The White House dismissed North Korea’s threats Wednesday to walk away from a planned summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This week, North Korean state media said the talks—scheduled to be held in Singapore on June 12—might be canceled if the U.S. continues to demand North Korea unilaterally abandon its nuclear arsenal. North Korea also objected after the U.S. refused to cancel joint war games with South Korea’s military. At the White House, Trump said, “We’ll have to see,” when asked if the talks were still on. This is White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “This is something that we fully expected. The president is very used and ready for tough negotiations. And if they want to meet, we’ll be ready. And if they don’t, that’s OK, too.”
We’ll have more on North Korea and the prospects of a Trump-Kim summit later in the broadcast.