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A Searchable database containing over 30,000 curated and sourced quotes, including comments and facts about Donald J. Trump, his background, family, business, views and actions, including the people and events around him and related issues.

CONGRESS/INTELLIGENCE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump lashed out at his intelligence chiefs on Wednesday [1-10-19] after they told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. ‘Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!’ Trump tweeted. Democratic lawmakers serving on Congress’ intelligence committees accused […]

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DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VENEZUELA: “A new American intelligence assessment of global threats concluded that North Korea is ‘unlikely to give up’ all of its nuclear stockpiles and that Iran is not ‘currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activity’ needed to make a bomb. Their conclusions challenged President Trump’s assertions on both countries. • As Senator […]

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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…back home where they belong, no more Rockets or M’s being fired over Japan or anywhere else and, most importantly, no Nuclear Testing. This is more than has ever been accomplished with North Korea, and the Fake News knows it. I expect another good meeting soon, much potential!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House confirmed Wednesday [1-23-19] that President Donald Trump sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Press secretary Sarah Sanders, in a short statement to reporters, said, ‘The President responded to Chairman Kim’s letter.’ Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s lead negotiator on nuclear talks, visited Washington last […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February, the White House said Friday [1-18-19], the latest effort to jump-start stalled nuclear negotiations with the Asian country. The announcement, which did not give a location for the summit, comes as Trump faces […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump will meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in late February, the White House announced on Friday [1-18-19], renewing a high-level diplomatic dialogue that has eased tensions with a rogue nuclear state but has shown no progress in eliminating its nuclear arsenal. A White House official said the date […]

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MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea has not taken ‘concrete steps’ to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, Vice President Mike Pence told a group of U.S. diplomats on Wednesday [1-16-19]. Speaking to about 180 U.S. ambassadors at a conference in the State Department, Pence said Pyongyang has not yet begun to fulfill its pledge […]

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CHINA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Trump vowed on Thursday [1-17-19] to reinvigorate and reinvent American missile defenses in a speech that recalled Cold War-era visions of nuclear adversaries — though he never once mentioned Russia or China, the two great-power threats to the United States. While the president infused the new missile efforts with his ambitions […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Kim Jong Un says North Korea will not make or test nuclear weapons, or give them to others – & he is ready to meet President Trump anytime.’ PBS News Hour. I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea possesses great economic potential!” […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA ADMIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For all of the sympathizers out there of Brett McGurk remember, he was the Obama appointee who was responsible for loading up airplanes with 1.8 Billion Dollars in CASH & sending it to Iran as part of the horrific Iran Nuclear Deal (now terminated) approved by Little Bob Corker.” –Donald Trump, […]

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ENDORSEMENT/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home. Bob wanted to run and asked for my endorsement. I said NO and the game was over. #MAGA I LOVE TENNESSEE!” -Donald Trump, […]

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LEGISLATION/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, it was my honor to sign into law H.R. 7213, the ‘Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018.’ The Act redesignates the @DHSgov Domestic Nuclear Detection Office as the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. Read more: https://t.co/XCkyc8pGZF https://t.co/TTvGxBww5n“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 21, 2018 2:56 pm

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MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday [12-4-18] that the US will stop adhering to a decades-old nuclear treaty in 60 days unless Russia returns to compliance with the agreement…Pompeo said Russia’s violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty undermine American national security and as such, the US should not be […]

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CHINA/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday [12-3-18] said he would discuss military developments with his counterparts from China and Russia in the future, in the hopes of ending what he described as an arms race with the countries…Trump did not provide further details. He signed a $716 billion defense policy bill in […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump plans to hold a second summit meeting early next year with Kim Jong-un, even though North Korea has failed to follow through with promises to start dismantling its nuclear weapons program, John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, said on Tuesday…Mr. Bolton was referring to a pledge that the […]

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CHINA/G20/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Monday [12-3-18] expressed hope that he and the presidents of China and Russia might jointly agree to scale back defense spending, writing on Twitter that he was ‘certain’ that such talks would take place and saying the amount of money the U.S. spends on defense is ‘crazy’…Trump’s tweet […]

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CHINA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race. The U.S. spent 716 Billion Dollars this year. Crazy!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2018 […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats preparing to take over the House are aiming to roll back what they see as President Donald Trump’s overly aggressive nuclear strategy. Their goals include eliminating money for Trump’s planned expansion of the U.S. atomic arsenal, including a new long-range ballistic missile and development of a smaller, battlefield nuclear […]

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MIKE PENCE/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Russian President Vladimir Putin briefly talked with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Thursday [11-15-18] about issues that will likely top the agenda of his planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Putin said he and Pence spoke on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Singapore, discussing arms […]

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MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will focus on creating a ‘verifiable plan’ for North Korea’s denuclearization, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday [11-15-18], but an accounting of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and testing sites will not be a prerequisite for the meeting. […]

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MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday [11-15-18] that the US will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites before President Donald Trump meets with dictator Kim Jong Un for a second summit slated for early next year. Washington and Pyongyang have been […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The existence of more than a dozen supposedly secret North Korean missile bases should come as a surprise to nobody — certainly not the United States or South Korea. Both have access to military intelligence that far exceeds what is available in the private sector. If anything, the latest findings […]

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NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Alarmed at what they see as disintegrating curbs on nuclear weapons, a bipartisan array of American nonproliferation experts has urged President Trump to salvage a Cold War-era treaty with Russia that he has vowed to scrap. In letters sent to the White House this week that were seen by The New York […]

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS/NATO/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a major nuclear arms control agreement with Russia is emblematic of his approach to foreign affairs. He announced the move without consulting NATO allies, many of whom helped secure the treaty three decades ago and will be threatened by its demise. And like much […]

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NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Kremlin said on Wednesday [10-24-18] that U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to develop new ballistic missiles after the United States quits a landmark arms control pact were extremely dangerous. Trump, talking about Washington’s intention to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, has said that the United States will develop new intermediate-range […]

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NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “BOLTON IN RUSSIA AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCES INF WITHDRAWAL: White House national security adviser John Bolton is in Moscow this week after President Donald Trump’s declaration the U.S. plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The treaty, signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, eliminated […]

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CHINA/EU/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Over the past few days the shape of what many in Europe and the United States call a new Cold War has begun to emerge — with threats and nuclear weapons that resemble the old one, punctuated by new dynamics, in part because of the rise of a rich, expanding and nationalist […]

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NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday [10-20-18] that the U.S. would be abandoning a Cold War-era arms treaty, arguing that Russia has defied the terms of the decades-old agreement…Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev brokered the pact in 1987 to halt the proliferation of nuclear and conventional missiles…White House national security adviser John Bolton, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In hailing the deal he reached with Kim Jong-un this summer in Singapore, President Trump said it ‘largely solved’ the North Korean nuclear crisis. He has since doubled down on that statement, most recently on Tuesday. ‘People don’t realize the importance of the first meeting,’ he said. ‘I mean, we said, […]

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CHINA/NUCLEAR/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will limit sales of US civil nuclear technology to China out of concerns that it is being diverted for military and other unauthorized purposes…The decision is the result of a broad government policy review led by the National Security Council and is driven by Beijing’s efforts to obtain advanced […]

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IRAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Hanging on a wall in John Bolton’s West Wing office is a memento of his proudest achievement as national security adviser: a framed copy of President Donald Trump’s order to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. Right next to it hangs a cartoon mocking the agreement. Bolton’s choice […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump took his enthusiasm for his detente with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to new heights on Saturday [9-29-18], declaring at a rally with supporters that ‘we fell in love’ after exchanging letters. Trump and Kim have said they want to work toward denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “During a free-wheeling solo press conference that lasted more than an hour Wednesday [9-26-18], President Donald Trump again claimed that former President Barack Obama was close to starting a catastrophic conflict with North Korea, telling reporters that if he ‘wasn’t elected, there would have been a war’ as his predecessor was […]

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FRANCE/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “Gone is the shoulder squeezing, the affectionate dandruff-brushing — and French President Emmanuel Macron’s hope that he could use his unlikely friendship with Donald Trump to rein in the American president’s more incendiary instincts. When the two men met Monday [9-24-18] in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Trump thrust his commitment to an ‘America First’ foreign policy back onto the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday [9-25-18]. But in his second address on this diplomatic stage, he sounded as eager to claim credit for his achievements after 20 months in office, as he was to disrupt […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday [9-25-18] that he will not meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this week while the two are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, but he nonetheless said the Iranian leader was probably ‘an absolutely lovely man’…Rouhani, in an interview with NBC News that aired […]

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CIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The C.I.A. director said on Monday [9-24-18] that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will not give up his nuclear weapons easily, seeing them as crucial leverage to preserve his government. In rare public remarks, Gina Haspel, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said that North Korea has spent decades […]

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IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “When President Trump made his first visit to the United Nations last year, he ridiculed North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as a suicidal ‘rocket man’ and threatened to ‘totally destroy’ his country. He also vowed to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, which he called an ’embarrassment to the United States.’ […]

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DRUGS/NIKKI HALEY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week’s gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Nikki Haley, the […]

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ASIA/EU/IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “When President Trump travels to New York on Sunday [9-23-18] for his second visit to the United Nations, he will face tensions with allies in Europe and Asia — but not necessarily of a predictable sort. Administration officials contend that Mr. Trump’s well-documented rift with the Europeans over his withdrawal from […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed developments on Wednesday [9-19-18] at an inter-Korean summit in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang as ‘very exciting’. ‘Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday’s [9-19-18] summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been ‘tremendous progress’ with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang’s denuclearization. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said agreements reached between the […]

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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’North Korea recommits to denuclearization – we’ve come a long way.’ @FoxNews “ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 19, 2018 6:43 am

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts. In the meantime there will be no Rocket or Nuclear testing. Hero remains to continue being……..”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2018 […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The South Korean president has become the mediator between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un and is leading the diplomatic efforts to try to get North Korea to disarm. Mr Moon’s trip to Pyongyang on Tuesday [9-18-18], his third meeting with Mr Kim since April, may be his toughest challenge yet. […]

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IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “Donald Trump sees next week’s main session of the United Nations General Assembly as a chance to condemn Iran for spreading what he’s called ‘chaos and terror’ through the Middle East. But many key U.S. allies will likely use the global forum to present Trump himself as a threat to world […]

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NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A former nuclear launch officer is warning that President Donald Trump’s nuclear weapons strategy is encouraging an arms race that could increase the chances of a catastrophic nuclear war. He argues that the Pentagon should instead adopt a ‘deterrence-only’ approach that phases out land-based missile systems that have served as one leg […]

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INTELLIGENCE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For seven years, Kim Jong-un has pursued an in-your-face strategy for building his nuclear arsenal: detonating blasts underground and firing missiles into the sky, all to send the message that his country’s nuclear buildup is irreversible. Now he appears to be changing his approach, current and former American intelligence officials say, […]

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IRAN/JOHN KERRY/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted his predecessor John Kerry for ‘unseemly and unprecedented’ behavior after Kerry said he had met Iranian officials since leaving office…During interviews to promote his new book, Kerry told an interviewer that he has met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif three or four times since […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House is planning a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday [9-10-18]. Kim requested the meeting in a letter delivered to Trump via the State Department, Sanders said, describing the correspondence as ‘very warm, […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/ISRAEL/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump’s national security adviser, John R. Bolton, fleshed out his boss’s ‘America First’ foreign policy on Monday [9-10-18], disparaging an international organization vilified by conservatives and reaffirming a pro-Israel tilt by announcing the closing of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington. But on one of Mr. Trump’s signature […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…its commitment to denuclearize.’ @FoxNews This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea. Thank you To Chairman Kim. We will both prove everyone wrong! There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea has just staged their parade, celebrating 70th anniversary of founding, without the customary display of nuclear missiles. Theme was peace and economic development. ‘Experts believe that North Korea cut out the nuclear missiles to show President Trump……” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 9, 2018 10:21 am

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has received a letter from Kim Jong Un to US President Donald Trump, according to a State Department official. The official confirmed what Trump had told reporters earlier Friday [-9-7-18], that a letter was handed over at the Korean DMZ on Thursday [9-6-18] and is now […]

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IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/ NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “Three weeks from now, in New York, President Trump will find himself in the setting he most relishes: seated at the head of a polished table, calling on those seated around him, rewarding those he likes and cutting off those who displease him. It is not a revival of ‘The […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [9-6-18] thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his declaration of trust in his U.S. counterpart, vowing to continue cooperation on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula…Kim’s praise for Trump was conveyed through a South Korean delegation that met with Kim in Pyongyang on […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday [9-6-18] welcomed Kim Jong Un’s remarks saying his faith in Trump was unchanged as the North Korean leader and that Pyongyang aimed to achieve denuclearization within Trump’s first term in office. ‘Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims ‘unwavering faith in President Trump.’ Thank you […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [9-5-18] he remained open to the possibility of talks between Washington and Tehran, but said Iran was in turmoil and struggling to survive…In May, Trump withdrew the United States from a 2015 international agreement intended to stall Tehran’s nuclear capabilities and has since reimposed sanctions […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ‘unwavering trust for President Trump’ and wants to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula before the US leader finishes his term, South Korean officials said Thursday [9-6-18]…Chung said Kim told him North Korea ‘was willing to take more active measures toward denuclearization […]

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DEFENSE/MIKE POMPEO/MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis opened the door on Tuesday [8-28-18] to restarting large-scale military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, appearing to contradict President Trump, who had labeled the war games costly and ‘provocative’ two months ago in trying to lower tensions with North Korea. Mr. Mattis insisted that the step […]

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MIKE POMPEO/MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korean state media criticized the United States over the weekend for ‘extremely provocative and dangerous military moves’ in Pacific waters and warned that the diplomacy forged between the two countries’ leaders during their Singapore summit meeting in June could be in jeopardy. The belligerent articles were the first official […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [8-24-18] abruptly called off a trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, citing a lack of progress in nuclear disarmament talks and acknowledging for the first time that his diplomatic overture to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, had run into trouble. Mr. Trump […]

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CHINA/MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [8-24-18] asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel an upcoming trip to North Korea, saying on Twitter that the United States has not made ‘sufficient progress’ on nuclear talks with the country in what appeared to be his first admission that the discussions […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 24, 2018 12:36 pm

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CHINA/NUCLEAR/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…Additionally, because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were (despite the UN Sanctions which are in place)…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 24, 2018 12:36 pm

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Citing insufficient progress on the issue of denuclearization, President Donald Trump nixed plans for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make what would have been his fourth visit to North Korea Friday, canceling next week’s trip just one day after it was announced by Pompeo…Pompeo had said Thursday [8-23-28] newly […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Wednesday [8-15-18] against three organizations and an individual accused of facilitating illicit shipments to North Korea, keeping pressure on the government of Kim Jong-un amid ongoing negotiations over the dismantling of his nuclear program. The companies targeted by the Treasury Department are based in […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday [-8-7-18] said North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize despite an agreement between Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in June. Bolton, in an interview on Fox News, said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States will reimpose sanctions against Iran at midnight on Monday [8-6-18], restoring economic penalties that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord and ratcheting up pressure on Tehran while worsening divides with European allies and other world powers. The sanctions are a consequence of President Trump’s decision in May to […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House reimposed sanctions on Iran, targeting the country’s struggling economy as it seeks to pressure Tehran’s leaders to stop supporting Middle East militant groups and end enrichment of uranium, U.S. officials said. While President Trump—whose measures reflect the broadest economic action he has taken against Tehran since saying in May […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OIL/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s top security adviser on Monday [8-6-18] urged Iran to take up an offer of talks with the United States or suffer more pain from economic sanctions, but Iran’s president said Washington needed first to prove it can be trusted. Hours before revived U.S. sanctions were due to kick in, […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said North Korea is ‘of course’ closer to denuclearization, but he acknowledged it will take some time before that happens and said the schedule for divesting the country of its missiles and weapons would be set by Kim Jong Un…But earlier, on his way to […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said, in the latest public display of diplomacy between the two countries. The content of the letter wasn’t disclosed, but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday [8-2-18] described the correspondence as the next […]

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IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said he would be willing to meet with his Iranian counterpart without first demanding diplomatic concessions, the latest public overture involving nations he has also condemned and called a threat to American safety and economic security. The remark by Mr. Trump, in response to a question at a White […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday [7-30-18] he would be willing to meet Iran’s leader without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying, ‘If they want to meet, we’ll meet’…No U.S. president has met with an Iranian […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday [7-24-18] kept open the possibility of negotiating an agreement to denuclearize Iran, two days after he rattled his saber at the nation on Twitter…Iran on Monday [7-23-18] dismissed Trump’s angry warning that Tehran risked dire consequences ‘the like of which few throughout history have suffered […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Even as the Trump administration looks for further nuclear arms reductions with Russia and full denuclearization with North Korea, the Pentagon is making crucial changes in nuclear weapons employment and options after Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently called for classified […]

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COMMERCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Commerce Department has opened an investigation into whether uranium imports threaten national security, a move that could pave the way for tariffs on foreign producers of the radioactive material that fuels nuclear power plants. Uranium is used in commercial reactors that power a significant portion of the country’s electrical grid, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Wednesday [7-18-18] there is ‘no rush’ in its negotiations with North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The tweet came in a series of early morning messages from the President as he defended his inflammatory news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, earlier in […]

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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There hasn’t been a missile or rocket fired in 9 months in North Korea, there have been no nuclear tests and we got back our hostages. Who knows how it will all turn out in the end, but why isn’t the Fake News talking about these wonderful facts? Because it is […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump took the unusual step Thursday [7-12-18] of releasing a letter he received last week from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that hailed their summit meeting in Singapore as the ‘start of a meaningful journey’ and called for ‘practical actions’ on both sides. The letter illustrated Mr. […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [7-9-18] that he was confident North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would ‘honor the contract’ the two leaders signed last month in Singapore, while suggesting that China was ‘exerting negative pressure’ on the agreement amid its trade fight with the U.S…After their meeting last […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea. China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade-Hope Not!” -Donald Trump, […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used ‘gangster-like’ diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday [7-8-18] after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would keep pursuing denuclearization talks with North Korea. Pompeo said in Tokyo there was still […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When the North Koreans were shooting off missile tests and detonating new, more powerful atomic bombs last year, President Trump responded with threats of ‘fire and fury’ and ordered the military to come up with new, if highly risky, pre-emptive strike options. But since the one-day summit meeting last month in […]

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ASIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well! In the meantime, no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months. All of Asia is thrilled. Only the Opposition Party, which includes the Fake News, is complaining. If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” –Donald […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Defense Intelligence Agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of engaging in a full denuclearization program, at least for now, according to an administration official familiar with the agency’s finding. A second official tells CNN the Trump administration plans to present the North Koreans with […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday [7-5-18] will leave for North Korea to engage in the first high-level talks on eliminating Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and programs since the Singapore summit in June, U.S. officials said. The trip comes amid growing concerns that Washington and Pyongyang may not share the […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump’s national security adviser said on Sunday [7-1-18] that North Korea could dismantle all of its nuclear weapons, threatening missiles and biological weapons ‘in a year,’ a far more aggressive schedule than the one Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined for Congress recently, reflecting a strain inside the […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told US lawmakers on Wednesday [6-27-18] that North Korea remains a nuclear threat, but defended President Donald Trump for tweeting earlier this month, ‘There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea…’ Pompeo also confirmed North Korea has yet to return the remains of […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea is upgrading its nuclear research center at a rapid pace, new satellite imagery analysis suggests, despite Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization at a summit with the U.S. this month. The analysis from 38 North, a North Korea-focused website published by the Stimson Center in Washington, found that Pyongyang, in recent […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday [6-21-18] North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of ‘total denuclearization … has already started,’ but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week. Trump said at a Cabinet meeting in […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s top nuclear expert involved in talks on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs is leaving the White House as part of a regular rotation, three senior administration officials said on Wednesday [6-20-18]. The expert, Andrea Hall, has already been replaced by Julie Bentz as acting senior director of […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s assertion Friday [6-15-18] that he has ‘solved’ the North Korean nuclear weapons threat again diverged from how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo depicted the outcome of this week’s summit between Mr. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Mr. Pompeo, in meetings in South Korea and […]

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ASIA/MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Asian powers on Thursday [6-14-18] that President Trump was sticking to demands that North Korea surrender its nuclear weapons, as he sought to hold together a fragile consensus on maintaining tough sanctions against the North despite Mr. Trump’s declaration that it was ‘no longer […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Harry Harris, the Trump administration’s nominee to be ambassador to South Korea, said North Korea continues to be a nuclear threat and that major military exercises should be paused to give Kim Jong Un a chance to prove whether he is ‘serious.’ President Donald Trump announced in Singapore that the […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday [6-13-18] that the U.S. hopes to achieve ‘major disarmament’ of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal during President Donald Trump’s first term in office and would resume joint military exercises with South Korea if the talks stall. ‘We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump declared Wednesday [6-13-18] that the North Korean regime no longer poses a nuclear threat following his summit with Kim Jong Un, even though the meeting produced no verifiable proof that the rogue regime will discontinue its nuclear program. In a series of tweets, Trump sought to take political […]

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DEMS/GOP/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Lawmakers from both parties, deeply mistrustful of a leader who has brutalized his own country, greeted a joint agreement between the United States and North Korea coolly on Tuesday [6-12-18] , with top Republicans warning President Trump that any final accord on Kim Jong-un’s nuclear program should be submitted to the […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday [6-13-18] that the Trump administration hopes to complete ‘major disarmament’ of North Korea within the next 2½ years, even as conflicting accounts of discussions between the two sides left unclear what had actually been agreed to. A day after President Trump’s landmark meeting […]

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