Thursday afternoon, President Trump teased a big announcement related to North Korea.
From ABC News:
President Donald Trump says an upcoming announcement about North Korea is “almost beyond” talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
Trump announced earlier that South Korea will be making a “major statement” about North Korea at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday.
An ABC News producer tweets that ABC reporter Jon Karl asked Trump privately if the statement will be about talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Trump responded: “It’s almost beyond that. Hopefully, you will give me credit.”
Obviously, Trump has made great progress on the North Korea situation and this is yet another positive development.
Now, we know what Trump was talking about and it’s fantastic news.
From Breaking 911:
Officials from the South Korean government have delivered a letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to the Trump White House, NBC News is reporting, citing a senior American official.
According to CNN reporter Will Ripley, Kim Jong Un invited President Trump to meet. North Korea has also offered to suspend their nuclear missile testing alongside their invitation for talks.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 8, 2018
Anyone trying to make the argument that Trump isn’t making remarkable progress with North Korea needs to just take a seat.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 8, 2018
That’s an incredible development and it shows that Trump’s tough talk and sanctions have worked.
If it is true that Kim Jong has agreed to stop nuclear testing while the two sides meet that’s a huge step forward.
Remember all of the pundits who said that Trump was going to blow it on the world stage and the whole world was going to laugh at us?
Who is laughing now?
The announcement is coming any second now and you can watch the livestream here.
— CNN International (@cnni) March 9, 2018
From The Daily Caller:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited President Donald Trump to meet, and the president has agreed.
South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-Yong, who recently led a delegation to Pyongyang for talks with senior North Korean leadership, briefed the White House on the recent meetings in the North Korean capital Thursday. Chung also delivered a letter to Trump from Kim Jong Un personally inviting the president to meet the young dictator.
Chung told reporters Thursday night that North Korea is committed to denuclearization and stressed that Kim expressed “his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.” The South Korean envoy revealed that “President Trump appreciated the greeting and said he would meet Kim Jong un by may to achieve permanent denuclearization.”
Looks like it wasn’t an actual letter contrary to previous reports but rather a message.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]