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    White House Downplays North Korea Warning

    “We’ll have to see.” That’s how President Trump responded to North Korea’s suggestion that it could cancel a planned summit between the two countries. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Pyongyang’s statement on Tuesday — which criticized U.S. air combat drills with South Korea and threatened to cancel upcoming talks — was “fully expected,” and that Trump is prepared for either scenario. She also sought to distance the White House from recent comments by national security adviser John Bolton, who said the Trump administration would seek to fully disarm North Korea.

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