In his Opening Monologue, Sean Hannity said the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan's summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.

At the time, Gorbachev's Soviet Union was the prime American foe, and as Hannity noted, Reagan was unafraid to speak his mind against the U.S.S.R.

"They preach the supremacy of the state. [They] declare its omnipotence over the individual," Reagan said, going on to call the Soviets the "evil empire."

Hannity said that is the exact attitude with which Trump has approached North Korea.


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"Reagan was not afraid to walk away from the negotiating table," he said, noting that the late president did just that during a summit in Iceland.

Hannity said that Trump has gotten this far without any concessions from the Americans and numerous concessions from Pyongyang -- including the return of three hostages.

Prior to the monologue, Trump and Kim briefly addressed reporters in Singapore.

Trump said he looked forward to a "great discussion" and Kim said that he has overcome "old prejudices and practices [that] worked as obstacles" in the past to decide to meet with the president.


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