Trump: The North Korea Summit May Be Delayed

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Posted: May 22, 2018 12:55 PM
Trump: The North Korea Summit May Be Delayed

Following a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House, President Trump has noted that the planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore will probably need to be delayed.

"It may not work out for June 12," Trump said Tuesday.

"There are certain conditions that we want," Trump told Fox News's John Roberts. If the U.S. doesn't get them, "they won't have the meeting." 

"If it doesn't happen, maybe it will happen later," Trump added. "We will see."

Trump met with Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office Tuesday to discuss the summit and issues on trade. 

"They've been excellent people to work with with the Trump administration," Trump said of South Korea. 

Trump also heaped praise on his visitor, telling South Korea they are "very lucky" to have him.

North Korea threatened to pull out of the meetings because of joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea and comments from National Security Adviser John Bolton. In an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," Bolton said the U.S. is looking at the "Libya model" in its approach to North Korean denuclearization. 

If Trump and Kim Jong Un do meet next month as planned, Vice President Mike Pence warned the North Korean leader not to play the president.

"I don't think President Trump is thinking about public relations, he's thinking about peace," Pence said.

South Korea's Moon Jae-in remains optimistic.