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Fox News' Shep Smith Tears into Trump's North Korea Summit: 'Kim Jong-un Got It All for Actually Doing Nothing'

June 12, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

“In a private meeting, promises were apparently made.”

Fox News' Shep Smith on Tuesday broke down exactly why President Donald Trump's efforts at the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were nothing short of an unjustified capitulation to an autocratic regime, without receiving any meaningful concessions.

“America demanded complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization — there's no guarantee of that, no words to that effect,” Smith said of the statement signed by Kim and Trump. “And we may not know for years whether we're actually now on that road or left in the potholes of paths past.”

He continued: “But Kim Jong-un? He wanted the photos, the seat at the table. He wanted the legitimacy that came with the event, the handshake with America's president. And he wanted those military exercises with the Americans and the South Koreans that happen every year to stop. Kim Jong-un got it all, for actually doing nothing.”

Smith noted that Trump even gave promises of security to the Kim regime, though they were vague.

“A regime that has an estimated 120,000 political prisoners across the nation. A regime that tortures and murders its own citizens, imprisons children for the actions of parents and grandparents, and a leader who has committed crimes against humanity. President Trump insisted that the people of the most entrenched land in all the world, North Korea, love their leader. President Trump says he trusts Chairman Kim, and that he's ready to start a new chapter with North Korea,” Smith said.

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