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Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing ‘tremendous anger’

Posted: 9:00 AM, May 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-24 10:00:51-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea.   

Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting."   

The president says the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, "but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used."

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