July 3, 2019

Garrison on MSNBC, North Korea and USA’s goals “diametrically opposed”

By Jacqueline Isaacs

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss recent actions involving President Trump’s visit to North Korea.

Having served in multiple national security positions in the Obama Administration, Garrison shared his insights about the current president's visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He said that in regards to diplomacy “process here actually matters.”

Garrison went on to explain to viewers that this attempt at diplomacy between the two leaders is unlikely to succeed because the stated end goals of North Korea and the United States are “diametrically opposed.” He continued,

“The United States wants to see the peninsula without nuclear weapons. North Korea wants us out of its business, out of the business of the regime, so it can continue its stronghold, its stranglehold on its people domestically. Those are two things that simply do not work.”

Watch the entire conversation below:

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