It’s been one hell of a week for Donald Trump.
From failed talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the stunning revelations shared by his former lawyer Michael Cohen in a seven-hour long testimony, it seems last week may be the beginning of the end for the US President.
For weeks before Trump met with Kim Jong Un for denuclearisation talks, he vehemently talked up the summit.
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It was tipped by Trump to be a great success – for the United States and for the world in turn.
In the end, however, the US President failed to settle the landmark nuclear deal in Hanoi with the two leaders going their separate ways with nothing settled.
Trump blamed the failed deal on his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s explosive testimony, which unfolded as the President travelled to Vietnam.
For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the “walk.” Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2019
He also claimed that the two nations were simply unable to crack a deal both parties were content with without getting rid of all the sanctions on North Korea.
According to Chas Licciardello, host of ABC’s Planet America, however, the negotiations between America and North Korea may have been a very different story to the story Trump told.
Speaking on Mamamia’s daily news podcast The Quicky, Licciardello explained that members of the foreign affairs department in America have virtually contradicted Trump’s statement off the record.
Trump’s failed talks with Kim Jong Un.
“[They] have basically contradicted him off the record and said that Kim Jong Un was telling the truth, they’ve basically said that he is right, not Trump,”Licciardello said.