President Trump unexpectedly announced that he was stepping away from the summit with North Korea just three weeks before the historic meeting was to occur.
We knew North Korea had recently made comments about a military exercise being conducted by the U.S. and South Korea, and they had spoken negatively about Vice President Pence, calling him a "political dummy".
Now we have learned the major motivation behind President Trump's decision. A recent planning meeting for the summit was held in Singapore, and North Korea never showed up, and have ignored our recent attempts to contact them.
As reported by foxnews.com
North Korea didn't show up to recent meetings to prepare for the now-cancelled summit between dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump, the White House revealed Thursday.
The summit, from which the U.S. withdrew Thursday morning, was scheduled to take place June 12 in Singapore.
North Korean leadership didn't show up to a recent planning meeting by Trump administration officials in Singapore, a senior White House official said, adding that the U.S. made several attempts to communicate with North Korea ahead of what would have been an historic meeting but leadership from the communist nation never responded.
North Korea's statement to the U.S. Wednesday night -- in which the country threatened to pull out of the summit and called Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy" -- was the first communication the U.S. has heard from the North in a week, the White House said.
This seems like more than enough reason to cancel the summit. North Korea seems to be no longer interested in meeting with the U.S. or is playing some sort of game. Either way, President Trump made the right choice.
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