'They Want Him to Look Bad': 'Outnumbered' Discusses Criticism of Trump Over NoKo Summit
The "Outnumbered" panel on Monday reviewed the criticism President Donald Trump received in the media for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A variety of mainstream media outlets were quick to blast the president for meeting with Kim given his style of government and human rights issues in his country.
A Washington Post article mocked how the president said he was honored to meet Kim, whom the article said "may be considered the world’s greatest human rights abuser."
CNBC reporter Christina Wilkie also tweeted that both President Trump and Kim have "built empires on fictional narratives."
By allowing only their interpreters, Trump and Kim left no one who cld verify what they agreed to in the mtg. Policy experts agree, this is probably bad for the world.
But for Trump & Kim, who both built empires on fictional narratives, it's just fine. In fact, it's ideal.
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 12, 2018
"If Kim Jong Un had shown up with all of his nuclear warheads ... there would still be opposition to the president," Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) said.
Zeldin said that President Trump needs to "go forward" after taking an important first step in denuclearizing North Korea.
"[Critics] just want the president to look bad," he added.
Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov, though, criticized Trump for not bringing up human rights issues during his time with Kim.
"There was an opportunity for this president, who has shown a propensity to be chummy and quite adoring actually, towards dictators all over the world," she said.
She also called it a "legitimate criticism" of the historic summit.
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