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Trump backs out of Kim Jong Un summit. Florida reacts.

"Please don't hesitate to call me or write," Trump says.
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 9, 2018 (Associated Press)
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 9, 2018 (Associated Press)
Published May 24, 2018
Updated May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Trump said this morning he won't be meeting with Kim Jong Un, issuing a letter that mixed diplomacy with bravado.

"You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used," Trump wrote.

He also said, "please do not hesitate to call me or write."

The summit had been set for Singapore on June 12.

Reaction from Florida:

Rep. Ted Deutch:

"President Trump's rationale for cancelling the planned summit with North Korea makes no sense.

"The President was willing to meet with Kim Jong Un to attempt to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and reduce the threat to our allies and American troops in the region, even after exchanging several rounds of childish insults with Kim. President Trump was willing to meet with someone who had previously called the President himself 'unfit,' a 'dotard,' and a 'rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire.'

"But today, he cancelled the summit because a low-level vice minister wasn't nice to VP Pence and called him a 'dummy?' This is not a show of strength, and this is not an adult way to conduct foreign policy."