U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, said Tuesday that it’s tough to know exactly what happened at the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Mi
“While I am glad the president and Kim Jong Un were able to meet, it is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has occurred,” Corker said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to having Secretary Pompeo before our committee soon to share his insights and look forward to carrying out our oversight responsibilities.”
By mid-day, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tennessee, also issued a statement on the summit.
Last night, President Trump exemplified what it means to be a leader, becoming the first sitting president of the United States to meet with a North Korean head of state.
I applaud the President for taking this courageous step and I am hopeful that despite North Korea’s history of deception, this summit marks the beginning of a new era of relations between North Korea and the United States.
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leads U.S. negotiators in follow-up discussions with their North Korea counterparts, incorporating the knowledge of experts from the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration will be of paramount importance.
Much of this expertise resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and I look forward to continuing to support NNSA’s nonproliferation mission. While there is still a great amount of work that lies ahead, this summit was a tremendous first step and marked yet another milestone for the Trump Administration.
CBS News reported that the two leaders left their meeting with the understanding that North Korean capital Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and that the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea.
The duo signed a document about the matter, but many details are still unclear.
The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2018