Trump on North Korea: 'They're gonna be great'

Trump on North Korea: 'They're gonna be great'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Nielsen amid criticism over family separations MORE said Saturday that he anticipates "tremendous success" in his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I think North Korea is going to go very well," he said. "I think we will have tremendous success ... they promised they wouldn't be shooting off missiles in the meantime, and they're looking to de-nuke. They're gonna be great."  

The White House announced late Thursday that Trump would accept an invitation to meet face-to-face with Kim, a first for a sitting U.S. president. South Korean officials said that North Korea was willing to cease its missile testing while talks with the U.S. are ongoing. 


In recent weeks, Trump has spoken of his hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea, after months of rising tensions between the two country's leaders. 

Trump and Kim exchanged insults and threats for months, as North Korea continued testing its intercontinental ballistic missiles. 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the meeting will not happen unless North Korea takes "concrete and verifiable steps" to keep their "promises" about the talks.