In-town pool report #2

From: Kumar, Anita []
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 10:47 AM
Subject: In-town pool report #2

June 30, 2017

President Moon apparently decided to speak as we were being ushered out. He spoke through a translator.

"I would like to thank President Trump once again for inviting me to the White House and for his warm welcome."

"When I won the election last month, President Trump was the first, among all foreign leaders, to call me and congratulate me. I believe that was to reconfirm the strength of the Korean-US alliancel."

"Last night after dinner with President Trump we discussed various issues through diverse scope and honest discussions to include the North Korean issue and other issues of mutual interest."

"It was a great opportunity for us to further the trust and friendship between me and President Trump."

"It was also an opportunity to reconfirm that the United States and Korea are walking together on the same path toward a great alliance."

"I hope through the summit meeting today the relationship can further develop into a more meaningful and fruitful relationship."

POTUS spoke again at the end:

"What many people don't know is that South Korea is a major trading partner with the United States, and we want something that is going to be good for the American worker, and I think that we will be able to do that today, and I think we'll be able to do many other things. The relationship is very, very strong, and our personal relationship with President Moon... our personal relationship is very, very good."


Anita Kumar

White House Correspondent

McClatchy Newspapers

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Twitter: @anitakumar01

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