After Kim told South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong that he was committed to denuclearization and would refrain from future nuclear weapons' tests, and was willing to meet his American counterpart, President Trump responded positively to Kim’s invitation to meet by May.
The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 10 марта 2018 г.
Twitterians were quick to react to the astonishing news, as the Trump-Kim meeting would be a historic benchmark in the relations between the US and North Korea.
Many started imagining what Trump’s requests for the meeting would be like, trolling some of his habits:
Breaking News— Stone Cold (@stonecold2050) 10 марта 2018 г.
Leaked memo of Trump's requests for his meeting with Kim Jong-un pic.twitter.com/3Yn9ugLl0d
If trump and Kim Jong Un do meet, that is gonna be… the… CUTEST little handshake.— Jeff B. Davis (@JeffBryanDavis) 9 марта 2018 г.
…and thinking of the prospects of Trump-Kim potential “bromance”…
Kim is on the Trump train. pic.twitter.com/FAT0VPszmV— Rami Lubranicki (@RLubranicki) 10 марта 2018 г.
Some even predicted catchy headlines that the mainstream media would make up to degrade Trump, accusing him of collusion with the North Korean leader:
I can almost anticipate MSM twisting this whole NoKo thing to degrade our @POTUS and his excellent job bringing peace to the peninsula.— 🔴Operation 🕆ruth🔴 (@colinsdad888) 10 марта 2018 г.
TRUMP COLLUDES WITH NORTH KOREA'S KIM!
…while others wondered whether there was the hand of the Kremlin in Trump’s decision to accept the invitation…
#msnbc #maddow Putin clearly helped N Korea, develop nukes & the tech needed to hit USA…but is Putin now involved in Trump’s rush to speak to Kim? I’m not totally opposed to talks, but this admin is amateur hour on steroids, so now’s just not the time. 😳— Thomas (@jazzmessenger) 10 марта 2018 г.
That's because Put-in set it all up! Trump wants to meet with Putin not Kim and thinks nobody is wise enough to figure it out.— Tina McKay (@tinainessex) 10 марта 2018 г.
Others compared Trump to his predecessor Barack Obama, highlighting the former’s merits:
Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize while Kim Jong Un was stacking his country with Nukes to destroy America.— J_Patriot_Train 🇺🇸 (@r_little_finger) 10 марта 2018 г.
Trump already has Little Rocket Man at the table.
I’ll take World Peace Prize for Trump any day, week, month, year, lifetime.
…and praising his great strategy:
Kim is in a corner. Any move he makes will destroy him. Trump has check mated him.— Trump@CommonSenseLaw (@yrvora) 10 марта 2018 г.
His only option to stay in power? Give up nuclear program & join the other law abiding nations, open borders & work to make his people become normal citizens.
Great strategy by POTUS.
I don't trust Kim Jong Un.— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) 10 марта 2018 г.
I don't trust Rosenstein.
I don't trust Mueller.
I don't trust a lot of people.
But I don't have to.
I sleep well at night because I trust that God has given #Trump the brains to analyze his opponents & the ability to use leverage to his advantage. pic.twitter.com/EpdWVQCJp3
Many say that no matter what Trump does, he'll always be criticized:
*Trump talks smack to Kim Jong Un*— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) 10 марта 2018 г.
Liberals: “TRUMP’S TRYING TO GET US NUKED!”
*Trump meeting with Kim to end their nuclear program & got Kim to commit to stop testing missiles*
Libs: “He’s nothing special! Lame!”
It doesn’t matter what Trump does, liberals will still whine!
Very annoyed that people refuse to credit Trump for bringing Kim to the negotiating table. Trump gets 100% credit. Had it not been for Trump there would be no movement from NK.— The Core (@SocialM85897394) 9 марта 2018 г.
If Trump succeeds in bringing Rocket Man to heel, The world will owe him big time for doing what no one else could. A well deserved Nobel peace prize perhaps?— The Core (@SocialM85897394) 9 марта 2018 г.
One of the users even emphasized that Kim was willing to negotiate with Trump more than the Democrats were:
That moment you realize that Kim Jong Un is willing to cut a deal with Trump before Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) 10 марта 2018 г.
Let that sink in…
…while another netizen brought to light an interesting fact:
Donald Trump wants more preconditions for a meeting with Bob Mueller than he does for a meeting with Kim Jong Un— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) 9 марта 2018 г.
Another user "impersonating" Trump outlined the preconditions the president would lay out before the meeting:
After criticism for leaping to accept invitation of #KinJongUn to talk, I agreed to set preconditions. #NorthKorea must show progress towards denuclearization. And Kim must sign a #Trump non-disclosure agreement, including any groping or nude photos that result from our meeting!— Donald J. Trump (@Trumptweets2020) 9 марта 2018 г.
Some slammed Trump for his decision:
Accepting talks with Kim without preconditions just elevated Kim to the same level as Trump and diminishes USA's stature in the world in the eyes of other third rate despots.— Bill Wong (@ten24get) 9 марта 2018 г.
Here's my concern; Kim Jung Un dangled a carrot, Trump impulsively grabbed it. Now Trump looks like an even bigger fool and he's going to know it. What then? That's the scary part.— Michelle (@SoSofieFatale) 10 марта 2018 г.