David Maxwell Comment: “I would advise against this. If it has to be on US soil I would recommend considering Guam or Hawaii. Guam might be interesting since it has been threatened by the north.”
Trump Considers Mar-a-Lago For Kim Summit
President Donald Trump said he would like to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at his Mar-a-Lago estate in FloridaPhoto by: pictured
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was pleased with ongoing discussions with North Korea, adding he would like a future summit with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un at his Mar-a-Lago estate or on North Korean territory.
Trump’s comments come after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim in Pyongyang to further denuclearization efforts on the Korean Peninsula. Following the meeting, Kim agreed to allow outside nuclear inspectors into the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site to prove that it had been irrevocably dismantled, but the North Korean leader did not make any promises to fully denuclearize the country without significant concessions from the U.S.
Still, Trump said he was happy with the progress being made with North Korea, adding that his administration has made unprecedented progress since his historic summit in Singapore with Kim back in May.
“I think the speed is amazing,” Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House. “You have no nuclear tests, no rockets. And we have a very good relationship with Chairman Kim. I like him, he likes me.”
Briefly speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Pompeo said he was happy with his most recent discussions with Kim and was grateful for Kim’s cooperation toward denuclearization.
“There is still a long way to go, and much work to do,” Pompeo said. “We can now see a path to where we’ll achieve the ultimate goal, which is the verified denuclearization of North Korea.”
Trump added that discussions are underway for a second summit and that both he and Kim would enjoy having one on his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida, where he has previously hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Trump answered questions on the U.S.’ ongoing discussions with the reclusive communist country during a briefing to announce the resignation of Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
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