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White House: North Korea Summit Threat Was ‘Fully Expected’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Wednesday, May 16, that North Korea’s threat to the summit with President Donald Trump was “fully expected.”

“Look, this is something that we fully expected. The president is very used to and ready for tough negotiations and if they want to meet, we’ll be ready and if they don’t, that’s OK too.”

Sanders said the Trump administration will continue their pressure campaign if the summit gets canceled.

“We’ll continue with a campaign of maximum pressure if that is the case. But, like I just said, if they want to meet, the president will certainly be ready and we will be prepared and if not, that’s OK,” she said.

“Again, these are ongoing conversations. Beyond that, I don’t have a lot to say, other than what we have already laid out, what our priorities are when it comes to these conversations, and that we are going to be prepared if they take place.”