While in Pennsylvania yesterday, US President Donald Trump claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is prepared to make peace. Earlier on Saturday, he wrote on Twitter that he believes Kim will uphold his promise not to carry out missile tests before the two meet.
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US President Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday evening in Pennsylvania that he believes North Korea wants to make peace. He also commented on his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying: “I may leave fast, or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world.”
While no specific date or place for the meeting has not been set, initial reports claimed that it will take place at the end of May. No sitting American president has ever met with a leader of the pariah state, and Trump’s decision to accept Kim’s offer reportedly surprised some of his senior administration officials.
In a tweet last night, Trump stated that he believes that Kim will uphold his promise not to carry out another ballistic missile test before the meeting. “North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017 and has promised not to do so through our meetings,” he wrote. “I believe they will honor that commitment!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018
Trump then released a separate tweet in which he slammed mainstream media outlets: “In the first hours after hearing that North Korea’s leader wanted to meet with me to talk denuclearization and that missile launches will end, the press was startled & amazed. They couldn’t believe it. But by the following morning the news became FAKE. They said so what, who cares!”