President Donald Trump got an endorsement from an unlikely ally on Sunday.
Former Democrat President Jimmy Carter said he supports the idea of President Trump meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Avoiding A Nuclear Confrontation.
At Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia the former president said that the meeting could prevent a nuclear war.
“While I don’t agree with everything that President Trump has done, I think it’s good that he’s decided to go,” he said, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
“If we could avoid a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, that would be a wonderful achievement,” the 93-year-old former president told his Sunday school class.
“It’s good we’re going to be talking to them,” he said.
The former president said that the news of the meeting came at an opportune time for him.
“I had made arrangements last week with the White House to have some experts come down and give me an up-to-date briefing on what’s going on concerning North Korea,” President Carter said. “They came down the day that Kim Jong Un invited Trump to come over. So we had a lot to talk about.”
The meeting was announced by a South Korean official on Thursday at the White House and it was met with incredulity from many pundits.
It will be the first meeting between an American president and a North Korean president in history, and many liberals and Never Trumpers expressed concern that it could be a precursor to a nuclear war.
But the fact is we were on a collision course headed toward nuclear war now, and have been for decades.
Every other strategy against the North Koreans, including appeasement and deals that they cheated on, did not solve the issue.
Now that there is a president in office who talks tough and backs what he says the North Koreans are prepared to negotiate.