It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2019
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump undercut his own Treasury Department on Friday with a sudden announcement that he had rolled back newly imposed North Korea sanctions, appearing to overrule national security experts as a favor to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.
The move, announced on Twitter, was a remarkable display of dissension within the Trump administration. It created confusion at the highest levels of the federal government, just as the president’s aides were seeking to pressure North Korea into returning to negotiations over dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
“It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!”
This tweet confused officials because there have been no additional sanctions announced against North Korea.
However, sources have suggested that Trump is talking about sanctions that are being considered but have not yet been announced.
When Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked why Trump would send out this tweet, she responded with this:
“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” she said.
So Trump likes the murderous dictator who has done virtually nothing in response to two different summits with him to curtail their nuclear weapons program, and therefore we should not implement more sanctions to force him to cooperate?
Oh, I see.
I guess that makes perfect sense…..if you are a crazy person.