President Trump and Prime Minister Abe – Summit Discussion North Korea – Trump: “direct talks started”…

“We’ve also started talking with North Korea directly. We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea. I really believe there’s a lot of good will. Well see what happens, as I always say. Because ultimately its the end result that counts.”  ~ President Donald Trump

The formal bilateral meeting began shortly before 4 p.m.  POTUS Trump and PM Abe together with translators and delegations.  The U.S. side: Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Adviser John Bolton, US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty and National Security Council  Asia director Matthew Pottinger.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said their one-on-one meeting was productive. On North Korea, “for the first time in the history of the world there will be a summit meeting between the United States and North Korea”, Abe said. Prime Minister Abe said “Trump has applied maximum pressure on the North and credited it for leading to the direct talks.”

Donald, you demonstrated your unwavering determination in addressing the challenge of North Korea, Abe said, thanking Potus for his leadership.

My hope is that there will be tangible progress for resolving the outstanding issues of concern, Abe said, mentioning missiles, nukes and the abductees, which he called Japans top priority.

 

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106 Responses to President Trump and Prime Minister Abe – Summit Discussion North Korea – Trump: “direct talks started”…

  1. Brian L says:

    The media won’t give him credit, but when all these Asian leaders praise him to high heaven what will they say?

    Liked by 22 people

    • deepdivemaga says:

      They will ignore it and will continue to ignore his successes forever. They will never quit hating on our President. Truly a tragic state of affairs.

      On a more positive note, I could not be more proud of my country and President! This is absolutely phenomenal that POTUS is on his way to pulling this off! What has it been? Only 14 months? Unbelievable. I’ve been on the Trump Train from the beginning and I will be on it forever!

      Liked by 24 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The media won’t give him credit,”

      The way the media is going, it probably will not matter much any more. They have pretty much destroyed any credibility they might have once had in middle America. If they continue to pepper their reporting with criticism, insults and thinly veiled invective, the only people tuning in will be the partisan ideologues seeking to get their daily dose of swill to reinforce their Trump Derangement Syndrome.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Linda says:

      They’ll breathlessly yell out a question about Stormy.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      They will say, ‘Thank you, Obama’.

      We can hope PDT swings 3, 4, 5% to his side. Independents, soccer Moms. And then the MSM and Liberal idealogues will triple down.

      Which is why The Big Ugly is so important.

      It will come, wave after wave. Two or three segments. 200,000, 300,000 pages of supporting documentation.

      Then the next day, or week, Indictments. At least that is our hope.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Robert Smith says:

        Outside of The Big Ugly, rational or “normal” people understand the chaff that everyone has thrown up at Trump. And they still see him getting good, sensible things done. That alone, will sway people over to his side. And they slowly see through the media’s portrayal and realize that Trump is not the person that they paint him as.

        I think Turtle saying he won’t bring a Mueller support bill to the floor is him, begrudgingly acknowledging the shifting ground under his feet.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Jan says:

        If Rasmussen has Pres. Trump’s popularity at 51%, it’s probably 6-8 points higher in reality since a lot of us don’t like being polled. The MSM’s believability goes down every day. MAGA!!

        Liked by 2 people

        • Robert Smith says:

          I feel like I am like a good segment of Trump supporters. We are in places or positions where we really are not free to express MAGA openly. So polls won’t ever really uncover the true support.

          Liked by 4 people

    • The Boss says:

      This potential peace agreement is clearly an effort to distract the public from keeping abreast of the Stormy Daniels story. (s/o)

      Liked by 7 people

    • dayallaxeded says:

      They will try to downplay it or call it collusion, but only the densest, most brainwashed TDS zombies will get the message that enemedia is lying and the growth in business, industry, and wealth on main street as well as increasingly functional international relations are objective proof. Still NO BRAKES on the Trump Train!

      Liked by 4 people

    • mike says:

      Kim was probably one of the real targets of the Syrian missles…
      “Read the message inside”

      Liked by 2 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        I said the same thing the other day!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Solomonpal says:

      You should have heard the media bad mouthing PDJT today. Even going so far as to saying the meeting sounded like an advertisement for Mar Largo and that Abe was skeptical. What a bunch of rotten filth the bass turds.

      Liked by 3 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      History and time will forever acknowledge what our President will accomplish with North Korea. You are absolutely right that world leaders like Moon and Abe will let their folks know that the Great President of the USA 🇺🇸 is the one they can thank for peace and prosperity in their part of the world.

      Generation Z will be the ones that write the future history books 📚 and they ABSOLUTELY love our LION 🦁!

      Liked by 3 people

    • The Defiant One says:

      There is a reason why the media is called “Fake News”. And this level of change to the political landscape can’t be swept under the carpet.

      Trump has succeed in preventing a war between the Koreas. That is Nobel Peace Prize worthy… but like the “Fake News” the Nobel Committee won’t give it to him. And in the end of the day it won’t matter. Like the Fake News and Zero’s Nobel Prize the only thing that matters is real concrete results… and no historian, no matter how biased can ignore that, and nor can this success be taken away from President Trump.

      We’re only in year 2 of MAGA… imagine what the next 6 years has in store for US!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. MAGAnomics says:

    “We’ve also started talking with North Korea directly. We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea.”
    “Extremely high levels”
    Translation: I personally broke Kim Jung Un months ago. You’re welcome world. -PDJT

    Liked by 20 people

    • Matt Transit says:

      And I also wonder if President Trump told Kim something to the effect of “if you don’t cooperate, we WILL re-militarize Japan.”
      (I find it interesting that PM Abe was present during the announcement)

      Liked by 5 people

    • rhinOC says:

      I am sure, based on nothing other than how NK was handled (masterfully) but I think we are already negotiating directly with Iran. I mean right now…actual talks. We’ll see. I love the people of Iran.

      Liked by 5 people

    • melski says:

      Qanon said the deal was finalized when President Trump met with President Xi and had dinner in “The Forbidden City” also attended by K J Un.

      Liked by 4 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      “Translation: I personally broke Kim Jung Un months ago. You’re welcome world. -PDJT”

      MAGAnomics: 🙂 🙂

      Like

    • dayallaxeded says:

      If anyone could enlighten Lil Rocket Man to the fact that it’s far far better to serve in Heaven than to attempt (’cause Satan and his hierarchy of demons don’t promote the contract help) to reign in Hell, it’s our VSGPDJT. No matter how “great” it may seem to be the ultimate power (poser) in NoKo, it’s gotta come with a big slug of disappointment and sense of inferiority that his nation is so backward and the people are so downtrodden, while SoKo is livin’ the high life just across the border, China is beginning to look at least 2nd world, and Vietnam and Cambodia are even coming back. Someone could write a song about this–maybe call it “Imagine”–“Imagine there’s no 0bunghole, no HELLary, nor Soros! Just a very stable genius bringing the world together, so even Lil Rocket Man ain’t so morose!…..”

      Liked by 1 person

    • fleporeblog says:

      He broke him on October 10, 2017! It will never be shared because our President has given Rocket 🚀 Man a chance to save face with his people and the entire world.
      The Rods From God killed everyone of his nuclear scientists.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. WSB says:

    LOL! Shinzo call him, Donald!

    Liked by 11 people

  4. fedback says:

    I admire President Trump so much. He’s a great, great man

    Liked by 11 people

  5. Michelle says:

    That’s funny that he said “We’ll see what happens, as I always say.” That’s an often used phrase of his. With Obama it was, “Let me be clear,” which I always found annoying, not to mention that what he said afterwards wasn’t necessarily clear anyway.

    Liked by 13 people

  6. alligatriot says:

    Headlines from April 17, 2017:
    “Pence Visits DMZ as Tensions Rise Between U.S. and N. Korea”

    And one year later a possible END to the Korean Conflict!

    Amazing times!!

    What a President!!!

    Liked by 8 people

  7. 4sure says:

    Was Q’s five exclamations after his BOOM telling us that Trump and four other high level officials were engaged in talks w/NK?

    Well, yes it was. If you add a few more BOOMS to get to seven.

    Liked by 6 people

    • BakoCarl says:

      Five exclamations and five letters in Korea. He knew! He knew! Long live Q!
      Hazzah! Huzzah! (extreme SARC off, now).

      Liked by 4 people

    • DanO64 says:

      John Lee Hooker started many songs with Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom,….he knew!

      Liked by 2 people

      • alligatriot says:

        Hmmm, John Lee HOOKER…Boom, Boom, Boom…Stormy Daniels…HEY, WHA——

        STORMY DANIELS IS “Q”!!!

        Like

      • wendy forward says:

        Been listening to my Rhino Records John Lee Hooker boxed set a lot lately. First song on Disc 2 is “Boom Boo’ (great cover by the Animals). So great.

        Liked by 2 people

      • highdezertgator says:

        Could do a whole thread on “The Hook”…. he and Van Morrison teamed up on many albums….. one of the all time classics was Never Get Out of These Blues Alive, a studio album by American blues musician John Lee Hooker, released in 1972 by ABC Records and recorded from September 28 through September 29, 1971. The album features Van Morrison, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, and Steve Miller.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Pam says:

    White House feed. Sightly longer.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. CNN will more than likely run a story that President Trump is restoring peace to the Korean Peninsula just to distract from Whore-me Daniels.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Publius2016 says:

    Please warn me: SHEPARD SMITH IS NOT FOR HEARING/VIEWING!!!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. keeler says:

    “Because ultimately its the end result that counts.”

    Remember that line. It’s the difference between success (the perspective of a President raised in and tempered by a competitive private sector culture) and failure (the perspective of career politicians, raised in and tempered by a culture emphasizing protocol and the process).

    Liked by 5 people

  12. DanO64 says:

    but muh Russia, muh WhoreMe, The View!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. sundance says:

    Liked by 5 people

  14. litlbit2 says:

    Just my thoughts, but nobody listens to the msm fake puppet drama. The Mr. Smith have been exposed to be nothing more than chair holders in the brothal of propaganda from the not normal. Their future is bleak just as many in the dnc/GOPe. The game is over karma be knocking.

    Americans are getting the real news, real additional money in their paychecks, real work and jobs all the while watching MAGA as the people world wide sense better days as the corrupt are locked up.
    Continue to read Sundance and share.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. ForGodandCountry says:

    BOOM
    Q

    Liked by 2 people

  16. alliwantissometruth says:

    The developments Sundance has posted today is the clearest example of how utterly corrupt, childish, irrelevant & stupid our government, media & half the voters have become

    While the President, under enormous pressure from all sides, is managing & administrating the worlds politics & designing a more peaceful & prosperous world stage, the insane ideological screeching from the moronic American left continues unabated, hindering the adults trying to accomplish something for the good of humanity

    The Globalist / Marxist agenda has rendered the intellectual discourse in this country into childish fluff, full of idiotic notions & fraudulent utopian gibberish that not only has nothing to do with advancing any critical advancements, but has everything to do with causing grief & stopping sane & rational discourse

    Yet somehow, President Trump pushes through the nonsense. Amazing

    Will people ever learn?

    Liked by 5 people

    • BakoCarl says:

      “how utterly corrupt, childish, irrelevant & stupid our government, media & half the voters have become” . . . facts that have been driving my angry contempt meter way, way past the max reading of 10.

      Our government, particularly . . . those that will use any means to fight PTrump and the returning greatness of America . . . they are beholden only to their own power, profit and pleasure . . . they are traitors, one and all.

      They aren’t worth spit.

      Liked by 2 people

  17. f.fernandez says:

    Give Trump the Nobel for just getting this far.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. fred5678 says:

    During the Korean War, as an 8 to 10 year old kid building model airplanes, I read the Newark Evening News, page 2, column A — daily report of USAF action — each afternoon on my front porch steps in suburban NJ. It was a LOOOOONG time ago. VSGPDJT will have a large paragraph in future history books (unless written by lefties).

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Brant says:

    I wonder if the Cohen, Hannity, even extended Stormy stuff and other red meat to the breathless LSM are diversions while the good real stuff like the Korean talks are going on. What’s worse than Trump not getting credit? LSM sticking their noses into important stuff and effing it all up.

    Talk about Trump taking lumps to get the job done. He cares about the end result, not the whacks he is getting. Now there is a leader for you.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. Publius2016 says:

    Visually striking! No table between our two countries!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Brant says:

      That is pretty cool. Tables are always props for unconfident people. Everything is exposed without a table. Papers and notebooks on laps. That is being about as regular as you can get.

      Liked by 3 people

  21. SPMI says:

    Absolutely Fantastic!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Robert Smith says:

    Was the Washington Post story about Mike Pompeo meeting in North Korea a prod to politicians that might have voted against his SOS confirmation?

    Like

  23. Robert Smith says:

    Abe almost called him The Donald.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Perot Conservative says:

    Fox News suggesting Mike Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader over Easter!!??

    Discussions on neutral meeting location for PDJT includes 5 possible sites, including Vietnam and Singapore!

    OMFG!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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