A top Democrat is supporting President Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong Un.
Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, thinks it’s a high-risk gamble with a huge pay off.
washingtonexaminer.com reports: President Trump’s “high-risk gamble” to meet with North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un has the support of a senior House Democrat, following a briefing from the State Department.
“It’s a high-risk gamble, but I would like to see nothing more than a positive outcome from a face-to-face meeting,” New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, said Friday.
Trump’s decision to accept Kim’s invitation sets the stage for an unprecedented meeting between leaders of the United States and North Korea. It is expected to take place “before May,” at a time when U.S. intelligence officials estimate that the pariah regime could acquire the ability to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon within months. That has Democrats and Republicans supporting talks, while taking a hard line with the regime.