President Trump and South Korea President Moon Jae-In Conduct Press Availability….

An important meeting today in the Oval Office between U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.   Obviously the primary discussion was over the issues of North Korea nuclear program, and the possible denuclearization summit between President Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un.

Due to the importance of the topics discussed the traditional Oval Office greeting was extended, and both President Trump and President Moon Jae-in used the opportunity for an impromptu press conference.

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After a second meeting with Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping, the voices behind Chairman Kim Jong-un changed their tone in media presentations and and became more hostile toward the goal of a denuclearization summit.  This example showcase Beijing exerting control over the DPRK to gain strategic trade and economic benefits.

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35 Responses to President Trump and South Korea President Moon Jae-In Conduct Press Availability….

  1. 4sure says:

    No doubt left that Trump does not separate Trade from his foreign policy.

    Liked by 8 people

  2. DanO64 says:

    Here we go.

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  3. DanO64 says:

    I wonder when the report will come out the Halper suddenly died of a heart attack? Tomorrow, by the weekend?

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  4. Hoosier_Friend? says:

    Panda will pay for their folly

    Liked by 3 people

  5. L4grasshopper says:

    The Norks will do what China wants them to do. China is trying to leverage this power in trade talks with the US. As Trump deals with China, the media tends to ignore the NK dynamic in the negotiations. Both for partisan reasons, and, frankly, because many of them are just stupid.

    Liked by 12 people

  6. beigun says:

    Big Power politics on display. Methinks Trump and Xi are running the show with Moon and Kim in close orbits. Any solution to this problem will need US-China enforcement to keep the deal.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. indyjonesouthere says:

    Ending NAFTA or Zombie NAFTA will be a surprise for Panda even if no other trade negotiations go forward. Norks lose all input with that.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Maybe crush ZTE after all? And then see if Xi wants to talk after picking up the pieces?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Chris says:

      Exactly. I’ll be disappointed in President Trump if he doesn’t. As he always says, “we have all the leverage.” China cannot be trusted. Their leaders are dishonest and not good people.

      Liked by 1 person

    • churchmouse says:

      From the transcript (emphases mine):

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-president-moon-republic-korea-bilateral-meeting-2/

      So I envision a very large fine. I envision, perhaps, new management, new board of directors, very tight security rules. But we caught them doing bad things. We caught them — not anybody else. We caught them doing bad things, and we essentially made it so difficult that it was shut down.

      By shutting them down, we’re hurting a lot of American companies, really good American companies. Don’t — and I will tell you, don’t think that we didn’t hear from them by shutting down this massive phone company.

      So what I envision is a very large fine of more than a billion dollars. Could be a billion-three. I envision a new management, a new board, and very, very strict security rules. And I also envision that they will have to buy a big percentage of their parts and equipment from American companies.

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  9. KBR says:

    I liked it that PDJT told the reporter that questions about other issues were not to take up this press conference, that Pres. Moon does not want to hear that, reminded press that the President of South Korea is there.

    Press has no class at all, no respect for any country.

    Liked by 13 people

    • piper567 says:

      The President cannot shame these vermin, so he is perfectly within his rights to insist on some manners.
      Its embarrassing to me that these cretins have no respect for Foreign Dignitaries.
      Betcha the President has ab had it with their rudeness. So glad he shut them down.

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  10. fedback says:

    Watched it live. Epic press briefing.
    Trump calling out poker player Xi Jinping and changed North Korean attitude after Rocket Man’s second visit to China
    Trump is the most transparent politician ever. So direct, so honest, no nonsense

    Liked by 11 people

    • piper567 says:

      During the time of all the Kum-Ba-Ya between N/S Korea, Kim made a comment re liking the Vietnam model of econ development better than the Chinese model.
      I was thinking Kim was maybe showing some smarts and independence. But now I wonder if China did not get wind of this, and during a second meeting, have a refresher course for lil’ Kim?
      Trump seemed miffed re this second meeting, so I think it was not originally a scheduled meeting.

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    • Critical Mass says:

      It’s a mark of his character. President Trump’s qualities as a person have had a palpable effect on the dynamics between world leaders, which in its turn has had a beneficial effect on trade relationships. Trump has a knack of bringing out the best in people because of his directness and honesty. This quality may unsettle other people, especially in those with something to hide, but in the long run it is best – it increases trust and respect, which can only be good.

      He is also very focused and resolute. This will work very well with Asians – they understand a strong leader. It will also work with Putin and the Russians when the present relationship between the USA and Russia improves, and it will eventually. This animosity was caused by the stupidity and petulance of of the Dementocrats and John McCain. An alliance with Russia can only be good for the the USA and the world.

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  11. KBR says:

    “We can do a 301 where we don’t need China, we can say this is what we want this is what we think is fair…”
    anybody know what doing a 301 means here?

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    • Wretched1 says:

      Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974, (Pub.L. 93–618, 19 U.S.C. § 2411) authorizes the President to take all appropriate action, including retaliation, to obtain the removal of any act, policy, or practice of a foreign government that violates an international trade agreement or is unjustified, unreasonable, or discriminatory, and that burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_301_of_the_Trade_Act_of_1974

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  12. wjb105 says:

    I think the Chinese rated the meeting with South Korea as too positive and are afraid to lose control. Mr. Kim was enjoying himself too much. So he had to show up in China. They were even talking about reunification and that is probably a bridge too far for China (yet). PDJT did not mention reunification as a goal for the short run. It would be my understanding that PDJT and the Chinese president have already agreed on a preferred endgame. That would be two independent countries. PDJT did take advice from Henry K. and he is suggesting that reunification is possible. China wants to have the NK problem solved (according to HK), but without a Libyan of Iraqi aftermath. They don’t want to have to deal with a messed up NK. So no chopping off of heads.So Bolton better shut up.

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  13. TheWanderingStar says:

    Team Wilburine needs to blister China for causing the NK wavering.

    On another note, PDJT appeared to have his game face on today. Getting down to business.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. RH says:

    Trump is failing with China just like past presidents.

    How to win with China?

    1. End NAFTA.
    2. Slap massive tariff on everything China.
    3. Block Chinese investments in USA.
    4. Stop Intellectual property sale + theft to China.
    5. Declare China a currency manipulator.
    6. Ignore Chinese province North Korea and allow Japan and South Korea to shoot down any missiles that threaten their countries.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3HPuBHe3NA Trump here with his own words!

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    • jeans2nd says:

      You unilaterally proclaim that Pres Trump is failing with China, and a list with some youtube vid is the totality of your proof?
      Boy, that is dumb. Really dumb. Actually stupid.

      Have you any idea
      No, nevermind. Not fair to argue with dummies.
      Have your opinion, and go have fun. The adults are in charge now.

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    • famouswolf says:

      LOL THAT, I seriously doubt. Who are you to make such statements? And…seriously, dude, who asked you for your opinion…because that is ALL it is.

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    • piper567 says:

      Gee RH, you should maybe run for President.

      Liked by 1 person

    • GB Bari says:

      Seriously dude.
      Complex issues such as trade policies with a country as heavily intertwined with American businesses as is China, cannot be resolved in an action plan as short as a cookie recipe.

      If there is anyone who knows how to deal with China it’s PDJT. But you’re welcome to try to convince him rather than us. We aren’t on the negotiating team.

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  15. Tonawanda says:

    How could any rational person watch this fascinating press conference and not see what a genius Trump is?

    It is as if all political language before Trump was childish babble, and finally a grown-up is speaking.

    Liked by 6 people

    • piper567 says:

      Amen Tonawanda,
      I like it that the President introduced these lo-info vermin to the fact he is operating on many levels.
      That he was thinking on more than one level when dealing with China.
      He really gave theses idiots a lot of info, although its surely true the Korean press benefitted more than our wunderkind.
      I loved it when he motioned to Moon, and dissed the moron that asked ab Rosey.
      I love our President!

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Janice says:

    How I love our President! Skilled leadership this country has been starved for! Yes the adults are absolutely in charge! Did anyone catch lol Marco today? He needs to be gone!

    Liked by 4 people

  17. That was amazing. And CNN is going nuts because he wouldn’t answer about Rosenstein and said next question. POTUS has done almost triple of these Q&A’s than Obama at this time of presidency. And this liberal fake news hacks says he threatens freedom of the press. What a joke.

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  18. Fools Gold says:

    Amazing to watch Trump go from Panda talk to Dragon talk. I love this guy! It’s obvious to me at least, the Dragon doesn’t want any possibility of the Norks having a say in their affairs toward the Dragon from a strategic perspective. For that reason, I don’t think a deal will get done without major concessions if Panda gets his way. Of course the wild card in all of this is little Kim turning into Big League Kim…

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  19. RH says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/22/china-using-vietnam-circumvent-anti-steel-dumping-measures/

    China cheats again. No matter what you do the Chinese will outfox you! They are the experts at theft, deception and lying. Time will tell if Trump is going to succeed with the Chinese.

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    • piper567 says:

      RH, I believe our President cares ab what is going on between USA and China.
      If the rest of the world wishes to learn their own lessons the hard way, we may advise, but China will deal with us fairly or else the President will work around them in a way which will not harm US…same as the dying EU.
      Kike Trump once said, he is President of the USA, not the world.

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