A CNN anchor actually said something nice about President Trump the other day when Erin Burnett said that if Trump were able to solve the U.S. problem with North Korea, he “would be going down as a great president,” reports The Hill.
The commentary came from the “Outfront” host after the White House announced that Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would meet “by May” in an effort to negotiate the denuclearization of North Korea.
“Just an extraordinarily evening and of course opening the door to the big question, if President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great president. And there’s no way around that. That is the reality here,” Burnett said at the end of her show.
Other panelists on the show weren’t as gracious as Burnett, like former adviser on the National Security Council for President Obama said there’s “no way” Trump would be ready for a direct meeting with Kim by May.
“There is no way that President Trump can be ready, by May, to have a high stakes negotiation on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. It’s just impossible,” said Samantha Vinograd, who also serves as a CNN national security analyst.
But Trump seemed hopeful as he expressed his optimism on Twitter Thursday night, stating that “great progress [is] being made” while cautioning that “sanctions will remain” against North Korea “until an agreement is reached.”
“Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze,” Trump wrote to his 48.4 million followers. “Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!”
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018
One thing is for sure is that shockingly, CNN is right for once in that if Trump manages to successfully pull off this peace agreement and denuclearization agreement with North Korea, then it would go down as a historic move toward world peace.