Former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett had a surprising comment about President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un - she said everyone should be rooting for him.
Here's what she said
"Kim Jong Un appears to be eager to sit down and to meet with Trump and of course if he meets with President Trump it would be the first time that a U.S. leader has met with a North Korean leader," co-host Paula Faris asked, "but do you think that's a sign that the sanctions that were put in place last month that we really doubled down on, that they're actually working?"
"I think we have no idea," Jarrett responded. "What's going through either of their minds, quite frankly, and that's what's a little terrifying."
"But do I hope this works?" she said. "Sure I do."
"We should all be rooting for him," she added.
Her statement of support garnered a big applause from the crowd.
Earlier in the conversation, Jarrett appeared to criticize the approach with which the Trump administration was taking the negotiations with North Korea.
"Do you think the tough talk is gonna work?" co-host Joy Behar asked Jarrett.
"I think we should all welcome diplomacy over fire and fury, I think that's right," she answered, referring to Trump's hardline stance against North Korea through his social media account.
"But negotiating with a nuclear state is not something you do on a drive-by. So for example, when the Obama administration did our deal with Iran, months of due diligence, we structured parameters, we said what we would do, what we wouldn't do, and we put in place a process where we could figure out were they actually complying with the deal."
Here's the video of Jarrett's statement on The View:
The White House says they are still negotiating the time and place of the meeting with the North Korean dictator. They are to discuss the possibility of denuclearization for "the hermit kingdom" at a time when analysts say the totalitarian state is having a hard time feeding its citizenry.