Thomas Gaulkin | May 24, 2018
On May 24, Donald Trump informed Kim Jong-un in a letter that he felt it "inappropriate" to hold the June 12 meeting between the two leaders. Trump cited "tremendous anger and open hostility" as the reason for his decision. Trump's comments—which pairs a reminder to Kim of the strength of the US nuclear arsenal with an apparent openness to future dialogue—reflects what the Bulletin's contributors have observed about the events leading to this moment. Tap the highlighted text to read more.