×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: adam kinzinger | trump | kim jong un

Kinzinger: Trump Should Stop Complimenting Kim Jong Un

rep. adam kinzinger
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 February 2019 04:00 PM EST

President Donald Trump should stop praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger told CNN’s New Day on Wednesday following the State of the Union address.

“We can quit complimenting Kim Jong Un,” said Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Let’s understand that when we have our military exercises going and we have a presence in South Korea, that’s how you force enemies to negotiate to the table. You force them to the table by having a stick option out there, and that’s what we need.”

Following a U.S.-North Korea summit in June, Trump declared that there was “no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea," a position not backed by American military officials, according to The Hill.

Since that summit, Kim has not taken any verifiable steps toward reducing or dismantling his nuclear arsenal. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel testified in a congressional hearing last week that Pyongyang is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons.

Kinzinger said he is comfortable with Trump meeting again with Kim, as the president announced he would in his address.

 “I’m comfortable with it right now because I think we have to see this whole process through, because the alternative is really bad," the Illinois congressman said. “But I think after the second summit if there’s no progress, that’s the point we have to understand there just may not be progress.”

© 2023 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
President Donald Trump should stop praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger told CNN’s New Day on Wednesday following the State of the Union address.
adam kinzinger, trump, kim jong un
245
2019-00-06
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 04:00 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved