White House: Trump will leave Tuesday after Kim meeting

The White House on Monday announced President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE will leave Singapore on Tuesday night, saying nuclear talks with North Korea are moving “more quickly than expected.” 

Trump was expected to return home on Wednesday, but will instead leave the same day as his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 

“The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected,” the White House said in a statement. 


Trump will hold a media availability before departing at 8 p.m. Singapore time. 

The president last Thursday raised the possibility the summit could last “two [or] three” days “depending on what happens” in the meetings.

Trump and North Korean strongman will kick off their summit with a one-on-one meeting with no staff present.

Only translators will be in the room when Trump and Kim have their first face-to-face encounter. The White House said the two leaders will then hold an expanded meeting with their advisers as well as a working lunch.

Officials have expressed uncertainty about what the meetings will produce. Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Details on Senate's 0B defense bill | Bill rejects Trump plan to skirt budget caps | Backfills money for border wall | Defense chief says more troops could head to Mideast Trump defense chief: US may send more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions Pompeo slams 'unconscionable' release of 'American Taliban' MORE told reporters Monday that the two sides have made progress, but said the meetings would help “set the conditions for future talks.”