Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

"The View" co-hosts discuss the historic summit between the two leaders.
5:38 | 06/12/18

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Spking of history being made, history was mad in singaporehen north Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the guy in the white house signed a very broad pledge to denuclearize the Korean ninsula. It's a little short on detls but is this a step in the right direction? N we take Kim Jong-un at his word, and can we take the guy in the white house at his word? Both words sometimes are fluid. There's two schools of thought on this. A few months ago we were all sort of living in fear of nuclear war between the united States and North Korea. And I was a proponent of taking a meet because I'm always a proponent of meeting with Yo advers versaries. The deal, as you said -- the, joy. I lost my train of thought. When the deal camenebulous. It's all about did you nuclearization which happened in 1985, 1992, 2004 and 2012. I was ao -- I had a Reay big problem, you guys know how I feel about the flag with the American flag and the north Korean flag nex to each other as the back drop. We are not the same and we were talking about this yesterday with Russia. This is a totalitarian communist dictator in the same vein as hitler who by the way, murder, en slave, toe, religious persecution. It is complety and utterly the closest thing T hitler's Germany that exists in modern time. My problem was how far it went with the buddy-buddy and there S no talk whatsoever of the human rights violations doing on in that country. That was AIG topic. I agree with Meghan in the sense that I thought eating is appropriate although meeting without any preconditions and much preparation I thought was inappropriate. What bother me the most was that earli last week trump said he didn't have to prepare very mh for the meeting because was all about attitude well, it's not a about attitude. We're talking about nuclear diplomacy and I Thi that it's very complicated and ink it requires a tremendous amount of preparation for it and we know that Kim Jong-un has been in power since 2011 and he's very prepared. So felt that our country wasn't as prepared as it should be. Isn't this really jus a first date? I mean, they're just -- you know, they're just meeting and then they'll do more and do more and hopefully it will there. When the president shows up it's supposed to be moref like the big kahuna. This was like the beginning of maybe some rollout. I'm cautiously optimistic. We can't undersell how historic it is though, even getting him to the table. I mean, I never thought I would see this in my lifetime whatsoever so I give trump credit for this. It's just that it was the -- we can pu real estate in north Korea. People are being starvednd tortured and raped by machine gun outlet and being eaten by wilddogs. You don't even have internet access. Howre you supposed to ve beach front property. He was advised not to take on the humanights issues and the denuclearization because they said you might be pushing Kim Jong-un too far togree to anythi. I think the went too far with the symbol im because it did look buddy-buddy. I found it to be a little too much. It was a trailer. It was a trailer for the world as it could be. I think that was how they sort of put it together but you know, take a look. Destiny pictures presents, a story of opportunity, a new story, a N beginning, one of peace, two men, two leaders, one destiny. A storybout a special moment in time when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeed. What will he choose? To show vision and leadership? Or not. And she other thing was, you know, as you read the list of times that this conversation has come up, so it's not that people haven't been trying because when I listened -- and I actually listened to aot of it when he was saying no one's done this. I can't just say Obama, nody's had it. It's like, no, dude, everybody's tried to dohis and everyone has said, listen, we tried to do this. They stepped away from the table. They said we're not going to do it. That's why I asked the question, you know. Nobody had a meeting though. That is theistoric difference. Donald Trump said if I'm wrong I will admit it. Yeah, right, when pigs fly. Madeleine Albright me on our show and talked about her meeting with Kim Jong-un's father. She said a lot of promises were de and while she was the they were enriching their uranium at the same time. To believe that Kim jo-un is going to give away his nuclear arsenal which really gives him the power, I think we went too far and perhaps giving him validity. We haven'tone too far because nog's happened yet. Now we went too far by even meetin with him? I think the president meeting with him without any preconditions certainly gave him the credibility that he wanted. It could have been worse. The fear washat it WOU go worse, like, it would end in defiance, even though there was symbolism and handshak Meghan, what you're saying - sorry. Thank you.

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