On Friday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in participated in a historic meeting to usher in a new era of peace across the Korean Peninsula.
The event began with Jong-Un traveling for the first time onto South Korean soil, shaking the hand of the South Korean president with a joyous smile. The momentous move by the Northern leader capitulates years of tensions to diplomatic pressures and sanctions led by the Trump administration.
Under Trump, the international community has implemented additional sanctions on North Korea and has remained firm in disallowing the rogue regime to find security in long-time ally, China. Trump personally has talked harshly of the North Korean leader and demanded he cease his nuclear program if he was serious about negotiations.
As NBC News reports, Trump’s leadership has brought the two Korean leaders to discussinig an official end to warring which has persisted generations. That is, until these leaders signed a declaration officially ending the state of war between the Korean countries:
The leaders of North and South Korea signed a historic declaration on Friday pledging “no more war” and a common goal of the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.
The countries, which technically remain in a state of war, heralded the deal as part of “a new era of peace.”
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in also vowed to “cease all hostile acts” and to “transform the Demilitarized Zone into a peace zone.”
The two leaders embraced, and Moon said he would visit Pyongyang in the fall.
The peace summit could easily be credited to President Trump, that is, unless you’re like CNN, which has maintained an overwhelmingly negative coverage of Trump.
They are instead crediting Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong-Un’s sister, for the summit:
Meet Kim Jong Un’s sister, widely seen as instrumental in making the summit happen https://t.co/1n69zOI8e4
— CNN (@CNN) April 27, 2018
Here’s what they’re saying:
She was the face of the North Korean delegation at the Winter Olympics in the South this year, and now she has a seat at the table for the most significant peace talks between the two nations in decades.
Kim Yo Jong sat beside her older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the only woman among six delegates as Friday’s historic inter-Korean talks got underway.
While she diligently took notes as her brother spoke and sought no moment in the spotlight, the 30-year-old has been widely seen as instrumental in making the summit happen.
It was Kim, as the first member of the North’s ruling dynasty to visit the South since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953, who delivered a message to the South for a desired detente at the Olympics.
And it was Kim who personally delivered a letter on her brother’s behalf to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, as communications resumed between the nations.
Several people online saw right through the bias:
😂😂😂 I love you guys. https://t.co/xAGFAeP3Xc
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 27, 2018
CNN…The new SNL. 🙄
— Deep Calleth Unto Deep (@goodforyoupeeps) April 27, 2018
— Landen Smith (@LandenSmith11) April 27, 2018
Obama gives a speech, the left gives him the Noble Peace Prize, Trump makes it happen, the left won’t even give him credit…
— E (@keepnitrealinnj) April 27, 2018
Oh @CNN, you’re such a joke. Thanks for my daily laugh! 😘
— Kathleen Miles (@nautmiles) April 27, 2018
OMG … CNN the Cynical News Network does it again! You just can’t make this stuff up. 😂😂
— Diane MAGA🇺🇸 (@covfefeartist) April 27, 2018
CNN has as much relevancy these days as a cheap tabloid magazine. The entire world knows this historic moment happened thanks to President Trump.
CNN is living in LaLa denial land.
— Mark Slatem (@trentster) April 27, 2018
CNN published a similar report about the Korean peace talks, which was more supportive of Trump. But, rather than give him any ounce of credit themselves, they report that South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is crediting Trump (a better endorsement):
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South Korea’s foreign minister has said she believes President Donald Trump is largely responsible for bringing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, Kang Kyung-wha told CNN that the US President had played a significant role in bringing the two sides together.
“Clearly, credit goes to President Trump,” Kang told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Seoul. “He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one.”