President Trump appeared to undermine his own administration Friday when he announced he was withdrawing new sanctions on North Korea. He tweeted, “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!” The tweet likely refers to still-unconfirmed future sanctions, according to administration officials, as no new sanctions against North Korea were announced Friday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not clear up the confusion but indicated that Trump made the announcement because “President Trump likes Chairman Kim.” Last month, a second summit between the two leaders broke down without any progress made toward a denuclearization deal.
Trump Cancels Unannounced North Korea Sanctions
HeadlineMar 25, 2019