Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, he has made threatening promises of bringing “fire and fury” to all foreign powers that, in his opinion, wants to harm the United States. Though, when the opportunity presented itself when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to a meeting with the president, Donald Trump bailed. The summit was supposed to be a historical moment for Donald Trump's presidency. It would have been the first time that a sitting United States president was going to sit with a North Korean leader in a face-to-face meeting.

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On Thursday, May 24, the White House released a letter the president wrote to Kim Jong-un, explaining that the United States will be withdrawing from the arranged meeting between the two leaders. It was astonishing news that baffled the world, especially South Korea who was hoping that the two nations would obtain peace during the summit.

According to CNN, the president said the decision was a “tremendous setback.” Donald Trump also warned North Korea that the US military is ready to act with force if Kim Jong-un makes any “foolish and reckless” actions.

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The president spoke from the Roosevelt Room as he made his announcement. Mr. Trump threatened North Korea by describing the US military power, saying he is ready to use that power if necessary.

The historical summit was going to take place in Singapore on June 12. Arrangements had already been made by both nations.

North Korea calls Pence a 'political dummy'

The aftermath of the president’s withdrawal from the summit angered quite a few of North Korean politicians.

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According to CNN, the vice-minister in the North Korean Ministry Choe Son Hui, commented on the president’s rash decision in a chilling statement: “Whether the US will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States.”

In an interview with FOX News, Vice President Mike Pence made a remark about how the United States negotiated with Libya during the early 2000s when dealing with North Korea.

Pence made a threatening comment that if Kim Jong-un doesn’t make a deal with the president, then North Korea will suffer the same fate such as Libya.

Choe Son Hui lashed out in a statement calling Pence a “political dummy,” for comparing Libya and North Korea. Mr. Son Hui said that Pence referring to North Korea as Libya is not a way to resolve nuclear issues. It is wise to note that Libya was during its beginning stages when it came to producing nuclear weapons, North Korea had developed their nuclear program.

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President Donald Trump boasts: 'Everybody plays games.'

On Friday, May 25, the president announced that North Korea and the United States are in talks of resuming the June 12 summit. “Everybody plays games,” the president boasted when describing his own negotiating skills. According to TIME, Donald Trump tweeted that he found North Korea’s response to his letter canceling the summit “warm and productive.”

North Korea commented that they are still willing to give the United States the time and opportunity to reconsider talks.

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These comments from both countries are very different from the comments made on Thursday when the president announced his surprise withdrawal.

On Thursday, May 24, the Russian President Vladimir Putin released a statement to Donald Trump saying that he was admittedly surprised. Mr. Putin defended Kim Jong-un saying that he held up his promises, in referring to the North Korean leader blowing up the tunnels and shafts of the North Korean nuclear site. On Friday, the president then changed his mind saying that there is still hope for the summit to take place.

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