White House Press Corps Gets Rude Surprise in Vietnam

Reporters booted from planned work area as Kim arrives at hotel
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2019 10:10 AM CST
White House Press Corps Gets Rude Surprise in Vietnam
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, receives bouquets on his arrival at the Dong Dang railway station in Dong Dang, a Vietnamese border town on Tuesday, ahead of his second summit with US President Trump.   (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)

President Trump has arrived in Vietnam for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and he's already out with a tweet. "Thank you to all of the people for the great reception in Hanoi," he wrote. "Tremendous crowds, and so much love!" Kim preceded him, and the White House press corps got some unwelcome news related to that. American TV crews had spent days setting up their work area at the Melia Hanoi hotel, the same one where Kim is staying. And the proximity may have been a little too much for him: Officials abruptly evicted the journalists just before Kim arrived, reports NBC News. It wasn't clear whether it was North Korea, Vietnam, or the US who ordered the move. (Read a preview of what to expect at the Wednesday-Thursday summit.)

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