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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:09 PM

WH Says NK Threatening To Withdraw From Talks Was 'Fully Expected'

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Matt Shuham | May 16, 2018 11:03 am

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that North Korea’s threat the previous night to withdraw from planned negotiations with President Donald Trump was “something that we fully expected.”

“The President is very used (sic) and ready for tough negotiations, and if they want to meet, we’ll be ready, and if they don’t, that’s okay too,” Sanders told reporters outside the White House. “And we’ll continue with the campaign of maximum pressure if that’s the case. But like I just said, if they want to meet, the President will certainly be ready, and we will be prepared, but if not, that’s okay.”

“If the U.S. is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK-U.S. summit,” North Korean negotiator Kim Gye Gwan said Wednesday.

Kim specifically noted National Security Adviser John Bolton’s talk of following the “Libyan model” for disarmament in North Korea: Libya disarmed and complied with international inspections, but, left unsaid by Bolton, its dictator was later violently murdered in the streets.


Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sanders-fully-expected-north-korea-threats-summit

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Reply WH Says NK Threatening To Withdraw From Talks Was 'Fully Expected' (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
marble falls May 2018 #1
mac56 May 2018 #2
Roy Rolling May 2018 #6
sdfernando May 2018 #9
llmart May 2018 #12
RockRaven May 2018 #3
uppityperson May 2018 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2018 #5
brush May 2018 #7
Paladin May 2018 #8
matt819 May 2018 #10
riversedge May 2018 #11
truthisfreedom May 2018 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:15 PM

1. "Pay no attention to the man behind the drapes - the great and mighty Trump has spoken!".....

Nothing but a badly lit big ball of smoke and flames: hot air.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:17 PM

2. Sure it was.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:25 PM

6. Ha ha

Thanks for saving me the time to find that clip. It is perfect.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:32 PM

9. This was my first thought as well

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Response to mac56 (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:13 PM

12. LOL

Exactly what I was going to post.

It's a childish response when one has been played for a fool and can't admit it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:18 PM

3. So now we're supposed to believe they "fully expected"

to be "caught off guard"

https://mobile.twitter.com/joshtpm/status/996481338374086656

Okay. Right.

Not just Trump, not just his family, every damn person around them blurts out whatever they think will get them through the next five seconds of the conversation without any thought as to how what they are saying fits in with what they have said before and will say later.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:23 PM

4. Uh. Huh. Eyeroll. Eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:24 PM

5. Sure it was.

That's why Spanky was bragging about already having a Nobel Peace Prize in the bag. Right? Right? Uh huh...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:26 PM

7. Yeah, right. trump got set up by Kim and now blindsided.

And trump thought his Nobel Prize was a wrap.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:32 PM

8. Oh such bullshit.

Sarah, honey: that shiny object, rapidly disappearing in the distance, is the Nobel Peace Prize. I guess you "fully expected" it to go to somebody more worthy than your boss, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:55 PM

10. Um, sure.

I'm sure they had the whole thing gamed out. Flow charts, responses, talking points, etc.

Not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:44 PM

11. ha ha. you already cleared a space for your ego peace trophy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:20 PM

13. The Art of No Deal.

He’s an expert.

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