Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, told FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs that the Trump effect has been remarkable in setting the worldwide agenda when it comes to influencing European leaders on the Iran nuclear deal, trade and stabilizing the Korean peninsula.
Trump is meeting with two of Europe’s most prominent leaders this week, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Macron, who initially intended to persuade the White House to stay in the Iranian agreement, is now considering working on a new Iran deal.
“It’s moving in President Trump and the United States of America’s direction in recognizing this is a bad deal,” Conway said on Tuesday. “The president restated today that literally the barrels and cartons of money that went over there, cash that went over there, another bad deal for America, just like the trade deals.”
Conway said Trump was able to get Macron to agree that Iran’s nuclear activities should not continue.
In anticipation of the summit with North Korea, the president described Kim Jong Un as “very open” and “very honorable” and said the regime is pushing for the meeting as soon as possible.
“What the president was saying is be open and honorable in the process of coming together to talk about denuclearizing the Korean peninsula which benefits everyone,” Conway noted.
Conway points out that Trump’s leadership toward North Korea is filled with vision and resolve, and he will leverage his ability to walk away if a deal is not beneficial to the United States.
“This man is not a politician and you see it at large in moments like this where the deal-maker, the great negotiator-in-chief says, ‘here are the terms, here’s what we are going to try to accomplish, but if we can’t, we walk away,’ and that in itself is negotiating a new deal. No deal is a deal,” she said.