Bloomberg’s Talev: Trump’s ‘Frustrated That He Wasn’t Able To Gain a Little Bit More Ground’ with Kim

‘The experts that I’ve talked to, what they were really worried about was that President Trump would give away too much’

EXCERPT:

TALEV: "Alisyn, I wish I had an awesome, juicy briefing about what really happened. But we didn’t — we didn’t really get visitors to the press cabin, neither the President himself nor aides. Of course, we’re very interested to know precisely what point things had turned. I'll say that during that rally in Alaska where the President spoke with the troops we were expecting to hear him give his analysis of what had happened in the summit and he really didn’t, he mentioned he had been in Vietnam, he didn’t talk about Kim at all. We certainly took that as a sign that he wants to put this behind him now and move on. But you know what? You look at this in the political context, you know, the experts that I’ve talked to, what they were really worried about was that President Trump would give away too much. And I think his instinct was probably to be able to say we reached, you know, here’s the declaration of peace or here is an office that we’re going to open in North Korea. But most of the experts that I talked to I think were really relieved that he didn’t do anything like dialing back the U.S. military posture. In terms of 2020 I’m not sure how much voters are going care what happened with the second North Korea summit. I think in terms of what he’s coming home to this week, he’s probably pretty frustrated that he wasn’t able to gain a little bit more ground on that summit as he comes home to Michael Cohen and all of these investigations."

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