President Trump Cancels Summit with Kim Jong Un Updated

The Letter starts out by saying “we greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties.” It continues “we were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant,” the letter goes on to say, “I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. 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.” President Trump then adds in the closing first paragraph, “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”

In the next paragraph, President Trump expresses his desire to “Some day,” meeting Kim Jong Un. He thanks Kim Jong Un, for releasing the three hostages, and calls it a beautiful gesture.

In the last paragraph, President Trump tells Kim Jong Un, if he changes his mind about the summit, to not “hesitate to call or write,” and he closes the letter, by saying “this missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.”

Update 1: 

Secretary of State Pompeo reads the letter transmitted by the State Department to North Korea.

(h/t Conservator1 for posting the video)

Update 2 

It’s being reported that the South Korean government was blindsided by this move, a government spokesman, Kim Eui-kyeom said, “We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means.”

A lighter look from @annafifield

Update 3 

President Trump Tweeted

Update 4 

Moments ago President Trump spoke in regards to the cancelled summit

“I’ve decided to terminate the Summit…”

“I’ve spoken with South Korea and Japan. They are not only ready should foolish o reckless acts be taken by North Korea, but they are willing to shoulder much of the cost of any finical burden, any of the cost associated by the United States in operations should if such an unfortunate situation is forced upon us.”

“Including the fact that, perhaps, it is possible that the existing summit could take place or a summit at some later date”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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