Trump on North Korea: ‘We’re talking to them now’ (It’s back on! CNN deeply saddened.)
Pollutico ^ | 05/25/2018 08:33 AM EDT | CRISTIANO LIMA
Posted on 5/25/2018, 10:00:21 AM by E. Pluribus Unum
President Donald Trump signaled Friday that U.S. and North Korean officials have reengaged in talks, praising their latest statement expressing a willingness to reenter discussions “at any time, at any format” just a day after he canceled the historic summit with their leader, Kim Jong Un.
“We’re going to see what happens. We’re talking to them now,” Trump said when asked by reporters outside the White House if the meeting with Kim is still on. “It was a very nice statement they put out. We’ll see what happens.”
The president also suggested that a summit could still occur on June 12, as previously scheduled. “It could even be the twelfth,” he said.
Trump first broached the topic on Twitter earlier Friday, writing that he welcomed North Korea’s decision to voice a willingness to reenter into dialogue. One day after calling off a planned meeting in Singapore between himself and Kim — and warning the North Korean dictator about the United States’ formidable nuclear arsenal — Trump took a more conciliatory tone, saying that further discussions could lead to “enduring prosperity and peace.”
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