If President Trump really did just get North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, then does his long list of presidential accomplishments make him the best U.S. president ever?
Some people online seem to suggest so.
In an interview with Fox News, Citizens United President and Fox News contributor David Bossie said, “This president is the biggest game-time player I have ever been around and ever seen in my political life. He is a man who rises to the occasion, whatever that is.”
Bossie continued, “And, by the way, the G-7 was another time where he rose up to say America first. So, he has a pattern and practice of being a strong leader. That’s what helped him get to the table.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 12, 2018
In an interview with Fox Business, Kennedy School Professor Graham Allison said he thinks the meeting “opened a new chapter” in how the Korean Peninsula interacts with the world and said the agreement made in the summit was a “big win.”
“I think Trump and Kim established a rapport, a genuine relationship,” Graham said. “I think they opened a new chapter, they said all the right words, they actually put it in a broad context of transforming the relationship.”
.@GrahamTAllison: “I think Trump and Kim established a rapport, a genuine relationship. I think they opened a new chapter, they said all the right words, they actually put it in a broad context of transforming the relationship.” pic.twitter.com/NounoGHhB3
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) June 12, 2018
Similarly, University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato said this meeting was a “transformational moment for Donald Trump.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 12, 2018
As Fox News reports, Former NBA star Dennis and frequent North Korea advocate Rodman also heaped praise on Trump and said: “Donald Trump should take a lot of credit for this. He went out the box and made this happen.”
Even MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough praised Trump for defying the odds. The frequent Trump opponent said he feels a sense of relief knowing Trump moved the country one step closer to peace with North Korea.
“I have to admit when I see these two people shaking hands I feel a sense of relief as do a lot of people in Washington, knowing how bleak the situation was six months ago,” Scarborough said on MSNBC.
“I have to admit when I see these two people shaking hands I feel a sense of relief as do a lot of people in Washington, knowing how bleak the situation was six months ago.” — @JoeNBC pic.twitter.com/Cln8S0UZ7y
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 12, 2018
Some others expressed their support for the President by suggesting he is currently accomplishing (and has accomplished) a list of things that “experts” said he would not be able to do:
Trump has accomplished more on N Korea to date than any US President.
1. China tightening sanctions
2. Nuke & ballistic missile test suspension
3. Prisoners released
4. Kim Jong Un reaching out to China, S Korea, Russia & US diplomatically
However summit goes, that’s progress
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 12, 2018
“He’ll never win the primary”
“He’ll never win the general election”
“He’ll never get the tax cuts”
“He’ll never get 3% GDP growth”
“He’ll never solve the N-Korea Nuke Problem”
[You are HERE] pic.twitter.com/LcTcv6d1fl
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) June 12, 2018
Best US economy in > decade
Consumer confidence, 18 yr highs
Lowest Unemployment since 2000
Record tax reform/tax cuts
US equity markets +$7 trillion
Signed statement w N Korea for complete denuclearization
President Trump, winning at the speed of light
— Kip Herriage (@KHerriage) June 12, 2018
The best President in history
— Neil Simpson (@NeilSim17051922) June 12, 2018
How many Democrats are going to say good job to Trump with this summit tonight? How many are going to give Trump credit for being the absolutely best President since George Washington? How many Democrats are going to continue to post their mental illness and hate?
— Steve 🔥Mudflap 🔥McGrew 💥 Dragon Energy 🐲 (@stevemcgrew) June 12, 2018
Hate him or love him. Donald Trump is the best President USA has ever had, he is pro USA nothing less!!! You don’t have to agree with me, look at his record since he took office. #TrumpKimSummit
— Mpho Kuane (@Mpho__Kuane) June 12, 2018
Whether you like it or not, Donald J. Trump is the best president the US has had in decades!
— Austin Petree (@austin_petree) June 12, 2018
— Jordan 🇺🇸 (@jruble4903) June 12, 2018