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Trump teases third North Korea summit

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “would be good,” writing glowingly of his relationship with the despot and adding that he anticipates the day the repressive state becomes “one of the most successful nations” on Earth.

“I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate, and that a third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand,” Trump wrote online just before 8 a.m. in Washington.

“North Korea has tremendous potential for… extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim,” the president continued. “I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World!”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this month said he is “confident there will be” another meeting between Trump and Kim, following an abrupt end to the leaders’ unproductive meeting in Vietnam in February.

“We came out of Hanoi with a deeper understanding of each other,” Pompeo told CBS News. “The positions that the two sides had, the two leaders were able to make progress in that respect. We didn’t get as far as the world is demanding. These are global sanctions that are on North Korea today.”

Trump and Kim came face-to-face previously at a summit in June 2018 in Singapore — the first-ever meeting of leaders of their respective countries.

The president on Sunday morning also blasted House Democrats’ efforts to probe deeper into special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. Attorney General William Barr is expected to soon release to Congress a redacted version of Mueller’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“Why should Radical Left Democrats in Congress have a right to retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller Report, when the crime committed was by Crooked Hillary, the DNC and Dirty Cops?,” Trump tweeted. “Attorney General Barr will make the decision!”

Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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