WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator sometimes critical of Donald Trump says the president “made the right call” in canceling a summit with North Korea’s leader.
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska says Kim Jong Un is a “murderous despot and habitual liar.” Sasse is often critical of Trump but is siding with the president on his decision Thursday to pull out of the summit that had been planned for June 12 in Singapore.
Trump cited recent aggressive statements from Kim’s government for his decision to cancel the meeting.
Sasse added in a statement that if North Korea wants diplomacy, “it should know that half-measures and spin about its nuclear program won’t cut it.”
Sasse is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.