President Donald Trump’s plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un show that he’s a “flexible leader” who is not looking at past precedent, former communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Friday.
“One of the things that mainstream media is saying is the North Koreans wanted a summit,” Scaramucci told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program.
“They requested one from President Bill Clinton in 1993. It’s been the stated policy of the United States not to give them that level of respect, and so on.”
However, he added, Trump “doesn’t care about any of that stuff,” Scaramucci added. “He is a very flexible human being, and he is looking at what is best for the world, and how do we end the nuclearization of the peninsula of North and South Korea.
“For me, I think this is a wonderful time to really see what he is all about in terms of the peace-making process.”
Scaramucci said he doesn’t know if the plans mean Trump “will win a Nobel prize. That would be really fun to get the Nobel prize.”
The meeting is “strategic doing,” he added. “That’s what business people do.”
The United States has also never met with North Korea out of respect for the Chinese, claimed Scaramucci.
“When we cut that deal in 1953, the armistice, the Chinese wanted a buffer zone between them and what was going to be industrial super house known as South Korea,” said Scaramucci.
But Trump has a “great relationship” with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Scaramucci.
The United States should also be proud of Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, said Scaramucci.
“He is looking out for the trade situation and let’s even it up,” he said. “You guys want exclusions, no problem, but stop the tariffs on our stuff leaving our country to your country.”