Former Obama nat’l security adviser: Trump not ‘equipped’ to succeed with N. Korean diplomacy

Former Obama nat’l security adviser: Trump not ‘equipped’ to succeed with N. Korean diplomacy

[Ed. –  Yeah, who knows: Trump might hand the Norks $150 billion in frozen assets. Oh, wait…]

Ben Rhodes, a foreign policy adviser for former President Barack Obama, expressed doubts over whether President Trump was “equipped” to engage in diplomatic negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Sunday, but said his old boss was rooting for Trump’s success.

“We should all root for the success of diplomacy with North Korea,” Rhodes told ABC, saying that was “certainly” former President Barack Obama’s view.

“I think the questions that we have are about whether he’s equipped to succeed in that diplomacy. Thus far he’s declaring victory, nothing has really happened yet. I think we have to see how the approach is,” he continued, referring to Trump.

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Rhodes emphasized the need for diplomats, scientists and sanction experts to be engaged by the administration in preparation for the meeting, warning the president negotiations were not “like a reality TV show.”

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