Trump bashes “fake news” for coverage on deal with North Korea

by Avi Abelow

We are all skeptical about Trump’s North Korea summit. The mainstream media has been quick to attack Trump comparing his deal to Obama’s Iran deal, that Trump trashed. President Trump once again went on the attack against the fake news reporting of the deal.

Obama Iran Deal vs Trump North Korea Deal

The Iran deal was an imperfect deal culminating 18 months of negotiations.

Trump’s North Korea “deal” is not a deal. It was a summit with the first meeting to begin to set out the goals for the negotiation process that can now begin.

Obama’s Iran deal did NOT denuclearize Iran. Rather, it only pushed off Iran from reaching its nuclear potential by a few years. Also, instead of stopping nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, it escalated the potential of nuclear proliferation. Sunni Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt became even more threatened by a nuclear Iran. They all began looking into nuclear options to counter the danger of a future nuclear Iran, thanks to Obama’s Iran deal. Finally, Obama then handed over $150 billion to Iran that it has since used to terrorize the whole Middle East.

Regarding Trump’s North Korea deal, we don’t know yet what will be agreed to. But we do know that Trump feels confident enough to announce that North Korea will be denuclearized.


According to what we already know from the summit we do NOT yet know how or when North Korea will be denuclearized. Nor do we know how or when North Korea will stop its human rights abuses against its own citizens. These are key issues that will reflect upon the ultimate success of the negotiated deal.

Victor Cha, who the Trump administration had considered for the post of ambassador to South Korea, wrote in The New York Times in the immediate aftermath of the summit. He said that “despite its many flaws, the Singapore summit represents the start of a diplomatic process that takes us away from the brink of war”.  “Mr. Trump’s unconventional approach leaves a lot to be desired in the foreign policy of the United States, but there was no other path to this less-than-satisfying but digestible outcome.”

Kelsey Davenport, the non-proliferation policy director at the Arms Control Association, which supported the Iran deal, called the summit result “mediocre.”

“The vague language on denuclearization is not a breakthrough, it is a boilerplate reiteration of past statements,” she said, adding: “It is far too early in the process for Trump to declare success.”

So why does Trump say the mainstream media is reporting fake news about the summit?

We believe President Trump sees the mainstream media ignoring the major differences between his decades-long hard-line stance on denuclearizing North Korea vs. Obama’s softball attitude towards negotiating with Iran.

First of all, President Trump has always been a fierce critic of North Korea and its leadership. He has constantly called them out for their human rights abuses and has openly threatened them for their behavior. Obama never did any of that. Not only that, Obama had the chance to help the Iranian people when they began the popular “green revolution” against the Islamic leadership of Iran. Yet Obama did nothing as those Muslim leaders forcefully put down the revolution.

Trump has always been outspoken against the evil North Korean regime and threatening.

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. Kim Jong-un has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. - Donald Trump

“We can talk about the economy, we can talk about Social Security. The biggest problem this world has is nuclear proliferation. And we have a country out there, North Korea, which is sort of wacko, which is not a bunch of dummies. They are going out and they are developing nuclear weapons. And they’re not doing it because they’re having fun doing it. They’re doing it for a reason. And wouldn’t it be good to sit down and really negotiate something and ideally negotiate? Now, if that negotiation doesn’t work, you’d better solve the problem now than solve it later.”

Key interview with Trump on North Korea back in 1999

“Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump tweeted on Sept. 22, 2017, after Kim called him a hard-of-hearing “dotard.”

“Nobody ever mentions North Korea where you have this maniac sitting there and he actually has nuclear weapons and somebody better start thinking about North Korea and perhaps a couple of other places,” Trump said during a Republican presidential primary debate in September 2015.

Obama on the other hand, never was outspoken against the evil Iranian regime and he never threatened them.

Obama message to Iranian leaders in 2009 Nowruz (New Years) message. “We have serious differences, that have grown over time. My administration is now committed to diplomacy that addresses the full range of issues before us and pursuing constructive ties among the United States, Iran and the international community. This process will not be advanced by threats. We seek instead an engagement that is honest and grounded in mutual respect.

Fake News

We are all skeptical and we should be skeptical. The skepticism about the North Korea deal shouldn’t be about President Trump, who has been clear about his intentions, but about North Korea and Kim Jung Ung and whether he will keep the deal.

Yet the mainstream media shows a clear streak of fake news. They fawned over Iran’s deal, that was far from good. Yet they are already killing Trump’s North Korean negotiation process, even though it is only beginning.

The bottom line, President Trump must continue to pressure North Korea until the US creates the verifiable results of denuclearization and an end to human rights abuses.

Yet the evidence is quite clear that President Trump can be trusted to keep up that pressure while Obama never pressured Iran to attain the necessary deal to really stop Iran’s agression.

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