24 May 2018

President Trump cancels North Korea summit

International Editor

Next month’s summit with the North Koreans was supposed to be a foreign policy triumph for President Trump.

He said his threats of military action, often in tweets aimed the leader he mocked as “little rocket man”, coupled with sanctions, had driven Kim Jong-un to discuss abandoning his nuclear ambitions.

But today – after the North Koreans called the US Vice President a ‘dummy’ –  Donald Trump scrapped the planned summit. But was he just quitting before the North Koreans got to pull the plug on the meeting?