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 TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment 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) HaleyLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Tillerson denies Haley's claims of taking actions to undermine Trump White House struggles to get in sync on impeachment 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: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite Cheney calls for Turkish leader's bodyguards to be banned from re-entering US Pompeo: Trump to discuss political solution for Syria in meeting with Erdoğan MORE following his meeting Sunday with Kim and top North Korean officials. Trump will have lunch with Pompeo later Tuesday.