Dems Tear Into Trump Over North Korea Concessions: 'What the Hell?'

| JUN 12, 2018 | 3:11 PM

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Congressional Democrats are pouncing on President Donald Trump just hours after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arguing that he gave up way too much without getting enough from the rogue nation in return. 

Trump and Kim both signed a document following their inaugural meeting, which included a recommitment from North Korea to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

However, no methods of verification were laid out in the agreement and the president revealed after the summit that the U.S. had agreed to stop military exercises with South Korea — a concession Democrats say went too far.

“What did we get? Do we get something later? Because it looks like KJU got all the stuff. Does our stuff get announced in a few months?” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) wrote on Twitter after news broke about the summit.

Schatz ripped into Trump through a string of tweets Tuesday morning, including calling it “embarrassing" for the president to say: ”[Kim's] country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor."

Fellow Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered a similar criticism regarding Trump's deal with North Korea, arguing that the president “legitimized” the rogue nation's “gulags, public executions, planned starvation” while the U.S. also gave up “one of our biggest negotiating chips - military exercises.”

“What the hell?” Murphy added. 

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) called out Trump for ripping up the Iran nuclear deal and then agreeing to this new one with North Korea.

“We got nothing from this summit. Not one thing. Some negotiator,” tweeted Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.).