White House hopeful Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanOhio Republican tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in Rep. Tim Ryan becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress MORE (D-Ohio) on Sunday compared President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE's unprecedented visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnNorth Korea open to another summit with South Satellite photos indicate North Korea expanding uranium enrichment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - What do Manchin and Sinema want? MORE in the hermit nation to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain meeting with Adolf Hitler.
"They talk about historic moments. This is historic, him going to North Korea is like Chamberlain going to talk to Hitler," Ryan said on CNN's "Reliable Sources."
"I mean, this guy was lobbing missiles into the Sea of Japan just a few weeks ago and the president is going to talk to him? I mean, are you kidding me?” Ryan added of Kim.
Trump made history Sunday by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to enter North Korea.
He and Kim then met with Kim for a surprise negotiation session that lasted almost an hour on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone.
Trump has touted the meeting as a diplomatic success that will improve U.S.-North Korea ties. The president has met with Kim three times now in efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
In the lead up to World War II, Chamberlain traveled to Germany to meet with Hitler several times but was unable to prevent him from continuing to seize territory. Chamberlain has been criticized for his appeasement policy that ultimately only delayed the war.
Democrats have blasted the meeting between Trump and Kim, accusing Trump of cozying up to a dictator and throwing cold water on the importance of negotiations.
A spokesman for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE hit Trump for “coddling” dictators, citing his chummy meetings with Kim and Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinErdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system EU 'denounces' Russian malicious cyber activity aimed at member states Navalny knocks Apple, Google for removing voting app MORE.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn Washington, the road almost never taken Senate poised to battle over Biden's pick of big bank critic Treasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions MORE (D-Mass.) tweeted that Trump "shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictators."
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn Washington, the road almost never taken Don't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble MORE (I-Vt.) blasted the meeting as having “weakened the State Department.”
Several other candidates weighed in, with only one, entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangYang's new party will be called 'The Forward Party' Andrew Yang planning to launch third party: report Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE, praising the talks.
“Anything that improves the political climate on the Korean peninsula and engages North Korea on its nuclear program is a good thing,” Yang tweeted.