Trump says U.S. military ‘ready if necessary’ after cancellation of North Korea summit

America’s nuclear weapons are so “massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never be used,” the president wrote to the North Korean leader.

by Dartunorro Clark /  / Updated 

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The military “is ready if necessary,” President Trump said in announcing the summit cancellation.NBC Photo Illustration

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which was set to take place June 12 in Singapore, and said the American military is prepared to act if there’s any fallout.

Trump said the military “is ready if necessary” to respond to any provocation by North Korea in the wake of the cancellation.  “I’ve spoken to (Defense Secretary) General Mattis and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and our military, which is by far the most powerful anywhere in the world that has been greatly enhanced recently, as you all know, is ready if necessary,” he said.

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