>> As nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea appear to be at risk of falling apart, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ramped up the blame on China.>> I think we're doing well with North Korea. We'll have to see. I think part of the North Korea problem is caused by our trade disputes with China.
And I think that China makes it much more difficult in terms of our relationship with North Korea. When I came into office, I purposely didn't do much with respect to the trade on China, because I wanted to see if we could work out North Korea.>> Trump had claimed victory after he met in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
The two men agreed to a vague pledge to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula without a timeline or a verification program.>> We will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.>> Since then, progress has been minimal. North Korean officials sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week, warning that the talks on denuclearization risked falling apart.
That letter led the President to cancel plans for Pompeo to visit Pyongyang. But Trump appears to still be willing to give Kim a chance. On Twitter Wednesday,he wrote a series of tweets criticizing China for supporting the North Korean economy saying this is not helpful. But then he went on to say nevertheless the president believes that his relationship with Kim Jong-un is a very good and warm one.
And there is no reason at this time to be spending large amounts of money on joint US-South Korea war games.
ump suspended joint military exercises with South Korea after the Singapore Summit, a concession to Kim. But the suspension was supposed to be temporary. And just a day ago, the US Secretary of Defense said they were ready to resume maneuvers.
>> We have no plans at this time to suspend any more exercises.>> Trump wrote that if talks with North Korea failed, he could restart the exercises promising they will be far bigger than ever before.