Suzanne Scholte of Virginia and president of the Defense Forum Foundation is on a mission to find people who have escaped from North Korea and tell their story in the hopes that it will inspire and liberate others.
For over a decade she has been reaching out to defectors by helping fund a small radio station operated in South Korea to broadcast news, truths, and more!
As written for The Daily Caller by Ginni Thomas:
In late April, she hosted her 14th annual North Korean Freedom Week to “prepare for the regime collapse and peaceful reunification of Korea” with North Korean defectors in Washington, D.C. Importantly, they start with a church service and then go to the Korean War Memorial where they lay a wreath, with great emotion, for the Americans who died making South Korea free.
“It’s very powerful because these are people brainwashed to hate us and now they know we were the good guys,” Scholte says in this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation.
This year, these defectors, who, like all North Koreans, were manipulated to hate Americans as “Yankee Imperialist Wolves,” desperately wanted to meet with President Donald Trump or his team.
They were unsuccessful.
“If Donald Trump would have met with these people, it would have sent a powerful signal to people in the regime that Donald Trump cared about the North Korean people,” at such a critical time of the escalation and focus on the nuclear issue, Scholte says in this interview filmed at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center in Washington, D.C.
Scholte considers one reason the Trump team did not open their doors was because some of the advisers worry about provoking China. The Trump administration, like many before it, is counting on China’s help to control North Korea.