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Tags: Donald Trump | North Korea | chuck schumer | denuclearization | kim jong un | summit

Schumer Offers Trump Rare Praise for Ending NK Talks

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 28 February 2019 06:33 PM

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said President Donald Trump "did the right thing" in walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, The Hill reported.

The rare praise came in Senate floor remarks Thursday after negotiations in Vietnam between Trump and Kim abruptly ended without an agreement to move ahead with North Korean denuclearization.

"President Trump did the right thing by walking away and not cutting a poor deal for the sake of a photo op," Schumer said, The Hill reported, adding: "Just like the president, I want a deal with North Korea that would bring an end to the conflict and change the course of the region."

Schumer also urged the president to be equally willing to walk away from trade negotiations with China if the United States cannot nail down a favorable agreement.

"President Trump must have the courage to do the same thing with China as he's done for North Korea," Schumer said, The Hill reported. "The president must be willing to hold the line and walk away if China does not agree to meaningful, enduring, structural reform of its unfair trading policy."

Trump took a practical approach to the implosion.

"Sometimes you have to walk," he told reporters as the negotiations in Hanoi were ending. "I could have signed an agreement today and then you people would have said, 'oh, what a terrible deal.'"

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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said President Donald Trump "did the right thing" in walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, The Hill reported.
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