MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Explains Why You Should Be Nervous About Trump's Negotiations with North Korea
President Donald Trump met with an emissary for the North Korean regime on Friday for what appeared to be a cordial meeting and a move toward warmer relations between the two countries. But as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained, there's plenty of reason to be nervous about Trump's diplomatic efforts with the North Koreans.
Maddow pointed out that the unassuming envoy Trump met with was actually General Kim Yong Chol, who is "the top-ranked spy in the North Korean government and has been for a very long time. He headed military intelligence for the past seven years, and he built the world's most elite hacking and cyber-espionage service from scratch — in a country where no one even has the internet. Oh, and on top of that, there's all the killing."
This is the guy that Trump brought into the Oval Office for a couple of hours on Friday, for an impromptu sitdown. Meanwhile, Trump once gave out highly classified information to Russian officials during an Oval Office visit.
"Did Kim Yong Chol have any equipment with him when he was brought into the Oval Office?" Maddow asked. "Mr. President, did he ask to see your phone? Is the president still using an unsecured phone, like we were told last week he was? Was that phone in the Oval Office when the North Korean military intelligence chief was there in the Oval Office for a couple of hours today?"
Not having the answers to any of these questions should make us all nervous.
Watch the clip below:
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