New Jersey head of state Chris Christie said President Trump deserves credit for breaking the US foreign policy and trying to personally persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to dismantle the hermit-rich nuclear weapons program because this could open up historical opportunities.
"His most daring move … is probably his personal involvement in the issue of North Korea. President Trump has actually spent the past year addressing a problem of more than six decades, "Christie wrote in his profile of the 100 Most Influential People in Trump for Time magazine in 201
" The president believes only personal Diplomacy can solve this crisis. The President's highest confidence in his own ability to persuade others to agree is now the basis for American denuclearization policy toward North Korea, "he said.
Trump visited two summit meetings with Kim last year. They met in Singapore in June 2018 and Vietnam in February, without North Korea being able to conclude an agreement to end its nuclear weapons program. Still, Christie said Trump's approach could still work.
"President Trump deserves great credit for daring to personally persuade Chairman Kim to join the Family of Nations. This approach has the potential to change history on the Korean peninsula to make us all safer, "he said.