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White House Sends Team to Singapore Just in Case Summit Goes Ahead

The White House announced Saturday it will be sending a team to Singapore just in case the planned summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un takes place on June 12. “The White House pre-advance team for Singapore will leave as scheduled in order to prepare should the summit take place,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. President Trump canceled the summit on Thursday over Pyongyang’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward Washington, a move that was apparently triggered by a North Korean official insulting Vice President Mike Pence. By Friday, however, he was dropping hints it may still go on as planned after “productive talks” with North Korea. In a further sign that the summit may still be salvaged, Kim Jong Un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for an unannounced meeting Saturday to discuss ways to ease recent tensions.