Presidential lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that Kim Jong Un “begged” to meet President Trump after he abruptly canceled the scheduled summit in Singapore, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Rudy was speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel when he commented on the President’s decision to ditch the meeting, saying the United States has the upper-hand after the North Koreans pleaded to reschedule the summit.
“They also said they were going to go to nuclear war with us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war,” said Giuliani. “We said we’re not going to have a summit under those circumstances.”
“Well, Kim Jong Un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in,” added the former mayor.
After months of back-and-forth negotiations, the scheduled summit will go ahead as planned with President Trump and Kim Jong Un slated to meet at 9am on June 12th in Singapore.
IT’S OFFICIAL: The President Unveils Location, Date for KIM MEETING
President Trump revealed Thursday morning the time and location for his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un; announcing the summit will take place on June 12th in Singapore.
The Commander-in-Chief confirmed the setting on social media, saying the discussions will be a “very special moment for World Peace.”
“The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” tweeted Trump.
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
The announcement comes just hours after Kim Jong Un released three American prisoners to US authorities; clearing the last major hurdle to direct discussions between the President and Kim; the first meeting between the leaders of both nations in history.
IT’S OVER: North and South Korea PLEDGE to END Korean War
The leaders of North and South Korea held a historic summit Friday, with the rulers of each nation pledging to completely “denuclearize” the Korean peninsula and formally end the 68-year-long Korean War.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at the de-militarized zone between the two warring nations this week; with both leaders crossing the border into the other’s country in an unprecedented display of unity.
“Seeing Kim Jong Un live, chatting easily with their president, will no doubt have been jolt to South Koreans and remind them that the North Koreans are the same people in many ways, in language and shared history if not their political or economic structure,” said a North Korean security expert.
The framework for an official peace treaty remains unclear and must also be signed by representatives from China and the United States, two nations who were also parties in the decades long conflict.
President Trump hailed the historic meeting early Friday morning, saying the United States and its people should be “very proud” of the breakthrough.
KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018