No pallets of cash were harmed during the negotiations.
Via Daily Mail:
Liberals in Congress went on the offensive Tuesday after President Donald Trump climbed aboard Air Force One and left Singapore, the site of his day-long nuclear disarmament summit with Kim Jong-un.
The North Korean dictator has been geopolitically isolated since he took power in late 2011, largely because of his widely condemned human rights record and his nuclear weapons ambitions.
Trump’s decision to meet with Kim as an equal in the hope of persuading him to scrap his weapons of mass destruction stunned Democrats on Capitol Hill – especially after he announced that the U.S. would stop holding military exercises off the hermit kingdom’s coastline.
‘Kim’s gulags, public executions, planned starvation, are legitimized on the world stage,’ Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy marveled on Twitter.
‘U.S. gives up one of our biggest negotiating chips – military exercises. North Korea ends up BACKTRACKING on previous promises on denuclearization. What the hell?’ Murphy asked.
Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen tweeted a response to the president’s claim on Tuesday that Kim ‘loves his country very much,’ writing: ‘Loves it so much that he has them impoverished and enslaved except for those he murders. Loves his country?’
In another Twitter post, Cohen wondered aloud: ‘Why do I feel this has been one ballyhooed, expensive, bi-lateral con job?’
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back, saying Democrats hadn’t fretted about former president Barack Obama’s decision to meet with the Castro regime two years ago.
‘I too have concerns about how all this with #NorthKorea will turn out. But I don’t recall all the “experts” criticizing Obama when he met with a brutal dictator in #Cuba who also oversaw a police state & also killed & jailed his opponents. #DoubleStandard,’ Rubio, the son of Cuban émigrés, tweeted.
‘When Obama did these things, he was described as enlightened,’ Rubio continued. ‘When Trump does it he is reckless & foolish. 1 yr ago they attacked Trump for leading us towards war, now attack for being too quick for peace.’