Donald Trump Got Bored At North Korean Summit – And Tried To Change Schedule
After touching down in Singapore, President Donald J Trump instructed advisers to push the highly anticipated North Korean Summit up a day because he was bored.
“We’re here now,” said the president. “Why can’t we just do it?”
According to The Washington Post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were able to convince the antsy president to hold off until Tuesday to meet with the North Korean leader, as planned. They argued that following the initial schedule would give U.S officials more time to prepare for the meeting. Sanders also noted that pushing up the meeting would result in significantly less media coverage as a Monday meeting in Singapore would air on Sunday night in the U.S. Many reporters were also yet to arrive and would miss the event, despite registering in advance.
The last minute request left many aides in a panic as the event had already been canceled and rescheduled once before. Trump had previously canceled the planned summit in response to a growing “lack of good faith” in North Korea following a number of skirmishes between the two countries.
The summit proceeded as planned on Tuesday where the two leaders agreed on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, though specific details were not discussed. Trump considered the summit to be a success, noting that he and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, had developed a “special bond” and he would even be willing to invite Kim to the White House in the future.
The growing relationship has come a long way in the past year. Just last November, Trump had mocked the North Korean leader, calling him “Little Rocket Man.”
The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
Following the summit, Trump now admits he feels “foolish” for his previous name-calling and recently tweeted about his hope for the future of U.S – North Korea relations.
Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018