2020 Democratic candidates pan Trump's North Korea visit (The Hill link): Democrats running for president on Sunday panned President Trump for stepping onto North Korean soil, then meeting with the nation's leader Kim Jong Un as ill-conceived and a waste of American bargaining power.
Democrats immediately went on the attack Sunday morning, painting the meeting as an amateur move unlikely to produce any meaningful agreement on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile testing program. A spokesman for former Vice President Joe Biden, the democratic frontrunner, hit Trump for “coddling” dictators, citing his chummy meetings with Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“President Trump’s coddling of dictators at the expense of American national security and interests is one of the most dangerous ways that he’s diminishing us on the world stage and subverting our values as a nation,” said Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates.
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