HEADING TO NC: President Trump on World Cup, the Taliban leaving the White House

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Published on 9 Sep 2019, 19:49
President Trump declared Monday that peace talks between the United States and the Taliban over the war in Afghanistan are “dead,” after canceling secret plans over the weekend for a Camp David summit.

"They're dead. They're dead. As far as I'm concerned, they're dead," he said.

The president made the comments to reporters as he departed the White House to board Marine One.

Over the weekend, the president said he had intended to hold a secret meeting Sunday with Taliban representatives at Camp David, but called it off due to the Taliban’s role in a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that resulted in the death of a U.S. soldier.

“They thought they had to kill people in order to put them in a little better negotiating position,” Trump said Monday.

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