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12:10 PM ET, June 12, 2018


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Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I do trust him’: Trump opens up about Kim after historic summit  —  North Korea will denuclearize, President Donald Trump declared in an exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos just hours after intense and historic negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
READ: Full text of Trump-Kim signed statement  —  Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit  —  President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America …
ABC News:
President Trump sits down with George Stephanopoulos: TRANSCRIPT  —  President Donald Trump sat down for an exclusive one-on-one with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos after the president's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday in Singapore.
Greta Van Susteren / Voice of America:
Trump to VOA: 'We're Going to Denuke North Korea'  —  President Donald Trump spoke with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren after his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore about what the two discussed and what to expect next.  —  Van Susteren: What surprised you about Kim Jong Un?
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore  —  It sure looks as if President Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore.  —  Trump made a huge concession — the suspension of military exercises with South Korea.  That's on top of the broader concession of the summit meeting itself, security guarantees …
Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Senator Tom Cotton On The Singapore Summit  —  Senator Tom Cotton joined me Tuesday morning to discuss the just completed summit in Singapore:  —  06-12hhs-cotton  —  Transcript:  —  HH: Joined by United States Senator Tom Cotton.  Good morning, Senator.  —  TC: Good morning, Hugh.
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Trump Pledge to Halt Military Exercises Surprises Pentagon and Seoul  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's pledge on Tuesday to cancel military exercises on the Korean Peninsula surprised not only allies in South Korea but also the Pentagon.  —  Hours after Mr. Trump's announcement in Singapore …
Discussion: Political Wire
Daniel Dale / Toronto Star:
Trump says he'll punish ‘the people of Canada’ because of Trudeau's news conference  —  WASHINGTON—Escalating his attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump is now pledging to punish “the people of Canada” economically because of the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau criticized Trump's tariffs.
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Associated Press:
Trump shows Kim a video laying out the stakes of summit  —  SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump, the former reality television star with a knack for theatrics, tried a dose of Hollywood drama as he sought to sway North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their historic summit.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, IJR and East Bay Times
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Canada  —  O Canada: You had it coming, eh.  —  They inflicted Nickelback on us.  We did nothing.  —  They sent us Justin Bieber .  We turned the other cheek.  —  They were responsible for one abomination after the other: Poutine.  Diphthong vowels.
Bozorgmehr Sharafedin / Reuters:
Iran warns North Korea: Trump could cancel deal before getting home  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearization agreement within hours.
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Victor Cha / New York Times:   Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War
Dave Lawler / Axios:
Trump's big concession to North Korea
Discussion: Breitbart and Political Wire
William Mauldin / Wall Street Journal:
White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:   POW deal with North Korea followed strong lobbying by Defense Department: 'It's a humanitarian issue'
Charlie Kirk / The Hill:   When it comes to the international chess game, Trump is a master
Washington Post:
‘A great honor’: In a bid for history, Trump flatters North Korea's totalitarian leader
New York Times:
6 Highlights From Trump's News Conference
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:
Trump-Kim summit: Trump says U.S. will end its ‘war games’ with South Korea
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
The Lasting Damage Of Trump's Disastrous Diplomacy
Discussion: HuffPost, The Guardian and CNBC
Joseph D. Lyons / Bustle:
These Ivanka Trump Tweets Are Making Her Thoughts About The North Korea Summit Known
Discussion: Washington Post, NPR and New York Times
New York Times:
Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions
‘Alpha male’ handshakes as Trump, Kim meet, but body language shows some nerves
Discussion: Althouse
Sean Hannity scores Trump's North Korea interview
President Trump meets Kim Jong Un
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
US to suspend military exercises with South Korea, Trump says
Discussion: Townhall, AOL, CNN and Shakesville
Jon Schwarz / The Intercept:
Who Cares What Trump “Gives” North Korea at the Summit?  What Matters Is Preventing Him From Starting a Nuclear War.
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Live Updates: Trump and Kim Jong-un Sign Document in Singapore
Associated Press:
The Latest: Moon offers aid to find remains of US soldiers
Discussion: RedState and Politico
New York Times:
The Trump-Kim Summit: Full Text of the Statement
Washington Post:
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show  —  Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president's daughter and son-in-law, brought in at least $82 million in outside income while they served …
Amy Taxin / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: US launches bid to find citizenship cheaters  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it.
George Conway / Lawfare:
The Terrible Arguments Against the Constitutionality of the Mueller Investigation  —  In an early-morning tweet last week, President Trump took aim once again at Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but with a brand new argument: “The appointment of the Special Councel,” the president typed, “is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!”
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Judge in Emoluments Case Questions Defense of Trump's Hotel Profits  —  GREENBELT, Md. — A federal judge on Monday sharply criticized the Justice Department's argument that President Trump's financial interest in his company's hotel in downtown Washington is constitutional …
Bridge Magazine:
History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards  —  References to gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change and “core democratic values” have been stripped from Michigan's new proposed social studies standards, and the historic role of the NAACP downplayed …
Discussion: Splinter
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