President Trump stepped forth this Friday to promise that a scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to take place at a yet to be determined time and place stating that a deal “is very much in the making.”
His tweet followed hours after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained to reporters in a press briefing that the meeting would depend on North Korea taking “concrete and verifiable steps.”
“The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World,” Trump tweeted. “Time and place to be determined.”
The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
However, Sanders declined to express the possibility that the meeting would fall through, suggesting, “A lot of things are possible.”
Trump wrote Thursday night that “sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached” over North Korea’s controversial nuclear program, claiming that Kim discussed “denuclearization” with South Korean officials and would halt missile testing during the talks.
“Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!” he wrote,
The announced meeting follows months after increasingly hostile rhetoric between Trump and the North Korean leader, including both name-calling and viable threats.
CNN’s Erin Burnett came forth this Thursday to suggest that if President Trump can fix the U.S. problem with North Korea, then would “be going down as a great president.”
The remarks from the “Outfront” host follow in the wake of the White House’s announcement that Trump and Kim would be officially meeting in May in an effort to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.
“Just an extraordinarily evening and of course opening the door to the big question, if President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great president. And there’s no way around that. That is the reality here. Thank you all,” Burnett explained at the end of her show.