UNGA Bilat #5 – President Trump Meets With President Moon of South Korea – Video and Transcript…

Earlier today President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (the Asian Obama) to discuss issues of mutual interests.  The relationship between Trump and Moon is one of the more interesting geopolitical dynamics.  President Moon is consistently flummoxed by the effectiveness of Trump and has learned to respect a strategy he doesn’t understand. [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. We’re pleased to be with President Moon of South Korea. We have a long-term friendship, and we are making a lot of progress. We are working on tremendous trade deals. We — as you know, we’ve completed a trade deal, and that’s working out very well for both countries. That deal is completed now, and it’s been in existence for — solidly in existence for six months. And it’s been very good.

And we intend to do some additional things on trade. Of course, we’ll be talking about North Korea. We’ll be talking the purchase of equipment. South Korea is one of our largest purchasers of military equipment. And we’re working together very well.

PRESIDENT MOON: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, it’s a great pleasure to meet you again three months after our last meeting. Your visit to Panmunjom will go down as a historic moment that embodied peace through action. And I have to say that I always marvel at your imagination and bold decision-making.

Thanks to your leadership, we have been able to achieve great progress in terms of inter-Korean relations. And this has also led to a dialogue between the United States and North Korea. And soon, I will be expecting the working-level negotiations between the United States and North Korea to prepare for the third — your third summit with Chairman Kim to resume — to be resumed soon.

And when you have your third summit with Chairman Kim, maybe I hope that this will go down as a truly historic moment in world history. This will be a great achievement that equals a great transformation in terms of a complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

During the time I have been working together with you, the ROK-U.S. alliance has been evolving in a great way, especially in the economic field. We have been able to revise a bilateral free trade agreement, and that has been a great success, while many Korean companies are increasing their investment in America.

And during the course of my visit to New York, we’ll be signing the deal to increase the import of LNG from America, while we’ll also be signing a deal regarding a joint venture between a Korean motor company and an automotive vehicle company in America. So I believe that all of this will come to reinforce our already strong alliance.

And furthermore, I do look forward to engaging in candid discussions with you today on how we could truly make great progress in our alliance in other aspects as well.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.

Q What’s it going to take to have a third summit with Chairman Kim, sir?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’ll see. Right now, people would like to see that happen. I want to know what’s going to be coming out of it. We can know a lot before the summit takes place.

We had, really, two very successful summits. There’s been — as you know, there’s been no lessening of the sanctions. There’s only been an increasing of the sanctions. But very importantly, we have our hostages back. And that was a very big deal. And we got our hostages back. We have the remains of our great heroes from the past back — a lot of them. And they’re coming in, and they actually have a lot of them ready to start coming in again.

So, a lot of things have happened. Plus, there’s been no nuclear testing at all for the last quite a long period of time, at least that we can detect. And the relationships have been very good.

So, we’ll see what happens. But we’d like to see if we can do something. And if we can, that would be great. And if we can’t, that’s fine. We’ll see what happens. But there’s been no nuclear testing for a long time. A long time.

Q Mr. President, for guns, do you plan on announcing a gun plan in the coming days? And if so, is it going to include background checks?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’re working very much with the Republicans, and we’re working also with the Democrats. But a lot of the Democrats are wasting their time on nonsense, on pure nonsense. So they don’t have much time to work on guns, unfortunately. If they did, it would be probably pretty easy to do. But we always have to protect our Second Amendment. It’s very important.

I saw where this character from Texas — I can’t imagine he’ll get one vote in Texas. He wants to start confiscating guns. That’s not a good thing. That’s no good. It makes it actually much harder to make a deal when this Beto O’Rourke comes out and starts talking about confiscating guns. When you do that, it makes it much tougher.

But the Democrats are really just wasting so much time on — on nonsense, on junk. And if they focused on this, they could get it done. But we have to protect our Second Amendment. We have to protect people that want and need guns. And we have to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people and sick people. Very simple. It’s not very complicated.

Q Are you considering sanctions — considering actions first before denuclearization as part of your new method for the — in the denuclearization talks?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sanctions where?

Q Sanctions first before denuclearization, as part of your new method in denuclearization talks.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I can’t — you’re going to have to speak up. Say it again. Sanctions. Go ahead. What was —

Q Sanctions — considering action first before denuclearization?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Where?

Q For North Korea and the denuclearization talks.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I’m not considering actions. We’re getting along very well with North Korea. I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un. And we’re not considering actions at all. There’s no reason for actions.

I will say this: If I weren’t President, you’d be at war with North Korea, in my opinion. If the same group was in that preceded me, you’d be in a war with North Korea.

So we’re not looking at any actions. We have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un. We’ll see what happens. Maybe we’ll be able to make a deal. Maybe not.

Q Mr. President, I meant the sanctions first. I beg your pardon.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Go ahead.

Q Mr. President, there is breaking news just now —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: More breaking news?

Q More breaking news, yes.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: There’s always breaking news. It’s usually — it’s usually breaking fake news. Go ahead.

Q Two rockets just landed in the Green Zone in Baghdad. Do you see this as an escalation in the Middle East? And could —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t know anything about it. You just told me it’s breaking news, so I’ll have to see it. You know, right now, I’m here. I haven’t heard it.

Q But this is not the first time.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: When did this happen?

Q Just now, but this is not the first time. Many rockets landed before.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, that is not the first time. Nope. We’ll look into it. We’re going to look into it.

Q But are you worried about the U.S. embassy in Baghdad — the security there?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re going to look into it. I know nothing about it. You just told me it’s breaking, so therefore I assume it’s relatively new, like within the last four days.

Q Mr. President, do you plan on discussing the North Korean short-range missile tests with your counterpart?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah. We’re going to discuss that.

Q And, Mr. President, yourself: Do you have any comment —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I will be discussing that.

Q — on the North Korean missile tests?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah. I will be discussing. We didn’t have an agreement on short-range missiles. And a lot of people and a lot of countries test short-range missiles; there’s nothing spectacular about that. But we will be discussing that also. Okay?

Q Can we hear from President Moon if he is troubled by the short-range missiles and if he’d like to see you maybe try to stop it from happening — talk to Chairman Kim?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’ll take a look at it. We’re going to talk about it. But I didn’t really discuss that with Kim Jong Un. That was never a part of our discussion. We did discuss nuclear testing and other things. And, frankly, he’s lived up to his word on those things that we discussed. And we actually signed an agreement in Singapore. We actually had two very good meetings.

You would have been at war right now with North Korea if I weren’t President.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

END 5:39 P.M. EDT

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10 Responses to UNGA Bilat #5 – President Trump Meets With President Moon of South Korea – Video and Transcript…

  1. delighteddeplorable says:

    Holy moly, Sundance! You and POTUS are maga-nificient Energizer bunnies today. Thank you for all the reports. 👍🇺🇸

    Liked by 12 people

  2. Patience says:

    Very interesting choice of photo, Sundance.
    A visual summary.
    >Nicely done!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. This is great news.

    Our wonderful and astute President Trump is meeting with everybody except that mentally ill kid from Europe.

    The one the Democrats think is the next climate change wonder.

    He is talking to world leaders that really matter and hopefully creating relationships for the USA that will MAGA.

    All of us are pretty sure that the world is not going to end in 3 or 10 or is it 20 years now.

    Pres Trump is out there making sure that our kids and grandkids actually have a future as compared to the Democrat chuckleheads who are just screaming about it ending.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. GB Bari says:

    The President has chosen his UNGA bilat meeting partners using as part of his continuing excellent strategery.

    Moon must be too blinded by Chinese influence to understand it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. KAR says:

    Is that a hysterical joke or what? Trump says to the reporter, “You just told me it’s breaking, so therefore I assume it’s relatively new, like within the last four days.” 😀 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  6. KAR says:

    Rude they asked questions only of Trump, and questions that did not involve Moon at all.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Justin Green says:

    Imagine if Kim cared about his people a bit and told China to take a long walk off a short pier.

    Imagine the wealth that could be unleashed in NK. Kim would be their eternal hero for that – and he’s not even smart enough to let his ego make the correct decisions.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. A2 says:

    I betcha they discussed this
    ‘North Korean Counterfeiting Operations Suspected of Creating New Supernotes’

    https://www.itestcash.com/blogs/news/north-korean-counterfeiting-supernotes-operation

    The report was published a year ago, however it seems to be bubbling up again as people are reporting they received fake US dollars from the Bank of China.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Been going on for years. I believe it was the impetus for all of the new anti-counterfeiting measures, the ‘new designs, the metal strips, etc.

      It was because of State actors counterfeiting greenbacks.

      And Norks have been one of the main state actors, for 15 years or so?

      Like

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