Fox & Friends celebrates Trump stepping across the DMZ into North Korea with DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win"
Fox reporter Griff Jenkins: This would be called "courageous, the greatest feat of the 21st century" if Obama did it
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From the July 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Was this the music blasting at the DMZ?
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yes it was.
KILMEADE: I didn't know that.
EARHARDT: All I do is win.
EARHARDT: I'm watching the breaking news of our president walk across through the DMZ and into North Korea, the first time a sitting president has ever done this. It is a huge win.
GRIFF JENKINS (GUEST CO-HOT): It's a huge deal. Listen, if any other president would have done it, let's say it was Barack Obama, people would have called it courageous, the greatest feat of the 21st century. But yet, that's not what all the critics are saying.
KILMEADE: Right. And the thing is, we don't know how this is going to play out.
KILMEADE: We don't know if the president gave away too much by going over there, the procedure of the office. But we do know this -- if the goal was to not have war in the area and to get back to the table, something unorthodox had to happen. After all, he took a 70-hour train ride into Vietnam. And whether you believe it or not, Kim Jong Un, by all reports, was humiliated that he walked away with no deal.
EARHARDT: Right, at the beginning of the year.
KILMEADE: So how are you going to get that back on track? Well, he started it with a note on the president's birthday, saying nice things. President wrote something back. And then on a whim, and rumor is against most of his advisers, he said, "I'm here, I'm going to South Korea. I'm going to the DMZ. Why don't I just tweet out I'm here if you want to meet?"
KILMEADE: Boom boom boom, it happened.
EARHARDT: And then he gets the invitation. I'm watching this video, and it's so interesting, because the reporters -- when you're a reporter and your boss tells you, you get there, you get the picture, you get the photo op, you get the video -- all of these reporters, if you have time, you should watch it, the whole lengthy video. Because look at these reporters, they're all running into place, trying to get that historic snapshot, and you could hear people saying go, go, go. And I wasn't expecting -- you could hear the North Korean dictator, you could hear Kim Jong Un say, "I wasn't expecting to meet you at this place. You are the first U.S. president to cross the border." But listen to all the clicking. You can hear that clicking.
JENKINS: Yes, can you imagine by the way, I'm jealous of my colleague Tucker Carlson who was there, feet away from this happening.
KILMEADE: You should be happy for him. That's a character flaw on your part.
JENKINS: OK, all right, I'm happy for you, Tucker.