President Trump officially endorsed the end of the 68-year-long Korean War Tuesday, saying both nations have his “blessing” to proceed with negotiations that would forge a lasting peace on the peninsula for the first time since 1950.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters in Florida when he was asked to weigh-in on multiple reports that North and South Korean officials were discussing a permanent “peace agreement” over the decades-long conflict.
Breaking News: President Donald J Trump says South Korea has plans to meet with North Korea to discuss ending the war.“They do have my blessing to discuss the end to the war.”
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“North Korea’s coming along. South Korea is meeting with North Korea to see if they can end the war, and they have my blessing on that,” said Trump.
“Without us they wouldn’t be discussing anything… They do have my blessing to discuss the end of the war. People don’t realize the Korean War has not ended, it’s going on right now,” he added.
Watch the President’s remarks above.