Trump casts sum­mit as ‘one-time shot’ for Kim

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Obituaries / News -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump cast his Tues­day sum­mit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “one-time shot” for the au­to­cratic leader to ditch his nu­clear weapons and en­ter the com­mu­nity of na­tions, say­ing he would know within mo­ments if Kim is se­ri­ous about the talks.

Trump said Satur­day he was em­bark­ing on a “mis­sion of peace,” as he de­parted the Group of Seven meet­ing in Canada to fly to the sum­mit site in Sin­ga­pore. Say­ing he has a “clear ob­jec­tive in mind” to con­vince Kim to aban­don his nu­clear pro­gram in ex­change for un­spec­i­fied “pro­tec­tions” from the U.S., Trump ac­knowl­edged that the di­rec­tion of the high-stakes meet­ing is un­pre­dictable, adding it “will al­ways be spur of the mo­ment.”

“It’s un­known ter­ri­tory in the truest sense, but I re­ally feel con­fi­dent,” he told re­porters. “I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do some­thing great for his peo­ple and he has that op­por­tu­nity and he won’t have that op­por­tu­nity again.”

“It’s a one-time shot and

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