The BBC reports:
Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, did not go to plan. As negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear programme broke down, Trump left abruptly, saying to the press: “Sometimes you just have to walk.” But before he departed, the then US president did make one astonishing offer to Kim.
Matthew Pottinger, the top Asia expert on Trump’s National Security Council told us: “President Trump offered Kim a lift home on Air Force One. The president knew that Kim had arrived on a multi-day train ride through China into Hanoi and the president said: ‘I can get you home in two hours if you want.’ Kim declined.”
Read the full article. According to John Bolton, Trump also abruptly offered to cancel the “war games” – his name for a planned joint military exercise between the US and South Korea. Advisors were floored. “It was a concession for which we got nothing in return.”
The reason this didn’t end up happening? “Kim declined.” https://t.co/9Acz1hjV6F
— Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) February 21, 2021
What do you mean, there’s a “John Barron” calling Joint Base Andrews, demanding to use Air Force One?
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 21, 2021