Trump Blames Democrats for Failed Summit with North Korea


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President Donald Trump responds to Democrats and the media after abruptly ending his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Caroline Centeno, Reporter

President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats and Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for his failure to strike a deal with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un regarding denuclearization.

On Sunday, March 3rd, National Security Adviser, John Bolton, appeared on “Face the Nation” and gave his take on the summit with North Korea. Although several political commentators have regarded the meeting as a failure, Bolton remains firm in his belief that the meeting was “a success defined as the president protecting and advancing American national interest.”

After sending Bolton to “Face the Nation,” President Trump  stated, “for the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the “walk.” Never done when a president is overseas. Shame,” in a tweet on Monday morning.

After much speculation over whether President Trump discussed military drills in his meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump said in a tweet that, “the military drills, or war games as I call them, were never even discussed in my mtg w/ Kim Jong Un of NK.”

Trump made clear his distaste for South Korean military drills, in a separate tweet on Monday, “the reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars for the U.S. for which we are not reimbursed.”