Trump: Democrats' advice on North Korea unneeded
US President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, complaining that he was offering unneeded advice in advance of Trump’s high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a morning tweet, Trump said that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats did "NOTHING about North Korea, and now weak on Crime, High Tax Schumer is telling me what to do at the Summit the Dems could never set up."
"Schumer failed with North Korea and Iran, we don’t need his advice!" Trump concluded.
The Senate’s top Democrats insisted in a letter to President Trump that any deal with North Korea must completely dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs permanently and that the White House must loop Congress in on its plans before negotiations begin, the Washington Post reported.
Schumer and several ranking Democrats issued a list of conditions in anticipation of the scheduled summit in Singapore between Trump and Kim, pressing the president to maintain a tough and unsparing stance with the North Korean leader and with his ally China to ensure that the talks achieve "full, complete and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea" — and nothing less.