” tweeted Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. A spokesman for former vice president Joe Biden accused Trump of “coddling” Kim, a “dictator” who threatens US national security.

Senators Bernie Sanders (Vermont) and Kamala Harris (California) both called the meeting a “photo opportunity,” while former Housing Secretary Julian Castro and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke both accused Trump of raising Kim’s standing on the world stage, with no discernible progress towards peace in return.

“I have no problem with him sitting down with Kim Jong-un in North Korea or anyplace else,” Sanders told ABC’s This Week. “But…what’s going to happen tomorrow and the next day? If we’re going to bring peace to this world, we need a strong State Department. We need to move forward diplomatically not just do photo opportunities.”

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar told CNN’s State of the Union that achieving peace with North Korea will not be “as easy as just going and bringing a hot dish over the fence to the dictator next door.”

Indeed, progress towards peace has been stalled for quite some time. While Trump and Kim ended last year’s bilateral summit in Singapore with a vague commitment by Kim to denuclearize in exchange for sanctions relief, no discernible progress has yet been made on that front.

The relationship further soured this February, when Trump walked out of a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, calling Kim’s demands for full sanctions relief untenable. Still, Trump has remained open to further negotiations with Pyongyang. After Kim’s military test-fired a bevy of short-range missiles last month, the president contradicted his own national security adviser John Bolton, who’d said the tests violated a UN resolution. Trump dismissed Bolton’s concern, saying the launch was “very standard.”

Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the weekend’s G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

“I get along with everybody, except you people actually,” Trump responded, gesturing to the press in the room.

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Regula

The US doesn’t really have a standpoint to be so upset at the horrible murder of Kashoggi all while dismembering Julian Assange.

Free Julian Assange.

Platon
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Platon

All official US emotions are fake. Especially outrage.

Hmph
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Straight-faced indignation is my favorite. Always good for a laugh.

Platon
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Platon

John looks… diminished. I look forward to the day we see him, and all his like, erased.

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I am always surprised by how few people visit The Duran, which, with Mercouris and Christoforou, offers top-notch analysis and occasionally some sharp, ground-breaking insight as well. I consider myself fortunate to be one of the, apparently, few who appreciate a bottle of Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015, over a can of American Busch Lite piss. I actually have some unfortunate relatives in British publick schools who, when it was proposed to them that they not go to the BBC for disinformation but try to find real, non-state-approved news and analysis instead, quickly let their privileged little fingers do… Read more »

Platon
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Blumenthal needs reminding that his Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum state, USrael, the only remaining Narco-Terrorist Pirate Duopoly on the planet, not only sequesters and conceals nukes, and not only freely advocates their use, but has actually used them… twice.
I would ‘remind’ him of that with a large club if I could.

Elena Xantopolous
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Elena Xantopolous

Great episode guys. I had a good laugh 🙂

Mongolian Sports Club
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Mongolian Sports Club

Good, maybe they can introduce Bolton to Buzkashi, firsthand. I’ve heard it requires a goat but an anorexic walrus will do.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

STOP picking on North Korea. Since the end of WW 2 the US hasn’t exactly been the shining example of honesty, integrity…quite the contrary…wars all over the globe. NK would do well in distancing itself from Trump and the US – how can anyone rely on two-forked tongue person and promises that mean absolutely nothing.

Magic Man In the Sky
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Magic Man In the Sky

We can do without Peter’s obligatory Jewish propaganda spiel about the “evil wicked Nazi regime that (((we))) had to defeat in order to impose a Rothschilds central bank upon the German people once again.

Magic Man In the Sky
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Magic Man In the Sky

Can we not give the Hollow Hoax a pass just once in a while….???

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