White House releases photos of Trump accepting Kim Jong Un's letter

White House releases photos of Trump accepting Kim Jong Un's letter
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The White House unveiled a photo on Friday of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE receiving a letter authored by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from a top envoy from Pyongyang. 

"@POTUS @realDonaldTrump is presented with a letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Friday, June 1, 2018, by North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol in the Oval Office at the @WhiteHouse in Washington, D.C., followed by a meeting. (Official @WhiteHouse Photos by Shealah Craighead," White House social media director Dan Scavino tweeted.


The photo was released hours after Trump met with Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's former intelligence chief and a top aide to Kim Jong Un, at the White House. 

Kim Yong Chol's visit marked Pyongyang's most senior-level official visit to the U.S. since 2000.

After the meeting, Trump told reporters that he would meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, reviving plans for a summit that he abruptly scrapped last week. 

Trump initially said that he had received a "very nice letter" from Kim, but acknowledged minutes later that he hadn't yet opened it.