Trump: 'Good chance' that North Korea summit happens

Trump: 'Good chance' that North Korea summit happens
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE said he still believes there's a "good chance" that his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un comes to fruition next month. 

In an interview with "Fox & Friends" set to be aired on Thursday, Trump made no guarantees that the meeting would still happen, but suggested that he was optimistic that it would move forward.

"Right now we’re looking at it, we’re talking about it. And they’re talking to us," he said. "We have certain conditions. We’ll see what happens."


"But there’s a good chance. I mean, it’d be a great thing for North Korea. If that happens, it would be a great thing for North Korea. Listen, it would be a great thing for the world, so we’ll see what happens."

The summit, set for June 12 in Singapore, would be the first time a sitting U.S. president meets with a North Korean premier. 

But whether the face-to-face will actually happen was called into question last week when Pyongyang abruptly cancelled a meeting with South Korea and threatened to back out of the summit with Trump if he demanded "unilateral nuclear abandonment."

Since then, officials in the U.S. and South Korea, which has coordinated with the Trump administration ahead of the meeting, have sought to soothe concerns that the summit is in jeopardy.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSondland brings impeachment inquiry to White House doorstep Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Senate eyes sending stopgap spending bill back to House | Sondland delivers bombshell impeachment testimony | Pentagon deputy says he didn't try to block official's testimony Five bombshells from explosive Sondland testimony MORE told reporters at a press briefing on Tuesday that the State Department was continuing to make preparations for the meeting, despite the threats from the North.

Chung Eui-yong, the national security adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said on Tuesday that Seoul was "99.9 percent" sure the U.S.-North Korea summit would move forward, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.