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Trump calls into Senate GOP lunch to discuss North Korea

Trump calls into Senate GOP lunch to discuss North Korea
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE called into the Senate GOP lunch from Air Force One on Tuesday to discuss North Korea, according to a senator who attended the gathering.

Trump's call to the closed-door GOP lunch held at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) came hours after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

"We just got off the phone with the president of the United States from Air Force One on his plane back from Singapore. He sounded confident and upbeat, as he should," Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight Senate advances energy regulator nominees despite uncertainty of floor vote Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee MORE (R-Wyo.) told reporters after the caucus lunch.

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Trump's call to the Senate GOP meeting comes after he and Kim signed a document committing the United States to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

The document did not elaborate on specific steps the U.S. will take to guarantee North Korea's security, nor did it offer terms for how Pyongyang would move to denuclearize.

Trump also announced that the U.S. would suspend joint military exercises with South Korea, which raised eyebrows among some Republicans. A Pentagon spokeswoman said that Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - GOP angst in Georgia; confirmation fight looms Biden under pressure to remove Trump transgender military ban quickly Progressive House Democrats urge Biden against Defense chief with contractor ties MORE had been consulted on the announcement.

Vice President Pence will separately brief House Republican leaders on Tuesday’s historic summit between Trump and Kim, a GOP aide told The Hill.