President Trump announced Wednesday that he will decide the fate of the highly-anticipated meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in days, telling reporters that “we will know next week about Singapore.”
The President was speaking with journalists form the White House lawn when he was asked to comment on the historic summit scheduled for June 12th in Singapore.
“We will know next week about Singapore,” said the President.
US authorities are expected to meet with their North Korean counterparts this week with the hopes of salvaging the face-to-face meeting.
The Singapore sit-down was thrown into question last week after the communist regime slammed South Korean officials as “incompetent” and accused the US of “ruining” the potential meeting.
“Some day, a date will happen,” added Trump. “It could very well be June 12. We’ll see.”
CRISIS IN KOREA: Kim Jong Un Threatens to CANCEL Trump Summit
North Korean officials suddenly threatened to cancel their high-stakes summit with President Trump Tuesday, saying the United States’ recent joint military drill with South Korea was a “rehearsal for invasion” of the Hermit Kingdom.
According to the Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the communist regime slammed the Trump administration through the state-run news agency; saying the US will have to take “careful deliberations” after the “provocative military ruckus.”
“The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities,” the statement said.
The direct threat comes just days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from Pyongyang with three American prisoners; setting the stage for the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un on June 12th in Singapore.
IT’S OFFICIAL: The President Unveils Location, Date for KIM MEETING
President Trump revealed Thursday morning the time and location for his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un; announcing the summit will take place on June 12th in Singapore.
The Commander-in-Chief confirmed the setting on social media, saying the discussions will be a “very special moment for World Peace.”
“The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” tweeted Trump.
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
The announcement comes just hours after Kim Jong Un released three American prisoners to US authorities; clearing the last major hurdle to direct discussions between the President and Kim; the first meeting between the leaders of both nations in history.