REP LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP CANCELLATION OF NORTH KOREA SUMMIT

May 24, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced that President Trump would no longer meet with North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un in a June summit.

“The President’s chaotic approach to North Korea has gone from name calling and threats of nuclear war to promises of denuclearization and talk of a Nobel Peace Prize and now to a cancelled summit and more threats of nuclear war. Diplomacy is difficult and serious work.  It requires patience and strategic thinking. 

North Korea is not like one of his real estate deals.  Trump is playing with fire with a dictator that has nuclear weapons on a peninsula in which over 200,000 Americans live. America is great when we lead on the world stage.  This erratic approach to our foreign policy strains our alliances, emboldens our enemies and threatens global stability.  America deserves better.”

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