Trump to make decision on North Korea summit 'next week'

Trump to make decision on North Korea summit 'next week'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE said Wednesday he will decide next week whether to go ahead with plans to hold a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“We will know next week about Singapore,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, referring to the planned location of the June 12 meeting. 

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U.S. officials are expected to meet with North Korea’s representatives in the coming days about planning for the summit, which has been thrown into doubt by comments from Trump and Kim.  

The president fueled uncertainty about the meeting on Tuesday when he acknowledged it “may not work out” on the agreed-to date.

Those remarks came days after North Korea threatened to pull out of the summit altogether if the U.S. continued to demand the “unilateral” surrender of its nuclear weapons.

Trump made it clear on Thursday, however, that the summit could still happen despite the saber-rattling between the two leaders.

“Some day, a date will happen,” he said. “It could very well be June 12. We’ll see.”

Trump spoke before departing for New York for a roundtable event on immigration and a meeting with political supporters.

Updated at 12:56 p.m.