2019-02-26 11:05:21

Ahead of Second North Korea Summit, Have Trump’s Goals Changed?



The President headed to Vietnam on Monday for high-level talks with North Korea's leadership and a one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un. It is the second meeting between the two leaders.

After the first meeting, US representatives expected North Korea to begin denuclearizing immediately but that has not yet happened and the White House is now lowering expectations for the outcome of this second summit. Trump said to a group of US Governors on Sunday, "We have a special feeling…I think it's gonna lead to something good. But maybe not."

He also said that he would not be pressuring North Korea to give up its weapons immediately, saying, "I'm not in a rush. I don't want to rush anybody. I just don't want testing...As long as there's no testing, we're happy."

GUEST: John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and a TomDispatch regular.

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