House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized President Trump’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un Tuesday, claiming the meeting legitimized Kim’s brutal regime without establishing a real path to denuclearization.
“Apparently, the President handed Kim Jong-un concessions in exchange for vague promises that do not approach a clear and comprehensive pathway to denuclearization and non-proliferation,” Pelosi said in a statement.
“In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime’s status quo,” she added. “The millions of families currently living in fear of nuclear weapons in the region deserve strong and smart leadership built on diplomacy and engagement with our regional partners and allies.”
Schumer spoke on the Senate floor about his concerns with the agreement that was signed at the summit.
“This communique lists denuclearization as a far off goal, but includes no deal to a pathway to achieve it,” he argued. “No details about how the United States might verify that North Korea has disarmed when they repeatedly lied in the past. The entire document is short on details.” (Read more from “Pelosi, Schumer Criticize North Korea Summit” HERE)