President Trump said Friday morning that talks are continuing with the North Koreans and that the summit with Kim Jong-Un he canceled Thursday could go back on the schedule.
He spoke with reporters just before choppering out to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Asked about if the summit with North Korea is still off, Trump said, “We’re talking to them now. It was a very nice statement they put out. We’ll see what happens.”
Trump is referring to a statement by North Korea, which I think was rattled by his cancellation of the summit, in which the country said, “We express our willingness to sit down face-to-face with the U.S. and resolve issues anytime and in any format.”
Very polite, all of sudden.
“Is there a possibility at all?” are reporter asked. He replied: “We’ll see what happens. It could even be the 12th. We’re talking to them now. They very much want to do it. We’d like to do it. We’re going to see what happens.”
Asked if North Korea is playing games, Trump said, “Everybody plays games. You know that better than anybody.”
A little dig at reporters.
Before speaking with the press, Trump Friday tweeted a suggestion that he might change his mind on having a summit.
Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. Only time (and talent) will tell!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2018