Trump Announces New Summit With Kim Jong Un at End of February in Vietnam


President Donald Trump announced during his State of the Union address Tuesday that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet again on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam.

This would be the second time the two leaders would meet face to face.

Trump and Kim held a historic summit in Singapore in June of 2018. In the wake of the Trump-Kim summit, Trump claimed North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat to the United States. While North Korea hasn't tested a ballistic missile or a nuclear weapon since the summit, the country has yet to dismantle its nuclear weapons program or dispose of ballistic missiles that have the ability to strike the United States.

CNN reported on Tuesday that North Korea is working to hide its nuclear and ballistic weapons from potential U.S. military strikes.

"As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean peninsula," Trump said. "Our hostages have come home. Nuclear testing has stopped and there has not been a missile launch in more than 15 months."

Trump then predicted that if he wasn't president, the United States would be at war with North Korea.

"If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea," Trump said. "Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one."

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