Radio Recap: U.S. Walks Away from Negotiations with North Korea | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion


“Sometimes you have to walk.” Those were the words of our President, and that is what he chose to do, for now.

On today’s show, we discussed the end of the nuclear summit in Vietnam between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which came to a close without a deal.

It seems that while the President was optimistic and made promises in exchange for cooperation, Chairman Kim overplayed his hand, demanding lifting of sanctions on North Korea in exchange for little to nothing in return.

Some critics expected President Trump to cave to North Korea, stating he needed a victory. The President did the opposite. There were demands that U.S. could not compromise on. North Korea needed to demonstrate a full commitment to denuclearization.

Rather than give in, President Trump, the author of The Art of the Deal, made the decision to simply walk away when it became apparent the talks had reached an impasse.

No deal is better than a bad deal.

Despite the end of this second summit, the President called the meetings productive and still appeared optimistic about the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea. The summit ended in a friendly, non-combative exchange between the two leaders, hopeful to continue the talks again at a later date.

Despite not reaching a deal, this summit is a decided improvement upon the efforts and outcomes of past administrations in dealing with North Korea.

As one insightful caller put it: “a successful negotiation is a series of no’s, followed by one yes.”

We also updated you on our Supreme Court case defending the Bladensburg Peace Cross in Maryland. As we’ve told you, the memorial was erected to honor soldiers who gave their lives in World War I. Atheists sued to have the cross removed stating it violates the First Amendment’s prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. We filed an amicus brief arguing it does not violate the First Amendment and should be allowed to stand in honor of our fallen heroes.

Finally, we discussed our ongoing efforts to free Christian pastor – and U.S. permanent resident – John Cao. Our legal and government affairs team is on Capitol Hill this week with Pastor Cao’s family in keep meetings with both Members of Congress and Administration officials. As we ramp up our efforts for Pastor Cao’s freedom, take action with us by signing our petition below

You can listen to the entire episode here.

Free Christian Pastor John Cao

Persecuted Church  Signatures


Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

As we aggressively fight for Pastor John Cao and other persecuted Christians, we urgently need your support. Every gift makes an impact.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.

Does Protecting the Homeland Violate the Constitution?

By Wesley Smith1568040051160

A federal judge on September 4th ruled that a federal government watchlist designed to protect the United States and its citizens is unconstitutional. The Terror Screening Database ( TSDB) compiles the names of people who are “known or suspected terrorists,” and the judge decreed that such a list...

read more

Supreme Court Grants Emergency Stay for Border Security

By Jordan Sekulow1564187971387

The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued an emergency stay , ruling that the Trump Administration can proceed with repurposing funding for border security while the case continues on appeal. This ruling is a major victory for national security and agrees with the arguments we have been making in our...

read more

JSL: President Trump Makes History

By Jordan Sekulow1562009840392

President Trump always does things differently, and this weekend was no different when he once again made history as the first sitting American President to step foot on North Korean soil. On today’s broadcast, we discussed the President’s unprecedented meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

read more

What You Need to Know About the Crisis on the Border

By Wesley Smith1560526036441

The situation on the southern border is one of mayhem and an unresolved crisis of ever-increasing magnitude. The inaction by Congress combined with judicial proceedings designed to prevent any action being taken as to border security, and immigration in general, is inexcusable, with stark results.

read more