President Trump this morning formally canceled a June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a letter to Un issued by the White House, Trump said recent statements by the North Korean leader and others in the government led to the cancellation.
“I was very much looking forward to being there with you,” Trump writes. “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”
Trump closed the letter saying the North Korean leader should call or write if he wants to meet.
North Korea has been threatening to back away from the summit and, in a recent remark, called Vice President Pence “a dummy.”
You can read the president’s letter to Kim Jong Un here.