Moments after he arrived at the summit site for his historic meeting, President Trump sent a tweet announcing that will chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack.
“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade along with the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He can be currently in Walter Reed Medical Center,” Trump tweeted.
Kudlow was not traveling with the President in Singapore, however he had just returned to the US through the G7 summit in Canada, where trade tensions dominated the atmosphere.
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s motorcade has arrived at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, ahead of his historic summit with President Trump.
The two leaders are due to shake hands in half an hour, the 1st time a sitting US President has met his North Korean counterpart.
They are required to meet one-on-one, only accompanied by translators, for almost an hour starting through 9 a.m. local time (9 p.m. ET.)
Trump gestures toward journalists shouting questions as he departs the White House May 29
This specific can be one of the questions that will has gone into the planning of the summit today. A long discussion has transpired in recent days, with some aides warning POTUS that will too friendly of a greeting could be used as propaganda against the US.
So the item’s unclear whether he will smile as he often does when greeting world leaders. however a senior US official said the welcome will be “warm, polite, respectful” — however not filled which has a big smile.
Of course the item’s up to the president to make a game time decision for how he greets Kim for their photo op.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s motorcade has left the St. Regis hotel, along with he’s on his way to the summit on Sentosa Island.
He can be due to meet President Trump in less than an hour, at 9 a.m. local time (9 p.m. ET). After their initial greeting, they’ll have a morning of one-on-one talks.
Trump’s motorcade has already arrived at the summit site, after departing around 8 a.m. local time.
President Trump has arrived at the Capella Hotel in Singapore, ahead of his historic summit with Kim Jong Un.
The two leaders will shake hands in just under an hour, the 1st time a sitting US President has met which has a North Korean leader.
Trump’s social media director tweeted This specific video showing the motorcade arriving at the island.
President Trump’s motorcade has left the Shangri-La Hotel, where the US leader can be staying, along with can be en route to his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un.
Trump will meet for one-on-one talks with Kim at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island at 9 a.m. local time (9 p.m. ET).
President Trump had phone calls with South Korean President Moon Jae-in along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday ahead of the North Korea-US summit.
The White House released a statement about the two phone calls:
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has left the Shangri-La Hotel along with can be on his way to the summit. The State Department tweeted out a photo of him on his way.
Pompeo has met North Korea’s Kim Jong Un before, during negotiations for the summit in Pyongyang.
President Trump vowed last week to refrain through using the term “maximum pressure” in his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Although the President said “maximum pressure can be absolutely in effect,” he insisted on Thursday that will he doesn’t use “the term anymore because we are going into a friendly negotiation.”
however Trump can be not opposed to using the term again if the talks go awry.
“Perhaps after that will negotiation, I will be using the item again. You’ll know how well we do with the negotiation — If you hear me saying we are going to use maximum pressure, you know the negotiation did not do well, frankly.”