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A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

2016 ELECTION/HILLARY CLINTON/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I think if Hillary had won the election you’d be in a major war right now with North Korea. And everybody said I was the person who was going to be in wars and you look at what’s happened. I’ve withdrawn.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Interview: Greta […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has just walked across the demarcation line. That made him the first U.S. President to visit our country. I believe just looking at this action, this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future.” -Kim Jong Un (as interpreted), “Remarks […]

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JOHN BOLTON/NORTH KOREA/NUKES/TRUMP PEOPLE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: [Martha Raddatz: “As we sit here today, would you say the threat from North Korea is greater today than when President Trump took office?”] “The threat from North Korea today is absolutely greater. Because while all these photo opportunities were taking place, there’s absolutely no doubt that North Korea’s […]

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JOHN BOLTON/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Wacko John Bolton went on Deface the Nation and so stupidly said that he looked at the ‘Libyan Model’ for North Korea, all hell broke out. Kim Jong Un, who we were getting along with very well, went ‘ballistic’, just like his missiles – and rightfully so…. ….He didn’t […]

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NORTH KOREA: “I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un. I can’t show you the letter, obviously, but it was a very personal, very warm, very nice letter. I appreciate it. And I’ll say it again: I think that North Korea has tremendous potential, and he’ll be there. I think that North Korea, […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If I weren’t President, you’d be in war. You would’ve been in war with Korea. You would have been in war with North Korea if I wasn’t President — that, I can tell you. He expected that — that, I can tell you.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said his country no longer felt bound by its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, its official media reported on Wednesday [1-1-20], the strongest indication yet that the country could soon resume such tests. Mr. Kim also said the world would witness […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “The Trump administration has refused to support a move by members of the United Nations Security Council to hold a discussion Tuesday [12-10-19] on North Korea’s rampant human rights abuses, effectively blocking the meeting for the second year in a row. The American action appeared aimed at muting international criticism […]

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NATO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….with the U.S. Presidential Election in November. North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearize as promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the entire world is unified on this issue!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 8, 2019 10:17 am

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere…. https://t.co/THfOjfB2uE“ […]

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JOE BIDEN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mr. Chairman, Joe Biden may be Sleepy and Very Slow, but he is not a ‘rabid dog.’ He is actually somewhat better than that, but I am the only one who can get you where you have to be. You should act quickly, get the deal done. See you soon! […]

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DEMS/IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Next week, Democrats in Congress will have a golden opportunity to take a strong and principled stand against President Trump’s dangerous moves to resurrect the nuclear arms race. So far, Trump has set a treacherous course for U.S. nuclear policy. He is tearing down arms control treaties that were carefully constructed […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As North Korea fired off a series of missiles in recent months — at least 18 since May — President Trump has repeatedly dismissed their importance as short-range and ‘very standard’ tests. And although he has conceded ‘there may be a United Nations violation,’ the president says any concerns are overblown. […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday [8-16-19], South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as ‘impudent’ and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over. The North has protested against joint U.S.-South Korea military drills, largely computer-simulated, which kicked off last week, calling […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….also a small apology for testing the short range missiles, and that this testing would stop when the exercises end. I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not too distant future! A nuclear free North Korea will lead to one of the most successful countries in the world!”  […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a letter to me sent by Kim Jong Un, he stated, very nicely, that he would like to meet and start negotiations as soon as the joint U.S./South Korea joint exercise are over. It was a long letter, much of it complaining about the ridiculous and expensive exercises. It […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea fired two projectiles off its east coast on Saturday [8-10-19], hours after President Trump said he had received a ‘very beautiful letter’ from the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. The projectiles were launched from Hamhung, a coastal town northeast of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, the South Korean military […]

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CIA/MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Dong-chul, an American businessman in Rason, a North Korean special economic zone near the border with Russia, was leaving a local government office on Oct. 2, 2015, when he was stopped by a 34-year-old army veteran he had hired as a secret informant…Mr. Kim knew he had just been […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [8-9-19] praised a ‘beautiful letter” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hours later, the regime launched further projectiles as a warning against joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. On Saturday, Trump slammed the ‘ridiculous and expensive’ joint exercises in a tweet, […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korea has agreed to pay substantially more money to the United States in order to defend itself from North Korea. Over the past many decades, the U.S. has been paid very little by South Korea, but last year, at the request of President Trump, South Korea paid $990,000,000..” –Donald […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un and North Korea tested 3 short range missiles over the last number of days. These missiles tests are not a violation of our signed Singapore agreement, nor was there discussion of short range missiles when we shook hands. There may be a United Nations violation, but..”  –Donald Trump, […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..Chairman Kim does not want to disappoint me with a violation of trust, there is far too much for North Korea to gain – the potential as a Country, under Kim Jong Un’s leadership, is unlimited. Also, there is far too much to lose. I may be wrong, but I believe […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Chariman Kim has a great and beautiful vision for his country, and only the United States, with me as President, can make that vision come true. He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump!” […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [7-26-19] downplayed North Korea’s missile tests that took place the day before, saying he wasn’t surprised by the short range launches and shrugging off the volatile nation’s warning to South Korea. Despite North Korea calling the tests a ‘solemn warning’ to its southern neighbors, Trump […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As he tries to tackle the greatest challenges to American power in Asia, President Trump is overturning policy toward China and North Korea that for decades was as canonical as Confucian ritual. With North Korea, he is engaging with the enemy in hopes that negotiations will yield a surrender of […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….In the meantime, our teams will be meeting to work on some solutions to very long term and persistent problems. No rush, but I am sure we will ultimately get there!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 1, 2019 5:17 pm

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It was great being with Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea this weekend. We had a great meeting, he looked really well and very healthy – I look forward to seeing him again soon….”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 1, 2019 5:16 pm

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FOREIGN POLICY/JOE BIDEN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday [7-1-19] lambasted Donald Trump over recent foreign policy decisions, dismissing the president’s historic trip into North Korean territory over the weekend as a photo-op, while blaming Trump for the deterioration of relations with Iran. Over the weekend, Trump met with Kim Jong […]

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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Stephanie Grisham, the new White House press secretary, returned from the Demilitarized Zone with a bruise on her arm after physically pushing North Korean officials to clear a way for American journalists to cover President Trump’s meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a video of […]

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NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As President Trump reveled in his historic weekend stroll into North Korea, administration officials were sharply at odds on Monday [7-1-19] over what demands to make of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, while preparing to restart negotiations on a nuclear deal. Pushing an internal debate into the open, John […]

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IVANKA/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Set against a tense, eerie silence in the landmine-riddled mountains separating South and North Korea, the Demilitarized Zone may be the highest-stakes negotiation site on earth. It’s not the sort of place for mistakes. It is the latest spot where Ivanka Trump has tried her hand at statecraft. On Sunday […]

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NORTH KOREA/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘In my opinion the President has done more good on the Korean issue in the last year and a half than President Obama did in eight years. If you look at the strides they made during the Obama years, which advocated strategic patience-they stuck their head in the sand. This is…..”  […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..why President Trump has to deal with North Korea the way it is now. He had to figure out what to do with the Korea mess. I think this is why the President deserves a lot of credit.’ Harry Kazianis, Center for the National Interest. Thank you!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July […]

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G20/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thank you to President Moon of South Korea for hosting the American Delegation and me immediately following the very successful G-20 in Japan. While there, it was great to call on Chairman Kim of North Korea to have our very well covered meeting. Good things can happen for all!”  –Donald […]

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NORTH KOREA: “I actually stepped in with Chairman Kim. I stepped into North Korea. And they say that’s a very historic moment. And I think it is a historic moment and a very good moment. And — he asked me, ‘Would you like to do that?’ And I said, ‘It would be my honor.’ And […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Leaving South Korea after a wonderful meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Stood on the soil of North Korea, an important statement for all, and a great honor!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 30, 2019 5:21 am

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G20/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is making an unconventional gambit to restart nuclear negotiations with North Korea, inviting dictator Kim Jong Un to meet him Sunday at the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Kim didn’t immediately accept the last-minute offer, but Trump said he would go to the heavily fortified border […]

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CHINA/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!” –Donald […]

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IRAN/MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the US crisis with Iran continues, carrying with it the frightening prospect of a possible military confrontation with Tehran, one question looms large. If Donald Trump can summit, negotiate and send self-described love letters to Kim Jong Un, one of the world’s last true authoritarians — a man whose country […]

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IRAN/MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VENEZUELA: “President Donald Trump has long talked a big game when it comes to standing up to U.S. adversaries. He’s threatened ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea, hinted at military action in Venezuela and warned that he could bring about the ‘official end of Iran.’ But, when faced with evidence of nefarious […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China’s leader, Xi Jinping, arrived in North Korea’s capital on Thursday [6-20-19] to a 21-gun salute at the airport, the release of thousands of balloons and crowds lining the streets, as his car wound its way to the mausoleum where the North’s founder lies. The elaborate ceremonial welcome for Mr. […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Officially, President Xi Jinping of China is visiting North Korea this week to strengthen ‘strategic communication and exchanges’ between the two countries, as he wrote on Wednesday [6-19-19] in a front-page op-ed for a North Korean state newspaper. Unofficially, he is likely there to talk about — or at least send […]

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IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After coming to office vowing to solve two very different nuclear crises, President Trump finds himself in a bind familiar to his predecessors: careening toward a confrontation with Iran and stalemated with North Korea. Iran’s announcement on Monday [6-17-19] that it expects within 10 days to blow past the limits on […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A ‘beautiful’ letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un touted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday [6-11-19] lacked substance and did not contain any details on a way forward for the stalled denuclearization talks between the two countries, according to a source familiar with its contents. On the eve of […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [6-5-19] hesitated to criticize the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid muddied reports that some of the country’s top representatives in nuclear talks with the U.S. had been purged or killed. Last week, a South Korean newspaper reported that Kim Yong Chol, North […]

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INTELLIGENCE/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday [6-5-19] appeared to cast doubt on news reports of North Korean executions as part of a purge in the aftermath of a failed Hanoi summit and lamented that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was blamed too quickly. Asked about South Korean reports that North […]

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JOE BIDEN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden while on foreign soil. Kim Jong Un called him a ‘low IQ idiot,’ and many other things, whereas I related the quote of Chairman Kim as a much softer ‘low IQ individual.’ Who could possibly be upset with that?” –Donald Trump, […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Families of Japanese who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s thanked President Donald Trump on Monday [5-27-19] for his sympathy and for meeting with them while visiting Japan. Trump, who is making a four-day state visit, appeared to listen intently to the relatives’ accounts of their ordeals, […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Standing at side-by-side lecterns inside the gilded Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan sought to show the world the strength of what Mr. Abe called their ‘unshakable bond.’ The joint news conference that followed made it clear that being in lock step […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA: “President Trump conducted summit meeting with North Korea together with Chairman Kim. He agreed on the denuclearization of Korean Peninsula and he signed the document. There was great significance in that. He cracked open the shell of distrust so that a future — bright future — can be shared and urge North […]

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NORTH KOREA: “Kim Jong Un understands the unbelievable economic potential that country has. It’s located between Russia and China, on one side, and South Korea on the other. And it’s all waterfront property. It’s a great location, as we used to say in the real estate business. And I think he sees that.” -Donald Trump, […]

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JOE BIDEN/NORTH KOREA: “Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low-IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record. I think I agree with him on that.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference,” whitehouse.gov, May 27, 2019

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ELECTION/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is isolating himself from allies and even his own advisers on North Korea, eager to insist that his denuclearization efforts will be successful going into a 2020 re-election bid. The widening gap was starkly apparent Monday [5-27-19] morning, when Trump publicly disagreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump said Monday [5-27-19] that he is not ‘personally bothered’ by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours […]

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JOE BIDEN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a […]

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?” […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday [5-9-19] for the second time in a week, prompting President Trump to acknowledge that ‘nobody’s happy’ about the implications for his diplomatic effort to denuclearize the country. Hours before the president’s comments, the United States said it had seized a North Korean ship […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan concerning North Korea and Trade. Very good conversation!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 6, 2019 8:51 am

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NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it. He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. […]

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NORTH KOREA/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier, not two Million Dollars, not anything else. This is not the Obama Administration that paid 1.8 Billion Dollars for four hostages, or gave five terroist hostages plus, who soon went back to battle, for traitor Sgt. Bergdahl!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April […]

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HOSTAGES/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea billed the Trump administration $2 million for the medical care of Otto F. Warmbier, an imprisoned American student who had fallen into a coma, before agreeing to release him in 2017. A senior American diplomat negotiating for Mr. Warmbier’s freedom accepted the bill, and Mr. Warmbier was released. He […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia made a public show of support for North Korea on nuclear disarmament, seeming to undermine President Trump’s approach to nuclear diplomacy, as Mr. Putin and Kim Jong-un on Thursday [4-25-19] wrapped up their first summit meeting. Russian officials have long insisted they wanted to support […]

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ELECTION/GOP/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan continued to needle President Donald Trump Tuesday [4-23-19], derisively referring to him in a New Hampshire speech as ‘dear leader,’ the sycophantic title given to Kim Jong Il, the father of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hogan, who’s weighing a challenge to Trump in the 2020 […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korean President Moon Jae-in has a message from President Donald Trump to relay to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean diplomatic sources told CNN Friday…Trump and Moon met at the White House a week ago to discuss plans for reviving the diplomatic process between the US and […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Korea’s nuclear program, a U.S. official said on Wednesday [4-27-19]. Abe is one of Trump’s closest allies on the world stage and the […]

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DEFENSE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed a ‘new tactical guided weapons firing test’ Wednesday [4-17-19], according to a report from the country’s state media. The report, published Thursday [4-18-19] morning local time (Wednesday evening ET) by news agency KCNA, did not state exactly what kind of weapon was […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim. I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 13, 2019 […]

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NORTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate, and that a third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand. North Korea has tremendous potential for…….”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In an Oval Office meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, President Donald Trump said Thursday [4-11-19] that he wants sanctions on North Korea to remain in place but doesn’t want to increase them…Trump’s mention of holding back on increasing sanctions appeared to be a reference to a tweet […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VIETNAM: “President Trump said on Thursday [4-11-19] that he would be open to a third summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, suggesting he is keen to revive a high-stakes engagement that was abruptly suspended six weeks ago after the two leaders failed to strike a nuclear disarmament deal in […]

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NORTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [4-11-19] that he will discuss potential ‘new encounters’ with Kim Jong Un, but he did not offer odds on the prospects of a third summit with the North Korean leader. ‘A third summit could happen, and it’s step-by-step – it’s not a fast process,’ Trump told reporters before […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will meet with President Trump in Washington on April 11, his office announced on Friday [3-29-19], as Mr. Moon struggles to salvage his role as a mediator between Mr. Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Mr. Moon has devoted his government’s diplomatic efforts […]

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NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Friday [3-29-19] that he decided not to put additional sanctions on North Korea last week because he wanted to maintain a good relationship with leader Kim Jong Un and because the North Korean people were already ‘suffering greatly.’ ‘I didn’t think that additional sanctions at this […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “United States President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, are set to meet for a summit next month amid uncertainty over the future of nuclear negotiations with North Korea. Moon and Trump are scheduled to hold talks April 11 in Washington to ‘discuss the latest developments regarding […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A former State Department official turned congressman questioned Mike Pompeo on Kim Jong Un’s culpability for human rights violations, pressing the Secretary of State to answer how such a person could be likeable. Rep. Tom Malinowski, a former assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, asked […]

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NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 22, 2019 12:22 pm

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MIDDLE EAST/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “North Korea has broken UN sanctions with a ‘massive’ increase of oil imports and coal exports, a UN report has found. The 400-page document released Monday [3-11-19] by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea said that Pyongyang had also tried to sell weapons in the Middle East and […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Amid reports that a North Korean rocket launch facility is once again operational, President Donald Trump said Friday [3-8-19] that he would ‘very disappointed’ if he saw signs of any renewed testing at nuclear or missile sites. He told reporters that he has had a ‘good relationship’ with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un ‘and it […]

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NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea acknowledged for the first time on Friday [3-8-19] that the summit meeting last week between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Trump ended without an agreement, claiming that people ‘in and outside’ the North were blaming the United States for the breakdown. Until now, North Korea’s state news media […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A senior State Department official on Thursday [3-7-19] expressed optimism that the denuclearization of North Korea could be achieved during President Donald Trump’s first term, despite the lack of progress during the recent Hanoi summit and expert assertions to the contrary…The official’s statements come in the wake of a failed summit […]

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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s state TV has aired a documentary glorifying leader Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to Vietnam that omitted the failed nuclear negotiations with President Donald Trump. The footage’s release Wednesday [3-6-19] came amid reports that North Korea is restoring some facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Wednesday [3-6-19] he would be ‘very disappointed’ in Kim Jong Un if North Korea is rebuilding a rocket launch site just days after the two boasted of their strong relationship during a summit in Vietnam…Satellite imagery released this week suggested North Korea began rapidly rebuilding the launch site […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [3-6-19] he would be ‘very disappointed’ if reports that North Korea is rebuilding a long-range rocket site were true, adding that it is too soon to know the intention of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un…Trump said the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The military drills, or war games as I call them, were never even discussed in my mtg w/ Kim Jong Un of NK—FAKE NEWS! I made that decision long ago because it costs the U.S. far too much money to have those ‘games’, especially since we are not reimbursed for the […]

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MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump suggested Sunday [3-3-19] night that the high-profile congressional testimony offered last week by his former personal attorney may have contributed to the collapse of nuclear negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a summit in Vietnam. Trump thus far has attributed his decision to walk […]

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DEMS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the ‘walk.’ Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!”  –Donald Trump, […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars for the U.S. for which we are not reimbursed. That was my position long before I became President. Also, reducing tensions with North Korea at this time is a good thing!” […]

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NORTH KOREA/RUSSIA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nothing in his summit with Kim Jong Un became President Donald Trump like the leaving it (to paraphrase Macbeth). ‘Sometimes you have to walk,’ Trump said at a closing news conference in Hanoi, after his abortive talks with the North Korean dictator. At least he had a closing news conference. The […]

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NORTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is claiming his relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) is ‘very good,’ despite the collapse of the two leaders’ summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. A day after returning to Washington, Trump said on Twitter on Friday [3-1-19] that the two had ‘very substantive negotiations.’ He […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump embarked on his trip to Vietnam with a political cloud hanging over his head and keen to show progress on a thorny foreign policy issue that has befuddled many of his predecessors. Now, he is just back from a Hanoi summit with North Korea that collapsed and […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump responded to criticism Friday [3-1-19] about his apparent acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s denial that he had any involvement in the death of a young American who had been held in North Korean custody…After meeting with Kim in Vietnam for a summit on North […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….for Otto’s mistreatment and death. Most important, Otto Warmbier will not have died in vain. Otto and his family have become a tremendous symbol of strong passion and strength, which will last for many years into the future. I love Otto and think of him often!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “never like being misinterpreted, but especially when it comes to Otto Warmbier and his great family. Remember, I got Otto out along with three others. The previous Administration did nothing, and he was taken on their watch. Of course I hold North Korea responsible….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 1, 2019 […]

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DEMS/MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Vice President Mike Pence said in a wide-ranging speech Friday [3-1-19] that President Donald Trump and the United States will continue dialog with North Korea to pressure the country towards denuclearization, after a recent summit between the two countries was cut short due to disagreements in negotiations…But faced with Trump’s […]

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NORTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VIETNAM: “Great to be back from Vietnam, an amazing place. We had very substantive negotiations with Kim Jong Un – we know what they want and they know what we must have. Relationship very good, let’s see what happens!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 1, 2019 7:49 am

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There were encouraging signs leading up to the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. For his part, Trump signaled a subtle but important shift in his approach toward North Korea’s denuclearization — repeatedly saying, ‘Speed is not important to me’ and ‘I’m in no […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Time is not on President Donald Trump’s side if he still hopes to put a stop to North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions after the collapse of his summit with Kim Jong Un. Negotiators seeking to lay new groundwork for a potential agreement will probably have to proceed in a far more […]

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CHUCK SCHUMER/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is drawing praise from unlikely corners for his surprise decision to walk away from the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ‘President Trump did the right thing by walking away and not cutting a poor deal for the sake of a photo op,’ Senate […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump walked away from a summit with North Korea on Thursday [2-28-19] saying his administration was ‘positioned to do something very special’ on denuclearization. Experts had their doubts. Trump’s own Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo even acknowledged the lack of progress with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [2-28-19] he did not hold Kim Jong Un responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student who died after being imprisoned in North Korea. In 2016, Warmbier, then 21 years old, was arrested and accused of committing a ‘hostile act’ as he […]

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