Saturday, May 30, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, August 05, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 3197 Views :: National News, Military

“Lawmaker Calls on President Trump to Meet with Kim Jong Un in Hawaii”

News Release from Office of Rep Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) August 3, 2017

Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) today sent a letter to President Trump requesting he meet with North Korean President Kim Jong Un in Honolulu.  The purpose of the meeting is to put their differences on the table over the recent ICBM tests that have shown that Hawaii and the US mainland are now in reach of North Korea’s nuclear missiles. 

In this letter to the President, (see attached) Ward stated, 

“In light of this situation, you well know the adage that “when diplomats stop talking - bullets start flying.”  My problem is that we have not been talking to North Korea for  years, nor have we now even begun talking with the North Koreans about their aberrant and dangerous behavior with their missiles. 

“May I call upon one of your strengths as a strong negotiator and a master of the art of the deal to step up our diplomatic game and try to reach some understanding with the  North Korean dictator.  If we don’t at least attempt to get the North Koreans to the table, we will have missed an opportunity with the possibility of a negotiated settlement, however remote this might appear at this stage. 

“If we don’t try a soft power approach soon with you as “Diplomat in Chief,” I fear that their so-called “Supreme Leader” may continue his bullying unabated, and you will be forced to turn the matter over to your generals.” 

Ward continued by citing Hawaii as the ideal place for the two leaders to sit down to settle the matter.   

“We are the capitol of soft power in the Pacific with two elite diplomatic institutions:  the East-West Center and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies.  Hawaii was also host to the 2011 APEC meeting, and we have a majority Asian and Pacific Islander population with a sizeable South Korean community.” Last month, Ward sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging more protections for Hawaii against the missile threats from North Korea. He also shares a PowerPoint presentation with many community organizations interested in learning more about the North Korean missile threat. 

“There is a nuanced line between being an alarmist vs. being in denial of the seriousness of the threat posed by North Korea, and I want to be neither, but I do know for certain that this issue is not going away.” Ward concluded. 

(Rep. Gene Ward is a graduate of the East-West Center and served in a diplomatic role as Peace Corps Country Director in East Timor; he now serves in the State House of Representatives (Hawaii Kai - Kalama Valley). 


PDF: Letter to President Trump

KITV POLL: Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940


ACA Signups Hawaii



Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii



Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube


Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii