Trump schedules joint agreement signing ceremony with North Korea’s Kim

US President Donald Trump (2nd L) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrive for a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019.

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US President Donald Trump (2nd L) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un arrive for a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019.

President Donald Trump will participate a “joint agreement signing ceremony” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Wednesday.

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At last year’s summit, Trump and Kim signed a joint agreement that promised to “establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.” The agreement included a promise from North Korea to “work toward complete denuclearization,” but did not provide any specific steps.

Trump has argued that his negotiation skills from his time in the private sector make him uniquely qualified to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. He has repeatedly derided the Obama administration for failing to reach a denuclearization agreement with the country.

“So funny to watch people who have failed for years, they got NOTHING, telling me how to negotiate with North Korea,” he tweeted before the summit. “But thanks anyway!”

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