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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.

CORONAVIRUS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just reported that the United States has done far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!” –Donald […]

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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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JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korea retaliated against Japan on Monday [8-12-19] in a diplomatic and trade dispute between the two key American allies, deciding to remove its neighbor from its list of countries entitled to preferential treatment in trade. South Korea’s tit-for-tat action had been expected since Japan took a similar action against […]

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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/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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MILITARY/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…Talks have begun to further increase payments to the United States. South Korea is a very wealthy nation that now feels an obligation to contribute to the military defense provided by the United States of America. The relationship between the two countries is a very good one!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August […]

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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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ETHICS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “While visiting South Korea over the weekend, President Donald Trump tried to strike a deal with President Moon Jae-in to get more companies to invest in the United States. But even as he pushed American interests, a partner of Trump’s namesake company is aggressively expanding plans to build luxury Trump-branded resorts in […]

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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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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/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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SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am in South Korea now. President Moon and I have ‘toasted’ our new Trade Deal, a far better one for us than that which it replaced. Today I will visit with, and speak to, our Troops – and also go to the the DMZ (long planned). My meeting with […]

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SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am in South Korea now. President Moon and I have ‘toasted’ our new Trade Deal, a far better one for us than that which it replaced. Today I will visit with, and speak to, our Troops – and also go the the DMZ (long planned). My meeting with President […]

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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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JOBS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great to welcome Chairman Shin from Lotte Group to the WH. They just invested $3.1 BILLION into Louisiana-biggest investment in U.S. EVER from a South Korean company, & thousands more jobs for Americans. Great partners like ROK know the U.S. economy is running stronger than ever! https://t.co/WaJxDeTuxj”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May […]

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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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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/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/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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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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JAPAN/OBAMA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump claimed Friday [2-15-19] that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker peace between North and South Korea. Trump said Abe showed the president ‘the most beautiful five-page letter’ that he sent to the Norwegian committee that awards the […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The US and South Korea have reached a preliminary agreement on the cost of keeping nearly 30,000 troops in South Korea, two State Department officials said, alleviating fears among President Donald Trump’s advisers that he could move to withdraw US troops during his upcoming summit with North Korea’s leader. Under […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korean exports sustained growth in annual terms in November but missed expectations, official data showed on Saturday 12-1-18], as the first drop in shipments to China in over two years underlined cooling global demand. Exports by Asia’s fourth-largest economy grew 4.5 percent last month from a year earlier, missing […]

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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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CANADA/CHINA/MEXICO/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Fresh off securing trade agreements with South Korea, Canada and Mexico, President Trump is embarking on a new plan: refashioning the Trans-Pacific Partnership to his liking through a flurry of bilateral trade deals. Mr. Trump, who pulled the United States out of the trade pact with 11 other countries that […]

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SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Joint Statement on the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement: https://t.co/m0jW8nqdQW https://t.co/lcrhsJtv00“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 24, 2018 4:46 pm

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SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “US-Korea Free Trade Agreement Signing Ceremony! https://t.co/yLFkAZgagG“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 24, 2018 3:44 pm

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FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It was my great honor to welcome and meet with President @moonriver365 Jae-in of South Korea today, in New York City! https://t.co/7f3eOYGxDn #UNGA https://t.co/B6rVeeBTCc“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 24, 2018 3:42 pm

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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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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….returned home to the United States. Also, North and South Korea will file a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics. Very exciting!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2018 11:11 pm 

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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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MILITARY/SOUTH KOREA/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six P-8A patrol aircraft to South Korea for an estimated cost of $2.1 billion and 64 Patriot Advanced Capability missiles for $501 million, the US State Department announced Thursday [9-13-18]. If approved by Congress, the aircraft sale will provide an upgrade over […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As President Trump considers a second summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea called Tuesday [9-11-18] for both leaders to make ‘bold decisions’ that will keep the process of North Korean denuclearization moving forward. The White House revealed on Monday [9-10-18] that Mr. Trump had received […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has written to US President Donald Trump asking for a follow-up to their historic summit, the White House says. The US says it is already looking at scheduling a new meeting. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the ‘very warm’ letter showed Pyongyang’s ‘continued commitment to […]

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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/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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CHINA/JAPAN/MILITARY/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…of money on joint U.S.-South Korea war games. Besides, the President can instantly start the joint exercises again with South Korea, and Japan, if he so chooses. If he does, they will be far bigger than ever before. As for the U.S.–China trade disputes, and other…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 29, […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At the Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un last month, President Donald Trump said he was canceling military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea, because they were provocative to North Korea and ‘tremendously expensive.’ The cost? According to a new Pentagon analysis prompted by Mr. Trump’s statement, the military […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Pentagon announced on Monday [6-18-18] that it was suspending a major military exercise with South Korea that President Trump had criticized as a waste of money. The decision to cancel — at least for now — the large-scale, long-planned Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise set for August had been expected […]

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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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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day after its leader’s historic talks with President Trump, North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday [6-13-18] spinning the results in its favor, claiming it had won major concessions from the United States. The authoritarian country’s state-controlled news media said that Mr. Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For South Koreans who have long felt threatened by nuclear war, seeing President Trump and North Korea’s leader shake hands and sign an agreement on improving ties brought relief, if not closure, to the decades-old standoff. But the optimism was quickly tempered by a shocker. Hours after the summit meeting […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump won few specific new commitments from Kim Jong Un to surrender his nuclear weapons after a day of talks, but kick-started a new phase of personal diplomacy aimed at pushing the North Korean leader toward a rapid and verifiable disarmament. In a two-page document signed by both […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday [6-12-18] about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican Party. At a news conference after the historic meeting with Kim […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There is literally nothing in the history of the past three decades to suggest that the diplomatic dance President Donald Trump begins with North Korea on Tuesday [6-12-18] will succeed—no hard evidence Pyongyang will give up its nuclear-weapons program, no record of North Korea’s honoring international agreements, no sign it […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “He ordered his uncle executed and half brother assassinated. He spent millions developing and testing a hydrogen bomb and intercontinental ballistic missiles as his people suffered severe food shortages. He exchanged threats of nuclear annihilation with President Trump, calling the American leader a ‘mentally deranged U.S. dotard.’ That was last […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korean officials are playing down the likelihood of an imminent peace declaration after President Donald Trump suggested that he could declare an end to the Korean War at next week’s U.S.-North Korea summit. South Korean representatives declined to comment officially on Monday [6-4-18], saying only that they were monitoring […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [5-31-18] he expects North Korean officials to travel from New York to Washington on Friday to deliver a ‘very positive’ letter to him from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Mr. Trump said he was hopeful that his meeting with Mr. Kim could still […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NEW YORK/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A senior North Korean official is headed to New York for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the latest indication that an on-again-off-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader may go ahead next month…Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 5 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’s ‘very perplexed’ that the U.S.-North Korea summit won’t go ahead as planned. Yonhap news agency cited Moon as urging direct talks between President Donald Trump […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [5-23-18] he would know next week whether his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled, casting further doubt on plans for the unprecedented meeting. White House aides are preparing to travel […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Tuesday [5-22-18] that his planned summit meeting next month with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, might be delayed…Mr. Trump expressed continued enthusiasm for the diplomatic encounter, saying he believed it could usher in a period of prosperity for North Korea. But he acknowledged that recent statements […]

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SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, it was my great honor to welcome President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to the @WhiteHouse!🇺🇸🇰🇷 https://t.co/yvOxNiA1DM“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 22, 2018 1:21 pm

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A training exercise involving U.S. B-52 bombers and South Korean planes was scrapped earlier this week after the South Korean government expressed concerns that it could generate tensions before the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to U.S. officials. The move follows […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A week ago, things could not have been going better for President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. He was successfully arranging a meeting between North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Trump. His approval ratings at home were soaring. The tone had changed so much that Mr. Trump had even […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A partial surrender of nuclear arms and missiles by North Korea could help break a deadlock between Washington and Pyongyang over how to begin the process of denuclearization, under a solution proposed by a senior U.S. official and an adviser to the South Korean president. The idea is intended to […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Amid fresh uncertainty over his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump Wednesday [5-16-18] said that he is committed to pressing for the country to abandon its nuclear program as part of any meeting. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for drawing down American troops in South Korea, just weeks before he holds a landmark meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, according to several people briefed on the deliberations. Reduced troop levels are not intended to be a bargaining chip […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With diplomacy moving apace to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Northeast Asia is bracing for something few had thought likely just months ago: a reduction or withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. These forces have been the bedrock of the 65-year-old alliance between Seoul and Washington since the […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [5-4-18] he has agreed to a time and place for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but declined to announce the details…A White House spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a message seeking additional comment. Mr. Trump has said he wants meet Mr. […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said the administration has reached an agreement with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to release three detained U.S. citizens, including a 62-year-old Virginian who has been held for two years…The White House declined to provide any additional details. Mr. Trump signaled on Twitter […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said his administration would likely announce ‘in the next couple of days’ a location and date for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Mr. Trump made the remark in response to a question from a reporter in the Oval Office. A day earlier he […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [4-30-18] that he would like to meet North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, at the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, declaring that if their rendezvous is a success, ‘there’s a great celebration to be had on the site.’ In a tone that mixed […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 30, 2018 7:19 am

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just had a long and very good talk with President Moon of South Korea. Things are going very well, time and location of meeting with North Korea is being set. Also spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan to inform him of the ongoing negotiations.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 28, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump claimed credit Friday [4-27-18] for a historic inter-Korean summit and insisted that the United States was ‘not going to be played’ by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said the U.S. had narrowed down to two or three locations his planned meeting with Kim. The U.S. […]

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JAMES COMEY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TWITTER: “President Trump on Friday [4-27-18] renewed his attacks on the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, kicking off a morning Twitter barrage by once again accusing Mr. Comey of leaking classified information and lying to cover it up, even as the leaders of North and South Korea held a […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The list of potential sites for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been narrowed to ‘two or three’ locations, Trump said Friday [4-27-18]. The development comes as negotiations speed ahead for the historic face-to-face. Trump hailed talks Friday between Kim and South […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 27, 2018 5:55 am

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place. Good things are happening, but only time will tell!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 27, 2018 5:41 am

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AMBASSADOR/AUSTRALIA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is considering sending Adm. Harry Harris to South Korea as its new ambassador, according to two people familiar with the matter, turning to a military man to fill a diplomatic vacancy at a pivotal moment on the Korean Peninsula. Adm. Harris, currently the head of U.S. Pacific Command, […]

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AMBASSADOR/AUSTRALIA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Adm. Harry Harris, the top US military official overseeing operations across Asia who had been tapped as ambassador to Australia, is likely to be named instead as US ambassador to South Korea, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. Moving Harris, who currently serves as commander of US Pacific Command, […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, has removed a key obstacle to negotiations with Washington by no longer demanding that American troops be removed from South Korea as a condition for denuclearizing his country, the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, said Thursday [4-19-18]. The change in stance, if officially confirmed by the […]

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ASIA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday [4-17-18]. In a Twitter post at 10:49 p.m., Mr. Trump said that although Japan and South Korea would like the United States to […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A South Korean official said Seoul could push for a more permanent peace agreement on the Korean Peninsula, potentially involving the U.S. and China, to replace the armistice that ended the Korean War. Such a move could pave the way for a deal to end the standoff over North Korea’s […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [4-9-18] that he will meet with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, in May or early June, setting a timeline for the historic summit between the American president and the mercurial North Korean strongman. Last month, Mr. Trump abruptly accepted an invitation to meet with Mr. […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump heralded a new trade agreement with South Korea at his first public appearance in nearly a week on Thursday [3-29-18], but then immediately suggested that he might delay finalizing it while negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program…It was unclear what leverage Mr. Trump believed he could […]

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SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump scored his first significant trade deal this week, securing a pact with South Korea that represents the type of one-on-one agreement that Mr. Trump says makes the best sense for American companies and workers. The deal, which is expected to be formally announced on Wednesday [3-28-18], opens the […]

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SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “[email protected] just announced an agreement in principle with South Korea on KORUS! A great deal for American and Korean workers. Let’s now focus on our important security relationship.” – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 28, 2018 11:14am

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [3-28-18] that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looked forward to meeting with him, indicating the planned landmark talks between the isolated Asian leader and Republican president will go forward…After two days of speculation, China announced on Wednesday that Kim had visited Beijing […]

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“SOUTH KOREA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. granted South Korea a permanent exemption to new steel tariffs in return for trade concessions, giving the Trump administration a limited victory and putting the spotlight on what the U.S. got in the bargain. The U.S. and South Korea agreed to amend a 2012 trade pact in response […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Since his election in May, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has been something of an odd man out in Washington’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on North Korea, calling again and again for talks as President Trump was threatening ‘fire and fury.’ At one point, Mr. Trump even accused him […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA /TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For at least two decades, leaders in North Korea have been seeking a personal meeting with an American president. Now, as a summit unexpectedly appears possible, analysts fear U.S. President Donald Trump’s understaffed administration may lack the expertise to successfully turn a political spectacle long sought by Pyongyang […]

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AUSTRALIA/CHINA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials lined up on Friday [3-9-18] to seek exemptions from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while Chinese producers called on Beijing to retaliate in kind. … South Korea, the third largest steel exporter to the United […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war. The White House said that Mr. Trump had accepted the invitation, and Chung Eui-yong, […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 8, 2018 […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump hailed ‘possible progress’ Tuesday [3-6-18] in talks between North Korea and South Korea, hours after the US ally said that North Korea is willing to talk to the United States about giving up its nuclear program… North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has also agreed […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told a visiting South Korean delegation that he was willing to hold talks with the U.S. about giving up nuclear weapons and normalizing relations with Washington, officials in Seoul said Tuesday [3-6-18]. During meetings in Pyongyang, Mr. Kim, who has conducted a series of […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the midst of a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday [3-3-18] that the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told Pyongyang it must first ‘denuke.’ ‘Now we are talking and they, by the way, called up a couple of […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korea’s leader urged the U.S. to ease preconditions for talks with North Korea, as the left-leaning administration in Seoul sought to extend an Olympics-driven rapprochement with Pyongyang and head off the possibility of a new flare-up. President Moon Jae-in said in a meeting on Monday [2-26-18] with a […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “North Korea said an army general tied to two attacks on South Korean forces would lead its delegation to the Winter Olympics’ closing ceremonies this weekend, presenting a diplomatic quandary for U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, who is also set to attend. The potential for an encounter, planned or unplanned, […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/REX TILLERSON/SOUTH KOREA/STATE: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said ‘it’s too early to judge’ whether new overtures involving North and South Korea could lead to a serious diplomatic process regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program… Mr. Tillerson’s comments followed a weekend in which the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea gave rise […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA: “Vice President Mike Pence, dispatched to Asia to blunt a North Korean charm offensive at South Korea’s Olympic Games, said Wednesday [2-7-18] that the United States planned to levy the toughest sanctions yet on the North over its nuclear and missile programs. Mr. Pence’s threat, delivered in Tokyo, came two […]

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration! https://t.co/giN2B1h6Ph” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 7, 2018 05:13pm

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NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA/SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the @Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION! https://t.co/aboM2Up48y” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 7, 2018 01:01pm

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AMBASSADOR/NOMINATIONS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP POSITION CHANGES: “The Trump administration is searching for a new candidate to be the ambassador to South Korea, after U.S. officials said Tuesday [1-30-18] that its previous pick, Victor Cha, is no longer under consideration. The Trump administration notified the South Korean government in December that Mr. Cha would be its […]

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