Sen. Amy Klobuchar on NKorea: ‘Toughness Is Just Not Saying Things by Tweet,’ It’s Results

CNS News | 7/1/2019 | Staff
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( – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that she doesn’t have a problem with President Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but she said toughness is getting results.

“I think any discussions are helpful. I don't think that is bad on its own. My problem is that this fits a pattern that we're seeing with this administration across the world. Toughness is just not saying things by tweet. Toughness is results and standing true to our country,” she said.

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“So, after tweeting an invitation, the president had this meeting with Kim Jong-un. Just hours ago, they announced -- he announced that both sides have agreed to restart talks. You have frequently criticized the president for diplomacy by tweet, but did it work in this case?” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked.

“I don't think we know if it works until there's results, and we have seen a history here, especially in this case, where Donald Trump announces these summits, and nothing really comes out of it. Of course, as a country, we want this to work. We want to see a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, a reduction in these missiles, but it is not as easy as just going and bringing a hot dish over the fence to the dictator next door,” Klobuchar said.

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“This is a ruthless dictator. and, when you go forward, you have to have clear focus and a clear mission and clear goals, and that has been our problem so far. The president will meet with him. That is fine. It is always good to talk to people when you're dealing with something so important as nuclear weapons, but then we have no clear path and nothing comes out of it, and so I hope that will...
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