June 29, 2019

In a tweet, Trump appears to invite Kim Jong Un to meet him at the Korean demilitarized zone

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist: David Nakamura

President Trump on Saturday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet him in the Korean demilitarized zone when he visits the peninsula over the next two days, setting up a potential third summit, an offer a Kim aide called “interesting.”

Trump made the offer in a morning tweet ahead of a second day of meetings at the Group of 20 summit here.

“After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon),” Trump wrote. “While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!”

Trump elaborated on his tweet during a photo op in a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20, saying he “put out a feeler” to Kim to see if he would like to meet.

Read the full article and more in The Washington Post.


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