Trump contradicts United States military stance on Korea war games

MAGA Tears: Brace Yourself For The Epic Buffoonery Of Dennis Rodman At Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit

Dennis Rodman Cries from Joy over Donald Trump, North Korea Summit

The former National Basketball Association player was in Singapore to support the summit, which saw the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the previously-feuding nations.

US soldiers hang a South Korean flag on top of their tank during a military exercise north of Seoul, South Korea, on May 30, 2013.

"I said when I first started, why do the bombers come from Guam?"

"We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money, unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should".

CNN's Chris Cuomo noted about Rodman on Monday night, "He is our best resource at this point right now for understanding the minds of the two men, especially Kim Jong Un".

He also has a history with Trump as Rodman appeared on his Celebrity Apprentice reality television show in 2009.

Trump said he wanted to remove the United States military presence from South Korea, though he provided no timeline. He was joined by three members of the Harlem Globetrotters and a Vice Media team filming a documentary.

Watch the moment from 12:40 below.

After the exhibition, Rodman stood to address the crowd. "So I think it's an easier sell to South Korea", she said. "Sir, thank you, you're a friend for life".

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Now that negotiations between the USA and North Korea are occurring, the president said, "I think it's inappropriate to be having war games".

The U.S. has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 war and has used them in a variety of large-scale drills created to sharpen skills and test troops' ability to operate effectively with their South Korean partners.

Dennis was referring to his previous efforts to act as a mediator between Kim Jong-un and the Obama administration, which rebuffed him.

North Korea also insists that the United States troop presence in the South, as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo, are part of America's "hostile" policy toward the North. "Kenneth Bae did one thing".

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who has spent a significant time living and working in East Asia, told a group of defense reporters at a breakfast roundtable Tuesday morning that he was "surprised" and "troubled" by the announcement. "Why is he held captive here in this country, why?" "The key going forward will be North Korea's actions, not their promises, in taking concrete, transparent steps toward that goal".

Dennis Rodman presents a book titled "Trump The Art of the Deal" to North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk on June 15, 2017. -North Korea summit would be back on track following the two Koreas' surprise summit on May 26.

Japan has repeatedly called for the issue to be raised in discussions with Pyongyang, and Trump said at a press conference yesterday afternoon that he had discussed the issue with Kim.

"I'm sort of stunned about how much we gave up and how little we got in return", said one former official, saying the decision "borders on irresponsible" and would erode readiness and diminish the credibility of the U.S.

He expressed hope that Trump and Kim would be able to make progress - but said he believes that "all the pressure is on Donald Trump", not Kim.

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