White House Restricts Press Access To Trump-Kim Meeting

President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump has dinner with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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February 27, 2019 8:24 a.m.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The White House is restricting press access to President Donald Trump’s summit in Vietnam with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Four print reporters, including one from The Associated Press, were prohibited from covering the beginning of Trump’s dinner with Kim in Hanoi on Wednesday. That came after two of those reporters asked questions of the president during earlier events at the summit.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement that due to the “sensitive nature of the meetings we have limited the pool for dinner to a smaller group.”

Sanders initially said no reporters would be allowed into the dinner. But after photographers said they would not cover it without an editorial presence, one print reporter and a radio reporter were allowed in.

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Follow all of AP’s summit coverage at https://apnews.com/Trump-KimSummit

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