Trump Will Invite Kim If Singapore Summit Successful: "Maybe We'll Start With The White House"

President Trump said on Thursday that he would "certainly" invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if their upcoming summit in Singapore on June 12 goes well.

While taking questions from the press during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump replied to the Daily Caller's Saagar Enjeti: "Maybe we'll start with the White House. What do you think?"

Trump also said he hopes to be able to normalize relations with North Korea, and that a formal agreement to end the Korean war is "absolutely" possible. The war has technically been active since a 1953 armistice. 

"Normalizing relations is something that I would expect to do...There are a lot of good factors lined up for North Korea. ... It has tremendous potential because the people are great, and we would certainly like to see normalization," Trump said.

To that end...

Trump and Kim are set to meet at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on June 12. While many details remain shrouded in mystery, the White House has sought to downplay the summit - describing it as the first step in a "process" towards full denuclearization. 

Following a visit to the White House by North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, President Trump announced that the previously canceled summit was back on. 

Trump said that a letter hand delivered by Former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol was "very nice," and "very interesting," and that it would be a big mistake if the summit did not take place. 

The letter from Mr. Kim was described as fairly basic, according to one foreign government official who was briefed on the contents. It expresses the North Korean leader’s interest in meeting without making any significant concessions or threats. The Kim lieutenant delivering the letter, Gen. Kim Yong Chol, who is under U.S. sanctions for his role in cyberattacks against American companies, is expected to remain in the U.S. until Saturday, the official said. -WSJ

On the topic of denuclearization, Trump said "I think they want to do that, I know they want to do that. They want other things along the line. They want to develop as a country."

In comments to reporters last Thursday before boarding Air Force One, President Trump said that talks between US and North Korean diplomats were going "very well."

They better go well if Kim wants a trip to the White House and that McDonald's...

Comments

RafterManFMJ Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:16 Permalink

All theater. NK has been a CIA asset for decades ... gotta wonder what the game here is? Give up the “threat” that keeps us in SK? Must be a serious upside for the Deep State.

Maybe they’re desperate for another batch of natural resources since Russia isn’t going as planned?

Sudden Debt Winston Churchill Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:24 Permalink

America isn't able to do another Korean war. It hasn't got the right soldiers and it's already in way to many wars. Sending 18 year olds now? roaming will be way to fucking expensive and the north doesn't have any real WIFI.

But I do hope they put a bullet between Kim's eyes and that the militairy breaks apart. By that I mean North Korea's militairy...

 

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The Billy Blaze tmosley Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

Who says the troops will be there for "protecting" North Korea?  I can't wait for you to eat the plate of crow that will be served.  You actually believe the North Koreans are honest and honorable in this summit charade.  Too funny.

Zero chance that NK agrees to get rid of their nukes.  Zero chance that NK pivots to the USA.  To think otherwise is naive.  

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vato poco serotonindumptruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:49 Permalink

that is, like, SO totally true!

like when the GOP establishment TOtally screwed Trump out of his rightful nomination at the convention; when hilary and her felonious rapscallions stole the election and mooned him live on TV at her inauguration; like when the recalcitrant GOP/CofC congress refused to pass Trump's tax cuts - humiliating him in the process; like when all the smart tough cynics here on ZH informed us that Kim was strong like bull hard like iron and would have Trump crying like a little bitch. 

STILL not tired of winning, no matter how loudly you dumbshits whine that it's "secretly a loss!"

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vato poco serotonindumptruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:05 Permalink

what are you, 12?

"there was that time 65 years ago, an' .... uh .... that whole 'being mean to the stone-age tribals' thing from the 19th century!!"

NO government can be trusted, dipshit. but you can do business with some - the USA, for example - easier and with less ripoffnishness than others (china, russia, iran ... it's a long fuckin list) 

did Teacher not mention that?

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Scipio Africanuz serotonindumptruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:43 Permalink

I love that Secretary Pompeo, is putting diplomacy, front and centre as the major arsenal in US foreign policy, but he's handicapped by the credibility issue, pulling out of the Iran treaty, was a self inflicted wound, it was as a famous man some centuries ago said, worse than a crime, it was a gargantuan mistake!

At this point in time, Secretary Pompeo, if he desires to be one of the greatest of the US Secretaries of State, needs to understand, that the Koreans, have given him a gift on a platter of gold, and what gift? The opportunity to rebuild US credibility!

The reality now, is that with or without the US, Korea will be Korea. This is sobering! The Koreans have outflanked the war hawks in the US, and left an opening for the diplomats, seize the opening! It's a lifeline!

Regardless of what Congress, or whoever, says, President Trump's assertion that six thousand miles separate the two countries, and thus problems over there, are for the locals to solve, is absolutely correct! In all honesty, the USA does not have much leverage here, despite the delusions of the chattering class. What Chairman Kim Jong Un, President Moon Jae-in have done, is the Asian concept of non gloating, they're giving the USA, the opportunity to save face.

They're not the ones under pressure, they're the gift givers, and their gift is to President Trump, primarily, and Secretary Pompeo. Don't get it twisted folks, humility is required here, there are no losers under this strategy, all are winners, if respect, gratitude, and empathy are deployed.

Secretary Pompeo, fortune is signalling you!

President Trump, fame is signalling you!

America, redemption is signalling you!

What say ye? Fame or Infamy?

Choice is yours! Choose wisely...

 

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Expendable Container RafterManFMJ Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:25 Permalink

Its ALL 'Bread & Circuses' for the 'plebs'.

N Korea is there in order to have an 'enemy' to fear (haha what a joke!).

Just as Communist Cuba right next to the US is there for the same fake agenda.

Just as the COLD WAR was a false creation to have an 'enemy' to fear.

Why? To control the masses through fear and to siphon parasitically the people's wealth into 'Mr Globals' pockets (using Catherine Austin Fitts' term for the Deep State criminal Zionist mafia bankers).

Read the little book "REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN On The Possibility And Desirability Of Peace" (Leonard C Lewin) and get shocked into reality as to how the world really works!

https://www.amazon.com/Report-Iron-Mountain-Leonard-Lewin/dp/143912311X…

"The Special Study Group, as the commission was fondly called (by Washington) met and worked regularly for over two and a half years, after which it produced a report...they concluded that lasting peace...even if it could be achieved....would almost certainly not be in the best interest of a stable society."

Notice how we have to have the perpetual 'War on Terror' fiction?

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Number 9 Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:19 Permalink

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

The Billy Blaze tmosley Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:49 Permalink

"we put America first".  Who exactly is "we"?  The corp. USA government?  You actually trust those idiots to do anything in your best interest.

 

Not that it is anybody's business in the USA, however if indeed the USA wants NK to rid themselves of nukes, then the USA will be required to forcefully remove them.  Zero chance the NK nuke program is negotiated away.  

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BankSurfyMan Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:29 Permalink

Serving big mac instead of worms at the NK camp for kids? Parents will get to wear fresh underwear and socks when Donald comes to town 2018! Death Camping N.K. Fun stuff America!

PigMan Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:45 Permalink

Trump Will Invite Kim If Singapore Summit Successful: "Maybe We'll Start With The White House"

 

or White Castle.. if it's on the way..

Truth Eater Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:45 Permalink

Kim is waiting for a bribe.  Give him 5 years supply of Big Mac and french fries.  Let him tell his people that he got them all one loaf of bread per family each week and two potatoes.  He will be a national hero.

MuffDiver69 Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

It’s good to talk. In the end this is all about the South and North. It will cost the South, but a unified to some extent Korea will be a powerful entity on its own. This reminds me of the One Belt fantasy and how everyone will be hugs and kisses...the Koreans hate the Chinese and Japanese as much as I do Europeans...nothing will change that...

Chief Joesph Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:35 Permalink

I can't imagine Kim Jung-un being foolish enough to accept an invitation to come to the White House.  He would be dead before arrival.  Despite whatever good intentions Trump may have, he doesn't have control over the CIA, the FBI, or NSA. They would be likely to shoot Trump as they would Kim Jung-un.