Trump casts doubt on June 12 summit with North Korean leader


President Donald Trump said Tuesday “There’s a very substantial chance that it won’t work out. That doesn’t mean that it won’t work out over a period of time, but it may not work out for June 12.” Sitting alongside him in the Oval Office was South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who flew to Washington to try and save the historic summit between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un after a change in tone from North Korea. Last week, Pyongyang condemned joint US-South Korea military exercises and threatened to pull out of the Trump summit if the US continues to call for nuclear abandonment. Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump suggested that the change in tone followed Kim’s second meeting with the Chinese president in Beijing. Nonetheless, the US president held out this incentive to the North Korean leader:  “I guarantee Kim’s safety if a deal is reached.” This statement refuted a suggestion made by national security adviser John Bolton,  much resented in Pyongyang, that the Korean denuclearization pattern follow the Libyan model

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6 thoughts on “Trump casts doubt on June 12 summit with North Korean leader

  • May 22, 2018 @ 21:47 at 21:47
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    Trump, you must try to meet with Kim Jong-un, or at least delegate Gina Haspel to deal with him.
    Best location is Guantanamo, but a nice graveside plastic wreath would be appreciated too.

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  • May 22, 2018 @ 22:25 at 22:25
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    As if Kim had options. Let him play while he can…

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  • May 22, 2018 @ 23:25 at 23:25
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    Trumpie couldn’t negotiate himself out of a wet paper bag. He will get played like a bass fiddle and blow it. He is just looking for excuses to meet with Kim.

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  • May 23, 2018 @ 7:37 at 7:37
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    And you could do better than Trump yourself GREG ?

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  • May 23, 2018 @ 11:54 at 11:54
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    Kim isn’t stupid. He has learnt to play Trump.

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  • May 23, 2018 @ 18:41 at 18:41
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    well i think hes one of the best con men out there hes always played us he maybe buying time to move all his missels out of the country where inspectors wont find them but i think in the end that Trump will play him Trumps been playing the game a lot longer than Kim

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