Screeching MSNBC hostess Rachel Maddow was livid after word emerged last week that President Trump will meet one-on-one in May with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in an effort to get the rogue nation to drop its nuclear weapons program.
"You might think another president in this circumstance, you can imagine a president asking himself or herself, 'Why has no other American president ever agreed to do this?'" Maddow said on her show. "Why has no sitting American president ever met with a leader from North Korea? Why has that never happened in all the decades North Korea existed as a nation? Should I take that to mean that this might be particularly risky or even an unwise move?”
Of course, Maddow didn't mention that Democrats and liberals were all for such a move when Barack Obama was president. Asked in a 2007 presidential debate if he would "be willing to meet separately, without precondition," with leaders from nations like Iran and North Korea, The Chosen One said, "I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous."
But Obama never met with the North Korean leader and Kim grew ever more belligerent as Obama sought simply to appease him. Trump, meanwhile, has hammered the dictator, calling him "Little Rocket Man," and setting up highly-punitive sanctions that have hurt the nation.
Bill Maher, a true Trump hater who, it must be noted, every rare once in a while makes a decent point, ripped the liberal media's reaction to Trump's plan. In his HBO show Friday night, he slammed the MSM for "reflexively hating on this."
"I was watching all the cable news last night. All these liberals who are reflexively hating on this, A) Obama — remember him? — proposed the exact same thing in 2008 and they loved it," he said on "Real Time." Maher said people on the West Coast have a little more at stake than the liberal elite on the East Coast. "And B), f*** you, you don't live here on the West Coast where a nuke can get here faster than an Uber from North Korea."
"I mean what is this bulls***? 'No president has ever done this,' " Maher continued. "Yeah, and they all failed! So I'm going to file this one under, 'So crazy it just might work.' This could be the one thing that Trump is uniquely qualified to pull off."
Maher said the meeting could well be the result of Trump's tough talk and sanctions. "If you hate Trump so much — I do — this might even be happening because of Donald Trump. Because of his tough talk. It could be because of the sanctions. It could have been because of the Olympics," he said, referring to Trump's support for North Korea joining South Korea for the games.
And Maher said, "Another stupid argument I heard on TV last night, 'Well, we'll just be giving Kim the respect he and his family has always craved.' So what?! So what if it works?!"