Following a historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, the two leaders signed a joint statement which included the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Read the full agreement here.
While time will tell if North Korea is genuine and will move towards scrapping their nuclear program and facilities, the initial step has been praised by Trump supporters and critics alike. A couple former Obama-era staffers, however, are unimpressed with the Trump meeting and said the United States president emerged from Singapore with little to show.
As Twitchy reports, former Obama-era Justice Department spokesman Mark Miller criticized Trump over saying him and Kim Jong-Un formed a more friendly relationship.
Miller lambasted a tweet which quoted Trump as saying the meeting with Kim Jong-Un was “very, very good,” and that the two world leaders now share an “excellent relationship.”
“Nobody cares what your relationship is,” Miller said in a tweet. “You either get him to denuclearize or you failed. That’s it. That’s what being president means.”
Nobody cares what your relationship is. You either get him to denuclearize or you failed. That’s it. That’s what being president means. https://t.co/KyoHrAwRLG
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 12, 2018
Some people responded to the tweet and reminded Miller that the Obama administration did little to nothing to rectify the North Korean situation and even formed deals with Iran while allowing them to keep their nuclear program in place.
Take a look:
An admission by a Democrat that Obama failed. https://t.co/SkYcOEfaeR
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 12, 2018
Damn. Obama was a failure then.
— Left Wing Watch (@loonleftwatch) June 12, 2018
So Obama failed. Copy that!
— Sawyer (@Sawyer26428403) June 12, 2018
How successful was 44 in denuclearization? Oh wait nevermind.
— EllieofWallStreet🇺🇸 (@PatrioticEllie) June 12, 2018
So, you mean Obama failed?
Thanks for finally admitting that to yourself.
— Deleterious Stranger (@intmtnsp) June 12, 2018
Former Obama-era Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes also tried to criticize Trump. In a series of tweets, Rhodes condemned Trump’s peace agreement.
“Just trying to imagine what the media / political reaction would have been if Obama had lavishly embraced Kim Jong Un for those results,” Rhodes said in a tweet.
Just trying to imagine what the media / political reaction would have been if Obama had lavishly embraced Kim Jong Un for those results…
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 12, 2018
North Korea has repeatedly committed to denuclearization over the years. They have never followed through, and we won’t know if they will without an intrusive international inspections regime (like the one in the Iran Deal that Trump called a catastrophe)
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 12, 2018
Some people saw right through the tweets and instead said he was being critical of Obama:
Lavishly praising KimJongUn was unnecessary to the diplomatic task at hand. But buddy you didn’t just lavish Iran w/ words— you lavished them w/ pallets of cash, enriched them by billions, strengthened their terror groups, & unleashed them in the MidEast. Take a stadium of seats. https://t.co/lcl1fHqTAM
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 12, 2018
This is the definition of gaslighting. One of the many problems with the Iran Deal is that it did not allow us to inspect Iran’s military bases to ensure compliance. It was promissory and not “intrusive” at all. https://t.co/NKHgctW48H
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) June 12, 2018
Rhodes again dinged his former boss shortly before the Trump meeting by reportedly saying any deal agreed to by the U.S. needed to include inspections.
Ben Rhodes on MSNBC just said how important it is to make sure you get inspections in any nuclear deal …
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) June 11, 2018
Some people immediately claimed the Obama administration failed to do this in the Obama administration’s landmark Iranian deal:
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) June 11, 2018
My head just exploded https://t.co/3F7ACITI6d
— Jonathan Schanzer (@JSchanzer) June 12, 2018
Really? Did you ask him about the Iran deal? So sorry. That’s too obvious!
— karen kim (@karenre83431645) June 11, 2018
— WaitWhat? (@WaitWhat3017) June 11, 2018
Really? Can’t imagine needing that. #irandeal
— LegallyArmedAmerica (@LegallyArmedUSA) June 12, 2018
Like those Iran inspections @brhodes?
— Political Supper🇺🇸 (@politicalsupper) June 12, 2018
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Ben Rhodes really should sit any discussion of nuclear deals out…I mean talk about tone deaf. pic.twitter.com/zR46oAkctP
— Kevin Barnard (@KevyB1990) June 12, 2018