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'They Could Have Skyped': MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Mocks Trump for Tamping Down Expectations Ahead of North Korea Summit

June 11, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump's goals for the summit have been all over the map.

As President Donald Trump heads to his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, expectations for the meeting are all over the place. MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace pointed out Monday that Trump himself now seems to be setting up expectations to be pretty low — especially after the disastrous G-7 meeting last week.

“Fresh off the heels of a diplomatic debacle in Canada in which Donald Trump managed to clash with some of America's oldest and closest allies, Trump is trying his luck with one of America's adversaries, Kim Jong-un, in the hope that upon meeting Donald Trump, Kim will agree to denuclearize the Korean peninsula,” Wallace said on her show “Deadline: White House.” “That's the stated goal of America's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: The complete and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea.”

But Wallace noted that Trump has already shown that he has different expectations for the Summit than Pompeo.

“At a minimum, I do believe at least we'll have met each other, we'll have seen each other, hopefully, we'll have liked each other, and we'll start that process,” Trump said at a press conference over the weekend. “So I would say that will be the minimal. And the maximum, I think you know the answer to that. But I think that will take a little bit of time.”

“'See each other'?” Wallace asked. “I hate to break this to the advance teams, but if that was all he was after, they could have Skyped!”

Watch the clip below:

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