President Trump today

By Meg Wagner, Brian Ries and Veronica Rocha, CNN
10:15 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018
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Our live coverage has ended. Read the posts below to see how the day unfolded.

6:56 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

Trump filed his financial disclosure report today

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

The Office of Government Ethics just tweeted that President Trump filed his financial disclosure report today.

Here's the tweet:

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said Vice President Mike Pence also filed his financial disclosure form with the Office of Government Ethics today.

Why this matters: The financial disclosure form is likely to shed light on what Trump earned in the past year.

Trump's 2017 financial disclosure form revealed that he made tens of millions of dollars off his Mar-a-Lago club. His total income was $600 million to $650 million, though a precise number is impossible to find because officeholders are allowed to disclose figures in ranges.

6:23 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

President Trump visits the first lady at Walter Reed medical center

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

President Trump walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House in Washington, DC on Mary 15, 2018.

President Trump traveled today to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where his wife, Melania, is convalescing after a kidney procedure.

The first lady underwent the procedure on Monday, and her office said she would likely remain in the hospital for the rest of the week. Trump wasn't at the facility during the procedure but flew there aboard his Marine One helicopter later Monday afternoon.

Today, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said, "the first lady remains in good spirits.”

5:27 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

White House: The US "will look at what North Korea has said independently"

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders just addressed reports that North Korea warned the US that it should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, following military drills in the Korean Peninsula.

“We are aware of the South Korean media report," she said. "The United States will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies.”

 

5:24 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

South Korea received written notice ahead of postponement announcement

From CNN’s Yoonjung Seo

South Korea’s Unification Ministry says it received a written notice at 00.30am Seoul time Wednesday from top North Korean negotiator Ri Son Gwon about the suspension of today’s scheduled talks between North and South, according to an official with the Unification Ministry.

The official would not reveal the exact content of the note, citing internal protocols.

4:38 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

Pentagon: Nature of military exercises in Korean Peninsula "has not changed"

Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said the current training drills in the Korean Peninsula are intended to enhance the US and South Korea's military readiness.

South Korea and the US are performing annual spring exercises that include "Foal Eagle 2018" and "Max Thunder 2018," he said.

"The purpose of the training is to enhance the ROK-U.S. Alliance's ability to defend the ROK and enhance interoperability and readiness," Manning said.

"While we will not discuss specifics, the defensive nature of these combined exercises has been clear for many decades and has not changed." 
4:12 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

US and South Korea forces are performing an annual exercise known as "Max Thunder"

From CNN's Barbara Starr

The annual joint US-South Korea air exercises, known as “Max Thunder,” are currently underway in the Korean peninsula, according to a Defense Department official.

The exercise involves approximately a couple thousand troops from the US Air Force and South Korea military forces. 

It is a regular scheduled exercise that happens every year. 

Why this matters: North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, following what it calls “provocative military disturbances with South Korea," North Korean state news agency reports.

3:59 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

White House caught off guard by North Korea warning, aides say

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

The White House was caught off guard by the warning from North Korea over military drills, according to aides.

One official affirmed the State Department's assertion they've received no information from Pyongyang about the status of the talks.

President Trump is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore.

3:59 p.m. ET, May 15, 2018

President Trump is aware of North Korea warning

From CNN's Jeff Zeleny

A senior administration official says the White House is currently preparing a response to North Korea’s warning about the fate of the Singapore summit.

Meetings are underway now between White House officials and the National Security Council and Defense Department.

The official says a response will be given following that meeting.

The official said the President has been alerted to the North Korea warning.