Trump says will hold June 12 summit with N. Korea’s Kim after all
President Donald Trump said on Friday (June 1) an unprecedented nuclear arms summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States pulled out of will now go ahead as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore, adding another twist to a high-stakes diplomatic dance.
Trump was speaking with reporters on the White House lawn after meeting with a senior North Korean official in the Oval Office.
Trump first told reporters the letter from Kim was “a very nice letter … a very interesting letter” but then said he had not opened it.
Trump appeared to significantly lower expectations for the outcome of the historic summit, frequently describing it as the start of a process and not the place where the two leaders were likely to sign any agreement. He said a number of summits might be required.
“Frankly, I said, ‘Take your time,'” Trump said.