President Trump on Thursday canceled his nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing Kim’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward the United States.
“I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote in a letter to Kim that was released by the White House.
Speaking later at the White House, Trump said his “maximum pressure campaign” against North Korea would continue and threatened a military response if Kim resumes nuclear activity.
But he also left the door open for the talks to take place if Kim takes “constructive” steps toward peace.
"It's possible that the existing summit could take place, or a summit at some later date,” Trump said during a bill signing ceremony.