President Trump must make the most of the opportunity for negotiations with the “deceitful” North Korean regime, a top Senate Democrat said Tuesday.

 “While I have few illusions about the regime in Pyongyang given their long track record of deceitful negotiations, I hope that President Trump will be strategic enough to utilize this current opening by fully engaging the United States in clear-eyed and tough-minded constructive diplomacy,” New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday.

Menendez’s statement suggested the political difficulty that Trump will face throughout the process, as well, as he risks being held responsible for diplomatic failure. “Unfortunately, President’s Trump’s inconsistent approach to diplomacy while North Korea has continued to make significant progress with their nuclear program risks undermining this potential path,” Menendez said.

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