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Clapper: Trump ‘Changed the Narrative’ on North Korea

The former director of national intelligence continues to praise the president's efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.

By NTK Staff | 06.13.2018 @10:13am

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper praised President Trump for working toward peace on the Korean peninsula, in an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning.

“When I was there, the North Koreans were stuck on their narrative, and we were kind of stuck on ours,” he said.

Clapper explained that the Obama administration handed him talking points for negotiations with Pyongyang, which included a demand for denuclearization prior to any talks with the United States. The former DNI described this request as a “non-starter.”

Trump, on the other hand, “changed that narrative,” he said, adding only the United States could alter the trajectory of relations.

“That’s a good thing,” Clapper added.

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