FLASH: Kim Jong Un Faces New Pressure at Home After Trump Summit Shock He faces a long train ride home through China to think about what went wrong.
President Trump says Vietnam, the site of his 2nd round of nuclear talks with Chairman Kim, is thriving economically and that NKorea could, too, if it would give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons and
President Trump Tweeted Wednesday a slam at his former lawyer Michael Cohen, accusing him of lying “to reduce his prison time.”
“Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately),” the President, who is in Hanoi, Vietnam for his second summit with NKorean Chairman Kim Jong Un, said in a post on Twitter.
Before sitting down with Kim later Wednesday in Hanoi, Trump tweeted that “North Korea would be the same, and very quickly, if it would denuclearize. The potential is AWESOME, a great opportunity, like almost none other in history, for my friend Kim Jong Un.”
Wednesday, President Trump and NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un affable leaders of hostile nations opened their 2nd Summit with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about NKorea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The 2 exchanged smiles and a warm handshake in front of a phalanx of alternating American and NKorean flags. They posed for cameras before disappearing for their private tete-a-tete, similar to 1 they had at their first historic meeting last year in Singapore.
“We made a lot of progress,” President Trump said of their 1st Summit. “I think the biggest progress was our relationship, is really a good one.”
Asked if this Summit would yield a political declaration to end the Korean War, President Trump said “We’ll see.”
Chairman Kim said he was “confident of achieving the great results that everyone will welcome.”
The venue, the colonial and neoclassical Sofitel Legend Metropole in the old part of Hanoi.