ea expert at Center for a New American Security. “Lifting key economic sanctio
ns without proportionate denuclearization steps risk losing leverage.”
And even though the odds of success were low, with a mere
month for the US team to prepare, many Republicans portrayed the draw as a victory.
”It’s better to walk away than sign a bad deal,” said Sen. Lindse
y Graham, a South Carolina Republican and fierce critic of the Kim regime.
”What he did in Hanoi was the right thing to do — he walked away from a bad deal,” former Republican Sen. Rick Sant
orum told CNN’s “New Day,” adding that this was “a wonderful moment in (Trump’s) presidency.”
Robert Galluci, a former US negotiator with North Kore
a, said he thought “the outcome was, potentially, perfe
ct … because things I worried about didn’t happen and things I wanted to happen, did happen.”