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Offbeat Trump rips ‘Fake News’ for reports of concessions to North Korea

17:00  17 june  2018
17:00  17 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

In eye of storm, North Koreans sees scant news of Kim's trip

  In eye of storm, North Koreans sees scant news of Kim's trip Kim Jong Un was already in Singapore before North Korean media announced the nation's leader had traveled abroad to meet President Donald Trump and discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Well, maybe, if anyone here knew it was happening.

President Trump on Sunday took aim at the media for its critical coverage of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Funny how the Fake News , in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I “met.”

President Trump , in defending his actions before a planned summit meeting, incorrectly claimed that North Korea had “agreed to denuclearization.” “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake News NBC just stated that we have given up so much in our negotiations with North Korea , and they have given up

Donald Trump standing in front of a flag © Provided by The Hill

President Trump on Sunday took aim at the media for its critical coverage of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Funny how the Fake News, in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I 'met,'" Trump tweeted.

"That's because that's all they have to disparage! We got so much for peace in the world, & more is being added in finals. Even got our hostages/remains!" he added.

Trump held a summit with Kim last Tuesday in Singapore, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president and sitting leader of North Korea met face-to-face.

After hours of discussions, Trump and Kim signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified "security guarantees" in exchange for a denuclearized Korean peninsula. The document also lacked specifics on the timeline or nature of denuclearization.

Trump in a subsequent tweet on Sunday that the deal "is being praised and celebrated all over Asia."

North Korea had returned American hostages and destroyed a nuclear test site prior to the meeting as gestures of good faith. However, some U.S. officials have said the move could make it more difficult to verify what nuclear materials North Korea has.

Trump has spent the days since his summit with Kim repeatedly touting the results of their meeting. He has claimed North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, despite the fact that the country has not yet abandoned its nuclear program.

He has highlighted North Korea's commitment to return the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War.

Trump and administration officials have faced questions over the deal with North Korea, as well as president's repeated praise of the North Korean strongman, who is accused of having family members murdered, sending citizens to work camps and torturing American hostages.

Trump has also at various times called Kim "very talented," a "great negotiator," and someone who "loves his people." On Friday, he expressed admiration for Kim's control over North Korea.

The president has defended his praise of Kim, saying it's part of an effort to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

"I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family," he told reporters.

"I want to have a good relationship with North Korea. I want to have a good relationship with many other countries," the president added.

Singapore says Trump-Kim summit cost just $12 million, after some question expenses .
Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million ($12 million) on hosting the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals. Most of the money went on security, the foreign ministry said, without giving a detailed breakdown.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had earlier estimated the event cost Singapore S$20 million. Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan had said that included the cost of Kim's hotel room.

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