Last night, North Korea issued a warning that they were reconsidering attending President Trump's much touted nuclear summit next month.
North Korea now says it may call off Kim Jong Un’s meeting with Pres. Trump over U.S. demands to denuclearized the… https://t.co/b2Ea9bryJK— CBS News (@CBS News)1526469184.0
North Korea's statement reads:
"If the United States is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment...reconsider our proceeding to the North Korea-U.S. summit."
After going completely silent yesterday and last night, Sarah Sanders stopped in the driveway of the White House this morning to speak with press, and faced questions about North Korea's announcement.
"This is something that we fully expected."
Sarah Sanders on North Korea threatening to pull out of summit: "This is something we fully expected. The president… https://t.co/EHwaGE24uH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1526478612.0
Considering the extent to which Donald Trump and the White House has promoted this summit, people on Twitter were not buying this line from Sanders.
“Fully expected?” Just last week, POTUS was predicting a “very big success” and amplifying speculation he’d win the… https://t.co/mphmbCEnSl— Stephen Hayes (@Stephen Hayes)1526473737.0
@markknoller @PressSec If you "fully expected it," why were you touting the meeting, sending Pomeo to NK, and speak… https://t.co/4G5LRSzOjH— Walter Rhett, Writer (@Walter Rhett, Writer)1526473204.0
@markknoller @PressSec Hahahaha fully expected hahahahaha. https://t.co/OMdixNqBwC— Matt Singer (@Matt Singer)1526473012.0
@markknoller @PressSec Yea - no one believes that. You guys were enjoying your victory laps.— I'm The Whistleblower 🙋🏻♀️ (@I'm The Whistleblower 🙋🏻♀️)1526474830.0
And they continued to mock Trump for losing his one chance at a Nobel Peace prize:
@atrupar But the Nobel Peace Prize LOL— Anita Creamer (@Anita Creamer)1526479802.0
@atrupar Are any of the reporters asking why he then was talking about the Nobel peace prize ?— Jill (@Jill)1526479841.0