Trump weighing 'three or four' locations for second North Korea summit

Trump weighing 'three or four' locations for second North Korea summit
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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 on Tuesday said his administration is preparing for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and they are considering three or four locations.  

"It is happening and we're setting that up right now," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that "we'll probably do a different location" than their first meeting in Singapore.  

"We're talking about three or four different locations," he said. 


The president spoke after announcing his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyWill Trump ignore the Constitution and stay in White House beyond his term? Trump taps ex-State spokeswoman Heather Nauert to help oversee White House fellowships Conservatives slam Omar over tweet on Gaza violence MORE, is leaving her post at the end of the year

Trump heaped praise on Kim and said the media has been unfair in critiquing the progress of the president's push to denuclearize North Korea.  

"I like him. He likes me," Trump said of the North Korean leader.

Regional experts have questioned whether Kim has followed through on his promise to dismantle key parts of his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. 

Nonetheless, Trump has decided to push ahead with a second meeting, believing his relationship with Kim can result in a breakthrough. 

The president said he has spoken with 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 following his meeting Sunday with Kim and top North Korean officials. Trump will have lunch with Pompeo later Tuesday.