NEWSLETTER: Trump says he wants to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at the DMZ tomorrow just to shake his hand and say hello (?)! while the president is preparing to leave the G20 in Japan
- President Trump tweeted about his trip to South Korea from Saturday to Saturday
- He confirmed his expected trip to the DMZ
- Made a joke about meeting dictator Kim Jong-un & # 39; just to shake his hand and Hello (?)! & # 39;
- Trump said he was a & # 39; beautiful & # 39; letter from Kim
- He responded with a letter that Kim & # 39; interesting & # 39; called
- He said the meeting could take place & # 39; as Kim's chairman of North Korea sees this & # 39;
President Donald Trump has made an offer via Twitter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet in the demilitarized zone of the Korean peninsula and shake hands.
& # 39; After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I leave Japan for South Korea (with President Moon), & # 39; wrote Trump on Saturday at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
& # 39; While there, as President Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the border / DMZ just to shake his hand and say hello (?)! & # 39;
Trump & # 39; s trip to Seoul, which starts Saturday night, was previously scheduled to follow the G-20 conclusion, but no public mention was made of plans to meet Kim.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea, before their last meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on 27 February 2019
It was not immediately clear whether additional diplomatic preparations had been made for such a meeting, or whether it was a one-off event.
Trump lit a gang of world leaders on Friday night when he was about an hour late for a cultural event. State Secretary Mike Pompeo skipped a planned event with other foreign ministers.
Trump fired the surprise sweat from Osaka, where he has another slate full of encounters, including with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and Chinese president Xi Jinping.
His route to Seoul, which starts local time tonight, included room for a possible trip to the DMZ, which Trump publicly confirmed with his tweet.
President Trump is set for a two-day visit to South Korea, where he will meet President Moon Jae-in (right) to discuss denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. The president was last welcomed in South Korea in 2017 (photo)
Before the trip, an administrative official refused to confirm that such a trip had been completed or that a meeting with Kim Jong-un was underway.
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The hand movement would, if it were to happen, again form a joint meeting between the two men after their failed summit in Hanoi in February, which was preceded by a historic first summit in Singapore.
Since then, Trump has spoken to Kim on a regular basis and even shared a letter he received from Kim during a recent interview at the White House. He called it & # 39; beautiful & # 39; but then threatened the prison photographers who tried to break the image.
The first Trump event in Seoul is a dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Trump has defended North Korea in recent comments for the launch of a short-range ballistic missile.
The exaggerated meeting follows an exchange of letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who stepped up the hope of conversations with the North Korean nuclear program.
Trump called Kim's letter, containing the birthday wishes for himself, & # 39; beautiful & # 39 ;.
Trump responded with his own letter, which Kim & # 39; interesting & # 39; mentioned in a statement that emphasized the bond between the two leaders.
North Korea's state-run news media, KCNA, reported that Kim & # 39; would seriously consider the interesting content & # 39; of the letter.
The word of a possible visit to the line that has separated the two countries since the ceasefire in 1953 comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that Trump had sent a letter to Kim that he & # 39; the way could pave the way for a revival of stalled nuclear talks.
An administration official said Monday that there were & # 39; no plans & # 39; were for Trump to meet the North Korean dictator – a language that did not exclude the possibility.
Japanese media reported over the weekend that Trump would go to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to separate the two Korea's. He wanted to visit the zone during a trip to South Korea 2017, but heavy fog prevented this.
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