A Meeting with North Korea

Earlier this week, it was “confirmed”. President Trump accepted what appeared to be a request to meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

As I write this, there is still no confirmation from North Korea that this meeting is actually going to happen. But, that’s beside the point. The White House has already started to prepare.

The potential of this meeting actually happening scares me. It scares me both in a good and bad way. There are so many outcomes that could come from the meeting, if it were to happen.

And where might they meet? North Korea? Impossible. The United States? Kim Jong-un has way too much pride for that. I will be following that part of this story closely as this all plays out.

All I can picture right now is both leaders sitting in a room not speaking a word as they fire tweet insults at each other. Or whatever Kim Jong-un does.

All jokes aside, this is kind of a big deal, no matter if it actually happens or not.

Just the fact that the headline is one of peace and not insult is a big deal to me. I don’t really care what the substance of the “rumors” and “speculation” are, an attempt to have a conversation has been had.

That seems to be a common theme with me, doesn’t it?

While the President has proven to everyone to be unpredictable, I don’t think he’d take a meeting and opportunity like this for granted. As I write this, he is tweeting about his efforts to actually make the meeting happen.

Can you imagine what a successful meeting would do for not only The United States, but for the rest of the world? I feel like the world has been walking on eggshells with the country for years now.

While I have learned over the past year to never get my hopes up with this administration and this President, I will happily remain positive and sit at home being the best cheerleader I possibly can in a situation like this.

I’ll never be as good of a cheerleader as North Korea though…

 

-BT-

Blake Tarmann