Trump’s ‘inconsistency’ undermines faith in administration, says former defense chief William Cohen
Cohen, a frequent critic of Trump, called the president “non-predictable” and “a very disruptive force in politics.”
“I think most countries would like to have some level of predictability and continuity — and the president seems to thrive on not being predictable,” Cohen added.
Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month — their second meeting in less than a year. Those talks, focused on nuclear weapons and sanctions related to them, ended abruptly without an agreement.
Asked about where he thinks Washington’s relationship with North Korea is headed, Cohen replied: “I don’t think we can go back to the status quo. I don’t think that we’ll get more sanctions imposed by other countries. I don’t think that will start to threaten fire and fury again.”
“So I don’t know where it goes from here,” he said, “but I think it will require help from our Chinese friends and others to resolve it.”