Summit inspires hope in L.A.’s Korean-American community

The summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was watched closely by the local Los Angeles Korean-American community.

 

Joon Bang is the Executive Director of the Korean American Coalition.  He says witnessing the progress between the U.S. and North Korea is almost overwhelming:

”It was a really emotional experience. So we had a watch party last night and we had about 30 – 40 community members show up. You know, it was kind of surreal. It was almost like watching a cartoon. It was really a lot to take in, I think.”

He says the summit gives the community hope that people in North Korea will someday have a better life.

“Some concrete, practical next steps so that there’s peace on the peninsula but also so that the country of North Korea starts moving in a direction where it starts joining the rest of the world in doing right by its own people.”

Joon Bang was guest on McIntyre in the Morning.

By Sandy Wells

KABC News