President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that his nuclear summit with Kim Jong-Un will take place on June 12 in Singapore.
Trump disclosed the details on Twitter in an early morning tweet:
“The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong-un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
The announcement came hours after Trump welcomed the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, back to the US from Pyongyang with three American citizens that North Korea had been holding prisoner. Their release followed talks between Pompeo and Kim about the forthcoming summit.
The official North Korean media quoted Kim on Wednesday as saying the encounter with Trump “would be a historic meeting” and an “excellent first step toward promotion of the positive situation development in the Korean peninsula and building a good future.” Kim said he released the three Americans after an “official suggestion” from Trump.
We can expect a lot from this meeting, but the hype will come from how badly Trump will get played in his desperate act to make a deal.
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