‘Little Rocket Man’ Nuked

Singapore summit will not take place on June 12th.
Singapore summit will not take place on June 12th.

President Trump on Thursday canceled the highly anticipated summit with North Korea that had been set for next month, calling the talks “inappropriate” following the “hostility” displayed in the latest comments from dictator Kim Jong Un.

The move to pull out of the summit, slated to take place in Singapore on June 12, came after threats from Kim to call off the talks. In a letter to Kim on Thursday, Trump said the world, and North Korea, had lost a “great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity.”

“Based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote in a letter to Kim on Thursday. “Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place.”

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North Korea has for days questioned whether the summit would go forward.

On Thursday, Vice Minister of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, Choe Son Hui, also said that whether the U.S. “will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States,” according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.

The official also insulted Vice President Pence after he said North Korea had asked for the meeting.

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See Also:

(1) Report: Kim fears coup if he travels to Singapore for Trump summit

(2) North Korea nuclear test tunnels at Punggye-ri ‘destroyed’

(3) North Korea issues fresh nuclear threats, says it may call off summit with Trump

(4) North Korea pleads with Trump to reconsider ‘extremely regrettable’ cancellation of summit

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Joe
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I can’t help but think that the ‘cancellation of the summit’ is meant to give Kim a bit of time to get his generals in line with his new direction. Kim isn’t exactly loved in NK and there are a lot of influential people who would love to depose Kim. I suspect that had Kim gone to Singapore as planned he might not have been able to go home again since his generals would have staged a coup and Little Rocket Man would have become a refugee. Of course losing Kim would have set back the US/NK negotiations no end… Read more »

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Maybe. But here’s another theory. Trump is simply demonstrating that he is not John Kerry (Obama). The Budweiser Clydesdale team couldn’t have pulled Kerry away from the Iranian ‘poker table’ where he insisted on leaving all of his cards face up all the time and thus as much as giving away all of his chips. I gotta hunch that what we’re witnessing here with Trump is the art of the deal. He is demonstrating that he is really willing and eager to get up and walk out before he sells out America (and the world) aka Kerry style. He is… Read more »