Well this is just pathetic.
Courtesy of Axios:
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien tells Axios that the Trump administration has “reached out to the North Koreans” to ask them to resume diplomacy that has been all but dead since October.
On the tense and dangerous situation with North Korea, O’Brien told us: “We’ve reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October.
“We’ve been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those [negotiations] back on track and to implement Chairman Kim’s commitment” to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
O’Brien also indicated he was cautiously optimistic about the fact that Kim Jong-un hasn’t yet delivered his promised “Christmas gift” — which many analysts expected would be a nuclear weapons test.
It appears President Trump is again trying to lean on what he has described as his warm personal relationship with the brutal North Korean dictator.
Trump recently sent a birthday message to Kim. But the North Koreans have already said Trump’s courtship will not change their policy.
North Korea has already stated publicly that they are not interested in talking about denuclearization at this time, so Trump is essentially embarrassing himself for no good reason.
Can you believe this schmo thought he deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for this FUBAR’d situation?