Trump reportedly thinks he doesn’t need to prepare for his summit with North Korea
Some White House officials say President Donald Trump “doesn’t think he needs” to prepare for his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The historic summit comes at an unpredictable time for the Korean Peninsula, especially after North Korea announced it would reconsider meeting with Trump.
While critics allege Trump has not done enough to prepare, the State Department and intelligence officers have taken steps to prepare for the meeting.
With less than a month until President Donald Trump’s supposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, White House aides say the president has not allocated time in his schedule to prepare, according to TIME.
“He doesn’t think he needs to,” one senior official familiar with the situation told TIME.
Aides said they intended to brief Trump on different scenarios that could play out during the meeting with Kim, but a detailed plan to prepare the president has yet to surface.
Foreign policy experts have also expressed worry that Trump will not be prepared enough for the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.
“These things are just not going to be wrapped up in nine weeks,” Robert Kelly of Pusan University said recently at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. “They’re just not. And the president is not going to do the reading. We know he’s not. It’s obvious, he’s just going to wing it. And you can’t wing it on something this complicated.”
The historic summit comes at an unpredictable time for the Korean Peninsula. On Wednesday, North Korea announced that in addition to its cancellation of a high-level meeting with South Korean officials, it would reconsider meeting with the US due to Washington’s insistence on scrapping its nuclear program.
The sudden shift in tone, which many North Korea watchers anticipated and considered …read more
Source:: Business Insider