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Report: Trump May Have a Spot Picked for His Next Summit With Kim

Despite the turbulence of the last few weeks, with immigration policy chaos and a Supreme Court retirement, the president still has his eyes on a second summit with North Korea's leader.

By NTK Staff | 07.02.2018 @9:15am
Report: Trump May Have a Spot Picked for His Next Summit With Kim

As the Trump administration has battled a family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrated the chance to pick another Supreme Court justice in the past few weeks, it’s easy to forget that just three weeks ago Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a leader of North Korea.

The president surely has not forgotten, and according to Axios‘ Mike Allen he already has a place in mind for a second summit.

It’s right in the president’s backyard.

Some administration officials are so optimistic about making progress with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that they hope a Round 2 with President Trump can be held in New York in September, when world leaders pour into Trump’s hometown for the U.N. General Assembly.

There are risks and rewards with holding a summit in New York. On the one hand, it gives Trump a ‘home-field advantage’ of sorts. The city is Trump’s stomping grounds, and the U.S. would presumably have much sway over the location and logistics of such a meeting.

On the other hand, there are security risks that come with hosting a tyrannical leader in one of the world’s busiest cities. What’s more, Trump welcoming Kim in the Big Apple could be played as a major propaganda win for North Koreans watching the summit from Pyongyang.

No matter the location, a second summit will seek to build on the first summit, which made history and produced a written commitment to denuclearization, but not much more than that. As Allen pointed out, reports suggest North Korea is still ramping up development of its nuclear program.

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