White House: Trump will leave Tuesday after Kim meeting

The White House on Monday announced President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate 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 PompeoTrump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos for second straight year Pompeo to lead delegation to 'Trump of the Tropics' inauguration The Hill's Morning Report — No deal in sight as shutdown looms MORE told reporters Monday that the two sides have made progress, but said the meetings would help “set the conditions for future talks.”