Two people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a middle school in suburban Indianapolis, authorities said Friday. Police have not yet publicly identified the alleged shooter, but said the suspect has been taken into custody. Vice President Pence, who was previously governor of Indiana, tweeted that he and his wife are "praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana." "To everyone in the Noblesville community – you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders," he tweeted. The Associated Press, citing Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bryant Orem, reported that authorities believe the suspect
Oh no! Not the summit! Why, Kim Jong Un, why would you do this? I had already purchased my commemorative coin, but now what it commemorates is… nothing. Leader Kim, you have ruined the world's best hope. Donald Trump had high hopes for the summit. It would have been perfect. We were going to emerge from that summit with not just peace in our time, but peace for all time. Donald Trump is, as he has repeatedly stated, a masterful diplomat — like a Jared Kushner but with decades of experience. There is a reason he left making peace in the Middle East to his young protégé; he wanted a challenge. He alone could have done it, and he would have done it effortlessly. Some said that the hopes for this
President Trump decided to pull out of his June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un while talking with advisers Thursday morning from 7-9 a.m., then dictated his Dear Kim letter — to hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton, according to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) — and released it to the public at 9:43 a.m. without warning allies, members of Congress, or North Korea, all of whom seemed blindsided and upset by the sudden cancelation. Trump and his advisers had only started discussing canceling the meeting less than 12 hours earlier, NBC News reports. "The president, fearing that the North Koreans might beat him to the punch, wanted to be the one to cancel first," NBC News says, citing "multiple officials." At 10 p.m. Wednesday, Bolton told Trump about North Korea's public pushback against "political dummy" Vice President Mike Pence and threat to cancel, The Washington Post reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday that the United States was concerned about certain activists who have been arrested even as other prisoners were recently released, the White House said in a statement. "Pence expressed support for President Sisi’s release of more than 300 prisoners, including American citizen Ahmed Etiwy," the White House said, adding that the vice president in the call "also raised concerns over other arrests of non-violent activists in Egypt." (Reporting by Susan Heavey)
The master is sharp as ever. David Letterman's long late night career has given him an unexpected quirk: He stresses over being a guest himself more than most celebrities probably do. On Wednesday night, he told Seth Meyers that he was panicked before coming on because he'd heard news of a sinkhole opening up outside the White House, and all he had for it was a "drain the swamp" joke he (rightly) assumed everyone would already be making. But he needn't have worried; he just needed a better target. And he found it in Mike Pence, the would-be theocrat who tries to give Donald Trump's insane rants the air of buttoned-up respectability. Letterman: This is what troubles me about Mike Pence. He's the
Trump never had a realistic expectation about what Kim was willing or able to do. Cozy atmospherics, including the destruction of a defunct nuclear site, couldn’t hide that.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's reaction to comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were the “last straw” that led the White House to cancel President Donald Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a White House official said on Thursday. North Korea's vice foreign minister called remarks by Pence about North Korea stupid and suggested the two countries could either meet for a summit or for a nuclear showdown. Pence said in an interview with Fox News Channel on Monday that the interaction with North Korea could “end like the Libya Model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn't make a deal.” The White House official said that, after the North Korean reaction to those comments,
The Republican said that until a peaceful resolution is achieved, Congress has provided "significant tools" to hold North Korea accountable, and the U.S. must continue the "maximum pressure" campaign that Trump and others say brought North Korea to the table in the first place. A senior Democratic senator said Trump's withdrawal from the summit shows the consequence of his failure to prepare properly. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said Thursday that the withdrawal shows "the art of diplomacy is a lot harder than the art of the deal." The top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said it's "pretty amazing" that Trump's Republican administration would be shocked that North
US President Donald Trump has cancelled his much-anticipated first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, another sore point in a history of tense relations. The summit was set to take place on 12 June in Singapore but Mr Trump said he pulled out due to North Korea’s “tremendous anger and open hostility”. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said in its latest report that North Korea would not “beg” for the summit to happen and would not unilaterally denuclearise.