President Donald Trump hit back at his Democratic critics for allegedly cheering on his cancellation of a summit between himself and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals & must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts & raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2018
Trump appears to be referencing comments by Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi who remarked that the president’s letter read “kind of like a Valentine” and “when you got this letter from the president saying, ‘okay, never mind,’ [Kim Jong Un] must be having a giggle fit right there now in North Korea.”
Pelosi also defended MS-13 gang criminals recently and derided Republican-led tax cut legislation as “crumbs.”
Trump canceled the summit in a Thursday letter saying, “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”
Trump noted that he still hopes to meet Kim Jong-Un at some point if their regime agrees to the terms set out by the U.S. and said if he changes his mind that they should not hesitate to reach out. The president thanked the North Koreans for releasing three U.S. hostages detained by the regime under false pretenses.