- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Joined: August 2012
It was much more to do with the concerted diplomatic effort from South Korea, over the last couple of years, than anything else. Their President was elected on a mandate to improve relations with the North. A mandate that he and his administration have pursued vigorously. Trump almost derailed all their hard work, if anything. Add in the fact that the North has now developed the long range nukes, that they were aiming for, andyou have your answer. "Trump did it" is simplistic and frankly deluded nonsense, bordering on political psychosis... One thing is certain, the North won't give up it's nukes as long as Trump is President. Though, tbh, it's unlikely they'll give them up whoever is President. They've seen what happens to non-nuclear opponents of the US. Including those, like Gadaffi, who gave up their own WMDs. Long term, the key to North Korea is in Beijing, not Washington.
Carter had to deal with the mess left by Nixon and Ford, (who also failed to be reelected, losing to Carter) and with the economic turmoil caused by OPEC quadrupling the oil price. Btw, why go back to the 1970s? There's a much more recent example of a President failing to secure a 2nd term... ;)