Fox News personality Shepard Smith was disappointed in the outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
“The United States made concessions in exchange for no hard promises, stopping joint military exercises with South Korea while North Korea makes a vague commitment to work together towards denuclearization,” Smith explained. “The agreement the leaders signed is short on specifics.”
“Hands shaken, photos taken. During a private meeting, promises were apparently made. But who wanted what? Well, America demanded complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization,” he noted. “There’s no guarantee of that. Not even words to that effect.”
Smith contrasted Trump’s results with the outcome Jong achieved.
“But Kim Jong-un, he wanted the photos, the seat at the table. He wanted the legitimacy that came with the event, the handshake with America’s president,” the host explained. “He wanted those military exercises with the Americans and the South Koreans that happened every year to stop.”
“Kim Jong-un got it all — for actually doing nothing,” Smith concluded.
“Plus, he got a promise. Lacking specifics — granted — of security for the North Korean regime,” he continued. “A regime that has an estimated 120,000 political prisoners across the nation. A regime that tortures and murders its own citizens, imprisons children for the actions of parents and grandparents and a leader that has committed crimes against humanity.”