American people will view Trump-Kim summit as a success, says Khanna

Calling President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un a “breakthrough,” Rep. Ro Khanna continued to be critical of fellow Democrats and said if Barack Obama, instead of Trump was in Singapore, they would be applauding his efforts.

Khanna last week was critical of Sen. Chuck Schumer and other leading Democrats who sent a letter to Trump, essentially leaving no middle ground for the president to negotiate short of North Korea agreeing to full denuclearization.

“My disagreement with Sen. Schumer in that letter is that he is basically parroting the talking points of John Bolton, saying we should not engage in any diplomacy or make any concessions without complete denuclearization,” Khanna said during an appearance on Democracy Now!

“I think the American people are going to view this as a constructive step and a success and so I think Democrats risk looking like we’re being excessively partisan criticizing the president,” said Khanna, before adding Trump’s performance has not been perfect and would certainly rather have someone else, like Obama participating in the negotiations, instead.

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