The leaders of two countries that are still unofficially at war sixty-five years after the fighting ended met in Singapore to work out a way to settle their differences and move away from the nuclear option. Kim Jun Uhn and Donald Trump have taken a page out of history and brought it to modern times. President Nixon’s historic visit to China in the 70’s opened an avenue that has benefited both countries financially, and culturally to this day. The Red Menace of Communism in Asia has been eliminated by diplomacy between two great powers. Although North Korea is poor in natural resources because of the dictatorship of the Kim Dynasty it has nuclear weapons that it uses as a valuable bargaining chip on the world stage. No American president was willing to talk directly to the North Korean leaders until now. What has changed to make this meeting happen?
The meeting with the president although short and without nothing much being accomplished is a small step in the right direction although the symbolism cannot be denied. This is a way for the president to look presidential and to escape his own problems related to the Stormy Daniels story. The problem of Russian interference in the 2016 election has not been resolved. The American people need to be reassured that our elected leader can walk and chew gum at the same time. I am behind the president on this story. On this one, he looks and acts presidential just as he was elected to do. I hope he keeps up the good work at least on the world stage.