White House: Trump will leave Tuesday after Kim meeting

The White House on Monday announced President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? 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 PompeoMike PompeoUS Olympic Committee urges Congress not to boycott Games in China Pompeo on CIA recruitment: We can't risk national security to appease 'liberal, woke agenda' DNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates MORE told reporters Monday that the two sides have made progress, but said the meetings would help “set the conditions for future talks.”