President Trump has been making history from the very beginning of his political career, and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon.
The Commander in Chief was an anomaly form the get-go, holding the distinction of being the only President ever elected with neither political or military experience. His business acumen was the asset that won him the White House, and, since that time, he has continued to walk an unconventional path.
That includes his diplomatic dream of bringing North Korea back into the international community.
Over the weekend, one small step over a raised curb became a giant leap for the global society.
“Ok, let’s do it.”
With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone. The made-for-television moment was unthinkable just two years ago, when the men were trading base insults and grim threats.
Trump’s three-hour stop at the DMZ — of which about 80 minutes were spent with Kim — was a display of handshake-diplomacy for the history books, but also a chaotic spectacle reflective of the last-minute nature of the invitation to the authoritarian leader to join him at the border between the Koreas.
Of course, there are concerns.
North Korea is a notoriously unstable, hermitic kingdom ruled by Kim Jong Un’s dynastic iron fist. Dissidents, a label that can apply to just about anyone in North Korea espousing the tenets of freedom, are often sent away to horrific concentration camps where they and their families are tortured, maimed, or killed.
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