This “may be the worst mistake Trump has made so far,” Carter said.
“When a president signs an agreement, it should be binding on all his successors, unless the situation changes dramatically and it hasn’t changed,” he said. “Unfortunately, I think it signals a message to North Korea that if the United States signs an agreement, it may or may not be honored.”
Carter, who has previously negotiated with the North Korean leadership, spoke to Gupta before being honored at the Bill Foege Global Health Awards. Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter were being recognized for their contributions in combating the spread of neglected infectious diseases on a global scale.