Trump Says He’s Prepared to Abandon North Korea Summit If Talks “Fruitless”

HeadlineApr 19, 2018

President Trump said Wednesday he’s looking forward to planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but said he’s prepared to walk away from the table if he’s not happy with how they’re proceeding. Trump’s comments came as U.S. and North Korean officials solidified plans for an unprecedented summit between the two leaders—likely to be held in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. On Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to praise his CIA chief Mike Pompeo for secretly meeting with Kim Jong-un over Easter weekend. The praise was widely seen as an effort to boost Pompeo’s bid to become secretary of state, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is poised to reject his nomination.

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