INTERVIEW WITH TRUMP TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, 9:00 P.M. EDT
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 12, 2018) — On Tuesday, radio host and television commentator Sean Hannity continued broadcasting his radio show from Singapore, where he traveled to cover President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Hannity landed the first interview with Trump following the historic summit and Trump’s own press conference given approximately three hours after his meeting with Kim.
The two leaders signed an agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula through a process which could be lengthy but is expected to begin immediately. North Korea said it destroyed one of its nuclear sites prior to the June 12 summit.
In exchange, the U.S. is offering Kim Jong-Un security, according to reports.
At approximately 4:37 p.m. EDT, Hannity raised the issue of U.S. servicemen missing in action (MIA) from the Korean War as a significant issue between the two nations. The conflict divided Korea into a north and south with an armistice in 1953, but no peace treaty. Hannity indicated that MIAs are a topic he raised in his interview with Trump, which will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.
“Other concessions were made about specific sites that we have seen as problematic,” Hannity said.
At 4:41 p.m., Hannity hosted investigative reporter Sara A. Carter, a frequent guest on both his radio and Fox News programs. Carter revealed that she has spent most of her career in foreign countries, including in Iraq and Afghanistan embedded with indigenous military forces and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Carter is also still in Singapore. Trump departed the city-state earlier on Tuesday for the United States, where he is expected to arrive at approximately 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Carter said that villages in Afghanistan most often have no running water or plumbing, similar to the way life was approximately 2,000 years ago. “This is what makes Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un so important,” she said, indicating that Trump is attempting to bridge a culture gap with the 34-year-old dictator. Less than a year ago, Jong-Un was firing missiles at increasingly longer distances, with two sailing over northern Japan, rattling Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
Hannity said that he believes Trump’s good relations with Chinese president Xi Jinping played a role in Jong-Un’s stated pledge to denuclearize, which, if verified, promises to reward his nation with better economic prosperity as a result of the lifting of sanctions and an influx of new foreign investment.
Just before 5:00 p.m., Hannity changed the subject to the failure of the Justice Department to release subpoenaed documents on the FBI’s launch of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, a deadline for which was set for today by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Carter indicated that her sources say that members of the House Freedom Caucus “have had it” with regard to waiting any longer for the documents.
Hannity said that he will stay in Singapore for the remainder of the week and continue to discuss current U.S. events, including the anticipated release of the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as Obama’s secretary of state.
After the 5:00 p.m. break, Hannity played a several-minutes-long montage of mainstream media anchors and pundits detracting from Trump’s recent accomplishment followed by a similar but shorter stream of praise coming from the same personalities after Obama made his “deal” with Iran to purportedly stop its nuclear program.
Trump has chosen not to continue to be a part of that agreement and has since said that Iran is “a different country.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.