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Trump weighing 'three or four' locations for second North Korea summit
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump, Kushner to meet with Kanye West at White House: report Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to back investigation into missing journalist Five takeaways from the first Senate debate in Indiana MORE on Tuesday said his administration is preparing for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and they are considering three or four locations.
“It is happening and we’re setting that up right now,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that “we’ll probably do a different location” than their first meeting in Singapore.
“We’re talking about three or four different locations,” he said.
The president spoke after announcing his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyWatchdog calls for investigation into Haley flights The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — Trump knocks NY Times tax story as ‘hit piece’ | FBI faces pressure over Kavanaugh | Collins calls Trump remarks on Ford ‘plan wrong’ The Hill’s Morning Report — How will the Kavanaugh saga impact the midterms? MORE, is leaving her post.
Trump heaped praise on Kim and said the media has been unfair in critiquing the progress of the president’s push to denuclearize North Korea.
“I like him. He likes me,” Trump said of the North Korean leader.
Regional experts have questioned whether Kim has followed through on his promise to dismantle key parts of his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
Nonetheless, Trump has decided to push ahead with a second meeting, believing his relationship with Kim can result in a breakthrough.
The president said he has spoken with Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to back investigation into missing journalist Overnight Defense — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Pompeo trip ends with testy China visit | Touts ‘progress’ after Kim meeting | Trump ‘concerned’ about missing Saudi journalist Trump lowers refugee goal to 30,000, he must meet it MORE following his meeting Sunday with Kim and top North Korean officials. Trump will have lunch with Pompeo later on Tuesday.
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