NBC Mocks North Korea Meeting Breakdown, ‘Mission Accomplished Moment’

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned to the United States after another trip to North Korea to discuss denuclearization, that totalitarian regime denounced the meeting as “regrettable” and claimed the U.S. had a “gangster” mindset. Of course, this allowed the liberal media to shout victory and ‘we told you so’ quips as they proceeded to mock the White House.

After discussing President Trump’s forthcoming Supreme Court nomination during NBC’s Sunday Today with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, host Willie Geist shifted the topic to North Korea, saying, “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo coming back. Talking about the talks in pretty positive terms. North Korea telling an entirely different story.

This, of course, Chuck, just a couple of weeks after the President of the United States said North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat,” Geist mocked. “Where are we in what should be a long process of getting nuclear weapons out of North Korea?

Todd dove right into the condescension by suggesting it was President Trump’s “mission accomplished moment.” A reference to Republican President George W. Bush claiming victory in Iraq years before the U.S. mission there was finally over. While these liberals chastised Trump’s positive spin right after the meeting, they neglected to recall that he had said for a long time that they anticipated something like this and were ready to walk away at any moment.

 

 

Right after the summit, he's bragging, ‘Hey America, sleep tight. No more nuclear threat from North Korea,’” Todd continued to chide as his hit Trump with a “reality check”:

Here's the reality check, which is only confirming what every expert that had ever worked on the North Korea problem, Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, Bush appointee, Clinton appointee, Obama appointee, you name it, have all said, which was “don't trust them. Be careful. They're going to pull a fast one.” And here we are. They've pulled their fast one. This is the North Korea playbook to a tee here.

Again, for all of the Trump administration’s positive spin, which every administration does (the liberal media just pretend it’s unique to this one), they have been upfront about the denuclearization process taking a while especially with North Korea’s history of deception.

Despite all that, Todd declared the results of the latest meeting were a “pretty monumental setback” and suggested “Secretary Pompeo has to put on the happy talk because I don't think it would be tolerated by his boss.

Geist wrapped up their discussion by eagerly looking forward to more of Todd’s doom and gloom soothsaying later that morning. “This is the tip of the iceberg of the news and what you'll be talking about this morning,” he boasted.

 

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NBC
Sunday Today
July 7, 2018
8:16:50 AM Eastern [1 minute 13 seconds]

WILLIE GEIST: Let's hop over to North Korea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo coming back. Talking about the talks in pretty positive terms. North Korea telling an entirely different story. This, of course, Chuck, just a couple of weeks after the President of the United States said North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat. Where are we in what should be a long process of getting nuclear weapons out of North Korea?

CHUCK TODD: Well, I think first for President Trump, this is looking like his, quote, “mission accomplished moment.” Right?

GEIST: Yeah.

TODD: Right after the summit, he's bragging, “Hey America, sleep tight. No more nuclear threat from North Korea.” Here's the reality check, which is only confirming what every expert that had ever worked on the North Korea problem, Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, Bush appointee, Clinton appointee, Obama appointee, you name it, have all said, which was “don't trust them. Be careful. They're going to pull a fast one.” And here we are. They've pulled their fast one. This is the North Korea playbook to a tee here.

So, I think it means, we are much farther away-- Secretary Pompeo has to put on the happy talk because I don't think it would be tolerated by his boss. But this is a pretty monumental setback.

GEIST: This is the tip of the iceberg of the news and what you'll be talking about this morning.

TODD: That’s for sure.

GEIST: Including with Rudy Giuliani about the Mueller investigation. Chuck, thank you.

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