Donald Trump calls off historic summit with North Korea

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This combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending in the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. [Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wong Maye-E, File]

President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea.

Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”

The president says the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, “but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”

Republished with permission from the Associated Press.