Trump is ‘coddling up to dictators’ says Democrats after he walks with Kim Jong Un

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Over the weekend Trump made history by becoming the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea and walk alongside its brutal dictator.

The president hailed it as a breakthrough but Democrats panned it as a dangerous move that legitimized an isolated figure.

Here’s what each campaign team said.

Joe Biden’s campaign: “President Trump’s coddling of dictators at the expense of American national security and interests is one of the most dangerous ways that he’s diminishing us on the world stage and subverting our values as a nation.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “Our President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictator. Instead, we should be dealing with North Korea through principled diplomacy that promotes US security, defends our allies, and upholds human rights.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “The concern here is his incredible inconsistencies. I have no problem with him sitting down with Kim Jong-un in North Korea or any place else. But I don’t want it simply to be a photo opportunity, the whole world’s media was attracted there.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: “We want to see a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a reduction in these missiles but it’s not as easy as just going and, you know, bringing a hot dish over the fence to the dictator next door… This is a ruthless dictator and when you go forward, you have to have clear focus and a clear mission and clear goals.”

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