Trump pulls out of summit with North Korea

Donald Trump (left) and Kim Jung-un

US President, Donald Trump, has pulled out of a summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

The much-anticipated summit was expected to take place in Singapore on June 12.

In a letter to Kim, Trump cited “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement” for canceling the meeting.

A North Korean official had described remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence as “ignorant and stupid” when he told Fox News that North Korea’s government could end up like that of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan leader.

“As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the U.S. vice president,” Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said in relation to Pence’s remarks. “In case the U.S. offends against our good will and clings to unlawful and outrageous acts, I will put forward a suggestion to our supreme leadership for reconsidering the D.P.R.K. ( Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)-U.S. summit.”

In his letter to Kim, Trump said, “Someday, I look very much forward to meeting you.”

See letter from Trump to Kim below.

His Excellency
Kim Jong Un
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Pyongyang

Dear Mr. Chairman:

We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant.

I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.

I felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters. Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated.

If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write. The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth. This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.

Sincerely yours,

Donald J. Trump
President of the United States of America

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12 Comments

  1. May 25, 2018

    We are going HEAVEN knows where we are going HEAVEN alone…..

  2. J.John Charles
    May 24, 2018

    You just can’t win.I find Trump’s letter was respectful and conciliatory and left the door open
    When the president accepted the invitation to meet with Kim Kong Un in Singapore he was heavily criticised by democrats,and was told he was allowing Kim to make a fool of him as he already is.They democrats said the last 3 north Korean leaders have played the same game and never making good their promise.Now the same democrats are rejoicing,Nancy Pelosi said Kim is the winner.
    The foreign minister of N.Korea threating the U.S.with nuclear weapon.They kept on threating to call off the meeting.The white house was supposed to meet with officials from North Korea in Singapore to prepare for that summit which was carded for next month,but the N.Koreans will not answer their phone calls and when the U.S Officials went to Singapore there was no show by the Koreans.So why blame Trump.
    Now they are telling Trump we want the meeting to take place

  3. CIA Agent
    May 24, 2018

    “If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.”

    Doesn’t this quote from Trump’s letter imply that the meeting was called off by Kim Jong Un and NOT Donald Trump?

  4. we are watching you
    May 24, 2018

    What does one expect with war monger and Vietnam war avoider John Bolton as Trumps National Security Advisor. Warmonger Bolton will sabotage any peace deal anywhere in the world, he has always wanted to bomb Iran and North Korea and his answer to any problem in the world is to just drop a bomb on it. Any administration he has been in he has advocated preventative war. Bolton has never been in any war, he ran away from Vietnam yet loves war just as long as other people are dyeing in it along with their children, he is what is best described as a chicken hawk coward. It is 99.9% certain that Bolton talked Trump into making his decision.

  5. Amarossa
    May 24, 2018

    Bomb them for what exactly?
    North Korea has not done anything wrong. However the words and actions of the Trump administration
    paints a clear and damning picture of a white privileged schoolyard bully who enjoys twisting the arm of those weaker than him.
    Mike Pence and Donald Trump are two peas in a pod. Both of them are ignorant, reactionary and given to hyperbole.
    Donald Trump had the chance to pave the way for true peace by attending this summit. Instead he used his dirty tricks of forcing North Korea to dismantle their nuclear testing sites and then backing out of the summit.
    Dirty in business, dirty in politics, dirty in relationships.
    He is just a dirty, untrustworthy man.

  6. derp
    May 24, 2018

    here’s a link to the letter… that signature though xD
    https://sc.cnbcfm.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/files/2018/05/24/IMG_3008r.jpg

  7. Sylvester Cadette
    May 24, 2018

    In the first sentence: “knew” and not “new” :-D :-D

  8. Shaka Zulu
    May 24, 2018

    Trump pulled out so hopefully north Korea dont get pregnant with wealth. Two idiots. Trump is a retarded that lies about his lies. Kim is another idiot. Two men that have mental issues born to privilege and will cause the deathe of millions if we dont watch it. Human behaviour will never change. We are our worst enemies.

  9. Sylvester Cadette
    May 24, 2018

    Once John Bolton, the hawkish US National Security Advisor was brought on board I new that the Summit was doomed. I also think that this “NOT PROPERLY PLANNED” summit was destined to fail before it started. The US Foreign Policy Team seem clueless in their planning overtures.

    Quite frankly it appeared laughable and flawed. No wondered they are so mocked by KIM JUNG UN. The statements of Bolton and Pence did not help.

    I think their should have been a more close-knit dialogue with US Allies in the region towards a Summit on or about September giving more time for effective preparation, greater rapprochement towards North Korea/South Korea dialogue that would facilitate constructive engagement between US & North Korea.
    WHAT HAS THAT TO DO WITH THE CARRIBBEAN?
    The mode of unilateral bone crushing & hawkish negotiation, dialogue and engagement is a modality that influences any issues that CARICOM may have to contend with in the near future on issues of immigration. WATCH OUT

  10. Cyrus
    May 24, 2018

    Francine Baron sot, she make a statement about supporting peace in North Korea look trump pulling out, you people getting paid by Dominica for mediocre work.

    • May 24, 2018

      So what’s your point? Is Dominica now in charge of the foreign of the US and North Korea?

  11. Tetrahydrocanabinol
    May 24, 2018

    You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.
    King Cyrus of America, Bomb Dem Trump Bomb Dem

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