"Plus, I think it's very provocative".
But American military officials at the Pentagon or U.S. Forces-Korea say they have received no guidance on the cancellation of the exercises. The move would reverse decades of US military posture in the region, with joint exercises at the heart of readiness efforts against the rogue regime's artillery and more than one million soldiers. "I'm so thankful and fortunate we didn't talk about politics".
There are still 5,300 American service members missing whose remains are believed to be in North Korea - 65 years after the end of the Korean War.
Even some staunch Trump allies said they were a bit concerned. No, no, no, you tell me, you tell me.
"The coordination with South Korean military is absolutely critical", he said.
Trump said he wanted to remove the USA military presence from South Korea, though he provided no timeline.
Trump's announcement that the United States would stop military exercises, his description of those drills as "provocative" and his suggestion that he wants to pull USA troops out at some point are "all things that Trump is putting on the table as concessions, all in exchange for some vague promises by the North Koreans", said Paul Haenle, a former China director at the White House National Security Council in the Barack Obama and George W. Bush administrations.
"I share president Trump's assessment of that when he thanked the leaders of Japan and South Korea and China for the solidarity they've shown". Cory Gardner, Republican of Colorado, said Pence indicated that "exercises will continue", although Sen.
"The last time the United States pulled out of Korea war broke out - it cost the Americans 50,000 lives, not to mention the destabilising factor to North-East Asia".
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: I remember you saying that. "I support this as a first step to the comprehensive resolution of issues concerning North Korea".
"The Secretary's in full alignment with the President to meet his goal which is denuclearization of the Peninsula".
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Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he was "uncomfortable" with the suspension of military drills, especially "if this becomes permanent in exchange for nothing".
"However, it does not make sense that the U.S".
"Prime Minister Abe has invested a lot in his relationship with Trump".
Veterans of Foreign Wars, a group that advocates on behalf of all veterans, had lobbied Trump ahead of the summit to address the POW/MIA (prisoner of war/missing in action) issue with Kim during their meeting.
"We can only determine the success of this meeting by the outcomes, and that will take some time", she said. We're all about giving people chances right?' "We're not stopping training, we're stopping joint exercises for awhile".
Mr Trump said last week that Mr Rodman had not been invited to the summit.
"We don't need a miracle".
DPRK stands for North Korea's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) heralded the summit as part of a "changed era".
Although Trump said the process to search for more remains will begin "immediately", it's unclear when or if it will happen.
"It can easily be started again".