Rep. Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.) refused to give President Donald Trump any credit Thursday for the state of negotiations with North Korea, instead focusing his praise on South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
CNN’s Poppy Harlow brought up the pending release of detained U.S. citizens in North Korea, which the administration has said is “imminent,” and Meeks said the credit for their release goes to Moon. Harlow and John Berman repeatedly asked Meeks why he would not commend Trump’s actions at all, but the congressman maintained Moon is the driving force of the negotiations.
“I want American citizens to come home, but when I look at the whole deal with North Korea, it seems to me that all of what was started was started with President Moon,” Meeks said.
Meeks went on to explain how Moon has communicated behind the scenes with the North and with China, but he failed to mention the U.S. has also been in communication with those countries and has put pressure on North Korea with sanctions.
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