Could South Florida have a role to play in the nuclear disarmament talks between the U.S. and North Korea?
A report published by Bloomberg News Wednesday says that if next week’s meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un goes well, the president might invite Kim to his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida for future talks.
“The president is determined to walk out of the meeting if it doesn’t go well, two officials said. Alternatively, Trump is toying with the idea of offering Kim a follow-up summit at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida — perhaps in the fall — if the two men hit it off.”
Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Wednesday “there could be more than one meeting, more that one conversation.” She says working out a nuclear arms deal could require “2, 3, 4, 5” meetings.
While Trump has hosted other heads-of-state at Mar-a-lago, none come close to the character of the North Korean dictator.
As Bloomberg reports, a lot will depend on what happens at next week’s initial meeting between the two leaders in Singapore.
“Other than announcing that the two leaders will first meet at 9 a.m. Singapore time June 12 at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, the White House has described no schedule for the summit. If the first meeting goes well, there will be further events that day and perhaps even on June 13.”
A meeting between Kim and Trump at Mar-a-lago would appear to be a long shot at this point. But then again, it wasn’t that long ago that the possibility that the two leaders would even sit down together at a table to discuss North Korea’s nuclear disarmament was considered a long shot, if not an impossibility.