Trump on North Korea news cycle: Media went from 'amazed' to 'so what, who cares'

Trump on North Korea news cycle: Media went from 'amazed' to 'so what, who cares'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize the media for what he describes as “fake” coverage of his announced meeting with North Korea.

Trump tweeted that the press went from being “startled" and "amazed” after the announcement to saying “so what, who cares” the following morning.

“In the first hours after hearing that North Korea’s leader wanted to meet with me to talk denuclearization and that missile launches will end, the press was startled & amazed,” he tweeted. “They couldn’t believe it. But by the following morning the news became FAKE.They said so what, who cares!”

The White House announced late Thursday that Trump would accept an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of May. He would be the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader.

South Korean officials said that North Korea had agreed to cease missile testing while talks with the U.S. were underway.

In response to the news on Thursday, CNN anchor Erin Burnett said that if Trump could solve the U.S. problem with North Korea, he would go down as “a great president.”


Trump has repeatedly attacked the media throughout his presidency, and often labels unflattering coverage as "fake news." 

Though many lawmakers and members of the media have cautioned Trump on entering negotiations with Kim, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Gary Cohn: 'I haven't made up my mind' on vote for president in November Kushner says 'Alice in Wonderland' describes Trump presidency: Woodward book MORE emphasized Friday that the meeting was not necessarily opening the door for negotiations.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also told reporters on Friday that the meeting would depend on whether North Korea takes “concrete actions” related to its “promises,” conditions that were not announced at first.

"The United States has made zero concessions, but North Korea has made some promises," she said. "This meeting won’t take place without concrete actions that match the promises that have been made by North Korea."