CNN host Erin Burnett said almost regrettably admitted Thursday it would be incontrovertible that President Trump would go down as a "great president" if he solved this decades old foreign policy problem.
Here's the video of Burnett's comment:
Erin Burnett on CNN: If Trump solves the North Korea problem he "would be going down as a great president, and there's no getting around that." pic.twitter.com/cATtTfaFFh— Eric Hartmane (@erichartmane) March 9, 2018
"Just an extraordinary evening and of course opening the door to the big question," Burnett said, closing out her panel discussion on North Korea.
"If President Trump can truly solve this problem," she said, "that would be going down as a great president, and there's no way around around that, that is the reality here."
The problem of North Korea centers around the nuclear threat they mean to South Korea and the totalitarian regime they impose on their citizens.
President Trump has been criticized for his belligerent tweets insulting North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, which many saw as an undue and unnecessary provocation. The president had also tried to leverage America's considerable economic clout to force China to persuade North Korea to ease it's threats, but to no avail.
However, Thursday South Korean officials announced that Trump accepted an offer from Kim Jong Un to meet and discuss the possibility of denuclearization, something that would defuse much of the hostilities between the dictatorship and its nearby neighbors.
"Not just a freeze"
President later tweeted about the invite, offering few details about what it entailed:
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missil… https://t.co/ZLg0zRZ976— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1520557694.0
"Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time," he said. "Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached."
"Meeting being planned!" he concluded.