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Trump's Press Staff Ousted From Hotel Hours Before Kim Arrived

  • Guests were told Melia hotel would host a ‘head of state’
  • Trump, Kim to arrive in Hanoi on Tuesday for second summit
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived at Dong Dang station at the China-Vietnam border. Stephen Engle reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump’s media headquarters for his summit with Kim Jong Un was forced to abruptly move from a Hanoi hotel on Tuesday just hours before the North Korean leader arrived there in his motorcade.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet that the White House media center would move from the Melia hotel downtown to the location of the international media center a few blocks away. The Melia had informed guests on Monday that they would have to endure heightened security “due to the visit of a Head of State staying at our hotel.” The hotel didn’t identify the person.