'They Wanted It to Blow Up': Limbaugh Says Success of Trump-Kim Summit Caught Media Off Guard
Radio host Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media wanted President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to fail, and they were caught completely off guard by the success of the meeting.
Trump and Kim signed a document on Tuesday stating that Pyongyang would work toward "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
The historic agreement came after the two leaders held several meetings throughout the day.
Limbaugh said in the lead-up to the summit, there were recurring themes coming from the media: "Trump's incompetent, Trump’s gonna get snookered, Trump is dangerous, Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, this could be the worst disaster in American history."
He said many in the media were hoping that the talks would "blow up" and that Kim Jong would "humiliate and embarrass Trump."
"So when that didn’t happen, I think that they were caught completely flat-footed with the success of this meeting, and especially the signing of the declaration, which reiterated [North Korea's] pledge to get rid of nukes," Limbaugh said.
"The experts did not expect any of this. And one reason why is Obama couldn’t pull it off, and if Obama couldn’t do it, why, then, nobody could."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts react above.