Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are engaged in a high stakes nuclear faceoff.
A war could lead to millions perishing and devastating effects on the planet.
And their standoff came to a head when Kim Jong Un sent Donald Trump a message no one saw coming.
The media and foreign policy establishment hands have blasted Trump for months about his supposedly reckless rhetoric about North Korea.
They claimed his taunts about “fire and fury” as well as mocking Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man” would incite the North Korea dictator to do the unthinkable.
But Trump’s strategy paid off.
Kim Jong Un just sent a message to President Trump saying he would like to have a sit down meeting.
“In an unprecedented move for the U.S., President Donald Trump has agreed to meet directly with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, following talks between South Korea and Pyongyang, South Korea’s national security adviser said on Thursday.
North Korea also signaled that it would not test missiles anymore and would be willing to negotiate ending its nuclear weapons program, according to the national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong.
Kim Jong Un “stressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible. President Trump appreciated the greeting and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization,” Chung said on Thursday evening outside the West Wing of the White House.
Chung’s announcement was stunning on a number of fronts: Trump has engaged in a bitter war of words with the North Korean leader, dubbing him “little Rocket Man” and verbally antagonizing him. At the same time, Trump has called for increased diplomatic pressure on the hermit nation and focused on enacting crippling sanctions.”
Trump accepted the invitation and said the summit would happen by May.
.@POTUS greatly appreciates the nice words of the S. Korean delegation & Pres Moon. He will accept the invitation to meet w/ Kim Jong Un at a place & time to be determined. We look forward to the denuclearization of NK. In the meantime all sanctions & maximum pressure must remain
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 9, 2018
Trump also said the sanctions and pressure campaign he led – which forced North Korea to the bargaining table – will remain in place.
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018
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