First Poll Since The Trump-Kim Summit Tells You Everything, Including How Successful It Was

According to a new poll, a majority of Americans are calling the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a success.

The results of a new Morning Consult/Politico poll indicate 54 percent of registered voters agreed with the notion that the summit was successful. Conversely, not even a quarter of those polled claimed the summit was unsuccessful (24 percent).

President Trump found most of his support for the summit from Republicans with nearly 80 percent viewing it as a success (79 percent). The president found some support from nearly half of Independents (48 percent), who viewed the meeting as a success. Thirty-eight percent of Democrats also saw the summit as a success.

Per Washington Examiner:

The survey comes after a Tuesday summit between the U.S. and North Korea, where the heads of state signed a joint statement agreeing to pursue a “stable peace” on the peninsula.

At a press conference after Kim had left Singapore, Trump said North Korea agreed to give up its nuclear arms. Trump also claimed he was confident that the rogue regime would pursue complete denuclearization and that the process would be underway in the near future.

A majority of those polled also indicated that they did not believe North Korea would completely denuclearize, as per the joint statement signed at the summit.

The two world leaders agreed to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, in accordance with the April 27, 2018, Panjomnum Declaration, among some other things. The men also agreed to release or otherwise repatriate POW/MIA remains.

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Here’s more from the transcript, provided via Washington Examiner:

Convinced that the establishment of new US-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:

  1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  2. The United States and DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
  4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

As Reuters reports, Trump is planning to continue speaking with Kim Jong-Un in hopes to better secure the denuclearization and peace.

“I’m going to be actually calling North Korea,” Trump said, per Reuters, when asked what he planned to do on Father’s Day.

Here’s more:

Trump, who has hailed his meeting with Kim on Tuesday as a success that removed the North Korean nuclear threat, told reporters later that he had given Kim a phone number to allow him to reach him directly.

“I can now call him. I can now say, ‘Well, we have a problem.’ I gave him a very direct number. He can now call me if he has any difficulties, I can call him,” Trump said during an impromptu news conference on the White House lawn.

Asked about who he would speak to on Sunday, Trump said: “Well, I’m going to speak to people in North Korea, and I’m going to speak to my people who are over in North Korea.” He did not elaborate.



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