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Ex-Obama Aide Blasts Trump Decision to Meet With Kim; Obama Suggested the Same in ’07

Tommy Vietor tweeted his disdain with the president's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but a then-Senator Obama suggested the same in 2007.

By NTK Staff | 03.09.2018 @12:00pm
Ex-Obama Aide Blasts Trump Decision to Meet With Kim; Obama Suggested the Same in ’07

Tommy Vietor, a podcast host and former National Security Council (NSC) spokesman for President Obama, criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for announcing President Trump would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

What Vietor may or may not remember is that his boss suggested the same when he was running for president in 2007.

From The Associated Press, on July 24, 2007:

Barack Obama’s offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush’s diplomacy.

…In Monday’s debate from Charleston, S.C., Obama was asked by a questioner via YouTube if he would be willing to meet without precondition in the first year of his presidency with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

“I would,” he responded.

Obama never met with a North Korean head of state, but it’s looking more like Trump will.

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