May 24, 2018 - World

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen someday

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President Trump spoke at the White House today about his decision to cancel next month's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying that he had spoken to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the joint chiefs of staff who assured him that the U.S. military "is ready if necessary."

Yes, but: Trump didn't close the door entirely on meeting with Kim: "It’s possible that the existing summit could take place or a summit at some later date. Nobody should be anxious. We have to get it right."

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