Trump’s White House Briefing On North Korea: A Waste Of Time
Yesterday afternoon, almost the entire U.S. Senate got together and hitched a bus ride to the White House for an unprecedented briefing on America’s policy towards North Korea from the top brass of the Trump administration.
The meeting had most of the stakeholders and political pundits wondering what important news they could hope to hear after the meeting was conducted. Would America being going to war with the North Koreans? Would we see a preemptive strike, such as the one in Syria?
As per the attending senators, the meeting was a whole lot about nothing.
Democrat Chris Murphy told CNN that there had been “no revelation” about North Korea in the briefing. The Republican’s didn’t have any less scathing remarks, with one anonymous member complaining that the briefing had failed to answer even the most simple and straightforward questions!
GOP senator on N. Korea briefing: Briefing lacked "even straight answers on what the policy is regarding N. Korea and its testing of ICBMs"
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) April 26, 2017
When asked if the meeting had been worthwhile, Republican Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker said he wasn’t sure if it had been the best use of his time.
When I asked Chairman Corker if the North Korea briefing trip to the White House was worthwhile, he told me "I'm not sure"
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) April 26, 2017
An anonymous Democratic Senator offered his take on the President’s behavior, stating he momentarily showed a brief, following it up with his usual bit with ‘ridiculous adjectives.’
Dem senator says Trump briefly showed at NoKo briefing, did his "ridiculous adjective" bit.
"about 80 sets of invisible eyes rolling"
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) April 26, 2017
So it seems this was another attempt by POTUS Trump to make himself look good, and showcase ‘efforts’ made by the administration to deal with the North Korean issue, when in fact they are doing nothing different than the previous administration. Well actually they are doing one thing different – wasting our Senators time.
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