Thursday, February 27, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The Media Ignores the Visits of Former Presidents to North Korea

July 5, 2019 --

The Democratic candidates for president have criticized President Trump for his latest meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but although the media reported that Mr. Trump was the first "sitting" U.S. president to step, literally, into North Korea, not much notice was taken that Presidents Clinton and Carter, after leaving office, had visited Pyongyang on humanitarian missions, and to improve relations with North Korea, including keeping it from becoming a nuclear power (clearly failing in that aim).

The Democratic reaction, therefore, would seem based more on hypocrisy than principle.