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.

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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.