Trump attorney says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit

Lucy Bush
June 8, 2018

The preliminary sit-down held last week resulted in the now famous photos of Trump holding an over-sized letter from the North Korean leader.

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"I think I'm very well prepared".

Trump also applauded the work of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese premier Xi Jinping in meeting with Kim to pave the way for the talks.

The prospect of follow-up meetings ginned up speculation that Mr. Kim had invited the president to Pyongyang and that Mr. Trump was considering inviting Mr. Kim to the president's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump says the goal for the summit is denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Abe requested Thursday's meeting with Trump to elevate his country's concerns about the summit. The Trump administration has scheduled and planned for the session in a span of three months.

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"He has indicated to me personally that he's prepared to denuclearize", he said. It's about the attitude. "It's about willingness to get things done, but I think I've been preparing for the summit for a long time, as has the other side".

Abe said he wanted to make sure that Trump's efforts to negotiate an agreement don't harm Japan's interests. They've been preparing for a long time, also.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted his alarm.

Singapore has diplomatic ties with both the United States and North Korea. North Korea apparently wants the same type of plane as Trump's Air Force One. "It would be wonderful if it were".

He added that he has not had any response from the administration about his comments and does not expect them to upset the North Koreans. The sanctions are extraordinarily powerful.

He described the offer of USA concessions as "the policeman sitting across from the criminal saying, 'OK, this is what I'll give you to have you return to compliance with the law.' It shouldn't be that way". "But that may happen".

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At the meeting with Abe, Trump said he promised to raise with Kim the subject of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, after Abe focussed on the issue during an earlier conversation.

Thursday's "Outnumbered" panel collectively cringed over Rudy Giuliani's comments about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The Asahi Shimbun reported Thursday the report from the CIA's Korea Mission Center was given to Trump in the fall of 2017, after the president had threatened to deliver "fire and fury" to "little rocket man" Kim Jong Un.

The report would need to include the location of the country's nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon research, development and production facilities, as well as the location of its ballistic missiles and facilities producing ballistic missiles.

Bill Clinton nearly met with then-leader Kim Jong Il in 2000, but in the end sent Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

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Trump added that he hoped someday US relations with Kim's secretive Pyongyang government could be normalized.

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