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How Much to Believe



Because President Trump met one-on-one with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there is no actual record of their discussions. However, Trump did assure us afterward that there was a denuclearization process in place and we should be able to "sleep well tonight." But over a month has passed and Trump recently referred to this process by saying, "We have no time limit. We have no speed limit," a comment which is less than reassuring and belies his previous statement that we could "sleep well tonight." We now must weigh how much credence to give to Trump when, if ever, he tells us what he believes he accomplished during his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin ("North Coast Lawmakers Question Trump's Motives with Russia, Introduce Candidate Vetting Legislation," posted July 19). Personally, based on this and his prior record of bending the truth, I think very little.

— Sherman Schapiro, Blue Lake


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