WASHINGTON DC (KDKA) – South Korean President Moon Jae-In arrived at the White House Tuesday afternoon to meet with President Donald Trump before a highly-anticipated summit with North Korea.
KDKA-TV was invited to cover this important meeting between the two world leaders.
When President Trump greeted President Moon at the door to the West Wing, he was asked whether he would still be going to Singapore for the North Korean summit. He said “We’ll soon know.”
When they sat down in the Oval Office, President Trump said he believes Kim Jong Un is serious about denuclearization.
The nuclear disarmament of the North was the major point of discussion between the United States and the South Korean leaders.
“North Korea has a chance to be a great country, and it can’t be a great country under the circumstances they’re living right now,” said President Trump.
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President Trump seemed to suggest the Singapore summit may happen later than the scheduled June 12 date.
“If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later. Maybe it will happen at a different time, but we will see,” said President Trump.
President Moon said he has every confidence that President Trump “will achieve a historic feat,“ adding that he will offer all the support he can.
“We have three hostages back. They are home, they are living with their families. They’re very, very happy,” said President Trump.
President Trump said Kim Jong Un would be “extremely happy” if a deal between the two leaders worked out.
“Frankly, it has a chance to be a great, great meeting for North Korea and a great meeting for the world,” said President Trump.
The president would not confirm whether he has had any direct talks with Kim Jong Un.