Trump says he'd invite Kim to US if summit goes well

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE on Thursday said he would invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if their nuclear summit in Singapore “goes well.” 

"Well, the answer is yes … But certainly if it goes well," Trump told reporters during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "I think it would be well received and I think [Kim] would look at it very favorably. So, I think that could happen.”

Asked if the North Korean leader would be invited to Washington or to the president's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, Trump responded "maybe we'll start with the White House. What do you think?"

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At the same time, Trump said he is prepared to walk away from the negotiating table in North Korea.

"I'm totally prepared to walk away. I did it once before," Trump said, referring to his decision last month to pull out of the meeting with Kim. 

The president announced last week he would go ahead with the North Korea summit after meeting at the White House with Kim's right-hand man.

Trump expressed hope he could make a deal with Kim that is "good for him, good for us and good for everybody."