Trump: Summit With Kim Jong Un Is Back On

President Donald Trump announced Friday that his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore is back on. The president, who met with North Korea’s Kim Young Chul this afternoon, said that the country is interested in denuclearization. “I don’t even want to use the term maximum pressure anymore, because... we’re getting along,” the president said. Trump said the summit will be a “beginning,” and told reporters that “maybe” an end to the Korean War “could come out of the meeting.” He also said that “a deal will be worked out” eventually, and that North Korea has the potential to be “a great country” with the help of other nations like South Korea and Japan. “I think we will have a relationship, and it will start on June 12,” he said. Kim Young Chul came to the White House to deliver a letter from North Korea to Trump, but the pair ended up meeting for about two hours. The president told reporters that the letter was a “very nice” and “interesting” letter, but later told reporters that he actually hadn't opened it yet. He said, “I may be in for a big surprise folks.” This comes after Trump cancelled the summit in a letter sent to the North Koreans last week.