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"Day governor, Jay. Slee will announce he's running for president. Chris Vance is a former state Republican chairman of the Republican party and Senate candidate. He's recently become an independent. He says Inslee is smart to focus on the environment. And there are a lot of millionaires and billionaires out there, particularly Tom stock higher who this is their number one issue. And if he can monopolize that issue she can attract enough voters to be competitive and these crowded races, and and raise a bunch of money. The biggest challenge he says Inslee doesn't have much name recognition outside the state President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong came to an early close this morning. They were supposed to have a signing ceremony but weren't able to reach an agreement on denuclearization. We're joined on the KOMO news line by retired four-star General, Barry McCaffrey are. We better off than we were before. Was it a good idea not to sign anything and walk away? You know, I just got off an hour conference. Call the council on foreign relations three national experts on dealing with North Korea. And I think everyone's a bit concerned that we launched into this effort of summit meetings to heads of state with almost no advanced work. It's unsurprising they didn't reach a conclusion. But I think essentially you ended up with two leaders who have no trust in their own subordinates who are reserving the decision to themselves and each one of them thought that their personal leverage over the other could achieve a breakthrough. And of course, that's not to be rain, Kim, Jon UN notion of a personal relationship. We can be gauged by murdering his half brother in a foreign country by having his uncle shredded by any aircraft gone in front of a crowd of several hundred people. I mean, he's out for one thing reunite the Korean peninsula. Zone control via declared nuclear state and get the US military out of the region. That's what he's after. I think he's already achieved some success. He's gotten immensely enhanced legitimacy in the public eye. He's essentially a declared nuclear state and the economic sanctions are already starting to come apart on us one thing that shocked a lot of people was the president's discussion about Otto warmbier the American student who was imprisoned while visiting North Korea ended up he was brutally treated was in a coma died upon his return home. And the president seemed to accept Kim's words that he didn't know about it. I don't believe that he would have allowed that to happen. Just wasn't his advantage you allow that to happen. He's murdered more than four hundred of his own senior officials he routinely grabbed hostages, primarily Americans occasionally a bread or Canadian or someone else who thinks he can trade something for. So clearly Otto warmbier who had been. Snatched as not Jake asset to be used was murdered with the Foale cognizant of the North Korean regime. That's the important part is to recognize that. And then they have the president United States say takes the of this brutal despot over the assessment of his own intelligence community is astonishing. It was probably important to the US at that point to not focus on auto as an individual murdered by the North Korean state, but he could have deflected the question instead of saying, well, I'm gonna take the word of this monstrous head of government house speaker Nancy Pelosi today challenging the president on the same. There's there's something wrong about Trump choosing to believe thugs like North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN Russian President Vladimir Putin beyond that he also took the word of the Saudi prince when it comes to Jamaica Shoghi, what in your view is it that makes him side with these dictators. I'm sad to say this it implies that the president United States. It myers. August dictators and has no character himself retired four-star General, Barry, McCaffrey. Thank you, sir. Komo news time six ten and turn our attention to sports from the Harley exteriors sports desk. Twenty-fifth dub men's basketball, coming your way, right here on KOMO news. Pre-game just an hour and twenty minutes from now with the dogs in the bay area taken on cow this evening game time set for eight o'clock Toni castricone Jason Hamilton with all the action. The huskies clinching at least a tie for first place in the Pac twelve conference to wrap it up to nyc house terrible. But coach op says, look, even though we're the number one team in our conference wing, get better. We haven't had that forty."