Following his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore, President Donald Trump was interviewed by Sean Hannity last night to discuss the meeting. (RELATED: MSNBC Analyst Just Compared Trump’s North Korea Diplomacy to Ronald Reagan).
The historic summit brought historic ratings to Fox. According to the Daily Wire, Hannity “dominated all of television with 5.9 million total viewers, beating out all of broadcast primetime and all of cable.”
FNC’s “Hannity” came in with 5.9 million viewers compared to 5.49 million for ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” and 4.8 million for CBS’s “Mom.” So strong were Hannity’s ratings, that as a result, Fox News blew out CNN and MSNBC combined in both primetime and overall ratings for the day.
In the much-watched interview, Trump provided a useful summary of what he discussed with Kim.
On their rapport: He’s got a very good personality, he’s funny, and he’s very, very smart,” Trump said of Kim, “He’s a great negotiator, and he’s a very strategic kind of a guy.” He said that the two got along “very well” from the beginning of the summit.
On the prior rhetoric between the two: “[O]ther administrations, I don’t want to get specific on that, but you know they had a policy of silence. If [North Korea] said something very bad and very threatening and horrible, just don’t answer. That’s not the answer. That’s not what you have to do. So I think the rhetoric — I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it — but we had no choice,” said Trump of his “fire and fury” rhetoric.
On future military escalation: “We’re not going to be doing the war games as long as we’re negotiating in good faith,” Trump said.
On Americans deceased in North Korea: Trump said that he told Kim he regularly receives letters from Americans who lost loved ones in North Korea, and want nothing more than to recover the bodies. Trump said that Kim agreed to repatriate all the bodies they have of Americans who perished there.
On denuclearization: Trump explained that the agreement the two signed would require North Korea to completely denuclearize, in exchange for the U.S. committing to provide certain security guarantees to Pyongyang.
Watch the interview below if you didn’t get a chance to catch it:
While the liberal media continues to freak out over the President’s meeting with Kim Jong-un, the American people know that a denuclearized North Korea is the only path forward.