Ahead of a potential summit between President Donald Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, the White House is desperately trying to verify how committed North Korea is to denuclearization and how it could be achieved.
A new U.S. intel assessment, however, has concluded that North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon. In fact, the nuclear disarmament process in North Korea could take up to 15 years, according to three U.S. officials. This new finding conflicts with recent statements made by President Trump, who insisted that Pyongyang will relinquish its nukes very soon.
In a strange turn of events, NBC News learned that a list of potential concessions by North Korea in the CIA analysis included the possibility that Kim Jong Un “may consider offering to open a Western hamburger franchise in Pyongyang as a show of goodwill.”
It would be the height of irony if it were an In-N-Out Burger because that would be a perfect characterization of the nature of these peace talks.
Ironically, Kim is interested in establishing a burger joint only after Trump jokingly stated that he wanted to talk nukes over a burger with the North Korean leader during the 2016 presidential campaign. In other words, Trump is going to meet with Kim Jong Un so they can work out opening an In-N-Out franchise in North Korea—we can’t make this stuff up.
Whether North Korea is trolling Trump or not, the White House is shifting into full panic mode, especially after the president canceled the original summit—raising fears of renewed tension between the two leaders.
Trump and the GOP are trying hard to set up a media ploy to get through the 2018 elections period, which is predominately why he is lying about North Korea giving up their nuclear weapons. It is more than obvious that the likely chance of that happening is slim to none.
Kim must really be relishing watching Trump try to talk his way out of this pickle.
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