I don't know, are we weakened as a result of walking away ourselves because of some statements.>> Senator, I don't believe in that sense that we're in a position to believe that there could be a successful outcome. I think that's what the President communicated pretty clearly in his letter.
I can add to that over the past, many days, we have endeavored to do what Chairman Kim and I had agreed was to put preparation teams together to begin to work to prepare to prepare for the summit. And we had received no response to our inquires from them.
So we, in addition to what the President laid out in his letter, it is also the case that the, I disagree what you said in your opening statement. I think the American Team's fully prepared. I think we're rocking. I think we're ready. I think we're prepared for this meeting.
I think President Trump's prepared for this meeting. We were fully, fully engaged over the past weeks to prepare for this meeting, so I disagree with your assessment that the Americans are not ready.