KT McFarland: Trump Conveyed to President Xi that North Korea Is No Longer an Asset But a Liability to Everyone

‘I think we should give the Chinese president some opportunity, some sometime, as well as pursuing the economic and diplomatic pressures — ‘

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MCFARLAND: "OK. Yes, it is, and that’s why China has a kind of leverage it does have. And that’s why the two presidents talk about, could China use that kind of leverage, which they have been willing to do in the past. They’ve been willing to do a little of it in the past, but were they willing to a lot more of it? And the Chinese president gave an indication that he would be willing to work with President Trump and with other allies to try to see what could be done. We all understand, the Korean peninsula should be denuclearized. We’ve said it. The Chinese have said — Russia, everybody said it. The question is, how do you do it? And the Chinese have always been concerned about instability in the Korean peninsula and I think what the president — President Trump — was able to convey to the Chinese president is that North Korea is no longer an asset. North Korea is a liability. North Korea is a liability to everybody and it’s a threat not just to the United States, not just to South Korea, not just to Japan, not just to Russia, but it’s actually a threat to China as well. And at this point, we have to wait and see. You know, it’s like your kids in the back of a car when you’re on the long trip saying, when are we going to get there? Well, in this case, I think we should give the Chinese president some opportunity, some sometime, as well as pursuing the economic and diplomatic pressures that we have and our allies have that we can bring to bear on North Korea."

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