The New York Times reports:
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.
The South Korean official, Chung Eui-yong, who conveyed the invitation told reporters that Mr. Trump had accepted it and would meet with Mr. Kim by May.
For Mr. Trump, a meeting with Mr. Kim, a leader he has derided as “Little Rocket Man,” is a breathtaking gamble. No sitting American president has ever met a North Korean leader, and Mr. Trump himself had ruled out direct talks unless North Korea takes measurable steps toward relinquishing its nuclear arsenal.
Kim Jong Un: Fucking Hollywood.
Trump: Tell me about it!
Kim: Did you see that stupid Seth Rogen movie?
Trump: Don’t get me started on Alec Baldwin.
Kim: Can you drone those South Park guys?
Trump: I’d love to.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 9, 2018
President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in order to achieve permanent denuclearization, South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-Yong announced at the White House after meeting with Trump.
— NPR (@NPR) March 9, 2018
BREAKING: South Korean official: Donald Trump says he will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by May.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 9, 2018
Presumably, North Korea’s plan is to replace Trump with a robot during his one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong-Un. They were initially worried their model wasn’t advanced enough to fool people, but now they realize they were overthinking it.
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) March 8, 2018
WATCH: Full statement from South Korean official: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says he is eager to meet President Trump, and President Trump says he would meet Kim by May “to achieve permanent denuclearization.” https://t.co/j22SqkRhBS pic.twitter.com/Modp4T3IUy
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 9, 2018