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President Trump’s willingness to become the first U.S. president to meet with North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong Un is a “high-stakes opportunity” that came about because the president abandoned the policy of his predecessors, contends the chairman of a Senate panel overseeing security in East Asia.

“We’re in this position because President Trump rightfully abandoned strategic patience, the failed doctrine of the previous administration, and has moved toward a doctrine of maximum pressure,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, in a Fox News interview Friday.

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

“That pressure — Kim Jong Un is feeling it very much — is why we’re having this opportunity to talk,” Gardner said.

South Korean security adviser Chung Eui-Yong affirmed to Trump at the White House Thursday night “that his leadership and his

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