White House: Trump will leave Tuesday after Kim meeting

The White House on Monday announced President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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: Latest on Korea talks | Trump says summit results 'very exciting!' | Congress to get Space Force plan in February | Trump asked CIA about silent bombs Pompeo: US ready to 'immediately' resume talks with North Korea READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV MORE told reporters Monday that the two sides have made progress, but said the meetings would help “set the conditions for future talks.”