Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss Calls Meeting With Trump A ‘Dream Come True’ For Kim Jong Un

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Presidential historian Michael Beschloss called the planned meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un a “dream come true” for the North Korean dictator.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Beschloss said a summit with the leader of the United States – all of it in front of cameras, no doubt – would give Kim Jong Un the legitimacy he has always wanted.

"For Kim, the leader of North Korea, this is a dream come true. He’s got a summit. He’s wanted that for decades – he and his family, his ancestors who had this job, too. He’s going to be dealing with a neophyte president who will only have a few weeks to prepare and a president who needs some good publicity. Donald Trump has got low poll ratings, he’s got a congressional election coming up, Mueller is closing in, even Stormy Daniels. This is someone who may try too hard to have a bargain with Kim that’s going to get him some good publicity and that’s not a good situation for a president to be in if he’s trying to drive a hard bargain."

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