Senator Manchin reacts to President’s meeting with Kim Jong Un

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History was made Monday as President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, making him the first sitting U.S. President to ever work face-to-face with North Korean leadership.

There are many different opinions circling through the nation’s capitol, but U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he sees this as a positive. 

However, he says it is now time for Congress to pay close attention. 

If President Trump were to remove any sanctions against North Korea, Manchin says Congress needs to make sure they are earning their way back into good standing by treating their people humanely and getting rid of their nuclear weapons.

“These types of things, I think we can work through. It’s not going to be done over night, but I’m very optimistic and very appreciative that the President’s taken this first step. You can’t fix your problems if you don’t communicate with people directly,” said Manchin. 

On the other hand, Manchin says he is disappointed by how the President’s trip to the G7 Summit went. 

He says it is important to not throw out old friends for new ones.

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