Rep. Adam Schiff, one of President Trump's harshest detractors, said the president deserved "some credit" for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table during an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week." He also warned that Trump might not want to take too much responsibility, because it is likely "things will go south" on the Korean peninsula eventually. "He may not want the full blame if things go south," Schiff suggested.
"They were saying, ‘What do you think — uh — President Trump had to do with it?' I'll tell you what," Trump said at his Michigan rally on Saturday night. "Like, how about everything?"
"I think it's more than fair to say that the combination of the president's unpredictability and indeed his bellicosity had something to do with North Korea's willingness to come to the table," Schiff said. "But before the president takes too much credit or hangs out the ‘mission accomplished' banner, he needs to realize we may go into a confrontational phase, and he may not want the full blame if things go south."